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Anthropology's Global HistoriesThe Ethnographic Frontier in German New Guinea, 1870-1935

Anthropology's Global Histories: The Ethnographic Frontier in German New Guinea, 1870-1935

Rainer F. Buschmann

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831844
eISBN:
9780824869960
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831844.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Anthropologists and world historians make strange bedfellows. Although the latter frequently employ anthropological methods in their descriptions of cross-cultural exchanges, the former have raised ... More

The Anxieties of MobilityMigration and Tourism in the Indonesian Borderlands

The Anxieties of Mobility: Migration and Tourism in the Indonesian Borderlands

Johan A. Lindquist

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832018
eISBN:
9780824869977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832018.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Since the late 1960s the Indonesian island of Batam has been transformed from a sleepy fishing village to a booming frontier town, where foreign investment, mostly from neighboring Singapore, ... More

Articulating Rapa NuiPolynesian Cultural Politics in a Latin American Nation-State

Articulating Rapa Nui: Polynesian Cultural Politics in a Latin American Nation-State

Riet Delsing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851682
eISBN:
9780824868024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851682.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This ethnography examines the colonization of the Pacific island of Rapa Nui/Easter Island by the Latin American country of Chile. It also discusses the Rapanui people’s growing emphasis on cultural ... More

At Home and in the FieldEthnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands

At Home and in the Field: Ethnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands

Suzanne S. Finney, Mary Mostafanezhad, Guido Carlo Pigliasco, and Forrest Wade Young (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847593
eISBN:
9780824868215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847593.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Crossing disciplinary boundaries, this book is an anthology of twenty-first century ethnographic research and writing about the global worlds of home and disjuncture in Asia and the Pacific Islands. ... More

Becoming LandownersEntanglements of Custom and Modernity in Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste

Becoming Landowners: Entanglements of Custom and Modernity in Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste

Victoria C. Stead

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856663
eISBN:
9780824872991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856663.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Becoming Landowners: Entanglements of Custom and Modernity in Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste examines the impact of modernising processes of change—globalization, “development,” state- and ... More

The Binding TieChinese Intergenerational Relations in Modern Singapore

The Binding Tie: Chinese Intergenerational Relations in Modern Singapore

Kristina Göransson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832599
eISBN:
9780824870195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832599.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Since gaining independence in 1965, Singapore has become the most trade-intensive economy in the world and the richest country in Southeast Asia. This transformation has been accompanied by the ... More

Burning MoneyThe Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld

Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld

C. Fred Blake

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835323
eISBN:
9780824870379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835323.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

For a thousand years across the length and breadth of China and beyond, people have burned paper replicas of valuable things—most often money—for the spirits of deceased family members, ancestors, ... More

Caged in on the OutsideMoral Subjectivity, Selfhood, and Islam in Minangkabau, Indonesia

Caged in on the Outside: Moral Subjectivity, Selfhood, and Islam in Minangkabau, Indonesia

Gregory M. Simon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838300
eISBN:
9780824868413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838300.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The moral practices and concepts that circulate in Minangkabau society in West Sumatra, Indonesia articulate and help manage tensions between conflicting values and conflicting experiences of ... More

Capturing Contemporary JapanDifferentiation and Uncertainty

Capturing Contemporary Japan: Differentiation and Uncertainty

Satsuki Kawano, Glenda S. Roberts, and Susan Orpett Long (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838683
eISBN:
9780824868895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838683.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

What are people's life experiences in present-day Japan? This book addresses fundamental questions vital to understanding Japan in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Its chapters ... More

Changing Contexts, Shifting MeaningsTransformations of Cultural Traditions in Oceania

Changing Contexts, Shifting Meanings: Transformations of Cultural Traditions in Oceania

Elfriede Hermann (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833664
eISBN:
9780824870355
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833664.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book sheds new light on processes of cultural transformation at work in Oceania and analyzes them as products of interrelationships between culturally created meanings and specific contexts. It ... More

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