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  • Biology Unmooredby Sandra Bamford

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76

    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...

  • 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...

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

    Springer London 2007; US$ 179.00

    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...

  • Pioneers Of Modern Chinaby Lee Khoon Choy

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 70.00

    Amongst the Chinese exists great cultural variety and diversity. The Cantonese care more for profit than face and are good businessmen, whereas Fujian Rén are frank, blunt and outspoken but daring and generous. Beijing Rén are more aristocratic and well-mannered, having stayed in a city ruled by emperors of different dynasties. Shanghai Rén are more... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...