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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 poeti... 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. Wha... 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... View more info

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History and Theory in Anthropology

By: Barnard, Alan

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Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR: 7/16/2016

Seller ID: 9780521774321

ISBN: 0521774322

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Anthropology is a discipline very conscious of its history. Alan Barnard has written a clear, detailed overview of anthropological theory that brings out the historical contexts of the great debates, tracing the genealogies of theories and schools of thought. His book covers the precursors of anthropology; evolutionism in all its guises; diffusionism and culture area theories, functionalism and structural-functionalism; action-centered theories; processual and Marxist pe... 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 p... View more info

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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 inst... 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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Never in Anger: Portrait of an Eskimo Family

By: Briggs, Jean L

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Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR: 7/17/2017

Seller ID: 0674608283

ISBN: 0674608283

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Anthropologist Jean L. Briggs spent seventeen months living on a remote Arctic shore as the "adopted daughter" of an Eskimo family. Through vignettes of daily life she unfolds a warm and perceptive tale of the behavioral patterns of the Utku, their way of training children, and their handling of deviations from desired behavior. View more info

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Inuit Morality Play

By: Briggs, Jean L.

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Publisher: 2/23/2014

Seller ID: 9780300072372

ISBN: 0300072376

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Is your mother good?"" Are you good?" "Do you want to come live with me?" Inuit adults often playfully present small children with difficult, even dangerous, choices and then dramatize the consequences of the child's answers. They are enacting in larger-than-life form the plots that drive Inuit social life -- testing, acting out problems, entertaining themselves, and, most of all, bringing up their children.In a riveting narrative, psychological anthropologist Jean L.... View more info

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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

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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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 climat... View more info

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Passage of Darkness: The Ethnobiology of the Haitian Zombie

By: Davis, Wade

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Publisher: UNIV OF NORTH CAROLINA PR:

Seller ID: 0807842109

ISBN: 0807842109

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In 1982, Harvard-trained ethnobotanist Wade Davis traveled into the Haitian countryside to research reports of zombies--the infamous living dead of Haitian folklore. A report by a team of physicians of a verifiable case of zombification led him to try to obtain the poison associated with the process and examine it for potential medical use.Interdisciplinary in nature, this study reveals a network of power relations reaching all levels of Haitian political life. It she... View more info

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Birth Models That Work

By: Davis-Floyd, Robbie

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Publisher: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR:

Seller ID: 9780520258914

ISBN: 0520258916

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This groundbreaking book takes us around the world in search of birth models that work in order to improve the standard of care for mothers and families everywhere. The contributors describe examples of maternity services from both developing countries and wealthy industrialized societies that apply the latest scientific evidence to support and facilitate normal physiological birth; deal appropriately with complications; and generate excellent birth outcomes--including p... 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 gen... View more info

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Visayan Vignettes: Ethnographic Traces of a Philippine Island

By: Dumont, Jean-Paul

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Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780226169552

ISBN: 0226169553

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"To read the book is to appreciate the highly contingent, provisional, oblique, open-ended way in which people try to make "sense" of another culture."--Resil B. Mojares, "Philippine Graphic" "This book is an interestingly complex ethnography that approaches the self-critical dialectical ethnography called for two decades ago....It is a welcome contribution to postmodernist theory and to the ethnography of the Visayas."--Ronald Provencher, "Journal of Asian Studies" ... 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 th... View more info

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Guests of the Sheik: An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village

By: Fernea, Elizabeth Warnock

Price: $6.00

Publisher: ANCHOR: 3/8/2014

Seller ID: 9780385014854

ISBN: 0385014856

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