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Collected ethnographies

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  • Fieldwork for Designby Dave Randall; Richard Harper; Mark Rouncefield

    Springer 2007; US$ 159.00

    Fieldwork for Design looks at why ethnographic approaches have been turned to in the design of computing devices for the workplace, for the home and elsewhere. It presents a history of ethnography, both as it was practiced before computer science picked it up and since, most especially in the CSCW and HCI domains. It examines, further, the various... 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$ 38.00

    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...

  • Languages of the Pre-Columbian Antillesby Julian Granberry; Gary Vescelius

    University of Alabama Press 2008; US$ 19.95

    A linguistic analysis supporting a new model of the colonization of the Antilles before 1492. This work formulates a testable hypothesis of the origins and migration patterns of the aboriginal peoples of the Greater Antilles (Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico), the Lucayan Islands (the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and the Crown Colony... 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...

  • 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...

  • Homegirlsby Norma Mendoza-Denton

    Wiley 2014; US$ 46.95

    “Part reflexive narrative, part engaging ethnography, part fine-grained sociolinguistic study, and part riveting disquisition on the politics of eyeliner, this delightful book twinkles with wit and blazes with empathy and intelligence.” Don Kulick, New York University<!--end--> “Wonderfully written and as riveting as a... more...