Gender on the Edge by Niko Besnier (Editor); Kalissa Alexeyeff (Editor)
Publication Date: 2014-12-31
Transgender identities and other forms of gender and sexuality that transcend the normative pose important questions about society, culture, politics, and history. They force us to question, for example, the forces that divide humanity into two gender categories and render them necessary, inevitable, and natural.
Risky Shores by George K. Behlmer
Publication Date: 2018-07-17
Why did the so-called "Cannibal Isles" of the Western Pacific fascinate Europeans for so long? Spanning three centuries--from Captain James Cook's death on a Hawaiian beach in 1779 to the end of World War II in 1945--this book considers the category of "the savage" in the context of British Empire in the Western Pacific, reassessing the conduct of Islanders and the English-speaking strangers who encountered them. Sensationalized depictions of Melanesian "savages" as cannibals and headhunters created a unifying sense of Britishness during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
The Mauritian Paradox by Ramola Ramtohul (Editor); Thomas Hylland Eriksen (Editor)
Publication Date: 2018-04-11
Speaking of Mauritius as an economic miracle has become a cliché, and with good reason: Its development since Independence in 1968 can easily be narrated as a rags-to-riches story. In addition, it is a stable democracy capable of containing the conflict potential inherent in its complex ethnic and religious demography.
Making Gullah by Melissa L. Cooper
Publication Date: 2017-04-17
During the 1920s and 1930s, anthropologists and folklorists became obsessed with uncovering connections between African Americans and their African roots. At the same time, popular print media and artistic productions tapped the new appeal of black folk life, highlighting African-styled voodoo as an essential element of black folk culture.
Encyclopedia of the Peoples of Asia and Oceania by Barbara A. West
Publication Date: 2008-12-01
Encyclopedia of the Peoples of Asia and Oceania is a new two-volume A-to-Z reference to the peoples of the Asia-Pacific region east of the Caspian Sea, not including the countries of the Middle East. More than 400 entries cover the major peoples that for a time maintained a cultural identity in the area - from ancient to modern times - describing their history, migration, culture, belief system, social organization, and relationship to other peoples.
Indigenous Peoples, Poverty, and Development by Gillette H. Hall (Editor); Harry Anthony Patrinos (Editor)
Publication Date: 2012-04-30
This book documents poverty systematically for the world's indigenous peoples in developing regions in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Vanished Islands and Hidden Continents of the Pacific by Patrick D. Nunn
Publication Date: 2008-10-31
Islands--as well as entire continents--are reputed to have disappeared in many parts of the world. Yet there is little information on this subject concerning its largest ocean, the Pacific.
Food Culture in the Pacific Islands by Roger Haden
Publication Date: 2009-08-10
The food culture of the Pacific Islands has been determined by isolation from the rest of the world. Original immigrants from Asia brought their foods, animals, and culinary skills with them, then for several thousand years, they were largely uninfluenced by outsiders.
Asia-Pacific Transfer Pricing Handbook by Robert Feinschreiber; Margaret Kent
Publication Date: 2012-10-03
An overarching look at transfer pricing regimes in Asia-Pacific countries and what they mean for foreign businesses
World Theatre by E. J. Westlake
Publication Date: 2017-02-06
World Theatre: The Basics presents a well-rounded introduction to non-Western theatre, exploring the history and current practice of theatrical traditions in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Oceania, the Caribbean, and the non-English-speaking cultures of the Americas. Featuring a selection of case studies and examples from each region, it helps the reader to understand the key issues surrounding world theatre scholarship and global, postcolonial, and transnational performance practices
The Struggle for Food Sovereignty by Rémy Herrera (Editor); Kin Chi Lau (Editor)
Publication Date: 2015-07-20
The world's food system is broken, and today's peasant societies are at a crossroads. This collection explores the multiplicity of problems faced by global family agricultures in the current neoliberal era.The contributors, including include Samir Amin, Joao Pedro Stedile and Utsa Patnaik, argue that an understanding of the revival of peasant struggles for their social emancipation and legitimate right of access to land is essential.