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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 124.95

    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 City at Its Limitsby Daniella Gandolfo

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 22.00

    In 1996, against the backdrop of Alberto Fujimori?s increasingly corrupt national politics, an older woman in Lima, Peru?part of a group of women street sweepers protesting the privatization of the city?s cleaning services?stripped to the waist in full view of the crowd that surrounded her. Lima had just launched a campaign to revitalize its historic... more...

  • First Peoplesby Jeffrey Sissons

    Reaktion Books 2005; US$ 23.95

    First Peoples explores how, instead of being absorbed into a homogeneous modernity, indigenous cultures are actively shaping alternative futures for themselves and appropriating global resources for their own culturally specific needs. more...

  • The Portable Islandby Ruth Behar

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 36.00

    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...

  • Lamas, Shamans and Ancestorsby Anna Balikci

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

    Sheds light on the relationship between Buddhism and shamanism. This book examines the relationships between Buddhist lamas and practitioners of bon. It presents their interactions in terms of contexts in which lamas and shamans meet. It shows village lamas and shamans to share a conceptual view of reality at the base of their amiable coexistence. more...

  • Himalayan Tribal Talesby Stuart Blackburn

    BRILL 2008; US$ 100.00

    Apatani oral tradition, in the eastern Himalayas, illustrates key cultural ideas, social practices and identity construction. A comparative analysis of Apatani stories reveals parallels across the extended eastern Himalayas, from Arunachal Pradesh to upland Southeast Asia and southwest China. more...

  • Nomads of Eastern Tibetby Rinzin Thargyal; Toni Huber

    BRILL 2007; US$ 105.00

    Presents a comprehensive anthropological account of premodern Tibetan pastoral economy and social organization in the Kham region of eastern Tibet, and convincingly readdresses anthropological debates and political claims about feudalism. This book offers a descriptive portrait of traditional Tibetan rural life. 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...

  • Empirical Futuresby Stephan Palmié; Aisha Khan; George Baca

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    Since the 1950s, anthropologist Sidney W. Mintz has been at the forefront of efforts to integrate the disciplines of anthropology and history. Author of Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History and other groundbreaking works, he was one of the first scholars to anticipate and critique "globalization studies." However, a strong tradition... 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...