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  • In Amazoniaby Hugh Raffles

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.50

    The Amazon is not what it seems. As Hugh Raffles shows us in this captivating and innovative book, the world's last great wilderness has been transformed again and again by human activity. In Amazonia brings to life an Amazon whose allure and reality lie as much, or more, in what people have made of it as in what nature has wrought. It casts new... more...

  • Belonging in Oceaniaby Elfriede Hermann; Wolfgang Kempf; Toon van Meijl

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    Ethnographic case studies explore what it means to "belong" in Oceania, as contributors consider ongoing formations of place, self and community in connection with travelling, internal and international migration. The chapters apply the multi-dimensional concepts of movement, place-making and cultural identifications to explain contemporary life... more...

  • The Use of Signing Space in a Shared Sign Language of Australiaby Anastasia Bauer

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 140.00

    In this book, an Australian Aboriginal sign language used by Indigenous people in the North East Arnhem Land (Northern Territory) is described on the level of spatial grammar. Topics discussed range from properties of individual signs to structure of interrogative and negative sentences. The main interest is the manifestation of signing space - the... more...

  • Pacific Futuresby Will Rollason

    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...

  • Ethnographic Experiment, Theby Edvard Hviding; Cato Berg

    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...

  • Women of the Placeby Margaret Jolly

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Kangkushot, newby Jolly Read; Peter Coppin

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    An updated edition of an epic and remarkable story. In this powerfulmemoir, Peter Coppin’s story emerges; told in fragments, momentsof time and memories. A senior Nyamal lawman, Coppin was born in Yarrie country inWestern Australia’s Pilbara. His was a life of danger, drama andhardship; his people forced to work on pastoral stations for meagrerations,... more...

  • Maranga Maiby Merata Kawharu; Krzysztof Pfeiffer

    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...

  • Drawn from the Groundby Jennifer Green

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Provides a multimodal analysis of women's sand stories from Central Australia, showing how speech, sign, gesture and drawing work together. more...

  • Mikidadi wa Mafiaby Pat Caplan

    Mkuki na Nyota Publishers 2014; US$ 24.95

    Pat Caplan is a social anthropologist who began doing research on Mafia Island for her Ph.D. in the 1960s when Mikidadi and his relatives made her part of their family . She has continued to revisit the island periodically since then and has published several books and written many articles based on her research. Her books include 'African Voices,... more...