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  • Selling EthniCityby Olaf Kaltmeier

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 134.95

    Bringing together a multidisciplinary team of scholars, this book explores the importance of ethnicity and cultural economy in the post-Fordist city in the Americas. The work argues that cultural, political and economic elites make use of cultural and ethnic elements in city planning and architecture in order to construct a unique image of a particular... more...

  • Being Blackby Ian Keen; Marie Reay

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1991; US$ 26.95

    Bringing together the results of research by anthropologists on the social life of people formerly labeled “part-Aborigines? or “urban Aborigines,? this volume discusses issues including the bases of identity, the ties of family, the structure of community, ways of speaking, beliefs and feelings about the country, and attitudes toward history. more...

  • Spirits without Bordersby Karen Fjelstad; Nguyen Thi Hien

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 29.00

    Spirits without Borders is an ethnographic study of the transnational and multicultural expansion of Vietnam's Mother Goddess Religion and its spirit possession ritual. The product of collaborative research by an American anthropologist and a Vietnamese folklorist, the work explores how and why the ritual spread from Vietnam to the US and back again,... more...

  • Imagining the Post-Apartheid Stateby John T. Friedman

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 34.95

    In northwest Namibia, people?s political imagination offers a powerful insight into the post-apartheid state. Based on extensive anthropological fieldwork, this book focuses on the former South African apartheid regime and the present democratic government; it compares the perceptions and practices of state and customary forms of judicial administration,... more...

  • Playing Different Gamesby Dereje Feyissa

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 95.00

    Focusing on ethnicity and its relation to conflict, this book goes beyond sterile debates about whether ethnic identities are ?natural? or ?socially constructed?. Rather, ethnic identity takes different forms. Some ethnic boundaries are perceived by the actors themselves as natural, while others are perceived to be permeable. The argument is substantiated... more...

  • Namoluk Beyond The Reefby Mac Marshall

    Westview Press 2004; US$ 34.00

    Examines the importance of place to a maintenance of cultural identity among Pacific Islanders more...

  • Globalizing Indiaby Jackie Assayag; Chris Fuller

    Anthem Press 2005; US$ 85.00

    This is one of the first books to present a collection of writings on the effects of globalization on India and Indian society. more...

  • Chanting Down the New Jerusalemby Francio Guadeloupe

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 50.00

    In this brilliantly evocative ethnography, Francio Guadeloupe probes the ethos and attitude created by radio disc jockeys on the binational Caribbean island of Saint Martin/Sint Maarten. Examining the intersection of Christianity, calypso, and capitalism, Guadeloupe shows how a multiethnic and multireligious island nation, where livelihoods depend... more...

  • Aboriginal Autonomyby Herbert Cole Coombs; Mick Dodson

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 46.00

    A plea for a just society, this book is about reconciliation with Australia's Aboriginal people. more...