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  • 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...

  • Japan and National Anthropology: A Critiqueby Sonia Ryang

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Japan and National Anthropology: A Critique is an empirically rich and theoretically sophisticated study which challenges the conventional view of Japanese studies in general and the Anglophone anthropological writings on Japan in particular. Sonia Ryang explores the process by which the postwar anthropology of Japan has come to be dominated by certain... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 44.00

    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...

  • The Age of Wild Ghostsby Erik Mueggler

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    In Erik Mueggler's powerful and imaginative ethnography, a rural minority community in the mountains of Southwest China struggles to find its place at the end of a century of violence and at the margins of a nation-state. Here, people describe the present age, beginning with the Great Leap Famine of 1958-1960 and continuing through the 1990s, as "the... more...

  • In One's Own Shadowby Xin Liu

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95

    China underwent a dramatic social transformation in the last decade of the twentieth century. This powerful ethnographic study of one community focuses on the logic of everyday practice in post-reform rural China. Enriched with many vivid anecdotes describing life in the village of Zhaojiahe in northwestern China, In One's Own Shadow skillfully analyzes... more...

  • Perspectives On the Yi of Southwest China by Stevan Harrell

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    Nearly seven million Yi people live in Southwest China, but most educated people outside China have never heard of them. This book, the first scholarly study in a Western language on the Yi in four decades, brings this little-known part of the world to life. more...

  • A Companion to the Anthropology of American Indiansby Thomas Biolsi

    Wiley 2008; US$ 234.95

    This Companion is comprised of 27 original contributions by leading scholars in the field and summarizes the state of anthropological knowledge of Indian peoples, as well as the history that got us to this point. Surveys the full range of American Indian anthropology: from ecological and political-economic questions to topics concerning religion,... more...

  • Treading Lightlyby Karl-Erik Sveiby; Tex Skuthorpe

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 22.72

    Australian Aboriginals taught themselves thousands of years ago how to build a sustainable society in our fragile landscape. In a unique collaboration, a Swedish knowledge management professor finds out from an Aboriginal cultural custodian how they did it, and what we can learn from them. more...

  • Biology Unmooredby Sandra Bamford

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 15.95

    Biology Unmoored is an engaging examination of what it means to live in a world that is not structured in terms of biological thinking. Drawing upon three years of ethnographic research in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, Sandra Bamford describes a world in which physiological reproduction is not perceived to ground human kinship or human beings'... more...