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.
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.
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.