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Collected ethnographies

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  • Fieldwork for Designby David Randall; Richard Harper; Mark Rouncefield

    Springer London 2007; US$ 138.52

    Fieldwork for Design looks at why ethnographic approaches have been turned to in the design of computing devices for the workplace, for the home and elsewhere. It presents a history of ethnography, both as it was practiced before computer science picked it up and since, most especially in the CSCW and HCI domains. It examines, further, the various... more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 38.00

    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...

  • Letters From The Promised Landby

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 57.00

    H Arnold Barton has contributed to Letters from the Promised Land: Swedes in America, 1840- 1914 as an author.H. Arnold Barton, professor of history at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, is the author of "The Search for Ancestors: A Swedish-American Family Saga, "and "Scandinavia in the Revolutionary Era, 1760-1815.  more...

  • Family Ties in Victorian Englandby Claudia Nelson

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 40.00

    A vivid look at the Victorian British family emphasizing interpersonal relationships, using both non-fiction and fiction sources. more...

  • Lived Experiences of Public Consumptionby Dr Daniel Thomas Cook

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    This collection of original ethnographically based research from five continents, provides insights into the dynamics of stability and change in our globalizing world. The chapters comprising Live Experiences of Public Consumption give a vivid account of how cultural and economic value intertwine at face-to-face encounters in marketplaces. more...

  • Observing Government Elitesby R.A.W. Rhodes; Professor Paul 't Hart; Dr Mirko Noordegraaf

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 115.00

    This book focuses on the everyday life of ministers and senior public servants in different countries, describing the world through their eyes. It explores how their beliefs, practices and traditions create meaning in politics and public policy making. It provides unique data on life of politicians and practical advice on how to conduct fieldwork. more...

  • Pillars of the Nationby Kristen E. Cheney

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    How can children simultaneously be the most important and least powerful people in a nation? In her innovative ethnography of Ugandan children?the pillars of tomorrow?s Uganda, according to the national youth anthem?Kristen E. Cheney answers this question by exploring the daily contradictions children face as they try to find their places amid... more...

  • The Malaysby Anthony Milner

    Wiley 2009; US$ 121.95 US$ 105.69

    Just who are ‘the Malays’? This provocative study poses the question and considers how and why the answers have changed over time, and from one region to another. Anthony Milner develops a sustained argument about ethnicity and identity in an historical, ‘Malay’ context. The Malays is a comprehensive examination of the origins... more...

  • Comanche Ethnographyby Thomas W Kavanagh

    University of Nebraska Press 2008; US$ 55.00

    In the summer of 1933 in Lawton, Oklahoma, a team of six anthropologists met with eighteen Comanche elders to record the latter’s reminiscences of traditional Comanche culture. The depth and breadth of what the elderly Comanches recalled provides an inestimable source of knowledge for generations to come, both within and beyond the Comanche community.... more...

  • Lamas, Shamans and Ancestorsby Anna Balikci

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

    Presented as a village ethnography, this book contributes to the ongoing debate regarding the relationship between Buddhist lamas and shamans by considering their co-existence and everyday interactions, as seen among the Lhopo (Bhutia) people of Sikkim. more...