Anthropology

The Guaymas Chronicles

La Mandadera
By David E. Stuart

This memoir of a young gringo anthropologist's assimilation into the exotic street life of a bustling port on Mexico's Sea of Cortez is also an account of the area's working-class life in the late 1960s.

The Evolution of Human Life History

Edited by Kristen HawkesRichard R. Paine

Human beings may share 98 percent of their genetic makeup with their nonhuman primate cousins, but they have distinctive life histories. When and why did these uniquely human patterns evolve? To answer that question, this volume brings together specialists in hunter-gatherer behavioral ecology and demography, human growth, development, and nutrition, paleodemography, human paleontology, primatology, and the genomics of aging.

Subjects: Anthropology

The City of Women

By Ruth Landes

This book is the landmark study of candomblé, the Afro-Brazilian religion of Bahia, Brazil.

Space and Spatial Analysis in Archaeology

Edited by Elizabeth C. RobertsonJeffery SeibertDeepika FernandezMarc Zender

The archaeology of space and place is examined in this selection of papers from the 34th annual Chacmool Archaeological Conference.

Más Que un Indio (More than an Indian)

Racial Ambivalence and Neoliberal Multiculturalism in Guatemala
By Charles R. Hale

This deeply researched and sensitively rendered study raises troubling questions about the contradictions of anti-racist politics and the limits of multiculturalism in Guatemala and, by implication, other countries in the midst of similar reform projects.

The Seductions of Community

Emancipations, Oppressions, Quandaries
Edited by Gerald W. Creed

The concept of "community" is ubiquitous in the way we talk and think about life in the twenty-first century. Political and economic projects from rain forest conservation to urban empowerment zones focus on "the community" as the appropriate vehicle and target of change.

Subjects: Anthropology

Orange County Housecleaners

By Frank Cancian

Orange County Housecleaners documents the lives of seven women who make their livings cleaning houses in Orange County, California; five are Latina immigrants and two are Orange County natives.

Puebloan Ruins of the Southwest

By Arthur RohnWilliam Ferguson

Puebloan Ruins of the Southwest offers over 325 color photos showing Puebloan culture from its prehistoric beginnings through 2,500 years of growth and change, ending with the modern-day Pueblo Indians of New Mexico and Arizona.

Navajo/English Dictionary of Verbs

By Alyse Neundorf

Navajo/English Dictionary of Verbs lists 350 Navajo verbs in paradigm form, conjugated for the Imperfective, Perfective, and Future modes.

Holy Intoxication to Drunken Dissipation

Alcohol Among Quichua Speakers in Otavalo, Ecuador
By Barbara Butler

Holy Intoxication to Drunken Dissipation examines how the defense of drinking and getting drunk ended abruptly as the people of Otavalo re-evaluated their traditional religious life and their relationship with the wider Ecuadorian society.

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