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  • Tribal Development in Western Indiaby Amita Shah; Jharna Pathak

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Tribal communities in western India, as elsewhere in the country, have been facing increasing marginalisation and poverty. This is so despite a relatively better record of social movements and work by civil society organisations among them and their political inclusion. Further, the existing literature on tribals focuses more on their socio-cultural... more...

  • Power Sharingby Elizabeth Keating

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 159.99

    What allows certain individuals and groups to maintain control over the actions and lives of others? Linguistic anthropologist Elizabeth Keating went to the island of Pohnpei, in Micronesia, and studied how people use language and other semiotic codes to reproduce and manipulate status differences. The result is this inside view of how language works... more...

  • A Companion to the Anthropology of Japanby Jennifer Robertson

    Wiley 2008; US$ 228.95

    This book is an unprecedented collection of 29 original essays by some of the world’s most distinguished scholars of Japan. Covers a broad range of issues, including the colonial roots of anthropology in the Japanese academy; eugenics and nation building; majority and minority cultures; genders and sexualities; and fashion and food... more...

  • Long Time, Olden Timeby Peter Read; Jay Read

    IAD Press 1991; US$ 10.45

    The year is 1977, and Dinny Japaljarri remembers a time when the Northern Territory was a very different place. Twenty five years on, many of the events in this book now survive only in the memories of a generation that has passed, or is passing, away. Their stories, however, live on told here in the vibrant tradition of Aboriginal oral history,... more...

  • An Anthropologist in Japanby Joy Hendry

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 47.95

    In this highly personal account Joy Hendry relates her experiences of fieldwork in a Japanese town and reveals a fascinating cross-section of Japanese life. She sets out on a study of politeness but a variety of unpredictable events including a volcanic eruption, a suicide and her son's involvement with the family of a poweful local gangster, begin... more...

  • Beyond the Masksby Amina Mama

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    Psychology has had a number of things to say about black and coloured people, none of them favourable, and most of which have reinforced stereotyped and derogatory images. Beyond the Masks is a readable account of black psychology, exploring key theoretical issues in race and gender. In it, Amina Mama examines the history of racist psychology, and... more...

  • Third World in the Firstby Elspeth Young

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 79.95

    European colonisation has marginalised the `first peoples' in industrialised countries such as Australia and Canada. In remote regions, still the homes of large Aboriginal, Indian and Inuit populations, this legacy remains strong. Modernisation - the `boom and bust' model of state and private development - and the partial and biased assistance provided... more...

  • The Sex Lives of Cannibalsby J. Maarten Troost

    Crown/Archetype 2004; US$ 14.00

    The laugh-out-loud true story of a harrowing and hilarious two-year odyssey in the distant South Pacific island nation of Kiribati?possibly The Worst Place on Earth. At the age of twenty-six, Maarten Troost?who had been pushing the snooze button on the alarm clock of life by racking up useless graduate degrees and muddling through a series of temp... more...

  • Nature, Ritual, and Society in Japan's Ryukyu Islandsby Arne Røkkum

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Despite their small area, the southern islands of Japan can be seen as stepping stones towards a more nuanced view of cultural osmosis between Japan and the outside world. This book presents an ethnographic portrayal of the people of the Southern Ryukyu Islands and their world. In particular it explores the mind of the islanders, their relationship... more...

  • Forager-Traders in South and Southeast Asiaby Kathleen D. Morrison; Laura L. Junker

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 36.00

    A unique re-assessment of forager-trader groups within the complex historical worlds of South and Southeast Asia. more...