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Collected ethnographies

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Kenyan Khatby Neil Carrier

    BRILL 2007; US$ 125.00

    This detailed ethnography follows trajectories the controversial stimulant khat takes from Kenya's Nyambene Hills to consumers spread throughout the world, and highlights the great economic, social and cultural significance of this transnational commodity for those animating its 'social life' more...

  • Peace and Conflict in Ladakhby Fernanda Pirie

    BRILL 2006; US$ 151.00

    This anthropological study of Ladakh analyses the means by which small communities create spaces of order amidst the heterogeneous forces of modernity. In doing so it also filling a conspicuous gap in the secondary literature on Tibetan law. more...