Subject: Anthropology. Ethnography

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Hunting and Fishing in a Kammu Village: Revisiting a Classic Study in Southeast Asian Ethnography

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Damrong Tayanin & Kristina Lindell 2013 This detailed and fascinating description of traditional hunting, trapping and fishing in northern Laos includes illustrations of traps, weapons, etc., an insight into rites and taboos pertaining to the work, and much more. First published in 1991 and quickly out of print, the book was hailed as ‘an outstanding […]

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Dictionary of Kammu Yúan Language and Culture

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Jan-Olof Svantesson, Kàm Ràw (Damrong Tayanin), Kristina Lindell & Håkon Lundström 2013 By retaining their orally based culture through to the present day, the Kammu of northern Laos and adjacent parts of Vietnam, Thailand and China have long been recognised as a repository for much that has been lost or ignored in the literate cultures […]

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Hot Science, High Water: Assembling Nature, Society and Environmental Policy in Contemporary Vietnam

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Eren Zink 2013 Hot Science, High Water explores the work of different generations of Vietnamese scientists as they engage with local and international efforts to conserve nature, address climate change, and carry out scientific research. Drawing upon ethnographic fieldwork in universities, government offices, and foreign embassies, as well as the muddy intertidal zones of coastal […]

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The Bodo of Assam: Revisiting a Classical Study from 1950

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**Halfdan Siiger (edited by Peter B. Andersen, Santosh K. Soren) 2015 The Bodo (or Boros) are one of the indigenous tribal peoples of Assam. During colonial times they resisted Christianization and in recent decades they have been involved both in interethnic violence and separatist insurgencies. Much research has gone into understanding the Boros and their […]

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Burma/Myanmar – Where Now?

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Mikael Gravers & Flemming Ytzen (eds) 2014 Recent changes in Burma/Myanmar have been called the ‘Burmese democratic spring’. While the international media have mainly focused on the economic opportunities offered by these changes and on the doings and sayings of Aung San Suu Kyi, the reality is far more complex. The country is desperately poor, […]

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Tuked Rini, Cosmic Traveller: Life and Legend in the Heart of Borneo

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Monica Janowski 2014 This innovative and visually engaging study presents a legend from Borneo in which the Kelabit hero Tuked Rini ventures out into the cosmos to do battle in remote spirit-laden places, returning to his wife with the heads of his enemies. Accompanied by audio material and additional resources that will be developed on […]

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Doing Fieldwork in China … with Kids!: The Dynamics of Accompanied Fieldwork in the People's Republic

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Candice Cornet & Tami Blumenfield (eds) 2015 While many anthropologists and other scholars relocate with their families in some way or another during fieldwork periods, this detail is often missing from their writings even though undoubtedly children can have had a major impact on their work. Recognizing that researcher-parents have many choices regarding their children’s […]

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Doing Fieldwork in China … with Kids!: The Dynamics of Accompanied Fieldwork in the People’s Republic

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Candice Cornet & Tami Blumenfield (eds) 2015 While many anthropologists and other scholars relocate with their families in some way or another during fieldwork periods, this detail is often missing from their writings even though undoubtedly children can have had a major impact on their work. Recognizing that researcher-parents have many choices regarding their children’s […]

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Queer/Tongzhi China: New Perspectives on Research, Activism and Media Cultures

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Elisabeth L. Engebretsen & William Schroeder (eds), with Hongwei Bao 2015 This book brings together some of the most exciting, original and cutting-edge work being conducted on contemporary queer China. The volume includes original essays by some of the most prolific and central queer activists and artists in the PRC, placing their writing alongside work […]

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