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  • Ethnography in Actionby Jean J. Schensul; Margaret D. LeCompte

    AltaMira Press 2016; US$ 36.99

    In this capstone title to the Ethnographer?s Toolkit series, Jean J. Schensul and Margaret D. LeCompte explore how ethnographic research intersects with and enhances numerous areas of applied and practice-oriented social science. more...

  • 9/11 in American Cultureby Yvonna S. Lincoln; Norman K. Denzin

    AltaMira Press 2003; US$ 35.99

    In response to the events following September 11, a number of leading cultural studies and interpretive qualitative researchers write from their own experiences and hearts. From the poetic to the personal, the theoretical to the historical, their essays_by noted scholars Kellner, Fine, McLaren, Richardson, Denzin, Giroux, and others_are collected in... more...

  • Adult Museum Programsby Bonnie Sachatello-Sawyer; Robert A. Fellenz; Hanly Burton; Laura Gittings-Carlson; Janet Lewis-Mahony; Walter Woolbaugh

    AltaMira Press 2002; US$ 36.99

    Enlivened with many examples and the words of program planners, instructors, and participants, this book can show you a whole new world for your museum programs, and help you design programs that will allow your adult learners to enter that exciting and potentially life-changing world. more...

  • African Connectionsby Peter Mitchell

    AltaMira Press 2005; US$ 42.99

    From the exodus of early modern humans to the growth of African diasporas, Africa has had a long and complex relationship with the outside world. More than a passive vessel manipulated by external empires, the African experience has been a complex mix of internal geographic, environmental, sociopolitical and economic factors, and regular interaction... more...

  • African Herdersby Andrew B. Smith

    AltaMira Press 2005; US$ 42.99

    Utilizing almost 40 years' work, Andrew Smith presents a detailed portrait of modern herdsmen and their historical antecedents. Following the assumption that Africa has never been isolated from the rest of the world, Smith illuminates key topics ranging from material culture and rituals, to future prospects for pastoralists. more...

  • After Captain Cookby Rodney Harrison; Christine Williamson

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 40.99

    The original papers collected in this pioneering volume address the historical archaeology of Aboriginal Australia and its application in researching the shared history of Aboriginal and settler Australians. The authors draw on case studies from across the continent to show how archaeology can illuminate the continuum of responses by indigenous Australians... more...

  • Aging Bodiesby Christopher A. Faircloth

    AltaMira Press 2003; US$ 35.99

    Western thought traditionally divides the human being into a body-mind dualism; the first examines the physical body and the second focuses upon psychological and social aspects of aging. Christopher A. Faircloth's edited volume of original pieces attempts to bridge this rift: reinserting the physical back into gerontology's study of aging. Faircloth... more...

  • Aldous Huxley Recollectedby David K. Dunaway

    AltaMira Press 2000; US$ 34.99

    Dunway brings us a well crafted account of the prolific Huxley's American years using interviews with Huxley's family and frieds, his FBI files, and little-known scripts of 'Jane Eyre' and 'Pride and Prejudice.' more...

  • Ambiguous Imagesby Kelley Hays-Gilpin

    AltaMira Press 2003; US$ 36.99

    A significant contribution to the relatively unexplored field of gender in rock art, this volume contains information for those interested in past gender systems. Hays-Gilpin argues that art is both a product of its physical and social environment and a tool of influence in shaping behavior and ideas within a society. Rock art is often one of the strongest... more...

  • American Artifacts of Personal Adornment, 1680-1820by Carolyn L. White

    AltaMira Press 2005; US$ 54.99

    The first comprehensive guide to identifying and interpreting items such as buttons, clasps, buckles, combs, and other items of personal adornment in early American museum collections and archaeological sites. more...