BOOKS RECEIVED: MacDonald and Rice, eds., “Consuming Ancient Egypt” (Left Coast Press, 2003)
Consuming Ancient Egypt examines the influence of Ancient Egypt on the everyday lives of contemporary people, of all ages, throughout the world. It looks at the Egypt tourist sees, Egypt in film and Egypt as the inspiration for opera. It… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Nicola Bulled, “Prescribing HIV Prevention: Bringing Culture into Global Health Communication” (Left Coast Press, 2014)
Critical health communication scholars point out that the acceptance of HIV risk prevention methods are bound inside inequitable structures of power and knowledge. Nicola Bulled’s in-depth ethnographic account of how these messages are selected, transmitted and reacted to by young… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Ucko and Champion, eds., The Wisdom of Egypt: Changing Visions Through the Ages” (Left Coast Press, 2003)”
The Wisdom of Egypt examines the sources of evidence about Ancient Egypt available to scholars, and the changing visions of Egypt and of Egypt’s role in human history that they produced. Its scope extends from the Classical world, through Europe… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jamie Hampson, “Rock Art and Regional Identity: A Comparative Perspective” (Left Coast Press, 2015)
Why did the ancient artists create paintings and engravings? What did the images mean? This careful study of rock art motifs in the Trans-Pecos area of Texas and a small area in South Africa demonstrates that there are archaeological and… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Charlotte L Joy, “The Politics of Heritage Management in Mali: From UNESCO to Djenne” (Left Coast Press, 2013)
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Djenne, in modern day Mali, is exalted as an enduring wonder of the ancient African world by archaeologists, anthropologists, state officials, architects and travel writers. In this revealing study, the author critically examines how… Read More
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