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  • Sorcerers of Dobuby R. F. Fortune

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Ever since its first publication in 1932, Sorcerers of Dobu has been recognized as one of the great triumphs of anthropological research and interpretation in the field of ethnography. A rich source of information on primitive psychology, the book presents sociological analysis of the complex tribal organisation of the Dobuans. Originally published... more...

  • Land and Social Change in East Nepalby Professor Lionel Caplan; Lionel Caplan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This book examines the relations between the Limbus, an indigenous tribal people in East Nepal, and the Hindus who have entered their region during the past two hundred years. Describing the divisions which have arisen between the two groups as a result of confrontation over land, the book nonetheless stresses how they are linked by ties of economic... more...

  • Caste and Kinship in Kangraby Jonathan P. Parry

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This study is a major addition to understanding the problems of social inequality and the nature of caste and kinship. A full account is given of the social structure of the region, emphasizing the continuity of principles, which govern relations between castes and relationships within castes. The ethnographic data bear in particular on: the nature... more...

  • Indians of the Andesby Harold Osborne

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This book traces the history and ecology of the Aymaras and the Quechuas: the highland peoples of the Central Andes, who formed the nucleus of the great Inca Empire which extended for two thousand miles along the Pacific coast to the fringes of the tropical interior. In twenty millennia the Indians of the Andes had had no cultural contacts with the... more...

  • Mambuby K. O. L. Burridge

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Mambu is the name of a native of New Guinea who led what has become known as a 'Cargo' cult. These cults, common in Melanesia, are partly religious, political and economic in nature. Participants in the cult engage in exotic rites, the purpose of which is to gain possession of European manufactured goods, such as knives, medicines, razor blades, tinned... more...

  • The Apa Tanis and their Neighboursby Christoph von Frer-Haimendorf

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Inhabiting a secluded valley in the Eastern Himalayas, the Apa Tanis remained virtually unknown to the outside world until 1944-45 when the author spent several months in their villages, studying their internal social structure as well as their political and economic relations with neighbouring tribes. The economy of the Apa Tanis, who knew neither... more...

  • Migrations, Myth and Magic from the Gilbert Islandsby Rosemary Grimble

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book is a collection of Arthur Grimble's field notes and early writings, brought together in book form with linking pieces and a large number of illustrations. There are chapters on cannibalism and head hunting, on astronomy and on many aspects of the lives of the Gilbertese people from birth to death. Originally published in 1972. more...

  • Coming into Being Among the Australian Aboriginesby Ashley Montagu

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This volume brings together all the evidence bearing upon the procreative beliefs of the Australian Aborigines and subjects it to a scientific examination in the light of biological, social and psychological research. First published in 1937. This edition reprints the revised edition of 1974. more...

  • Rautahi: The Maoris of New Zealandby Joan Metge

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    A comprehensive study of the Maori in New Zealand, this book covers Maori history and culture, language and art and includes chapters on the following: Basic concepts in Maori culture Land Kinship Education Association Leadership & social control The Marae Hui Maori and Pakeha Maori spelling and pronunciation There is... more...

  • Contemporary Native American Cultural Issuesby Duane Champagne

    AltaMira Press 2000; US$ 39.99

    While Native American communities remain culturally innovative and continue to struggle for survival, researchers, teachers, and students lack texts that both represent the breadth of contemporary experiences and look toward the future. Editor Duane Champagne has assembled a volume of top scholarship reflecting the complexity and diversity of Native... more...