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Collected ethnographies

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  • The Sorrow of the Lonely and the Burning of the Dancersby Edward Schieffelin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 36.00

    This classic ethnography, now in its second edition, describes the traditional way of life of the Kaluli, a tropical forest people of Papua New Guinea. The book takes as its focus the nostalgic and violent Gisalo ceremony, one of the most remarkable performances in the anthropological literature. Tracking the major symbolic and emotional themes of... more...

  • Performing Indigeneityby Laura R. Graham; H. Glenn Penny

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 35.00

    This engaging collection of essays discusses the complexities of ?being? indigenous in public spaces. Laura R. Graham and H. Glenn Penny bring together a set of highly recognized junior and senior scholars, including indigenous scholars, from a variety of fields to provoke critical thinking about the many ways in which individuals and social groups... more...

  • Wandern, Weiden, Welt erkundenby Michaela Rücker; Christine Taube; Charlotte Schubert

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2013; US$ 220.09

    Die Erforschung des Nomadentums erlebt im Zuge der Globalisierung eine Renaissance ? nicht zuletzt aufgrund der Faszination, die jede Beschäftigung mit dem Thema bereitet. Die Wechselwirkungen zwischen Nomaden und Sesshaften in der Antike stehen im Mittelpunkt dieses Bandes. Während Leben und Verhaltensmuster der sesshaften Bevölkerung aufgrund der... more...

  • Water Management through Indigenous Knowledge: A Case of Historic Settlement of Bhaktapur City, Nepalby Dipendra Gautam

    Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 35.66

    Techno-Anthropological approach has been formulated in researching a traditional settlement of Bhaktapur City, Nepal. The practices of indigenous people have been analyzed by juxtaposing the science along with the indigenous technology. It has been significantly concluded that, the impetus behind the city sustainability is primarily the indigenous... more...

  • Structured Worldsby Aubrey Cannon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    Hunter-gatherer societies are constrained by their environment and the technologies available to them. However, until now the role of culture in foraging communities has not been widely considered. 'Structured Worlds' examines the role of cosmology, values, and perceptions in the archaeological histories of hunter-fisher-gatherers. The essays examine... more...

  • Hunters of the Recent Pastby Leslie B. Davis; Brian O.K. Reeves

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    One of a series of more than 20 volumes resulting from the World Archaeological Congress, September 1986, which brought together archaeologists and anthropologists from many parts of the world, academics from contingent disciplines, and non-academics from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. This book considers prehistoric and more recent manifestations... more...

  • In the Way of Developmentby Mario Blaser; Harvey A. Feit; Glenn McRae

    International Development Research Centre 2004; US$ 60.00

    Indigenous peoples today are enmeshed in the expanding modern economy, subject to the pressures of both market and government. This book takes indigenous peoples as actors, not victims, as its starting point in analysing this interaction. It assembles a rich diversity of statements, case studies and wider thematic explorations, primarily from North... more...

  • Indigenous Diplomaciesby J. Marshall Beier

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    This volume explores broad conceptual questions raised by the 'discovery' of indigenous peoples as increasingly important global political actors - questions made all the more urgent by the sudden recognition that indigenous diplomacies are not at all new, but merely newly noticed. more...

  • The Politics of Indigeneityby Sita Venkateswar; Emma Hughes

    Zed Books 2011; US$ 34.95

    The Politics of Indigeneity explores the concept of indigeneity across the world and the ways in which it intersects with local, national and international social and political realities. The authors discuss with indigenous spokespersons, scholars and activists the possibilities of a ‘second-wave indigeneity’, one that is alert to the challenges... more...

  • Other Side of Edenby Hugh Brody

    D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 21.95

    Part memoir, part adventure story, part intellectual voyage, The Other Side of Eden begins in the High Arctic of the 1970s. This was where Hugh Brody first lived with hunting peoples and where, as he explains, he first encountered a way of being that would transform how he saw the world. In this marvellous new book, Brody?s travels take him... more...