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  • Saltwater Socialityby Katharina Schneider

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 95.00

    The inhabitants of Pororan Island, a small group of 'saltwater people' in Papua New Guinea, are intensely interested in the movements of persons across the island and across the sea, both in their everyday lives as fishing people and on ritual occasions. From their observations of human movements, they take their cues about the current state of... more...

  • Aging and Health in Africaby Pranitha Maharaj

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    Population aging is a matter of global concern. It often occurs in tandem with changes in the health profile of the population. In Africa, many countries are already facing a high burden of communicable diseases. However, as more and more children survive childhood and move on to adult years and old age they are also more likely to experience health... more...

  • Becoming – An Anthropological Approach to Understandings of the Person in Javaby Konstantinos Retsikas

    Anthem Press 2012; US$ 99.00

    The volume is an ethnographic monograph centring on the island of Java that also makes a singular contribution to the anthropological theorising of the person. more...

  • Warrigal's Wayby Warrigal Anderson

    University of Queensland Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    Autobiography of Warrigal Anderson, an aborigine who runs away from the Department he thinks is coming to get him in Moonee Ponds and hops a train he thinks will take him to Swan Hill. Instead he finds himself travelling around Australia through Brisbane and Broome to NZ returning to Melbourne via Sydney. It describes his life and adventures along... more...

  • The Mind of a Thiefby Patti Miller

    University of Queensland Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    Exploring the history of the Wiradjuri people, the conflict of colonization, their mythologies, and their attachment to the land, author Patti Miller reveals both her own story and the position of Aboriginal people in today?s society in this fascinating memoir. For 40,000 years, the Central New South Wales area of Wellington was Aboriginal Wiradjuri... more...

  • Performing Place, Practising Memoriesby Rosita Henry

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 34.95

    During the 1970s a wave of 'counter-culture' people moved into rural communities in many parts of Australia. This study focuses in particular on the town of Kuranda in North Queensland and the relationship between the settlers and the local Aboriginal population, concentrating on a number of linked social dramas that portrayed the use of both public... more...

  • Alice Springsby Eleanor Hogan

    University of New South Wales Press 2013; US$ 16.99

    Apersonal, evocative, and unflinching account, this book reveals the texture of everyday life in Alice Springs, Australia, through the passage of the local seasons. Alice Springs, the most talked about yet least familiar place in Australia, is isolated and has extreme seasonal weather: searingly hot and bitterly cold. It is the heart of black Australia... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...