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  • Perfectly Japaneseby Merry White

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    Are Japanese families in crisis? In this dynamic and substantive study, Merry Isaacs White looks back at two key moments of "family making" in the past hundred years?the Meiji era and postwar period?to see how models for the Japanese family have been constructed. The models had little to do with families of their eras and even less to do with families... more...

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

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2013; US$ 83.30

    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$ 40.49

    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...

  • Indigenous Statisticsby Maggie Walter; Chris Andersen

    Left Coast Press 2013; US$ 84.00

    In the first book ever published on Indigenous quantitative methodologies, Maggie Walter and Chris Andersen open up a major new approach to research across the disciplines and applied fields. While qualitative methods have been rigorously critiqued and reformulated, the population statistics relied on by virtually all research on Indigenous peoples... 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...

  • Watching the Englishby Kate Fox

    Hodder & Stoughton 2005; US$ 21.60

    In "Watching The English" anthropologist Kate Fox takes a revealing look at the quirks, habits and foibles of the English people. She puts the English national character under her anthropological microscope, and finds a strange and fascinating culture, governed by complex sets of unspoken rules and byzantine codes of behaviour. The rules of weather-speak.... 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$ 26.95

    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...

  • Genre and the Cityby Michael Shapiro

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    This book, which originated as a monograph issue of the Journal for Cultural Research, contains essay/chapters that examine urban politics through readings of film, literature and architecture genres. This book was published as a special issue of Journal for Cultural Research more...