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Gentlemen and AmazonsThe Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory, 1861-1900

Gentlemen and Amazons: The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory, 1861-1900

Cynthia Eller

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248595
eISBN:
9780520948556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248595.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book traces the nineteenth-century genesis and development of an important contemporary myth about human origins: that of an original prehistoric matriarchy. It explores the intellectual history ... More

Haiti, History, and the Gods

Haiti, History, and the Gods

Joan Dayan

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520089006
eISBN:
9780520920965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520089006.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book charts the cultural imagination of Haiti, not only by reconstructing the island's history, but by highlighting ambiguities and complexities that have been ignored, investigating the ... More

In the BeginningThe Navajo Genesis

In the Beginning: The Navajo Genesis

Jerrold Levy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211285
eISBN:
9780520920576
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211285.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book's analysis of Navajo creation and origin myths shows what other interpretations often overlook: that the Navajo religion is as complete and nuanced an attempt to answer humanity's big ... More

Language in Time of Revolution

Language in Time of Revolution

Benjamin Harshav

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079588
eISBN:
9780520912960
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079588.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book on culture and consciousness in history concerns the worldwide transformations of Jewish culture and society, and the revival of the ancient Hebrew language following the waves of pogroms ... More

Living Faithfully in an Unjust WorldCompassionate Care in Russia

Living Faithfully in an Unjust World: Compassionate Care in Russia

Melissa L. Caldwell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520285835
eISBN:
9780520961210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285835.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book examines what it means to be a compassionate, caring person in a place like Russia, which has become a country of stark income inequalities and political restrictions.Through vivid ... More

The Myth of the Noble Savage

The Myth of the Noble Savage

Ter Ellingson

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222687
eISBN:
9780520925922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222687.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In this study, the myth of the Noble Savage is an altogether different myth from the one defended or debunked by others over the years. That the concept of the Noble Savage was first invented by ... More

Pandemonium and ParadeJapanese Monsters and the Culture of Yokai

Pandemonium and Parade: Japanese Monsters and the Culture of Yokai

Michael Dylan Foster

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253612
eISBN:
9780520942677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253612.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Water sprites, mountain goblins, shape-shifting animals, and the monsters known as yôkai have long haunted the Japanese cultural landscape. This history of the strange and mysterious in Japan seeks ... More

Passions of the TongueLanguage Devotion in Tamil India, 1891-1970

Passions of the Tongue: Language Devotion in Tamil India, 1891-1970

Sumathi Ramaswamy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520208049
eISBN:
9780520918795
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208049.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Why would love for their language lead several men in southern India to burn themselves alive in its name? This book analyzes the discourses of love, labor, and life that transformed Tamil into an ... More

The Short, Swift Time of Gods on EarthThe Hohokam Chronicles

The Short, Swift Time of Gods on Earth: The Hohokam Chronicles

Donald Bahr, Juan Smith, and William Smith Allison

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520084674
eISBN:
9780520914568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520084674.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In the spring of 1935, at Snaketown, Arizona, two Pima Indians recounted and translated their entire traditional creation narrative. Juan Smith, reputedly the last tribesman with extensive knowledge ... More

Speak, Bird, Speak AgainPalestinian Arab Folktales

Speak, Bird, Speak Again: Palestinian Arab Folktales

Ibrahim Muhawi and Sharif Kanaana

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520062924
eISBN:
9780520908734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520062924.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book is more than a collection of previously unpublished folktales. By combining expertise in English literature and anthropology, it brings to these tales an integral method of study that ... More

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