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Waste AwayWorking and Living with a North American Landfill

Waste Away: Working and Living with a North American Landfill

Joshua O. Reno

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288935
eISBN:
9780520963771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288935.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The most wasteful people in world history know the least about what becomes of their waste. Waste Away reveals how North Americans have been shaped by their preferred means of disposal: sanitary ... More

Technology as Human Social TraditionCultural Transmission among Hunter-Gatherers

Technology as Human Social Tradition: Cultural Transmission among Hunter-Gatherers

Peter Jordan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520276925
eISBN:
9780520958333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276925.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This book outlines a new approach to studying variability and cumulative change in human technology, a definitive research theme spanning archaeology and anthropology. The central argument is that ... More

The Life of CheeseCrafting Food and Value in America

The Life of Cheese: Crafting Food and Value in America

Heather Paxson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520270176
eISBN:
9780520954021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270176.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The Life of Cheese is an anthropological study of American artisan cheese and the people who make it. Telling the stories of individual cheesemakers, the book explores how craftwork has become a new ... More

Hound Pound NarrativeSexual Offender Habilitation and the Anthropology of Therapeutic Intervention

Hound Pound Narrative: Sexual Offender Habilitation and the Anthropology of Therapeutic Intervention

James B Waldram

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520272552
eISBN:
9780520952478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272552.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This is a detailed ethnographic study of a therapeutic prison unit in Canada for the treatment of sexual offenders. Utilizing extensive interviews and participant observation over an eighteen-month ... More

Emergence and Collapse of Early VillagesModels of Central Mesa Verde Archaeology

Emergence and Collapse of Early Villages: Models of Central Mesa Verde Archaeology

Timothy Kohler and Mark Varien (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520270145
eISBN:
9780520951990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270145.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Ancestral Pueblo farmersexpanded into the deep, productive, well-watered soils of the central Mesa Verde region of southwestern Colorado around AD 600, and within two centuries built some of the ... More

Abandoned in the HeartlandWork, Family, and Living in East St. Louis

Abandoned in the Heartland: Work, Family, and Living in East St. Louis

Jennifer Hamer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520269316
eISBN:
9780520950177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269316.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Urban poverty, along with all of its poignant manifestations, is moving from city centers to working-class and industrial suburbs in contemporary America, and nowhere is this more evident than in ... More

Beyond the BorderlandsMigration and Belonging in the United States and Mexico

Beyond the Borderlands: Migration and Belonging in the United States and Mexico

Debra Lattanzi Shutika

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520269583
eISBN:
9780520950238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269583.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Over the last three decades, migration from Mexico to the United States has moved beyond the borderlands to diverse communities across the country, with the most striking transformations in American ... More

Someplace Like AmericaTales from the New Great Depression

Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

Dale Maharidge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262478
eISBN:
9780520948792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262478.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This book take us to the working-class heart of America, bringing to life—through shoe leather reporting, memoir, vivid stories, stunning photographs, and thoughtful analysis—the deepening crises of ... More

The Ethics of Sightseeing

The Ethics of Sightseeing

Dean MacCannell

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257825
eISBN:
9780520948655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257825.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Is travel inherently beneficial to human character? Does it automatically educate and enlighten while also promoting tolerance, peace, and understanding? This book identifies and overcomes common ... More

Parting WaysNew Rituals and Celebrations of Life's Passing

Parting Ways: New Rituals and Celebrations of Life's Passing

Denise Carson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251083
eISBN:
9780520949416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251083.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This book explores the emergence of new end-of-life rituals in America that celebrate the dying and reinvent the roles of family and community at the deathbed. The author of this book contrasts her ... More

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