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  • Comparative Perspectives on Afro-Latin Americaby Kwame Dixon; John Burdick

    University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 74.95

    Comparative Perspectives on Afro-Latin America offers a new, dynamic discussion of the experience of blackness and cultural difference, black political mobilization, and state responses to Afro-Latin activism throughout Latin America. Its thematic organization and holistic approach set it apart as the most comprehensive and up-to-date survey of these... more...

  • Chanby Cynthia Robin

    University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 79.95

    The farming community of Chan thrived for over twenty centuries, surpassing the longevity of many larger Maya urban centers. Between 800 BC and 1200 AD it was a major food production center, and this collection of essays reveals the important role played by Maya farmers in the development of ancient Maya society. Chan offers a synthesis of compelling... more...

  • History Walks in New Jerseyby Lucy D. Rosenfeld; Marina Harrison

    Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 21.95

    New Jersey has a varied and fascinating history-from its earliest Native American settlements, through its central role in the Revolutionary War, to its strategic position in the major events of our country's past. In History Walks in New Jersey, Lucy D. Rosenfeld and Marina Harrison treat readers to a comprehensive statewide guidebook that includes... more...

  • Indians, Markets, and Rainforestsby Ricardo Godoy

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 39.99

    This book addresses two important and related questions: does participation in a market economy help or hurt indigenous peoples and how does it affect the conservation of tropical rainforest flora and fauna? Oddly, there have been few quantitative studies that have addressed these issues. Ricardo Godoy's research takes an important step toward rectifying... more...

  • The Soils of Mexicoby Pavel Krasilnikov; María del Carmen Gutiérrez Castorena; Robert J. Ahrens; Carlos Omar Cruz-Gaistardo; Sergey Sedov; Elizabeth Solleiro-Rebolledo

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    Mexico is an extensive country with an extremely complex mosaic of landscapes. The soils of Mexico have still not been completely studied, and there are few publications available on this subject. This book provides a state-of-the-art view on Mexican soils, their geographical distribution, their use and degradation. This is a first attempt... more...

  • The Road to Ruinsby Ian Graham

    University of New Mexico Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    Graham eloquently describes his well-lived life as a traveler, photographer, and Mayanist. more...

  • Journey to Xibalbaby Don Patterson

    University of New Mexico Press 2007; US$ 34.95

    This analogy of the journey through life, based on Mayan mythology, was written by a veteran archaeologist to advise his daughter on her professional future. more...

  • Amady Aly Dieng Memoires díun Etudiant Africain Volume 1by Amady Aly Dieng

    CODESRIA 2011; US$ 26.95

    The struggle for independence and the unity of African countries was at its peak during the period between 1945 and 1960. These testing times turned out to be the formative years of the young Amady Aly Dieng, and set the stage for an eventful life of commitment and challenges of all sorts for someone who ñ along with other young African students,... more...

  • Neoliberalism, Interruptedby Mark Goodale; Nancy Postero

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 27.95

    In the 1980s and 1990s, neoliberal forms of governance largely dominated Latin American political and social life. Neoliberalism, Interrupted examines the recent and diverse proliferation of responses to neoliberalism's hegemony. In so doing, this vanguard collection of case studies undermines the conventional dichotomies used to understand transformation... more...

  • Ancient Maya Political Dynamicsby Antonia E. Foias

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 79.95

    Foias argues that there is no single Maya political history, but multiple histories, no single Maya state, but multiple polities that need to be understood at the level of the lived experience of individuals. She explores the ways in which the dynamics of political power shaped the lives and landscape of the Maya and how this information can be used... more...