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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, represe...(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)
 
 
Encounters with Witchcraft
Encounters with Witchcraft (January 2012)
Field Notes from Africa
Norman N. Miller - Author

A renowned authority on East Africa examines the effects of witchcraft beliefs on African culture, politics, and family life.

Encounters with Witchcraft is a personal story of a young man’s fascination with African witchcraft discovered first in a trek across East Africa and the Congo. The story unfolds over four decades during the author’s long residence in and many trips to Kenya, Tanzania ...(Read More)
 
 
Martial Arts as Embodied Knowledge
Martial Arts as Embodied Knowledge (December 2011)
Asian Traditions in a Transnational World
D. S. Farrer - Editor
John Whalen-Bridge - Editor

A wide-ranging scholarly consideration of the martial arts.

This landmark work provides a wide-ranging scholarly consideration of the traditional Asian martial arts. Most of the contributors to the volume are practitioners of the martial arts, and all are keenly aware that these traditions now exist in a transnational context. The book’s cutting-edge research includes ethnography and approaches from film, li...(Read More)
 
 
The Beach Beneath the Streets
The Beach Beneath the Streets (June 2011)
Contesting New York City's Public Spaces
Benjamin Shepard - Author
Gregory Smithsimon - Author

Examines New York City as a paradigmatic example of the tensions between privatization and public uses of space in the contemporary United States.

Focusing on the liberating promise of public space, The Beach Beneath the Streets examines the activist struggles of communities in New York City—queer youth of color, gardeners, cyclists, and anti-gentrification activists—as they transform st...(Read More)
 
 
Reading Kant's Geography
Reading Kant's Geography (June 2011)
Stuart Elden - Editor
Eduardo Mendieta - Editor

Perspectives on Kant’s teachings on geography and how they relate his understanding of the world.

For almost forty years, German enlightenment philosopher Immanuel Kant gave lectures on geography, more than almost any other subject. Kant believed that geography and anthropology together provided knowledge of the world, an empirical ground for his thought. Above all, he thought that knowledge of the world was in...(Read More)
 
 
Dreaming in the Classroom
Dreaming in the Classroom (May 2011)
Practices, Methods, and Resources in Dream Education
Philip King - Author
Kelly Bulkeley - Author
Bernard Welt - Author

The essential guide on how to teach about dreaming.

Dreaming in the Classroom provides teachers from virtually all fields with a uniquely informative guidebook for introducing their students to the universal human phenomenon of dreaming. Although dreaming may not be held in high esteem in mainstream Western society, students at all education levels consistently enjoy learning about dreams and rank cl...(Read More)
 
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