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  • Love in the Time of AIDSby Mark Hunter

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 21.99

    In some parts of South Africa, more than one in three people are HIV positive. Love in the Time of AIDS explores transformations in notions of gender and intimacy to try to understand the roots of this virulent epidemic. By living in an informal settlement and collecting love letters, cell phone text messages, oral histories, and archival materials,... 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...

  • Ladakhi Historiesby John Bray

    BRILL 2005; US$ 136.00

    This book presents the most important findings of recent historical research on Ladakh in the Indian Himalaya. It draws on contributions from historians, art historians, linguists and anthropologists to provide a much richer view of the region?s past than was previously available. 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...

  • Empirical Futuresby Stephan Palmié; Aisha Khan; George Baca

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    Since the 1950s, anthropologist Sidney W. Mintz has been at the forefront of efforts to integrate the disciplines of anthropology and history. Author of Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History and other groundbreaking works, he was one of the first scholars to anticipate and critique "globalization studies." However, a strong tradition... 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...

  • First Peoplesby Jeffrey Sissons

    Reaktion Books 2005; US$ 23.95

    First Peoples explores how, instead of being absorbed into a homogeneous modernity, indigenous cultures are actively shaping alternative futures for themselves and appropriating global resources for their own culturally specific needs. more...

  • Homegirlsby Norma Mendoza-Denton

    Wiley 2014; US$ 44.95

    In this ground-breaking new book on the Norteña and Sureña (North/South) youth gang dynamic, cultural anthropologist and linguist Norma Mendoza-Denton looks at the daily lives of young Latinas and their innovative use of speech, bodily practices, and symbolic exchanges that signal their gang affiliations and ideologies. Her engrossing ethnographic... 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...