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Gendered Fields: Women, Men and Ethnography, Bell, Diane; Pat Caplan; Wazir Jahan Karim (editors)
1 Bell, Diane; Pat Caplan; Wazir Jahan Karim (editors) Gendered Fields: Women, Men and Ethnography
London Routledge 1993 0415062527 / 9780415062527 First Paperback Very Good Octavo 
250 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Previous owner’s details inked to first page. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white photos in the text. Name index. Subject index. "International in scope and in its contributors, the book shows how gender perspectives actually take shape in interpersonal or group dynamics in the field. Its insights on gender, knowledge and power -- by both women and men -- will enable future anthropologists to carry out fieldwork with greater sensitivity and caution and will stimulate experienced ethnographrs to rethink their own fieldwork." 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture, Benedict, Ruth
2 Benedict, Ruth The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: Patterns of Japanese Culture
Tokyo Charles E. Tuttle Company 1992 4805301139 / 9784805301135 Reprint Paperback Near Fine 12 mo 
324 pp. Originally published 1946. Bright uncreased cover, slightest wear to corners and edges, internally as new. "The book is of interest as a contribution to the history of human thought. It is a suggestive guide for nations of the West in their cooperation with Japan. It is also a completely fascinating, incisive and profoundly informative book on what makes the Japanese so uniquely Japanese." -- from the (1946) introduction 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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3 Brody, Hugh The Other Side of Eden: Hunter-Gatherers, Farmers, and the Shaping of the World
London Faber and Faber 2002 057120502X / 9780571205028 First British Paperback Paperback Very Good+ 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
174 pp. Upper edges of text block sunned. Otherwise as new. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Food, Health and Identity, Caplan, Pat, editor
4 Caplan, Pat, editor Food, Health and Identity
London Routledge 1997 0415156807 / 9780415156806 First Paperback Paperback Very Good Octavo 
xii, 280 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers; spine uncreased. Very faint discolouration to edges of text block. Internally bright, unmarked, solidly bound. "Invaluable reading for students of anthropology, cultural studies and health promotion as well as for those scientists and policy makers who are concerned with food." 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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5 Crawley, Ernest Oath, Curse, and Blessing: And Other Studies in Origins
London C.A Watts 1934 First Thus Hard Cover Good Good- 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall 
vii, 152 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected, is not price clipped but shows edgewear including discolouration, wrinkling and small chips and tears. Spine is sunned. Brown boards a little bumped, spine slightly canted. Top page edges dust mottled. Internally unwrinkled and unmarked except for glue residue (?) to p 25. " A storehouse of curious information on primitive rites which lie at the root of many modern customs." The Thinker's Library No. 40. 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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Human Sacrifice: In History and Today, Davies, Nigel
6 Davies, Nigel Human Sacrifice: In History and Today
London Macmillan 1981 0333223845 / 9780333223840 First British Hard Cover Good Very Good Octavo 
320 pp. Light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Prev. owners' inked and stamped details to ffep. Light ballpoint pen scribble to lower edge of text block. Yellowing to page edges. Internally unmarked, solidly bound. Black-and-white illustrations. "Covers a wide and brightly painted canvas, tracing the course of human sacrifice from pre-history to the present day." 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, Diamond, Jared
7 Diamond, Jared Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
New York and London W W Norton & Co Inc 1997 0393038912 / 9780393038910 First Very Good No Jacket Octavo 
480 pp. No dustjacket. Very light general and edgewear to boards; upper front corner a little frayed. Faint dust foxing to upper edge of text block. Internally clean, bright, solidly bound. Black-and-white maps in the text. Black-and-white plates. Further reading. Index. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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8 Donner, Florinda Shabono: A Visit to a Remote and Magical World in the South American Rainforest
San Francisco HarperCollins 1992 0062502425 / 9780062502421 Paperback Good+ Small Octavo 
305 pp. Edgewear, spine uncreased but slightly cocked, uniform yellowing around page edges. Interior clean and tightly bound. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Later Cave Men, Dopp, Katharine E.
9 Dopp, Katharine E. The Later Cave Men
London George G. Harrap 1929 Reprint Hard Cover Good No Jacket Octavo 
180pp. Quaint educational book about early humans, first published in 1911. Contains fictionalised accounts of what life was like, as well as suggestions for activities, such as flintknapping and shelter construction. Numerous black and white illustrations and plates. Prev. owner's ink inscription to reverse of frontispiece. Internally in quite good condition with only minor edgewear to the pages, all pages are intact although the binding is starting to feel a little loose. Illustrated boards with light-moderate general wear, particularly at edges and spine. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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The People of Alor. A Social-Psychological Study of an East Indian Island. Vol II, DuBois, Cora. With analyses by Abram Kardiner and Emil Oberholzer
10 DuBois, Cora. With analyses by Abram Kardiner and Emil Oberholzer The People of Alor. A Social-Psychological Study of an East Indian Island. Vol II
New York Harper Torchbooks 1961 First Thus Paperback Good 12 mo 
654 pp. General and edgewear to illustrated covers. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. Graphs, charts, drawings, photos. Volume II of the two-volume set. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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11 Epstein, A. L. Gunantuna: Aspects of the Person, the Self and the Individual among the Tolai
Bathurst, NSW Crawford House Publishing 1999 1863331808 / 9781863331807 First Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
viii, 248 pp. Very light wear to wraps, a little scuffing to edges of text block. Internally as new. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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Nuba Personal Art, Faris, James C
12 Faris, James C Nuba Personal Art
London Duckworth 1972 0715605941 / 9780715605943 First Cloth Good Good 0ctavo 
130pp. Dustjacket slightly worn at edges; two 1-inch tears on lower edge. Price clipped. Light wear to lower board edges. Two tiny red dots to edges of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. With 15 line drawings, and 52 b/w and 28 colour photographs. Tables and diagrams. List of plates. Notes, bibliography, index. "...Documents the unique Nuba art tradition, placing it in its social, ecological and cultural setting. ...Also specifies the principles of the visual grammar in algorithmic form, using methods derived from generative linguistics." 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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13 Frazer, J. G. The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead. Vol. I The Belief among the Aborigines of Australia, The Torres Straits [sic] Islands, New Guinea and Melanesia
London Macmillan 1913 First Hard Cover Good No Jacket Octavo 
xxi, 495 pp. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine are worn and bumped. Loss of small patches of cloth, esp. along upper edge and at base of spine. Deckle edges; upper edge a little worn and rough. Internally clean and solidly bound. The Gifford Lectures, St. Andrews 1911-1912. 
Price: 85.00 AUD
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14 Frazer, Sir James G. Adonis: A Study in the History of Oriental Religion
London C.A Watts 1932 First Thus Hard Cover Good Fair 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall 
xii, 238 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected, is not price clipped but has wrinkles and small tears, including two missing pieces at top of spine and near top front corner. Backpanel is sunned. Brown cloth boards have crease to front top corner and light edgewear. Spine is canted. Bookseller's stamp and inked gift inscription to ffep. ("This volume is a reprint of Book I of Sir James Frazer's 'Adonis, Attis, Osiris,' which forms Part IV of 'The Golden Bough.' For reasons of space, most of the notes have been omitted. The text is reproduced from the edition of 1914.") The Thinker's Library, No. 30. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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The Religion of Java, Geertz, Clifford
15 Geertz, Clifford The Religion of Java
Chicago and London University of Chicago Press 1976 0226285103 / 9780226285108 Reprint Paperback Good Octavo 
xv, 392 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Spine lightly sunned. Sticker ghost and bookseller's sticker to first pages. Internally unmarked, solidly bound. "Written with a rare combination of analysis and speculation, this comprehensive study of Javanese religion is one of the few books on the religion of a non-Western people which emphasizes variation and conflict in belief as well as similarity and harmony." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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16 Gordon, John, and Fiona Magowan, Guest Editors The Australian Journal of Anthropology Special Issue 13. Beyond Syncretism: Indigenous Expressions of World Religions
Sydney Australian Anthropological Society 2001 Paperback Near Fine Large Octavo 
pp. 253-431. Extremely minor edgewear to wrappers. Internally as new. 
Price: 28.00 AUD
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17 Hocart, A. M. Kingship
London C.A Watts 1941 First Thus Hard Cover Good Good 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall 
118 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected, is not price clipped but shows edgewear, including slight wrinkling and chipping, especially at top and base of backpanel. Brown "clothette" boards a little edgeworn. Bookseller's stamp to ffep. Page edges foxed; internally clean and solidly bound. "The beliefs and rites associated with kingship and chieftainship, as well as marriage and initiation ceremonies, are here traced to a common source." The Thinker's Library No 82. 
Price: 36.00 AUD
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Mother Nature: Natural Selection and the Female of the Species, Hrdy, Sara Blaffer
18 Hrdy, Sara Blaffer Mother Nature: Natural Selection and the Female of the Species
London Chatto & Windus Ltd 1999 0701166258 / 9780701166250 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 0ctavo 
697 pp. Extremely light wear to this copy of the groundbreaking study of the biology and anthropology of motherhood. "Mother Nature -- who by the bye is an old lady with some bad habits. . . " -- George Eliot, 1848. Illustrations, notes, 67 pages of bibliography, index. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Witchcraft and Paganism in Australia, Hume, Lynne
19 Hume, Lynne Witchcraft and Paganism in Australia
Carlton South Vic, Austria Melbourne University Press 1998 052284782X / 9780522847826 Reprint Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
272 pp. A little shelfwear; all else as new. Notes, bibliography, index. "Hume's innovative multidisciplinary study examines the historical roots of pagan beliefs, and how pagan world views relate to contemporary environmentalism, feminism, morality and mainstream religions. It discusses the rituals of paganism, the notion of magic and what constitutes spiritual experience." 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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The Balinese People: A Reinvestigation of Character, Jensen, Gordon D., and Luh Ketut Suryani
20 Jensen, Gordon D., and Luh Ketut Suryani The Balinese People: A Reinvestigation of Character
Singapore, Oxford and New York Oxford University Press 1992 0195885570 / 9780195885576 Hard Cover Good Good Octavo 
xvi, 185 pp. Very light general and edgewear to unclipped dustwrapper; bookshop pricetag to rear flap. Light edgewear to black cloth-look boards; corners a little bumped. Invisible water stain has caused warping to lower edges of first 50 or so pages; text is unaffected. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. Illustrated with b/w plates. "...fifty years after Gregory Bateson and Margaret Mead's "Balinese Character" (which still stands as the standard reference on Balinese personality and culture), this new study...concludes that their book presents an inaccurate and misleading characterization of the Balinese...." 
Price: 40.00 AUD
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