The Global Shaping of Experience in an Age of Psychopharmacology
Edited by Janis H. Jenkins
$34.95 Paperback 978-1-934691-38-0 March 2011
This book addresses a critical contemporary issue—the worldwide proliferation of pharmaceutical use. The contributors explore questions such as: How are culturally constituted selves transformed by regular ingestion of pharmaceutical drugs? Does “being human” increasingly come to mean not only oriented to drugs but also created and regulated by them? From the standpoint of cultural phenomenology, does this reshape human “being”?
Soils, Agriculture, and Sociopolitical Complexity in Ancient Hawai'i
Edited by Patrick Vinton Kirch
$29.95 Paperback 978-1-934691-26-7 February 2011
Roots of Conflict presents the efforts of a team of social and natural scientists to understand the complex, systemic linkages between land, climate, crops, human populations, and their cultural structures.
Exploitation and Opportunity in the American Southwest
Edited by Sherry L. SmithBrian Frehner
$34.95 Paperback 978-1-934691-15-1 November 2010
The authors consider the complex relationship between development and Indian communities in the Southwest in order to reveal how an understanding of patterns in the past can guide policies and decisions in the future.
By most estimates, as much as 90 percent of the archaeology done in the United States today is carried out in the field of cultural resource management. The contributors hope that this book will serve as an impetus in American archaeology for dialogue and debate on how to make CRM projects and programs yield both better archaeology and better public policy.
Transitions in Decision Making from Small-Scale to Middle-Range Societies
Edited by Kevin J. VaughnJelmer W. EerkensJohn Kantner
$34.95 Paperback 978-1-934691-13-7 March 2010
This book brings together the perspectives of cultural anthropologists and archaeologists to explore why and how leadership emerges and variously becomes institutionalized among disparate human societies.
Edited by Barbara Rylko-BauerLinda WhitefordPaul Farmer
$29.95 Paperback 978-1-934691-14-4 October 2009
Over 24 million people have died in these conflicts, and millions more suffered illness and injury. In this volume, leading scholars and practitioners examine the impact of structural, military, and communal violence on health, psychosocial well-being, and health care delivery. By investigating the fields of violence that define our modern world, the authors are able to provide alternative global health paradigms that can be used to develop more effective policies and programs.
The Crisis of Forced Displacement and Resettlement
Edited by Anthony Oliver-Smith
$34.95 Paperback 978-1-934691-08-3 May 2009
Resettlement has been so poorly planned, financed, implemented, and administered that these projects end up being “development disasters.” Because there can be no return to land submerged under a dam-created lake or to a neighborhood buried under a stadium or throughway, the solutions devised to meet the needs of people displaced by development must be durable. The contributors to this volume analyze the failures of existing resettlement policies and propose just such durable solutions.
While previous scholars of democracy have proposed one definitive model after another, the authors in this work suggest that democracy is by nature an open ended set of questions about the workings of power—questions best engaged through the dialogical processes of fieldwork and ethnographic writing.