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Oxford Studies in Anthropological Linguistics #22: The Powers of Genre: Interpreting Haya Oral Literature
Oxford Studies in Anthropological Linguistics #22: The Powers of Genre: Interpreting Haya Oral Literature
by Peter Seitel
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"Seitel's argument proceeds elegantly from the simplicity to complexity. After setting out his aims and defining his terms, and introducing the Haya and their oral literature, he offers successive analyses of proverbs, folktales, and heroic ballads... (read more)

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Samoan Planters: Tradition & Economic Development in Polynesia
Samoan Planters: Tradition & Economic Development in Polynesia
by J Tim Omeara
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Vignettes of villagers enliven this exploration into how traditional customs and values influence economic development among Samoan planters. Emphasis on research design and fieldwork combines with an intimate portrayal of a modern Polynesian nation in... (read more)

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Bollingen Series #11: The King and the Corpse: Tales of the Soul's Conquest of Evil
Bollingen Series #11: The King and the Corpse: Tales of the Soul's Conquest of Evil
by Heinrich Zimmer
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Drawing from Eastern and Western literatures, Heinrich Zimmer presents a selection of stories linked together by their common concern for the problem of our eternal conflict with the forces of evil. Beginning with a tale from the Arabian Nights, this... (read more)

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Our Earliest Ancestors
Our Earliest Ancestors
by Bjorn Kurten
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A slim volume that provides an engaging, straightforward account of evolutionary history (with clever illustrations), written for the lay audience by an eminent paleontologist affiliated with the University of Finland until his death in 1988... (read more)

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Religion, Ritual and African Tradition: African Foundations
Religion, Ritual and African Tradition: African Foundations
by E Kofi Agorsah
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This book addresses general aspects of the elusive realm of African religious experiences, using selected examples of evidence of how Africans have acted in their encounter with the unknown world from ancient times. Religious concepts and symbolisms such... (read more)

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Ancient Egyptian Literature, a Book of Readings #1: Ancient Egyptian Literature, Vol. 1: Old and Middle Kingdoms
Ancient Egyptian Literature, a Book of Readings #1: Ancient Egyptian Literature, Vol. 1: Old and Middle Kingdoms
by Mariam Lichtheim
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First published in 1973 - and followed by Volume II in 1976 and Volume III in 1980 - this anthology has assumed classic status in the field of Egyptology and portrays the remarkable evolution of the literary forms of one of the world's earliest... (read more)

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Society in Prehistory: The Origins of Human Culture
Society in Prehistory: The Origins of Human Culture
by Tim Megarry
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In this original, colorful history of "business unionism," Paul Buhle explains how trade union leaders in the United States became remote from the workers they claimed to represent as they allied with the very corporate executives and government... (read more)

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The Quest for Therapy in Lower Zaire
The Quest for Therapy in Lower Zaire
by John M Janzen
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John M. Janzen is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Kansas. His books include Lemba 1650-1930 (1982) and Ngoma: Discourses of Healing in Central and Southern Africa (California, 1992).... (read more)

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Ritual Ground
Ritual Ground
by Douglas C Comer
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Douglas C. Comer serves the U.S. National Park Service as Manager of the Applied Archaeology Center at Silver Springs, Maryland.... (read more)

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Classic Readings in Cultural Anthropology
Classic Readings in Cultural Anthropology
by Gary P Ferraro
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Brief, accessible, and inexpensive, this new reader has been carefully edited by text author Gary Ferraro to include those articles and excerpts from works that have been pivotal to the field of anthropology and that have endured over the decades. These... (read more)

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The Broken Hoe: Cultural Reconfiguration in Biase Southeast Nigeria
The Broken Hoe: Cultural Reconfiguration in Biase Southeast Nigeria
by David Uru Iyam
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A study of the Biase, a small ethnic group living in Nigeria's Cross River State. Iyam argues that a successful development strategy should strengthen local managerial capacity and shows how this can be done in various cultural and social settings... (read more)

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Remembering Victoria: A Tragic Nahuat Love Story
Remembering Victoria: A Tragic Nahuat Love Story
by James M Taggart
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An anthropological account of a Nahuat Mexican community that broke down into violence and fratricide following the destruction of its property by the Mexican army, told in the words of a Nahuat husband grieving for his murdered wife.... (read more)

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Warrior Marks: Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women (Harvest Book)
Warrior Marks: Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women (Harvest Book)
by Alice Walker
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ALICE WALKER is an internationally celebrated writer, poet, and activist whose books include seven novels, four collections of short stories, four children’s books, and volumes of essays and poetry. She won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction in 1983 and... (read more)

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Discoveries: Search for Ancient Egypt (Discoveries)
Discoveries: Search for Ancient Egypt (Discoveries)
by Jean Vercoutter
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From the distinguished Discoveries series, originally published in French by Gallimard, comes this spectacularly illustrated story of the rediscovery of ancient Egypt, including excerpts from the documentary record. Annotation c. Book News, Inc... (read more)

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Linguistic Inquiry Monographs #6: Some Concepts and Consequences of the Theory of Government and Binding
Linguistic Inquiry Monographs #6: Some Concepts and Consequences of the Theory of Government and Binding
by Noam Chomsky
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Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor and Professor of Linguistics (Emeritus) at MIT and the author of many influential books on linguistics.... (read more)

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Mambu: A Melanesian Millennium (Mythos)
Mambu: A Melanesian Millennium (Mythos)
by Kenelm Burridge
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"This is a book not just about cargo cults or even about millenarianism generally but about the ways humans strive to make sense of the most wrenching kinds of upheavals in their lives. What sets Mambu apart from the array of other works on these cults... (read more)

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Wise Women of the Dreamtime
Wise Women of the Dreamtime
by K. Langloh (edt) Parker
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Extending deep into the caverns of humanity's oldest memories, beyond 60,000 years of history and into the Dreamtime, this collection of Australian Aboriginal myths has been passed down through the generations by tribal storytellers. The myths were... (read more)

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Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)
Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)
by Robert M Emerson
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Robert M. Emerson is professor emeritus in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of Judging Delinquents: Context and Process in Juvenile Court, editor of Contemporary Field Research: Perspectives and... (read more)

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Verging on Extra-Vagance: Anthropology, History, Religion, Literature, Arts . . . Showbiz
Verging on Extra-Vagance: Anthropology, History, Religion, Literature, Arts . . . Showbiz
by James A Boon
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"James Boon is one of this country's most exciting theorists and practitioners of cultural comparativism. The book is an exemplary work on, and of, cultural translation and the hazards thereof. It is marvelously conceived, brilliantly executed, and... (read more)

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Fundamentals of Linguistics #1: Fundamentals of Morphology
Fundamentals of Linguistics #1: Fundamentals of Morphology
by Mark Aronoff
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The present book is a well-formed, well-explicated volume by two linguists on the top of their game. Truth be told, there is little if anything to be argued with or criticized in What Is Morphology?. Among other things, we find in this volume an... (read more)

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