The Struggle over Cherokee Identity in the Twenty-first Century
By Circe Sturm
$27.95 Paperback 978-1-934691-44-1 May 2011
In Becoming Indian, author Circe Sturm examines Cherokee identity politics and the phenomenon of racial shifting. Racial shifters, as described by Sturm, are people who have changed their racial self-identification from non-Indian to Indian on the US Census.
Suffering and charity have a long history. Both human sorrows and attempted remedies were familiar features of life in earlier eras and religious traditions, however, during the final decades of the twentieth century, natural disasters and civilian casualties of war transformed into “humanitarian crises.” In these recurring dramas presented by international media, an extensive network of interstate entities and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) supplies assistance to victims.
The Global Shaping of Experience in an Age of Psychopharmacology
Edited by Janis H. Jenkins
$34.95 Paperback 978-1-934691-38-0 March 2011
This book addresses a critical contemporary issue—the worldwide proliferation of pharmaceutical use. The contributors explore questions such as: How are culturally constituted selves transformed by regular ingestion of pharmaceutical drugs? Does “being human” increasingly come to mean not only oriented to drugs but also created and regulated by them? From the standpoint of cultural phenomenology, does this reshape human “being”?
Soils, Agriculture, and Sociopolitical Complexity in Ancient Hawai'i
Edited by Patrick Vinton Kirch
$29.95 Paperback 978-1-934691-26-7 February 2011
Roots of Conflict presents the efforts of a team of social and natural scientists to understand the complex, systemic linkages between land, climate, crops, human populations, and their cultural structures.