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  • 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...

  • The Anthropology of Morality in Melanesia and Beyondby John Barker

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 124.95

    Bringing together some of the most prominent scholars working in the anthropology of morality, this volume examines how Melanesians experience and deal with moral dilemmas and challenges. While returning to some classical concerns, the book opens new territory with studies exploring the interface between values associated with indigenous village life... 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...

  • Society of Othersby Rupert Stasch

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Manthropologyby Peter McAllister

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 17.99

    Manthropology is the first of its kind. Spanning continents and centuries, it is an in-depth look into the history and science of manliness. From speed and strength, to beauty and sex appeal, to bravado and wit, it examines how man today compares to his masculine ancestors. Peter McAllister set out to rebut the claim that man today is suffering... more...

  • Reading Rock Artby Grace Rajnovich; Wayne Yerxa

    Dundurn 2002; US$ 21.95

    More than 400 rock paintings adorn the Canadian Shield from Quebec to Saskatchewan, the legacy of the Algonkian-speaking Cree and Ojibwa. more...