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Abandoned in the HeartlandWork, Family, and Living in East St. Louis

Abandoned in the Heartland: Work, Family, and Living in East St. Louis

Jennifer Hamer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520269316
eISBN:
9780520950177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269316.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Urban poverty, along with all of its poignant manifestations, is moving from city centers to working-class and industrial suburbs in contemporary America, and nowhere is this more evident than in ... More

Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

Leland Donald

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520206168
eISBN:
9780520918115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520206168.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This investigation of slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America contributes to our understanding of the aboriginal cultures of this area, and shows that Northwest Coast servitude, relatively ... More

The Archaeology of Liberty in an American CapitalExcavations in Annapolis

The Archaeology of Liberty in an American Capital: Excavations in Annapolis

Mark Leone

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244504
eISBN:
9780520931893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244504.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

What do archaeological excavations in Annapolis, Maryland, reveal about daily life in the city's history? Considering artifacts such as ceramics, spirit bundles, printer's type, and landscapes, this ... More

Atomic FragmentsA Daughter's Questions

Atomic Fragments: A Daughter's Questions

Mary Palevsky

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520220553
eISBN:
9780520923652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220553.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

More than most of us, this book's author needed to come to terms with the moral complexities of the atomic bomb: Her parents worked on its development during World War II and were profoundly changed ... More

Beyond the BorderlandsMigration and Belonging in the United States and Mexico

Beyond the Borderlands: Migration and Belonging in the United States and Mexico

Debra Lattanzi Shutika

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520269583
eISBN:
9780520950238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269583.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Over the last three decades, migration from Mexico to the United States has moved beyond the borderlands to diverse communities across the country, with the most striking transformations in American ... More

The Chumash World at European ContactPower, Trade, and Feasting Among Complex Hunter-Gatherers

The Chumash World at European Contact: Power, Trade, and Feasting Among Complex Hunter-Gatherers

Lynn Gamble

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254411
eISBN:
9780520942684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254411.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

When Spanish explorers and missionaries came onto Southern California's shores in 1769, they encountered the large towns and villages of the Chumash, a people who at that time were among the most ... More

Cinderella DreamsThe Allure of the Lavish Wedding

Cinderella Dreams: The Allure of the Lavish Wedding

Cele Otnes and Elizabeth Pleck

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520236615
eISBN:
9780520937505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236615.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The white wedding does more than mark a life passage. It marries two of the most sacred tenets of American culture: romantic love and excessive consumption. For anyone who has ever wondered about the ... More

Clarity, Cut, and CultureThe Many Meanings of Diamonds

Clarity, Cut, and Culture: The Many Meanings of Diamonds

Susan Falls

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479810666
eISBN:
9781479877430
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479810666.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Images of diamonds appear everywhere in American culture. And everyone who has a diamond has a story to tell about it. Our stories about diamonds not only reveal what we do with these tiny stones, ... More

Dangerous or Endangered?Race and the Politics of Youth in Urban America

Dangerous or Endangered?: Race and the Politics of Youth in Urban America

Jennifer Tilton

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814783115
eISBN:
9780814784273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783115.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

How do you tell the difference between a “good kid” and a “potential thug”? This book considers the ways in which children are increasingly viewed as dangerous and yet, simultaneously, as endangered ... More

Downed By Friendly FireBlack Girls, White Girls, and Suburban Schooling

Downed By Friendly Fire: Black Girls, White Girls, and Suburban Schooling

Signithia Fordham

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816689668
eISBN:
9781452955216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689668.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Downed by Friendly Fire examines the ubiquity of violence and the need to rehabilitate its prevailing physical classification, especially as it relates to gender. The book seeks to change the meaning ... More

Emergence and Collapse of Early VillagesModels of Central Mesa Verde Archaeology

Emergence and Collapse of Early Villages: Models of Central Mesa Verde Archaeology

Timothy Kohler and Mark Varien (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520270145
eISBN:
9780520951990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270145.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Ancestral Pueblo farmersexpanded into the deep, productive, well-watered soils of the central Mesa Verde region of southwestern Colorado around AD 600, and within two centuries built some of the ... More

Empirical FuturesAnthropologists and Historians Engage the Work of Sidney W. Mintz

Empirical Futures: Anthropologists and Historians Engage the Work of Sidney W. Mintz

George Baca, Aisha Khan, and Stephan Palmie (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833452
eISBN:
9781469604558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895344_baca
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Since the 1950s, anthropologist Sidney W. Mintz has been at the forefront of efforts to integrate the disciplines of anthropology and history. Author of Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in ... More

The Ethics of Sightseeing

The Ethics of Sightseeing

Dean MacCannell

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257825
eISBN:
9780520948655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257825.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Is travel inherently beneficial to human character? Does it automatically educate and enlighten while also promoting tolerance, peace, and understanding? This book identifies and overcomes common ... More

Fair Trade and Social JusticeGlobal Ethnographies

Fair Trade and Social Justice: Global Ethnographies

Sarah Lyon and Mark Moberg (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796207
eISBN:
9780814765005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796207.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

By 2008, total fair trade purchases in the developed world reached nearly $3 billion, a five-fold increase in four years. Consumers pay a “fair price” for fair trade items, which are meant to ... More

Frontiers of Historical ImaginationNarrating the European Conquest of Native America, 1890-1990

Frontiers of Historical Imagination: Narrating the European Conquest of Native America, 1890-1990

Kerwin Lee Klein

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520204638
eISBN:
9780520924185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520204638.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The American frontier, a potent symbol since Europeans first stepped ashore on North America, serves as the touchstone for this book's analysis of the narrating of history. The book explores the ... More

Gender TrialsEmotional Lives in Contemporary Law Firms

Gender Trials: Emotional Lives in Contemporary Law Firms

Jennifer Pierce

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520201071
eISBN:
9780520916401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520201071.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This ethnography examines the gendered nature of today's large corporate law firms. Although increasing numbers of women have become lawyers in the past decade, this book discovers that the double ... More

Giving Up BabySafe Haven Laws, Motherhood, and Reproductive Justice

Giving Up Baby: Safe Haven Laws, Motherhood, and Reproductive Justice

Laury Oaks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479897926
eISBN:
9781479883073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479897926.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

“Baby safe haven” laws, which allow a parent to relinquish a newborn baby legally and anonymously at a specified institutional location—such as a hospital or fire station—were established in every ... More

The Guantánamo EffectExposing the Consequences of U.S. Detention and Interrogation Practices

The Guantánamo Effect: Exposing the Consequences of U.S. Detention and Interrogation Practices

Laurel Fletcher and Eric Stover

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520261761
eISBN:
9780520945227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261761.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This book, based on a two-year study of former prisoners of the U.S. government's detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, reveals in graphic detail the cumulative effect of the Bush ... More

Hanging Out in the Virtual PubMasculinities and Relationships Online

Hanging Out in the Virtual Pub: Masculinities and Relationships Online

Lori Kendall

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230361
eISBN:
9780520935983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230361.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This book explores the brave new world of social relations as they have evolved on the Internet. It examines how men and women negotiate their gender roles on an online forum the book calls BlueSky. ... More

HarlemworldDoing Race and Class in Contemporary Black America

Harlemworld: Doing Race and Class in Contemporary Black America

John L. Jackson Jr.

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226389981
eISBN:
9780226390000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390000.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Harlem is one of the most famous neighborhoods in the world—a historic symbol of both black cultural achievement and of the rigid boundaries separating the rich from the poor. But as this book shows ... More

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