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Saarelma-Maunumaa,Minna
What are the most popular names of the Ambo people in Namibia? Why do so many Ambos have Finnish first names? What do the African names of these people mean? Why is the namesake so important in Ambo culture? How did the long independence struggle affect personal naming, and what are the latest name-giving trends in Namibia? This study analyses the changes in the personal naming system of the Ambo people in Namibia over the last 120 years, starting from the year 1883 when the first Ambos received biblical and European names at baptism. The central factors in this process were the German and South African colonisation and European missionary work on the one hand, and the rise of African nationalism on the other hand. Eventually, this clash between African and European naming practices led to a new and dynamic naming system which includes elements of both African and European origin. 373pp.
Finnish Literature Society, 2003, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: . First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9517465297
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Inventory #11781
Price: £ 18.00 GBP ($ 23.45 approx. - € 19.89 approx.)
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Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty
In this book, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak - teacher, feminist, cultural critic, literary theorist - addresses the crisis of multiculturalism. How are debates over the canon, ethnicity, Third World feminism, and the new cultural studies shaping our understanding of "culture"? One of the most influential scholars in critical theory today, Spivak's writing and lectures have become crucial to the understanding of both feminism and cultural studies. In this new volume, she addresses a wide range of issues affecting multicultural thinking in the university, such as ideas of post-coloniality and international feminism. 335pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Fading and crease to spine. Annotation to page 55.
Routledge, 1993, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall.
ISBN: 0415904897
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Inventory #25388
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.29 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Mark, Joan
An interpretative biography of Patrick Tracy Lowell Putnam (1904-1953) the US anthropologist who spent 25 years living among the Bambuti pygmies of the Ituri Forest in present day Zaire where on the Epulu River he constructed Camp Putnam as a harmonious multiracial community. The author places Putnam within the context of three different anthropological traditions and examines his contribution to future studies. Annotated with selected bibliography and illsutrated with occasional b/w photographs. 276pp.
University of Nebraska Press, 1995, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. D/J in Protective Wrapper. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0803231822
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Inventory #10863
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.52 approx. - € 5.53 approx.)
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Edited By Cocke, Dudley, Porterfield, Donna and Wemytewa, Edward
The story of the sixteen-year collaboration between artists from two of the United States' most traditional cultures- Zuni Native American and Appalachian- and the bilingual play they made together. Includes a CD of stories and songs.106pp.
Zuni A:shiwi Publishing, 2002, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: . . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0964140144
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Inventory #7341
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.03 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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Edited By Mishler,Craig and Simeone,William E.
One of Alaska's premier ethnographers, Robert A. McKennan (1903-1982) spent the years between 1929 and 1933 in several remote Native villages where he documented Interior Athabaskan life in a series of books and journals. McKennan's journals are an extraordinary window onto Athabaskan culture before it was radically transformed by social changes following World War II. While McKennan's two major ethnographies - on the Tanana and the Gwich'in (Kutchin) - represent the scientific aspects of his work, his voluminous letters and journals form an equally significant part of anthropology's humanistic tradition. McKennan chronicles his day-to-day struggles to survive in the Alaska wilderness, giving readers a fascinating personal memoir of a dedicated researcher and sensitive observer. Historic photographs, maps and a bibliography of McKennan's publications honour his legacy and highlighting his lasting contributions to Alaska Native history and anthropology. 266pp.
University of Calgary Press, 2006, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 155238201X
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Inventory #13933
Price: £ 25.00 GBP ($ 32.58 approx. - € 27.63 approx.)
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