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- Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 90.00
Contributing to identity formation in ethnically and religiously diverse postcolonial societies, this book examines the role played by creole identity in Indonesia, and in particular its capital, Jakarta. While, on the one hand, it facilitates transethnic integration and promotes a specifically postcolonial sense of common nationhood due to its... more...
- Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 230.00
One of the greatest challenges for the apparel industry is to produce garments that fit customers properly. Anthropometry, apparel sizing and design addresses the need for improved characterization of our populations in order to tailor garments according to size, weight and shape of consumers. This book reviews techniques in anthropometry, sizing system... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95
In the 1970s, one of the most torrid and forbidding regions in the world burst on to the international stage. The discovery and subsequent exploitation of oil allowed tribal rulers of the U.A.E, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait to dream big. How could fishermen, pearl divers and pastoral nomads catch up with the rest of the modernized world? Even today,... more...
- Aboriginal Studies Press 2014; US$ 23.99
Drawing from firsthand accounts, court testimony, and contemporary records, this history tells the story of Coranderrk, an Aboriginal community that operated successfully as a supplier of wheat and hops to Melbourne before an Aboriginal Protection Board?spurred Parliamentary Inquiry in 1881 deprived it of the bulk of its workforce. The first-person... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00
Scattered across the South-East Asian massif, a few dozen ethnic groups (numbering around 50 million) maintain highly original cultural identities and political and economic traditions, against pressure from national majorities. They face the same challenges. The means by which social change has been imposed by the lowlanders are similar from country... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 34.99
Jean Godefroy Bidima?s La Palabre examines the traditional African institution of palaver as a way to create dialogue and open exchange in an effort to resolve conflict and promote democracy. In the wake of South Africa?s Truth and Reconciliation Commissions and the gacaca courts in Rwanda, Bidima offers a compelling model of how to develop an African... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00
This book argues that sound ? as it is created, transmitted, and perceived ? plays a key role in the constitution of space and community in contemporary Japan. The book examines how sonic practices reflect politics, aesthetics, and ethics, with transformative effects on human relations. From right-wing sound trucks to left-wing protests, from early... more...