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  • Homegirlsby Norma Mendoza-Denton

    Wiley 2014; US$ 48.95 US$ 42.42

    In this ground-breaking new book on the Norteña and Sureña (North/South) youth gang dynamic, cultural anthropologist and linguist Norma Mendoza-Denton looks at the daily lives of young Latinas and their innovative use of speech, bodily practices, and symbolic exchanges that signal their gang affiliations and ideologies. Her engrossing ethnographic... more...

  • Pathologies of Powerby Paul Farmer

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.16 US$ 12.13

    Pathologies of Power uses harrowing stories of life?and death?in extreme situations to interrogate our understanding of human rights. 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... more...

  • The Hausa of Nigeriaby Frank A. Salamone

    UPA 2009; US$ 40.99

    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 Society: An Annotated Bibliographyby Lokman Meho; Kelly Maglaughlin

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 75.00

    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...

  • Popular Justice and Community Regeneration: Pathways of Indigenous Reformby Kayleen Hazlehurst

    ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 132.00

    Formal justice systems have not served the human rights of native and aboriginal groups well and have led to growing natural and international pressure for equal treatment and increased political and legal autonomy. Indigenous activities in areas of community healing have created a fervor of interest as native peoples have shared experiences with... more...

  • Politics of Pietyby Saba Mahmood

    Princeton University Press 2004; US$ 27.95 US$ 22.36

    Politics of Piety is a groundbreaking analysis of Islamist cultural politics through the ethnography of a thriving, grassroots women's piety movement in the mosques of Cairo, Egypt. Unlike those organized Islamist activities that seek to seize or transform the state, this is a moral reform movement whose orthodox practices are commonly viewed as... more...

  • The New Media Nationby Valerie Alia

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 34.95

    Around the planet, Indigenous people are using old and new technologies to amplify their voices and broadcast information to a global audience. This is the first portrait of a powerful international movement that looks both inward and outward, helping to preserve ancient languages and cultures while communicating across cultural, political, and geographical... more...

  • Person and Placeby Sabine Hess

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 120.00

    Concerned with contemporary notions of personhood and the relationship between persons and places, this book, presents a detailed insight into the Vanua Lavan's engagement with modernity, and examines how they relate to the past, make sense of the present and anticipate the future. Marilyn Strathern's claim that the Melanesian person is a dividual... more...

  • Melanesian Odysseysby Lisette Josephides

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 34.95

    In a series of epic self-narratives ranging from traditional cultural embodiments to picaresque adventures, Christian epiphanies and a host of interactive strategies and techniques for living, Kewa Highlanders (PNG) attempt to shape and control their selves and their relentlessly changing world. This lively account transcends ethnographic particularity... more...

  • Daughters of the Earthby Carolyn Niethammer

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 18.99

    She was both guardian of the hearth and, on occasion, ruler and warrior, leading men into battle, managing the affairs of her people, sporting war paint as well as necklaces and earrings. She built houses and ground corn, wove blankets and painted pottery, played field hockey and rode racehorses. Frequently she enjoyed an open and joyous sexuality... more...