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- AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 32.99
Man's Most Dangerous Myth was first published in 1942, when Nazism flourished, when African Americans sat at the back of the bus, and when race was considered the determinant of people's character and intelligence. It presented a revolutionary theory for its time; breaking the link between genetics and culture, it argued that race is largely a social... more...
- AltaMira Press 2010; US$ 74.99
From 1952 to 1962, anthropologists funded by Cornell University sought to apply anthropological knowledge to improving life in Vicos, a village of about 1,800 people in the Peruvian Andes. This collection evaluates the methods and results of the famous, and even infamous, Vicos Project. more...
- AltaMira Press 2010; US$ 49.99
Featuring readings on four prominent theoretical perspectives on American Indian education - cultural discontinuity theory, structural inequality theory, interactionalist theory, and transculturation theory - this book provides a comparison of each theoretical perspective's basic premise, fundamental assumptions regarding American Indian education,... more...
- AltaMira Press 2010; US$ 26.99
Southwestern archaeology represents the intersection of countless peoples, interests, ideas, and events. Much as archaeologists working in the Southwest have shaped the lives and histories of Native Americans, so too have Native peoples and traditions shaped archaeological practice. Grappling straightforwardly with tangled political and cultural relationships,... more...
- AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 31.99
Hardesty and Little provide the most up-to-date guide for assessing the historical significance of archaeological sites that may be eligible to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In this second edition, all laws, regulations, and references have been entirely updated. New material on landfills, Japanese internment camps, landscapes,... 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...
- AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 89.99
This all-in-one book provides information, strategies, and tips on museum education in the areas of volunteer management, docent training, tour development, teacher training, web technology, exhibits, working with families, programs and events, evaluation, collaboration with other institutions, and funding. more...
- AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 84.99
This volume explores the ways in which economies deal with severe crises: how vulnerability is economically constructed, how production and trade practices adapt to new situations, and how political economic objectives play out in recovery efforts. more...
- AltaMira Press 2008; US$ 23.99
In this book, experts in the field explore the 'new' city museum, examining the role of the city museum in urban development, the problems posed in dealing with contemporary history, and the impact of intangible heritage on the work of city museums. more...