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Collected ethnographies

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  • The Hidden Life of Girlsby Majorie Harness Goodwin

    Wiley 2008; US$ 117.95

    Winner of the Best Book of 2008 from The International Gender and Language Association In this ground-breaking ethnography of girls on a playground, Goodwin offers a window into their complex social worlds. Combats stereotypes that have dominated theories on female moral development by challenging the notion that girls are inherently supportive... more...

  • Fictions of Feminist Ethnographyby Kamala Visweswaran

    University of Minnesota Press 1994; US$ 60.00

    Although feminist ethnography is an emerging genre, the question of what the term means remains open. Recent texts which fall under this rubric rely on unexamined notions of ?sisterhood? and the recovery of ?lost? voices. In these essays about her work with women in Southern India, Kamala Visweswaran addresses such troubled issues. Blurring distinctions... more...

  • The Sorrow of the Lonely and the Burning of the Dancersby Edward Schieffelin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 36.00

    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...

  • In the Way of Developmentby Mario Blaser; Harvey A. Feit; Glenn McRae

    Zed Books 2004; US$ 44.95

    A collaboration between indigenous leaders, social activists and scholars from a wide range of disciplines, In the Way of Development explores the current situation of indigenous peoples enmeshed in the remorseless expansion of the modern economy. The volume assembles a rich diversity of statements, case studies and wider thematic explorations all... more...

  • Konduruby Paul G. Hiebert

    University of Minnesota Press 1971; US$ 67.50

    This is a detailed anthropological description and analysis of life in Konduru, a village in the central part of southern India about one hundred miles south of Hyderabad. The study is based on field work done by Professor Hiebert over a period of severa more...

  • Family, Gender and Kinship in Australiaby Allon J. Uhlmann

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 119.95

    This ethnographically-based exploration draws on sociological, historical and demographic data to provide a comprehensive analysis of family, gender and kinship in Australia. more...

  • The Portable Islandby Ruth Behar

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 34.00

    This is a lyrical and timely collection that explores the meaning of home and identity for Cubans living on the island, as well as for those in far-flung locations around the globe. more...

  • Pathologies of Powerby Paul Farmer

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.16

    Paul Farmer, a physician and anthropologist with twenty years of experience working in Haiti, Peru, and Russia, argues that promoting the social and economic rights of the world's poor is the most important human rights struggle of our time. In Pathologies of Power Farmer uses harrowing stories of life - and death - in extreme situations to link... more...

  • The Hausa of Nigeriaby Frank A. Salamone

    University Press of America 2009; US$ 38.99

    This book is the culmination of thirty-nine years of anthropological thought and research and many field trips to Nigeria. This work looks at the notion of identity formation and its relationship to history, religion, warfare, gender, economics, various other dimensions of Hausa life, minority group relationships, and creolization. more...

  • Kurdish Culture and Societyby LOKMAN MEHO; KELLY MAGLAUGHLIN

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 175.00

    Unique, timely, and up-to-date, this volume is the first comprehensive bibliography on Kurdish culture and society. Compiled to help students, educators, researchers, and policy makers find relevant information with ease, the book includes more than 930 items in four major languages--Arabic, English, French, and German. This work covers the fields... more...