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  • The Anthropology of Morality in Melanesia and Beyondby Mr John Barker; Dr Pamela J Stewart; Professor Andrew Strathern

    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...

  • Riding the Black Cockatooby John Danalis

    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...

  • Society of Othersby Rupert Stasch

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 34.95

    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...

  • An Ethnography of Knowledgeby Netsayi Mudege

    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...

  • Fantastic Dreamingby Jane Lydon

    AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 38.99

    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...

  • 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 opinion.... more...

  • Listening to Countryby Ros Moriarty

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 22.72

    The moving and personal story of one woman's journey into the remote and rugged Tanami Desert with the matriarchs of her husband's family. more...

  • Rivers and Resilienceby Heather Goodall; Allison Cadzow

    University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 36.00

    Rivers and Resilience traces the history of Aboriginal people along Sydney’s Georges River from the early periods of British and Irish settlement to the present. It offers a dramatically new approach to Aboriginal history in an urban setting in Australia. Leading historians investigate the continuities and changes experienced by Aboriginal communities... more...

  • Charred Lullabiesby E. Valentine Daniel

    Princeton University Press 1996; US$ 43.95

    How does an ethnographer write about violence? How can he make sense of violent acts, for himself and for his readers, without compromising its sheer excess and its meaning-defying core? How can he remain a scholarly observer when the country of his birth is engulfed by terror? These are some of the questions that engage Valentine Daniel in this exploration... more...

  • Manthropologyby Peter McAllister

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 23.99

    Manthropology is the first of its kind. Spanning continents and centuries, it is an in-depth look into the history and science of manliness. From speed and strength, to beauty and sex appeal, to bravado and wit, it examines how man today compares to his masculine ancestors. Peter McAllister set out to rebut the claim that man today is suffering... more...