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  • The Paleoanthropology and Archaeology of Big-Game Huntingby John D. Speth

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 79.95

    Since its inception, paleoanthropology has considered energy and vital nutrients to be the motivation behind big-game hunting. This volume, however, argues the goals of big-game hunting were actually social and political -- increasing hunter?s prestige and standing -- and that nutrition was an added bonus. more...

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

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 8.99

    This classic book on Hawaiian families and culture is an essential text for anyone interested in pre-American Hawaii. The Polynesian Family System in Ka-'U, Hawai'i is a collaboration of the distinguished scholars Dr. Mary Puku and Dr. E.S. Craighill Handy. It provides us with this fascinating review of traditional Hawaiian life. Manners and... more...

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

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 59.99

    This book offers an in-depth study of a benefit-sharing case that has captured great attention: the use of San knowledge to develop anti-obesity products, and places it in the global context of indigenous peoples? rights, consent and benefit-sharing. more...

  • Indigenous Studies and Engaged Anthropologyby Professor Paul Sillitoe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Advancing the rising field of engaged or participatory anthropology that is emerging at the same time as increased opposition from Indigenous peoples to research, this book offers critical reflections on research approaches to-date. The engaged approach seeks to change the researcher-researched relationship fundamentally, to make methods more appropriate... more...

  • Nomaden in unserer Weltby Jörg Gertel; Sandra Calkins

    transcript 2014; US$ 19.46

    Nomaden scheinen aus unserem Alltag fast vollständig verschwunden zu sein. Doch die Abhängigkeit von Mobilität, die Bewältigung finanzieller Unsicherheiten sowie der ausgewogene Umgang mit unserer Umwelt fordern alle, auch 'moderne' Gesellschaften heraus. In der Wahrnehmung von Sesshaften verkörpern Nomaden und andere Mobile bis heute allerdings oft... more...

  • The Good, the Bad, and the Beautifulby Barry Hallen

    Indiana University Press 2000; US$ 14.35

    The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful Discourse about Values in Yoruba Culture Barry Hallen Reveals everyday language as the key to understanding morals and ethics in Yoruba culture. "This contrasts with any suggestion that in Yoruba or, more generally, African society, moral thinking... more...

  • Place and Spirit in Taiwanby Alessandro Dell'Orto

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 48.95

    Based on field-work in Taiwan, this book examines the ancient, indigenous religious cult of Tudi Gong both as a religio-social phenomenon and as an appropriate medium for exploring and analysing the social changes that have been occurring in contemporary Taiwan, and the people's strategic adaptations to these changes. In this comprehensive ethnography... more...

  • 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 44.00

    This 2003 book looks at how Muslims in Indonesia struggle to reconcile radically different sets of social norms and laws. more...