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- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 26.93
While the rise and abolition of slavery and ongoing race relations are central themes of the history of the United States, the African diaspora actually had a far greater impact on Latin and Central America. More than ten times as many Africans came to Spanish and Portuguese America as the United States. In this, the first history of the African diaspora... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 22.00
In this sweeping tour of New Jerseys burial sites from the seventeenth century through the dawn of the twenty-first, readers will discover how headstones are much more than place markers for the deceased. From the earliest memorials that were once used by Native Americans, to some of the elaborate structures of the present day, historians Richard... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 40.95
Winner of the 2010 James M. Blaut Award in recognition of innovative scholarship in cultural and political ecology (Honors of the CAPE specialty group (Cultural and Political Ecology)) Decolonizing Development investigates the ways colonialism shaped the modern world by analyzing the relationship between colonialism and development as forms of... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 30.00
This new series teaches students about the most important geographic concepts and shows them how people are affected by and respond to economic, social, and political forces--at both the global and local scales. The authors are educators who have been trained to teach geography at the high school or college levels. This series meets national geography... more...
- Lexington Books 2009; US$ 84.99
This the first book that analyzes the impact of the EZLN on urban immigrant social movements in the United States. It provides a rare in-depth case study of a politics of 'globalization from below' that has been rare in social movement literature. more...
- AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 74.99
This book offers a new perspective on the ancient Maya that emphasizes the importance of dwelling as a social practice. Using excavations of ancient Chunchucmil as a case study, it investigates how Maya personhood was structured and transformed in and beyond the domestic sphere and examines the role of the past in the production of contemporary Maya... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00
Gives a summary of the history of the Maya Empire, placing it within the context of its time period and geographical location. This book explores the evolution of Maya civilization from its origin through the classic period to the Spanish conquest. It includes Maya achievements in mathematics, astronomy, political organization, and the arts. more...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 26.95
Like the original Harvest of Violence , published in 1988, this volume reveals how the contemporary Mayas contend with crime, political violence, internal community power struggles, and the broader impact of transnational economic and political policies in Guatemala. However, this work, informed by long-term ethnographic fieldwork in Mayan communities... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 22.50
How can we effectively interpret and present one culture to another without stereotypes or over-simplifications? What is the best way to present an authoritative version of a national heritage without also endangering ancient sites or being insensitive to the local customs, beliefs, and religious practices of the indigenous peoples? ... more...