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Pulltrouser Swamp: Ancient Maya Habitat, Agriculture, and Settlement in Northern Belize

by B. L., II Turner & Peter D. Harrison

Among Mesoamericanists, the agricultural basis of the ancient Maya civilization of the Yucatan Peninsula has been an important topic of research-and controversy. Interest in the agricultural system of the Maya...


Party and Factional Division in Texas

by James R. Soukup, Clifton McCleskey & Harry Holloway

Here is the first attempt by scholars to make a comprehensive analysis of voting patterns in Texas. Examining the results of fourteen elections from 1946 through 1962 and organizing a vast fund of statistics...


Zapotec Deviance: The Convergence of Folk and Modern Sociology

by Henry A. Selby

Henry Selby's ethnographic study of the Zapotec Indians of a small community in the Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico, reveals that the notion of the social basis of deviance is implicit in Zapotec thinking. Zapotecs...


Buenos Aires: 400 Years

by Stanley R. Ross & Thomas F. McGann

Buenos Aires has been called the Paris of Latin America, and the comparison is just, for in style of life and city design Buenos Aires resembles not only the City of Light but also the other great world capitals-London,...


System and Succession: The Social Bases of Political Elite Recruitment

by John B. Nagle

System and Succession provides a comparative analysis of the social composition of national political leadership in the United States, Russia, Germany, and Mexico. These systems were chosen as case studies because...


Mexican Folk Narrative from the Los Angeles Area: Introduction, Notes, and Classification

by Elaine K. Miller

Urban Los Angeles is the setting in which Elaine Miller has collected her narratives from Mexican-Americans. The Mexican folk tradition, varied and richly expressive of the inner life not only of a people but...


The Politics of Population in Brazil: Elite Ambivalence and Public Demand

by Peter Mcdonough & Amaury DeSouza

The population of Brazil increased tenfold, from 10 to over 100 million, between 1880 and 1980, nearly half of this increase occurring since the end of World War II. The Politics of Population in Brazil examines...


The City Moves West: Economic and Industrial Growth in Central West Texas

by Robert L. Martin

Where water supply, railway transportation, and oil reserves have been abundant, towns in central West Texas have prospered; where these resources are few, settlements have maintained only slight growth or disappeared...


The Virgin's Children: Life in an Aztec Village Today

by William Madsen

An absorbing account of the descendants of the ancient Aztecs and of the survival of their culture into the twentieth century in the Valley of Mexico is presented in this fascinating volume. Focusing on San...


The United States and the Global Struggle for Minerals

by Alfred E., Jr. Eckes

In 1973-1974 soaring commodity prices and an oil embargo alerted Americans to the twin dangers of resource exhaustion and dependence on unreliable foreign materials suppliers. This period seemed to mark a watershed...


Harley-Davidson: A History of the World's Most Famous Motorcycle

by Margie Siegal

Harley-Davidson: words that evoke the open American road and the “Made  in America” tradition like no others. The sweeping chopper handlebars, the distinctive throaty low speed rumble  of the engine and...


Mummies and Mortuary Monuments: A Postprocessual Prehistory of Central Andean Social Organization

by William H. Isbell

Since prehistoric times, Andean societies have been organized around the ayllu, a grouping of real or ceremonial kinspeople who share labor, resources, and ritual obligations. Many Andean scholars believe that...


Peasants on the Edge: Crop, Cult, and Crisis in the Andes

by William P. Mitchell

Throughout Latin America and the rest of the Third World, profound social problems are growing in response to burgeoning populations and unstable economic and political systems. In Peru, terrorist acts by the...


Black Texas Women: A Sourcebook

by Ruthe Winegarten, Janet G. Humphrey & Frieda Werden

When Black Texas Women: 150 Years of Trial and Triumph was published in 1995, it was acclaimed as the first comprehensive history of black women's struggles and achievements. This companion volume contains the...


Pobre Raza!: Violence, Justice, and Mobilization Among Mexico Lindo Immigrants, 1900-1936

by F. Arturo Rosales

Fleeing the social and political turmoil spawned by the Mexican Revolution, massive numbers of Mexican immigrants entered the southwestern United States in the early decades of the twentieth century. But instead...


Landscapes of Bacchus: The Vine in Portugal

by Dan Stanislawski

In a country of disparate parts and of long, unbroken historical experience, there may be one dominant feature, a clue to the character of its regions. In Portugal the vine serves as this clue.The vine has been...


Up Against the Wall: Re-Imagining the U.S.-Mexico Border

by Edward S. Casey & Mary Watkins

As increasing global economic disparities, violence, and climate change provoke a rising tide of forced migration, many countries and local communities are responding by building walls-literal and metaphorical-between...


A Hopi Social History

by Scott Rushforth & Steadman Upham

All anthropologists and archaeologists seek to answer basic questions about human beings and society. Why do people behave the way they do? Why do patterns in the behavior of individuals and groups sometimes...


Into the Field: A Foreign Correspondent's Notebook

by Tracy Dahlby

Tracy Dahlby is an award-winning journalist who has reported internationally as a contributor to National Geographic magazine and served as a staff correspondent for Newsweek and the Washington Post. In this...


The Cinema of Robert Rodriguez

by Frederick Luis Aldama & Charles Ramírez Berg

Robert Rodriguez stands alone as the most successful U.S. Latino filmmaker today, whose work has single-handedly brought U.S. Latino filmmaking into the mainstream of twenty-first-century global cinema. Rodriguez...