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  • Ethnographyby Harry F. Wolcott

    AltaMira Press 2008; US$ 33.99

    Harry Wolcott discusses the fundamental nature of ethnographic studies, offering important suggestions on improving and deepening research practices for both novice and expert researchers. more...

  • Introduction to Cultural Ecologyby Mark Q. Sutton; E. N. Anderson

    AltaMira Press 2013; US$ 47.99

    Introduction to Cultural Ecology, Third Edition, familiarizes students with the foundations of the field and provides a framework for exploring what other cultures can teach us about human/environment relationships. more...

  • The War Machine and Global Healthby Merrill Singer; G. Derrick Hodge

    AltaMira Press 2010; US$ 84.99

    This book of essays by medical anthropologists and other health social scientists examines the full measure of the disastrous global health effects of war in the contemporary world. It provides a political economic framework for assessing the war machine. more...

  • Children during the Holocaustby Patricia Heberer

    AltaMira Press 2011; US$ 54.99

    Approximately 1.1 million Jewish children were murdered during the Holocaust. This book from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies tells the story of the Holocaust through the eyes, and the fates, of its youngest victims. Documents and complementary text examine the arc of persecutory policies directed... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Local Historyby Carol Kammen; Amy H. Wilson

    AltaMira Press 2012; US$ 124.99

    The Encyclopedia of Local History addresses nearly every aspect of local history, including everyday issues, theoretical approaches, and trends in the field. The second edition highlights local history practice in each U.S. state and Canadian province. more...

  • Dancing for Healthby Judith Lynne Hanna

    AltaMira Press 2006; US$ 38.99

    Dancing for Health explains the cognitive, emotional, and physical dimensions of dance in a spectrum of stress management approaches. Designed for anyone interested in health and healing, this book offers lessons learned from the experiences of people of different cultures and historical periods, as well as current knowledge, on how to resist, reduce,... more...

  • The Tribal Moment in American Politicsby Christine K. Gray

    AltaMira Press 2013; US$ 84.99

    This book makes the case that two moments of social and political action in pursuit of self-determination for Indian tribes?the call for self-determination by the colonists in 1776 and the related call by the indigenous peoples of the continent almost two centuries later?serve, in a special sense, as sister moments in the political development of... more...

  • The Picnicby Walter Levy

    AltaMira Press 2013; US$ 37.99

    This first culinary history of picnics reveals rustic outdoor dining in its more familiar and unusual forms, the history of the word itself, the cultural context of picnics and who arranged them, and, most important, the gastronomic appeal. Drawing on various media and literature, painting, music, and even sculpture, Walter Levy provides an engaging... more...

  • The Political Economy of Hazards and Disastersby Eric C. Jones; Arthur D. Murphy

    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...

  • 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...