Anthropology

Ch'orti'-Maya Survival in Eastern Guatemala

Indigeneity in Transition
By Brent E. Metz

This ethnographic study examines the Ch'orti' Maya of Guatemala and their reformulation of their history and identity.

Yellow Cab

By Robert Leonard

Yellow Cab presents the sharp insights of a cab driver into the workings of the hidden world of an American city after dark.

Healing with Herbs and Rituals

A Mexican Tradition
By Eliseo “Cheo” Torres
Edited by Timothy L. Sawyer

Healing with Herbs and Rituals is an herbal remedy–based understanding of curanderismo and the practice of herbalists as found in the American Southwest and northern Mexico.

Afro-Atlantic Dialogues

Anthropology in the Diaspora
Edited by Kevin A. Yelvington

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.

Subjects: Anthropology

Seeing Indians

A Study of Race, Nation, and Power in El Salvador
By Virginia Tilley

Seeing Indians is a cross-disciplinary study of the political motives for eradicating indigenous identity in El Salvador.

Community Building in the Twenty-First Century

Edited by Stanley E. Hyland

“Community” has long been a critical concept for social scientists, and never more so amid the growing economic inequity, natural and human disasters, and warfare of the opening years of the twenty-first century. In this volume, leading scholar-activists develop a conceptual framework for both the theory and practice of building communities.

Subjects: Anthropology

Globalization, Water, and Health

Resource Management in Times of Scarcity
Edited by Linda WhitefordScott Whiteford

This book is about crime and passion, life and death, lofty goals and squalid realities. It is a book about water. Global disparities in health and access to water are two major threats to world stability.

Canyon Spirits

Beauty and Power in the Ancestral Puebloan World
By Stephen H. LeksonJohn Malville
Photographs by John Ninnemann

Canyon Spirits includes eighty-five black-and-white photos and accompanying essays that share the beauty of the canyons and mesas of the Colorado Plateau and the history of the resourceful inhabitants.

The Offerings of the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan

Revised Edition
By Leonardo Luján
Translated by Bernard Ortiz de Montellano

This book examines the spectacular findings of the historic Templo Mayor Project, which took place in the heart of Mexico City from 1978 to 1997.

Laser Ablation-ICP-MS in Archaeological Research

Edited by Robert J. SpeakmanHector Neff

This volume brings together for the first time a collection of papers that specifically describe laser ablation, methods for data quantification, and applications to archaeological questions.

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