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Collected ethnographies

  • Structured Worldsby Aubrey Cannon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    Hunter-gatherer societies are constrained by their environment and the technologies available to them. However, until now the role of culture in foraging communities has not been widely considered. 'Structured Worlds' examines the role of cosmology, values, and perceptions in the archaeological histories of hunter-fisher-gatherers. The essays examine... more...

  • Is the Sacred for Saleby Alison M Johnston

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    'Definitely a book that sheds light on perspectives and perceptions about today's global economy. A must read for tourists and corporations alike - also heads of state, the media and environment groups - all of whom need to be informed on this key subject.' Chief Garry John, Chair and Spokesperson, St'at'imc Chiefs' Council 'an activist's call to... more...

  • Victims of Progressby John H. Bodley

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 48.99

    This compelling account of how technology and development affect indigenous peoples throughout the world provides a provocative context in which students can think about civilization and its costs. more...

  • Indigenous Networks: Mobility, Connections, and Exchangeby Jane Carey; Jane Lydon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This edited collection argues for the importance of recovering Indigenous participation within global networks of imperial power and wider histories of "transnational" connections. It takes up a crucial challenge for new imperial and transnational histories: to explore the historical role of colonized and subaltern communities in these processes,... more...

  • Water Management through Indigenous Knowledge: A Case of Historic Settlement of Bhaktapur City, Nepalby Dipendra Gautam

    Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 37.21

    Techno-Anthropological approach has been formulated in researching a traditional settlement of Bhaktapur City, Nepal. The practices of indigenous people have been analyzed by juxtaposing the science along with the indigenous technology. It has been significantly concluded that, the impetus behind the city sustainability is primarily the indigenous... 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...

  • The Urban Ethnography Readerby Mitchell Duneier; Philip Kasinitz; Alexandra Murphy

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 30.99

    Urban ethnography is one of the oldest traditions of American social science and has helped define how we think about cities and city dwellers since its inception in the early twentieth century. Renewed interest in urban poverty, the immigrant experience, and gentrification among the public and scholars alike has focused attention on qualitative methods... more...

  • Nomadic and Indigenous Spacesby Judith Miggelbrink; Joachim Otto Habeck; Nuccio Mazzullo

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    This volume is devoted to aspects of space that have thus far been largely unexplored. How space is perceived and cognised has been discussed from different stances, but there are few analyses of nomadic approaches to spatiality. Nor are there a sufficient number of studies on indigenous interpretations of space, despite the importance of territory... more...

  • Genre and the Cityby Michael Shapiro

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    This book?s chapters analyze aspects of urban politics with a combination of critical thinking (influenced by Walter Benjamin, Jacques Ranciere, Henri Lefebvre, and Achille Mbembe, among others) and readings of artistic genres (film, literature, and architecture). The coverage of cities includes, Tokyo, Paris, New York, Nairobi, Boston, Berlin and... more...

  • Wandern, Weiden, Welt erkundenby Michaela Rücker; Christine Taube; Charlotte Schubert

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2013; US$ 76.55

    Die Erforschung des Nomadentums erlebt im Zuge der Globalisierung eine Renaissance ? nicht zuletzt aufgrund der Faszination, die jede Beschäftigung mit dem Thema bereitet. Die Wechselwirkungen zwischen Nomaden und Sesshaften in der Antike stehen im Mittelpunkt dieses Bandes. Während Leben und Verhaltensmuster der sesshaften Bevölkerung aufgrund der... more...