School for Advanced Research Press

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.

The Work of Sovereignty

Tribal Labor Relations and Self-Determination at the Navajo Nation
By David Kamper

The Work of Sovereignty is a study of organizing campaigns and grassroots, ad hoc collective political actions carried out by employees trying to increase control over their workplaces and their say in the political life of their communities in Indian Country. By studying them, the author takes an on-the-ground approach to tribal labor relations that puts tribal workers at the center of the action. Attending to indigenous peoples as both economic and political members of their community in this way also sheds light on processes of indigenous self-determination that are not always as readily visible as those in courtrooms and tribal council chambers.

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.

Mimbres Lives and Landscapes

Edited by Margaret C. NelsonMichelle Hegmon

The well-illustrated essays in this book offer the latest archaeological research on the ancient Mimbres to explain what we know and what questions still remain about men's and women's lives, their sustenance, the changing nature of leadership, and the possible meanings of the dramatic pottery designs.

Art in Our Lives

Native Women Artists in Dialogue
Edited by Cynthia Chavez LamarSherry Farrell Racette

Art in Our Lives is the culmination of three seminars at SAR's Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) that brought together Native women artists to discuss the balancing of their art practice with their myriad roles, responsibilities, and commitments.

Navajos in the Catholic Church Records of New Mexico, 1694-1875

Third Edition
By David M. Brugge

Combining archeological evidence with Navajo cultural precepts, David M. Brugge has used the records of the oldest European institution in the American Southwest, the Catholic Church, to shed some light on the practices, causes, and effects of Spanish, Mexican, and American occupation on the Navajo Nation.

Roosters at Midnight

Indigenous Signs and Stigma in Local Bolivian Politics
By Robert Albro

Roosters at Midnight is an ethnography about the political lives and careers of a growing urban-dwelling and indigenous constituency that operates primarily within the informal economy in and around the provincial capital Quillacollo.

In the Places of the Spirits

By David Grant Noble

In the Places of the Spirits features seventy-six duotone plates of the land, people, and deep past of the Southwest, most published here for the first time, accompanied by personal reflections that reveal much about the artist and the magnificent land that inspires his artistry.

One State, Many Nations

Indigenous Rights Struggles in Ecuador
By Maximilian Viatori

This book traces the process of self-organization and emergence within Ecuador’s Indigenous movement from 1998 to 2008 for the Zápara nationality, one of the smallest Indigenous groups in Ecuador, to explore the complex role that multiculturalism has played in local identity politics.

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