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  • Beyond Multiculturalismby Giuliana B. Prato

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 124.95

    Beyond Multiculturalism is the first volume of its kind to offer a comparative view of multiculturalism in a variety of countries worldwide. It considers both traditionally multicultural/multiethnic societies and those where cultural pluralism is relatively new, to offer this fascinating account of multiculturalism in urban everyday life. This exciting... more...

  • Mexican Memoirby Howard Campbell

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 27.95

    Ensconced in the tight kinship network of a local household in Oaxaca, Mexico, the author embarked on a challenging study of a radical ethnic political movement, COCEI. An anthropologist who married a Zapotec woman, the author chronicles his fieldwork in this memoir. His research is interwoven with his personal experiences and addresses the political... more...

  • ?kubo Diary (Routledge Revivals)by Brian Moeran

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1985, this Routledge Revival is a lively and colourful account of life in the Japanese countryside, as seen through the eyes of an anthropologist who did fieldwork there for four years. Part journal, part ethnographic observation, part social and moral commentary, this very personal and sensitive book depicts not only the intricate... more...

  • The Hadzaby Frank Marlowe

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 33.95

    In The Hadza , Frank Marlowe provides a quantitative ethnography of one of the last remaining societies of hunter-gatherers in the world. The Hadza, who inhabit an area of East Africa near the Serengeti and Olduvai Gorge, have long drawn the attention of anthropologists and archaeologists for maintaining a foraging lifestyle in a region that is key... more...

  • Corsican Fragmentsby Matei Candea

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 21.20

    The island of Corsica has long been a popular destination for travelers in search of the European exotic, but it has also been a focus of French concerns about national unity and identity. Today, Corsica is part of a vibrant Franco-Mediterranean social universe. Starting from an ethnographic study in... more...

  • The Paleoanthropology and Archaeology of Big-Game Huntingby John D. Speth

    Springer 2010; US$ 79.95

    Since its inception, paleoanthropology has been closely wedded to the idea that big-game hunting by our hominin ancestors arose, first and foremost, as a means for acquiring energy and vital nutrients. This assumption has rarely been questioned, and seems intuitively obvious--meat is a nutrient-rich food with the ideal array of amino acids, and big... more...

  • Tribeswomen of Iranby Julia Huang

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 32.00

    Since the revolution in 1979, the Islamic Republic of Iran has permitted few Western scholars to conduct research in the country. Here Julia Huang provides a remarkable account of local tribal life in Iran and depicts a community largely beyond the scope and reach of foreign travellers and the Western media. Huang documents the difficult livelihoods... more...

  • Settling for Lessby Steven C. Dinero

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 70.00

    The resettlement of the Negev Bedouin (Israel) has been wrought with controversy since its inception in the 1960s. Presenting evidence from a two-decade period, the author addresses how the changes that took place over the past sixty to seventy years have served the needs and interests of the State rather than those of Bedouin community at large.... more...

  • Being Ethnographicby Raymond Madden

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 58.00

    This book provides theoretical, practical and critical lessons which allow researchers of all levels of experience to successfully engage with their ethnographic research more...

  • Tribal Communities in the Malay Worldby Geoffrey Benjamin; Cynthia Chou

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2003; US$ 75.00

    The Malay World (Alam Melayu), spanning the Malay Peninsula, much of Sumatra, and parts of Borneo, has long contained within it a variety of populations. Most of the Malays have been organized into the different kingdoms (kerajaan Melayu) from which they have derived their identity. But the territories of those kingdoms have also included tribal peoples... more...