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HUMAN IMPERATIVE

By: ALEXANDER ALLAND

Price: $8.00

Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS:

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WHEN THE SPIDER DANCED

By: ALEXANDER ALLAND

Price: $7.00

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE:

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PACAA NOVA

By: BERNARD VON GRAEVE

Price: $8.00

Publisher: BROADVIEW PRESS:

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The Pacaa Nova were originally a tribe of hunters, gatherers and simple horticulturalists in the upper Amazon. As the frontier of Brazilian 'civilization' has expanded, their extraordinary culture has been trampled on and transformed. Of particular importance in this case has been the intrusion of the rubber industry into the Amazon headwaters; important as well have been the influences of the Catholic Church and the government. It is a tragic story, but an entirely f... View more info

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JIVARO

By: BERTRAND FLORNOY

Price: $18.95

Publisher: CREATION BOOKS:

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The Jivaro Indians of the Peru-Ecuador interior have long been renowned for their ferocity and cruelty in warfare; they are also shamanistic, communing with ancient spectres through the ingestion of poisonous hallucinogens. But above all, the Jivaro are known for their unique and macabre brand of death magic - the severing and shrinking of human heads. JIVARO is the true account of an expedition into the Amazon rain forest to locate and study the Jivaro Indians; their di... View more info

Intimate Bond: How Animals Shaped Human Histo

By: BRIAN FAGAN

Price: $19.00

Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING:

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Intimate Bond: How Animals Shaped Human Histo

By: BRIAN FAGAN

Price: $10.00

Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING:

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SEX AND REPRESSION IN SAVAGE SOCIETY

By: BRONISLA MALINOWSKI

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Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS:

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FROM PRIMITIVE TO POSTCOLONIAL IN MELANE

By: BRUCE M. KNAUFT

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Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN PRESS:

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What have anthropologists taught us about Melanesia--one of anthropology's most important and intensively studied world regions? In this book, Professor Bruce Knauft draws together and critically reanalyzes what we know about major features of Melanesian cultural history, warfare and politics, gender, bodily practices, and spirituality as discerned from more than a century of academic study."" "From Primitive to Postcolonial in Melanesia and Anthropology" is arguably... View more info

KONYAK NAGAS : AN INDIAN FRONTIER TRIBE

By: CHRISTOPH VON FURER-HAIMENDORF

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Publisher: HOLT, RINEHART & WINSTON:

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TOTEMISM

By: CLAUDE LEVI-STRAUSS

Price: $6.00

Publisher: BEACON PRESS (RH):

Seller ID: IM273122


"Levi-Strauss continues his assault on the myth of the primitice as savage by turning to the phenomena of totemism an totoemix classification ... to show, contrary to this myth, that primitive thought rests upon a rich and complex conceptual structure." - "Commentary" View more info

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VIEW FROM AFAR

By: CLAUDE LEVI-STRAUSS

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: IM57146


This collection touches on a wide range of anthropological issues, including family and marriage, myths, and rites, the environment and its representation, and constraint and freedom. The essays encompass more than forty years of analysis and constrain arguments that are as relevant today as they were thirty years ago. "Hardly a field remains untouched--sociobiology, linguistics, botany, genetics, psychiatry, esthetics, ecology, politics, neuroscience, education, mor... View more info

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Works and Lives: The Anthropologist as Author

By: CLIFFORD GEERTZ

Price: $6.00

Publisher: STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS:

Seller ID: IM489973


The illusion that ethnography is a matter of sorting strange and irregular facts into familiar and orderly categories--this is magic, that is technology--has long since been exploded. What it is instead, however, is less clear. That it might be a kind of writing, putting things to paper, has now and then occurred to those engaged in producing it, consuming it, or both. But the examination of it as such has been impeded by several considerations, none of them very reasona... View more info

Mirror for Man: The Relation of the Anthropology t

By: CLYDE KLUCKHOHN

Price: $6.00

Publisher: MCGRAW-HILL BOOK COMPANY:

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JERO TAPAKAN : BALINESE HEALER

By: CONNOR / ASCH

Price: $7.00

Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS:

Seller ID: IM176545


Jero Tapakan is a popular village spirit medium on the island of Bali, Indonesia. Clients consult her about problems ranging from physical and mental illness to theft and advice on ritual matters. This book is a fascinating case-study of healing in a Southeast Asian society, and is unique because the book is integrated with film of specific patient treatments, as well as of Jero's own reflections on her life and work. Healer Jero, anthropologist Linda Connor, and ethnogr... View more info

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WOMEN OF FIRE AND SPIRIT : HISTORY FAIT

By: CYNT HOEHLER-FATTON

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Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS:

Seller ID: IM54119


The African Christian Roho religion, or Holy Spirit movement, is a charismatic and prophetic movement that arose in the Luo region of western Kenya. This movement has fascinated students of history and religion for more than sixty years, but surprisingly has not been extensively studied. This book fills that lacuna. In Women of Fire and Spirit, Cynthia Hoehler-Fatton uses the extensive oral histories and life narratives of active participants in the faith, giving the... View more info

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WHERE FIRE SPEAKS : A VISIT WITH THE HIM

By: DAVID CAMPION

Price: $15.25

Publisher: ARSENAL PULP PRESS:

Seller ID: IM355048


On the wild river that divides Namibia from Angola, members of the Himba tribe herd cattle as they have done for hundreds of years. The women wear thick coils of jewelry and skirts of animal skin; there are monkeys in the palm trees and love birds breed nearby. "Where Fire Speaks" documents the lives of the Himba, and time spent around the fire, where it is believed their ancestors reside, speaking to them and connecting them to their past. But the world of the Himba ... View more info

WAY AROUND

By: DAVID GOOD

Price: $13.50

Publisher: HARPER COLLINS TRADE DIVISION:

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LARDIL

By: DAVID MCKNIGHT

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Publisher: CHRONICLE BOOKS:

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BRAINDANCE

By: DEAN FALK

Price: $7.00

Publisher: HOLT, HENRY AND COMPANY INC.:

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COMING OF AGE

By: DEBORAH BLUM

Price: $13.50

Publisher: THOMAS DUNNE BOOKS (MPS):

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