Resources for W Courses!


Welcome back everyone!! Hope you all have a good winter break. Now that we are back in session, I want to share with you some suggestions of resources available to you for teaching W Courses.

For those teaching cultural anthropology courses, if you are looking for ethnographies to recommend to your students, either classical works or more recent works, below are four links to lists I have created in WorldCat Local that list ethnographies (classical, critical and recent ones) that you can assign, reserve, add to HuskyCT or recommend to your students:

Also, if you will like me to create similar lists of anthropological or archeological resources feel free to contact me and I will be more than happy to help you with this. If you want to learn how to make these lists for your classes or for you own research, visit this link for a complete explanation.

For those of you not teaching W course but would like to teach your students the research process (tracking citations, tracking a scholar career or classical work impact), here is a document that showcase different alternative assignments for your consideration,

Of course, remember that I am available to offer library instructions for your classes or if that is not possible, I offer consultations for your students struggling finding a topic for their assignment or finding articles for the papers (highly recommended to non-anthropology students). Feel free to add me as resource in your syllabus or HuskyCT.


Marisol Ramos, M.A., M.L.I.S.
Librarian for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Latino Studies, Spanish, and Anthropology, & Curator of Latina/o, Latin American and Caribbean Collections


Digital Commons & Open Access Options at UConn


Greetings all,

Diagram of all the articles in DC

Explore the many articles at DigitalCommons@UConn

It has a been a while since my last post but it has been a very busy semester so far.

In today’s post, I want to focus on two great services offered by the library to support the dissemination of research by faculty and students at the University of Connecticut.

The first one, which you may have heard before, is the Digital Commons. The DigitalCommons@UConn (or DC as we called it) is a project coordinated by the Institutional Repository Team within the UConn Libraries. It is an electronic repository of the intellectual output of the University of Connecticut community, and represents a way for UConn to organize, store and preserve its research in digital form in a single unified location.

What does that mean? What it means is that the DC is the perfect place to share materials such as reports, PowerPoint presentations, grey literature and so much more, that you may want to share with a broader audience without having your readers hit a Paywall.

The following is a list of suggested materials for the DigitalCommons:

  • Journal articles (if allow by your publisher or pre-print)
  • Book chapters
  • Working papers
  • Unpublished reports (gray literature)
  • Conference presentations and proceedings
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Audio and video files  (small downloadable audio and video content, or link to another provider like Vimeo or YouTube)

As your subject librarian, I am also your contact person regarding the DigitalCommons and I will be more than happy to teach a workshop or do one-on-one presentations on how to add materials into the Anthropology Department section at DigitalCommons, Right now there is two articles available, the most recent one, from graduate student Nathan Wales, who also won the Open Access Author Fund (more about this fund below) and just published an article in an Open Access journal, PLOS One.

Other services that DigitalCommons@UConn offers to its users is monthly reports of usage statistics. For example, the report will inform you how many times your materials have been viewed or downloaded and even what keywords where used to find your materials. Finally, you can create a profile in DigitalCommons for SelectedWorks, a site similar to where scholars can “announce and distribute articles, working papers, presentations, and other works to their own network of colleagues and other readers. Automatic monthly readership reports keep administrators and faculty well-informed of their works’ download count and encourages continued engagement with the repository.” To learn more about this services, visit

The second thing I wanted to share with you is about the UConn Libraries Open Access Author Fund. The Open Access Author Fund is a pool of money set aside to support fees for open access publications. It underwrites reasonable charges for articles written by researchers and published in fee-based OA journals. Although not all Open Access journals charge author fees, in the case that you are interested to publish in one of these journals–because of its reputation or quality of research–then you can apply to the UConn Libraries for funding to cover that cost.

The UConn Libraries in collaboration with the University of Connecticut Health Center Library, and the Vice President for Research, want to “improve authors’ ability to publish in OA journals, increasing the visibility of their research and accelerating the availability of online peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly journals.”

To learn more about this funding opportunity and how to apply for it, visit

Hope this information is useful for you and if you have any question regarding DigitalCommons or Open Access, feel free to contact me anytime.


Marisol Ramos, M.A., M.L.I.S.
Librarian for Latin American & Caribbean Studies,
Latino Studies, Spanish, and Anthropology,
& Curator of the Latin American and Caribbean Collections

eBooks related to Anthropology and Indigenous Studies topics

Hi all,

Besides acquiring print books, the UConn Libraries is acquiring many ebooks that can be accessed through the HOMER catalog, or from the main page by searching the “Everything @ UConn” and the “Books and Media Worldwide” tabs’ search boxes. The two major distributors where we acquire books from are eBrary and EBL. They do have different interfaces and policies regarding printing pages or how many people can “check out” a digital copy. Sometimes only one person can view an ebook, sometimes multiple users can view an ebook. Offhand I can’t tell you which ebook follows one rule or the other rule–it really depends on the publisher, who decides what type of license is granting to the distributor. So feel free to explore these products and if you have problems or questions, do let me know. In addition, the links bellow my require you to use your netid and password before accessing the books. Finally, I do recommend that you create an account in both EBL and Ebrary (which are free) to keep track not only of what ebooks you are reading but also to save annotations you may want to do as you are reading them.

Here is a little sample of what we have acquired this academic year. eBooks purchases were based on faculty and students suggestions. Some books do have print counterparts but must don’t. If you prefer a print copy in the library, do let me know.


Marisol Ramos
Librarian for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Latino Studies,
Spanish & Anthropology

Linguistics/Evolutionary Anthropology

Indigenous Studies

New Acquisitions in Anthropology & Archeology 4/20/2012

Hello everyone!

This semester is winding down and summer is around the corner. I just want to let you know that I will be available for consultations at the library all summer. So if you will like to meet with me to talk about what you need regarding planning/preparing for classes in the Fall (such as acquiring new films, streaming or books) or  help finding anything for your research, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

A reminder: If you are interested to learn more about Pivot (– the most comprehensive search engine for grant funding opportunities for researchers in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities–there is going to be a demo on how to use it and its benefit, Thursday, May 10 from 10:30-12 at Classroom Building 101 This presentation is open to faculty and graduate students alike. Hope to see you there!

If you can’t wait to use Pivot you are welcome to start using it now and claim your Pivot Scholar Profile. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Here are the latest acquisitions in your areas:

If you want to see if these books are available in the library, check this link,


  • Bernbeck, Reinhard, and Randall H. McGuire. Ideologies in Archaeology. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2011.
  • Bintliff, J. L., and Mark Pearce. The Death of Archaeological Theory? Oxford, UK; Oakville, CT: Oxbow Books, 2011.
  • Gee, James Paul, and Michael Handford . The Routledge Handbook of Discourse Analysis. London; New York: Routledge, 2012.
  • Kupperman, Joel. Human Nature : A Reader. Indianapolis, Ind.: Hackett Pub. Co., 2012.
  • Sunstein, Bonnie S., and Elizabeth Chiseri-Strater. Fieldworking : Reading and Writing Research. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2012.
  • Toren, Christina, and João de Pina-Cabral. The Challenge of Epistemology : Anthropological Perspectives. New York: Berghahn Books, 2011.
  • Urban, Patricia A., and Edward M. Schortman. Archaeological Theory in Practice. Walnut Creek, Calif.: Left Coast Press, 2012.


  • Albro, Robert. Anthropologists in the Securityscape : Ethics, Practice, and Professional Identity. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, Inc., 2012.
  • Chibnik, Michael,. Anthropology, Economics, and Choice. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2011.
  • Hoffmann, John P. Understanding Religious Ritual : Theoretical Approaches and Innovations. New York: Routledge, 2012.
  • Hvistendahl, Mara. Unnatural Selection : Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men. New York: PublicAffairs, 2011.
    • Lianyungang, a booming port city, has China’s most extreme gender ratio for children under four: 163 boys for every 100 girls. These numbers don’t seem terribly grim, but in ten years, the skewed sex ratio will pose a colossal challenge. By the time those children reach adulthood, their generation will have twenty-four million more men than women. The prognosis for China’s neighbors is no less bleak: Asia now has 163 million females “missing” from its population. Gender imbalance reaches far beyond Asia, affecting Georgia, Eastern Europe, and cities in the U.S. where there are significant immigrant populations. The world, therefore, is becoming increasingly male, and this mismatch is likely to create profound social upheaval. Historically, eras in which there have been an excess of men have produced periods of violent conflict and instability. Mara Hvistendahl has written a stunning, impeccably-researched book that does not flinch from examining not only the consequences of the misbegotten policies of sex selection but Western complicity with them.
  • Smedley, Audrey, and Brian D. Smedley. Race in North America : Origin and Evolution of a Worldview. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2012.
    • In Race in North America, Audrey Smedley shows that “race” is a cultural invention that has been used variously and opportunistically since the eighteenth century. Race, in its origin, was not a product of science but of a folk ideology reflecting a new form of social stratification and a rationalization for inequality among the peoples of North America. New coauthor Brian Smedley joins Audrey Smedley in updating this renowned and groundbreaking text. The fourth edition includes a compelling new chapter on the health impacts of the racial worldview, as well as a thoroughly rewritten chapter that explores the election of Barack Obama and the evolving role of race in American political history. This edition also incorporates recent findings on the human genome and the implications of genomics. Drawing on new understandings of DNA expression, the authors scrutinize the positions of contemporary race scientists who maintain that race is a valid biological concept.
  • Stone, Linda. Kinship and Gender : An Introduction. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2010.
  • Wasson, Christina, Mary Odell Butler, and Jacqueline Copeland-Carson. Applying Anthropology in the Global Village. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, Inc., 2012.
  • Yano, Christine Reiko. Airborne Dreams : “Nisei” Stewardesses and Pan American World Airways. Durham [NC]: Duke University Press, 2011.


  • Baadsgaard, Aubrey, Alexis T. Boutin, and Jane E. Buikstra. Breathing New Life into the Evidence of Death : Contemporary Approaches to Bioarchaeology. Santa Fe, N.M.: School for Advanced Research Press, 2012.
  • Russell, Nerissa. Social Zooarchaeology : Humans and Animals in Prehistory. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
    • This is the first book to provide an overview and systematic examination of social zooarchaeology, a new approach that takes a holistic view of human-animal relations in the past. Until very recently, zooarchaeology was heavily focused on diet and subsistence economy, especially for prehistoric periods. This book argues that animals have always played much broader roles in human societies: as wealth, companions, spirit helpers, sacrificial victims, totems, centerpieces of feasts, and objects of taboos, and so on. Exploring the broader significance of ancient animals provides a richer picture of past societies. Even those primarily interested in utilitarian aspects of animal use need to account for those social factors that shaped zooarchaeological assemblages as much as taphonomic processes.
  • Skeates, Robin, Carol McDavid, and John Carman . The Oxford Handbook of Public Archaeology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Indigenous Studies

  • Boone, Elizabeth Hill, Gary Urton , and Dumbarton Oaks. Their Way of Writing : Scripts, Signs, and Pictographies in Pre-Columbian America. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection , 2011.
  • Charlesworth, M. J., Françoise Dussart, and Howard Morphy. Aboriginal Religions in Australia : An Anthology of Recent Writings. Aldershot, Hants, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2005.
    • The contributions of anthropologists, cultural historians, philosophers of religion and others are included in this anthology which not only guides readers through the literature but also ensures this still largely inaccessible material is available to a wider range of readers and non-specialist students and academics.–BOOK JACKET.
  • Fulford, Tim. Romantic Indians : Native Americans, British Literature, and Transatlantic Culture, 1756-1830. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
    • Romantic Indians considers the views that Britons, colonists, and North American Indians took of each other during a period in which these people were in a closer and more fateful relationship than ever before or since. It is, therefore, also a book about exploration, empire, and the forms of representation that exploration and empire gave rise to – in particular that form we have come to call Romanticism, in which ‘Indians’ appear everywhere. It is not too much to say that Romanticism would not have taken the form it did without complex and ambiguous image of Indians that so intrigued both the writers and their readers.–BOOK JACKET.
  • Gnecco, Cristóbal, Patricia Ayala Rocabado, and Colgate University. Libraries. Blackmore Jazz Collection. Indigenous Peoples and Archaeology in Latin America. Walnut Creek, Calif.: Left Coast Press, 2011.
  • Smith, Bruce D. The Subsistence Economies of Indigenous North American Societies : A Handbook. Washington, D.C.; Lanham, Md.: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press ; Published in cooperation with Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2011
    • The Subsistence Economies of Indigenous North American Societies provides a comprehensive and in-depth documentation of how Native American societies met the challenges of adapting to the varied ecosystems of North America over the past 10,000 years. The contributors identify a number of recurrent themes and questions which have shaped debates regarding the nature of Native American interaction with and impact on their local environments throughout the Holocene. The volume features full ecosystem coverage of North America, detailing the use of wild plant and animal resources in each of eight broadly defined geographical regions. The independent domestication of eastern North American plants and the subsequent introduction of domesticated crops, first from Mexico and subsequently from Eurasia, are described in detail, as is the introduction of Eurasian domesticated livestock, and the role of the turkey, the dog, and tobacco in indigenous North American societies. Drawing from this rich analysis, the volume closes by considering the ways in which and the degree to which Native American societies actively shaped their natural environments.

Physical Anthropology

  • Crowder, Christian, and Samuel D. Stout. Bone Histology : An Anthropological Perspective. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2011.
  • Dupras, Tosha L. Forensic Recovery of Human Remains : Archaeological Approaches. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2012.

Medical Anthropology

  • Feldman, Ilana, and Miriam Iris Ticktin. In the Name of Humanity : The Government of Threat and Care. Durham [NC]: Duke University Press, 2010.
  • Singer, Merrill, and Hans A. Baer. Introducing Medical Anthropology : A Discipline in Action. Lanham, Md.: AltaMira Press, 2012.
  • Venkatapuram, Sridhar. Health Justice : An Argument from the Capabilities Approach. Cambridge: Polity, 2011.

Evolution/Cognitive Anthropology

  • Nadeau, Stephen E. The Neural Architecture of Grammar. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2012.
  • Salzmann, Zdenek, James Stanlaw, and Nobuko Adachi. Language, Culture, and Society: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2012.
  • Siegal, Michael, and Luca Surian. Access to Language and Cognitive Development. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Finding Native American and Indigenous People at UConn Libraries and other Library News

Hello everyone!

Since taking the position of Librarian for Anthropology, I have been pondering ways to help you find more easily our resources, especially films, since unfortunately there is not one easy way to find them all. For example, we do have a good collection of films dealing with Native American and other indigenous groups in the Americas but to find them you need to do several searches using HOMER to identify which films we have. In addition, we do have some films available for streaming but those are in one of our online resource, Alexander Street’s Ethnographic Video Collection, which makes available many videos on indigenous people from all around the world that you can link to HUSKY CT through the Reserves module.

To facilitate the process of requesting films (DVD, VHS or streaming) for your classes, I will recommend visiting the Media Resource Guide at which tells you about what type of media are available for your classes and can answer many questions regarding media and the classroom. In addition, you can check the list of films available for streaming for your classes, In general if you need a film for your class and we don’t have that title in our collection, you can request it through Reserves Services at the library through the reserve form in HUSKY CT. Of course, that doesn’t mean that we can get “everything” since some films may be out of stock or are not available yet (for new releases) but the staff at Reserves Services and I will do our best to acquire the films that you need.

In addition, to facilitate finding what films we have in the collections I have created two automated searches:

Clicking on this link will give you the whole list of film titles (DVD, VHS or Streaming online) available at HOMER on these subjects. I hope that these automated searches save you time when you are planning your classes. I have added these searches to the Anthropology & Archeology Research Guide, so you can always have access to them. New film titles will be added to the list, so check it regularly for new acquisitions.

Library News

It has been quite a busy semester and there have been many changes at the library website with the addition of new search boxes. If you were wondering what it this all about, here is short explanation of the new changes to our searching options.

New Library Web Look with new Search boxes

The default search box is called Everything @ UConn which use a software called Summons which allow users to search almost everything physically at UConn libraries as well as UConn’s online resources (articles, e-books, streaming media, etc.). It is a good starting point for undergraduates trying to find materials for their projects.

Second tab is called Books & Media Worldwide, which was previously called UConn Worldcat: This text box searches for physical items at UConn and other libraries. It is recommended for finding physical books, movies, scores, maps, etc, and for finding and requesting items through Interlibrary Loan.

The next tab, Articles Worldwide, allow users to search only databases from the EBSCOHost platform or to use Google Scholar.

Finally the tab Databases list of our databases organized by Subject and it is recommended by advance searchers that know which databases they want to use for their research.

We are testing how useful is this Everything @ UConn search box for users so your feedback is greatly appreciated to improve this service to all our users. Please share your thoughts and concerns by clicking the Share your feedback! button.

Here is a list of our recent acquisitions in Anthropology and Archeology


  • Smoke signals/ Miramax; a Shadowcatcher Entertainment production ; in association with Sherman Alexie ; a film by Chris Eyre ; directed by Chris Eyre ; screenplay by Sherman Alexie ; produced by Scott Rosenfelt, Larry Estes. [Santa Monica, Calif.?] : Miramax Films ; [La Crosse, Wis.?] : Distributed by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment, c2011.
    • Summary: Depicts two young Native Americans, Victor and Thomas, who leave their small town to retrieve the remains of Victor’s father.
  • También la lluvia/Even the Rain/ una producción de Morena Films ; en coproducción con Mandarin Cinema, Alebrije Cine y Video, Vaca Films, También la Lluvia AIE ; coproductores, Eric Altmayer, Mónica Lozano, Emma Lustres ; producida por Juan Madrid : Distribuido por Paramount Home Entertainment (Spain), [2010].
    • Summary: Film within a film about indigenous people in Bolivia working as extras for a Spanish movie about Christopher Columbus and their relationships with the Taino natives in Santo Domingo.



Sievert, April Kay, 1953- Artifacts from the Craig Mound at Spiro, Oklahoma / April K. Sievert with J. Daniel Rogers ; contribution by Javier Urcid. Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2011.

Russell, Nerissa, 1957- Social zooarchaeology : humans and animals in prehistory / Nerissa Russell. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.


Morgensen, Scott Lauria. Spaces between us : queer settler colonialism and indigenous decolonization / Scott Lauria Morgensen. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2011.

Thomas, Mary E. (Mary Elizabeth), 1970- Multicultural girlhood : racism, sexuality, and the conflicted spaces of American education / Mary E. Thomas. Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2011.

Challenge of epistemology : anthropological perspectives / edited by Christina Toren and João de Pina-Cabral. New York : Berghahn Books, c2011.

Singer, Merrill. Introducing medical anthropology : a discipline in action / Merrill Singer and Hans Baer. Lanham, Md. : AltaMira Press, c2012.

Applying anthropology in the global village / Christina Wasson, Mary Odell Butler, and Jacqueline Copeland-Carson, editors. Walnut Creek, CA : Left Coast Press, Inc., c2012.

Rutter, Virginia. Gender of sexuality : exploring sexual possibilities / Virginia Rutter and Pepper Schwartz. , 2nd ed. Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2012.

Lee, Julian C. H. Policing sexuality : sex, society, and the state / Julian C.H. Lee. Selangor, [Malaysia] : Strategic Information and Research Development Centre ; London ; New York : Zed Books, 2011.

If you think I should acquire a book in particular or DVD, please let me know. Thanks!!

Welcome to your blog!

Greetings all,

My name is Marisol Ramos and I am your Subject & Liaison Librarian. As your librarian it is my job to support your research and teaching through the many services we offer at the library (both in the physical space and online).

It is my hope that I can use this blog to showcase our latest acquisition in your subject area and share relevant library news to keep you up today on the many great services we offer. I will try to post news and new acquisition at least once a month, although sometimes it could be more or less depending on the workload and amount of news.

So, what can your liaison librarian in Anthropology do for you?

  • I offer specialized, one-on-one research assistance
  • I can partner with you to conduct library instruction sessions for your courses
  • I can create class guides to support your courses and make sure students have access to the right information and tools
  • I can purchase materials for the Libraries’ collections in your subject area
  • I can answer questions for you about the Libraries’ facilities and services (e.g. ILLiad, Course Reserves, etc.)

I recommend you to visit my Research Guide for Anthropology and Archeology at and consider adding this guide to your HuskyCT page. In addition if you will like to use my service in the Spring to do a library instruction for your undergrad or graduate students, feel free to contact me to reserve a classroom at marisol(dot)ramos@uconn(dot)edu.

Regarding library news, do you know about the several new services available from the Interlibrary Loan Department?

  • Request Service,
    • A free service that allows you to request that circulating items from any UConn campus library (Storrs, Avery Point, Stamford, Torrington, Waterbury, or Greater Hartford) be pulled and held for pickup at the circulation desk of your choice.
  • Scan on Demand (roll out last semester),
    • A free service that allows you to request scanning and electronic delivery of chapters and articles from print resources owned by the Babbidge Library.

Also, for those of you that use census data, the library is offering a workshop on how to use New American FactFinder at the end of the month.

  • Workshop: Locating Census 2010 Data using the NEW American FactFinder
    • Electronic Classroom 2 (Level 2): Wednesday, 11/30/11 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

There are two spaces left, so hurry up and register today!

Finally, here is the list of recent books acquisitions at the Homer Babbidge Library.


Marisol Ramos


Battle-Baptiste, Whitney
2011 Black Feminist Archaeology. Walnut Creek, Calif.: Left Coast Press.

Cochrane, Ethan E., Andrew Gardner , and London Institute of Archaeology University College
2011 Evolutionary and Interpretive Archaeologies : A Dialogue. Walnut Creek, Calif.: Left Coast Press.

Schug, Gwen Robbins
2011 Bioarchaeology and Climate Change : A View from South Asian Prehistory. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

Tourloukis, Vangelis,
2010 The Early and Middle Pleistocene Archaeological Record of Greece : Current Status and Future Prospects. [Leiden], the Netherlands: Leiden University Press.

Physical Anthropology

Black, Sue M., and Eilidh Ferguson
2011 Forensic Anthropology: 2000 to 2010. Boca Raton: CRC Press.

Renshaw, Layla
2011 Exhuming Loss : Memory, Materiality and Mass Graves of the Spanish Civil War. Walnut Creek, Calif.: Left Coast Press.


Browner, C. H., and Carolyn Fishel Sargent
2011 Reproduction, Globalization, and the State: New Theoretical and Ethnographic Perspectives. Durham N.C.: Duke University Press.

Chilisa, Bagele
2012 Indigenous Research Methodologies. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: SAGE Publications.

Siegel, James T.
2011 Objects and Objections of Ethnography. 1st ed. New York: Fordham University Press.

Murphy, Edward
2011 Anthrohistory: Unsettling Knowledge, Questioning Discipline. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Hosokawa, Fumiko
2010 Building Trust: Doing Research to Understand Ethnic Communities. Lanham: Lexington Books.

Madison, D. Soyini
2012 Critical Ethnography : Method, Ethics, and Performance. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: SAGE.

Ntarangwi, Mwenda
2010 Reversed Gaze: An African Ethnography of American Anthropology. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Stanfield, John H.
2011 Rethinking Race and Ethnicity in Research Methods. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.



Anheier, Helmut K., and Yudhishthir Raj Isar
2011 Heritage, Memory & Identity. Thousand Oaks, Calif.; London: Sage Publications.

Carlson, Keith, and Albert Jules McHalsie
2010 The Power of Place, the Problem of Time: Aboriginal Identity and Historical Consciousness in the Cauldron of Colonialism. Toronto ; Buffalo: University of Toronto Press.

Eller, Jack David
2010 Cruel Creeds, Virtuous Violence: Religious Violence Across Culture and History. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books.

Saunders, Robert A.
2011 Ethnopolitics in Cyberspace: The Internet, Minority Nationalism, and the Web of Identity. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books.

Maddrell, Avril, and James D. Sidaway
2010 Deathscapes: Spaces for Death, Dying, Mourning and Remembrance. Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT: Ashgate.

Margry, P. J., and Cristina Sánchez Carretero
2011 Grassroots Memorials : The Politics of Memorializing Traumatic Death. New York: Berghahn Books.

Matsunami, Kōdō
2010 Funeral Customs of the World: A Comprehensive Guide to Practices and Traditions. 1st ed. Tochigi, Japan: Buddhist Searchlight Center.

Miller, Naomi Frances, Katherine M. Moore, and Kathleen Ryan
2011 Sustainable Lifeways : Cultural Persistence in an Ever-Changing Environment.

Schiffer, Michael B.
2011 Studying Technological Change : A Behavioral Approach. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press.

Wies, Jennifer R., and Hillary J. Haldane
2011 Anthropology at the Front Lines of Gender-Based Violence. Nashville, Tenn.: Vanderbilt University Press.

Environmental Anthropology

Kopnina, Helen, and Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet
2011 Environmental Anthropology Today. London; New York: Routledge.


Bridges, Khiara M.
2011 Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Burbank, Victoria Katherine
2011 An Ethnography of Stress: The Social Determinants of Health in Aboriginal Australia. 1st ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Native Americans/Mesoamerica

Astor-Aguilera, Miguel Angel
2010 The Maya World of Communicating Objects: Quadripartite Crosses, Trees, and Stones. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.

Bleichmar, Daniela, and Peter C. Mancall
2011 Collecting Across Cultures: Material Exchanges in the Early Modern Atlantic World. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Boulware, Tyler
2011 Deconstructing the Cherokee Nation: Town, Region, and Nation among Eighteenth-Century Cherokees. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

Evans, Laura E.
2011 Power from Powerlessness: Tribal Governments, Institutional Niches, and American Federalism. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press.

Fitzsimmons, James L., Izumi Shimada, and Society for American Archaeology. Meeting
2011 Living with the Dead: Mortuary Ritual in Mesoamerica. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Fletcher, Matthew L. M.
2011 American Indian Tribal Law. Austin: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business.

Greene, Lance, and Mark R. Plane
2010 American Indians and the Market Economy, 1775-1850. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press.

Klopotek, Brian
2011 Recognition Odysseys: Indigeneity, Race, and Federal Tribal Recognition Policy in Three Louisiana Indian Communities. Durham N.C.: Duke University Press.

Prussing, Erica,
2011 White Man’s Water : The Politics of Sobriety in a Native American Community. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Seeman, Erik R.
2011 The Huron-Wendat Feast of the Dead: Indian-European Encounters in Early North America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Stone, Andrea Joyce, and Marc Zender
2011 Reading Maya Art: A Hieroglyphic Guide to Ancient Maya Painting and Sculpture. New York: Thames & Hudson.

Evolution, Cognition, Culture/Medical Anthropology

Bourke, Andrew F. G.
2011 Principles of Social Evolution. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press.

Christie, Deborah, and Sarah Juliet Lauro
2011 Better Off Dead : The Evolution of the Zombie as Post-Human. New York: Fordham University Press.

Fainzang, Sylvie, Hans Einar Hem, and Mette Bech Risør
2010 The Taste for Knowledge: Medical Anthropology Facing Medical Realities. Århus ; Oakville, CT: Aarhus University Press.

Lyons, Andrew P., Harriet D. Lyons, and Kath Weston
2011; 2011 Sexualities in Anthropology: A Reader. Vol. 15. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Maddrell, Avril, and James D. Sidaway
2010 Deathscapes: Spaces for Death, Dying, Mourning and Remembrance. Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT: Ashgate.

Six-Hohenbalken, Maria, and Nerina Weiss
2011 Violence Expressed: An Anthropological Approach. Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT: Ashgate.

Aaron, Jane, Henrice Altink, and Chris Weedon
2010 Gendering Border Studies. Cardiff: University of Wales Press.

Stevens, Phillips, and Denice J. Szafran
2011 Anthropology of Religion. London ; New York: Routled