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  • 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$ 15.00

    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$ 37.00

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

  • Tibetan Diaryby Geoff Childs

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.46

    In this rich and deeply personal account of life in the highlands of Nepal, Geoff Childs chronicles the daily existence of a range of people, from venerated lamas to humble householders. Offering insights into the complex dynamics of the ethnically Tibetan enclave of Nubri, Childs provides a vivid and compelling portrait of the ebb and flow of life... more...

  • Making Modern Mothersby Heather Paxson

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 34.95 US$ 29.71

    In Greece, women speak of mothering as "within the nature" of a woman. But this durable association of motherhood with femininity exists in tension with the highest incidence of abortion and one of the lowest fertility rates in Europe. In this setting, how do women think of themselves as proper individuals, mothers, and Greek citizens? In this anthropological... more...

  • Gender in Amazonia and Melanesiaby Thomas A. Gregor; Donald Tuzin

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 33.95 US$ 28.86

    One of the great riddles of cultural history is the remarkable parallel that exists between the peoples of Amazonia and those of Melanesia. Although the two regions are separated by half a world in distance and at least 40,000 years of history, their cultures nonetheless reveal striking similarities in the areas of sex and gender. In both Amazonia... more...

  • Aboriginal Victoriansby Richard Broome

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 36.31

    The fascinating and sometimes horrifying story of Aborigines in Victoria since white settlement, from one of Australia's leading historians. more...