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- AltaMira Press 2010; US$ 38.99
This textbook explores Southeast Asia's modern peoples and their cultural ways and patterns of adaptation. It introduces the region's geography, languages, prehistory, and history, then delves into religion, ethnic complexity, food production, development, and tourism, and the changes that these evolving aspects of life have upon Southeast Asia's peoples... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 139.95
Bringing together a multidisciplinary team of scholars, this book explores the importance of ethnicity and cultural economy in the post-Fordist city in the Americas. The work argues that cultural, political and economic elites make use of cultural and ethnic elements in city planning and architecture in order to construct a unique image of a particular... more...
- Spinifex Press 2006; US$ 15.95
This deeply moving, historical account of indigenous culture?specifically, the elder women of Wirrimanu?offers profound insight into white culture's impact on indigenous women's Yawulyu (law) and an analysis of the competing interests that can make indigenous and white interactions complex, painful, and fraught with problems. more...
- Aboriginal Studies Press 1991; US$ 26.95
Bringing together the results of research by anthropologists on the social life of people formerly labeled “part-Aborigines? or “urban Aborigines,? this volume discusses issues including the bases of identity, the ties of family, the structure of community, ways of speaking, beliefs and feelings about the country, and attitudes toward history. more...
- Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 34.95
In northwest Namibia, people's political imagination offers a powerful insight into the post-apartheid state. Based on extensive anthropological fieldwork, this book focuses on the former South African apartheid regime and the present democratic government; it compares the perceptions and practices of state and customary forms of judicial administration,... more...
- Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 120.00
Focusing on ethnicity and its relation to conflict, this book goes beyond sterile debates about whether ethnic identities are 'natural' or 'socially constructed'. Rather, ethnic identity takes different forms. Some ethnic boundaries are perceived by the actors themselves as natural, while others are perceived to be permeable. The argument is substantiated... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 30.00
Spirits without Borders is an ethnographic study of the transnational and multicultural expansion of Vietnam's Mother Goddess Religion and its spirit possession ritual. The product of collaborative research by an American anthropologist and a Vietnamese folklorist, the work explores how and why the ritual spread from Vietnam to the US and back again,... more...