The New Death
Mortality and Death Care in the Twenty-First Century
The New Death brings together scholars who are intrigued by today's rapidly changing death practices and attitudes.
Ethnographic Refusals, Unruly Latinidades
The essays in this collection do not offer simple solutions to histories of colonialism, patriarchy, and misogyny through which gender binaries and racial hierarches have been imposed and reproduced, but rather provide a crucial opportunity for reflection on and continued reimagination of the contours of Latinidad.
Designs and Anthropologies
Frictions and Affinities
The chapters in this captivating volume demonstrate the importance and power of design and the ubiquitous and forceful effects it has on human life within the study of anthropology.
Trumpism, Mexican America, and the Struggle for Latinx Citizenship
Driven by the overwhelming political urgency of the moment, the contributors to this volume seek to frame Trumpism's origins and political effects.
Archaeologies of Empire
Local Participants and Imperial Trajectories
This book demonstrates how archaeological research can contribute to our conceptualization of empires across disciplinary boundaries.
Walling In and Walling Out
Why Are We Building New Barriers to Divide Us?
The contributors to this volume illuminate the roles and uses of walls around the world--in contexts ranging from historic neighborhoods to contemporary national borders.
The Psychology of Women under Patriarchy
These feminist scholars bridge preexisting divides between bio-psychological, sociological, and cultural perspectives to explain the ways that women's desires, goals, and identities interact with culturally situated systems in order to develop more complex theories about the psychological underpinnings of patriarchy and to inform more socially progressive policies to improve the lives of women and men globally.
How Nature Works
Rethinking Labor on a Troubled Planet
The authors of this volume push ethnographic inquiry beyond the anthropocentric documentation of human work on nature in order to develop a language for thinking about how all labor is a collective ecological act.
Faith, Charity, and the Security State
Ultimately the book aims to expand the parameters of what has typically been a US-centric discussion of faith-based interventions as it explores the concepts of faith, charity, security, and governance within a global perspective.
Negotiating Structural Vulnerability in Cancer Control
The contributors utilize insights gained from studies on cancer to extend structural vulnerability beyond its original conceptualization to encompass spatiality, temporality, and biosocial shifts in both individual and institutional arrangements.
Homology and Heterogeneity in Time and Space
Puebloan sociocultural formations of the past and present are the subject of the essays collected here.
New Geospatial Approaches to the Anthropological Sciences
Arguing that geospatial analysis holds great promise for much anthropological inquiry, the contributors have designed this volume to show how the powerful tools of GIScience can be used to benefit a variety of research programs.
Seduced and Betrayed
Exposing the Contemporary Microfinance Phenomenon
The contributors to this multidisciplinary volume consider the origins, evolution, and outcomes of microfinance from a variety of perspectives and contend that it has been an unsuccessful approach to development.
Obesity, Culture, and Symbolic Body Capital
Fat Planet represents a collaborative effort to consider at a global scale what fat stigma is and what it does to people.
Costly and Cute
Helpless Infants and Human Evolution
The contributors to this volume propose that the "helpless infant" has played a role in human evolution equal in importance to those of "man the hunter" and "woman the gatherer."
Hunters and Gatherers in the Twenty-First Century
Why Forage? shows that hunting and gathering continues to be a viable and vibrant way of life even in the twenty-first century.
Muslim Youth and the 9/11 Generation
The contributors to this volume--who draw from a variety of disciplines--show how the study of Muslim youth at this particular historical juncture is relevant to thinking about the anthropology of youth, the anthropology of Islamic and Muslim societies, and the post-9/11 world more generally.
Origins, Evolution, and Implications
This collection is the first to specifically address our current understanding of the evolution of human childhood, which in turn significantly affects our interpretations of the evolution of family formation, social organization, cultural transmission, cognition, ontogeny, and the physical and socioemotional needs of children.
Linking the Histories of Slavery
North America and Its Borderlands
This volume has brought together scholars from anthropology, history, psychology, and ethnic studies to share their original research into the lesser-known stories of slavery in North America and reveal surprising parallels among slave cultures across the continent.
Artisans and Advocacy in the Global Market
Walking the Heart Path
Contributors to this book explore how crafts -- pottery, weaving, basketmaking, storytelling -- in Middle America and beyond are a means of making an intangible cultural heritage visible, material, and enduring. Each contribution shows how social science research can evolve into advocacy, collaboration, and friendship.
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