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Images of the Recent Past: Readings in Historical Archaeology

by Charles E., Jr. Orser

Historical archaeology has been without a definitive, up-to-date collection that reflects the breadth of the field_until now. Orser's book brings together classic and contemporary articles that demonstrate the...


Presenting Archaeology to the Public: Digging for Truths

by John H., Jr. Jameson

In the face of increasing public interest and demand for information, archaeologists are collaborating with historians, museum curators, and exhibit designers to devise the best strategies for translating archaeological...


Native Americans and Archaeologists: Stepping Stones to Common Ground

by Nina Swidler, Kurt Dongoske & Roger Anyon

Legal and economic factors have thrust American archaeology into a period of intellectual and methodological unrest. Issues such as reburial and repatriation, land and resource 'ownership,' and the integration...


Politics of Masculinities: Men in Movements

by Michael A. Messner

Michael A. Messner provides a sociological framework to understand the responses of men to the changes, challenges, and crises in the social organization of gender. By examining not only what certain groups...


Indigenous Archaeology: American Indian Values and Scientific Practice

by Joe Watkins

Watkins' book is an important contribution in the contemporary public debates in public archaeology, applied anthropology, cultural resources management, and Native American studies.


U.S. vs. Them: Conservatism in the Age of Nuclear Terror

by J. Peter Scoblic

A challenging, clear-eyed, and authoritative history of American conservatism and its grave effect on our country's foreign policy

In this compelling and sometimes alarming analysis, J. Peter Scoblic, executive...


Ancient Maya Women

by Traci Ardren

Edited volume tracing the state of knowledge of gender in Ancient Mayan society.


In Pursuit of Gender: Worldwide Archaeological Approaches

by Sarah Milledge Nelson & Myriam Rosen-Ayalon

In Pursuit of Gender advances the study of gender in archaeology with detailed data, a world-wide scope and carefully reasoned conclusions that move into new territory, paving the way towards further research...


Economic Development: An Anthropological Approach

by Jeffrey H. Cohen & Norbert Dannhaeuser

Economic development is an important focus of anthropological work in rural and urban communities around the world, and in this volume the contributors offer expert analyses on the theory and practice of development....


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...