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The Dominion of Signs: Television, Advertising and Other New Zealand Fictions

by Nick Perry

If you have ever wondered what led to the rise and fall of New Zealand's Telethon, or pondered the appeal of Metro magazine, or sought to understand the popularity of Billy T. James, this book is for you. The...


Changing Times: New Zealand Since 1945

by Jenny Carlyon & Diana Morrow

From the “golden weather” of postwar economic growth, through the globalization, economic challenges, and protest of the 1960s and 1970s, to the free market revolution and new immigrants of the 1980s and...


Being Maori Chinese: Mixed Identities

by Manying Ip

Presenting the stories behind several generations of seven Maori-Chinese families whose voices have seldom been heard before, this account casts a fascinating light on the historical and contemporary relations...


Australian Ways: Anthropological Studies in an Industrialised Society

by Lenore Manderson

This collection illustrates the richness of data and analysis born of the anthropological study of contemporary white Australian society. Inspired by the need to demonstrate the especial skills and insights...


The Liminal Worker: An Ethnography of Work, Unemployment and Precariousness in Contemporary Greece

by Manos Spyridakis

The Liminal Worker examines the experience of work, employment, employment insecurity and precariousness in a context of high unemployment and welfare state crisis in modern Greece. A theoretically-informed,...


New Approaches to Naples c.1500-c.1800: The Power of Place

by Melissa Calaresu & Helen Hills

Early modern Naples has been characterized as a marginal place on the fringes of the European world. In recent historiography it has often been regarded as a city bypassed by the Renaissance and an emblem of...


Ritual and Belief in Morocco: Vol. II

by Edward Westermarck

Between the years of 1898 and 1926, Edward Westermarck spent a total of seven years in Morocco, visiting towns and tribes in different parts of the country, meeting local people and learning about their language...


Confucian Way

by Chen

First Published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Anthropology of Complex Economic Systems: Inequality, Stability, and Cycles of Crisis

by Niccolo Leo, Ph.D Caldararo

By bringing together economic anthropology, ecology, and culture history, The Anthropology of Complex Economic Systems not only proposes a new model of human social evolution, but equally importantly creates...


The Darjeeling Distinction: Labor and Justice on Fair-Trade Tea Plantations in India

by Sarah Besky

Nestled in the Himalayan foothills of Northeast India, Darjeeling is synonymous with some of the finest and most expensive tea in the world. It is also home to a violent movement for regional autonomy that,...


Living by Stories: A Journey of Landscape and Memory

by Harry Robinson & Wendy Wickwire

Following on two previous collections, this is the third volume of oral narratives by Okanagan storyteller Harry Robinson.


Nature Power: In the Spirit of an Okanagan Storyteller

by Harry Robinson & Wendy Wickwire

Many of the stories in Okanagan storyteller Harry Robinson’s second collection feature the shoo-MISH, or “nature helpers” that assist humans.


The Art of Lying Down: A Guide to Horizontal Living

by Bernd Brunner & Lori Lantz

“A strange and dreamy voice . . . , like an Italo Calvino short story, curiously translated from some lost, obscure language.”

—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

An utterly charming study of...


Western India in the Nineteenth Century

by Ravinder Kumar

Hinduism flourished in the districts around Poona in Bombay to a far greater extent than in the rest of India, hence the problems facing the British administrators of Maharashtra were quite different from those...


Widows and Their Families

by Peter Marris

One of the first books to be published in the UK on bereavement, this ground-breaking study presents the results of a survey of widows in London. Focussing on younger women whose husbands had died the book deals...


Democracy, Revolution and Geopolitics in Latin America: Understanding Polarized Politics in Venezuela: Venezuela and the International Politics of Dis

by Luis Fernando Angosto-Ferrández

Hugo Chávez won re-election in the 2012 Venezuelan presidential election, despite a closer margin between candidates than in previous elections. The results were puzzling for those who believed that Chávez's...


Collaboration Through Craft

by Amanda Ravetz, Alice Kettle & Helen Felcey

Offering a challenging new argument for the collaborative power of craft, this ground-breaking volume analyses the philosophies, politics and practicalities of collaborative craft work.

The book is accessibly...


Tuamaka: The Challenge of Difference in Aotearoa New Zealand

by Joan Metge & Hon Sir Edward Taihakurei Durie

From the point of view of a renowned anthropologist, this invaluable volume narrates the history of a multicultural New Zealand in which both Maori and non-Maori individuals cohabitate. Arguing that the Treaty...


The Tribes of Muriwhenua: Their Stories and Origins

by Dorothy Urlich Cloher, Merimeri Penfold & Shane Jones

This compilation of myths, legends, and oral histories from the far north of New Zealand is the story of the people who make up the tribes of Muriwhenua. The author provides whakapapa (genealogy and history)...


Living Beings: Perspectives on Interspecies Engagements

by Penny Dransart & James Staples

Living Beings examines the vital characteristics of social interactions between living beings, including humans, other animals and trees.

Many discussions of such relationships highlight the exceptional qualities...