Anthropology

One State, Many Nations

Indigenous Rights Struggles in Ecuador
By Maximilian Viatori

This book traces the process of self-organization and emergence within Ecuador’s Indigenous movement from 1998 to 2008 for the Zápara nationality, one of the smallest Indigenous groups in Ecuador, to explore the complex role that multiculturalism has played in local identity politics.

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.

Traditions of the Osage

Stories Collected and Translated by Francis La Flesche
Edited by Garrick Bailey

Traditions of the Osage is a collection of sacred teachings, folk stories, and animal stories in their original language, Osage, between 1910 and 1923.

Land of Disenchantment

Latina/o Identities and Transformations in Northern New Mexico
By Michael Trujillo

This experimental study of cultural dysfunction in New Mexico's Española Valley tells the stories of several of its Nuevomexicano residents, both famous and notorious.

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 Yucatan

An Artist's Journey
By Phillip Hofstetter

These spectacular images document the beauty of the ancient sites of Yucatán and the enduring character of the Maya people still inhabiting the region.

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.

Building to Endure

Design Lessons of Arid Lands
Edited by Paul LuskAlf Simon

Building to Endure explores how the long history of human settlement in the American Southwest can provide valuable lessons in addressing today's need to wisely use energy, water, and the land.

Hearing the Mermaid's Song

The Umbanda Religion in Rio de Janeiro
By Lindsay Hale

Based on personal experience as a participant and observer over nearly a decade, Hale explores the unique spiritual beliefs of this Afro-Brazilian religion that originated in Rio de Janeiro in the early twentieth century.

Women's Migration Networks in Mexico and Beyond

By Tamar Diana Wilson

This study examines the vital role that women's labor and personal networks play, both within Mexico and transnationally, in assisting other women to migrate and in providing support for male family members as well.

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