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Interpretations of Culture in the New Millennium


Acquiring Editor: Marika Christofides
Series Editor: Norman E. Whitten, Jr.

Ethnography is fundamental to cultural anthropology, and social/cultural anthropology courses are normally the most heavily enrolled classes within any anthropology program. There is not, however, an abundance of original texts available and appropriate for student use. This series is dedicated to reasonably short, readable ethnographic texts. The editors seek authors with extensive knowledge and ethnographic experience in particular cultural areas. Each book focuses on the way of life of contemporary people, is theoretically informed, and based upon extensive field research.

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link to catalog page, Cultural Heritage in Mali in the Neoliberal Era Author: Rosa De Jorio
Pub Date: August 2016

The uses and misuses of heritage in Mali's neoliberal and democratic experiment   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Street Is My Pulpit

The Street Is My Pulpit

Hip Hop and Christianity in Kenya

Author: Mwenda Ntarangwi
Pub Date: May 2016

The bass meets the beatified in Kenya's dynamic youth culture   learn more...

link to catalog page, Victims and Warriors

Victims and Warriors

Violence, History, and Memory in Amazonia

Author: Casey High
Pub Date: April 2015

Ancient ways and modern life among the Waorani of Ecuador   learn more...

link to catalog page, Street Life under a Roof

Street Life under a Roof

Youth Homelessness in South Africa

Author: Emily Margaretten
Pub Date: October 2015

Yearning for domesticity on the margins of South African society   learn more...

link to catalog page, Cape Verde, Let's Go

Cape Verde, Let's Go

Creole Rappers and Citizenship in Portugal

Author: Derek Pardue
Pub Date: December 2015

How Cape Verdean rappers complicate ideas of Europeanness in contemporary Portugal   learn more...

link to catalog page, Embodied Protests

Embodied Protests

Emotions and Women's Health in Bolivia

Author: Maria Tapias
Pub Date: June 2015

How drastic economic reform ravaged women's quality of life   learn more...

link to catalog page, Reinventing Chinese Tradition

Reinventing Chinese Tradition

The Cultural Politics of Late Socialism

Author: Ka-ming Wu
Pub Date: November 2015

An eye-opening study of an evolving culture and society within contemporary China   learn more...

link to catalog page, Maya Market Women

Maya Market Women

Power and Tradition in San Juan Chamelco, Guatemala

Author: S. Ashley Kistler
Pub Date: May 2014

A study of resilient Q'eqchi'-Maya vendors using capitalism to preserve their traditional cultural identities   learn more...

link to catalog page, Kings for Three Days

Kings for Three Days

The Play of Race and Gender in an Afro-Ecuadorian Festival

Author: Jean Muteba Rahier
Pub Date: May 2013

A vibrant study of symbol and social significance in one of Ecuador's black populations   learn more...

link to catalog page, Becoming Mapuche

Becoming Mapuche

Person and Ritual in Indigenous Chile

Author: Magnus Course
Pub Date: December 2011

A nuanced exploration of one of the largest and least understood indigenous peoples   learn more...

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