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  • Between the Tidesby David Pickell; Kal Muller

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 35.00

    Between the Tides offers a compelling mix of storytelling, history, natural history, politics, and culture. David Pickell brings warmth and intelligence to his subject, and Kal Muller's photographs are surprising and evocative. Together, author and photographer show how an isolated, nomadic past meets a worldly, urban future, history confronts superstition,... more...

  • Protests, Land Rights, and Riotsby Barry Morris

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 80.00

    The 1970s saw the Aboriginal people of Australia struggle for recognition of their postcolonial rights. Rural communities, where large Aboriginal populations lived, were provoked as a consequence of social fragmentation, unparalleled unemployment, and other major economic and political changes. The ensuing riots, protests, and law-and-order campaigns... more...

  • Kinship, Community, and Selfby Jason Coy; Benjamin Marschke; Jared Poley; Claudia Verhoeven

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 110.00

    David Warren Sabean was a pioneer in the historical-anthropological study of kinship, community, and selfhood in early modern and modern Europe. His career has helped shape the discipline of history through his supervision of dozens of graduate students and his influence on countless other scholars. This book collects wide-ranging essays demonstrating... more...

  • Premodern Japanby Mikiso Hane; Louis G. Perez

    Westview Press 2014; US$ 33.99

    Japanese historian Louis Perez brings Mikiso Hane?s rich and beloved account of early Japanese history up-to-date in this thoroughly revised Second Edition of Premodern Japan . The text traces the key developments of Japanese history in the premodern period, including the establishment of the imperial dynasty, early influences from China and Korea,... more...

  • Ngarrindjeri Wurruwarrinby Diane Bell

    Spinifex Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    In Ngarrindjeri Wurruwarrin, Diane Bell invites her readers into the complex and contested world of the cultural beliefs and practices of the Ngarrindjeri of South Australia; teases out the meanings and misreadings of the written sources; traces changes and continuities in oral accounts; challenges assumptions about what Ngarrindjeri women know, how... more...

  • Fieldwork in South Asiaby Sarit K Chaudhuri; Sucheta Sen Chaudhuri

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 49.95

    Fieldwork in South Asia  is a valuable attempt to listen and learn from the memories and significant moments of fieldwork done by anthropologists, sociologists, and even historians from South Asia. The essays lead towards a deeper understanding of concerns of fieldwork located in various field sites across South Asia without assuming or applying... more...

  • Belonging in Oceaniaby Elfriede Hermann; Wolfgang Kempf; Toon van Meijl

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    Ethnographic case studies explore what it means to "belong" in Oceania, as contributors consider ongoing formations of place, self and community in connection with travelling, internal and international migration. The chapters apply the multi-dimensional concepts of movement, place-making and cultural identifications to explain contemporary life... more...

  • In Amazoniaby Hugh Raffles

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.50

    The Amazon is not what it seems. As Hugh Raffles shows us in this captivating and innovative book, the world's last great wilderness has been transformed again and again by human activity. In Amazonia brings to life an Amazon whose allure and reality lie as much, or more, in what people have made of it as in what nature has wrought. It casts new... more...

  • The Use of Signing Space in a Shared Sign Language of Australiaby Anastasia Bauer

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 140.00

    In this book, an Australian Aboriginal sign language used by Indigenous people in the North East Arnhem Land (Northern Territory) is described on the level of spatial grammar. Topics discussed range from properties of individual signs to structure of interrogative and negative sentences. The main interest is the manifestation of signing space - the... more...

  • Mikidadi wa Mafiaby Pat Caplan

    Mkuki na Nyota Publishers 2014; US$ 24.95

    Pat Caplan is a social anthropologist who began doing research on Mafia Island for her Ph.D. in the 1960s when Mikidadi and his relatives made her part of their family . She has continued to revisit the island periodically since then and has published several books and written many articles based on her research. Her books include 'African Voices,... more...