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  • African Voices, African Livesby Pat Caplan

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    African Voices, African Lives explores the world of 'Mohammed', a swahili peasant living on Mafia Island, Tanzania. Through his own words - some written, some spoken - and those of his relatives, including his ex-wife and one of his daughters, he enables us to see the world through his eyes, including the invisisble world of spirits which plays a... more...

  • Kayapó Ethnoecology and Cultureby Darrell A. Posey; Kristina Plenderleith

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Darrell A Posey died in March 2001 after a long and distinguished career in anthropology and ecology. Kayapó Ethnoecology and Culture presents a selection of his writings that result from 25 years of work with the Kayapó Indians of the Amazon Basin. These writings describe the dispersal of the Kayapó sub-groups and explain how with this diaspora... more...

  • The Culture of Copying in Japanby Rupert Cox

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This book challenges the perception of Japan as a ?copying culture? through a series of detailed ethnographic and historical case studies. It addresses a question about why the West has had such a fascination for the adeptness with which the Japanese apparently assimilate all things foreign and at the same time such a fear of their skill at artificially... more...

  • Decolonising Indigenous Rightsby Adolfo de Oliveira

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Covering a wide range of issues relating to the topic, this book examines the experiences and perceptions of indigenous peoples in the context of the national states and political systems that have been externally imposed and implemented upon them. Fascinating and incisive, the text discusses a range of areas such as: indigenous territories... more...

  • Japan and National Anthropology: A Critiqueby Sonia Ryang

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Japan and National Anthropology: A Critique is an empirically rich and theoretically sophisticated study which challenges the conventional view of Japanese studies in general and the Anglophone anthropological writings on Japan in particular. Sonia Ryang explores the process by which the postwar anthropology of Japan has come to be dominated by certain... more...

  • Islam, Law, and Equality in Indonesiaby John R. Bowen

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    This book looks at how Muslims in Indonesia struggle to reconcile radically different sets of social norms and laws. more...

  • Echoes from Dharamsalaby Keila Diehl

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 28.95 US$ 23.16

    In Echoes from Dharamsala, Keila Diehl uses music to understand the experiences of Tibetans living in Dharamsala, a town in the Indian Himalayas that for more than forty years has been home to Tibet's government-in-exile. The Dalai Lama's presence lends Dharamsala's Tibetans a feeling of being "in place," but at the same time they have physically... more...

  • A Companion to the Anthropology of American Indiansby Thomas Biolsi

    Wiley 2008; US$ 234.95 US$ 203.62

    This Companion is comprised of 27 original contributions by leading scholars in the field and summarizes the state of anthropological knowledge of Indian peoples, as well as the history that got us to this point. Surveys the full range of American Indian anthropology: from ecological and political-economic questions to topics concerning religion,... more...

  • Treading Lightlyby Karl-Erik Sveiby; Tex Skuthorpe

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 22.72

    Australian Aboriginals taught themselves thousands of years ago how to build a sustainable society in our fragile landscape. In a unique collaboration, a Swedish knowledge management professor finds out from an Aboriginal cultural custodian how they did it, and what we can learn from them. more...

  • Biology Unmooredby Sandra Bamford

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    Biology Unmoored is an engaging examination of what it means to live in a world that is not structured in terms of biological thinking. Drawing upon three years of ethnographic research in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, Sandra Bamford describes a world in which physiological reproduction is not perceived to ground human kinship or human beings'... more...