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.

The Origins of Language

What Nonhuman Primates Can Tell Us
Edited by Barbara J. King

In The Origins of Language, ten primatologists and paleoanthropologists conduct a comprehensive examination of the nonhuman primate data, discussing different views of what language is and suggesting how the primatological perspective can be used to fashion more rigorous theories of language origins and evolution.

The Ethics of Collecting Cultural Property

Whose Culture? Whose Property?
Second edition, updated and enlarged
Edited by Phyllis Messenger

The Ethics of Collecting Cultural Property explores the ethical, legal, and intellectual issues related to excavating, selling, collecting, and owning cultural artifacts.

American Indian Grandmothers

Traditions and Transitions
Edited by Marjorie Schweitzer

These essays explore the complex world of grandmothers in Native America, where, although often impoverished and marginalized, they provide a vital connection to native identity, history, and wisdom.

Critical Anthropology Now

Unexpected Contexts, Shifting Constituencies, Changing Agendas
Edited by George E. Marcus

Building on the legacy of Writing Culture, Critical Anthropology Now vividly represents the changing nature of anthropological research practice, demonstrating how new and more complicated locations of research-from the boardrooms of multinational corporations to the chat rooms of the Internet-are giving rise to shifts in the character of fieldwork and fieldworker.

Subjects: Anthropology

Cities of Gold

A Journey Across the American Southwest
By Douglas Preston

A modern horseback journey across 1,000 miles of desert and wilderness following the trail of the first European explorer in the American Southwest.

Mayan Folktales

Folklore from Lake Atitlán, Guatemala
Edited by James D. Sexton

Whether tragic or comic, fantastic or earthy, whimsical or profound, these tales capture the mystery, fragility, and power of the Mayan world.

Archaic States

Edited by Gary M. FeinmanJoyce Marcus

One of the most challenging problems facing contemporary archaeology concerns the operation and diversity of ancient states. This volume addresses how ancient states were structured and how they operated, an understanding of which is key to our ability to interpret a state's rise or fall.