This book builds on earlier projects about the origins and extinctions of script traditions throughout the world in an effort to address the fundamental questions of how and why writing systems change. The contributors—who study ancient scripts from Arabic to Roman, from Bronze Age China to Middle Kingdom Egypt—utilize an approach that views writing less as a technology than as a mode of communication, one that is socially learned and culturally transmitted.
Dangerous Liaisons is a book about intersections. It is a product of two year’s worth of discussion among a group of ethnographers from four different countries studying war, violence, the military, and the state.
Gender is at the center of D'Amico's analysis as she looks beyond the overlapping lives of Elsie Clews Parsons and Rosa Lema, both innovators and adept at crossing cultural boundaries, to explore the interrelationship between gender, ethnicity, and globalization.
Resources, Territory, and Indigeneity in a Plurinational State
Edited by Nicole FabricantBret Gustafson
$34.95 Paperback 978-1-934691-51-9 September 2011
The 2005 election of Evo Morales to the presidency of Bolivia marked a critical moment of transformation—a coca farmer and peasant union leader became the first indigenous president in the history of the Americas.
This study examines the ways artists, architects, filmmakers, photographers, and other producers of visual culture in Mexico, the United States, Europe, and beyond have mined Mayan history and imagery.