BOOKS RECEIVED: Els de Graauw, “Making Immigrant Rights Real: Nonprofits and the Politics of Integration in San Francisco” (Cornell UP, 2016)
More than half of the 41 million foreign-born individuals in the United States today are noncitizens, half have difficulty with English, a quarter are undocumented, and many are poor. As a result, most immigrants have few opportunities to make their… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: McManamon,  Stout and Barnes, eds., “Managing Archaeological Resources: Global Context, National Programs, Local Actions” (Left Coast Press, 2010)
In a snapshot of 21st century archaeological resource management as a global enterprise, these 25 contributors show the range of activities, issues, and solutions undertaken by contemporary managers of heritage sites around the world. They show how the linkages between… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Linda M Whiteford and Cecilia Vindrola-Padros, “Community Participatory Involvement: A Sustainable Model for Global Public Health” (Left Coast Press, 2015)
The book provides researchers, students, and practitioners in public health, anthropology, and related fields with a brief introduction to a health-care model, Community Participatory Involvement (CPI), which for 20 years has proved successful in fighting global health problems. CPI differs… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Mary Odell Butler, “Evaluation: A Cultural Systems Approach” (Left Coast Press, 2015)
In an era of budgetary belt-tightening, policymakers must prove that their programs work or face drastic cuts in spending. This book, informed by the author’s many years of practice in program evaluation and expertise as an anthropologist, discusses in plain… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: George E. Hein, “Progressive Museum Practice: John Dewey and Democracy” (Left Coast Press, 2012)
Preeminent museum education theorist George E. Hein explores the work, philosophy, and impact of educational reformer John Dewey and his importance for museums. Hein traces current practice in museum education to Dewey’s early 20th-century ideas about education, democracy, and progress… Read More
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