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  • Interpreting Japanese Societyby Joy Hendry

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 73.95

    First published in 1986, Interpreting Japanese Society became something of a classic in the field. In this newly revised and updated edition, the value of anthropological approaches to help understand an ancient and complex nation is clearly demonstrated. While living and working in Japan the contributors have studied important areas of society.... more...

  • Cultural Studiesby Lawrence Grossberg; Janice Radway

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 46.95

    First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Dislocating Masculinityby Andrea Cornwall; Nancy Lindisfarne

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 69.95

    This book draws upon anthropology, feminism and postmodernism to offer a penetrating and challenging study of how gender operates. The book offers a radical critique of much of the recent writing on and by men and raises important questions about emodiment, agency and the variety of masculine styles. more...

  • Homegirlsby Norma Mendoza-Denton

    Wiley 2014; US$ 46.95

    In this ground-breaking new book on the Norteña and Sureña (North/South) youth gang dynamic, cultural anthropologist and linguist Norma Mendoza-Denton looks at the daily lives of young Latinas and their innovative use of speech, bodily practices, and symbolic exchanges that signal their gang affiliations and ideologies. Her engrossing ethnographic... more...

  • The Hidden Life of Girlsby Majorie Harness Goodwin

    Wiley 2008; US$ 121.95

    Winner of the Best Book of 2008 from The International Gender and Language Association In this ground-breaking ethnography of girls on a playground, Goodwin offers a window into their complex social worlds. Combats stereotypes that have dominated theories on female moral development by challenging the notion that girls are inherently supportive... more...

  • The Good, the Bad, and the Beautifulby Barry Hallen

    Indiana University Press 2000; US$ 14.35

    The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful Discourse about Values in Yoruba Culture Barry Hallen Reveals everyday language as the key to understanding morals and ethics in Yoruba culture. "This contrasts with any suggestion that in Yoruba or, more generally, African society, moral thinking... more...

  • African Voices, African Livesby Pat Caplan

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    African Voices, African Lives explores the world of 'Mohammed', a swahili peasant living on Mafia Island, Tanzania. Through his own words - some written, some spoken - and those of his relatives, including his ex-wife and one of his daughters, he enables us to see the world through his eyes, including the invisisble world of spirits which plays a... more...

  • Decolonising Indigenous Rightsby Adolfo de Oliveira

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Covering a wide range of issues relating to the topic, this book examines the experiences and perceptions of indigenous peoples in the context of the national states and political systems that have been externally imposed and implemented upon them. Fascinating and incisive, the text discusses a range of areas such as: indigenous territories... more...

  • Islam, Law, and Equality in Indonesiaby John R. Bowen

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 40.00

    This 2003 book looks at how Muslims in Indonesia struggle to reconcile radically different sets of social norms and laws. more...

  • Echoes from Dharamsalaby Keila Diehl

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    In Echoes from Dharamsala, Keila Diehl uses music to understand the experiences of Tibetans living in Dharamsala, a town in the Indian Himalayas that for more than forty years has been home to Tibet's government-in-exile. The Dalai Lama's presence lends Dharamsala's Tibetans a feeling of being "in place," but at the same time they have physically... more...