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Internet Studies: Past, Present and Future Directions

by Panayiota Tsatsou

A comprehensive overview of the field, Internet Studies considers key issues of social importance that the study of the Internet draws upon. At the same time, it examines the role of the Internet in social research...


Insignia of Rank in the Nahua World: From the Fifteenth to the Seventeenth Century

by Justvna Olko

In this significant work, Olko reconstructs the repertory of insignia of rank and the contexts and symbolic meanings of their use, along with their original terminology, among the Nahuatl-speaking communities...


Anthropology of Nature

by Liz Libbrecht

It looks as though the anthropology of nature is an oxymoron of sorts, given that for the past few centuries, nature has been characterized in the West by humans’ absence, and humans, by their capacity to...


Texcoco: Prehispanic and Colonial Perspectives

by Jongsoo Lee & Galen Brokaw

Texcoco: Prehispanic and Colonial Perspectives presents an in-depth, highly nuanced historical understanding of this major indigenous Mesoamerican city from the conquest through the present. The book argues...


Aztec Philosophy: Understanding a World in Motion

by James Maffie

In Aztec Philosophy, James Maffie reveals a highly sophisticated and systematic Aztec philosophy worthy of consideration alongside European philosophies of their time. Bringing together the fields of comparative...


The Franz Boas Enigma

by Ludger Müller-Wille

How did Franz Boas become the central founder of anthropology and a driving force promoting science in public life in North America? To answer this question, linguistic and cultural barriers must be overcome...


Re-Creating Primordial Time: Foundation Rituals and Mythology in the Postclassic Maya Codices

by Gabrielle Vail & Christine Hernández

Re-Creating Primordial Time offers a new perspective on the Maya codices, documenting the extensive use of creation mythology and foundational rituals in the hieroglyphic texts and iconography of these important...


The Neo-Indians: A Religion for the Third Millenium

by Jacques Galinier & Antoinette Molinié

The Neo-Indians is a rich ethnographic study of the emergence of the neo-Indian movement—a new form of Indian identity based on largely reinvented pre-colonial cultures and comprising a diverse group of people...


Elusive Unity: Factionalism and the Limits of Identity Politics in Yucatán, Mexico

by Fernando Armstrong-Fumero

In Elusive Unity, Armstrong-Fumero examines early twentieth-century peasant politics and twenty-first-century indigenous politics in the rural Oriente region of Yucatán.

The rural inhabitants of this region...


Sociocultural Systems: Principles of Structure and Change

by Frank W. Elwell

This work details a comprehensive systems view of society that summarizes the paradigm of macrosociology. This work details a comprehensive systems view of society that summarizes the paradigm of macrosociology....


Il ritorno del dio che balla

by Andrea Romanazzi

Le tradizioni popolari legate al tarantolismo hanno generato culti e riti che hanno dato vita ad alcune delle più vitali musiche e danze popolari: tammurriate, tarantelle e pizziche, il cui rinnovato interesse...


Early Hominin Paleoecology

by Matthew Sponhiemer, Julia A. Lee-Thorp & Kaye E. Reed

An introduction to the multidisciplinary field of hominin paleoecology for advanced undergraduate students and beginning graduate students, Early Hominin Paleoecology offers an up?to?date review of the relevant...


The cremationist evolution

by Stefano Boscolo & Marcello Alberto Porro

We could assert, that the cremation is an high moral act, free and very personal choise, autonomus and aware choise, decision unique and rich of history, with endless sense of life! In Turin, the fantastic progress...


Polity and Ecology in Formative Period Coastal Oaxaca

by Arthur A. Joyce

Encapsulating two decades of research, Polity and Ecology in Formative Period Coastal Oaxaca is the first major treatment of the lower Río Verde region of Oaxaca, investigating its social, political, and ecological...


Agency in Ancient Writing

by Joshua Englehardt

"Through the lens of agency, contributors successfully rethink the nature of ancient texts. In so doing they ably demonstrate that when a new theoretical orientation is applied to a taken-for-granted category...


Parallel Worlds: Genre, Discourse, and Poetics in Contemporary, Colonial, and Classic Maya Literature

by Kerry M. Hull & Michael D. Carrasco

Despite recent developments in epigraphy, ethnopoetics, and the literary investigation of colonial and modern materials, few studies have compared glyphic texts and historic Maya literatures. Parallel Worlds...


The Menial Art of Cooking: Archaeological Studies of Cooking and Food Preparation

by Sarah R. Graff & Enrique Rodríguez-Alegría

Although the archaeology of food has long played an integral role in our understanding of past cultures, the archaeology of cooking is rarely integrated into models of the past. The cooks who spent countless...


Neoliberalism and Commodity Production in Mexico

by Thomas Weaver, James B. Greenberg & William L. Alexander

Neoliberalism and Commodity Production in Mexico details the impact of neoliberal practice on the production and exchange of basic resources in working-class communities in Mexico. Using anthropological investigations...


Human No More: Digital Subjectivities, Unhuman Subjects, and the End of Anthropology

by Neil L. Whitehead & Michael Wesch

Turning an anthropological eye toward cyberspace, Human No More explores how conditions of the online world shape identity, place, culture, and death within virtual communities. Online worlds have recently thrown...


Fanning the Sacred Flame

by Brian D. Dillon & Matthew A. Boxt

Fanning the Sacred Flame: Mesoamerican Studies in Honor of H. B. Nicholson contains twenty-two original papers in tribute to H. B. "Nick" Nicholson, a pioneer of Mesoamerican research. His intellectual legacy...