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Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society

By: Abu-Lughod, Lila

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Publisher: 7/17/2017

Seller ID: 0520063279

ISBN: 0520063279

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Lila Abu-Lughod lived with a community of Bedouins in the Western Desert of Egypt for nearly two years, studying gender relations and the oral lyric poetry through which women and young men express personal feelings. The poems are haunting, the evocation of emotional life vivid. But her analysis also reveals how deeply implicated poetry and sentiment are in the play of power and the maintenance of a system of social hierarchy. What begins as a puzzle about a single poetic genre becomes a reflection on the politics of sentiment and the relationship between ideology and human experience. No... View more info

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Veiled Sentiments Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society

By: Abu-Lughod, Lila

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Publisher: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR: 3/19/2011

Seller ID: 9780520224735

ISBN: 0520224736

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"Updated Edition With a New Preface" Lila Abu-Lughod lived with a community of Bedouins in the Western Desert of Egypt for nearly two years, studying gender relations and the oral lyric poetry through which women and young men express personal feelings. The poems are haunting, the evocation of emotional life vivid. But her analysis also reveals how deeply implicated poetry and sentiment are in the play of power and the maintenance of a system of social hierarchy. What begins as a puzzle about a single poetic genre becomes a reflection on the politics of sentiment and the relationship betwe... View more info

Rigoberta Menchu Controversy

By: Arias, Arturo/Stoll, David

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Publisher: UNIV OF MINNESOTA PR:

Seller ID: 0816636265

ISBN: 0816636265

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Guatemalan indigenous rights activist Rigoberta Menchu first came to international prominence following the 1983 publication of her memoir, I, Rigoberta Menchu, which chronicled in compelling detail the violence and misery that she and her people suffered during her country's brutal civil war. The book focused world attention on Guatemala and led to her being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992. In 1999, a book by David Stoll challenged the veracity of key details in Menchu's account, generating a storm of controversy. Journalists and scholars squared off regarding whether Menchu had lied ab... View more info

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In the Land of the Grasshopper Song: Two Women in the Klamath River Indian Count

By: Arnold, Mary Ellicot

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Seller ID: 9780803267039

ISBN: 0803267037

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In 1908 two young women--the authors of this book--accepted Indian Service appointments as field matrons for the Karok Indians in the Klamath and Salmon River country of northern California. Although the area had been the scene of a gold rush some fifty years earlier, they write in the foreword, "the social life of the Indian--what he believed and the way he felt about things--was very little affected by white influence. The older Indians still had the spaced tatoo marks on their forearms, by which they could measure the length of the string of wampum required to buy a wife. . . . The white me... View more info

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Meaning of Whitemen: Race and Modernity in the Orokaiva Cultural World

By: Bashkow, Ira

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Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR:

Seller ID: 9780226038919

ISBN: 0226038912

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A familiar cultural presence for people the world over, "the whiteman" has come to personify the legacy of colonialism, the face of Western modernity, and the force of globalization. Focusing on the cultural meanings of whitemen in the Orokaiva society of Papua New Guinea, this book provides a fresh approach to understanding how race is symbolically constructed and why racial stereotypes endure in the face of counterevidence. While Papua New Guinea's resident white population has been severely reduced due to postcolonial white flight, the whiteman remains a significant racial and cultural ... View more info

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Life and Struggles of Our Mother Walatta Petros: A Seventeenth-Century African B

By: Belcher, Wendy

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Seller ID: 9780691164212

ISBN: 0691164215

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Patterns of Culture

By: Benedict, Ruth

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Publisher: 1/17/2011

Seller ID: 9780395500880

ISBN: 0395500885

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Soul of Mbira: Music and Traditions of the Shona People of Zimbabwe

By: Berliner, Paul F.

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Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR: 3/31/2016

Seller ID: 9780226043791

ISBN: 0226043797

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This sensitive, scholarly portrayal of Shona musicians and the African Musical tradition is highly engaging and comprehensive in its range of data. Paul Berliner provides the complete cultural context for the music and an intimate, precise account of the meaning of the instrument and its music. "Paul Berliner's "The Soul of Mbira" is probably the best ethnography ever written about an African musical tradition. It is a complete classic . . . . I know of no other instrument with the range of the mbira, and the book is equal to the instrument."--John Chernoff " "The Soul of Mbira"] illus... View more info

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Return to Laughter

By: Bowen, Elenore Smith

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Publisher: ANCHOR: 10/23/2014

Seller ID: 9780385053129

ISBN: 0385053126

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White Eskimo: Knud Rasmussen's Fearless Journey into the Heart of the Arctic

By: Bown, Stephen B.

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Publisher: DA CAPO PR:

Seller ID: 9780306822827

ISBN: 0306822822

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Yanomamo: The Last Days of Eden

By: Chagnon, Napoleon

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Publisher: 11/19/2011

Seller ID: 0156996820

ISBN: 0156996820

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Chagnon first made contact with the Yanomamo, a now-imperiled tribe of Amazon Indians, in 1964. He gives an unforgettable portrait of an extraordinary people in this eloquent, meticulously detailed, and often passionate book. Foreword by Edward O. Wilson; Index; maps; illustrations and photographs by the Author. View more info

China's urban villagers: Life in a Beijing commune

By: Chance, Norman A

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Seller ID: 0030603293

ISBN: 0030603293

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Musical Healers of Indigenous Cultures: Shaman Jhankri & Nele

By: Cook, Pat Moffitt

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Seller ID: 9780975575208

ISBN: 0975575201

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Firewalking and Religious Healing: The Anastenaria of Greece and the American Fi

By: Danforth, Loring M

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Publisher: PRINCETON UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 0691028532

ISBN: 0691028532

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"If the Saint calls you, if you have an open road, then you don't feel the fire as if it were your enemy," says one of the participants in the Anastenaria. This compelling work evokes and contrasts two forms of firewalking and religious healing: first, the Anastenaria, a northern Greek ritual in which people who are possessed by Saint Constantine dance dramatically over red-hot coals, and, second, American firewalking, one of the more spectacular activities of New Age psychology. Loring Danforth not only analyzes these rituals in light of the most recent work in medical and symbolic anthrop... View more info

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My Journey to Lhasa

By: David-Neel, Alexandra

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Publisher: ECCO:

Seller ID: 9780060596552

ISBN: 0060596554

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An exemplary travelogue of danger and achievement by the Frenchwoman Madame Alexandra David-Neel of her 1923 expedition to Tibet, the fifth in her series of Asian travels, and her personal recounting of her journey to Lhasa, Tibet's forbidden city.In order to penetrate Tibet and reach Lhasa, she used her fluency of Tibetan dialects and culture, disguised herself as a beggar with yak hair extensions and inked skin and tackled some of the roughest terrain and climate in the World. With the help of her young companion, Yongden, she willingly suffered the primitive travel conditions, freque... View more info

Serpent and the Rainbow: A Harvard Scientist's Astonishing Journey into the Secr

By: Davis, Wade

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Seller ID: 9780684839295D

ISBN: 9780684839295D

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Practice of Everyday Life

By: de Certeau, Michel

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Seller ID: 0520061683

ISBN: 0520061683

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In this incisive book, Michel de Certeau considers the uses to which social representation and modes of social behavior are put by individuals and groups, describing the tactics available to the common man for reclaiming his own autonomy from the all-pervasive forces of commerce, politics, and culture. View more info

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Gender at the Crossroads of Knowledge: Feminist Anthropology in the Postmodern E

By: di Leonardo, Michaela

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Publisher: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR:

Seller ID: 0520070933

ISBN: 0520070933

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"Gender at the Crossroads of Knowledge" brings feminist anthropology up to date, highlighting the theoretical sophistication that characterizes recent research. Twelve essays by outstanding scholars, written with the volume's concerns specifically in mind, range across the broadest anthropological terrain, assessing and contributing to feminist work on biological anthropology, primate studies, global economy, new reproductive technologies, ethno-linguistics, race and gender, and more. The editor's introduction not only sets two decades of feminist anthropological work in the multiple contexts ... View more info

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Anthropology of Self and Behavior

By: Erchak, Gerald M.

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Publisher: RUTGERS UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780813517629

ISBN: 0813517621

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In this engaging book in the field of psychological anthropology, Gerald Erchak argues that culture shapes the human self and behavior, and that the self and behavior are in turn adapted to culture. After defining basic concepts and debates in the field, Erchak takes up the topics of socialization, gender, sexuality, collective behavior, national character, deviance, behavioral disorders, cognition, and emotion. Erchak includes more material about sexuality and gender than other books in this field. For Erchak, psychocultural adaptation is basic to human life. Culture plays a central role in o... View more info

Time and the Other: How Anthropology Makes Its Object

By: Fabian, Johannes

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Seller ID: 9780231055918

ISBN: 0231055919

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