School for Advanced Research Press

The Santa Fe Fiesta, Reinvented

Staking Ethno-Nationalist Claims to a Disappearing Homeland
By Sarah Bronwen Horton

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.

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.

Maya Nationalisms and Postcolonial Challenges in Guatemala

Coloniality, Modernity, and Identity Politics
By Emilio del Valle Escalante

This book focuses on the emergence and political-cultural implications of Guatemala’s Maya movement.

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.

Postcolonial Archaeologies in Africa

Edited by Peter R. Schmidt

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.

Subjects: Archaeology

A History of the Ancient Southwest

By Stephen H. Lekson

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.

Subjects: Archaeology

"Our Indian Princess"

Subverting the Stereotype
By Nancy Marie Mithlo

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.

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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