Anthropology

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Miniature Crafts and Their Makers

The University of Arizona Press

Picture a throng of tiny devils and angels, or a marching band so small it can fit in the palm of your hand. In a Mixtec town in the Mexican state of Puebla, craftspeople have been weaving palm since before the Spanish Conquest, but over the past forty years that art has become more finely tuned and has won national acceptance in a ...

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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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Imagining Difference

Legend, Curse, and Spectacle in a Canadian Mining Town

UBC Press

An ethnography about historical and contemporary ideas of human difference expressed by residents of Fernie, BC, a coal-mining town transforming into an international ski resort.

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Animals and the Maya in Southeast Mexico

The University of Arizona Press

In Mexico's southeastern frontier state of Quintana Roo, game animals and other creatures that depend on old-growth forest are disappearing in the face of habitat destruction and overhunting. Traditionally, the Yucatec Maya have regarded animals as fellow members of a wider society, and in their religion animals enjoy the status of ...

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Fields of Power, Forests of Discontent

The University of Arizona Press

Enduring differences between protected areas and local people have produced few happy compromises, but at the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve in the southern Mexican state of Campeche, government agents and thousands of local people collaborated on an expansive program to alleviate these tensions—a conservation-development agenda ...

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Do Glaciers Listen?

Local Knowledge, Colonial Encounters, and Social Imagination

UBC Press

Focusing on these contrasting views of glaciers between Aboriginal peoples and European visitors in northern Canada and Alaska, Julie Cruikshank demonstrates how local knowledge is produced, rather than discovered, through colonial encounters, and how it often conjoins social and biophysical processes.

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