Anthropology

Designs and Anthropologies

Frictions and Affinities
Edited by Keith M. MurphyEitan Y. Wilf

Subjects: Anthropology

Trumpism, Mexican America, and the Struggle for Latinx Citizenship

Edited by Phillip B. GonzalesRenato RosaldoMary Louise Pratt

Driven by the overwhelming political urgency of the moment, the contributors to this volume seek to frame Trumpism’s origins and political effects.

Subjects: Anthropology

Unburied Lives

The Historical Archaeology of Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Davis, Texas, 1869–1875
By Laurie A. Wilkie

In Unburied Lives Wilkie demonstrates how we can “listen” to stories found in things neglected, ignored, or disparaged—documents not consulted, architecture not studied, material traces preserved in the dirt.

Religious Transformation in Maya Guatemala

Cultural Collapse and Christian Pentecostal Revitalization
Edited by John P. Hawkins

Drawing on over fifty years of research and data collected by field-school students, Hawkins argues that two factors—cultural collapse and systematic social and economic exclusion—explain the recent religious transformation of Maya Guatemala and the style and emotional intensity through which that transformation is expressed.

Archaeologies of Violence and Privilege

Edited by Christopher N. MatthewsBradley D. Phillippi

In Archaeologies of Violence and Privilege, archaeologists Christopher N. Matthews and Bradley D. Phillippi bring together a collection of authors who document the ways in which past social formations rested on violent acts and reproduced violent social and cultural structures.

An Imperative to Cure

Principles and Practice of Q’eqchi’ Maya Medicine in Belize
By James B. Waldram

James B. Waldram’s groundbreaking study, An Imperative to Cure: Principles and Practice of Q’eqchi’ Maya Medicine in Belize, explores how our understanding of Indigenous therapeutics changes if we view them as forms of “medicine” instead of “healing.”

The Archaeology of Burning Man

The Rise and Fall of Black Rock City
By Carolyn L. White

For nearly a decade Carolyn L. White has employed archaeological methods to analyze the various aspects of life and community in and around Burning Man and Black Rock City.

Walling In and Walling Out

Why Are We Building New Barriers to Divide Us?
Edited by Laura McAtackneyRandall H. McGuire

The contributors to this volume illuminate the roles and uses of walls around the world—in contexts ranging from historic neighborhoods to contemporary national borders.

The Psychology of Women under Patriarchy

Edited by Holly F. MathewsAdriana M. Manago

These feminist scholars bridge preexisting divides between bio-psychological, sociological, and cultural perspectives to explain the ways that women’s desires, goals, and identities interact with culturally situated systems in order to develop more complex theories about the psychological underpinnings of patriarchy and to inform more socially progressive policies to improve the lives of women and men globally.

Breath and Smoke

Tobacco Use among the Maya
Edited by Jennifer A. Loughmiller-CardinalKeith Eppich

Breath and Smoke explores the uses of tobacco among the Maya of Central America, revealing tobacco as a key topic in pre-Columbian art, iconography, and hieroglyphics.

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