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Social Skins of the Head

Body Beliefs and Ritual in Ancient Mesoamerica and the Andes
Edited by Vera TieslerMaría Cecilia Lozada

The meanings of ritualized head treatments among ancient Mesoamerican and Andean peoples is the subject of this book, the first overarching coverage of an important subject.

Sacred Smokes

By Theodore C. Van Alst

This dark, compelling, occasionally inappropriate, and often hilarious linked story collection introduces a character who defies all stereotypes about urban life and Indians.

Subjects: Fiction

Gather the Night

Poems
By Katherine DiBella Seluja

These poems grieve for a world of the lost while extending solace to those who remain and remember.

Subjects: Poetry

The Lynching of Mexicans in the Texas Borderlands

By Nicholas Villanueva

This book argues that ethnic and racial tension brought on by the fighting in the borderland made Anglo-Texans feel justified in their violent actions against Mexicans.

Subjects: HistorySouthwest

The Linens

Paintings by Ciel Bergman, 1970–1977
By Ciel BergmanStuart AshmanPeter FrankAngie RizzoPeter Selz

The Linens are a groundbreaking series of forty-eight acrylic paintings on unstretched Belgian linen made from 1970 to 1977 by Ciel Bergman, begun at age thirty-two.

Subjects: Art

Cynical Citizenship

Gender, Regionalism, and Political Subjectivity in Porto Alegre, Brazil
By Benjamin Junge

This anthropological study of grassroots community leaders in Porto Alegre, Brazil’s leftist hotspot, focuses on gender, politics, and regionalism during the early 2000s, when the Workers’ Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores) was in power.

New Geospatial Approaches to the Anthropological Sciences

Edited by Robert L. AnemoneGlenn C. Conroy

Arguing that geospatial analysis holds great promise for much anthropological inquiry, the contributors have designed this volume to show how the powerful tools of GIScience can be used to benefit a variety of research programs.

Subjects: Anthropology

Gabriela Mistral's Letters to Doris Dana

Edited and Translated by Velma García-Gorena

These letters, published in Spanish in 2010 and now translated for the first time into English, provide insight into Gabriela Mistral's work as a poet and illuminate her perspectives on politics, especially war and human rights.

Colonial New Mexican Families

Community, Church, and State, 1692–1800
By Suzanne M. Stamatov

In this book Suzanne M. Stamatov skillfully relies on both ecclesiastical and civil records to discover how families formed and endured during this period of contention in the eighteenth century.

Murder in Mérida, 1792

Violence, Factions, and the Law
By Mark W. Lentz

This book recounts the mystery of the Gálvez murder and its resolution, an event that captured contemporaries’ imaginations throughout the Hispanic world and caused consternation on the part of authorities in both Mexico and Madrid.

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