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  • Engaging Classrooms and Communities through Artby Beth Krensky; Seana Lowe Steffen

    AltaMira Press 2008; US$ 28.99

    The book combines case studies with diverse groups across the country that are using different media - including mural arts, dance, and video - with an informed introduction to the theory and history of community-based art. It is a perfect handbook for those looking to transform their communities through art. more...

  • Anthropologists in Armsby Jr. George R. Lucas

    AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 23.99

    Anthropologists in Arms traces the troubled history of social scientists' collaboration with national military, security, and intelligence organizations and analyzes the moral and ethical debates provoked by the rise of 'military anthropology'?particularly the practice of embedding anthropologists with combat troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. more...

  • Pathways Through Crisisby Carl A. Maida

    AltaMira Press 2008; US$ 79.99

    In Pathways through Crisis, Carl Maida describes how communities tend (and need) to develop 'grass roots' solutions in responding to critical social problems. more...

  • Collecting Culturesby Sally K. May

    AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 64.99

    Collecting Cultures investigates colonial museum collecting practices in indigenous communities based upon the case of the 1948 American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land. more...

  • Visions of Cultureby Jerry D. Moore

    AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 49.99

    Visions of Culture: An Annotated Reader is an anthology of articles coordinated for use with Visions of Culture: An Introduction to Anthropological Theories and Theorists. Each selection is prefaced with a brief introduction about the anthropologist and the text. Each primary text is followed by a section titled ?Queries and Connections,?... more...

  • Visions of Cultureby Jerry D. Moore

    AltaMira Press 2012; US$ 41.99

    This classic textbook, now in its fourth edition, offers anthropology students a succinct, clear, and balanced introduction to twenty-five major theorists and theoretical developments in the field. more...

  • The Gift of a Brideby Serena Nanda

    AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 26.99

    This ethnographically based murder mystery, set in an Indian immigrant community in New York City, uses the main principles of cultural anthropology and ethnographic method to explore a wide range of cultural conflicts. Central themes of gender inequality, violence against women, and immigrant adaptation to American life are revealed through authentically... more...

  • Chiefdoms and Other Archaeological Delusionsby Timothy R. Pauketat

    AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 28.99

    This book sweeps away the last vestiges of social-evolutionary explanations of 'chiefdoms' by rethinking the history of Pre-Columbian Southeast peoples and comparing them to ancient peoples in the Southwest, Mexico, Mesoamerica, and Mesopotamia. more...

  • California Maritime Archaeologyby Raab; Cassidy

    AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 69.99

    San Clemente Island serves as a microcosm of California maritime archaeology from prehistoric through historic times. The authors use findings from nearly two decades of research on the island to present a cultural history that defies many previous assumptions about the coastal prehistory of the Pacific Northwest. more...

  • Ancestors and Elitesby Gordon F. M. Rakita

    AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 48.99

    Ancestors and Elites examines the relationship between emergent social complexity and changing ritual practices at the prehispanic site of PaquimZ, Chihuahua, Mexico. more...