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Anthropological Knowledge, Secrecy and Bolivip, Papua New GuineaExchanging Skin

Anthropological Knowledge, Secrecy and Bolivip, Papua New Guinea: Exchanging Skin

Tony Crook

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264003
eISBN:
9780191734151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264003.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

What is the nature of knowledge? Anthropology imagines it possible to divide or separate social and analytical relations, whereby knowledge travels between persons as a thing. And yet, Bolivip ... More

Before HIVSexuality, Fertility and Mortality in East Africa, 1900-1980

Before HIV: Sexuality, Fertility and Mortality in East Africa, 1900-1980

Shane Doyle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265338
eISBN:
9780191760488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265338.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book addresses two of the most important questions in modern African history: the causes of rapid population growth, and the origins of the AIDS pandemic. It examines three societies on the ... More

Harnessing FortunePersonhood, Memory and Place in Mongolia

Harnessing Fortune: Personhood, Memory and Place in Mongolia

Rebecca M. Empson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264737
eISBN:
9780191753992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264737.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Based on long-term fieldwork with herding families along the Mongolian-Russian border, this book examines how people tend to past memories in their homes while navigating new ways of accumulating ... More

Names are Thicker than BloodKinship and Ownership amongst the Iatmul

Names are Thicker than Blood: Kinship and Ownership amongst the Iatmul

Andrew Moutu

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197264454
eISBN:
9780191760501
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264454.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book is an ethnographic study of kinship and the nature and behaviour of ownership amongst the much-studied Sepik River Iatmul people. Until very recently, anthropology has remained a Western ... More

Strings AttachedAIDS and the Rise of Transnational Connections in Africa

Strings Attached: AIDS and the Rise of Transnational Connections in Africa

Nadine Beckmann, Alessandro Gusman, and Catrine Shroff (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265680
eISBN:
9780191771910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265680.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Religious ideas about health, sexuality, and the body have had great influence on the perceptions of HIV/AIDS in the African continent. At the same time, AIDS as a disease and as a realm of ... More

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