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- Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 95.00
The inhabitants of Pororan Island, a small group of ?saltwater people? in Papua New Guinea, are intensely interested in the movements of persons across the island and across the sea, both in their everyday lives as fishing people and on ritual occasions. From their observations of human movements, they take their cues about the current state of... more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 129.00
Population aging is a matter of global concern. It often occurs in tandem with changes in the health profile of the population. In Africa, many countries are already facing a high burden of communicable diseases. However, as more and more children survive childhood and move on to adult years and old age they are also more likely to experience health... more...
- Anthem Press 2012; US$ 99.00
The volume is an ethnographic monograph centring on the island of Java that also makes a singular contribution to the anthropological theorising of the person. more...
- University of Queensland Press 2012; US$ 12.99
Exploring the history of the Wiradjuri people, the conflict of colonization, their mythologies, and their attachment to the land, author Patti Miller reveals both her own story and the position of Aboriginal people in today?s society in this fascinating memoir. For 40,000 years, the Central New South Wales area of Wellington was Aboriginal Wiradjuri... more...
- Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 34.95
During the 1970s a wave of ?counter-culture? people moved into rural communities in many parts of Australia. This study focuses in particular on the town of Kuranda in North Queensland and the relationship between the settlers and the local Aboriginal population, concentrating on a number of linked social dramas that portrayed the use of both public... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95
While in the West it is said that women can never be too thin, semi-nomadic Arabs in Niger cherish a feminine ideal of extreme fatness. Feeding Desire analyses this beauty ideal in the context of Islam, conceptions of health, and notions of desire more...
- Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 95.00
Providing a comprehensive treatment of a full range of migrant destinies in East Asia by scholars from both Asia and North America, this volume captures the way migrants are changing the face of Asia, especially in cities, such as Beijing, Hong Kong, Hamamatsu, Osaka, Tokyo, and Singapore. It investigates how the crossing of geographical boundaries... more...
- Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 90.00
While in some cases modernity may dominate 'traditional' forms of expression, in others, the modern is embraced as a welcome source of new ideas that can modify 'tradition' while still keeping it within its own bounds. Maintaining a strong and distinct cultural identity with the help of modernity helps representatives of that identity cope with... more...