Anthropology

Where the Ox Does Not Plow

A Mexican American Ballad
By Manuel Peña

Manuel Peña chronicles his transformative journey from migrant worker to academia in twenty-six poignant life episodes.

Canyon Gardens

The Ancient Pueblo Landscapes of the American Southwest
Edited by V. B. PriceBaker H. Morrow

Canyon Gardens presents a new look at Puebloan landscaping techniques and uses of plants and how they can influence modern architects in the Southwest.

New Landscapes of Inequality

Neoliberalism and the Erosion of Democracy in America
Edited by Jane L. CollinsMicaela di LeonardoBrett Williams

Focusing on the United States, the contributors to this volume analyze how the globalization of newly untrammeled capitalism has exacerbated preexisting inequalities, how the retreat of the benevolent state and the rise of the punitive, imperial state are related, how poorly privatized welfare institutions provide services, how neoliberal and neoconservative ideologies are melding, and how recurrent moral panics misrepresent class, race, gendered, and sexual realities on the ground.

The Ancient Spirituality of the Modern Maya

By Thomas Hart

The Ancient Spirituality of the Modern Maya examines how the myth and ceremony of Maya beliefs have been sustained for over five hundred years in spite of massacres, persecution, and discrimination.

Opening Archaeology

Repatriation's Impact on Contemporary Research and Practice
Edited by Thomas W. Killion

In 1989–90, Congress enacted two laws, the National Museum of the American Indian Act and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, that required museums and other repositories of Native American human remains and cultural items to consult with, share information about, and return some items to federally recognized Indian tribes and Native Alaskan and Hawaiian communities.

Pottery and Practice

The Expression of Identity at Pottery Mound and Hummingbird Pueblo
By Suzanne Eckert

Eckert illustrates how the relationship between ethnicity, migration, and ritual practice combined to create a complexly patterned material culture among residents of two fourteenth-century Pueblo villages.

The Migrant Project

Contemporary California Farm Workers
Photographs by Rick Nahmias

Iconic photographs and the stories of the men, women, and children who work California's farms and orchards to feed America.

The Chaco Experience

Landscape and Ideology at the Center Place
By Ruth M. Van Dyke

In a remote canyon in northwest New Mexico, thousand-year-old sandstone walls waver in the sunlight, stretching like ancient vertebrae against a turquoise sky. This storied place—Chaco Canyon—carries multiple layers of meaning for Native Americans and archaeologists, writers and tourists, explorers and artists.

The Cherokee Nation

A History
By Robert J. Conley

Robert Conley's history of the Cherokees is the first to be endorsed by the Cherokee Nation and to be written by a Cherokee.

Kenneth Chapman's Santa Fe

Artists and Archaeologists, 1907-1931: The Memoirs of Kenneth Chapman
Edited by Marit K. Munson

Archaeologist and rock art specialist Marit K. Munson presents a carefully edited and annotated edition of Chapman’s memoirs. Written in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Chapman’s side of the story is an intimate insider's portrait of the personalities and events that shaped Santa Fe.

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