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  • Spinning the Dreamby Anna Haebich

    Fremantle Press 2008; US$ 12.99

    In Spinning the Dream , multi-award-winning historian Anna Haebich re-evaluates the experience of Assimilation in Australia, providing a meticulously researched and masterfully written assessment of its implications for Australia's Indigenous and ethnic minorities and for immigration and refugee policy. 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...

  • Ethnographic Encounters in Israelby Fran Markowitz

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    Israel is a place of paradoxes, a small country with a diverse population and complicated social terrain. Studying its culture and social life means confronting a multitude of ethical dilemmas and methodological challenges. The first-person accounts by anthropologists engage contradictions of religion, politics, identity, kinship, racialization, and... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Sex Lives of Cannibalsby J. Maarten Troost

    Crown Publishing Group 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...