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A History of Daoism and the Yao People of South China

Eli Alberts
ISBN: 9781934043141

“The book is truly delightful…this is the first book that combines Chinese, Japanese and Western perspectives on the study of Yao identity and religion. The extremely creative interpretation, using a large amount of materials that hitherto have not attracted much attention, makes what might have been a boring topic fascinating and meaningful. This book is indeed an excellent example of the study of ethnic relations.” - Asian Anthropology Read More..

Human Evolution and Male Aggression:

Debunking the Myth of Man and Ape
Anne Innis Dagg and Lee E. Harding
ISBN: 9781604978216

"Should be widely read and incorporated into both high school and university curricula because the myths they challenge are so deeply embedded in mainstream society and are perpetuated and legitimated ... an eye-opening book that will definitely change many people's thoughts about men and violence." - Literary Review of Canada Read More..

Invisible Indians:

Native Americans in Pennsylvania
David J. Minderhout and Andrea T. Frantz
ISBN: 9781604975116

This book is a much-needed addition to the literature on Native American identity today which is a critical issue in contemporary Native American politics. The book also debunks the official state stance that no Native Americans exist in Pennsylvania. Read More..

Language and Gender in the Military:

Honorifics, Narrative, and Ideology in Air Force Talk
Edith A. Disler
ISBN: 9781604975383

In this landmark book, the author opens the door to considerations of power, gender dynamics, and language and ideology in a community that has not yet been studied using the techniques of discourse analysis. Read More..

The Neolithic of Southeast China:

Cultural Transformation and Regional Interaction on the Coast
Tianlong Jiao
ISBN: 9781934043165

The first book to provide an archaeological investigation on the patterns and processes involved in the cultural changes on the coast of Southeast China during the Neolithic period. Read More..

Police Beat:

The Emotional Power of Music in Police Work
Simone Dennis
ISBN: 9781934043578

"While there is plenty here to engage the interest of anthropologists, ethnomusicologists, phenomenologists and other scholars, anyone interested in police power, the power of music and the intersection of the two will find this work both powerful and thought provoking." Read More..

Public Memory of the Sand Creek Massacre

Lindsay Calhoun
ISBN: 9781604978193

While memorials that acknowledge tragedy have been examined by scholars, this is usually done after their completion--this book also examines the unfolding of the memorialization process prior to the completion of the memorial design. It explores how the US dominant cultural interests managed such a tragic and unflattering narrative while maintaining a cohesive national identity in the face of such action. It investigates the collective memory and memorialization, in terms of the experience and cultural identity of the Cheyenne and Arapaho people, as well analyzes and interprets how a memorial can contribute to long term peace and reconciliation interests. Read More..

Sacred Display:

Divine and Magical Female Figures of Eurasia
Miriam Robbins Dexter and Victor H. Mair
ISBN: 9781604976748

Winner of Sarasvati Award for the Best Nonfiction Book in Women and Mythology! "This book illustrates well the powerful synergies that are so often generated within world history scholarship by collaboration between specialists in different regions and different scholarly disciplines ... learned a lot from this book’s extensive catalogue." – Journal of World History Read More..

Social Networks of Older Adults:

A Comparative Study of Americans and Taiwanese
Philip Silverman, Laura Hecht, J. Daniel McMillin, and Shienpei Chang
ISBN: 9781934043905

Although social network analysis has become increasingly important, this is the first research project to compare a Western and an Asian culture using social network types. Read More..

Viking Women:

The Narrative Voice in Woven Tapestries
Lena Norrman
ISBN: 9781604975321

In this groundbreaking book, the author discusses women’s weaving and embroidering and how this craft is contextualized in narratives in circulation, which are passed on from one generation to the next through oral tradition. Read More..

 

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