2013. Edited by Susan McKinnon and Fenella Cannell
For more than 150 years, theories of social evolution, development, and modernity have been unanimous in their assumption that kinship organizes simpler, “traditional,” pre-state societies but not complex, “modern,” state societies. This volume challenges these notions.
2020. Edited by Laura McAtackney and Randall H. McGuire
The contributors to this volume illuminate the roles and uses of walls around the world—in contexts ranging from historic neighborhoods to contemporary national borders.
1992. Edited by R. Brian Ferguson and Neil L.Whitehead; With a New Preface by the Editors
Finding the book’s analysis tragically prophetic in identifying the key dynamics that have produced the kinds of conflicts recently witnessed globally — as in Bosnia, Kosovo, Rwanda, and Somalia — the editors consider the political origins and cultural meanings of ‘ethnic’ violence in our postcolonial world.
2010. David Kamper
This volume explores the political, economic, and cultural forces that structure and influence indigenous economic development, giving special attention to the perspectives and priorities of the indigenous working people who build tribal futures with their everyday labor.
1995. R. Brian Ferguson
These reputedly isolated people have been portrayed as fiercely engaging in constant warfare over women, status, and revenge. Ferguson argues persuasively that the Yanomami make war not because Western influence is absent, but because it is present.