BOOKS RECEIVED:  Roland Littlewood, ed., “On Knowing and Not Knowing in the Anthropology of Medicine” (Left Coast Press, 2007)
Social scientific studies of medicine typically assume that systems of medical knowledge are uniform and consistent. But while anthropologists have long rejected the notion that cultures are discrete, bounded, and rule-drive entities, medical anthropology has been slower to develop alternative… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Gubrium, Harper, and Otanez, eds., “Participatory Visual and Digital Research in Action” (Left Coast Press, 2015)
This collection of original articles, a companion to the authors’ Participatory Visual and Digital Methods, illustrates how innovative visual and digital research techniques are being used in various field projects in health care, environmental policy, urban planning, education and youth… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Martinon-Torres and Rehren, eds., “Archaeology, History and Science: Integrating Approaches to Ancient Materials” (Left Coast Press, 2009)
Using a combination of historical, archaeological, and scientific data is not an uncommon research practice. Rarely found, however, is a more overt critical consideration of how these sources of information relate to each other, or explicit attempts at developing successful… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Diane Barthel-Bouchier, “Cultural Heritage and the Challenge of Sustainability” (Left Coast Press, 2012)
For cultural and heritage institutions around the world, sustainability is the major challenge of the twenty-first century. In the first major work to analyze this critical issue, Barthel-Bouchier argues that programmatic commitments to sustainability arose both from direct environmental threats… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Bevan and Lake, eds., “Computational Approaches to Archaeological Spaces” (Left Coast Press, 2013)
This volume of original chapters written by experts in the field offers a snapshot of how historical built spaces, past cultural landscapes, and archaeological distributions are currently being explored through computational social science. It focuses on the continuing importance of… Read More
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