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From the Publisher"Disappearing Peoples? is a groundbreaking book that describes how economic globalization, imperialism, war, and climate change in the twenty-first century threaten various Asian people’s cultural heritage and how they are striving to maintain their traditions and identity under such extreme pressures. This volume uses twelve chapters on specific peoples—the Raika of India, Tibetans in China and India, Hazara in Afghanistan, Mangghuer in China—to illustrate the strong Introduction, which explains the import of dwindling diversity on humankind. The book provides a good overview that should whet the reader’s appetite for more knowledge about Asian peoples, the causes and consequences of cultural homogenization." - Paula L.W. Sabloff, University of Pennsylvania
"Disappearance of peoples has been a concern of anthropologists since Bastien - all the more crucial since globalization - yet we forget as we clamor for more glamorous topics. This book rightly remembers." - James Peacock
"The issues impacting local indigenous peoples are covered in the outstanding edited volume by Barbara Brower and Barbara Rose Johnston. This book provides the perfect text for leading students through several varying case studies of contemporary impacts to indigenous peoples. Not only is the book culturally encompassing, but it is also geographically and ecologically diverse. As such, it should also be considered essential reading for anyone working in, or interested about, South and Central Asia and its indigenous peoples. Read complete review at: http://indigenouspeoplesissues.com/index.php?view=article&catid=49%3Aasiabooks&id=95%3Adisappearing-peoples-indigenous-groups-and-ethnic-minorities-in-south-and-central-asia&option=com_content&Itemid=66\." - Indigenous Peoples Issues & Resources (http://indigenouspeoplesissues.com) "
"The use of a question mark in their book's title is a good beginning; the editors leave open the possibility that peoples may not be disappearing. Cultures change greatly and heritages shrink, but disappearance often is an exaggeration. The 21st century no doubt will issue serious challenges to the integrity of the Asian peoples considered in this book, so its publication is especially timely, notwithstanding the indigenous groups' relative obscurity. Any and all Asian studies departments and libraries would do well to add it to their collections and curricula. Summing Up: Essential." —R. G. Zanca, Northeastern Illinois University, CHOICE