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Aztec, Salmon, and the Puebloan Heartland of the Middle San Juan

2018. Edited by Paul F. Reed and Gary M. Brown

Often overshadowed by the Ancestral Pueblo centers at Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde, the Middle San Juan is one of the most dynamic territories in the pre-Hispanic Southwest, interacting with Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde as well as the surrounding regions.

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Crumpled Paper Boat

2017. Edited by Anand Pandian and Stuart McLean

Crumpled Paper Boat engages writing as a creative process of encounter, a way of making and unmaking worlds, and a material practice no less participatory and dynamic than fieldwork itself.

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Exchanging Words

2018. Christopher Ball

Showing ritual as a contributing factor to relationships of development and the politics of indigeneity, Exchanging Words asks how discourse, ritual, and exchange come together to mediate social relations close to home and on a global scale.

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Fat Planet

2017. Edited by Eileen P. Anderson-Fye and Alexandra Brewis

Fat Planet represents a collaborative effort to consider at a global scale what fat stigma is and what it does to people.

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Governing Gifts

2019. Edited by Erica Caple James

The contributors trace the connections among piety, philanthropy, policy, and policing and seek to understand how faith and organized religious charity can be mobilized to govern populations and their practices.

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How Nature Works

2019. Edited by Sarah Besky and Alex Blanchette

The authors of this volume push ethnographic inquiry beyond the anthropocentric documentation of human work on nature in order to develop a language for thinking about how all labor is a collective ecological act.

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Negotiating Structural Vulnerability in Cancer Control

2019. Edited by Julie Armin, Nancy J. Burke, and Laura Eichelberger

The contributors in this volume explore what it means to be structurally vulnerable; how structural vulnerabilities intersect with cancer risk, diagnosis, care seeking, caregiving, clinical-trial participation, and survivorship; and how differing local, national, and global political contexts and histories inform vulnerability.

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Puebloan Societies

2018. Edited by Peter M. Whitely

The contributors draw upon the insights of archaeology, ethnology, and linguistic anthropology to examine social history and practice, including kinship groups, ritual sodalities, architectural forms, economic exchange, environmental adaptation, and political order, as well as their patterns of transmission over time and space.

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The Promise of Infrastructure

2018. Edited by Nikhil Anand, Akhil Gupta, and Hannah Appel

While infrastructures promise modernity and development, their breakdowns and absences reveal the underbelly of progress, liberal equality, and economic growth. This tension, between aspiration and failure, makes infrastructure a productive location for social theory.

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The Psychology of Women under Patriarchy

2019. Edited by Holly F. Mathews and Adriana M. Manago

The contributors to this volume draw upon field research and in-depth qualitative data from different parts of the world to explore the reasons for women’s varied psychological responses to patriarchy.

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Seduced and Betrayed

2017. Edited by Milford Bateman and Kate Maclean, foreword by James K. Galbraith

The contributors to this multidisciplinary volume consider the origins, evolution, and outcomes of microfinance from a variety of perspectives and contend that it has been an unsuccessful approach to development.

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