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Emerald City
Emerald City (May 2013)
The Birth and Evolution of an Indian Gemstone Industry
Lawrence A. Babb - Author

A fascinating study of the gemstone industry of Jaipur, with special emphasis on its ownership class.

Lawrence A. Babb’s Emerald City provides an intriguing portrait of the gemstone cutting industry of the North Indian city of Jaipur. It focuses on the ownership class consisting mainly of Jains and members of northern India’s traditional trading communities. Based on oral-historical investig...(Read More)
 
 
Tribal Worlds
Tribal Worlds (May 2013)
Critical Studies in American Indian Nation Building
Brian Hosmer - Editor
Larry Nesper - Editor

Explores how indigenous nationhood has emerged and been maintained in the face of aggressive efforts to assimilate Native peoples.

Tribal Worlds considers the emergence and general project of indigenous nationhood in several geographical and historical settings in Native North America. Ethnographers and historians address issues of belonging, peoplehood, sovereignty, conflict, economy, identity, and colo...(Read More)
 
 
Figuring Religions
Figuring Religions (March 2013)
Comparing Ideas, Images, and Activities
Shubha Pathak - Editor

Offers new ways of comparing features of the world’s religions.

Figuring Religions offers new ways of comparing prominent features of the world’s religions. Comparison has been at the heart of religious studies as a modern academic discipline, but comparison can be problematic. Scholars of religion have been faulted for ignoring or reinterpreting differences to create a universal paradigm. ...(Read More)
 
 
The Archaeology of Violence
The Archaeology of Violence (January 2013)
Interdisciplinary Approaches
Sarah Ralph - Editor

Interdisciplinary study of the role of violence in the Mediterranean and Europe.

The Archaeology of Violence is an interdisciplinary consideration of the role of violence in social-cultural and sociopolitical contexts. The volume draws on the work of archaeologists, anthropologists, classicists, and art historians, all of whom have an interest in understanding the role of violence in their respective sp...(Read More)
 
 
Fighting Colonialism with Hegemonic Culture
Fighting Colonialism with Hegemonic Culture (January 2013)
Native American Appropriation of Indian Stereotypes
Maureen Trudelle Schwarz - Author

Explores how American Indian businesses and organizations are taking on images that were designed to oppress them.

How and why do American Indians appropriate images of Indians for their own purposes? How do these representatives promote and sometimes challenge sovereignty for indigenous people locally and nationally? American Indians have recently taken on a new relationship with the hegemonic culture designed...(Read More)
 
 
Rethinking Autonomy
Rethinking Autonomy (January 2013)
A Critique of Principlism in Biomedical Ethics
John W. Traphagan - Author

Provides a critique of and alternative to the dominant paradigm used in biomedical ethics by exploring the Japanese concept of autonomy.

This groundbreaking book offers a critical examination of the concept of autonomy, one with major implications for biomedical ethics. Working from the perspectives of ethnography and medical anthropology, John W. Traphagan argues that the notion of autonomy as a foundational ...(Read More)
 
 
Tuscarora
Tuscarora (December 2012)
A History
Anthony F. C. Wallace - Author

The definitive history of the Tuscaroras and their return to western New York.

Tuscarora is the comprehensive history of the small Iroquois Indian reservation community just north of Niagara Falls in western New York. The Tuscaroras consider themselves to be a sovereign nation, independent of the United States and the State of New York. They have preserved a system of social organization and ideal pub...(Read More)
 
 
Papers of the Fortieth Algonquian Conference
Papers of the Fortieth Algonquian Conference (October 2012)
Actes du Congrès des Algonquinistes
Karl S. Hele - Editor
J. Randolph Valentine - Editor

Papers of the fortieth Algonquian Conference held at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities in October 2008.

For nearly half a century, the papers of the Algonquian Conference have served as the primary source of peer-reviewed scholarship addressing topics related to the languages and societies of Algonquian peoples. Contributions, which are peer-reviewed submissions presented at the annual conference, r...(Read More)
 
 
Amskapi Pikuni
Amskapi Pikuni (August 2012)
The Blackfeet People
Clark Wissler - Author
Alice Beck Kehoe - Author
Stewart E. Miller - with the collaboration of

A contemporary history of one of the best-known American Indian nations.

Written in collaboration with Blackfoot tribal historians and educators, Amskapi Pikuni portrays a strong native nation fighting for two centuries against domination by Anglo invaders. The Blackfeet endured bungling, corrupt, and drunken agents; racist schoolteachers; and a federal Indian Bureau that failed to disburse millions of d...(Read More)
 
 
Strong Hearts, Native Lands
Strong Hearts, Native Lands (June 2012)
The Cultural and Political Landscape of Anishinaabe Anti-Clearcutting Activism
Anna J. Willow - Author

Uplifting account of the struggle between the Grassy Narrows First Nation and the Canadian logging industry.

In December 2002 members of the Grassy Narrows First Nation blocked a logging road to impede the movement of timber industry trucks and equipment within their 2,500-square-mile traditional territory. The Grassy Narrows blockade went on to become the longest-standing protest of its type in Canadian history....(Read More)
 
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