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  • 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...

  • The Harmless Peopleby Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    A study of primitive people which, for beauty and concept, would be hard to match." -- The New York Times Book Review In the 1950s Elizabeth Marshall Thomas became one of the first Westerners to live with the Bushmen of the Kalahari desert in Botswana and South-West Africa. Her account of these nomadic hunter-gatherers, whose way of life... 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...

  • 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...

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

    Springer 2010; US$ 79.95

    Since its inception, paleoanthropology has been closely wedded to the idea that big-game hunting by our hominin ancestors arose, first and foremost, as a means for acquiring energy and vital nutrients. This assumption has rarely been questioned, and seems intuitively obvious--meat is a nutrient-rich food with the ideal array of amino acids, and big... more...

  • Indigenous People and Governance Structuresby Garth Nettheim

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1995; US$ 46.95

    This book examines the policies and practices of various regimes of governance on Aboriginal land including emerging regimes for the management of native title areas, and the incorporation of Indigenous interests into land administration. more...

  • 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...

  • Indigenous Peoples, Consent and Benefit Sharingby Roger Scarlin Chennells

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 49.99

    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...