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Studies in Anthropology and History


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Exploring Confrontation Sri Lanka: Politics, Culture and History

Exploring Confrontation: Sri Lanka: Politics, Culture and History

1st Edition

Edited By Michael Roberts
June 01, 1995

Sri Lanka has been the meeting point of many ideologies and ways of being. This has spelt heterogeneity, syncretism and conflict. In drawing upon the practices of empirical research promoted by Western intellectual traditions, the author demonstrates the strengths of these practices through his ...

Tradition and Christianity The Colonial Transformation of a Solomon Islands Society

Tradition and Christianity: The Colonial Transformation of a Solomon Islands Society

1st Edition

By Ben Burt
March 01, 1994

Burt studies the effects of the 19th century labour trade, colonial subjugation and the subsequent Christian conversion. He examines the anti-colonial Maasina Rule movement of the 1940s and finally illustrates the subsequent efforts of Kwara'ae leaders to regain their self-determination and to ...

The Rationality of Rural Life Economic and Cultural Change in Tuscany

The Rationality of Rural Life: Economic and Cultural Change in Tuscany

1st Edition

By Jeff Pratt
June 03, 2016

This monograph analyzes the developments in rural life in detail and at the same time places them in a wider context, exploring the strengths and weaknesses of theoretical writings on modern agriculture. What is revealed is a profound transformation in the rationality of farming, one which touches ...

Androgynous Objects String Bags and Gender in Central New Guinea

Androgynous Objects: String Bags and Gender in Central New Guinea

1st Edition

By Maureen A. MacKenzie
April 01, 1998

Androgynous Objects explores the way meaning is encoded in material culture by focusing on the androgynous symbolism of the looped string bag, or bilum, of the Telefol people of Central New Guinea. The web of meanings 'woven' into the bag is shown to extend beyond women's lives and bodies. It is ...

The Textual Life of Savants Ethnography, Iceland, and the Linguistic Turn

The Textual Life of Savants: Ethnography, Iceland, and the Linguistic Turn

1st Edition

By Gisli Pálsson
September 01, 1995

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Time and the Work of Anthropology Critical Essays 1971-1981

Time and the Work of Anthropology: Critical Essays 1971-1981

1st Edition

By Johanne Fabian
January 01, 1991

The development of the dialogical approach, the autobiographical perspective and the central role of text-interpretation are all seen as characteristics of post-modern ethnography, arising from the daily chores of field research. The breakthrough into time and history, away from the timeless ...

Nationalism and Ethnicity in a Hindu Kingdom The Politics and Culture of Contemporary Nepal

Nationalism and Ethnicity in a Hindu Kingdom: The Politics and Culture of Contemporary Nepal

1st Edition

Edited By D. Gellner, J. Pfaff-Czarnecka, J. Whelpton
November 24, 2016

With its systematic coverage of different groups, this book demonstrates how similar trends of ethnic formation are affecting all parts of Nepal. Yet, within the boundaries of a single culturally diverse state, very different forms of ethnicity have emerged. " This is a truly thematic collection ...

The Return of Ainu Cultural mobilization and the practice of ethnicity in Japan

The Return of Ainu: Cultural mobilization and the practice of ethnicity in Japan

1st Edition

By Katarina Sjoberg
August 03, 2016

First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Catastrophe and Creation The transformation of an African culture

Catastrophe and Creation: The transformation of an African culture

1st Edition

By K. Elkholm Friedmann
July 21, 2016

First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

A History of Curiosity The Theory of Travel 1550-1800

A History of Curiosity: The Theory of Travel 1550-1800

1st Edition

By Justin Stagl
June 01, 1995

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Resplendent Sites, Discordant Voices Sri Lankans and International Tourism

Resplendent Sites, Discordant Voices: Sri Lankans and International Tourism

1st Edition

By Malcolm Crick
June 17, 2016

First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Before Social Anthropology Essays on the History of British Anthropology

Before Social Anthropology: Essays on the History of British Anthropology

1st Edition

By James Urry
February 29, 2016

First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

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