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Courage, Resistance, and Women in Ciudad Juárez: Challenges to Militarization

by Kathleen Staudt & Zulma Y. Méndez

Ciudad Juárez has recently become infamous for its murder rate, which topped 3,000 in 2010 as competing drug cartels grew increasingly violent and the military responded with violence as well. Despite the atmosphere...


Rainforest Asylum: The Enduring Legacy of Colonial Psychiatric Care in Malaysia

by Sara Ashencaen Crabtree

The author argues that psychiatric services in Malaysia retain many of the premises of colonial psychiatry, while little influenced by more recent concepts such as service-user empowerment. Also present in Malaysian...


Entheosonic Whistling Vessels: An Investigation Into Pre-Colombian Civilizations, Sound, Shamanism and Unity Nature

by Denis Casarsa & Timothy Robbins

Entheosonic Whistling Vessels are transformation tools using the inherent power of sound to unlock our creative powers. The universal and sacred language of sounds produced by the vessels are used as a doorway...


Ancient Silk Trade Routes: Selected Works from Symposium on Cross Cultural Exchanges and Their Legacies in Asia

by Dashu Qin & Jian Yuan

As key nodes that connected ancient silk routes traversing China, Japan and India, trading hubs, towns and cities in Java and Sumatra and other places in Asia were key destination points for merchants, monks...


For Whom the Dogs Spy: Haiti: From the Duvalier Dictatorships to the Earthquake, Four Presidents, and Beyond

by Raymond A. Joseph

When the 2010 earthquake struck Haiti, Raymond Joseph, the former Haitian ambassador to the United States, found himself rushing back to his beloved country. The earthquake ignited a passion in Joseph, inspiring...


Yoruba shamanism

by A. B. Ellis

The striking resemblance which the Yoruba religious system bears to that of the ancient Greeks can scarcely have escaped notice. Olorun, the sky-god proper, now being gradually displaced by the more anthropomorphic...


Siberian Shamanism

by M. A. Czaplicka

SHAMANISM is understood by some people to be a primitive form of religion or religio-magic practised by the aborigines of northern Asia as well as by all other aborigines in other parts of the world. This opinion...


With the Saraguros: The Blended Life in a Transnational World

by David Syring

Highlighting globalization's effects on humanity through the lens of Ecuador's indigenous Saraguro people, With the Saraguros marks a compelling departure from conventional approaches to ethnography. While documenting...


Remaking Politics, Markets and Citizens in Turkey: Governing Through Smoke

by Ebru Kayaalp

Remaking Politics, Markets and Citizens in Turkey critically analyses the travel of neoliberal ideas, policies, experts and institutions from the West to Turkey. Through an ethnographic investigation of the...


Indian Fashion: Tradition, Innovation, Style

by Arti Sandhu

Fashion in India is distinctly unique, in its aesthetics, systems, designers and influences. Indian Fashion is the first study of its kind to examine the social, political, global and local elements that give...


Gambling Debt

by E. Paul Durrenberger & Gisli Palsson

Gambling Debt is a game-changing contribution to the discussion of economic crises and neoliberal financial systems and strategies. Iceland’s 2008 financial collapse was the first case in a series of meltdowns,...


The Domestication of Language: Cultural Evolution and the Uniqueness of the Human Animal

by Daniel Cloud

Language did not evolve only in the distant past. Our shared understanding of the meanings of words is ever-changing, and we make conscious, rational decisions about which words to use and what to mean by them...


The Development State: Aid, Culture & Civil Society in Tanzania

by Maia Green

How has development affected the practices of the state in Africa? How has the development state become the basis of social organisation? How do Tanzanians position themselves to obtain aid money to effect change...


Medievalism: Key Critical Terms

by Elizabeth Emery & Richard Utz

The discipline of medievalism has produced a great deal of scholarship acknowledging the "makers" of the Middle Ages: those who re-discovered the period from 500 to 1500 by engaging with its cultural works,...


Maoria: A Sketch of the Manners and Customs of the Aboriginal Inhabitants of New Zealand

by John Campbell Johnstone

Maoria: A Sketch of the Manners and Customs of the Aboriginal Inhabitants of New Zealand By Captain John Campbell Johnstone. The scene of action is on the west coast of the North Island, at a Maori pah or fortified...


Markets in Oaxaca

by Martin Diskin, Scott Cook & Sidney W. Mintz

Markets in Oaxaca is a study of the regional peasant marketing system in the Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico. It relates the marketing system to other aspects of the regional economy, to neighboring regions, and to...


Folk Practices in North Mexico: Birth Customs, Folk Medicine, and Spiritualism in the Laguna Zone

by Isabel Kelly

The Mexican folkways described in this monograph, of scientific interest to anthropologists, will fascinate laypeople as well. Isabel Kelly collected these notes in the 1950s, as a diversion when official field...


Peasant Cooperation and Capitalist Expansion in Central Peru

by Norman Long & Bryan R. Roberts

This book brings together the research into regional development and social change carried out in highland Peru by a team of British and Latin American social anthropologists and sociologists. The area studied-the...


The Measurement of Modernism: A Study of Values in Brazil and Mexico

by Joseph A. Kahl

One of the most interesting questions that can be raised about the twentieth century world concerns the degree to which industrialization created a common culture for all peoples. Reported here are the results...


Art, Anthropology and the Gift

by Roger Sansi

In recent decades, the dialogue between art and anthropology has been both intense and controversial. Art, Anthropology and the Gift provides a much-needed and comprehensive overview of this dialogue, whilst...