School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar Series

Enduring Conquests

Rethinking the Archaeology of Resistance to Spanish Colonialism in the Americas
Edited by Matthew LiebmannMelissa S. Murphy

Enduring Conquests presents new interpretations of Native American experiences under Spanish colonialism and challenges the reader to reexamine long-standing assumptions about the Spanish conquests of the Americas.

Forces of Compassion

Humanitarianism between Ethics and Politics
Edited by Erica BornsteinPeter Redfield

Suffering and charity have a long history. Both human sorrows and attempted remedies were familiar features of life in earlier eras and religious traditions, however, during the final decades of the twentieth century, natural disasters and civilian casualties of war transformed into “humanitarian crises.” In these recurring dramas presented by international media, an extensive network of interstate entities and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) supplies assistance to victims.

Subjects: Anthropology

Pharmaceutical Self

The Global Shaping of Experience in an Age of Psychopharmacology
Edited by Janis H. Jenkins

This book addresses a critical contemporary issue—the worldwide proliferation of pharmaceutical use. The contributors explore questions such as: How are culturally constituted selves transformed by regular ingestion of pharmaceutical drugs? Does “being human” increasingly come to mean not only oriented to drugs but also created and regulated by them? From the standpoint of cultural phenomenology, does this reshape human “being”?

Roots of Conflict

Soils, Agriculture, and Sociopolitical Complexity in Ancient Hawai'i
Edited by Patrick Vinton Kirch

Roots of Conflict presents the efforts of a team of social and natural scientists to understand the complex, systemic linkages between land, climate, crops, human populations, and their cultural structures.

Indians and Energy

Exploitation and Opportunity in the American Southwest
Edited by Sherry L. SmithBrian Frehner

The authors consider the complex relationship between development and Indian communities in the Southwest in order to reveal how an understanding of patterns in the past can guide policies and decisions in the future.

Archaic State Interaction

The Eastern Mediterranean in the Bronze Age
Edited by William A. ParkinsonMichael L. Galaty

By using a specific case study, the contributors to this book aim to help establish a common theoretical ground for investigating how humans and the societies they built interacted over time.

Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management

Visions for the Future
Edited by Lynne SebastianWilliam D. Lipe

By most estimates, as much as 90 percent of the archaeology done in the United States today is carried out in the field of cultural resource management. The contributors hope that this book will serve as an impetus in American archaeology for dialogue and debate on how to make CRM projects and programs yield both better archaeology and better public policy.

Subjects: Archaeology

The Evolution of Leadership

Transitions in Decision Making from Small-Scale to Middle-Range Societies
Edited by Kevin J. VaughnJelmer W. EerkensJohn Kantner

This book brings together the perspectives of cultural anthropologists and archaeologists to explore why and how leadership emerges and variously becomes institutionalized among disparate human societies.

Global Health in Times of Violence

Edited by Barbara Rylko-BauerLinda WhitefordPaul Farmer

Over 24 million people have died in these conflicts, and millions more suffered illness and injury. In this volume, leading scholars and practitioners examine the impact of structural, military, and communal violence on health, psychosocial well-being, and health care delivery. By investigating the fields of violence that define our modern world, the authors are able to provide alternative global health paradigms that can be used to develop more effective policies and programs.

Development and Dispossession

The Crisis of Forced Displacement and Resettlement
Edited by Anthony Oliver-Smith

Resettlement has been so poorly planned, financed, implemented, and administered that these projects end up being “development disasters.” Because there can be no return to land submerged under a dam-created lake or to a neighborhood buried under a stadium or throughway, the solutions devised to meet the needs of people displaced by development must be durable. The contributors to this volume analyze the failures of existing resettlement policies and propose just such durable solutions.

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