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  • Confronting Margaret Meadby Lenora Foerstel

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 33.95

    "...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...

  • An Ethnography of Knowledgeby Netsayi Mudege

    BRILL 2007; US$ 58.00

    The book analyses how social processes impact on knowledge production and dissemination; investigates how differences between actors impact on knowledge dissemination and appropriation; explores how existing knowledge frameworks affect knowledge analysis and acceptance and how people bridge the gap between ?outside? and ?local? forms of knowledge. 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$ 38.99

    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 opinion.... 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 Lullabies: Chapters in an Anthropography of Violenceby 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...

  • Manthropologyby Peter McAllister

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 23.99

    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...

  • The Rope of Mokaby Andrew Strathern

    Cambridge University Press 1971; US$ 35.00

    In the Mount Hagen area of central New Guinea, warfare has been replaced since the arrival of the Europeans by a vigorous development of moka. more...