Anthropology

The Navajo Verb

A Grammar for Students and Scholars
By Leonard Faltz

The verb is the most important and the most complex part of Navajo grammar. For the first time, students and scholars interested in the Navajo language have a book that presents the verb system in a step-by-step and thorough fashion. By providing easy-to-follow descriptions with abundant examples, this book unravels the complexity of Navajo and reveals its expressiveness.

Bone Voyage

A Journey in Forensic Anthropology
By Stanley Rhine

Bone Voyage is a lively account of the role of the forensic anthropologist in the Office of the Medical Investigator--recovering bodies, establishing identities, and solving the puzzles of death.

La Fiesta de los Tastoanes

Critical Encounters in Mexican Festival Performance
By Olga Nájera-Ramírez

La Fiesta de los Tastoanes is an intimate study of a religious festival in contemporary Mexico that skillfully weaves together ethnography, history, and folklore.

The Gift of Life

Female Spirituality and Healing in Northern Peru
By Bonnie Glass-Coffin

This remarkable work of anthropology breaks new ground in the study of Latin American female shamanism.

Cyborgs and Citadels

Anthropological Interventions in Emerging Sciences and Technologies
Edited by Gary Lee DowneyJoseph Dumit

Some of the country’s most influential thinkers use anthropological methods and theories to examine the practices and practitioners of contemporary science, technology, and medicine in the United States. The authors explore such questions as how science gains authority to direct truth practices, the boundaries between humans and machines, and how science, technology, and medicine contribute to the fashioning of selves.

A Zuni Life

A Pueblo Indian in Two Worlds
By Virgil Wyaco
Edited by J. Jones

This work is an account of Virgil Wyaco's life in both the traditional Zuni and modern Anglo worlds. His varied career demonstrates the heartbreaks and rewards of a Native American life bridging two cultures in the twentieth century.

People of the Peyote

Huichol Indian History, Religion, and Survival
Edited by Stacy B. SchaeferPeter T. Furst

People of the Peyote is the first substantial study of a Mexican Indian society that more than any other has preserved much of its ancient way of life and religion.

Anasazi Architecture and American Design

Edited by Baker H. MorrowV. B. Price

Morrow and Price take the reader on a journey through Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde, balancing observations of past architectural and cultural achievements with suggestions and recommendations for design practices in the present.

Hungry Lightning

Notes of a Woman Anthropologist in Venezuela
By Pei-Lin Yu

Hungry Lightning is a personal view not only of a people whose life as savannah foragers is unique and fast-disappearing, but of the thoughts and actions of a young woman researcher during the hardest, and most exciting, time in her life.

Marietta Wetherill

Life with the Navajos in Chaco Canyon
Edited by Kathryn Gabriel

While her husband Richard excavated ruins and created a trading post empire at the turn of the century, Marietta learned the rituals and reality of Navajo life from medicine men.

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