Monographs in Anthropology

The Monographs in Anthropology series offers an opportunity to publish innovative works of theory and ethnography from the Asia-Pacific region. To date, our titles have included studies on such topics as self-determination, mobility, temporality, ritual performance, music, connections to land, ethnic identity, and masculinity. We are particularly interested in monographs and edited collections that are based on ethnographic fieldwork deeply informed by historical context. Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts for consideration and review to the Series Editor, Matt Tomlinson (

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

Carl Stehlow’s 1909 Comparative Heritage Dictionary

Carl Strehlow’s 1909 Comparative Heritage Dictionary »

An Aranda, German, Loritja and Dieri to English Dictionary with Introductory Essays

Edited by: Anna Kenny
ISBN (print): 9781760462062
ISBN (online): 9781760462079
Publication date: August 2018
The Quest for the Good Life in Precarious Times

The Quest for the Good Life in Precarious Times »

Ethnographic Perspectives on the Domestic Moral Economy

Edited by: Chris Gregory, Jon Altman
ISBN (print): 9781760462000
ISBN (online): 9781760462017
Publication date: April 2018
German Ethnography in Australia

German Ethnography in Australia »

Edited by: Nicolas Peterson, Anna Kenny
ISBN (print): 9781760461317
ISBN (online): 9781760461324
Publication date: September 2017
Tides of Innovation in Oceania

Tides of Innovation in Oceania »

Value, materiality and place

Edited by: Elisabetta Gnecchi-Ruscone, Anna Paini
ISBN (print): 9781760460921
ISBN (online): 9781760460938
Publication date: April 2017

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 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