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Drugs, Labor and Colonial Expansion

The University of Arizona Press

The emergence of European powers on the world scene after the fifteenth century brought with it more than the subjugation of colonized peoples; it also brought an increase in the market for drugs, which until then had seen little distribution beyond their lands of origin. Growth in trade required goods for which there was demand, ...

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Translation and Ethnography

The University of Arizona Press

To most people, translation means making the words of one language understandable in another; but translation in a broader sense-seeing strangeness and incorporating it into one's understanding-is perhaps the earliest task of the human brain. This book illustrates the translation process in less-common contexts: cultural, religious,

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Emerging from the Mist

Studies in Northwest Coast Culture History

UBC Press

This book brings together the most recent research on the culture history and archaeology of a region of longstanding anthropological importance, whose complex societies represent the most prominent examples of hunters and gatherers.

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Hunters and Bureaucrats

Power, Knowledge, and Aboriginal-State Relations in the Southwest Yukon

UBC Press

A timely anthropological examination of the effect of land claims settlements and co-management of resources on the Kluane First Nation of the Southwest Yukon.

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At Home with the Bella Coola Indians

T.F. McIlwraith's Field Letters, 1922-4

UBC Press
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Becoming Maya

The University of Arizona Press

In Mexico's Yucatán peninsula, it is commonly held that the population consists of two ethnic communities: Maya Indians and descendants of Spanish conquerors. As a result, the history of the region is usually seen in terms of conflict between conquerors and conquered that too often ignores the complexity of interaction between ...

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