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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


Conclusion: Mythologies

Donald Bahr, Juan Smith, William Smith Allison, and Julian Hayden

in The Short, Swift Time of Gods on Earth: The Hohokam Chronicles

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520084674
eISBN:
9780520914568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520084674.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter defines mythologies as a collection of texts, organized by one person, stating the origins of the things of this earth. Its defense is simple. In the first place, the Pima–Papago ... More


The End of Monarchy

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0024
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter sheds light on the doctrine of the four elements of life. A man named Empedocles who lived in the fifth century brought an idea that no single element, water, apeiron, or air, can be the ... More


Harmony, Not War

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0094
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) seemed reassuring to the Western nations. Among the accusations of those who despair of modern medicine, one finds dehumanization, antihumanism, detachment from the ... More


Life's Origin: The Beginnings of Biological Evolution

J.William Schopf (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233904
eISBN:
9780520928701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233904.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Always a controversial and compelling topic, the origin of life on Earth was considered taboo as an area of inquiry for science as recently as the 1950s. Since then, however, scientists working in ... More


Time and a Continent

Wade C. Sherbrooke

in Introduction to Horned Lizards of North America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228252
eISBN:
9780520926752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228252.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Horned lizards belong to the Iguanidae, which consists of 50 genera with more than 500 species. The iguanids are divided into eight different families, with horned lizards belonging to the ... More


Divided Spirits: "Tequila, Mezcal, and the Politics of Production"

Sarah Bowen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520281042
eISBN:
9780520962583
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281042.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book tells the stories of tequila and mezcal, two of Mexico’s most iconic products, to investigate the politics of protecting local products in a global market. As people have yearned to connect ... More


Tales of the Ex-Apes: How We Think about Human Evolution

Jonathan Marks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520285811
eISBN:
9780520961197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285811.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This book is about the irreducibility of human evolution to purely biological properties and processes, for human evolution has incorporated the emergence of social relations and cultural histories ... More


In the Beginning: The Navajo Genesis

Jerrold Levy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211285
eISBN:
9780520920576
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211285.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book's analysis of Navajo creation and origin myths shows what other interpretations often overlook: that the Navajo religion is as complete and nuanced an attempt to answer humanity's big ... More


Gentlemen and Amazons: The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory, 1861-1900

Cynthia Eller

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248595
eISBN:
9780520948556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248595.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book traces the nineteenth-century genesis and development of an important contemporary myth about human origins: that of an original prehistoric matriarchy. It explores the intellectual history ... More


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