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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...

  • 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$ 29.95

    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... more...

  • The Andesby Jason Wilson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 11.99

    Introduction 1: The Venezuelan Andes 2: Colombian Andes 3: Ecuadorian Andes 4: Peruvian Andes 5: Bolivian Andes 6: Argentine and Chilean Andes more...

  • Anthropology in the Cityby Italo Pardo; Giuliana Prato

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 119.95

    With half of humanity already living in towns and cities and that proportion expected to increase in the coming decades, society - both Western and non-Western - is fast becoming urban and even mega-urban. As such, research in urban settings is evidently timely and of great importance. Anthropology in the City brings together a leading team of anthropologists... 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...

  • Being Ethnographicby Raymond Madden

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 58.00

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

  • Beyond Multiculturalismby Giuliana B. Prato

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 124.95

    Beyond Multiculturalism is the first volume of its kind to offer a comparative view of multiculturalism in a variety of countries worldwide. It considers both traditionally multicultural/multiethnic societies and those where cultural pluralism is relatively new, to offer this fascinating account of multiculturalism in urban everyday life. This exciting... 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...