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Case Studies in Anthropology


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Muslim Youth: Tensions And Transitions In Tajikistan

Muslim Youth: Tensions And Transitions In Tajikistan

1st Edition

Colette Harris
January 24, 2006

Tanners of Taiwan: Life Strategies and National Culture

Tanners of Taiwan: Life Strategies and National Culture

1st Edition

Scott Simon
March 04, 2005

Tanners of Taiwan is an ethnography of identity construction set in the leather-tanning communities of Southern Taiwan. Through life history analysis and ethnographic observation, Simon examines what it means to be Chinese - or alternatively Taiwanese - in contemporary Taiwan. Under forty years of...

The Iraqw of Tanzania: Negotiating Rural Development

The Iraqw of Tanzania: Negotiating Rural Development

1st Edition

Katherine A. Snyder
February 25, 2005

From Mukogodo to Maasai: Ethnicity and Cultural Change In Kenya

From Mukogodo to Maasai: Ethnicity and Cultural Change In Kenya

1st Edition

Lee Cronk
August 06, 2004

This book focuses on the strategic manipulation of ethnic identity by the Mukogodo of Kenya. It is about how Mukogodo people changed their way of life to a radically different one, that is their change as Maasai people, giving them a new way of living, a new language, and a new set of beliefs....

The Lao: Gender, Power, and Livelihood

The Lao: Gender, Power, and Livelihood

1st Edition

Carol Ireson-Doolittle, Geraldine Moreno-Black
September 12, 2003

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 men and women in rural Lao society, and the...

Daughters of Tunis: Women, Family, and Networks in a Muslim City

Daughters of Tunis: Women, Family, and Networks in a Muslim City

1st Edition

Paula Holmes-Eber
August 14, 2002

Fulbe Voices: Marriage, Islam, and Medicine In Northern Cameroon

Fulbe Voices: Marriage, Islam, and Medicine In Northern Cameroon

1st Edition

Helen A. Regis
August 14, 2002

Fulbe Voices is based on everyday conversations in the West African village of Domaayo, Cameroon, where men and women struggle with the multiple cultural contradictions and social tensions emerging from their varied perspectives as farmers and entrepreneurs, schoolboys and elders, married and free...

Tecpan Guatemala: A Modern Maya Town In Global And Local Context

Tecpan Guatemala: A Modern Maya Town In Global And Local Context

1st Edition

Edward F Fischer, Carol Hendrickson
August 13, 2002

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