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  • Daily Life of the Inuitby PAMELA R. STERN

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 50.00

    Daily Life of the Inuit is the first serious study of contemporary Inuit culture and communities from the post-World War II period to the present. Beginning with an introductory essay surveying Inuit prehistory, geography, and contemporary regional diversity, this exhaustive treatment explores the daily life of the Inuit throughout the North American... more...

  • Hunter-Gatherer Behaviorby Metin I Eren

    Left Coast Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    A major global climate event called the Younger Dryas dramatically affected local environments and human populations at the end of the Pleistocene. This volume is the first book in fifteen years to comprehensively address key questions regarding the extent of this event and how hunter-gatherer populations adapted behaviorally and technologically in... more...

  • Anthropology in the Cityby Italo Pardo; Giuliana Prato

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 119.95

    With half of humanity already living in towns and cities and that proportion expected to increase in the coming decades, society - both Western and non-Western - is fast becoming urban and even mega-urban. As such, research in urban settings is evidently timely and of great importance. Anthropology in the City brings together a leading team of anthropologists... more...

  • Indigenous Nations and the Modern Stateby Rudolph C. Ryser

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 42.95

    Rudolph C. Ryser reveals in documentary detail how since the 1970s indigenous peoples politically formed governing authorities over peoples, territories and resources raising important questions and offering new solutions to profound challenges to human life. more...

  • Ethnography and the Cityby Richard E. Ocejo

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 55.95

    First Published in 2013. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Indigenous Pathways into Social Researchby Donna M Mertens; Fiona Cram; Bagele Chilisa

    Left Coast Press 2013; US$ 94.00

    A new generation of indigenous researchers is taking its place in the world of social research in increasing numbers. These scholars provide new insights into communities under the research gaze and offer new ways of knowing to traditional scholarly models. They also move the research community toward more sensitive and collaborative practices. But... more...

  • Decolonizing Methodologiesby Linda Tuhiwai Smith

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 34.95

    This essential volume explores the ways in which imperialism is embedded in disciplines of knowledge, and argues that the decolonization of research methods will help reclaim control over indigenous ways of knowing and being. This eagerly awaited second edition includes substantial revisions, with important additions on new indigenous literature and... more...

  • Nomadic and Indigenous Spacesby Judith Miggelbrink; Joachim Otto Habeck; Nuccio Mazzullo

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    This volume is devoted to aspects of space that have thus far been largely unexplored. How space is perceived and cognised has been discussed from different stances, but there are few analyses of nomadic approaches to spatiality. Nor are there a sufficient number of studies on indigenous interpretations of space, despite the importance of territory... more...

  • Imagining the Good Lifeby Francis Khek Gee Lim

    BRILL 2008; US$ 115.00

    Combining ethnographic research and theoretical reflections on the pursuit of the good life in a Tibetan community in the Nepal Himalaya, this book offers a perspective in seeking to understand contemporary experience of development and globalization. more...

  • Bhutanby John A. Ardussi; Francoise Pommaret

    BRILL 2007; US$ 96.00

    Presents a variety of themes from the historical and modern periods of Bhutan, illustrating change and adaptation to new realities. This work explores topics such as: the early history, Buddhism and the lives of Bhutanese Buddhist saints, the changing role of local, non-Buddhist religious practitioners in society, and more. more...