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

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 8.95

    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...

  • Popular Justice and Community Regeneration: Pathways of Indigenous Reformby Kayleen Hazlehurst

    ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 132.00

    Formal justice systems have not served the human rights of native and aboriginal groups well and have led to growing natural and international pressure for equal treatment and increased political and legal autonomy. Indigenous activities in areas of community healing have created a fervor of interest as native peoples have shared experiences with... 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...

  • Proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the IATS, 2003. Volume 5: Bhutanby John Ardussi; Françoise Pommaret

    BRILL 2007; US$ 96.00

    This illustrated volume presents a wide variety of themes from the historical and modern periods of Bhutan, illustrating change and adaptation to new realities. more...

  • Thinking Through Thingsby Amiria Henare; Martin Holbraad; Sari Wastell

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 48.95

    Drawing upon the work of some of the most influential theorists in the field, Thinking Through Things demonstrates the quiet revolution growing in anthropology and its related disciplines, shifting its philosophical foundations. The first text to offer a direct and provocative challenge to disciplinary fragmentation - arguing for the futility of... 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...

  • The Age of Wild Ghostsby Erik Mueggler

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    In Erik Mueggler's powerful and imaginative ethnography, a rural minority community in the mountains of Southwest China struggles to find its place at the end of a century of violence and at the margins of a nation-state. Here, people describe the present age, beginning with the Great Leap Famine of 1958-1960 and continuing through the 1990s, as "the... more...

  • American Conversationsby Ellen Bigler

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 30.95

    Growing numbers of working-class Puerto Ricans are migrating from larger mainland metropolitan areas into smaller, "safer" communities in search of a better quality of life for themselves and their families. What they may also encounter in moving to such communities is a discourse of exclusion that associates their differences and their lower socioeconomic... more...

  • Biology Unmooredby Sandra Bamford

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 15.95

    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...

  • Comanche Ethnographyby Thomas W Kavanagh

    University of Nebraska Press 2008; US$ 55.00

    In the summer of 1933 in Lawton, Oklahoma, a team of six anthropologists met with eighteen Comanche elders to record the latter’s reminiscences of traditional Comanche culture. The depth and breadth of what the elderly Comanches recalled provides an inestimable source of knowledge for generations to come, both within and beyond the Comanche community.... more...