Anthropology

Molas

Dress, Identity, Culture
By Diana Marks

This book, based on original research, explores the origin of the mola in the early twentieth century, how it became part of the everyday dress of Kuna women, and its role in creating Kuna identity.

Landscape and Politics in the Ancient Andes

Biographies of Place at Khonkho Wankane
By Scott C. Smith

This book is a study of the ways places are created and how they attain meaning.

Polygamy and the Rise and Demise of the Aztec Empire

By Ross Hassig

This provocative examination of Aztec marriage practices offers a powerful analysis of the dynamics of society and politics in Mexico before and after the Spanish conquest.

Why Forage?

Hunters and Gatherers in the Twenty-First Century
Edited by Brian F. CoddingKaren L. Kramer

Why Forage? shows that hunting and gathering continues to be a viable and vibrant way of life even in the twenty-first century.

Subjects: Anthropology

Muslim Youth and the 9/11 Generation

Edited by Adeline MasquelierBenjamin F. Soares

The contributors to this volume—who draw from a variety of disciplines—show how the study of Muslim youth at this particular historical juncture is relevant to thinking about the anthropology of youth, the anthropology of Islamic and Muslim societies, and the post-9/11 world more generally.

Childhood

Origins, Evolution, and Implications
Edited by Courtney L. MeehanAlyssa N. Crittenden

This collection is the first to specifically address our current understanding of the evolution of human childhood, which in turn significantly affects our interpretations of the evolution of family formation, social organization, cultural transmission, cognition, ontogeny, and the physical and socioemotional needs of children.

Subjects: Anthropology

Killing Civilization

A Reassessment of Early Urbanism and Its Consequences
By Justin Jennings

Killing Civilization uses case studies from across the modern and ancient world to develop a new model of incipient urbanism and its consequences.

Linking the Histories of Slavery

North America and Its Borderlands
Edited by Bonnie MartinJames F. Brooks

This volume has brought together scholars from anthropology, history, psychology, and ethnic studies to share their original research into the lesser-known stories of slavery in North America and reveal surprising parallels among slave cultures across the continent.

The Maya of the Cochuah Region

Archaeological and Ethnographic Perspectives on the Northern Lowlands
Edited by Justine M. Shaw

This book, the first major collection of data from the Cochuah region investigations, presents and analyzes findings on more than eighty sites and puts them in the context of the findings of other investigations from outside the area.

Amada's Blessings from the Peyote Gardens of South Texas

By Stacy B. Schaefer

Schaefer's book weaves together the geography, biology, history, cultures, and religions that created the unique life of Mrs. Cardenas and the people she knew.

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