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  • Coranderrkby Giordano Nanni; Andrea James

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2013; US$ 15.44

    The Aboriginal people of Coranderrk reserve in central Victoria waged a sustained campaign for justice, land rights and self-determination in colonial Australia. Despite having created an award-winning farm they were targeted for removal. Their lobbying of government, with their white supporters, triggered a Parliamentary Inquiry in 1881. Coranderrk:... more...

  • Culture and Customs of Singapore and Malaysiaby Jaime Koh; Stephanie Ho

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 55.00

    Culture and Customs of Singapore and Malaysia examines all aspects of contemporary life in these two geographically close and historically and culturally connected nations, starting with the people fighting to maintain a balance between the new and the traditional. The book shows how religion has evolved through time in the two nations and examines... more...

  • The Death of the Big Men and the Rise of the Big Shotsby Keir Martin

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 34.95

    In 1994, the Pacific island village of Matupit was partially destroyed by a volcanic eruption. This study focuses on the subsequent reconstruction and contests over the morality of exchanges that are generative of new forms of social stratification. Such new dynamics of stratification are central to contemporary processes of globalization in the Pacific,... more...

  • Democracy Compromisedby Lungisile Ntsebeza

    BRILL 2005; US$ 39.00

    This book argues that the promulgation of the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework and Communal Land Rights Acts runs the risk of compromising South Africa's democracy. The acts establish traditional councils with land administration powers. These structures are dominated by unelected members. more...

  • Disassembling and Decolonizing School in the Pacificby David W. Kupferman

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 159.00

    Offering a counter-discourse to the accepted liberal metanarrative of schooling in Micronesia, this volume argues that across the Pacific region, American-developed school systems are today non-neutral cultural players with quasi-colonialist credentials. more...

  • Drawn from the Groundby Jennifer Green

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Provides a multimodal analysis of women's sand stories from Central Australia, showing how speech, sign, gesture and drawing work together. more...

  • The Economic Status of Australian Aboriginesby Jon C. Altman; John Nieuwenhuysen

    Cambridge University Press 1979; US$ 36.00

    This book provides a survey of studies so far made on various aspects of current Aboriginal economic life in different environments in Australia. more...

  • Encountering Aboriginesby Kenelm Burridge; Cyril S. Belshaw

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    Encountering Aborigines: A Case Study: Anthropology and the Australian Aboriginal details the concerns in contemporary anthropological research of aboriginal Australians. The title covers the various aspects of anthropological studies conducted on Australian Aboriginals. The text discusses the contemporary attitude of the modern world toward Aborigines.... more...

  • Espaces, culture materielle et identites en Senegambieby Ibrahima Thiaw

    CODESRIA 2011; US$ 20.90

    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...

  • 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...