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  • Excision: Les jeunes changent l?Afrique par les TICby Marie-H?l?ne Mottin-Sylla; Jo?lle Palmieri

    Langaa RPCIG 2010; US$ 27.55

    Assessing the impact of twenty-five years of action to promote the discontinuation of female circumcision (FGM) in Francophone West Africa, should consider a key issue: the contribution of the digital revolution, and how young people - girls and boys - have been associated. As victims, subjects, objects, actors, citizens, leaders and family and community... more...

  • Espaces, culture materielle et identites en Senegambieby Ibrahima Thiaw

    CODESRIA 2011; US$ 20.90

    This book re-examines historical, ethnographic and anthropological productions in various spaces in Senegambia. Just like language, material culture in original forms is powerful in the transmission and affirmation of identity. Unfortunately, archeology has so far played a very minor role in this domain in Senegambia, as the discipline has been confined... more...

  • Cameroon Grassfields Civilizationby Jean-Pierre Warnier

    Langaa RPCIG 2012; US$ 24.70

    This book brings and blends together a dozen scholarly articles published by the author since the 1970s. It sketches two different yet related stories: first, that of one of the most ancient and prestigious African civilizations, the antiquity and sophistication of which are becoming more and more prominent as field research unfolds their many facets.... more...

  • Zimbabwe's Cultural Heritageby Pathisa Nyathi

    amabooks 2005; US$ 9.99

    " Zimbabwe's Cultural Heritage won first prize in the Zimbabwe Book Publishers Association Awards in 2006 for Non-fiction: Humanities and Social Sciences. It is a collection of pieces of the culture of the Ndebele, Shona, Tonga, Kalanga, Nambiya, Xhosa and Venda. The book gives the reader an insight into the world view of different peoples, through... more...

  • Fantastic Dreamingby Jane Lydon

    AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 31.99

    Lydon's Fantastic Dreaming represents an important contribution to our understanding of the complexities of cross-cultural exchange in Australian history. Focused on the mission site of Ebenezer in Victoria, Lydon skillfully weaves a story of transformation and persistence that is grounded in a deep engagement with the place, its people, and material... 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...

  • 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 39.00

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

  • Making Modern Mothersby Heather Paxson

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    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$ 15.95

    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...