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My Two Italies
My Two Italies
by Joseph Luzzi
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A charming, informative personal history that blends the anecdotal, historical, and downright unusual The child of Italian immigrants and an award-winning scholar of Italian literature, in My Two Italies Joseph Luzzi straddles these two perspectives to... (read more)

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Historically Black: Imagining Community in a Black Historic District
Historically Black: Imagining Community in a Black Historic District
by Mieka Brand Polanco
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In Historically Black, Mieka Brand Polanco examines the concept of community in the United States: how communities are experienced and understood, the complex relationship between human beings and their social and physical landscapes—and how... (read more)

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Mapping Shangrila: Contested Landscapes in the Sino-Tibetan Borderlands (Studies on Ethnic Groups in China)
Mapping Shangrila: Contested Landscapes in the Sino-Tibetan Borderlands (Studies on Ethnic Groups in China)
by Emily T. (edt) Yeh
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In 2001 the Chinese government announced that the precise location of Shangrila--a place that previously had existed only in fiction--had been identified in Zhongdian County, Yunnan. Since then, Sino-Tibetan borderlands in Yunnan, Sichuan, Gansu, Qinghai,... (read more)

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A Prehistory of Western North America: The Impact of Uto-Aztecan Languages
A Prehistory of Western North America: The Impact of Uto-Aztecan Languages
by David Leedom Shaul
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This book offers a new approach to the use of linguistic data to reconstruct prehistory. The author shows how a well-studied language family--in this case Uto-Aztecan--can be used as an instrument for reconstructing prehistory.... (read more)

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Shells on a Desert Shore: Mollusks in the Seri World (Southwest Center)
Shells on a Desert Shore: Mollusks in the Seri World (Southwest Center)
by Cathy Moser Marlett
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In Mexicos western Sonoran Desert along the Gulf of California is a place made extraordinary by the desert solitude, the dynamic sea, and the people who live there—the Seris. Central to the lives of these people are the sea and its shores... (read more)

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Island: How Islands Transform the World
Island: How Islands Transform the World
by J. Edward Chamberlin
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Islands are everywhere—in the oceans of the world, in the seas and sounds, and on lakes and rivers inland—and they have been at the heart of our desires, and our fears, forever. *Island* tells the groundbreaking story of humans and islands... (read more)

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Clarity, Cut, and Culture: The Many Meanings of Diamonds
Clarity, Cut, and Culture: The Many Meanings of Diamonds
by Susan Falls
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Images of diamonds appear everywhere in American culture. And everyone who has a diamond has a story to tell about it. Our stories about diamonds not only reveal what we do with these tiny stones, but also suggest how we create value, meaning, and... (read more)

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Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India's Partition
Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India's Partition
by Devika Chawla
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The Indian Independence Act of 1947 granted India freedom from British rule, signaling the formal end of the British Raj in the subcontinent. This freedom, though, came at a price: partition, the division of the country into India and Pakistan, and the... (read more)

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Childhood Deployed: Remaking Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone
Childhood Deployed: Remaking Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone
by Susan Shepler
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Childhood Deployed examines the reintegration of former child soldiers in Sierra Leone. Based on eighteen months of participant-observer ethnographic fieldwork and ten years of follow-up research, the book argues that there is a fundamental... (read more)

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Ayahuasca Shamanism in the Amazon and Beyond (Oxford Ritual Studies)
Ayahuasca Shamanism in the Amazon and Beyond (Oxford Ritual Studies)
by Beatriz Caiuby Labate
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Beatriz Caiuby Labate and Clancy Cavnar offer an in-depth exploration of how Amerindian epistemology and ontology concerning indigenous shamanic rituals of the Amazon have spread to Western societies, and of how indigenous, mestizo, and cosmopolitan... (read more)

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Curious Behavior: Yawning, Laughing, Hiccupping, and Beyond
Curious Behavior: Yawning, Laughing, Hiccupping, and Beyond
by Robert R. Provine
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Robert R. Provine is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. University of Maryland Baltimore... (read more)

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Humanitarian Performance: From Disaster Tragedies to Spectacles of War (Enactments)
Humanitarian Performance: From Disaster Tragedies to Spectacles of War (Enactments)
by James Thompson
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As the world is challenged by a state of constant conflict and by disasters natural and manmade, support communities endeavor through humanitarianism to overcome human suffering and help to build more peaceful and safe futures. Humanitarian Performance... (read more)

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Performing Afro-Cuba: Image, Voice, Spectacle in the Making of Race and History
Performing Afro-Cuba: Image, Voice, Spectacle in the Making of Race and History
by Kristina Wirtz
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Visitors to Cuba will notice that Afro-Cuban figures and references are everywhere: in popular music and folklore shows, paintings and dolls of Santería saints in airport shops, and even restaurants with plantation themes. In Performing Afro... (read more)

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Insignia of Rank in the Nahua World: From the Fifteenth to the Seventeenth Century
Insignia of Rank in the Nahua World: From the Fifteenth to the Seventeenth Century
by Justyna Olko
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This significant work reconstructs the repertory of insignia of rank and the contexts and symbolic meanings of their use, along with their original terminology, among the Nahuatl-speaking communities of Mesoamerica from the fifteenth through the... (read more)

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The Political Biography of an Earthquake: Aftermath and Amnesia in Gujarat, India
The Political Biography of an Earthquake: Aftermath and Amnesia in Gujarat, India
by Edward Simpson
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For those so-minded, the aftermath of an earthquake presents opportunities to intervene. Thus, in Gujarat, following the disaster of 2001, leaders were deposed, proletariats created, religious fundamentalism incubated, the state restructured, and... (read more)

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Working with Rock Art: Recording, Presenting and Understanding Rock Art Using Indigenous Knowledge
Working with Rock Art: Recording, Presenting and Understanding Rock Art Using Indigenous Knowledge
by Benjamin W. (edt) Smith
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This volume contains cutting-edge contributions that consider new approaches to the documentation of rock art, its interpretation using indigenous knowledge, and the presentation of rock art. The first edited book to consider each of these areas in a... (read more)

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Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India's Partition
Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India's Partition
by Devika Chawla
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The Indian Independence Act of 1947 granted India freedom from British rule, signaling the formal end of the British Raj in the subcontinent. This freedom, though, came at a price: partition, the division of the country into India and Pakistan, and the... (read more)

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Clash!: How to Thrive in a Multicultural World
Clash!: How to Thrive in a Multicultural World
by Hazel Rose Markus
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“If you fear that cultural, political, and class differences are tearing America apart, read this important book.” —Jonathan Haidt, Ph.D., author of The Righteous Mind   Who will rule in the twenty-first century: allegedly more... (read more)

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A Long Way Home
A Long Way Home
by Saroo Brierley
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Back at Nava Jeevan, Asra and I were each shown a bewitching little red photograph album that the people offering to become our new families had made. Inside were pictures of them, their houses and other aspects of their lives—I looked through... (read more)

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Ayahuasca Shamanism in the Amazon and Beyond (Oxford Ritual Studies)
Ayahuasca Shamanism in the Amazon and Beyond (Oxford Ritual Studies)
by Beatriz Caiuby Labate
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Beatriz Caiuby Labate and Clancy Cavnar offer an in-depth exploration of how Amerindian epistemology and ontology concerning indigenous shamanic rituals of the Amazon have spread to Western societies, and of how indigenous, mestizo, and cosmopolitan... (read more)

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