Staking Ethno-Nationalist Claims to a Disappearing Homeland
By Sarah Bronwen Horton
$24.95 Paperback 978-1-934691-19-9 June 2010
This book examines how Hispanos have re-created the modern Fiesta to stake their claims to Santa Fe, symbolically reoccupying this capital city and cultural homeland even as they have increasingly experienced displacement and dispossession.
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.
Transitions in Decision Making from Small-Scale to Middle-Range Societies
Edited by Kevin J. VaughnJelmer W. EerkensJohn Kantner
$34.95 Paperback 978-1-934691-13-7 March 2010
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.
Edited by Barbara Rylko-BauerLinda WhitefordPaul Farmer
$29.95 Paperback 978-1-934691-14-4 October 2009
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.
Postcolonial Archaeologies in Africa features some of the foremost archaeologists from Africa and the United States and presents cutting-edge proposals for how archaeology in Africa today can be made more relevant to the needs of local communities.
According to archaeologist Stephen H. Lekson, much of what we think we know about the Southwest has been compressed into conventions and classifications and orthodoxies. This book challenges and reconfigures these accepted notions by telling two parallel stories, one about the development, personalities, and institutions of Southwestern archaeology and the other about interpretations of what actually happened in the ancient past.
In this path breaking study, anthropologist Nancy Marie Mithlo examines the power of stereotypes, the utility of pan-Indianism, the significance of realist ideologies, and the employment of alterity in Native American arts.
The Crisis of Forced Displacement and Resettlement
Edited by Anthony Oliver-Smith
$34.95 Paperback 978-1-934691-08-3 May 2009
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.