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  • Feeding Desireby Rebecca Popenoe

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    While the Western world adheres to a beauty ideal that says women can never be too thin, the semi-nomadic Moors of the Sahara desert have for centuries cherished a feminine ideal of extreme fatness. Voluptuous immobility is thought to beautify girls' bodies, hasten the onset of puberty, heighten their sexuality and ripen them for marriage. From the... more...

  • Wind Over Waterby David W. Haines; Keiko Yamanaka; Shinji Yamashita

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 95.00

    Providing a comprehensive treatment of a full range of migrant destinies in East Asia by scholars from both Asia and North America, this volume captures the way migrants are changing the face of Asia, especially in cities, such as Beijing, Hong Kong, Hamamatsu, Osaka, Tokyo, and Singapore. It investigates how the crossing of geographical boundaries... more...

  • Modalities of Changeby James Wilkerson; Robert Parkin

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 90.00

    While in some cases modernity may dominate 'traditional' forms of expression, in others, the modern is embraced as a welcome source of new ideas that can modify 'tradition' while still keeping it within its own bounds. Maintaining a strong and distinct cultural identity with the help of modernity helps representatives of that identity cope with... more...

  • The Nandi of Kenyaby G. W. B. Huntingford

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the political structure of the Nandi tribe in the first half of the twentieth century and contains chapters on the following: Land divisions and local authorities Age-sets War organisation Administrative changes Law Religion. First published in 1953 more...

  • Ogata-Muraby Donald C. Wood

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 90.00

    Following the Second World War, a massive land reclamation project to boost Japan's rice production capacity led to the transformation of the shallow lagoon of Hachirogata in Akita Prefecture into a seventeen-thousand-hectare expanse of farmland. In 1964, the village of Ogata-mura was founded on the empoldered land inside the lagoon and nearly six... more...

  • Chinese Modernity and the Individual Psycheby Andrew Kipnis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    Rapid industrialization, urbanization, and marketization have led to startling social changes in reform-era China. Mindful of the many forms of social theory that relate modernity to individualism, this volume addresses social and cultural change through the lens of psychological anthropology. more...

  • Scientists and Storytellersby Catherine Lavender

    University of New Mexico Press 2006; US$ 39.95

    The work of four early women ethnographers--Elsie Clews Parsons, Ruth Benedict, Gladys Reichard, and Ruth Underhill-- and their emphases on women's roles in Southwestern Indian cultures. 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...

  • A Town is Bornby Steve Hawke

    Magabala Books 2013; US$ 31.99

    In the course of a couple of years the township of Fitzroy Crossing in the remote Kimberley changed from a tiny frontier outpost, to a refugee camp with hundreds of people living in fringe camps in third world conditions. From this maelstrom a unique community emerged, with a strong ethos of cooperation and support amongst the various peoples of the... more...

  • Bioarchaeology of East Asiaby Kate Pechenkina; Marc Oxenham

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 99.95

    Interprets human skeletal collections from a region where millets, rice, and several other important cereals were cultivated, leading to attendant forms of agricultural development that were accompanied by significant technological innovations. The contributors follow the diffusion of these advanced ideas to other parts of Asia, and unravel a maze... more...