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  • Child of the Jungleby Sabine Kuegler

    Grand Central Publishing 2007; US$ 9.99

    A #1 bestseller in Europe, CHILD OF THE JUNGLE tells the remarkable story of a childhood and adolescence spent caught between two modes of existence-jungle life and Western "civilization." Sabine Kuegler was five years old when her family-her German linguist-missionary parents and her siblings-moved to the territory of the recently discovered hunter-and-gatherer... more...

  • Stealing People's Namesby Simon J. Harrison

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 47.00

    In this intriguing study, Simon Harrison analyses the significance of names in the context of Avatip ritual, cosmology and concepts of the person. more...

  • Beyond the Coral Sea: Travels in the Old Empires of the South-West Pacific (Text Only)by Michael Moran

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    A romantic and adventurous journey to the hidden islands and lagoons beyond Papua New Guinea and north of Australia. more...

  • Growing Artefacts, Displaying Relationshipsby Ludovic Coupaye

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    What gives artefacts their power and beauty? This ethnographic study of the decorated long yams made by the Nyamikum Abelam in Papua New Guinea examines how these artefacts acquire their specific properties through processes that mobilise and recruit diverse entities, substances and domains. All come together to form the ?finished product? that... more...

  • Foodways And Empathyby Anita von Poser

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 34.95

    Through the sharing of food, people feel entitled to inquire into one another?s lives and ponder one another?s states in relation to their foodways. This in-depth study focuses on the Bosmun of Daiden, a Ramu River people in an under-represented area in the ethnography of Papua New Guinea, uncovering the conceptual convergence of local notions of... more...

  • Historia ya Jamii ya Zanzibar Na Nyimbo za Siti Binti Saadby Laura Fair

    Twaweza Communications 2013; US$ 24.95

    Laura Fair is Professor of History at Michigan State University in the U.S.A. She lived in Zanzibar for many years doing research for her first book: Pastimes and Politics: Culture, Community and Identity in Post-abolition Urban Zanzibar, 1890-1945. In this book she illustrates how former slaves used the social and cultural tools at their command to... more...

  • Social Complexity in the Makingby Donald Tuzin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    A highly accessible ethnography which explains the history and evolution of Ilahita, an Arapesh-speaking village in New Guinea. more...

  • The Djief Hunters, 26,000 Years of Rainforest Exploitation on the Bird's Head of Papua, Indonesiaby J.M. Pasveer

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 154.95

    Providing an important contribution to the current debate on the possibilities of human occupation of tropical rainforest before the advent of agriculture, this reference explores human hunting patterns of the Djief forest wallaby from the late Pleistocene. It provides intriguing insights into hunter-gatherer subsistence, tool manufacturing and use,... more...

  • In the Midst of Lifeby A. L. Epstein

    University of California Press 1992; US$ 12.95

    The Tolai are among the most distinctive of Papua New Guinea's indigenous peoples. For all their success in the pursuit of modernity, the Tolai remain traditional in their attitudes toward death, the cultural elaboration of which colors almost every aspect of their existence. In his new book, A. L. Epstein develops an emotional profile of the Tolai,... more...

  • Wayward Womenby Holly Wardlow

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 31.95

    Written with uncommon grace and clarity, this extremely engaging ethnography analyzes female agency, gendered violence, and transactional sex in contemporary Papua New Guinea. Focusing on Huli "passenger women," (women who accept money for sex) Wayward Women explores the socio-economic factors that push women into the practice of transactional sex,... more...