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  • A Companion to the Anthropology of Japanby Jennifer Robertson

    Wiley 2008; US$ 221.95

    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... more...

  • A Companion to the Anthropology of the Middle Eastby Soraya Altorki

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00

    A Companion to the Anthropology of the Middle East presents a comprehensive overview of current trends and future directions in anthropological research and activism in the modern Middle East. Offers critical perspectives on the theoretical, methodological, and pedagogical goals of anthropology in the Middle East Analyzes the conditions of... more...

  • Confronting Margaret Meadby Lenora Foerstel

    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...

  • The Conspiracy of Silenceby Timothy Bottoms

    Allen & Unwin 2013; US$ 15.45

    As Europeans moved into new lands in Queensland in the 19th century, violent encounters with local Aboriginals mostly followed. Drawing on extensive original research, Timothy Bottoms tells the story of the most violent frontier in Australian colonial history. more...

  • Coral Gardens and Their Magicby Malinowski

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The concluding part of Coral Gardens and Their Magic provides a linguistic commentary to the ethnography on agriculture. Malinowski gives a full description of the language of the Trobrianders as an aspect of culture. more...

  • Coranderrkby Giordano Nanni; Andrea James

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2013; US$ 15.44

    The Aboriginal people of Coranderrk reserve in central Victoria waged a sustained campaign for justice, land rights and self-determination in colonial Australia. Despite having created an award-winning farm they were targeted for removal. Their lobbying of government, with their white supporters, triggered a Parliamentary Inquiry in 1881. Coranderrk:... more...

  • Culture and Customs of Singapore and Malaysiaby Jaime Koh; Stephanie Ho

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 55.00

    Culture and Customs of Singapore and Malaysia examines all aspects of contemporary life in these two geographically close and historically and culturally connected nations, starting with the people fighting to maintain a balance between the new and the traditional. The book shows how religion has evolved through time in the two nations and examines... more...

  • The Death of the Big Men and the Rise of the Big Shotsby Keir Martin

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 34.95

    In 1994, the Pacific island village of Matupit was partially destroyed by a volcanic eruption. This study focuses on the subsequent reconstruction and contests over the morality of exchanges that are generative of new forms of social stratification. Such new dynamics of stratification are central to contemporary processes of globalization in the Pacific,... 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...