Anthropology

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

Food Sovereignty the Navajo Way

Cooking with Tall Woman
By Charlotte J. Frisbie

Food Sovereignty the Navajo Way is the first book to focus on the dietary practices of the Navajos from the earliest known times into the present and relate them to the Navajo Nation’s participation in the food sovereignty movement.

Geeks, Genes, and the Evolution of Asperger Syndrome

By Dean FalkEve Penelope Schofield

In this unusual book an evolutionary anthropologist and her coauthor/granddaughter, who has Asperger syndrome, examine the emergence and spread of Asperger syndrome and other forms of high-functioning autism.

Seduced and Betrayed

Exposing the Contemporary Microfinance Phenomenon
Edited by Milford BatemanKate Maclean

The contributors to this multidisciplinary volume consider the origins, evolution, and outcomes of microfinance from a variety of perspectives and contend that it has been an unsuccessful approach to development.

Fat Planet

Obesity, Culture, and Symbolic Body Capital
Edited by Eileen P. Anderson-FyeAlexandra Brewis

Fat Planet represents a collaborative effort to consider at a global scale what fat stigma is and what it does to people.

Exploring Sex and Gender in Bioarchaeology

Edited by Sabrina C. AgarwalJulie K. Wesp

This volume brings together the latest approaches in bioarchaeology in the study of sex and gender.

Mayan Literacy Reinvention in Guatemala

By Mary J. Holbrock

Through this investigation, the promises and pitfalls of a literacy-revitalization endeavor are detailed and our understanding of the concept of literacy is reexamined.

Costly and Cute

Helpless Infants and Human Evolution
Edited by Wenda R. TrevathanKaren R. Rosenberg

The contributors to this volume propose that the “helpless infant” has played a role in human evolution equal in importance to those of “man the hunter” and “woman the gatherer.”

Subjects: Anthropology

Molas

Dress, Identity, Culture
By Diana Marks

This book, based on original research, explores the origin of the mola in the early twentieth century, how it became part of the everyday dress of Kuna women, and its role in creating Kuna identity.

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