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- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95
Bringing together over thirty years of detailed ethnographic research on the Menraq of Malaysia, this fascinating book analyzes and documents the experience of development and modernization in tribal communities. Descendents of hunter-gatherers who have inhabited Southeast Asia for about 40,000 years, the Menraq (also known as Semang or Negritos)... more...
- SAGE India 2008; US$ 65.95
Ethnic Life-worlds in North-East India: An Analysis draws upon the phenomenological. notion of the life-world to understand the culturally-embedded construction of. communities, for whom the lived experience of cultural politics constitutes their. identity. It analyses the cultural and political determinants of ethnic- and identity-oriented. struggles... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95
The Anthropology of Morality in Melanesia and Beyond examines how Melanesians experience and deal with moral dilemmas and challenges. Taking Kenelm Burridge?s seminal work as their starting point, the contributors focus upon public situations and types of people that exemplify key ethical contradictions for members of moral communities. While returning... more...
- Temple University Press 2009; US$ 33.95
"...valuable information, ideas, and contrasts." --ChoiceThe legendary Margaret Mead changed Americans' views of themselves by relating information collected from remote peoples to our society--a society that she did not consider necessarily to be the pinnacle of human development. However, Mead and her followers have been criticized for promulgating... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 17.26
The inspiring true story of one man's reconciliation journey. All through his growing-up years, John Danalis's family had an Aboriginal skull on the mantelpiece; yet only as an adult did he ask where it came from and whether it should be restored to its rightful owners. more...
- University of California Press 2009; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96
This important study upsets the popular assumption that human relations in small-scale societies are based on shared experience. In a theoretically innovative account of the lives of the Korowai of West Papua, Indonesia, Rupert Stasch shows that in this society, people organize their connections to each another around otherness. Analyzing the Korowai... more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 58.00
The book analyses how social processes impact on knowledge production and dissemination; investigates how differences between actors impact on knowledge dissemination and appropriation; explores how existing knowledge frameworks affect knowledge analysis and acceptance and how people bridge the gap between ?outside? and ?local? forms of knowledge. more...
- AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 40.99
Focusing on the archaeological investigation of a Moravian mission in southeastern Australia, the traditional country of the Wergaia-language speakers,Fantastic Dreaming examines how spatial organization, the consumption of Western goods, and the practices required by domesticity were used to transform Aboriginal people. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 25.00
Ethnocentrism?our tendency to partition the human world into in-groups and out-groups?pervades societies around the world. Surprisingly, though, few scholars have explored its role in political life. Donald Kinder and Cindy Kam fill this gap with Us Against Them , their definitive explanation of how ethnocentrism shapes American public opinion.... more...