Collected ethnographies

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First Peoples

Indigenous Cultures and Their Futures


First Peoples explores how, instead of being absorbed into a homogeneous modernity, indigenous...

Treading Lightly

The hidden wisdom of the world's oldest people

Allen & Unwin (2006)

Australian Aboriginals taught themselves thousands of years ago how to build a sustainable society...


What are Australian Aboriginal languages like and how many are there? What kinds of new language...

Pathologies of Power

Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor

Pathologies of Power uses harrowing stories of life—and death—in extreme situations to interrogate...

Islam, Law, and Equality in Indonesia

An Anthropology of Public Reasoning


This book looks at how Muslims in Indonesia struggle to reconcile radically different sets of social...

Zed Books (2013)

An essential text that critically examines the basis of Western research, and the positioning of the...


Traces the history of refugees and migrants within a reconstructed twentieth-century Middle East.

Echoes from Dharamsala

Music in the Life of a Tibetan Refugee Community

In Echoes from Dharamsala, Keila Diehl uses music to understand the experiences of Tibetans living...

Perfectly Japanese

Making Families in an Era of Upheaval

Are Japanese families in crisis? In this dynamic and substantive study, Merry Isaacs White looks...


This classic ethnography, now in its second edition, describes the traditional way of life of the...