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  • Argonauts of the Western Pacificby Bronislaw Malinowski

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 103.95

    First published in 1922, this classic text examines the extensive and complex trading system maintained by the Trobriand Islanders. While the main theme is economics and social organization, the power of magic, mythology and folklore are also examined. more...

  • Archaeology of Differenceby Anne Clarke; Robin Torrence

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 190.00

    The Archaeology of Difference presents a new and radically different perspective on the archaeology of cross-cultural contact and engagement. The authors move away from acculturation or domination and resistance and concentrate on interaction and negotiation by using a wide variety of case studies which take a crucially indigenous rather than colonial... more...

  • Asian Anthropologyby Jan Van Bremen; Eyal Ben-Ari; Syed Farid Alatas

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Asian Anthropology raises important questions regarding the nature of anthropology and particularly the production and consumption of anthropological knowledge in Asia. Instead of assuming a universal standard or trajectory for the development of anthropology in Asia, the contributors to this volume begin with the appropriate premise that anthropologies... more...

  • A Companion to the Anthropology of Japanby Jennifer Robertson

    Wiley 2008; US$ 214.95

    This book is an unprecedented collection of 29 original essays by some of the world’s most distinguished scholars of Japan. Covers a broad range of issues, including the colonial roots of anthropology in the Japanese academy; eugenics and nation building; majority and minority cultures; genders and sexualities; and fashion and food cultures... more...

  • Power Sharingby Elizabeth Keating

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 134.99

    This text challenges theories on the nature of social stratification. The author went to Pohnpei and studied how people use language and other semiotic codes to reproduce and manipulate status differences. The result is this view of how language works to create power and social inequality. more...

  • Democracy Compromisedby Lungisile Ntsebeza

    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...

  • Social Anthropology and Australian Aboriginal Studiesby Robert Tonks; Ronald Berndt

    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...

  • The World of the First Australiansby Ronald Berndt; Catherine Berndt

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1991; US$ 45.00

    This book is a classic in the field of Australian Aboriginal Studies. As well as being a comprehensive reference book, covering a wide range of the many traditional societies and cultures that have existed on the Australian continent, it draws together the threads of Aboriginal belief and practice in general terms. more...

  • When the Dust Come in Betweenby Bruce Shaw

    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...

  • Modernity and Malaysiaby Alberto Gomes

    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...