Covering a forty-year period, this comparative and longitudinal study traces the medicalization of birth in Guatemala and its effects on women’s lives and their economic and social status. #midwives #Guatemala

Covering a forty-year period, this comparative and longitudinal study traces the medicalization of birth in Guatemala and its effects on women’s lives and their economic and social status. #midwives #Guatemala

Drawing on a wealth of evidence that ranges from Pre-Columbian texts to ethnographic accounts of contemporary rituals, a leading scholar traces the extensive continuity of pre-Hispanic elements in Maya ceremonies of world renewal. #Maya #Mayan #ethnography

Drawing on a wealth of evidence that ranges from Pre-Columbian texts to ethnographic accounts of contemporary rituals, a leading scholar traces the extensive continuity of pre-Hispanic elements in Maya ceremonies of world renewal. #Maya #Mayan #ethnography

The first study of how Mapuche shamans make #history, this book challenges perceptions of shamans as being outside of history and examines how shamans themselves understand notions of civilization, savagery, and historical processes. #Chile #Patagonia

The first study of how Mapuche shamans make #history, this book challenges perceptions of shamans as being outside of history and examines how shamans themselves understand notions of civilization, savagery, and historical processes. #Chile #Patagonia

With implications for the human role in global environmental change, this timely study explores how pre-Columbian Amerindians and contemporary rural Amazonians have affected their environment and how that environment sometimes resists human manipulation. #Amazon #environment #Anthropocene

With implications for the human role in global environmental change, this timely study explores how pre-Columbian Amerindians and contemporary rural Amazonians have affected their environment and how that environment sometimes resists human manipulation. #Amazon #environment #Anthropocene

Driven by a powerful narrative of his own first year of fieldwork, an experienced anthropologist provides real-world lessons on how to adapt anthropological theory and method to the field. #anthropology #ethnography #fieldwork

Driven by a powerful narrative of his own first year of fieldwork, an experienced anthropologist provides real-world lessons on how to adapt anthropological theory and method to the field. #anthropology #ethnography #fieldwork

Drawing on over a decade of interviews and research, this fascinating book examines a group of self-described antiracist, revolutionary Cuban youth who used hip hop to launch a social movement that spurred international debate and cleared the path for social change and decolonization. #hiphop #Cuba

Drawing on over a decade of interviews and research, this fascinating book examines a group of self-described antiracist, revolutionary Cuban youth who used hip hop to launch a social movement that spurred international debate and cleared the path for social change and decolonization. #hiphop #Cuba

Drawing on more than one hundred interviews and observations within ten core families, this study of intimate relationships as sites of racial socialization reveals a new facet of race-based differential treatment and its origins—and the mechanisms that perpetuate these strata across generations. #Brazil #race #colorism

Drawing on more than one hundred interviews and observations within ten core families, this study of intimate relationships as sites of racial socialization reveals a new facet of race-based differential treatment and its origins—and the mechanisms that perpetuate these strata across generations. #Brazil #race #colorism

The first humanistic portrait of life among the Saraguros of southern Ecuador is woven with a meditative self-reflection on the author’s role as anthropologist and the role of cross-cultural understanding itself in the Andean Highlands and beyond.

The first humanistic portrait of life among the Saraguros of southern Ecuador is woven with a meditative self-reflection on the author’s role as anthropologist and the role of cross-cultural understanding itself in the Andean Highlands and beyond.

Queer Beirut paves the way for a timely anthropological conversation about gender and queer identities in both Middle Eastern studies and urban studies. #LGBT #Beirut

Queer Beirut paves the way for a timely anthropological conversation about gender and queer identities in both Middle Eastern studies and urban studies. #LGBT #Beirut

"In the American Arctic the Inuit and others literally stitched their tattoos through the skin using eyed-bone needles and pigment-rubbed sinew!"  Aaron Deter-Wolf talks ancient tattoo traditions: http://thinkprogress.org/culture/2014/03/17/3410711/native-american-tattoos/

"In the American Arctic the Inuit and others literally stitched their tattoos through the skin using eyed-bone needles and pigment-rubbed sinew!" Aaron Deter-Wolf talks ancient tattoo traditions: http://thinkprogress.org/culture/2014/03/17/3410711/native-american-tattoos/

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