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  • African Herdersby Andrew B. Smith

    AltaMira Press 2005; US$ 42.99

    Utilizing almost 40 years' work, Andrew Smith presents a detailed portrait of modern herdsmen and their historical antecedents. Following the assumption that Africa has never been isolated from the rest of the world, Smith illuminates key topics ranging from material culture and rituals, to future prospects for pastoralists. more...

  • Contested Representationsby Shelly R. Butler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    The controversy surrounding the significant " Into the Heart of Africa " exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada is explored in this compelling and analytical text. The exhibit has become an international, controversial touchstone for issues surrounding the politics of visual representation, such as the challenges to curatorial and ethnographic... more...

  • East African Societiesby Aylward Shorter

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 225.00

    Focussing on the mechanics of social change and the interaction between ethnic groups, cultures, structures and value systems the background questions of ecology, demography and history are also examined and the process of urbanization and rural revolution described. Trends in marriage and family life, education and religious ideas are also discussed... more...

  • The Personality of the Urban African in South Africaby C. de Ridder

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Use of Signing Space in a Shared Sign Language of Australiaby Anastasia Bauer

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    In this book, an Australian Aboriginal sign language used by Indigenous people in the North East Arnhem Land (Northern Territory) is described on the level of spatial grammar. Topics discussed range from properties of individual signs to structure of interrogative and negative sentences. The main interest is the manifestation of signing... more...

  • Sound, Space and Sociality in Modern Japanby Joseph D. Hankins; Carolyn S. Stevens

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book argues that sound ? as it is created, transmitted, and perceived ? plays a key role in the constitution of space and community in contemporary Japan. The book examines how sonic practices reflect politics, aesthetics, and ethics, with transformative effects on human relations. From right-wing sound trucks to left-wing protests, from early... more...

  • Across the Great Divideby Bronwen Douglas

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Turbulent Times and Enduring Peoplesby Jean Michaud; Jan Ovesen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    Scattered across the South-East Asian massif, a few dozen ethnic groups (numbering around 50 million) maintain highly original cultural identities and political and economic traditions, against pressure from national majorities. They face the same challenges. The means by which social change has been imposed by the lowlanders are similar from country... more...

  • Indigenous Rightsby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    There is still much to be done to close the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and the rest of the population in terms of social and economic development, culture, land, education, health, justice and human rights. This book looks at the progress of key rights issues confronting Australia’s indigenous peoples, including historical... more...

  • Old Modes Of Production & Capital In Africaby Van

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00

    First published in 1985. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...