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The Wind in the Bamboo: A Journey in Search of Asia's "Negrito" Indigenous People
The Wind in the Bamboo: A Journey in Search of Asia's "Negrito" Indigenous People
by Edith Mirante
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Historically defined as "Negrito" because they physically resemble small Africans, these hunter-gatherers may have the most ancient ancestry in Asia. Nearly exterminated by disease and a cataclysmic volcanic eruption, they now survive in forests of... (read more)

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Religion, Tradition, and Ideology: Pre-Colonial South India
Religion, Tradition, and Ideology: Pre-Colonial South India
by R Champakalakshmi
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This book discusses the multiple facets, dominant characteristics, and historical trajectories of religious traditions in pre-colonial south India. It explores how Hinduism, primarily the Brahmanical tradition, developed and reworked itself in the... (read more)

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Crafting Selves: Power, Gender, and Discourses of Identity in a Japanese Workplace
Crafting Selves: Power, Gender, and Discourses of Identity in a Japanese Workplace
by Dorinne K Kondo
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The ethnography of Japan is currently being reshaped by a new generation of Japanologists, and the present work certainly deserves a place in this body of literature. . . . The combination of utility with beauty makes Kondo's book required reading, for... (read more)

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On the Margins of Tibet: Cultural Survival on the Sino-Tibetan Frontier (Studies on Ethnic Groups in China)
On the Margins of Tibet: Cultural Survival on the Sino-Tibetan Frontier (Studies on Ethnic Groups in China)
by Ashild Kolas
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The state of Tibetan culture within contemporary China is a highly politicized topic on which reliable information is rare. But what is Tibetan culture and how should it be developed or preserved? The Chinese authorities and the Tibetans in exile present... (read more)

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Chrysanthemum & the Sword Patterns Of
Chrysanthemum & the Sword Patterns Of
by Ruth Benedict
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Essential reading for anyone interested in Japanese culture, this unsurpassed masterwork opens an intriguing window on Japan. Benedicts World War II–era study paints an illuminating contrast between the culture of Japan and that of the United States.... (read more)

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The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture
The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture
by Ruth Benedict
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Essential reading for anyone interested in Japanese culture, this unsurpassed masterwork opens an intriguing window on Japan. Benedicts World War II–era study paints an illuminating contrast between the culture of Japan and that of the United States.... (read more)

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Visayan Vignettes: Ethnographic Traces of a Philippine Island
Visayan Vignettes: Ethnographic Traces of a Philippine Island
by Jean Paul Dumont
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"To read the book is to appreciate the highly contingent, provisional, oblique, open-ended way in which people try to make "sense" of another culture."—Resil B. Mojares, Philippine Graphic "This book is an interestingly complex ethnography that... (read more)

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The Lao: Gender, Power, and Livelihood (Westview Case Studies in Anthropology)
The Lao: Gender, Power, and Livelihood (Westview Case Studies in Anthropology)
by Ca Ireson Doolittle
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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... (read more)

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Our Women Are Free: Gender and Ethnicity in the Hindukush
Our Women Are Free: Gender and Ethnicity in the Hindukush
by Wynne Maggi
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The Kalasha are a dynamic community of about three thousand people living in three tiny finger valleys near Chitral, Pakistan. A tumultuous history has left them the only remaining practitioners of cultural and religious traditions that once extended... (read more)

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Ancient Futures
Ancient Futures
by Helen Norberg Hodge
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The swiftly evolving socioeconomic life of Ladakh, whose people struggle to balance growth and technology with cultural values, offers crucial lessons in sustainable development. This gripping portrait of the western Himalayan land known as “Little... (read more)

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Asia Through Art and Anthropology: Cultural Translation Across Borders
Asia Through Art and Anthropology: Cultural Translation Across Borders
by Fuyubi Nakamura
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How has Asia been imagined, represented and transferred both literally and visually across linguistic, geopolitical and cultural boundaries? This book explores the shifting roles of those who produce, critique and translate creative forms and practices... (read more)

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Gender, Law, and Resistance in India
Gender, Law, and Resistance in India
by Erin P Moore
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Theft, poisoning, affairs, flights home, refusals to work, eat or have sex, threats to divide the joint household, and sly acts of sabotage are some of the domestic warfare tactics employed by Muslim women attempting to resist patriarchy. Gender, Law... (read more)

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The Other Face of the Moon
The Other Face of the Moon
by Claude Levi Strauss
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Gathering for the first time all of Claude Lévi-Strauss's writings on Japanese civilization, The Other Face of the Moon forms a sustained meditation into the French anthropologist's dictum that to understand one's own culture, one must regard it from... (read more)

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Rich Forests, Poor People
Rich Forests, Poor People
by Nancy Lee Peluso
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Millions of Javanese peasants live alongside state-controlled forest lands in one of the world's most densely populated agricultural regions. Because their legal access and customary rights to the forest have been severely limited, these peasants have... (read more)

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Gambling with Virtue: Japanese Women and the Search for Self in a Changing Nation
Gambling with Virtue: Japanese Women and the Search for Self in a Changing Nation
by Nancy R Rosenberger
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Gambling with Virtue rings with the voices of women speaking openly about their struggle to be both modern and Japanese in the late twentieth century. It brings to the fore the complexity of women's everyday lives as they navigate through home, work, and... (read more)

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Studies on China #26: Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China
Studies on China #26: Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China
by Stevan Harrell
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This is a varied and wide-ranging collection of essays by Yi and foreign scholars on the history, traditional society, and modern social changes among the 7 million Yi people of Southwest China.... (read more)

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Fluent Bodies: Ayurvedic Remedies for Postcolonial Imbalance (Body, Commodity, Text)
Fluent Bodies: Ayurvedic Remedies for Postcolonial Imbalance (Body, Commodity, Text)
by Jean M Langford
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Fluent Bodies examines the modernization of the indigenous healing practice, Ayurveda, in India. Combining contemporary ethnography with a study of key historical moments as glimpsed through early-twentieth-century texts, Jean M. Langford argues that as... (read more)

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Women and the Family in Rural Taiwan
Women and the Family in Rural Taiwan
by Margery Wolf
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Studies of Chinese society commonly emphasizze men's roles and functions, a not unreasonable approach to a society with patrilineal kinship structure. But this emphasis has left many important gaps in our knowledge of Chinese life. This study seeks to... (read more)

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Lijiang Stories: Shamans, Taxi Drivers, and Runaway Brides in Reform-Era China (Studies on Ethnic Groups in China; A China Program Book)
Lijiang Stories: Shamans, Taxi Drivers, and Runaway Brides in Reform-Era China (Studies on Ethnic Groups in China; A China Program Book)
by Emily Chao
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Lijiang, a once-sleepy market town in southwest China, has become a magnet for tourism since the mid-1990s. Drawing on stories about taxi drivers, reluctant brides, dogmeat, and shamanism, Emily Chao illustrates how biopolitics and the essentialization... (read more)

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The House of Lim: A Study of a Chinese Family
The House of Lim: A Study of a Chinese Family
by Margery Wolf
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An account of the many aspects of village life in China.... (read more)

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