Anthropology

The Monuments of Piedras Negras, an Ancient Maya City

By Flora Simmons Clancy

The stunning imagery created at Piedras Negras was produced for cultural and ceremonial purposes, but Maya expert Clancy argues that its enduring artistic value cannot be ignored.

Aboriginal Business

Alliances in a Remote Australian Town
By Kimberly A. Christen

From the vantage point of the remote Northern Territory town of Tennant Creek in Australia, this book examines the practical partnerships and awkward alliances that constitute Indigenous modernities. It is an ethnographic snapshot of the Warumungu people as they engage with a range of interlocutors, including transnational railroad companies, national mining groups, international tourists, and regional businesses.

Subjects: Anthropology

Global Health Narratives

A Reader for Youth
Edited by Emily Mendenhall
Illustrations by Hannah Adams Burque

This collection of narratives on health issues, told from the perspectives of young people from around the world, provides a valuable educational tool for teachers and parents alike.

Explorations in Navajo Poetry and Poetics

By Anthony K. Webster

"This book is about the ways that the how of the story and the what of the story are intertwined."--from the Introduction

Moche Art and Visual Culture in Ancient Peru

By Margaret Jackson

This multidisciplinary study analyzes the visual, linguistic, and cultural significance of the imagery used by the Moche in their ceramics and murals.

Democracy

Anthropological Approaches
Edited by Julia Paley

While previous scholars of democracy have proposed one definitive model after another, the authors in this work suggest that democracy is by nature an open ended set of questions about the workings of power—questions best engaged through the dialogical processes of fieldwork and ethnographic writing.

Kenneth Milton Chapman

A Life Dedicated to Indian Arts and Artists
By Janet ChapmanKaren Barrie

The many contributions of this early expert on Pueblo Indian anthropology and art are highlighted by two of his descendants.

Timely Assets

The Politics of Resources and Their Temporalities
Edited by Elizabeth Emma FerryMandana E. Limbert

Oil is running out. What’s more, its final depletion, once relegated to a misty future, now seems imminent. In all the more or less apocalyptic discussions of oil and similar depleted resources, nature, labor, and time converge. This volume focuses on how resources, resource-making, and resource-claiming are entangled with experiences of time.

Subjects: Anthropology

Figuring the Future

Globalization and the Temporalities of Children and Youth
Edited by Jennifer ColeDeborah Durham

Child laborers in South Asia, child soldiers in Sierra Leone and Uganda, Chinese youth playing computer games to earn virtual gold, youth involved in sex trafficking in the former Soviet republics and Thailand: these are just some of the young people featured in the news of late. To address how and why youth and children have come to seem so important to globalization, the contributors to this book look at the both the spatial relations and the temporal dimensions of globalization in places as far apart as Oakland, California, and Tamatave, Madagascar, in situations as disparate as the idealization of childhood innocence and the brutal lives of street children.

Creek Indian Medicine Ways

The Enduring Power of Mvskoke Religion
By David Lewis, Jr.Ann T. Jordan

In Creek Indian Medicine Ways, Jordan traces the written accounts of Mvskoke religion from the eighteenth century to the present in order to historically contextualize Lewis's story and knowledge. This book is a collaboration between anthropologist and medicine man that provides a rare glimpse of a living religious tradition and its origins.

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