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  • Learning in Depthby Kieran Egan

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 25.00

    For generations, schools have aimed to introduce students to a broad range of topics through curriculum that ensure that they will at least have some acquaintance with most areas of human knowledge by the time they graduate. Yet such broad knowledge can?t help but be somewhat superficial?and, as Kieran Egan argues, it omits a crucial aspect of true... more...

  • Papua New Guineaby Don Woolford

    University of Queensland Press 1976; US$ 15.00

    Published in 1976, Papua New Guinea was the first book to interpret the main events leading to Papua New Guinea’s independence. The 1960s and 1970s in Papua New Guinea were a time of ferment and great excitement as Australia’s Territory moved quickly towards independence in 1975. Don Woolford worked as a journalist in Papua New Guinea and... more...

  • Laughing at Leviathanby Danilyn Rutherford

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 27.50

    For West Papua and its people, the promise of sovereignty has never been realized, despite a long and fraught struggle for independence from Indonesia. In Laughing at Leviathan , Danilyn Rutherford examines this struggle through a series of interlocking essays that drive at the core meaning of sovereignty itself?how it is fueled, formed, and even... more...

  • Under The Mountain Wallby Peter Matthiessen

    Random House 2012; US$ 11.27

    In the Baliem Valley in central New Guinea lived a Stone Age tribe which survived into the twentieth century - the Kurelu. Matthiessen joined the Harvard-Peabody Expedition of 1961which set out to study the tribe as unobtrusively as possible, living among the Kurelu for two seasons. The result was this classic account, not of the expedition but of... more...

  • Structure and Process in a Melanesian Societyby A.H. Carrier; J.G. Carrier

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    First Published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Managing Animals in New Guineaby Paul Sillitoe

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    Managing Animals in New Guinea analyzes the place of animals in the lives of New Guinea Highlanders. Looking at issues of zoological classification, hunting of wild animals and management of domesticated ones, notably pigs, it asks how natural parameters affect people's livelihood strategies and their relations with animals and the wider environment. more...

  • Biology Unmooredby Sandra Bamford

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76

    Biology Unmoored is an engaging examination of what it means to live in a world that is not structured in terms of biological thinking. Drawing upon three years of ethnographic research in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, Sandra Bamford describes a world in which physiological reproduction is not perceived to ground human kinship or human beings'... more...

  • The Sorrow of the Lonely and the Burning of the Dancersby Edward Schieffelin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 38.00

    This classic ethnography, now in its second edition, describes the traditional way of life of the Kaluli, a tropical forest people of Papua New Guinea. The book takes as its focus the nostalgic and violent Gisalo ceremony, one of the most remarkable performances in the anthropological literature. Tracking the major symbolic and emotional themes of... more...

  • Empowering the Past, Confronting the Futureby Pamela Stewart; Andrew Strathern

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 35.00

    This book is a new ethnography on the Papua New Guinea Highlands, which uses a case-study approach to consider the role of "tradition" in the politics of adjustment to transnational forces of change. more...