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  • 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...

  • Feeding Desireby Rebecca Popenoe

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    While in the West it is said that women can never be too thin, semi-nomadic Arabs in Niger cherish a feminine ideal of extreme fatness. Feeding Desire analyses this beauty ideal in the context of Islam, conceptions of health, and notions of desire more...

  • Alice Springsby Eleanor Hogan

    University of New South Wales Press 2013; US$ 16.99

    A personal, 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...

  • 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$ 49.95

    This book examines the political structure of the Nandi tribe in the first half of the twentieth century. 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...