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Reveals how the persona of India's most famous emperor was constantly reinvented in ancient times to suit a variety of social visions, political agendas, and moral purposes.
Explores mountain regions as cultural landscapes that have been shaped by long-term human-environment interactions.
Contextualizes Sabha Theatre historically, politically, and aesthetically, revealing how it expresses a Tamil Brahmin identity that is at once traditional and modern.
Provides a theoretical and practical guide to community-engaged scholarship with Indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada.
Explores the duality between humans and Earth through a focus on the economic system changes that began with grain agriculture and has now reached its apogee in global capitalism.
Ethnography situating the contemporary financial services industry in the US Virgin Islands within broader histories of racial capitalism and gender inequality.
Offers a strong critique of traditional anthropological studies from an Indigenous and postcolonial perspective.
Historical and theoretical discussions that describe and reflect on personal objects from a variety of perspectives.
Explores the rich diversity of narratives, rituals, and participants connected with one of the most important celebrations for Hindus in South Asia and in the diaspora.
Draws upon the situated work of professional coffee tasters in over a dozen countries to shed light on the methods we use to convert subjective experience into objective knowledge.
Addresses the revolutionary impact of genetics, isotopes, and data science on the study of migration and mobility in past human societies.
The first work to offer a comprehensive pragmatist anthropology focusing on sensibility, habits, and human experience as contingently yet irreversibly enlanguaged.
Articulates the relationships between kinship, racial ideology, mixed blood treaty provisions, and landscape transformation in the Great Lakes region.
Brings together archaeologists, art historians, sociologists, and classicists to explore the origins and development of unequal relationships in ancient societies.
An in-depth, ethnographic study of the transnational expansion of Santo Daime, a mystical religious tradition organized around sacramental ingestion of the mind-altering ayahuasca beverage.
Pioneering essays that demonstrate the significance of the seasons for philosophy, environmental thought, anthropology, cultural studies, aesthetics, poetics, and literary criticism.
Examines the culture and chronology of increasingly complex urban societies in western Anatolia during the Early Bronze Age.
Explores the interplay of religion and food in Native American cultures.
Investigates the professional practices of astrologers in urban India and their popularity among the educated middle and upper classes.
The first book to offer a detailed framework, a fine-grained history, and an analytically nuanced understanding of one of the rarest branches of Hindu worship.
Essays in the field of comparative world religions and corresponding axial civilizations.
The first in-depth study of the All World Gayatri Pariwar, a modern Indian religious movement.
A significant contribution to anthropology, history, and gender studies that reveals the denials of homosexuality in traditional and contemporary African societies to be rooted in colonialist ideologies.
Evocative, innovative ethnography of spiritual practices and forms of queer, black, and indigenous life in the Dominican Republic.
Offers an in-depth ethnography of paradigm shifts in the lifestyles and values of youth in post-growth Japan.
Rethinks the role of Indigenous and non-Indigenous interactions in the production of ethnographic museum collections.
Argues for an important transformation in the construction of the self among Japanese converts to Roman Catholicism.
Explores the unprecedented and rapid climate changes occurring in the Arctic environment.
An ethnography of Russian teacher education reforms as scripted performances of political theater.
A psychological study, based on extensive interview data, of Jewish adults who take on a devout lifestyle.
Through an examination of archaeologically recovered texts from China’s northwestern border regions, argues for widespread interaction with texts in the Han period.
Archaeologists, anthropologists, and classicists discuss how urbanization first emerged in strikingly different sociopolitical contexts in North America, Europe, and the Near East.
Reveals how the expanding world-system entangled the non-western world in global economies, yet did so in ways that were locally articulated, varied, and, often, non-European in their expression.
Explores the evolving role of botanic gardens from products and enablers of modernity and the nation-state, to their recent reinvention as institutions of environmental governance.
A unique historical study of the personal nature of religion, spirituality, and healing in the twentieth century based on the letters of ordinary people from around the world.
Chronicles the history and archaeological study of Lake George, New York’s sunken bateaux of 1758.
Examines the effects of culturally specific interpretations of refugeehood with an ethnographic focus on Cyprus
Explores the current and future trajectories of the paradigm of postsocialism.
Explores the contemporary nature and the diverse narratives, rituals, and performances of the Navarātri Festival.
This volume brings social and cultural anthropologists into dialogue with historical sociology and illustrates the continued potential of the concept of civilization for all participants.
Explores how religious travel in India is transforming religious identities and self-constructions.
Captures how Indian Protestant Christians negotiate their religious and cultural identities within the Indian diaspora.
Examines the many ways water has contributed to power structures in the past, with insights for contemporary water management.
Illuminates the contradictions that emerge within conscious capitalism initiatives that are designed to empower women.
The first comprehensive anthropological description of the Khmer Buddhism practiced by Cambodian refugees in the United States over the past four decades.
From the Nile to the Hudson, the story of how two Egyptian mummies joined an American museum collection.
Addresses the importance of Haudenosaunee women in the rebuilding of the Iroquois nation.
A collection of Raj’s groundbreaking ethnographic studies of “vernacular” Catholic traditions in Tamil Nadu, India.
Rich case studies examining responses to climatic events in ancient Europe and the Near East.
Explores the activities and political personas of women activists in Shiv Sena, a militant Indian political party.
Explores sacrificial practices across a range of contexts from prehistory to the present.
Assesses the range and magnitude of Robert Gardner’s achievements as a filmmaker, photographer, writer, educator, and champion of independent cinema.
Critical interdisciplinary examination of archeaology's approach to childhood in prehistory.
A critical examination of the impact of BRAC, the world's largest NGO, on the status of women in Southern Bangladeshi cultural life.
Looks at southern Chinese martial arts traditions and how they have become important to local identity and narratives of resistance.
A sweeping study of political murder in Latin America.
Examines the lives of recent Russian-Jewish immigrants in Germany.
Analyzes interviews with students, teachers, and administrators to develop a new set of literacies essential for student success in the digital age.
Interdisciplinary study of monumental art and architecture in human history.
Examines the origins, efficacy, legacy, and consequences of envisioning both Native and non-Native “worlds.”
Examines the intersections of “Latino,” “queer,” and “American,” to illustrate how the categories of class, race, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity are directly entangled with issues of citizenship and belonging.
David N. Keightley’s seminal essays on the origins of Chinese society are brought together in one volume.
Challenges traditional views of the Qin dynasty as an oppressive regime by revealing cooperative aspects of its governance.
Tells the social history of the Iroquois people of Ohio during the buildup to removal.
An interdisciplinary exploration of indigenous bodies.
Examines the relationship between rock art, shamanism, and the origins of human existence.
Offers new ways of comparing features of the world’s religions.
Interdisciplinary study of the role of violence in the Mediterranean and Europe.
Traces the historical dimensions of Native North American drama using a critical perspective.
Explores how indigenous nationhood has emerged and been maintained in the face of aggressive efforts to assimilate Native peoples.
A fascinating study of the gemstone industry of Jaipur with special emphasis on its ownership class.
Explores how American Indian businesses and organizations are taking on images that were designed to oppress them.
Explores the end-of-life spiritual needs of people who do not identify with traditional religions.
A contemporary history of one of the best-known American Indian nations.
The definitive history of the Tuscaroras and their return to western New York.
Provides a critique of and alternative to the dominant paradigm used in biomedical ethics by exploring the Japanese concept of autonomy.
Uplifting account of the struggle between the Grassy Narrows First Nation and the Canadian logging industry.
A wide-ranging scholarly consideration of the martial arts.
A striking look at the death rituals of an indigenous community in North America.
Interdisciplinary celebration of the cultural contributions of members of the African Diaspora in the Western hemisphere.
A renowned authority on East Africa examines the effects of witchcraft beliefs on African culture, politics, and family life.
Brilliant study of the effects of colonialism on the physical, mental, and spiritual health of Native Hawaiians, and their efforts to decolonize through healing and remembering.
Explores the potential for trade unions to defend the socioeconomic rights of women.
Essential overview of American Indian societies during the Archaic period across central North America.
Perspectives on Kant's teachings on geography and how they relate his understanding of the world.
International scholars share their experiences with the challenges inherent in representing indigenous cultures and decolonizing cross-cultural research.
Detailed study of how Anaximander’s cosmological and philosophical conceptions were affected by architectural technologies.
Examines the relationship of precarious employment to state policies on citizenship and social inclusion in the context of postapartheid South Africa.
The essential guide on how to teach about dreaming.
Explores the significance of levity and humor in South Asian religious traditions.
A comprehensive investigation of household life during the Upper Paleolithic era.
The potential of events for interpreting changes in the archaeological record.
New edition of Aihwa Ong’s classic ethnographic study of Malay women factory workers.
Advocating a global as opposed to a Eurocentric perspective in the college classroom, discusses why and how to teach about China's Silk Road.
An indispensable, up-to-date overview of the archaeology of the Native peoples and earliest settlers of eastern Massachusetts.
Explores the ways that immigrant youth identities are shaped by dominant discourses.
The diary of Mircea Eliade, the seminal thinker on religion, during the period he served as a diplomat in Portugal.
Explores the question of student silence from students’ perspectives and challenges the conventional wisdom about silent students.
A look at the voluntary sector in Japan, which has emerged strongly only in recent years.
A demographic portrait of gay and lesbian couples who live together in committed relationships.