Anthropology

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In Favor of Deceit

The University of Arizona Press

In stories ranging from subtle creation myths to derisive, off-color tales, the Kalapalo Indians of central Brazil demonstrate a fascination with deception and its many functions. In myths about tricksters and dupes, they explore the ambiguity of human experience, showing how important to human understanding is a sense of illusion, paradox,

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Hierarchy, History, and Human Nature

The University of Arizona Press

"Here is a book that I can strongly recommend for a variety of reasons. It is well written, it is scholarly, but its greatest appeal lies in the posing of an important question and in the offering of a satisfying (to this reviewer, at least) answer."--Journal of Historical Geography

"This is an intriguing and stimulating ...

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Chiefs of the Sea and Sky

Haida Heritage Sites of the Queen Charlotte Islands

UBC Press

Presents an overview of extensive research carried out by archeologist George MacDonald in the 1960s and 1970s to document the history of the Haida villages of the Queen Charlotte Islands.

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Shattering

The University of Arizona Press

It was through control of the shattering of wild seeds that humans first domesticated plants. Now control over those very plants threatens to shatter the world's food supply, as loss of genetic diversity sets the stage for widespread hunger.

Large-scale agriculture has come to favor uniformity in food crops. More than 7,000 U.S.

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Life Lived Like a Story

Life Stories of Three Yukon Native Elders

UBC Press

The life stories of three remarkable and gifted women of Athapaskan and Tlingit ancestry who were born in the southern Yukon Territory around the turn of the century - when storytelling provides a customary framework for discussing the past.

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Objects of Myth and Memory

American Indian Art at the Brooklyn Museum

UBC Press

Objects of Myth and Memory is the first publication devoted to the Brooklyn Museum's influential collection of Native American art of the Pacific Northwest

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