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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • It's True! Burke And Wills Forgot The Frying Panby David Greagg

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 10.86

    An accessible, humorous retelling of Australia's most stirring stories, detailing the accomplishments and personalities of the brave, obsessive and sometimes foolish men who mapped Australia. more...

  • Ethnic Life-worlds in North-East Indiaby Prasenjit Biswas; Chandan Suklabaidya

    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...

  • Confronting Margaret Meadby Lenora Foerstel

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 32.95

    "...valuable information, ideas, and contrasts." --Choice The 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... more...

  • Fantastic Dreamingby Jane Lydon

    AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 31.99

    Focusing on the archaeological investigation of a Moravian mission in southeastern Australia, the traditional country of the Wergaia-language speakers,Fantastic Dreaming examines how spatial organization, the consumption of Western goods, and the practices required by domesticity were used to transform Aboriginal people. more...

  • Us Against Themby Donald R. Kinder; Cindy D. Kam

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    Ethnocentrism—our tendency to partition the human world into in-groups and out-groups—pervades societies around the world. Surprisingly, though, few scholars have explored its role in political life. Donald Kinder and Cindy Kam fill this gap with Us Against Them , their definitive explanation of how ethnocentrism shapes American public... more...

  • Listening to Countryby Ros Moriarty

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 22.72

    The moving and personal story of one woman's journey into the remote and rugged Tanami Desert with the matriarchs of her husband's family. more...

  • Charred Lullabiesby E. Valentine Daniel

    Princeton University Press 1996; US$ 39.95

    How does an ethnographer write about violence? How can he make sense of violent acts, for himself and for his readers, without compromising its sheer excess and its meaning-defying core? How can he remain a scholarly observer when the country of his birth is engulfed by terror? These are some of the questions that engage Valentine Daniel in this exploration... more...

  • Ethnicity, Authority and Power in Central Asiaby Robert L. Canfield; Gabriele Rasuly-Paleczek

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 53.95

    The peoples of Greater Central Asia ? not only Inner Asian states of Soviet Union but also those who share similar heritages in adjacent countries like Afghanistan and Pakistan, Iran, and the Chinese province of Xinjiang ? have been drawn into more direct and immediate contact since the Soviet collapse. Infrastructural improvements, and the race by... more...