Anthropology

Historical Ecology

Cultural Knowledge and Changing Landscapes
Edited by Carole L. Crumley

Environmental change is one of the most pressing problems facing the world community. In this volume, the authors take a critical step toward establishing a new environmental science by deconstructing the traditional culture/nature dichotomy and placing human/environmental interaction at the center of any new attempts to deal with global environmental change.

Orayvi Revisited

Social Stratification in an "Egalitarian" Society
By Jerrold E. Levy

Challenging the widely held view of the Hopi Indians of Arizona as a sober, peaceful, and cooperative people with an egalitarian social organization, Levy examines the 1906 split in the Third Mesa village of Orayvi.

The Zuni Man-Woman

By Will Roscoe

Roscoe presents the life of We'wha (1849–1896), the Zuni who was perhaps the most famous berdache (an individual who combined the work and traits of both men and women) in American Indian history.

Dreaming

Anthropological and Psychological Interpretations
Edited by Barbara Tedlock

The ten contributors to this book-anthropologists and psychologists-explore the ways in which dreams are remembered, recounted, shared (or not shared), interpreted, and used by people from New Guinea to the Andes. The authors take a major step toward moving the study of dreaming from the margins to the mainstream of anthropological thought.

Old Oraibi

A Study of the Hopi Indians of Third Mesa
By Mischa Titiev

First published in 1944, Old Oraibi is an ethnographic classic, offering a sensitive portrayal of Hopi traditional culture.

Time and the Highland Maya

Revised Edition
By Barbara Tedlock

Recapturing Anthropology

Working in the Present
Edited by Richard G. Fox

The ten papers in this volume offer different versions of how and where anthropologists might work usefully in today's world, converging on the issue of how anthropology can best recapture the progressive character its basic concepts, such as "culture," once had.

Subjects: Anthropology

The Anthropology of War

Edited by Jonathan Haas

This edited collection contains important new material on the origins and role of warfare in “tribal” societies. The chapters focus on a number of basic research issues, including war and social evolution, causes of war, ideology of war, and European transformation of indigenous warfare patterns.

Subjects: Anthropology

Dancing Gods

Indian Ceremonials of New Mexico and Arizona
By Erna Fergusson

"A clear, sympathetic, and informed introduction to these people and their ceremonies . . . should give every new onlooker a deeper appreciation of the dance which is really a prayer."-- The Denver Post

Villages of Hispanic New Mexico

By Nancy Hunter Warren

Nancy Hunter Warren trained her camera on scenes rarely witnessed by outsiders-a Penitente service, the blessing of a ditch, feast days, religious processions, the interiors of houses and village churches.

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