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  • New Media Nation, Theby Valerie Alia

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 29.95

    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... more...

  • Person and Placeby Sabine Hess

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 95.00

    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$ 29.95

    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...

  • An Introduction to Hmong Cultureby Ya Po Cha

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 32.00

    Presenting a holistic perspective of the Hmong way of life, this book touches on a spectrum of the Hmong culture, including traditions, customs, values, religion, arts, politics and ceremonial rituals. The book features and explains certain Hmong words, phrases and proverbs in the Hmong Roman Popularized Alphabet and in phonetic English. Topics include... more...

  • Margins of Faithby Rowena Robinson; Joseph Marianus Kujur

    SAGE India 2010; US$ 39.95

    This volume documents the ethnographies of regionally distinct Dalit and tribal Christian communities, raising new arguments pertaining to the autonomy and distinct identity of these communities, often in adverse social set-ups. Stressing upon the plurality of identities, the essays reject the idea of determining these exclusively on the basis of religion.... more...

  • The Polynesian Family System in Ka-'U, Hawai'iby e. s. Craighill Handy; Mary Kawena Pukui

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 9.95

    Collaboration of the distinguished scholars Dr. Mary Pukui and Dr. E.S. Craighill Handy provides us with this fascinating review of traditional Hawaiian life. Manners and customs relating to birth , death , marriage, sexual practices, religious beliefs, and family relationship are all clearly described. The main sources of information were... more...

  • Is the Sacred for Saleby Alison M Johnston

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Indigenous Peoples, Consent and Benefit Sharingby Rachel Wynberg; Doris Schroeder; Roger Chennells

    Springer 2009; US$ 49.99

    Indigenous Peoples, Consent and Benefit Sharing is the first in-depth account of the Hoodia bioprospecting case and use of San traditional knowledge, placing it in the global context of indigenous peoples rights, consent and benefit-sharing. It is unique as the first interdisciplinary analysis of consent and benefit sharing in which philosophers apply... 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...