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.
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.
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.
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.
Brings together archaeologists, art historians, sociologists, and classicists to explore the origins and development of unequal relationships in ancient societies.
Explores the interplay of religion and food in Native American cultures.
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.
Argues for an important transformation in the construction of the self among Japanese converts to Roman Catholicism.
Rethinks the role of Indigenous and non-Indigenous interactions in the production of ethnographic museum collections.
Explores the unprecedented and rapid climate changes occurring in the Arctic environment.
A psychological study, based on extensive interview data, of Jewish adults who take on a devout lifestyle.
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.
Through an examination of archaeologically recovered texts from China’s northwestern border regions, argues for widespread interaction with texts in the Han period.
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.
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
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.
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.
Addresses the importance of Haudenosaunee women in the rebuilding of the Iroquois nation.
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.
Assesses the range and magnitude of Robert Gardner’s achievements as a filmmaker, photographer, writer, educator, and champion of independent cinema.
A critical examination of the impact of BRAC, the world's largest NGO, on the status of women in Southern Bangladeshi cultural life.
A sweeping study of political murder in Latin America.
Examines the origins, efficacy, legacy, and consequences of envisioning both Native and non-Native “worlds.”
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.
Interdisciplinary study of the role of violence in the Mediterranean and Europe.
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.
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 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.
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.
The essential guide on how to teach about dreaming.
A comprehensive investigation of household life during the Upper Paleolithic era.
The potential of events for interpreting changes in the archaeological record.
Advocating a global as opposed to a Eurocentric perspective in the college classroom, discusses why and how to teach about China's Silk Road.
Explores the ways that immigrant youth identities are shaped by dominant discourses.
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.
Looks at perceptions of the miraculous in a variety of contemporary South Asian religious traditions-Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity.
An interdisciplinary look at the dramatic changes in the contemporary Japanese family, including both empirical data and analyses of popular culture.
How perceptions of land and space influence social and aesthetic conditions in the Tamil region of India.
Explores how Chinese medicine deals with emotional disorders.
Explores how tradition and modernity coexist in regional Japan, arguing that the rural/urban dichotomy is outmoded for understanding this contemporary society.
Examines the backpacking trip usually taken by Israeli youth following military service.
This is the first general theory of time-consciousness and social experience ever developed.
Examines how small firms, like large ones, are mobilizing to compete in a global economy.
Looks at how foreigners were regarded in three ancient civilizations, finding that cultural, not biophysical, differences were key in distinguishing "us" from "them. "
A fascinating look at fans of a variety of popular culture phenomena in Japan.
Uses the world's fair of 1992 to spotlight changes in the political cultures of Spain and Europe.
Addresses how shepherding communities in Israel and the Middle East might be preserved.
A first-hand description of the Durga Puja, the Hinda celebration of the Great Goddess.
A demographic and ethnographic exploration of how the aging Japanese society is affecting the family.
An introduction to the Ram bhakti tradition and a fascinating account of its practice among a group of Central Indian Untouchables.
Confronts major questions facing anthropology, Marxist theory, cultural studies, feminism, and history.
Uses the concept of family, both literally and metaphorically to provide an introduction to Chinese culture.
Explores how Transylvania figures in the Hungarian imagination and how this border region functions in the creation of national identity.
A bold work of African philosophy and theology that brings together witchcraft and the philosophy of Levinas.
A fascinating exploration of the subculture of Japanese day laborers, whose lives depart radically from the traditions of stability Westerners associate with Japan.
An accessible, comprehensive source of information on the Korean language--its structure and history to its cultural and sociological setting.
Uses the history of Trieste and the Italo-Yugoslav border to examine how representations of difference have affected the politics of sovereignty during the twentieth century.
Ranging across contemporary culture from the academy to shopping malls, this book offers engaged cultural criticism in a postfeminist context.
Drawing on textual and anthropological research, this book demonstrates how popular ritual texts and stories have shaped the religion and culture of the only surviving Mahayana Buddhist society, the Newars of Kathmandu.
These nine short stories explore love and loss in contemporary Damascus, as well as the possibilities of writing ethnography as fiction.
Uncovers the methodological principles that govern interpretive change.
Presents an analysis of the "nomadic" consciousness of our ancestors, and the forces --religious and political --that overwhelmed it during the Neolithic era, and considers its revival in the twentieth century.
Examines the cultural construction of senility in Japan and the moral implications of dependent behavior for older Japanese.
Examines the political views implicit in the mythological theories of three of the most widely read popularizers of myth in the twentieth century, C. G. Jung, Mircea Eliade, and Joseph Campbell.
Presents the first book-length examination of both the biological and cultural factors in human sexuality.
Explores rural resistance, class consciousness, and the politics of contemporary culture through the experience of family farmers in France's "red south."
A vivid ethnography of a group of students training to become schoolteachers in Bolivia and the challenges they face as they try to maintain their indigenous identity.
Using the pork production industry as an example, this book illuminates the processes and consequences of agricultural industrialization for the social, economic, human, environmental, and political health of the rural United States.
An interdisciplinary exploration of the meanings of hair in Asia from classical times to contemporary contexts.
Examines the changing texture of power relations in non-traditional U. S. worksites.
Examines the impact of coca and the cocaine trade on the Latin American country most affected by it, Bolivia.
Essays and case studies by anthropologists provide insight into what measures might be necessary to mitigate the potentially harmful effects of tourism on host communities.
Discusses the impact of inner city redevelopment programs and policies on the homeless and shows the methods used (civil protests, squatting, and legal advocacy) by the homeless to organize a tactical resistance to restructuring efforts. Presents case studies of two different types of homeless organized resistance groups in Chicago and San Jose.
Examines the discourses and experiences associated with space and place in contemporary Israel.
Describes the experiences of a group of adult Brazilian women in a literacy program with explicit emancipatory objectives.
Examines the theory and methods by which social scientists study the human lived experienced.
An account of the life of the Ashkenazi Jews in Mexico in this century highlights the intersection of cultural and political international problems, shedding light on the contemporary condition of minorities the world over.