Monographs in Anthropology

The Monographs in Anthropology series, sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, College of Asia Pacific at ANU, offers an opportunity to publish innovative contemporary ethnography from the Asia Pacific Region. The series publishes at least two volumes per year. Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts for consideration and review to the Series Editor, Andrew McWilliam (

ANU Monographs in Anthropology produces fully peer-reviewed works and is eligible recognition under the Higher Education Research Data Collection scheme. Guidelines for authors are available on the ANU Press Webpage. To facilitate publication, successful authors may be asked to contribute up to $1,000 to offset costs. 

Please note: The following list of titles is sorted by publication date, with the most recent first.

New Mana »

Transformations of a Classic Concept in Pacific Languages and Cultures

Edited by: Matt Tomlinson, Ty P. Kāwika Tengan
ISBN (print): 9781760460075
ISBN (online): 9781760460082
Publication date: April 2016

Experiments in self-determination »

Histories of the outstation movement in Australia

Edited by: Nicolas Peterson, Fred Myers
ISBN (print): 9781925022896
ISBN (online): 9781925022902
Publication date: January 2016

Songs of the Empty Place »

The Memorial Poetry of the Foi of the Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea

Authored by: James F. Weiner, Don Niles
ISBN (print): 9781925022223
ISBN (online): 9781925022230
Publication date: July 2015

From 'Stone-Age' to 'Real-Time' »

Exploring Papuan Temporalities, Mobilities and Religiosities

Edited by: Martin Slama, Jenny Munro
ISBN (print): 9781925022421
ISBN (online): 9781925022438
Publication date: April 2015

Land and Life in Timor-Leste »

Ethnographic Essays

Edited by: Andrew McWilliam, Elizabeth G. Traube
ISBN (print): 9781921862595
ISBN (online): 9781921862601
Publication date: December 2011

Echoes of the Tambaran »

Masculinity, history and the subject in the work of Donald F. Tuzin

Edited by: David Lipset, Paul Roscoe
ISBN (print): 9781921862458
ISBN (online): 9781921862465
Publication date: October 2011

Steep Slopes »

Music and change in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea

Authored by: Kirsty Gillespie
ISBN (print): 9781921666421
ISBN (online): 9781921666438
Publication date: December 2010

Remaining Karen »

A Study of Cultural Reproduction and the Maintenance of Identity

Authored by: Ananda Rajah
ISBN (print): 9781921536106
ISBN (online): 9781921536113
Publication date: November 2008

Permissive Residents »

West Papuan refugees living in Papua New Guinea

Authored by: Diana Glazebrook
ISBN (print): 9781921536229
ISBN (online): 9781921536236
Publication date: September 2008