Book Announcement: The Outback Within: Journeys into the Australian Interior (paperback)

Paperback edition of The Outback Within: Journeys into the Australian Interior now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Paperback, pp210, £29.99 / $50.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the paperback release of The Outback Within: Journeys into the Australian Interior by Mark Byrne.

What is it about the Australian outback? For nearly two centuries, narratives of outback journeys have been suffused with the aura of death. Why? It is not just that the desert is big, dry, hot and apparently empty. The outback is Australia’s “mythological crucible,” and journeys there have become rites of passage. It is where settler Australians go to die and perhaps be reborn. This book explores the landscape of this evolving national mythology. It argues that a more conscious engagement with the process of symbolic death and rebirth is needed for Australians to enter into a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationship to the land and its Indigenous people.
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Book Announcement: Humans and the Environment in Northern Baikal Siberia During the Late Pleistocene

Humans and the Environment in Northern Baikal Siberia During the Late Pleistocene now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp356, £64.99 / $109.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Humans and the Environment in Northern Baikal Siberia During the Late Pleistocene by E.M. Ineshin and A.V. Tetenkin.

The site of Bol’shoy Yakor’ I is one of the most intensively investigated Late Pleistocene sites in Eastern Siberia. This volume compiles and presents the outcome of more than three decades of research by the authors in English for the first time.  Continue reading

Book Announcement: Beringia: Archaic Migrations into North America (paperback)

Paperback edition of Beringia: Archaic Migrations into North America now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Paperback, pp197, £34.99 / $58.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the paperback release of Beringia: Archaic Migrations into North America by Robert D. Morritt.

This volume is a study of the migration of cultures from Asia to North America from the earliest period of recorded history. Evidence is presented of a connection between the North American Athabaskan language family and Siberia, together with comparisons and examinations of the implications of linguistics from anthropological, archaeological and folklore perspectives. An exploration of the origins of the earliest people in the Americas, this book covers topics including Siberian, Dene and Navajo Creation myths; linguistic comparisons between Siberian Ket Navajo and Western Apache; and comparisons between indigenous groups that appear to share the same origin.
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Book Announcement: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp260, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology by C. Nadia Seremetakis.

This book engages young scholars, teachers and students in a critical dialogue with past and present directions in cultural-historical studies. More particularly, it prepares prospective anthropologists, as well as readers interested in human cultures for understanding basic theoretical and methodological ethnographic principles and pursuing further what has been known as cultural anthropological perspectives. The book discusses key, field-based studies in the discipline and places them in dialogue with related studies in social history, linguistics, philosophy, literature, and photography, among others.
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Book Announcement: Landscapes of Participatory Making, Modding and Hacking: Maker Culture and Makerspaces

Landscapes of Participatory Making, Modding and Hacking: Maker Culture and Makerspaces now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp145, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Landscapes of Participatory Making, Modding and Hacking: Maker Culture and Makerspaces, edited by Kenneth Y T Lim.

This book describes maker culture as it is manifested in particular socio-cultural contexts, and describes some of the underlying narratives behind the emergence of such cultures and hackerspaces. With reference to case studies, it invites a recasting of long-standing academic notions of industrialization, industrial location, urbanization, and regional divides.
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Book Announcement: Northern Atlantic Islands and the Sea: Seascapes and Dreamscapes

Northern Atlantic Islands and the Sea: Seascapes and Dreamscapes now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp270, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Northern Atlantic Islands and the Sea: Seascapes and Dreamscapes, edited by Andrew Jennings, Silke Reeploeg and Angela Watt.

Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Orkney, Shetland and, to some extent, the Hebrides, share both a Nordic cultural and linguistic heritage, and the experience of being surrounded by the ever-present North Atlantic Ocean. This has been a constant in the islanders’ history, forging their unique way of life, influencing their customs and traditions, and has been instrumental in moulding their identities.
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