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The New Death: Mortality and Death Care in the Twenty-First Century

2022. Edited by Shannon Lee Dawdy and Tamara Kneese

This book brings together scholars who are intrigued by today’s rapidly changing death practices and attitudes. What are the beliefs, values, and ontologies entwined with these emergent death practices? Are we witnessing a shifting relationship between the living and the dead?

“A new phase in the old struggle”: Trumpism and the Fight for Latinx Citizenship

“A new phase in the old struggle”: Trumpism and the Fight for Latinx Citizenship

Mexican American people have long been made to question their belonging to the American social fabric and polity, argue Phillip Gonzales, Renato Rosaldo, and Mary Louise Pratt. Citizenship, both political and cultural, provides one lens on this question of belonging, and our latest Advanced Seminar volume discusses the relationship between Latinx experience and citizenship in the United States from a variety of specific perspectives.

SAR Press Top Reads: Place, Environment, and Change

SAR Press Top Reads: Place, Environment, and Change

As we think about our relationships with environment, landscape, and place in the context of drought and urbanization, we must also think about change. The books in this list describe how environmental change affects people with deep roots in New Mexico, Guatemala, Mongolia, and elsewhere around the world.

Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of Senses of Place

Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of Senses of Place

To celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Senses of Place, SAR Press will host Steven Feld, Amahl Bishara, and Kristina Lyons for a virtual conversation about the book’s impact, as well as more recent developments in the field. This event launches a series of discussions focused on place this summer at SAR. Panelists will discuss earthen architecture at several New World archaeological sites in the US Midwest and coastal Peru, Pueblo architecture at sites across the US Southwest, and more.

Looking Forward, Looking Back

Looking Forward, Looking Back

With the nation’s social and political turmoil as well as an ongoing pandemic, 2020 revealed how now more than ever the perspectives of social science scholars and Native American artists matter. In today’s post, we reflect on the last year and invite you to join us for online programs in the new year.

SAR Press Top Reads: Politics and Power

SAR Press Top Reads: Politics and Power

Although almost any aspect of life can be understood as political in some way, SAR Press has chosen five books on traditionally political subjects—sovereignty, democracy, language revitalization, elections, and walls—for our latest top reads.

Industrializing Animal Life and Death: A Conversation with Alex Blanchette

Industrializing Animal Life and Death: A Conversation with Alex Blanchette

Alex Blanchette was SAR’s 2012–2013 Weatherhead resident scholar, co-organizer of the 2016 Advanced Seminar “How Nature Works,” and co-editor of How Nature Works: Rethinking Labor on a Troubled Planet, published by SAR Press in 2019. SAR recently spoke with him about his new book and the effects of COVID-19 on the meatpacking industry.

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