BOOKS RECEIVED: Albro, et al., eds., “Anthropologists in the SecurityScape: Ethics, Practice, and Professional Identity” (Left Coast Press, 2011)
As the military and intelligence communities re-tool for the 21st century, the long and contentious debate about the role of social scientists in national security environments is dividing the disciplines with renewed passion. Yet, research shows that most scholars have… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Anna S. Agbe-Davies, “Tobacco, Pipes, and Race in Colonial Virginia: Little Tubes of Mighty Power” (Left Coast Press, 2014)
Tobacco, Pipes, and Race in Colonial Virginia investigates the economic and social power that surrounded the production and use of tobacco pipes in colonial Virginia and the difficulty of correlating objects with cultural identities. A common artifact in colonial period… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: E. N. Anderson, “Caring for Place: Ecology, Ideology, and Emotion in Traditional Landscape Management” (Left Coast Press, 2014)
How can cultural forms motivate people to care about their environment? While important scientific data about ecosystems is mushrooming, E. N. Anderson argues in this powerful new book that putting effective conservation into practice depends primarily on social solidarity and… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Marilena Alivizatou, “Intangible Heritage and the Museum: New Perspectives on Cultural Preservation” (Left Coast Press, 2012)
In this comparative, international study Marilena Alivizatou investigates the relationship between museums and the new concept of “intangible heritage.” She charts the rise of intangible heritage within the global sphere of UN cultural policy and explores its implications both in… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Luz Calvo and Catriona Rueda Esquibel, “Decolonize Your Diet: Plant-Based Mexican-American Recipes for Health and Healing” (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2015)
More than just a cookbook, Decolonize Your Diet redefines what is meant by “traditional” Mexican food by reaching back through hundreds of years of history to reclaim heritage crops as a source of protection from modern diseases of development. Authors… Read More
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