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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)
 
 
Mortality in Traditional Chinese Thought
Mortality in Traditional Chinese Thought (May 2011)
Amy Olberding - Editor
Philip J. Ivanhoe - Editor

A wide-ranging exploration of traditional Chinese views of mortality.
Mortality in Traditional Chinese Thought is the definitive exploration of a complex and fascinating but little-understood subject. Arguably, death as a concept has not been nearly as central a preoccupation in Chinese culture as it has been in the West. However, even in a society that seems to understand death as a part of life, responses to mortality ...(Read More)
 
 
Potent Mana
Potent Mana (March 2011)
Lessons in Power and Healing
Wende Elizabeth Marshall - Author

Brilliant study of the effects of colonialism on the physical, mental, and spiritual health of Native Hawaiians, and their efforts to decolonize through healing and remembering.

Brilliantly elucidating and weaving together the forces of indigenous sovereignty, colonialism, and personal health, Potent Mana offers a uniquely holistic and intimate portrait of the long-term effects of colonialism on an in...(Read More)
 
 
Eventful Archaeologies
Eventful Archaeologies (September 2010)
New Approaches to Social Transformation in the Archaeological Record
Douglas J. Bolender - Editor

The potential of events for interpreting changes in the archaeological record.

What is the role of historical events when evaluating the long-term significance of the archaeological record? Given that the event is a key mechanism for structural change, are historical transformations always eventful? And what is the relationship between specific events and other temporalities of change?

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The Magdalenian Household
The Magdalenian Household (September 2010)
Unraveling Domesticity
Ezra B.W. Zubrow - Editor
Françoise Audouze - Editor
James G. Enloe - Editor

A comprehensive investigation of household life during the Upper Paleolithic era.

What was home and family like in Paleolithic Europe? How did mobile hunter-gatherer families live, work, and play together in the fourteenth millennium BP? What were the functional and spatial constraints and markers of their domesticity—the processes that create and sustain a household?

Despite the lon...(Read More)
 
 
Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline, Second Edition
Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline, Second Edition (September 2010)
Factory Women in Malaysia
Aihwa Ong - Author
Carla Freeman - Introduction

New edition of the classic ethnographic study of Malay women factory workers.

In the two decades since its original publication, Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline has become a classic in the fields of anthropology, labor, gender and globalization studies. Based on intensive fieldwork, the book captures a moment of profound transformation for rural Muslim women even as their labor helped laun...(Read More)
 
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