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Collected ethnographies

  • Aborigines of Taiwanby Josiane Cauquelin

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Based on extensive field research over a period of twenty years, this is the first comprehensive study of the Puyuma people of Taiwan. The Puyuma belong to the Austronesian peoples, which today number less than 370,000. In Taiwan, they are the least known of the aboriginal groups, numbering only 6000, and inhabiting the Southeastern province of Taitung.... 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...

  • American Conversationsby Ellen Bigler

    Temple University Press 2011; 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...

  • Archaeological and Anthropological Perspectives on the Native Peoples of Pampa, Patagonia, and Tierra del Fuego to the Nineteenth Centuryby Claudia Briones; Josť Luis Lanata

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 84.00

    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...

  • Being Ethnographicby Raymond Madden

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 48.00

    This book provides theoretical, practical and critical lessons which allow researchers of all levels of experience to successfully engage with their ethnographic research more...

  • Biology Unmooredby Sandra Bamford

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 34.95

    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...

  • The City at Its Limitsby Daniella Gandolfo

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 22.00

    In 1996, against the backdrop of Alberto Fujimori?s increasingly corrupt national politics, an older woman in Lima, Peru?part of a group of women street sweepers protesting the privatization of the city?s cleaning services?stripped to the waist in full view of the crowd that surrounded her. Lima had just launched a campaign to revitalize its historic... 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...

  • A Companion to American Indian Historyby Neal Salisbury; Philip Deloria

    Wiley 2008; US$ 124.95 US$ 108.29

    A Companion to American Indian History captures the thematic breadth of Native American history over the last forty years. Twenty-five original essays by leading scholars in the field, both American Indian and non-American Indian, bring an exciting modern perspective to Native American histories that were at one time related exclusively by Euro-American... more...

  • A Companion to the Anthropology of American Indiansby Thomas Biolsi

    Wiley 2008; US$ 234.95 US$ 203.62

    This Companion is comprised of 27 original contributions by leading scholars in the field and summarizes the state of anthropological knowledge of Indian peoples, as well as the history that got us to this point. Surveys the full range of American Indian anthropology: from ecological and political-economic questions to topics concerning religion,... more...