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Spider Woman Walks This Land: Traditional Cultural Properties and the Navajo Nation

by Kelli Carmean

Carmean's book focuses on traditional cultural properties and cultural resource management among native people in the United States. Describing her work with the Navajo Nation, she examines the specific geographical...


Religion Across Borders: Transnational Immigrant Networks

by Helen Rose Ebaugh & Janet Saltzman Chafetz

Religion Across Borders examines both personal and organizational networks that exist between members in U.S. immigrant religious communities and individuals and religious institutions left behind. Building...


Ethics and the Profession of Anthropology: Dialogue for Ethically Conscious Practice

by Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban

This revised second edition of Ethics and the Profession of Anthropology renews the challenge to anthropologists to engage in a dialogue concerning their commitment to professional ethical conduct. With a majority...


9/11 in American Culture

by Yvonna S. Lincoln & Norman K. Denzin

In response to the events following September 11, a number of leading cultural studies and interpretive qualitative researchers write from their own experiences and hearts. From the poetic to the personal, the...


Ancient Queens: Archaeological Explorations

by Sarah Milledge Nelson

Shedding new light on the division of power, the essays in this volume explore the variety of roles and assumptions about queens from the Americas to Eurasia. Together they provide a global tour of archaeological...


Totems and Teachers: Key Figures in the History of Anthropology

by Sydel Silverman

This classic volume, edited by Sydel Silverman, presents the insiders' reflection of distinguished contemporary anthropologists on nine prominent figures who helped shape the discipline. This is one of few books...


Anthropology of the Performing Arts: Artistry, Virtuosity, and Interpretation in Cross-Cultural Perspective

by Anya Peterson Royce

Anya Peterson Royce turns the anthropological gaze on the performing arts, attempting to find broad commonalities in performance, art, and artists across space, time, and culture. She asks general questions...


Measuring Prison Performance: Government Privatization and Accountability

by Gerald G. Gaes, Scott D. Camp & Julianne B. Nelson

Gaes and his distinguished co-authors offer a comprehensive analysis of public vs. private management of prisons, a competition that originated with the introduction of private facilities into the criminal justice...


Healing by Hand: Manual Medicine and Bonesetting in Global Perspective

by Kathryn S. Oths & Servando Z. Hinojosa

Healing by Hand presents the first cross-cultural perspective on manual medicine studies-the practice of body therapists that is routinely overlooked by medical practitioners and social scientists. The authors...


Bigfoot Exposed: An Anthropologist Examines America's Enduring Legend

by David J. Daegling

In Bigfoot Exposed, biological anthropologist and primate physiology specialist David J. Daegling objectively examines the northwest American myth of Bigfoot. Using scientific methodology, Daegling systematically...


African Connections: Archaeological Perspectives on Africa and the Wider World

by Peter Mitchell

From the exodus of early modern humans to the growth of African diasporas, Africa has had a long and complex relationship with the outside world. More than a passive vessel manipulated by external empires, the...


European Street Gangs and Troublesome Youth Groups

by Scott H. Decker & Frank M. Weerman

This unique volume by eminent gang researchers presents valuable new data on European youth gangs, describing important characteristics of these groups, and their similarities and differences to American gangs....


Labor in Cross-Cultural Perspective

by E. Paul Durrenberger & Judith E. Martí

This excellent new volume in the series from the Society for Economic Anthropology focuses on the role of labor in world economies. Contributors offer a range of case studies illustrating labor processes in...


Presenting Archaeology in Court: A Guide to Legal Protection of Sites

by Marion P. Forsyth, Sherry Hutt & David Tarler

The passage of the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) in 1979 was a watershed moment in the movement to protect cultural objects against looting. This brief volume provides practical help to those...


Studying Youth Gangs

by James F., Jr. Short & Lorine A. Hughes

This absorbing new collection is an introduction to the study of gangs: how we define them, what we know and don't know about gangs. The authors offer both a domestic and international view of processes of delinquency...


Practicing Ethnography in a Globalizing World: An Anthropological Odyssey

by June C. Nash

In her new book, distinguished anthropologist June Nash tackles the critical question of how people of diverse cultures confront the common problems that arise with global integration. She reveals these impacts...


The American Way: A Geographical History of Crisis and Recovery

by Carville Earle

The geography of contemporary U.S. political economy has roots that run deep into our past. Earle traces their growth to the seventeenth-century origins of liberalism, republicanism, and financial crises.


Gadamer: Between Heidegger and Habermas

by Ingrid H. Scheibler

One of the first book-length studies to examine Gadamer's relation to Heidegger in depth, Scheibler looks at the ways in which Gadamer positively appropriates central elements of Heidegger's work as well as...


Founding the American Presidency

by Richard J. Ellis

At a time when the institution of the presidency seems in a state of almost permanant crisis, it is particularly important to understand what sort of an institution the framers of the Constitution thought they...


The Founders on God and Government

by Mark D. Hall, Daniel L. Dreisbach & Michael Novak

In The Founders on God and Government, Daniel L. Dreisbach, Mark David Hall, and Jeffry H. Morrison bring together noted scholars to explore the role religion played in the political thoughts and deeds of nine...