BOOKS RECEIVED: Anna Kallen, “Stones Standing: Archaeology, Colonialism, and Ecotourism in Northern Laos” (Left Coast Press, 2015)
This book is an inquiry into the relationships between archaeology, colonialism and ecotourism at the famous standing stones of Hintang, Laos. It investigates the conditions under which archaeological knowledge has been produced, appropriated, contested, commodified, and consumed by colonialism from… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Matsumoto, Bessho, and Tomii, eds., “Coexistence and Cultural Transmission in East Asia” (Left Coast Press, 2012)
This is the first volume to introduce the data, theory and methodology of contemporary archaeological work in Japan and other parts of East Asia archaeology in English to western audiences. It also introduces a new theoretical concept to archaeologists interested… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Sarah Milledge Nelson, “Shamans, Queens, and Figurines: The Development of Gender Archaeology” (Left Coast Press, 2014)
Sarah Nelson, recognized as one of the key figures in studying gender in the ancient world and women in archaeology, brings together much of the work she has done over three decades into a single volume. The book covers her… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Sigrid Schmalzer, “Red Revolution, Green Revolution: Scientific Farming in Socialist China” (University of Chicago Press, 2016)
In 1968, the director of USAID coined the term “green revolution” to celebrate the new technological solutions that promised to ease hunger around the world and forestall the spread of more “red,” or socialist, revolutions. Yet in China, where modernization… Read More
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