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- Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00
The Pacific region presents a huge diversity of cultural forms, which have fuelled some of the most challenging ethnographic work undertaken in the discipline. But this challenge has come at a cost. Culture, often reconfigured as 'custom', has often served to trap the people of the Pacific in the past of cultural reproduction, where everything is... more...
- Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00
In 1908, Arthur Maurice Hocart and William Halse Rivers Rivers conducted fieldwork in the Solomon Islands and elsewhere in Island Melanesia that served as the turning point in the development of modern anthropology. The work of these two anthropological pioneers on the small island of Simbo brought about the development of participant observation... more...
- Aboriginal Studies Press 2014; US$ 27.95
An updated edition of an epic and remarkable story. In this powerfulmemoir, Peter Coppins story emerges; told in fragments, momentsof time and memories. A senior Nyamal lawman, Coppin was born in Yarrie country inWestern Australias Pilbara. His was a life of danger, drama andhardship; his people forced to work on pastoral stations for meagrerations,... more...
- Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 29.15
From the time of the Maori renaissance of the 1970s and 1980s, Maori made huge efforts to reinvigorate te reo and the life of marae as the twin cornerstones of Maori identity. Maori television and radio stations were set up, the Maori Language Commission established and kohanga reo, kura kaupapa and wananga emerged. Old marae gained new coats of paint... more...
- The Spinney Press 2014; US$ 30.00
Cultural diversity is central to Australias national identity, however many Australians regularly experience racism. Racist attitudes are common in the form of unconscious bias, intolerance and prejudice; at its worst, racial discrimination manifests in violence and abuse. This book reveals the extent, causes and impacts of racism. What are peoples... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95
Egypt?s history is interwoven with conflicts of Bedouin, governments and peasants, competing over same cultivated lands and of migrations of nomads from the deserts to the Nile Valley. Mehemet Ali?s era represented the initial ending of the traditional tribalism, and the beginning of emergence of a semi-urban community, which became an integral part... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00
Choosing to do fieldwork overseas, particularly in the Global South, is a challenge in itself. The researcher faces logistical complications, health and safety issues, cultural differences, language barriers, and much more. But permeating the entire fieldwork experience are a range of intermediating ethical issues. While many researchers seek to follow... more...