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              Made in Niugini: Technology in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea
                

              Made in Niugini: Technology in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea (Hardback, 2nd New edition)

              By Sillitoe, Paul

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              An acclaimed ethnography of the material culture of the Wola Papua New Guinea, of broad implications to anthropology, museology & archaeology, with numerous illustrations, showing the making of the everyday artefacts by those who will use them in an economy with egalitarian acces...s to resources. The companion volume to Built in Niugini.
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              ISBN 9781907774898
              Released NZ 30 Nov 2017
              Publisher Sean Kingston Publishing
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series The Royal Anthropological Institute Series
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              Of Alien Kings and Perpetual Kin: Contradiction and Ambiguity in Ruwund (Lunda) Symbolic Thought
                

              Of Alien Kings and Perpetual Kin: Contradiction and Ambiguity in Ruwund (Lunda) Symbolic Thought (Hardback)

              By Palmeirim, Manuela

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              Covers anthropology, Africa, Congo, kinship, kingship, and ritual.

              ISBN 9780954557270
              Released NZ 6 Mar 2006
              Publisher Sean Kingston Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Anthropology Matters
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              Westermarck
                

              Westermarck (Hardback)

              Edited by Shankland, David

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              Occasional Paper No. 44 of the Royal Anthropological Institute Published in association with the Anglo-Finnish Society Westermarck was a remarkable man, but one who has received little credit for the significant part he played in the creation of modern anthropology. He spanned tw...o worlds: the comparative anthropological endeavours of the nineteenth century, and the establishment of social anthropology at the LSE, in which he played a major role. One of Malinowski's principal teachers, he was himself an outstanding fieldworker. His work on Morocco has, even today, hardly been surpassed. Yet, his theories on the nature of human marriage and the origins of the incest taboo place him firmly in the earlier, generalist camp, and the controversies to which they have given rise have hardly settled down to this day. In this volume, Westermarck's place in anthropology is discussed, along with detailed descriptions of his very active academic life in Finland and in Britain, whilst other chapters consider his equally pioneering writings in morals and ethics. Westermarck's own writings are featured by way of illustration of his ideas, including his LSE inaugural lecture, his Huxley lecture, and a hitherto unpublished paper on ritual and survivals. This volume shows, indeed, that Westermarck is a 'missing link' in today's history of anthropology, and our understanding of that history will be profoundly changed by a better appreciation of his role within it.
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              ISBN 9781907774317
              Released NZ 30 Mar 2014
              Publisher Sean Kingston Publishing
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Occasional Paper of the Royal Anthropological Institute
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              Contesting the State: The Dynamics of Resistance and Control
                

              Contesting the State: The Dynamics of Resistance and Control (Paperback)

              By Dawod, Hosham; Evens, T. M. S.; Friedman, Jonathan; Edited by Hobart, Angela; Kapferer, Bruce

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              The state is frequently conceived as a universal, although one apparently extraordinarily difficult to define. It often appears in academic discourse and in the popular imagination as an abstraction, grasped as pervasive, a spectre to be feared. In this book, distinguished schola...rs take issue with this purported universality, exploring alternative imaginings of the state, of power and of global processes at the margins.
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              ISBN 9781907774355
              Released NZ 30 Aug 2014
              Publisher Sean Kingston Publishing
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Lions En Pierre Sculptee Chez Les Bakhtiari, Les: Description Et Significations De Sculptures Zoomorphes Dans Une Societe Tribale Du Sud-oouest De L'Iran
                

              Lions En Pierre Sculptee Chez Les Bakhtiari, Les: Description Et Significations De Sculptures Zoomorphes Dans Une Societe Tribale Du Sud-oouest De L'Iran (Hardback)

              By Khosronejad, Pedram

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              This impressive work of scholarship brings together anthropology, religion, popular culture, and history in its focus on Bakhtiari lion tombstones that have remained largely unknown and hence little studied.

              ISBN 9781907774225
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2013
              Publisher Sean Kingston Publishing
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series The Anthropology of Persianate Societies
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              Body Arts and Modernity
                 

              Body Arts and Modernity (Hardback)

              Edited by Ewart, Elizabeth; O'Hanlon, Michael

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              Contributors to this volume draw together ideas emerging from the anthropology of the body, the Western interest in body ornamentation, and the recent revival of specific body arts such as tattooing and piercing. (Archeology/Anthropology)

              ISBN 9780954557294
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2007
              Publisher Sean Kingston Publishing
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              Pacific Alternatives: Cultural Politics in Contemporary Oceania
                 

              Pacific Alternatives: Cultural Politics in Contemporary Oceania (Hardback)

              Edited by Hviding, Edvard; White, Geoffrey

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              At the centre of this collection are the actors and processes referred to by the distinguished Oceania thinker and visionary Epeli Hau'ofa as 'ordinary people ... who, because of the poor flows of benefits from the top, scepticism about stated policies and the like, tend to plan ...and make decisions about their lives independently, sometimes with surprising and dramatic results that go unnoticed or ignored at the top'. The contributors explore innovative social, cultural and political responses to global processes as they influence and unfold in a range of Pacific locations - with a major focus on Island Melanesia and a further range of contributions on Palau, Pohnpei, Rotuma and Australia. A multidisciplinary group, including a number of Pacific Islanders, the authors present contemporary connections between expanding perceptions of cultural heritage and the emergence of new political forms, in the context of challenges posed by the global political economy. At issue in the volume are viable local Pacific alternatives to the institutions and practices commonly advocated in development discourse, but difficult to implement in Pacific settings. Pacific Alternatives provides fresh perspectives on the ways that cultural heritage serves as a unique source of engaging the modern state and global non-state actors. The volume showcases two of the strongest features of contemporary Pacific Studies scholarship: the ability to find new insights in experience-near analyses of Islander life that have world-enlarging potentials, and the foregrounding of Indigenous voices in the evolving dialogue around land, politics, culture, tradition, custom, and identity. Ty K wika Tengan - Professor of Anthropology & Chair of the Dept. of Ethnic Studies, University of Hawai'i
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              ISBN 9781907774386
              Released NZ 31 Jul 2015
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              The Things We Value: Culture and History in Solomon Islands
                 

              The Things We Value: Culture and History in Solomon Islands (Hardback)

              Edited by Burt, Ben; Bolton, Lissant

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              The Things We Value takes as its subject the creativity and cultural heritage of Solomon Islands, focusing on the kinds of objects produced and valued by local communities across this diverse country in the south-west Pacific. Combining historical and interpretive analyses with p...ersonal memories and extensive colour illustrations, the contributors examine such distinctive forms as red feather-money, shell valuables, body ornaments, war canoes, ancestral stones and wood carvings. Their essays discuss the materials, designs, manufacture, properties and meanings of artefacts from across the country. Solomon Islanders value these things variously as currency, heirlooms and commodities, for their beauty, power and sanctity, and as bearers of the historical identities and relationships which sustain them in a rapidly changing world. The volume brings together indigenous experts and leading international scholars as authors of the most geographically comprehensive anthology of Solomon Islands ethnography yet published. It engages with historical and contemporary issues from a range of perspectives, anthropological and archaeological, communal and personal, and makes a major new contribution to Pacific Islands studies.
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              ISBN 9781907774218
              Released NZ 31 Jan 2014
              Publisher Sean Kingston Publishing
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              The End of Anthropology?
                

              The End of Anthropology? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Jebens, Holger; By Kohl, Karl-Heinz

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              Decolonisation, modernisation, globalisation, the crisis of representation, and the 'cultural turn' in neighbouring disciplines have unsettled anthropology to such an extent that the field's foundations, the subjects of its study as well as its methods and concepts, appear to be ...eroded. It is now time to take stock and either abandon anthropology as a fundamentally untenable or superfluous project, or to set it on more solid foundations. In this volume some of the world's leading anthropologists - including Vincent Crapanzano, Maurice Godelier, Ulf Hannerz and Adam Kuper - do just that. Reflecting on how to meet the manifold institutional, theoretical, methodological, and epistemological challenges to the field, as well as on the continued, if not heightened, importance of anthropology in a world where diversity and cultural difference are becoming ever more important economically, politically, and legally, they set upon the task of reconstructing anthropology's foundations and firming up its stance vis-a-vis these challenges. 'With a backward glance at earlier predictions of the demise of anthropology, the essays present a confident account of the future of the discipline. Defining in clear terms what it is that anthropologists do, a well-chosen group of distinguished contributors confront the diversity and internal distinctions that characterize the field, weigh the seriousness of the trend toward interdisciplinary studies in the human sciences, and redefine the strengths of the anthropological mode of knowledge production'. (Shirley Lindenbaum, Professor Emerita, City University of New York)
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              ISBN 9781907774287
              Released NZ 30 Sep 2013
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              Mining and Indigenous Lifeworlds in Australia and Papua New Guinea
                

              Mining and Indigenous Lifeworlds in Australia and Papua New Guinea (Hardback)

              Edited by Rumsey, Alan; Weiner, James F.

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              Gives a vital and unique insight into the effects of mining and other forms of resource extraction upon the indigenous peoples of Australa and Papua New Guinea. Based on extensive fieldwork with the peoples concerned, it offers a comparative focus on indigenous cosmologies and th...eir articulation or disjunction. Authors from RSPAS, ANU.
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              ISBN 9780954557249
              Released NZ 30 Apr 2004
              Publisher Sean Kingston Publishing
              Interest Age 19+ years
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