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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Interpreting Japanese Societyby Joy Hendry

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 73.95

    First published in 1986, Interpreting Japanese Society became something of a classic in the field. In this newly revised and updated edition, the value of anthropological approaches to help understand an ancient and complex nation is clearly demonstrated. While living and working in Japan the contributors have studied important areas of society.... more...

  • Living with Separation in Chinaby Charles Stafford

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 195.00

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Dislocating Masculinityby Andrea Cornwall; Nancy Lindisfarne

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 69.95

    This book draws upon anthropology, feminism and postmodernism to offer a penetrating and challenging study of how gender operates. The book offers a radical critique of much of the recent writing on and by men and raises important questions about emodiment, agency and the variety of masculine styles. more...

  • Forager-Traders in South and Southeast Asiaby Kathleen D. Morrison; Laura L. Junker

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 39.00

    Unique re-assessment of forager-trader groups within the complex historical worlds of South and Southeast Asia. more...

  • Making History in Bandaby Ann Brower Stahl

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 54.00

    Stahl explores the theoretical and methodological issues confronting our understanding of Africa's past. more...

  • Cultural Studiesby Lawrence Grossberg; Janice Radway

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 46.95

    First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Global Culture, Island Identityby Karen Fog Olwig

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 50.95

    Looking at the development of cultural identity in the global context, this text uses the approach of historical anthropology. It examines the way in which the West Indian Community of Nevis, has, since the 1600s, incorporated both African and European cultural elements into the framework of social life, to create an Afro-Caribbean culture that was... more...