Anthropology

Under the Palace Portal

Native American Artists in Santa Fe
By Karl Hoerig

A study of the Native American Vendors Program, which provides Santa Fe–area American Indian vendors space under the Portal of the Palace of the Governors to sell jewelry, pottery, and other items they have made.

Gray Areas

Ethnographic Encounters with Nursing Home Culture
Edited by Phillip B. Stafford

This volume features ten scholars from anthropology, nursing, sociology, gerontology, human geography, and other disciplines who provide ethnographic case studies exploring critical care decision-making, models of care for people with Alzheimer’s disease, the way residents cope with the limitations, indignities, and opportunities of nursing home life, the roles of family members and nursing home employees, and the formulation of assisted living.

Subjects: Anthropology

Remaking Life and Death

Toward an Anthropology of the Biosciences
Edited by Sarah FranklinMargaret Lock

The boundaries of life now occupy a place of central concern among biological anthropologists. Because of the centrality of the modern biological definition of life to Euro-American medicine and anthropology, the definition of life itself and its contestation exemplify competing uses of knowledge.

Navajo Blessingway Singer

The Autobiography of Frank Mitchell, 1881-1967
Edited by Charlotte J. FrisbieDavid McAllester

This important biography of a noted Navajo leader is now available only from UNM Press.

A Pest in the Land

New World Epidemics in a Global Perspective
By Suzanne Alchon

In this timely study of all the reasons for extreme declines in native populations in the New World after colonization by Europeans, the author questions prevalent theories that exposure to Old World diseases was the sole cause of the devastation.

For Our Navajo People

Dine Letters, Speeches, and Petitions, 1900-1960
Edited by Peter Iverson
Photographs by Monty Roessel

Using previously unpublished material, this book presents Navajo perspectives on key issues of land, community, education, rights, government, and identity.

Foods of the Maya

A Taste of the Yucatán
By Jeffrey GerlachNancy Gerlach

"For those who have visited the area, this book will bring back fond memories of wonderful food and destinations. For those who haven't, it's a great introduction to one of the most amazing parts of Mexico, and a fabulous culinary adventure for all."-- The Austin Chronicle

Catastrophe and Culture

The Anthropology of Disaster
Edited by Susanna M. HoffmanAnthony Oliver-Smith

At a time of increasing globalization and worldwide vulnerability, the study of disasters has become an important focus for anthropological research-one where the four fields of anthropology are synthesized to address the multidimensionality of the effects to a community’s social structures and relationship to the environment.

Subjects: Anthropology

The Empire of Things

Regimes of Value and Material Culture
Edited by Fred R. Myers

Representing a new wave of thinking about material culture studies-a topic long overdue for reevaluation-the essays in this volume take a fresh look at the relationship between material culture and exchange theory and illuminate the changing patterns of cultural flow in an increasingly global economy and the cultural differences registered in “regimes of value.”

Mesoamerica's Ancient Cities

Revised Edition
By William FergusonRichard E. W. Adams

A thoroughly revised edition of the classic photographic portrayal of the major pre-Columbian ruins of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras.

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