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Books of interest

Books resulting from CHAGS meetings

Anderson, David, and Kazunobu Ikeya, eds. 2001. Parks, property and power: Managing hunting practice and identity within state policy regimes. Senri Ethnological Studies No. 59. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology. (CHAGS 8)

Barbard hunter gatherer history51RtvlPDL. SX329 BO1204203200 Barnard, Alan, ed. 2004. Hunter-gatherers in history, archaeology, and anthropology. London: Berg. (CHAGS 9)

Biesele, Megan, Robert Hitchcock, and Peter Schweitzer, eds. 1999. Hunter-gatherers in the modern world. Providence: Berghahn. (CHAGS 7)

Burch, Ernest, and Linda Ellanna, eds. 1994. Key issues in hunter-gatherer studies. Oxford: Berg. (CHAGS 6)

Finlayson, Bill, and Graeme Warren, eds. 2017. The diversity of hunter-gatherer pasts. Oxford: Oxbow Books. (CHAGS 11)

Habu, Junko, John M. Saville, Shuzo Koyama, and Hitomi Hongo, eds. 2003. Hunter-gatherers of the North Pacific Rim. Senri Ethnological Studies No. 63. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology. (CHAGS 8)

51zX0kMnQL. SX321 BO1204203200 Ingold, Tim, David Riches, and James Woodburn, eds. 1988a. Hunters and gatherers, vol. I: History, evolution and social change. London: Berg. (CHAGS 4)

Ingold, Tim, David Riches, and James Woodburn, eds. 1988b. Hunters and gatherers, vol. II: Power, property and ideology. London: Berg. (CHAGS 4)


Keen, Ian, and Takako Yamada, eds. 2001. Identity and gender in hunting and gathering societies. Senri Ethnological Studies No. 56. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology. (CHAGS 8)

Leacock, Eleanor, and Richard Lee, eds. 1982. Politics and history in band societies. Cambridge and Paris: Cambridge University Press and La Maison des Sciences de l’Homme. (CHAGS 1)

Lee, Richard, and Irven DeVore, eds. 1968. Man the hunter. Chicago: Aldine.

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Reyes-García, Victoria, and Aili Pyhälä, eds. 2017. Hunter-gatherers in a changing world. Switzerland: Springer. (CHAGS 11)

Schrire, Carmel, ed. 1984 Past and present in hunter-gatherer studies. San Francisco: Academic. (CHAGS 3) 

Stewart, Henry, Alan Barnard, and Keiichi Omura, eds. 2002 Self- and other-images of hunter-gatherers. Senri Ethnological Studies No. 60. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology. (CHAGS 8)

Wenzel, George, Gretel Hovelsrud-Broda, and Nobuhiro Kishigami, eds. 2000. The social economy of sharing: Resource allocation and modern hunter-gatherers. Senri Ethnological Studies No. 53. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology. (CHAGS 8)

Useful reference

Lee, Richard B., and Richard Daly, eds. 2004. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Hunters and Gatherers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Selected ethnographies of Malaysian hunter-gatherers

Dallos, Csilla. 2011. From equality to inequality: Social change among newly sedentary Lanoh hunter-gatherer traders of Peninsular Malaysia. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press.

Endcott, Kirk. 1979. Batek Negrito religion: The world-view and rituals of a hunting and gathering people of Peninsular Malaysia. Oxford: Clarendon. 

Endicott, Kirk, and Karen L. Endicott. 2008. The headman was a woman: The gender egalitarian Batek of Malaysia. Long Grove, Illinois: Waveland Press. 

Evans, Ivor H. N. 1937. The Negritos of Malaya. Cambridge: The University Press.

Gomes, Alberto G. 2007. Modernity and Malaysia: Settling the Menraq forest nomads. Oxford: Routledge.

Howell, Signe. 1989. Society and cosmos: Chewong of Peninsular Malaysia. 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Lye Tuck-Po. 2004. Changing pathways: Forest degradation and the Batek of Pahang, Malaysia. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Schebesta, Paul. 1973 [1928]. Among the forest dwarfs of Malaya. Introduction by Geoffrey Benjamin. London: Oxford University Press.

Sather, Clifford. 1997. The Bajau Laut: Adaptation, history and fate in a maritime fishing society of south-eastern Sabah. Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press.

Sercombe, Peter G., and Bernard Sellato, eds. 2007. Beyond the green myth: Borneo's hunter-gatherers in the twenty-first century. NIAS Studies in Asian Topics, No. 37. Copenhagen: NIAS Press.

Sopher, David E. 1977. The sea nomads. Singapore: National Museum Singapore.


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