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African Dress: Fashion, Agency, Performance (Dress, Body, Culture)

by Hansen, Karen Tranberg; Madison, D. Soyini (editors)

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2013
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First Edition
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London, England, U.K.: Bloomsbury, 2013. This is a collection of essays, originally delivered as papers at an interdisciplinary conference on Dress, Popular Culture, and Social Action in Africa at Northwestern University in 2009, and focused on dressed bodies and questions of agency and power; the essays are divided into four sections: Dressed Bodies and Power; Material Culture, Visual Recognition, and… Read more
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Let Jasmine Rain Down: Song and Remembrance among Syrian Jews (Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology)

by Shelemay, Kay Kaufman

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1998
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Chicago, IL, U.S.A.: University of Chicago Press, 1998. Based on fieldwork with the Syrian Jewish community in Brooklyn, this is a study of songs, brought to America by Jews who left Aleppo in the early 20th century, which consist of Hebrew texts set to melodies borrowed from Middle Eastern Arab music; it tells the story of this musical tradition as… Read more
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African Ceremonies, Volumes 1 & 2

by Beckwith, Carol; Fisher, Angela

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Published
1999
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9780810942059
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New York , NY, U.S.A.: Harry N. Abrams, 1999. This is a very large two-volume boxed set of color photographs of African rituals, based on ten years of field work across East, West, and Southern Africa; the authors' intent was to create a visual exploration of the meaning and power of traditional rituals and ceremonies they had witnessed before they… Read more
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Chur, Switzerland: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1993. This is a collection of essays that explore the development of British anthropology in the period 1880 to 1920 when it involved not just the study of custom but also included archaeology, physical anthropology, and philology; they reveal how the emergence of new approaches of the 1920s and 1930s and the triumph of social… Read more
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My Dear Spencer: The Letters of F.J. Gillen to Baldwin Spencer

by Gillen, Frank; John Mulvaney, Howard Morphy & Alison Petch (editors)

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1997
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9781864470215
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Melbourne, Australia: Hyland House, 1997. This collection of letters sheds light on race, social conditions, and Aboriginal culture in central Australia and documents a crucial period in the history of anthropology; Gillen, the Station Master and Special Magistrate in Alice Springs, met Baldwin Spencer, Professor of Biology at the University of Melbourne, during the 1894 Horn Expedition to Central Australia;… Read more
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The Power of Babel: Language & Governance in the African Experience

by Mazrui, Ali A. & Alamin M.

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Published
1998
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9780226514291
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Chicago, IL, U.S.A.: University of Chicago Press, 1998. In this book the authors explore the cultural and political implications of Africa's linguistic diversity (white pictorial covers with blue & orange lettering, photo of authors on the back; very slight edge wear; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy in nearly perfect condition; in stock & available for immediate shipment from a… Read more
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Nuer Religion

by Evans-Pritchard, E. E.

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1967
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Third Printing
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London, England, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1967. First published in 1956, this is the third printing of the author's third and final volume on the Nuer, a Nilotic people who inhabit the Nile Valley of South Sudan, whose study he began with field work in 1930; includes photographs and other illustrations (black cloth with gold lettering on spine has very… Read more
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Doing Fieldwork: The Correspondence of Robert Redfield and Sol Tax

by Redfield, Robert; Tax, Sol; Rubinstein, Robert A. (editor)

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Published
2002
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Reprint
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9780765807359
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New Brunswick, NJ, U.S.A.: Transaction Publishers, 2002. This book is a collection of letters exchanged between the two anthropologists during the period 1934 to 1941 while Tax was doing ethnographic research in Guatemala under Redfield's direction; these letters presents a clear picture of how two important anthropologists thought about and conducted their field research, how they arrived at their descriptive… Read more
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Anthropology in the Sudan: Reflections by a Sudanese Anthropologist

by Ahmed, Abdel Ghaffar M.

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2003
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9789057270444
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Utrecht, Netherlands: International Books, 2003. This is a collection of essays by four Sudanese anthropologists divided into three parts: the historical development of anthropology in the Sudan, how anthropology has been applied in the study of social change and development, and anthropological research as applied to the socio-economic setting of the Sudan; contributors include Abdel Ghaffar M. Ahmed, Munzoul Abdalla… Read more
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The Native Tribes of South-East Australia

by Howitt, A. W.

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Published
1966
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9780855752750
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Canberra, Australia: Aboriginal Studies Press, 1966. Originally published in 1904, this is a facsimile edition (not print-on-demand) of a classic work of Australian anthropology, based on forty years of explorations of central Australia and investigations of the social organization, customs, and beliefs of the indigenous Australians (pictorial cover, pages very slightly tanned; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy in… Read more
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Complexities: Beyond Nature and Nurture

by McKinnon, Susan; Silverman, Sydel

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2005
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9780226500249
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Chicago, IL, U.S.A.: University of Chicago Press, 2005. This is a collection of papers by experts from four fields of anthropology, cultural, linguistic, biological,, and archaeological, that challenges the resurgence of reductive theories of human biological and social life; it presents evidence to contest these theories and to provide an account of the complexity and variability of the human condition… Read more
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Camera Indica: The Social Life of Indian Photographs

by Pinney, Christopher

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1997
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9780226668666
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Chicago, IL, U.S.A.: University of Chicago Press, 1997. This is a study by an anthropologist of photographic practice in Indian society over the last 100 years, particularly the changes in portraiture from depiction to invention; the author identifies three moments in Indian portraiture: the use of photography as an instrument of measurement under British rule, the role of portraiture in… Read more
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A Cautious Silence: The Politics of Australian Anthropology

by Gray, Geoffrey

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2007
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9780855755515
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Canberra, Australia: Aboriginal Studies Press, 2007. This is the first comprehensive history of modern Australian social anthropology that examines the forces that shaped and framed the formation of a distinctive anthropological practice; it reveals the struggle to establish and consolidate anthropology as an academic discipline in Australia, which required anthropologists to demonstrate that their discipline was the predominant interpreter of… Read more
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The Tribes of Northern and Central Kordofán (Cambridge Archaeological and Ethnographical Series)

by MacMichael, H. A.

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2010
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9781108010771
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New York , NY, U.S.A.: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Originally published in 1912, this was the first major ethnographic account of the Sudan; it combines the local history of the province with the history of different ethnic groups and genealogies of the indigenous population; the author was the deputy inspector of Kordofan province from 1906 to 1912 and combined his… Read more
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The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion, Part III: The Dying God

by Frazer, James George

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1966
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Third Edition
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London, England, U.K.: Macmillan and Company, 1966. This is a reprint of the third edition of the third volume of Frazer's comparative study of mythology and religion, this part originally published in 1911; this volume takes up the question of the motive for putting divine kings to death, a practice that was common at a particular stage in the… Read more
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The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion, Part VI: The Scapegoat

by Frazer, James George

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1966
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Third Edition
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London, England, U.K.: Macmillan and Company, 1966. This is a reprint of the third edition of the sixth volume of Frazer's comparative study of mythology and religion, this part originally published in 1913; this volume concludes the discussion of the theory and practice of the Dying God and is concerned with the use of the Dying God as a… Read more
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Maoris of New Zealand: Ruatahi

by Metge, Joan

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Published
1976
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Revised
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9780710083814
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London, England, U.K.: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1976. First published in 1967, this is a substantially revised edition of a major study of Maori society and culture; the author, an anthropologist, spent several years in full-time field work among Maoris (green pictorial cover with sunned spine, slight edge wear, creased corner; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). Revised. Trade Paperback.… Read more
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Handbook of Socialization Theory and Research (Rand McNally Sociology Series)

by Goslin, David A

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Published
1971
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First Edition
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Chicago, IL, U.S.A.: Rand McNally & Company, 1971. This book is a collection of original theoretical essays on various topics related to socialization, the process by which individuals acquire the knowledge, skills, and disposition that enable them to participate effectively in social interaction; following an introduction by the editor, the twenty-nine essays are divided into four sections: Theoretical Approaches to… Read more
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Paths Toward a Clearing: Radical Empiricism and Ethnographic Inquiry (African Systems of Thought)

by Jackson, Michael

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1989
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9780253205346
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Bloomington, IN, U.S.A.: Indiana University Press, 1989. This book explores our shifting sense of ourselves as subjects and as objects, drawing on William James' radical empiricism, together with existentialism and critical theory, to broaden the notion of experience to include personal reflection as well as ethnographic description; based on his fieldwork among the Kuranko of northeastern Sierra Leone, the author… Read more
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Past and Present in Hunter Gatherer Studies

by Schrire, Carmel (editor)

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Published
1984
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9780126291803
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Orlando, FL, U.S.A.: Academic Press, 1984. This book contains a selection of papers from the Third International Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies held in Bad Homburg, Germany, in 1983; these papers combine archaeolgy, history, and ethnography to explore the relationship between prehistoric and living hunter gatherer societies; they look for both continuity in these societies through time and for… Read more
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