Anthropology: Book Series

Case Studies in Anthropology

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  • Muslim Youth

    Tensions And Transitions In Tajikistan, 1st Edition

    By Colette Harris

    Since the breakup of the Soviet Union, the peoples of Central Asia (Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) have been exposed to new, Western influences that stress individualism at the expense Central Asian traditions of family and communalism. Young men in particular are…

    Paperback – 2006-01-24
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  • Tanners of Taiwan

    Life Strategies and National Culture, 1st Edition

    By Scott Simon

    Tanners of Taiwan is an ethnography of identity construction set in the leather-tanning communities of Southern Taiwan. Through life history analysis and ethnographic observation, Simon examines what it means to be Chinese - or alternatively Taiwanese - in contemporary Taiwan. Under forty years of…

    Paperback – 2005-03-04
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    Case Studies in Anthropology

  • The Iraqw of Tanzania

    Negotiating Rural Development, 1st Edition

    By Katherine A. Snyder

    In The Iraqw of Tanzania: Negotiating Rural Development, author Katherine Snyder focuses on how the Iraqw perceive, respond to, and affect development in Tanzania. Snyder explores how the ideology of development affects people's actions, from what crops to plant, to what to wear and do at their…

    Paperback – 2005-02-25
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  • Black Skins, French Voices

    Caribbean Ethnicity And Activism In Urban France, 1st Edition

    By David Beriss

    About 337,000 people of French Antillean Origin live in metropolitan France today. Unlike immigrants from North Africa, Turkey or sub-Saharan Africa, Antilleans are French citizens with deep roots in French history. Indeed, the Caribbean Islands they come from have been a part of France for over…

    Paperback – 2004-08-06
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  • From Mukogodo to Maasai

    Ethnicity and Cultural Change In Kenya, 1st Edition

    By Lee Cronk

    Can one change one's ethnicity? Can an entire ethnic group change its ethnicity? This book focuses on the strategic manipulation of ethnic identity by the Mukogodo of Kenya. Until the 1920s and 1930s, the Mukogodo were Cushitic-speaking foragers (hunters, gatherers, and beekeepers). However,…

    Paperback – 2004-08-06
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  • Namoluk Beyond The Reef

    The Transformation Of A Micronesian Community, 1st Edition

    By Mac Marshall

    This case study examines emigrants from Namoluk Atoll in the Eastern Caroline Islands of Micronesia, in the Western Pacific. Most members of the Namoluk community (chon Namoluk) do not currently live there - some 60% of them have moved to Chuuk, Guam, or the mainland US (such as Honolulu, Hawai'i…

    Paperback – 2004-03-12
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  • The Lao

    Gender, Power, and Livelihood, 1st Edition

    By Carol Ireson-Doolittle, Geraldine Moreno-Black

    The Lao discusses culture and village life in Laos, exploring topics of kinship and family, gender relations, households, religion, livelihood strategies, and ethnicity. In particular, the effects of recent development projects on the relative power of men and women in rural Lao society, and the…

    Paperback – 2003-09-12
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  • Magical Writing In Salasaca

    Literacy And Power In Highland Ecuador, 1st Edition

    By Peter Wogan

    This engaging case study of Salasaca, a village in highland Ecuador, examines indigenous beliefs about writing, such as Day of the Dead name lists, comparisons with weaving, and a witch who kills people listed in his book of names. Magical Writing in Salasaca demonstrates that these beliefs reflect…

    Paperback – 2003-08-01
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  • Daughters of Tunis

    Women, Family, and Networks in a Muslim City, 1st Edition

    By Paula Holmes-Eber

    Daughters of Tunis is an innovative ethnography that carefully weaves the words and intimate, personal stories of four Tunisian women and their families with a statistical analysis of women's survival strategies in a rapidly urbanizing, industrializing Muslim nation. Delineating three distinct…

    Paperback – 2002-08-14
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  • Fulbe Voices

    Marriage, Islam, and Medicine In Northern Cameroon, 1st Edition

    By Helen A. Regis

    Fulbe Voices is based on everyday conversations in the West African village of Domaayo, Cameroon, where men and women struggle with the multiple cultural contradictions and social tensions emerging from their varied perspectives as farmers and entrepreneurs, schoolboys and elders, married and free…

    Paperback – 2002-08-14
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  • Tecpan Guatemala

    A Modern Maya Town In Global And Local Context, 1st Edition

    By Edward F Fischer, Carol Hendrickson

    This case study of a highland Guatemala town examines what it means to be Maya in a rapidly changing and globalized world. In providing an historical synopsis of the Kaqchikel Maya from pre-Columbian and Colonial times to the present day, this volume focuses on the dynamics of clutural boundaries…

    Paperback – 2002-08-13
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