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- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00
In this book, an Australian Aboriginal sign language used by Indigenous people in the North East Arnhem Land (Northern Territory) is described on the level of spatial grammar. Topics discussed range from properties of individual signs to structure of interrogative and negative sentences. The main interest is the manifestation of signing... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00
This book argues that sound ? as it is created, transmitted, and perceived ? plays a key role in the constitution of space and community in contemporary Japan. The book examines how sonic practices reflect politics, aesthetics, and ethics, with transformative effects on human relations. From right-wing sound trucks to left-wing protests, from early... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00
Scattered across the South-East Asian massif, a few dozen ethnic groups (numbering around 50 million) maintain highly original cultural identities and political and economic traditions, against pressure from national majorities. They face the same challenges. The means by which social change has been imposed by the lowlanders are similar from country... more...
- The Spinney Press 2014; US$ 30.00
There is still much to be done to close the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and the rest of the population in terms of social and economic development, culture, land, education, health, justice and human rights. This book looks at the progress of key rights issues confronting Australias indigenous peoples, including historical... more...
- Spinifex Press 2005; US$ 22.95
Mapping inter-cultural relationships as they are played out in a remote Aboriginal settlement in Western Australia's Great Sandy Desert, this book challenges White Australians to reconsider their relationship with Indigenous peoples. more...
- Ohio University Press 2010; US$ 23.99
Contemporary Africa is demographically characterized above all else by its youthfulness. In East Africa the median age of the population is now a striking 17.5 years, and more than 65 percent of the population is age 24 or under. This situation has attracted growing scholarly attention, resulting in an important and rapidly expanding literature on... more...
- Westview Press 2014; US$ 33.99
Japanese historian Louis Perez brings Mikiso Hane?s rich and beloved account of early Japanese history up-to-date in this thoroughly revised Second Edition of Premodern Japan . The text traces the key developments of Japanese history in the premodern period, including the establishment of the imperial dynasty, early influences from China and Korea,... more...