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The Summer Of Her Baldness: A Cancer Improvisation - Catherine Lord

"No eyebrows. No eyelashes. When it rains the water will run straight down into my eyes," Catherine Lord wrote before her hair fell out during chemotherapy. Propelled into an involuntary performance piece occasioned by the diagnosis of breast canc......

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On The Plaza: The Politics Of Public Space And Culture - Setha M. Low

Friendly gossip, political rallies, outdoor concerts, drugs, shoeshines, and sex-for-sale-almost every aspect of Latin American life has its place and time in the public plaza. In this wide-ranging, multi-disciplinary study, Setha M. Low explores ......

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Trees Of Paradise And Pillars Of The World: The Serial Stelae Cycle Of "18-rabbit-god K," King Of Copan - Elizabeth A. Newsome

Assemblies of rectangular stone pillars, or stelae, fill the plazas and courts of ancient Maya cities throughout the lowlands of southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and western Honduras. Mute testimony to state rituals that linked the king's power......

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Once Upon A Time In Texas: A Liberal In The Lone Star State - David Richards

Once upon a time in Texas...there were liberal activists of various stripes who sought to make the state more tolerant and more tolerable. David Richards was one of them. In this fast-paced, often humorous memoir, he remembers the players, the str......

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From Viracocha To The Virgin Of Copacabana: Representation Of The Sacred At Lake Titicaca - Verónica Salles-reese

Surrounded by the peaks of the Andean cordillera, the deep blue waters of Lake Titicaca have long provided refreshment and nourishment to the people who live along its shores. From prehistoric times, the Andean peoples have held Titicaca to be a s......

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The Huarochiri Manuscript: A Testament Of Ancient And Colonial Andean Religion

One of the great repositories of a people's world view and religious beliefs, the HuarochirÝ Manuscript may bear comparison with such civilization-defining works as Gilgamesh, the Popul Vuh, and the Sagas. This translation by Frank Salomon and Geo......

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Perennial Gardens For Texas - Julie Ryan

A perennial garden is an ever-changing source of delight. Each season brings new colors and textures in flowers and foliage. As the years go by, perennial plantings mature and interweave into forms more beautiful and surprising than a season's gro......

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The Birth Of The Penitentiary In Latin America: Essays On Criminology, Prison Reform, And Social Control, 1830-1940

Opening a new area in Latin American studies, The Birth of the Penitentiary in Latin America showcases the most recent historical outlooks on prison reform and criminology in the Latin American context. The essays in this collection shed new light......

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The Evolution Of A State, Or, Recollections Of Old Texas Days - Noah Smithwick

"I was but a boy in my nineteenth year, and in for adventure when I started out from Hopkinsville, Kentucky, with all my worldly possessions, consisting of a few dollars in money, a change of clothes, and a gun, of course, to seek my fortune in th......

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The Devil And The Land Of The Holy Cross: Witchcraft, Slavery, And Popular Religion In Colonial Brazil - Laura De Mello E Souza

Originally published in Brazil as O Diabo e a Terra de Santa Cruz, this translation from the Portuguese analyzes the nature of popular religion and the ways it was transferred to the New World in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Using rich......

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Cinema, Colonialism, Postcolonialism: Perspectives From The French And Francophone Worlds

In this first major study of French colonial and postcolonial cinema, Dina Sherzer compiles essays by some of the foremost scholars on the subject who interrogate and analyze the realities behind the images of the nation's past and present. Throug......

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Portraits Of The Ptolemies: Greek Kings As Egyptian Pharaohs - Paul Edmund Stanwick

As archaeologists recover the lost treasures of Alexandria, the modern world is marveling at the latter-day glory of ancient Egypt and the Greeks who ruled it from the ascension of Ptolemy I in 306 B.C. to the death of Cleopatra the Great in 30 B.......

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A Trade Like Any Other: Female Singers And Dancers In Egypt - Karin Van Nieuwkerk

In Egypt, singing and dancing are considered essential on happy occasions. Professional entertainers often perform at weddings and other celebrations, and a host family's prestige rises with the number, expense, and fame of the entertainers they h......

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Indigenous Movements, Self-representation, And The State In Latin America

Throughout Latin America, indigenous peoples are responding to state violence and pro-democracy social movements by asserting their rights to a greater measure of cultural autonomy and self-determination. This volume's rich case studies of movemen......

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Images From The Underworld: Naj Tunich And The Tradition Of Maya Cave Painting - Andrea J. Stone

In 1979, a Kekchi Maya Indian accidentally discovered the entrance to Naj Tunich, a deep cave in the Maya Mountains of El Peten, Guatemala. One of the world's few deep caves that contain rock art, Naj Tunich features figural images and hieroglyphi......

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