Anthropology

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Anthropologies of Guayana

The University of Arizona Press

Unlike better-known regions of the Amazon, Guayana--a broad cultural region that includes the countries of Guyana, Surinam, and French Guiana, as well as parts of eastern Venezuela and northern Brazil--has rarely been integrated into the broader narratives of South American anthropology and history. Nevertheless, Guayana provides a unique ...

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The Legacy of Hurricane Mitch

Edited by Marisa O. Ensor
The University of Arizona Press

Around the world disaster vulnerability is on the rise. The incidence and intensity of disasters have increased in recent decades with lives being shattered and resources being destroyed across broad geographic regions each year.

As it swept across the Honduran landscape, the exceptional size, power and duration of Hurricane ...

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Foods of Association

The University of Arizona Press

"We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink." --Epicurus

This fascinating book examines the biology and culture of foods and beverages that are consumed in communal settings, with special attention to their health implications. Nina Etkin covers a wealth of topics, ...

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The Dialogue of Earth and Sky

The University of Arizona Press

In Mexico's Sierra Norte de Puebla, beliefs that were held before the coming of Europeans continue to guide the lives of modern Aztecs. Anthropologist Knab learned the prayers and techniques for curing maladies of the human soul, and from his long association with these people has constructed a thorough account of their ancient beliefs and ...

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Native American Language Ideologies

The University of Arizona Press

Beliefs and feelings about language vary dramatically within and across NativeAmerican cultural groups and are an acknowledged part of the processes oflanguage shift and language death. This volume samples the language ideologiesof a wide range of Native American communitiesâ€"from the Canadian Yukon toGuatemalaâ€"to show their role in ...

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Settlers on the Edge

Identity and Modernization on Russia's Arctic Frontier

UBC Press

Deeply researched and eloquently written, Settlers on the Edge ... makes an important and long-overdue contribution to our understanding of who belongs in the North.– Farley Mowat

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Yaqui Homeland and Homeplace

The University of Arizona Press

In this illuminating book, anthropologist Kirstin Erickson explains how members of the Yaqui tribe, an indigenous group in northern Mexico, construct, negotiate, and continually reimagine their ethnic identity. She examines two interconnected dimensions of the Yaqui ethnic imagination: the simultaneous processes of place making and ...

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First Nations Cultural Heritage and Law

Case Studies, Voices, and Perspectives

UBC Press
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Lives of Dust and Water

The University of Arizona Press

Along the coast of northwestern Mexico, "pink gold" may mean wealth for some, but the new global economy has imposed terrible burdens on many sectors of the population. State and regional economic development policies have supported the use of natural resources for commercial export, resulting in the rapid growth of agriculture and ...

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A Zapotec Natural History

The University of Arizona Press

A Zapotec Natural History is an extraordinary book and accompanying CD (also avialble on the web here!) that describe the people of a small town in Mexico and their remarkable knowledge of the natural world in which they live. San Juan Gbëë is a Zapotec Indian ...

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