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Gender Rituals: Female Initiation in Melanesia

by Nancy Lutkehaus & Paul Roscoe

This volume draws together ethnographies of female initiation rites in Melanesia which require anthropologists to rethink their analysis of initiations and their perceptions of gender. The contributors argue...


Defiant Desire: Gay and Lesbian Lives in South Africa

by Edwin Cameron & Mark Gevisser

Defiant Desire records the lives of lesbian and gay South Africans of all races as they have lived in the face of censure, denial and oppression. The history of gay identity in South Africa is here in its past...


Free to Hate: The Rise of the Right in Post-Communist Eastern Europe

by Paul Hockenos

Combining first-hand reporting, original documentation, and political analysis, Free to Hate is the first major work in English to investigate the rise of the ultra-nationalist and radical right-wing movements...


Fundamental Feminism: Contesting the Core Concepts of Feminist Theory

by Judith Grant

In Fundamental Feminism, Judith Grant explores the evolution of feminist theory as well as the state of today's feminist thought. Pointing to the main problems within feminism, Grant calls for a substantial...


Structural Equation Modeling With AMOS: Basic Concepts, Applications, and Programming, Second Edition

by Barbara M. Byrne

First Published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


A Dictionary of Japanese Financial Terms

by Dominic Williams

A comprehensive and easy-to-use dictionary for each item listing its romaji (phonetic English) and kanji spellings and its English equivalent.


Network Art: Practices and Positions

by Tom Corby

Network Art brings an international group of leading theorists and artists together to investigate how the internet, in the form of websites, mailing lists, installations and performance, has been used by artists...


Radical Democracy: Identity, Citizenship and the State

by David Trend

Radical Democracy addresses the loss of faith in conventional party politics and argues for new ways of thinking about diversity, liberty and civic responsibility. The cultural and social theorists in Radical...


A History of China

by Wolfram Eberhard

First published in 1950. This re-issues the fourth edition of 1977.

This is a social history of China, presenting the main lines of development of the Chinese social structure from the earliest times to the...


The Chinese Economy

by Solomon Adler

First published in 1957.

This volume provides a broad survey of economic progress in China from 1949 to 1952 and covers the historical background, China's economic system, industralisation and planning, the first...


Coming Into Being Among the Australian Aborigines: The Procreative Beliefs of the Australian Aborigines

by Ashley Montagu

This volume brings together all the evidence bearing upon the procreative beliefs of the Australian Aborigines and subjects it to a scientific examination in the light of biological, social and psychological...


Rautahi: The Maoris of New Zealand

by Joan Metge

A comprehensive study of the Maori in New Zealand, this book covers Maori history and culture, language and art and includes chapters on the following:

· Basic concepts in Maori culture

· Land

· Kinship

...


Migrations, Myth and Magic from the Gilbert Islands: Early Writings of Sir Arthur Grimble

by Rosemary Grimble

This book is a collection of Arthur Grimble's field notes and early writings, brought together in book form with linking pieces and a large number of illustrations. There are chapters on cannibalism and head...


Sorcerers of Dobu: The Social Anthropology of the Dobu Islanders of the Western Pacific

by R. F. Fortune

Ever since its first publication in 1932, Sorcerers of Dobu has been recognized as one of the great triumphs of anthropological research and interpretation in the field of ethnography. A rich source of information...


Mambu: A Melanesian Millennium

by K. O. L. Burridge

Mambu is the name of a native of New Guinea who led what has become known as a 'Cargo' cult. These cults, common in Melanesia, are partly religious, political and economic in nature. Participants in the cult...


The Chimbu: A Study of Change in the New Guinea Highlands

by Paula Brown

In 1933 an Australian expedition discovered in the New Guinea Highlands a people who had for thousands of years been living isolated from the civilized world, the Chimbu. Never before was the westernization...


The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution: A Fully Annotated Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and Amendments, and Selections f

by Richard Beeman

A unique and handy guide to the law of land from one of America's most esteemed constitutional scholars.

Known across the country for his appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Professor Richard Beeman...


Caste and Kinship in Kangra

by Jonathan P. Parry

This study is a major addition to understanding the problems of social inequality and the nature of caste and kinship. A full account is given of the social structure of the region, emphasizing the continuity...


The APA Tanis and Their Neighbours: A Primitive Society of the Eastern Himalayas

by Christoph von Fûrer-Haimendorf

Inhabiting a secluded valley in the Eastern Himalayas, the Apa Tanis remained virtually unknown to the outside world until 1944-45 when the author spent several months in their villages, studying their internal...


Land and Social Change in East Nepal: A Study of Hindu-Tribal Relations

by Professor Lionel Caplan & Lionel Caplan

This book examines the relations between the Limbus, an indigenous tribal people in East Nepal, and the Hindus who have entered their region during the past two hundred years. Describing the divisions which...