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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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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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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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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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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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Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas
Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas
by Natasha Dow Schull
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"A stunning portrayal of technology and the inner life. Searing, sobering, compelling: this is important, first-rate, accessible scholarship that should galvanize public conversation."--Sherry Turkle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, author of... (read more)

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After the Revolution: Youth, Democracy, and the Politics of Disappointment in Serbia
After the Revolution: Youth, Democracy, and the Politics of Disappointment in Serbia
by Jessica Greenberg
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What happens to student activism once mass protests have disappeared from view, and youth no longer embody the political frustrations and hopes of a nation? After the Revolution chronicles the lives of student activists as they confront the possibilities... (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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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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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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The Ayahuasca Sessions: Conversations with Amazonian Curanderos and Western Shamans
The Ayahuasca Sessions: Conversations with Amazonian Curanderos and Western Shamans
by Rak Razam
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RAK RAZAM is a new wave entheogenic researcher and the cofounder of Undergrowth.org, Australia's leading online counterculture arts and literature magazine, and the Icaros Foundation. An author, freelance journalist, and editor, he specializes in... (read more)

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Language and Muslim Immigrant Childhoods: The Politics of Belonging (Wiley Blackwell Studies in Discourse and Culture)
Language and Muslim Immigrant Childhoods: The Politics of Belonging (Wiley Blackwell Studies in Discourse and Culture)
by Inmaculada Ma Garcia-sanchez
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Documenting the everyday lives of Moroccan immigrant children in Spain, this in-depth study considers how its subjects navigate the social and political landscapes of family, neighborhood peer groups, and the institutions of their adopted country. Garcia-... (read more)

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The Ground Between: Anthropologists Engage Philosophy
The Ground Between: Anthropologists Engage Philosophy
by Veena (edt) Das
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The guiding inspiration of this book is the attraction and distance that mark the relation between anthropology and philosophy. This theme is explored through encounters between individual anthropologists and particular regions of philosophy. Several of... (read more)

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The Genealogical Science: The Search for Jewish Origins and the Politics of Epistemology (Chicago Studies in Practices of Meaning)
The Genealogical Science: The Search for Jewish Origins and the Politics of Epistemology (Chicago Studies in Practices of Meaning)
by Nadia Abu El-haj
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The Genealogical Science analyzes the scientific work and social implications of the flourishing field of genetic history. A biological discipline that relies on genetic data in order to reconstruct the geographic origins of contemporary... (read more)

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Unwrapping Ancient Egypt: The Shroud, the Secret and the Sacred
Unwrapping Ancient Egypt: The Shroud, the Secret and the Sacred
by Christina Riggs
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In ancient Egypt, wrapping sacred objects, including mummified bodies, in layers of cloth was a ritual that lay at the core of Egyptian society. Yet in the modern world, attention has focused instead on unwrapping all the careful arrangements of linen... (read more)

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