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- 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...
- BRILL 2005; US$ 39.00
This book argues that the promulgation of the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework and Communal Land Rights Acts runs the risk of compromising South Africa's democracy. The acts establish traditional councils with land administration powers. These structures are dominated by unelected members. more...
- Aboriginal Studies Press 1988; US$ 26.50
This volume summaries major developments in the social anthropology of Aboriginal studies in the 1960s?80s. It is valuable as an overview of five important and interrelated topics; economy, kinship, gender, religion and law. It also contains stimulating comment and criticism and raised important issues for future research as well as current debate... more...
- Aboriginal Studies Press 1992; US$ 22.00
Eighteen Aboriginal men and women of the East Kimberley unveil their life stories as they reminisce about work on cattle stations, horses, wages, drinking, fighting, citizenship, traditional law, kinship, women, marriage and race relations. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95
Bringing together over thirty years of detailed ethnographic research on the Menraq of Malaysia, this fascinating book analyzes and documents the experience of development and modernization in tribal communities. Descendents of hunter-gatherers who have inhabited Southeast Asia for about 40,000 years, the Menraq (also known as Semang or Negritos)... more...
- SAGE India 2008; US$ 65.95
Ethnic Life-worlds in North-East India: An Analysis draws upon the phenomenological. notion of the life-world to understand the culturally-embedded construction of. communities, for whom the lived experience of cultural politics constitutes their. identity. It analyses the cultural and political determinants of ethnic- and identity-oriented. struggles... more...
- Temple University Press 2009; US$ 33.95
"...valuable information, ideas, and contrasts." --ChoiceThe legendary Margaret Mead changed Americans' views of themselves by relating information collected from remote peoples to our society--a society that she did not consider necessarily to be the pinnacle of human development. However, Mead and her followers have been criticized for promulgating... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 17.26
The inspiring true story of one man's reconciliation journey. All through his growing-up years, John Danalis's family had an Aboriginal skull on the mantelpiece; yet only as an adult did he ask where it came from and whether it should be restored to its rightful owners. more...
- University of California Press 2009; US$ 34.95
This important study upsets the popular assumption that human relations in small-scale societies are based on shared experience. In a theoretically innovative account of the lives of the Korowai of West Papua, Indonesia, Rupert Stasch shows that in this society, people organize their connections to each another around otherness. Analyzing the Korowai... more...