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  • Performing Place, Practising Memoriesby Rosita Henry

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 34.95

    During the 1970s a wave of 'counter-culture' people moved into rural communities in many parts of Australia. This study focuses in particular on the town of Kuranda in North Queensland and the relationship between the settlers and the local Aboriginal population, concentrating on a number of linked social dramas that portrayed the use of both public... more...

  • Alice Springsby Eleanor Hogan

    University of New South Wales Press 2013; US$ 16.99

    Apersonal, evocative, and unflinching account, this book reveals the texture of everyday life in Alice Springs, Australia, through the passage of the local seasons. Alice Springs, the most talked about yet least familiar place in Australia, is isolated and has extreme seasonal weather: searingly hot and bitterly cold. It is the heart of black Australia... more...

  • Feeding Desireby Rebecca Popenoe

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    While the Western world adheres to a beauty ideal that says women can never be too thin, the semi-nomadic Moors of the Sahara desert have for centuries cherished a feminine ideal of extreme fatness. Voluptuous immobility is thought to beautify girls' bodies, hasten the onset of puberty, heighten their sexuality and ripen them for marriage. From the... more...

  • Wind Over Waterby David W. Haines; Keiko Yamanaka; Shinji Yamashita

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 95.00

    Providing a comprehensive treatment of a full range of migrant destinies in East Asia by scholars from both Asia and North America, this volume captures the way migrants are changing the face of Asia, especially in cities, such as Beijing, Hong Kong, Hamamatsu, Osaka, Tokyo, and Singapore. It investigates how the crossing of geographical boundaries... more...

  • Modalities of Changeby James Wilkerson; Robert Parkin

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 90.00

    While in some cases modernity may dominate 'traditional' forms of expression, in others, the modern is embraced as a welcome source of new ideas that can modify 'tradition' while still keeping it within its own bounds. Maintaining a strong and distinct cultural identity with the help of modernity helps representatives of that identity cope with... more...

  • The Nandi of Kenyaby G. W. B. Huntingford

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the political structure of the Nandi tribe in the first half of the twentieth century and contains chapters on the following: Land divisions and local authorities Age-sets War organisation Administrative changes Law Religion. First published in 1953 more...

  • Ogata-Muraby Donald C. Wood

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 90.00

    Following the Second World War, a massive land reclamation project to boost Japan's rice production capacity led to the transformation of the shallow lagoon of Hachirogata in Akita Prefecture into a seventeen-thousand-hectare expanse of farmland. In 1964, the village of Ogata-mura was founded on the empoldered land inside the lagoon and nearly six... more...

  • Chinese Modernity and the Individual Psycheby Andrew Kipnis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    Rapid industrialization, urbanization, and marketization have led to startling social changes in reform-era China. Mindful of the many forms of social theory that relate modernity to individualism, this volume addresses social and cultural change through the lens of psychological anthropology. more...

  • Scientists and Storytellersby Catherine Lavender

    University of New Mexico Press 2006; US$ 39.95

    The work of four early women ethnographers--Elsie Clews Parsons, Ruth Benedict, Gladys Reichard, and Ruth Underhill-- and their emphases on women's roles in Southwestern Indian cultures. more...

  • Espaces, culture materielle et identites en Senegambieby Ibrahima Thiaw

    CODESRIA 2011; US$ 22.95

    This book re-examines historical, ethnographic and anthropological productions in various spaces in Senegambia. Just like language, material culture in original forms is powerful in the transmission and affirmation of identity. Unfortunately, archeology has so far played a very minor role in this domain in Senegambia, as the discipline has been confined... more...