Download The Fipa and Related Peoples of South-West Tanzania and by Roy G. Willis PDF

By Roy G. Willis

Routledge is proud to be re-issuing this landmark sequence in organization with the foreign African Institute. The sequence, released among 1950 and 1977, brings jointly a wealth of formerly un-co-ordinated fabric at the ethnic groupings and social stipulations of African peoples.

Concise, serious and (for its time) exact, the Ethnographic Survey contains sections as follows:

  • Physical Environment
  • Linguistic Data
  • Demography
  • History & Traditions of Origin
  • Nomenclature
  • Grouping
  • Cultural positive aspects: faith, Witchcraft, delivery, Initiation, Burial
  • Social & Political association: Kinship, Marriage, Inheritance, Slavery, Land Tenure, struggle & Justice
  • Economy & Trade
  • Domestic Architecture

Each of the 50 volumes may be that can be purchased separately, and those are equipped into neighborhood sub-groups: East important Africa, North-Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, West crucial Africa, Western Africa, and critical Africa Belgian Congo.

The volumes are supplemented with maps, to be had to view on routledge.com or to be had as a pdf from the publishers.

 

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Download Craniofacial Identification by Professor Caroline Wilkinson,Christopher Rynn PDF

By Professor Caroline Wilkinson,Christopher Rynn

The advertising of CCTV surveillance and identification playing cards, in addition to ever heightened safety at airports, immigration keep watch over and institutional entry, has noticeable a dramatic raise within the use of automatic and handbook reputation. moreover, numerous fresh mess ups have highlighted the issues and demanding situations linked to present catastrophe sufferer identity. Discussing the most recent advances and key examine into identity from the face and cranium, this e-book attracts jointly a variety of parts when it comes to craniofacial research and identity. It examines all elements of facial identity, together with the decision of facial visual appeal from the cranium, comparability of the cranium with the face and the verification of dwelling facial photographs. With sections overlaying the identity of the lifeless and of the residing, it presents a worthwhile evaluate of the present nation of play in addition to the most recent learn advances during this continually evolving field.

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Download Cultures of Color in America: A Guide to Family, Religion, by Sybil Lassiter PDF

By Sybil Lassiter

By the 12 months 2000, greater than one-third of american citizens might be individuals of colour, and by way of 2050 non-white individuals will represent forty five% of the inhabitants. Immigration from eu international locations has diminished, however the variety of migrants from nations of non-white ancestry has elevated. accordingly, many americans are exhibiting a turning out to be curiosity in wisdom concerning the values and behaviors in their varied affiliates. This e-book bargains an perception into the varied life for a few cultures of colour in American society. even if all individuals of those cultures would possibly not determine themselves as people of colour, the cultures have been chosen simply because they contain an important variety of non-white individuals.

Each bankruptcy offers an summary of a cultural workforce that features a short heritage, migration developments, conventional and sleek relations practices, non secular ideals, options approximately loss of life and loss of life, dietary personal tastes, well-being behaviors, and illnesses usually came upon between its contributors. The cultures mentioned are Africans, African americans, Alaskans, Asians, Haitians, Hawaiians, local american citizens, Puerto Ricans, and West Indians. This booklet may be of curiosity to lecturers, overall healthiness care pros, sociologists, clergy, and laypersons. Its target is to relieve worry and prejudice via educated understanding.

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Download A Future for Amazonia: Randy Borman and Cofán Environmental by Michael Cepek PDF

By Michael Cepek

Blending ethnography with a desirable own tale, A destiny for Amazonia is an account of a political stream that arose within the early Nineteen Nineties in accordance with many years of assaults at the lands and peoples of jap Ecuador, one of many world's such a lot culturally and biologically diversified areas. After generations of wreck by the hands of colonizing farmers, transnational oil businesses, and Colombian armed factions, the indigenous Cofán humans and their rain woodland territory confronted coming near near jeopardy. In a shocking flip of occasions, the Cofán selected Randy Borman, a guy of Euro-American descent, to steer their efforts to beat the concern that faced them.

Drawing on 3 years of ethnographic study, A destiny for Amazonia starts by means of tracing the contours of Cofán society and Borman's position inside it. Borman, a blue-eyed, white-skinned baby of North American missionary-linguists, used to be raised in a Cofán group and steadily got here to proportion the id of his adoptive country. He grew to become a world media phenomenon and solid artistic partnerships among Cofán groups, conservationist agencies, Western scientists, and the Ecuadorian nation. the end result used to be a collective mobilization that remodeled the Cofán kingdom in exceptional methods, supplying them with political strength, medical services, and a brand new function as bold caretakers of a couple of million acres of wooded area. not easy simplistic notions of identification, indigeneity, and inevitable ecological destruction, A destiny for Amazonia charts an inspiring direction for environmental politics within the twenty-first century.

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Download The Ju/’hoan San of Nyae Nyae and Namibian Independence: by Megan Biesele,Robert K. Hitchcock PDF

By Megan Biesele,Robert K. Hitchcock

The Ju/'hoan San, or Ju/'hoansi, of Namibia and Botswana are maybe the main absolutely defined indigenous humans in all of anthropology. this is often the tale of ways this team of former hunter-gatherers, conversing an unique click on language, shaped a grassroots flow that led them to turn into a dynamic a part of the recent state that grew from the ashes of apartheid South West Africa. whereas assurance of this crew within the writings of Richard Lee, Lorna Marshall, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, and flicks through John Marshall comprises wide details on their conventional methods of existence, this ebook keeps the tale because it has opened up due to the fact 1990. Peopled with debts of and from modern Ju>/'hoan humans, the booklet provides newly-literate Ju/'hoansi the opportunity to handle the area with their very own voices. In doing so, the pictures and myths of the Ju/'hoan and different San (previously known as "Bushmen") as both noble savages or helpless sufferers are discredited. this significant publication demonstrates the responsiveness of present anthropological advocacy to the aspirations of 1 of the best-known indigenous societies.

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