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Anthropology and Cultural History in Asia and the Indo-Pacific


About the Series

This series offers a comprehensive view of Asian and Indo-Pacific anthropology and cultural history. It carries studies from China, Japan, South-East Asia, South Asia, and the entire Pacific region, including Australia and New Zealand. Focusing mainly on detailed ethnographic studies, the series further incorporates pressing thematic work on issues of cross-regional impact, gender and globalization, precarity, refugees, and asylum-seekers, and alternative medical and wellness-seeking practices. The series aims to link anthropological theory with history and religious studies, with discussions of ritual, politics, religious change, and economics. Studies of adaptation and conflict in small-scale situations enmeshed in wider scale processes of transformation form a particular thematic focus. The series aims to reach a core audience of specialists in Asian and Pacific studies, but also to be accessible and valuable to a broader multidisciplinary readership.

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Situating the Uyghurs Between China and Central Asia

Situating the Uyghurs Between China and Central Asia

1st Edition

By Ildikó Bellér-Hann, M. Cristina Cesàro, Joanne Smith Finley
November 28, 2016

Drawing together distinguished international scholars, this volume offers a unique insight into the social and cultural hybridity of the Uyghurs. It bridges a gap in our understanding of this group, an officially recognized minority mainly inhabiting the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the ...

Aboriginal Family and the State The Conditions of History

Aboriginal Family and the State: The Conditions of History

1st Edition

By Sally Babidge
November 16, 2016

Aboriginal Family and the State examines the contemporary relations and history of Indigenous families in Australia, specifically referencing issues of government control and recent official recognition of Aboriginal 'traditional owners'. Drawing on detailed empirical research, it develops a ...

The Anthropology of Morality in Melanesia and Beyond

The Anthropology of Morality in Melanesia and Beyond

1st Edition

Edited By John Barker
November 15, 2016

The Anthropology of Morality in Melanesia and Beyond examines how Melanesians experience and deal with moral dilemmas and challenges. Taking Kenelm Burridge’s seminal work as their starting point, the contributors focus upon public situations and types of people that exemplify key ethical ...

Islamic Spectrum in Java

Islamic Spectrum in Java

1st Edition

By Timothy Daniels
September 14, 2009

This empirically grounded work explores the emerging aspects of cultural politics in the world’s most populous Muslim nation. It engages with complex issues of cultural translation, localization and globalization from various perspectives through analyzing a diverse range of cultural forms, ...

Gender, Christianity and Change in Vanuatu An Analysis of Social Movements in North Ambrym

Gender, Christianity and Change in Vanuatu: An Analysis of Social Movements in North Ambrym

1st Edition

By Annelin Eriksen
December 28, 2007

Focusing on cultural change and the socio-political movements in the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, this book uses both anthropological and historical analysis to examine the way the relationship between gender and Christianity has shaped processes of social change. Based on extensive research ...

Migrating Genders Westernisation, Migration, and Samoan Fa'afafine

Migrating Genders: Westernisation, Migration, and Samoan Fa'afafine

1st Edition

By Johanna Schmidt
June 16, 2010

Migrating Genders presents a sustained description of male-to-female transgendered identities, explaining how the fa'afafine fit within the wider gender system of Samoa, and examining both the impact of Westernization on fa'afafine identities and lives, and the experiences of fa'afafine who have ...

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