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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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The Isthmus Zapotecs: Women's Roles in Cultural Context, Chiñas, Beverly L.
5 Chiñas, Beverly L. The Isthmus Zapotecs: Women's Roles in Cultural Context
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1973 0030803012 / 9780030803017 Paperback Good Octavo 
122 pp. General and edgewear to illustrated covers. Yellowing to edges of text block. A little foxing throughout. Pencilled and inked underlining and marginal lines throughout. Binding is solid. Black-and-white illustrations in the text. Map. Glossary; References; Recommended Reading. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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A Brief History of the Human Race, Cook, Michael
6 Cook, Michael A Brief History of the Human Race
Great Britain Granta Books 2004 1862076871 / 9781862076877 First British Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
xxiv, 385 pp. Very light creases to spine and top corner of front cover. Internally as new. Black-and-white illustrations in the text. Index. "In this dazzlingly intelligent and often witty account of the past 10,000 years of our occupancy of this planet, Michael Cook explores the great forces that have shapen our past -- natural disasters, human ingenuity, availability of resources -- and along the way zooms in on some of the detail of our history, introducing us to the rich variety of cultures and practices, from the arcane burial customs of ancient Mexican kings and the erotic temple carvings of India to the design of snuff boxes and the forging of antiques in ancient Rome." 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Oath, Curse, and Blessing: And Other Studies in Origins, Crawley, Ernest
7 Crawley, Ernest Oath, Curse, and Blessing: And Other Studies in Origins
London C.A Watts 1934 First Thus Hard Cover Good Good 16mo 
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: 20.00 AUD
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Human Sacrifice: In History and Today, Davies, Nigel
8 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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The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World, Davis, Wade
9 Davis, Wade The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World
Toronto Anansi 2009 0887847668 / 9780887847660 Reprint Paperback Near Fine Small Octavo Signed by Author
262 pp. Extremely light edgewear (creases). All else as new. Signed by author on title page. "Every culture is a unique answer to a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human and alive?" 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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The Spears of Twilight: Life and Death in the Amazon Jungle, Descola, Philippe
10 Descola, Philippe The Spears of Twilight: Life and Death in the Amazon Jungle
London Flamingo / HarperCollins 1997 0006863523 / 9780006863526 Reprint Paperback Very Good Octavo Descola, Philippe 
xiii, 458 pp. Page margins and edges lightly yellowed. Small inked note to first page. Covers with very light edgewear, top corner bumped, spine very lightly creased. Black-and-white maps, drawings, photographs. "Descola throws wise doubt on Western notions of time, heritage, power, authority and rule. The reader wants to put an arm round him and congratulate an extraordinary man." -- The Guardian 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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11 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 People of Alor. A Social-Psychological Study of an East Indian Island. Vol II, DuBois, Cora. With analyses by Abram Kardiner and Emil Oberholzer
12 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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The Ecology of Eden, Eisenberg, Evan
13 Eisenberg, Evan The Ecology of Eden
London Picador 2000 0330480642 / 9780330480642 Reprint Paperback Good 12 mo 
612 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Spine a little creased, but binding is solid. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally unmarked, uncreased. "A tour de force in its attempt to explore the interface between nature and the human capacity to remake it. In a magnificent visionary sweep, Eisenberg examines the ethics and science of altering the environment." 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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14 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
15 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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The History of Sexuality: An Introduction v. 1 (Peregrine Books), Foucault, Michel
16 Foucault, Michel The History of Sexuality: An Introduction v. 1 (Peregrine Books)
Harmondsworth Penguin Books / Peregrine 1987 0140551549 / 9780140551549 Reprint Paperback Good 12mo 
168 pp. General and edgewear to illustrated covers. Faint yellowing to edges of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. The book is small and light; within Australia postage will be lowered to $3.00 upon receipt of order. "Here one of France's greatest intellectuals explores the evolving social, economic and political forces that have shaped our attitudes to sex. In a book that is at once controversial and seductive, Foucault describes how we are in the process of making a science of sex which is devoted to the analysis of desire rather than the increase of pleasure." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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17 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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Adonis: A Study in the History of Oriental Religion, Frazer, Sir James G.
18 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 
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: 14.00 AUD
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The Religion of Java, Geertz, Clifford
19 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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20 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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