Anthropology

Women and Men in the Prehispanic Southwest

Labor, Power, and Prestige
Edited by Patricia L. Crown

Women and Men in the Prehispanic Southwest takes a groundbreaking look at gendered activities in prehistory and the differential access that women and men had to sources and symbols of power and prestige.

History in Person

Enduring Struggles, Contentious Practice, Intimate Identities
Edited by Dorothy HollandJean Lave

Extended conflict situations in Northern Ireland or South Africa, the local effects of the rise of multinational corporations, and conflicts in workplaces, households, and academic fields are all crucibles for the forging of identities. In this volume, the authors bring their research to bear on enduring struggles and the practices of identity within those struggles. This collection of essays explores the innermost, generative aspects of subjects as social, cultural, and historical beings and raises serious questions about long-term conflicts and sustained identities in the world today.

Subjects: Anthropology

The Great Maya Droughts

Water, Life, and Death
By Richardson B. Gill

T he Great Maya Droughts proposes a long-sought solution to the mystery of the collapse of the Maya civilization: a series of severe droughts during the ninth and tenth centuries that brought famine, thirst, and death to the Maya lowlands.

The Beautiful and the Dangerous

Encounters with the Zuni Indians
By Barbara Tedlock

The Beautiful and the Dangerous takes us into the heart of one Zuni family and allows us to witness the world through its members' eyes.

Native Peoples of the Southwest

By Trudy Griffin-Pierce

" . . . a comprehensive and sensitive introduction to the culture and history of the Native peoples of the southwestern United States. . . . recommended for most collections."-- Library Journal

Biology, Brains, and Behavior

The Evolution of Human Development
Edited by Sue Taylor ParkerJonas LangerMichael L. McKinney

An exciting new cross-disciplinary field of biocultural research is emerging at the start of the twenty-first century: developmental evolutionary biology.

War in the Tribal Zone

Expanding States and Indigenous Warfare
Edited by R. Brian FergusonNeil L. Whitehead

War in the Tribal Zone, the 1991 anthropology of war classic, is back in print with a new preface by the editors. Their timely and insightful essay examines the occurrence of ethnic conflict and violence in the decade since the idea of the "tribal zone" originally was formulated.

Regimes of Language

Ideologies, Polities, and Identities
Edited by Paul V. Kroskrity

In Regimes of Language, ten leading linguistic anthropologists integrate two often segregated domains: politics (without language) and language (without politics). Their essays contribute to an understanding of the role of language ideologies and discursive practices in state formation, nationalism, and the maintenance of ethnic groups, on the one hand, and in the creation of national, ethnic, and professional identities, on the other.

She-Calf and Other Quechua Folk Tales

Edited by Johnny Payne

These fables from highland Peru, presented in both Quechua and English, capture a rich oral tradition and illustrate many universal human themes.

Bones, Boats, and Bison

Archeology and the First Colonization of Western North America
By E. James Dixon

This revolutionary synthesis dispels the stereotype of big game hunters following mammoths across the Bering Land Bridge, while painting a vivid picture of marine mammal hunters, fishers, and general foragers colonizing the New World.

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