BOOKS RECEIVED: Martijn Oosterbaan, “Transmitting the Spirit: Religious Conversion, Media, and Urban Violence in Brazil” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Pentecostalism is one of the most rapidly expanding religious-cultural forms in the world. Its rise in popularity is often attributed to its successfully incorporating native cosmologies in new religious frameworks. This volume probes for… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Girolamo Benzoni, “The History of the New World” (Penn State UP, 2017)
The History of the New World is an abridged, unique English translation of sixteenth-century Italian merchant Girolamo Benzonis popular account of his adventures in the Americas and the Spanish colonies. First published in Venice in 1565, Benzonis book was an… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Staller, Tykot, and Benz, eds., “Histories of Maize in Mesoamerica: Multidisciplinary Approaches”  (Left Coast Press, 2010)
This volume reprints 20 chapters from the editors comprehensive Histories of Maize (2006) that are relevant to Mesoamerican specialists and students. New findings and interpretations from the past three years have been included. Histories of Maize is the most comprehensive… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jay Sokolovsky, “Indigenous Mexico Engages the 21st Century: A Multimedia-enabled Text” (Left Coast Press, 2015)
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BOOKS RECEIVED:  Courtney Marie Dowdall and Ryan J Klotz, “Pesticides and Global Health: Understanding Agrochemical Dependence and Investing in Sustainable Solutions” (Left Coast Press, 2013)
This concise, accessible introduction to understanding agricultural chemicals and public health combines a broad synthesis on a global scale with rich ethnographic narratives on a human scale. Drawing on epidemiology, policy analysis, and social science research on the global commodity… Read More
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