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  • LIVING UNDER THE SHADOWby John Grattan; Robin Torrence

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 36.95

    Popularist treatments of ancient disasters like volcanic eruptions have grossly overstated their capacity for death, destruction, and societal collapse. Contributors to this volume—from anthropology, archaeology, environmental studies, geology, and biology—show that human societies have been incredibly resilient and, in the long run, have... more...

  • No Shame in My Gameby Katherine S. Newman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    "Powerful and poignant.... Newman's message is clear and timely." -- The Philadelphia Inquirer In No Shame in My Game , Harvard anthropologist Katherine Newman gives voice to a population for whom work, family, and self-esteem are top priorities despite all the factors that make earning a living next to impossible--minimum wage, lack of child care... more...

  • Mobility and Migration in Indigenous Amazoniaby Miguel N. Alexiades

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 34.95

    Contrary to ingrained academic and public assumptions, wherein indigenous lowland South American societies are viewed as the product of historical emplacement and spatial stasis, there is widespread evidence to suggest that migration and displacement have been the norm, and not the exception. This original and thought-provoking collection of case... more...

  • The Americas That Might Have Beenby Julian Granberry

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    Imagines the development of the Western Hemisphere without European contact and colonization. This work answers the hypothetical question: What would the Americas be like today?politically, economically, culturally?if Columbus and the Europeans had never found them, and how would American peoples interact with the world's other societies? It... more...