Racial Ambivalence and Neoliberal Multiculturalism in Guatemala
By Charles R. Hale
$24.95 Paperback 978-1-930618-60-2 July 2006
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 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.
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.
Alcohol Among Quichua Speakers in Otavalo, Ecuador
By Barbara Butler
$45.00 Paperback 978-0-8263-3814-3 May 2006
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.
This book breaks new theoretical and methodological ground in the study of the African diaspora in the Atlantic world. Leading scholars of archaeology, linguistics, and socio-cultural anthropology draw upon extensive field experiences and archival investigations of black communities in North America, the Caribbean, South America, and Africa to challenge received paradigms in Afro-American anthropology.