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Collected ethnographies

  • Victims of Progressby John H. Bodley

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 50.00

    This compelling account of how technology and development affect indigenous peoples throughout the world provides a provocative context in which students can think about civilization and its costs. more...

  • The Urban Ethnography Readerby Mitchell Duneier; Philip Kasinitz; Alexandra Murphy

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    The Urban Ethnography Reader assembles the very best of American ethnographic writing, from classic works to contemporary research, and aims to present ethnography as social science, social history, and literature, rather than purely as a methodology. The selections capture the diversity, the historical development, and the continuing importance... more...

  • Tribeswomen of Iranby Julia Huang

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 14.95

    Since the revolution in 1979, the Islamic Republic of Iran has permitted few Western scholars to conduct research in the country. Here Julia Huang provides a remarkable account of local tribal life in Iran and depicts a community largely beyond the scope and reach of foreign travellers and the Western media. Huang documents the difficult livelihoods... more...

  • Tribal Communities in the Malay Worldby Geoffrey Benjamin; Cynthia Chou

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2003; US$ 75.00

    The Malay World (Alam Melayu), spanning the Malay Peninsula, much of Sumatra, and parts of Borneo, has long contained within it a variety of populations. Most of the Malays have been organized into the different kingdoms (kerajaan Melayu) from which they have derived their identity. But the territories of those kingdoms have also included tribal peoples... more...

  • Treading Lightlyby Karl-Erik Sveiby; Tex Skuthorpe

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 22.72

    Australian Aboriginals taught themselves thousands of years ago how to build a sustainable society in our fragile landscape. In a unique collaboration, a Swedish knowledge management professor finds out from an Aboriginal cultural custodian how they did it, and what we can learn from them. more...

  • Thinking Through Thingsby Amiria Henare; Martin Holbraad; Sari Wastell

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 48.95

    Drawing upon the work of some of the most influential theorists in the field, Thinking Through Things demonstrates the quiet revolution growing in anthropology and its related disciplines, shifting its philosophical foundations. The first text to offer a direct and provocative challenge to disciplinary fragmentation - arguing for the futility of... more...

  • Structured Worldsby Aubrey Cannon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Hunter-gatherer societies are constrained by their environment and the technologies available to them. However, until now the role of culture in foraging communities has not been widely considered. 'Structured Worlds' examines the role of cosmology, values, and perceptions in the archaeological histories of hunter-fisher-gatherers. The essays examine... 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...

  • Settling for Lessby Steven C. Dinero

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 29.95

    The resettlement of the Negev Bedouin (Israel) has been wrought with controversy since its inception in the 1960s. Presenting evidence from a two-decade period, the author addresses how the changes that took place over the past sixty to seventy years have served the needs and interests of the State rather than those of Bedouin community at large.... more...

  • Quest for Harmonyby Chuan-kang Shih

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 67.50

    This is a comprehensive ethnographic study about the Moso, a matrilineal group in Southwest China, whose unique traditions are bound to change accepted notions of marriage, kinship, the family, and gender relations. more...