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The Hong Merchants of Canton: Chinese Merchants in Sino-Western Trade, 1684-1798

by Weng Eang Cheong

This study eschews the uncritical acceptance of secondary sources that has characterized studies in this field, going back to and reinterpreting previously neglected primary sources, thereby enabling it to chart...


The State and Its Enemies in Papua New Guinea

by Alexander Wanek

A study of nation-building processes in the young state of Papua New Guinea, and of opposition to these in one of the country's peripheral provinces, Manus. Intense resistance to Lucifer (the state) is offered...


Oriental Essays

by A.J Arberry

In this book Professor Arberry describes the lives and labours of six great scholars - Simon Ockley, Sir William Jones, E. W. Lane, E. H. Palmer, E.G. Browne and R. A Nicholson - men who were devoted to building...


Women in Movement: Feminism and Social Action: Feminism and Social Action

by Sheila Rowbotham

First published in 1992, this book is an historical introduction to a wide range of women's movements from the late eighteenth-century to the date of its publication. It describes economic, social and political...


Reading Asia: New Research in Asian Studies

by Frans Husken Huskin & Dick van der Meij

This volume presents a wide variety of articles in the broad field of Asian Studies, covering the latest results of research within the social sciences and the humanities, reflecting the rich diversity within...


Emotion and the Structure of Narrative Film: Film As An Emotion Machine

by Ed S. Tan

Introduced one hundred years ago, film has since become part of our lives. For the past century, however, the experience offered by fiction films has remained a mystery. Questions such as why adult viewers cry...


How Like a Leaf: An Interview with Donna Haraway

by Donna Haraway & Thyrza Goodeve

The author of four seminal works on science and culture, Donna Haraway here speaks for the first time in a direct and non-academic voice. How Like a Leaf will be a welcome inside view of the author's thought....


Reclaiming Democracy: The Sixties in Politics and Memory

by Meta Mendel-Reyes

Meta Mendel-Reyes provides a critical look at our fascination with the sixties, discusses the ways in which democratic participation was at the heart of sixties politics, and explores the interrelationship between...


Creative Storytelling: Building Community/Changing Lives

by Jack Zipes

Jack Zipes has reinvigorated storytelling as a successful and engaging tool for teachers and professional storytellers. Encouraging storytellers, librarians, and schoolteachers to be active in this magical process,...


After Identity: A Reader in Law and Culture

by Dan Danielsen & Karen Engle

Authored by the leading voices in critical legal studies, feminist legal theory, critical race theory and queer legal theory, After Identity explores the importance of sexual, national and other identities in...


Continental Divide: The Values and Institutions of the United States and Canada

by Seymour Martin Lipset

Seymour Martin Lipset's highly acclaimed work explores the distinctive character of American and Canadian values and institutions. Lipset draws material from a number of sources: historical accounts, critical...


Japanese Rainmaking and Other Folk Practices

by Geoffrey Bownas & Pauline Brown

The ritual of rainmaking is one of half a dozen Japanese folk practices and festivals described in this book. The story of rainmaking ceremonies begins with personal experience and then draws on the work of...


Classification and Human Evolution

by Sherwood L. Washburn

This volume reviews the meaning of taxonomic statements and considers our present knowledge regarding the number and characteristics of species among living and extinct primates, including man and his ancestors....


Anthropology and the Greeks

by S.C. Humphreys

The first section of the book deals with the history of the relationship of classical studies and anthropology. In the second section the more material aspects of ancient Greek life are considered and the author...


Primitive Law, Past and Present

by A.S. Diamond

This book is a study of the beginnings of law and the 'primitive' stages of its development, from the first rudimentary rules of conduct to the codes of the legal systems. Its scope extends to both cultures...


Marxism and Anthropology: The History of a Relationship

by Maurice Bloch

This book examines the uses made of anthropology by Marx and Engels, and the uses made of Marxism by anthropologists. Looking at the writings of Marx and Engels on primitive societies, the book evaluates their...


Marxist Analyses and Social Anthropology

by Maurice Bloch

Reflecting the first evaluation among British and American anthropologists of the relevance of Marxist theory for their discipline, the studies in this volume cover a wide geographical and social spectrum ranging...


Relationships, Residence and the Individual: A Rural Panamanian Community

by Stephen Gudeman

Representing a departure from traditional studies of social organisation, the book asserts that a kinship system is best understood as a system of concepts rather than as a set of empirical relationships. Three...


The Demise of a Rural Economy: From Subsistence to Capitalism in a Latin American Village

by Stephen Gudeman

Bridging a gap between macro- and micro- viewpoints, the work shows the ways in which an economy is socially and historically determined. Subsistence is shown to be not only a form of agriculture but a determinant...


Social Life of Early Man

by S.L. Washburn

Attempting to reconstruct the life of early societies, particular emphasis is laid upon social behaviour among primates, as well as approaches from ethnology, prehistoric archaeology, geography, genetics, human...