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The Human Tradition in Urban America

The Human Tradition in Urban America offers an intimate telling of America's evolution into an urban nation through the experiences of individuals. This book considers the growth of American cities...


The Human Tradition in Urban America

The Human Tradition in Urban America offers an intimate telling of America's evolution into an urban nation through the experiences of individuals. This book considers the growth of American cities...


The Human Tradition in Modern Japan

The Human Tradition in Modern Japan is a collection of short biographies of ordinary Japanese men and women, most of them unknown outside their family and locality, whose lives collectively span the...


Impressions of Cuba in the Nineteenth Century

Joseph J. Dimock's descriptions of Cuba in his travel diary provide a remarkable firsthand view of a fascinating period in the island's history. In the mid-nineteenth century, the United States was...


Impressions of Cuba in the Nineteenth Century

Joseph J. Dimock's descriptions of Cuba in his travel diary provide a remarkable firsthand view of a fascinating period in the island's history. In the mid-nineteenth century, the United States was...


Portraits of Our Past

An absorbing look at the daily lives of rural Jews in eighteenth and nineteenth century Germany. Includes over 75 black and white illustrations, a guide for researchers, maps, and a bibliography.


Afro-Cuban Traditional Music and Transculturation

How are new musical traditions formed? This is the central question guiding this book on an Afro-Cuban ceremony sometimes called cajon pa' los mu-er-tos, a spirit-possession ritual that has been...


Gender and Nationalism in Colonial Cuba

Author of novels, memoirs, and travel writings, Maria de las Mercedes Santa Cruz y Montalvo, better known as la Condesa de Merlin (1789-1852), is arguably one of Cuba's most engaging authors; yet...


Record it, and Let it be Known

Popular music from Brazil and the Caribbean belongs to those cultural practices that are considered, both inside and outside of their countries of origin, to bear the indelible marks of ethnicity. On...


Traveling Sounds

Tracing the migration of sounds, the editors see American music at home and abroad as an intricate part of a historical process of globalization and as embedded in complex and multidirectional...


Kenneth Milton Chapman

The accomplishments of Kenneth Milton Chapman (1875-1968) - a leading force in the revitalization of Pueblo pottery in the 1920s - are as varied as they are significant. Chapman was instrumental in...


Where the Ox Does Not Plow

Where the Ox Does Not Plow, an autobiographical ethnography, consists of twenty-six life episodes that chronicle Manuel Pena's transformative journey from an impoverished migrant worker to a career...


Nation as Network

How is the Internet transforming the relationships between citizens and states? What happens to politics when international migration is coupled with digital media, making it easy for people to be...


Networked Anthropology

The advent of social media offers anthropologists exciting opportunities to extend their research to communities in fresh ways. At the same time, these technological developments open up...


Networked Anthropology

The advent of social media offers anthropologists exciting opportunities to extend their research to communities in fresh ways. At the same time, these technological developments open up...


Satellite Remote Sensing

This book provides a state-of-the art overview of satellite archaeology and it is an invaluable volume for archaeologists, scientists, and managers interested in using satellite Earth Observation...


Digitizing Identities

This book explores contemporary transformations of identities in a digitizing society across a range of domains of modern life. As digital technology and ICTs have come to pervade virtually all...


Anthropological Filmmaking: Vol 1

First Published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Croatian Recordings 1901-1936

Die Serie 11 Croatian Recordings ist das Ergebnis einer Kooperation zwischen dem Institut za etnologiju i folkloristiku in Zagreb und dem Phonogrammarchiv der Osterreichischen Akademie der...


Queer Compulsions

In September 1897 Yone Noguchi (1875-1947) contemplated crafting a poem to his new love, western writer Charles Warren Stoddard. Recently arrived in California, Noguchi was in awe of the established...


Interpreting Corruption

Corruption is a popular topic in the Pacific Islands. Politicians are accused of it and campaign against it. Fiji's coup leaders vowed to clean it up. Several countries have "leadership codes"...


Selves in Question

Wide-ranging and engaging, Selves in Question considers the various ways in which auto/biographical accounts situate and question the self in contemporary southern Africa.The twenty-seven interviews...


Fighting Tradition

Determined to be a U.S. Marine Corps officer, Bruce Yamashita enrolled in Officer Candidate School, where he was the target of persistent racial harassment by officers and staff. After enduring nine...


Fighting Tradition

Determined to be a U.S. Marine Corps officer, Bruce Yamashita enrolled in Officer Candidate School, where he was the target of persistent racial harassment by officers and staff. After enduring nine...


Guitar Cultures

The guitar is one of the most evocative instruments in the world. It features in music as diverse as heavy metal, blues, indie and flamenco, as well as Indian classical music, village music making in...


Flamenco

Flamenco is renowned for its passion and flamboyance. Yet because it generates such visceral responses, it is often overlooked as a site for subtler discourses.This absorbing book articulates...


Imperfect Equality

In Imperfect Equality, Richard Fuke has explores the immediate aftermath of slavery in Maryland, which differed in important ways from the slaveholding states of the South: it never left the Union;...


Commanding Boston's Irish Ninth

Christian Samito writes in his introduction: "In reading Guiney's words, one can have a fuller appreciation of what motivated civilians to volunteer to fight a war and of the privations they suffered...


The Borderlands of Culture

Poet, novelist, journalist, and ethnographer, Americo Paredes (1915-1999) was a pioneering figure in Mexican American border studies and a founder of Chicano studies. Paredes taught literature and...


The Ghost of Equality

"Davidson Don Tengo Jabavu was born in the Cape Colony in British southern Africa on October 20, 1885, when a few African men could vote and the prospects for black equality with the ruling whites...