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The Romance Of Democracy: Compliant Defiance In Contemporary Mexico - Matthew C. Gutmann

The Romance of Democracy gives a unique insider perspective on contemporary Mexico by examining the meaning of democracy in the lives of working-class residents in Mexico City today. A highly absorbing and vividly detailed ethnographic study of po......

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Home Bound: Filipino American Lives Across Cultures, Communities, And Countries - Yen Le Espiritu

Filipino Americans, who experience life in the United States as immigrants, colonized nationals, and racial minorities, have been little studied, though they are one of our largest immigrant groups. Based on her in-depth interviews with more than ......

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Westward Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Asia

The first authoritative volume on the totality of Buddhism in the West, Westward Dharma establishes a comparative and theoretical perspective for considering the amazing variety of Buddhist traditions, schools, centers, and teachers that have deve......

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On Holiday: A History Of Vacationing - Orvar Löfgren

Löfgren takes us on a tour of the Western holiday world and shows how two centuries of "learning to be a tourist" have shaped our own ways of vacationing. We see how fashions in destinations have changed through the years, with popular images (wri......

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Culture And The Senses: Bodily Ways Of Knowing In An African Community - Prof. Geurts, Kathryn

Adding her stimulating and finely framed ethnography to recent work in the anthropology of the senses, Kathryn Geurts investigates the cultural meaning system and resulting sensorium of Anlo-Ewe-speaking people in southeastern Ghana. Geurts discov......

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Gender And Morality In Anglo-american Culture, 1650-1800 - Ruth Heidi Bloch

Ruth Bloch's stellar essays on the origins of Anglo-American conceptions of gender and morality are brought together in this valuable book, which collects six of her most influential pieces in one place for the first time and includes two new essa......

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Standing Ground: Yurok Indian Spirituality, 1850-1990 - Thomas Buckley

This colorful, richly textured account of spiritual training and practice within an American Indian social network emphasizes narrative over analysis. Thomas Buckley's foregrounding of Yurok narratives creates one major level of dialogue in an inn......

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Mexico's Mandarins: Crafting A Power Elite For The Twenty-first Century - Roderic Camp

This groundbreaking study marks the culmination of over twenty years of research by one of this country's most prominent Mexico scholars. Roderic Ai Camp provides a detailed, comprehensive examination of Mexico's power elite-their political power,......

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A Different Shade Of Colonialism: Egypt, Great Britain, And The Mastery Of The Sudan - Eve Troutt Powell

This incisive study adds a new dimension to discussions of Egypt's nationalist response to the phenomenon of colonialism as well as to discussions of colonialism and nationalism in general. Eve M. Troutt Powell challenges many accepted tenets of t......

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Families Of The Forest: The Matsigenka Indians Of The Peruvian Amazon - Allen Johnson

The idea of a family level society, discussed and disputed by anthropologists for nearly half a century, assumes moving, breathing form in Families of the Forest. According to Allen Johnson's deft ethnography, the Matsigenka people of southeastern......

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Is Taiwan Chinese?: The Impact Of Culture, Power, And Migration On Changing Identities - Melissa J. Brown

The "one China" policy officially supported by the People's Republic of China, the United States, and other countries asserts that there is only one China and Taiwan is a part of it. The debate over whether the people of Taiwan are Chinese or inde......

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How The Other Half Works: Immigration And The Social Organization Of Labor - , Michael I. Lichter

How the Other Half Works solves the riddle of America's contemporary immigration puzzle: why an increasingly high-tech society has use for so many immigrants who lack the basic skills that today's economy seems to demand. In clear and engaging sty......

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Erotic Journeys: Mexican Immigrants And Their Sex Lives - Gloria González-lópez

Erotic Journeys is a fascinating, revealing, and respectful examination of the romantic relationships and sex lives of the fastest-growing minority group in the nation. In a series of in-depth interviews, Gloria González-López investigates the way......

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Blood Politics: Race, Culture, And Identity In The Cherokee Nation Of Oklahoma - Circe Dawn Sturm

Circe Sturm takes a bold and original approach to one of the most highly charged and important issues in the United States today: race and national identity. Focusing on the Oklahoma Cherokee, she examines how Cherokee identity is socially and pol......

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American Workers, Colonial Power: Philippine Seattle And The Transpacific West, 1919-1941 - Dorothy B. Fujita Rony

Historically, Filipina/o Americans have been one of the oldest and largest Asian American groups in the United States. In this pathbreaking work of historical scholarship, Dorothy B. Fujita-Rony traces the evolution of Seattle as a major site for ......

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