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Collected ethnographies

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  • 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...

  • Global Flows, Local Appropriationsby Sindre Bangstad

    Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 59.95

    Sindre Bangstad studies muslims in Cape Town in the context of a post-apartheid South Africa. Global Flows, Local Appropriations is the first ethnographic study of Cape Muslims in 25 years. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...