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  • Social Anthropology and Australian Aboriginal Studiesby Robert Tonks; Ronald Berndt

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1988; US$ 26.50

    This volume summaries major developments in the social anthropology of Aboriginal studies in the 1960s?80s. It is valuable as an overview of five important and interrelated topics; economy, kinship, gender, religion and law. It also contains stimulating comment and criticism and raised important issues for future research as well as current debate... more...

  • The World of the First Australiansby Ronald Berndt; Catherine Berndt

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1991; US$ 45.00

    This book is a classic in the field of Australian Aboriginal Studies. As well as being a comprehensive reference book, covering a wide range of the many traditional societies and cultures that have existed on the Australian continent, it draws together the threads of Aboriginal belief and practice in general terms. more...

  • When the Dust Come in Betweenby Bruce Shaw

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1992; US$ 22.00

    Eighteen Aboriginal men and women of the East Kimberley unveil their life stories as they reminisce about work on cattle stations, horses, wages, drinking, fighting, citizenship, traditional law, kinship, women, marriage and race relations. more...

  • Modernity and Malaysiaby Alberto Gomes

    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...

  • It's True! Burke And Wills Forgot The Frying Panby David Greagg

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 10.86

    An accessible, humorous retelling of Australia's most stirring stories, detailing the accomplishments and personalities of the brave, obsessive and sometimes foolish men who mapped Australia. more...

  • Ethnic Life-worlds in North-East Indiaby Prasenjit Biswas; Chandan Suklabaidya

    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...

  • Confronting Margaret Meadby Lenora Foerstel

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 32.95

    "...valuable information, ideas, and contrasts." --Choice The 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... more...

  • The Anthropology of Morality in Melanesia and Beyondby John Barker

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 124.95

    Bringing together some of the most prominent scholars working in the anthropology of morality, this volume examines how Melanesians experience and deal with moral dilemmas and challenges. While returning to some classical concerns, the book opens new territory with studies exploring the interface between values associated with indigenous village life... more...

  • Society of Othersby Rupert Stasch

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    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...

  • Us Against Themby Donald R. Kinder; Cindy D. Kam

    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... more...