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Interviews with Franz Boas and Colleagues, 1937
"The most interesting human beings, so far as talk is concerned, are anthropologists, farmers, prostitutes, psychiatrists, and the occasional bartender". So wrote Joseph Mitchell, the legendary New Yorker journalist and chronicler of the full spectru...
"That the People Might Live"
Loss and Renewal in Native American Elegy
The word "elegy" comes from the Ancient Greek elogos, meaning a mournful poem or song, in particular, a song of grief in response to loss. Because mourning and memorialization are so deeply embedded in the human condition, all human societies have de...
Native Americans in the Movies
ISBN: PB: 9781861892799,
12x17 cm, 75 illus.
The indispensable sage, fierce enemy, silent sidekick: the role of Native Americans in film has been largely confined to identities defined by the "white" perspective. Many studies have analysed these simplistic stereotypes of Native American culture...
1912 Yale Peruvian Scientific Expedition Collections from Machu Picchu
Human and Animal Remains
ISBN: PB: 9780913516218,
Yale University Press
17.2x24.5 cm, 12 charts, 60 black&white illus.
This second book in the Yale University Publications in Anthropology series dedicated to the Machu Picchu collections recovered early in the twentieth century from Machu Picchu by Hiram Bingham and the Yale Peruvian Scientific Expeditions analyzes th...
2001 and Counting
Kubrick, Nietzsche, and Anthropology
Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" is widely recognized as a cult classic. Despite mixed critical reception, the dark and difficult movie mesmerized audiences at the time of its initial screening in 1968 and went on to become one the highest g...
Assembling the Contemporary
In this culmination of his search for anthropological concepts and practices appropriate to the twenty-first century, Paul Rabinow contends that to make sense of the contemporary anthropologists must invent new forms of inquiry. He begins with an ext...
Actors, Pilgrims, Kings and Gods
The Ramlila of Ramnagar
ISBN: PB: 9781905422203,
ISBN: HB: 9781905422197,
15.8x23.4 cm, 62 halftones
The Ramlila at Ramnagar, Varanasi is a unique theatrical and religious event, an annual, month-long enactment of the Ramayana story. The performance covers a whole town and involves an entire community. Men, women and children follow the course of th...
African Migrations to Europe and the Pursuit of Social Regeneration
The influx of African migrants into Europe in recent years has raised important issues about changing labor economies, new technologies of border control, and the effects of armed conflict. But attention to such broad questions often obscures a funda...
Essays on Crisis, Emergence, and Possibility
ISBN: PB: 9780226402383,
ISBN: HB: 9780226402246,
University of Chicago Press
15.2x22.8 cm, 2 halftones, 1 table
Civil wars, corporate exploitation, AIDS, and Ebola – but also democracy, burgeoning cities, and unprecedented communication and mobility: the future of Africa has never been more uncertain. Indeed, that future is one of the most complex issues in co...
The Return of the Dead in the Middle Ages
Simultaneously real and unreal, the dead are people, yet they are not. The society of medieval Europe developed a rich set of imaginative traditions about death and the afterlife, using the dead as a point of entry for thinking about the self, regene...