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  1. The Rationality of Rural Life

    Economic and Cultural Change in Tuscany

    By Jeff Pratt

    Series: Studies in Anthropology and History

    This monograph analyzes the developments in rural life in detail and at the same time places them in a wider context, exploring the strengths and weaknesses of theoretical writings on modern agriculture. What is revealed is a profound transformation in the rationality of farming, one which touches...

    Published August 22nd 2001 by Routledge

  2. The Hard People

    Rivalry, Sympathy and Social Structure in an Alpine Valley

    By Patrick Heady

    Series: Studies in Anthropology and History

    Heady draws on both participant observation and interviews with older informants to trace the effects of recent exogenous technological and institutional changes, and the way local people have responded to them. His findings relate to such themes of recent history as nationalism, regionalism and...

    Published April 22nd 1999 by Routledge

  3. A Politics of Presence

    Contacts Between Missionaries and Walugru in Late Colonial Tanganyika

    By Peter Pels

    Series: Studies in Anthropology and History

    Christian missions in Africa are commonly viewed as a blatant example of ethnocentrism. This stereotype partly exists because the day-to-day interaction between missionaries and Africans has so rarely been studied. This book shows how Africans and missionaries co-produced a Catholic Church in the...

    Published February 21st 1999 by Routledge

  4. Across the Great Divide

    Journeys in History and Anthropology

    By Bronwen Douglas

    Series: Studies in Anthropology and History

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published September 15th 1998 by Routledge

  5. Androgynous Objects

    String Bags and Gender in Central New Guinea

    By M. Mackenzie

    Series: Studies in Anthropology and History

    Androgynous Objects explores the way meaning is encoded in material culture by focusing on the androgynous symbolism of the looped string bag, or bilum, of the Telefol people of Central New Guinea. The web of meanings 'woven' into the bag is shown to extend beyond women's lives and bodies. It is...

    Published May 14th 1998 by Routledge

  6. Nationalism and Ethnicity in a Hindu Kingdom

    The Politics and Culture of Contemporary Nepal

    Edited by D. Gellner, J. Pfaff-Czarnecka, J. Whelpton

    Series: Studies in Anthropology and History

    With its systematic coverage of different groups, this book demonstrates how similar trends of ethnic formation are affecting all parts of Nepal. Yet, within the boundaries of a single culturally diverse state, very different forms of ethnicity have emerged. " This is a truly thematic collection...

    Published October 27th 1997 by Routledge

  7. Women of the Place

    Kastom, Colonialism and Gender in Vanuatu

    By Margaret Jolly

    Series: Studies in Anthropology and History

    First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published April 7th 1997 by Routledge

  8. Narratives of Nation in the South Pacific

    Edited by Ton and Thomas Otto

    Series: Studies in Anthropology and History

    It is striking that in many Pacific nations, 'national' narratives are subordinate to other fundamental historical imaginings, such as those concerning local political dynasties and conversion to Christianity. While leaders in Pacific states have frequently sought to legitimate new nations through...

    Published March 18th 1997 by Routledge

  9. The Textual Life of Savants

    Ethnography, Iceland, and the Linguistic Turn

    By Gisli Pálsson

    Series: Studies in Anthropology and History

    First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published September 25th 1995 by Routledge

  10. Exploring Confrontation

    Sri Lanka: Politics, Culture and History

    Edited by Michael Roberts

    Series: Studies in Anthropology and History

    First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published August 31st 1995 by Routledge

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