Anthropology

Colonial and Postcolonial Change in Mesoamerica

Archaeology as Historical Anthropology
Edited by Rani T. AlexanderSusan Kepecs

This book belongs to a new wave of scholarship that renders the past immediately relevant to the present, which Alexander and Kepecs see as one of archaeology’s most crucial goals.

Puebloan Societies

Homology and Heterogeneity in Time and Space
Edited by Peter M. Whiteley

Puebloan sociocultural formations of the past and present are the subject of the essays collected here.

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.

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.

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