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- Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 53.00
Contrary to common perception and belief, most island societies of the Pacific were not isolated, but were connected to other island societies by relations of kinship and marriage, trade and tribute, language and history. Using network models from graph theory, the authors analyse the formation of island empires, the social basis of dialect groups,... more...
- Springer 2011; US$ 39.95
This interdisciplinary collection of readings pertaining to schooling, higher education, adult and community development education, indigenous education and social movement learning in the African and Asian regions is a contribution to anti/critical colonial scholarship in comparative/international education and the sociology of education. The political... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 19.99
In this highly original book, Nicholas Jose sets out to discover Roger Jose?perhaps a distant relative?and his life in a remote Aboriginal community on Australia's farthest shore. Roger's chosen motto, still pinned up in Borroloola, was 'Man's greatness is the fewness of his needs.' In his journey through the Gulf of Carpentaria searching for Roger,... more...
- University of Queensland Press 2013; US$ 12.99
Here, largely in his own words, is the incredible life story of Edward Koiki Mabo, from his childhood on the Island of Mer through to his struggle within the union cause and the black rights movement as well as the historic High Court native-title decision, handed down just months after Mabo died, which destroyed forever the concept of terra nullius... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
The concluding part of Coral Gardens and Their Magic provides a linguistic commentary to the ethnography on agriculture. Malinowski gives a full description of the language of the Trobrianders as an aspect of culture. more...
- AltaMira Press 2005; US$ 38.99
Utilizing almost 40 years' work, Andrew Smith presents a detailed portrait of modern herdsmen and their historical antecedents. Following the assumption that Africa has never been isolated from the rest of the world, Smith illuminates key topics ranging from material culture and rituals, to future prospects for pastoralists. more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 34.99
Jean Godefroy Bidima?s La Palabre examines the traditional African institution of palaver as a way to create dialogue and open exchange in an effort to resolve conflict and promote democracy. In the wake of South Africa?s Truth and Reconciliation Commissions and the gacaca courts in Rwanda, Bidima offers a compelling model of how to develop an African... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00
The controversy surrounding the significant " Into the Heart of Africa " exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada is explored in this compelling and analytical text. The exhibit has become an international, controversial touchstone for issues surrounding the politics of visual representation, such as the challenges to curatorial and ethnographic... more...