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Collected ethnographies

  • Letters From The Promised Landby

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 57.00

    H Arnold Barton has contributed to Letters from the Promised Land: Swedes in America, 1840- 1914 as an author.H. Arnold Barton, professor of history at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, is the author of "The Search for Ancestors: A Swedish-American Family Saga, "and "Scandinavia in the Revolutionary Era, 1760-1815.  more...

  • New Media Nation, Theby Valerie Alia

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 29.95

    Around the planet, Indigenous people are using old and new technologies to amplify their voices and broadcast information to a global audience. This is the first portrait of a powerful international movement that looks both inward and outward, helping to preserve ancient languages and cultures while communicating across cultural, political, and... more...

  • Bhutanby John A. Ardussi; Francoise Pommaret

    BRILL 2007; US$ 96.00

    Presents a variety of themes from the historical and modern periods of Bhutan, illustrating change and adaptation to new realities. This work explores topics such as: the early history, Buddhism and the lives of Bhutanese Buddhist saints, the changing role of local, non-Buddhist religious practitioners in society, and more. more...

  • Indigenous Peoples and Demographyby Per Axelsson; Peter Skold

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 34.95

    When researchers want to study indigenous populations they are dependent upon the highly variable way in which states or territories enumerate, categorise and differentiate indigenous people. In this volume, anthropologists, historians, demographers and sociologists have come together for the first time to examine the historical and contemporary... more...

  • Pacific Romanticismby ALEXANDER BOLYANATZ

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 123.00

    Europeans' romanticist imaginings of people from the South Pacific have been around since the Enlightenment and have been significantly informed by the accounts of voyages to Tahiti by people such as Louis Bougainville. This book shows that the overtly promiscuous behavior that the French perceived as hospitality on the part of the Tahitians in 1768... more...

  • Archaeological and Anthropological Perspectives on the Native Peoples of Pampa, Patagonia, and Tierra del Fuego to the Nineteenth Centuryby CLAUDIA BRIONES; JOSE LUIS LANATA

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 147.00

    The Spanish conquerors who explored the southern cone of South America reported back to Europe that the region was empty of human inhabitants. In truth, however, the large area supported a thriving, albeit low-density, population of foragers. Those foragers?the Mapuche, Tehuelche, Rankuelche, and Fueguian peoples?are the subject of this volume, which... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Portable Islandby Ruth Behar

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 34.00

    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...