Popular Republicanism and Democracy in Santiago de Chile, 1818-1851
By James Wood
$34.95 Paperback 978-0-8263-4941-5 June 2011
Wood argues that the "œSociety of Equality" set a new standard for democratic thought and action in Chilean history and was arguably the most democratic political association of its era in all of Latin America.
The Global Shaping of Experience in an Age of Psychopharmacology
Edited by Janis H. Jenkins
$34.95 Paperback 978-1-934691-38-0 March 2011
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”?
A History of Maya Activism in Guatemala, 1960-1990
By Betsy Konefal
$29.95 Paperback 978-0-8263-4865-4 November 2010
By following indigenous organizing experiences at multiple levels--local, regional, national, and international--this book explores how some Mayas became involved in political activism and opposition to a repressive state.
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.