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Central and South America


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Savages
Savages
by Joe Kane
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Savages is a firsthand account, by turn hilarious, heartbreaking, and thrilling, of a small band of Amazonian warriors and their battle to preserve their way of life. Includes eight pages of photos.... (read more)

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Popol Vuh : The Definitive Edition Of The Mayan Book Of The Dawn Of Life And The Glories Of Gods and Kings
Popol Vuh : The Definitive Edition Of The Mayan Book Of The Dawn Of Life And The Glories Of Gods and Kings
by Dennis Tedlock
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Popol Vuh, the Quiché Mayan book of creation, is not only the most important text in the native languages of the Americas, it is also an extraordinary document of the human imagination. It begins with the deeds of Mayan gods in the darkness of a... (read more)

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Five Families, Mexican Case Studies in the Culture of Poverty
Five Families, Mexican Case Studies in the Culture of Poverty
by Oscar Lewis
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This seminal work in modern cultural anthropology is a dramatic and forceful account of the men, women, and children of five poor Mexican families.... (read more)

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Sons of the Shaking Earth
Sons of the Shaking Earth
by Eric Wolf
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"Wolf drew on anthropology, archaeology, history, and geography to mold a magnificent, sweeping, and beautifully written synthesis. With style and deep personal engagement he unraveled the complexity of Mexico and Guatemala's past with its multiple... (read more)

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Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle
Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle
by Daniel L. Everett
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Daniel Everett arrived among the Pirahã with his wife and three young children hoping to convert the tribe to Christianity. Everett quickly became obsessed with their language and its cultural and linguistic implications. The Pirahã have no... (read more)

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Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes--The Yanomamo and the Anthropologists
Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes--The Yanomamo and the Anthropologists
by Napoleon A. Chagnon
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Napoleon Chagnonand#8217;s andlt;I andgt;Noble Savagesandlt;/Iandgt; is the remarkable memoir of a life dedicated to scienceand#8212;and a revealing account of the clash between science and political activism.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;When Napoleon... (read more)

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Men and Masculinity #3: The Meanings of Macho: Being a Man in Mexico City
Men and Masculinity #3: The Meanings of Macho: Being a Man in Mexico City
by Matthew C Gutmann
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In this compelling study of machismo in Mexico City, Matthew Gutmann overturns many stereotypes of male culture in Mexico and offers a sensitive and often surprising look at how Mexican men see themselves, parent their children, relate to women, and talk... (read more)

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Kuna Crafts, Gender, and the Global Economy
Kuna Crafts, Gender, and the Global Economy
by Karin Tice
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Brightly colored and intricately designed, molas have become popular with buyers across the United States, Europe, and Japan, many of whom have never heard of the San Blas Kuna of Panama who make the fabric pictures that adorn the clothing, wall hangings,... (read more)

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Shadows in the Sun: Travels to Landscapes of Spirit and Desire
Shadows in the Sun: Travels to Landscapes of Spirit and Desire
by Wade Davis
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" One of the intense pleasures of travel is the opportunity to live among people who have not forgotten the old ways, who still feel their past in the wind, touch it in stones polished by rain, recognize its taste in the bitter leaves of plants... (read more)

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Consuming Grief: Compassionate Cannibalism in an Amazonian Society
Consuming Grief: Compassionate Cannibalism in an Amazonian Society
by Beth A Conklin
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Mourning the death of loved ones and recovering from their loss are universal human experiences, yet the grieving process is as different between cultures as it is among individuals. As late as the 1960s, the Wari' Indians of the western Amazonian... (read more)

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Remembering Victoria: A Tragic Nahuat Love Story
Remembering Victoria: A Tragic Nahuat Love Story
by James M Taggart
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An anthropological account of a Nahuat Mexican community that broke down into violence and fratricide following the destruction of its property by the Mexican army, told in the words of a Nahuat husband grieving for his murdered wife.... (read more)

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Indigenous Movements, Self-Representation, and the State in Latin America
Indigenous Movements, Self-Representation, and the State in Latin America
by Kay Warren
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Throughout Latin America, indigenous peoples are responding to state violence and pro-democracy social movements by asserting their rights to a greater measure of cultural autonomy and self-determination. This volume's rich case studies of movements in... (read more)

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Deconstructing Development Discourse in Peru, Revised Edition
Deconstructing Development Discourse in Peru, Revised Edition
by William W Stein
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The Vicos Project was a major effort to apply anthropology to community development in a rural community of Andean Peru in the 1950s. Deconstructing Development Discourse in Peru is a retrospective examination of the Vicos research and development... (read more)

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The War for the Heart and Soul of a Highland Maya Town
The War for the Heart and Soul of a Highland Maya Town
by Robert Carlsen
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After a decade of military occupation known as la violencia, the Tz'utujil-speaking Maya of Santiago Atitlan stood up to the Guatemalan Army in 1990 and forced it to leave their town. Yet that act of solidarity did not close the widening internal... (read more)

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Tristes Tropiques
Tristes Tropiques
by Claude Levi Strauss
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"A magical masterpiece."—Robert Ardrey. A chronicle of the author's search for a civilization "reduced to its most basic expression."... (read more)

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From Cuenca to Queens: An Anthropological Story of Transnational Migration
From Cuenca to Queens: An Anthropological Story of Transnational Migration
by Ann Miles
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Transnational migration is a controversial and much-discussed issue in both the popular media and the social sciences, but at its heart migration is about individual people making the difficult choice to leave their families and communities in hopes of... (read more)

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Savages
Savages
by Joe Kane
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Savages is a firsthand account, by turn hilarious, heartbreaking, and thrilling, of a small band of Amazonian warriors and their battle to preserve their way of life. Includes eight pages of photos. From the Trade Paperback edition.... (read more)

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Santeria: the Religion : Faith, Rites, Magic (2ND 94 Edition)
Santeria: the Religion : Faith, Rites, Magic (2ND 94 Edition)
by Migene Gonzalez-wippler
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Brought to Cuba as slaves, the Yoruba people of West Africa preserved their religion's heritage by disguising their gods as Catholic saints and worshipping them in secret. The resulting religion is known as Santeria, a blend of primitive magic and... (read more)

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Voices from the Global Margin: Confronting Poverty and Inventing New Lives in the Andes
Voices from the Global Margin: Confronting Poverty and Inventing New Lives in the Andes
by William P Mitchell
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Voices from the Global Margin looks behind the generalities of debates about globalization to explore the personal impact of global forces on the Peruvian poor. In this highly readable ethnography, William Mitchell draws on the narratives of people he... (read more)

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Tristes Tropiques
Tristes Tropiques
by Claude Levi-strauss
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A milestone in the study of culture from the father of structural anthropology. This watershed work records Claude Lévi-Strauss's search for "a human society reduced to its most basic expression." From the Amazon basin through the dense... (read more)

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