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  • Land, Mobility, and Belonging in West Africaby Carola Lentz

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    Focusing on an area of the savannah in northern Ghana and southwestern Burkina Faso, Land, Mobility, and Belonging in West Africa explores how rural populations have secured, contested, and negotiated access to land and how they have organized their communities despite being constantly on the move as farmers or migrant laborers. Carola Lentz seeks... more...

  • Materializing the Nationby Robert J. Foster

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 18.99

    "Foster shows us how seemingly banal activities like making a phone call, chewing betel nut, watching a Coke commercial may give important insights into the ways in which the nation is constructed, materialized or contested."?Orvar Löfgren, author of On Holiday: A History of Vacationing Why, in the current era of globalization, does nationality remain... more...

  • Bioarchaeology of East Asiaby Kate Pechenkina; Marc Oxenham

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 99.95

    Interprets human skeletal collections from a region where millets, rice, and several other important cereals were cultivated, leading to attendant forms of agricultural development that were accompanied by significant technological innovations. The contributors follow the diffusion of these advanced ideas to other parts of Asia, and unravel a maze... more...

  • Fighters and Singersby Isobel White; Diane Barwick; Betty Meehan

    Allen & Unwin 1985; US$ 13.63

    The literature on Australian Aborigines is vast, but much of it is strangely silent about the experiences and activities of women. This collection of stories of the eventful lives and strong characters of a number of Aboriginal women offers a more intimate and personal view. more...

  • Tragic Spiritsby Manduhai Buyandelger

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 90.00

    The collapse of socialism at the end of the twentieth century brought devastating changes to Mongolia. Economic shock therapy—an immediate liberalization of trade and privatization of publicly owned assets—quickly led to impoverishment, especially in rural parts of the country, where Tragic Spirits takes place. Following the travels... more...

  • Us Against Themby Donald R. Kinder; Cindy D. Kam

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    Ethnocentrism—our tendency to partition the human world into in-groups and out-groups—pervades societies around the world. Surprisingly, though, few scholars have explored its role in political life. Donald Kinder and Cindy Kam fill this gap with Us Against Them , their definitive explanation of how ethnocentrism shapes American public... more...

  • Feeding Desireby Rebecca Popenoe

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    While the Western world adheres to a beauty ideal that says women can never be too thin, the semi-nomadic Moors of the Sahara desert have for centuries cherished a feminine ideal of extreme fatness. Voluptuous immobility is thought to beautify girls' bodies, hasten the onset of puberty, heighten their sexuality and ripen them for marriage. From the... more...

  • Ban of the Boriby Major A.J.N. Tremearne

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First Published in 1968. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Hausa Superstitions and Customsby Major A.J.N. Tremearne

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    First Published in 1970. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Archaeology of Differenceby Anne Clarke; Robin Torrence

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 190.00

    The Archaeology of Difference presents a new and radically different perspective on the archaeology of cross-cultural contact and engagement. The authors move away from acculturation or domination and resistance and concentrate on interaction and negotiation by using a wide variety of case studies which take a crucially indigenous rather than colonial... more...