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Horizons of the Sacred
Mexican Traditions in U.S. Catholicism
Horizons of the Sacred explores the distinctive worldview underlying the faith and lived religion of Catholics of Mexican descent living in the United States. Religious practices, including devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe, celebration of the Day...



"The Hour of Eugenics"
Race, Gender, and Nation in Latin America
Nancy Leys Stepan
Examining for the first time how eugenics was taken up by scientists and social reformers in Latin America, Nancy Leys Stepan compares the eugenics movements in Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina with the more familiar cases of Britain, the United States, and...



How Early America Sounded
Richard Cullen Rath
"My hope is that by attending to sound I have been able to open up parts of these worlds, not to get a glimpse of them but to listen in. These were worlds much more alive with sound than our own, worlds not yet disenchanted, worlds perhaps even...






Humiliation
And Other Essays on Honor, Social Discomfort, and Violence
William Ian Miller
A brilliant, sometimes unsettling look at how ancient codes of honor figure in the social discomforts of everyday life.



"If Each Comes Halfway"
Meeting Tamang Women in Nepal
Kathryn S. March
For twenty-five years, Kathryn S. March has collected the life stories of the women of a Buddhist Tamang farming community in Nepal. In "If Each Comes Halfway", she shows the process by which she and Tamang women reached across their...



Images from the Region of the Pueblo Indians of North America
Aby M. Warburg
Images from the Region of the Pueblo Indians of North America translates Aby M. Warburg's seminal study of the "serpent ritual" of the Hopi people, which grew out of a trip to the American Southwest undertaken by Warburg in...



Improvisational Islam
Indonesian Youth in a Time of Possibility
Nur Amali Ibrahim
Improvisational Islam is about novel and unexpected ways of being Muslim, where religious dispositions are achieved through techniques that have little or no precedent in classical Islamic texts or concepts. Nur Amali Ibrahim foregrounds two distinct autodidactic university student organizations, each trying to envision alternative ways of...



In Search of Paradise
Middle-Class Living in a Chinese Metropolis
Li Zhang
"An engaging ethnography of the very different ways in which individuals, families, and social strata in China are affected by the experience of homeownership."—Luigi Tomba, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific



In the Circle of the Dance
Notes of an Outsider in Nepal
Katharine Bjork Guneratne
Feeling initially aimless and out of place in rural Nepal where she accompanied her anthropologist husband for a year of fieldwork, Katharine Bjork Guneratne turned to writing to make sense of her sojourn in the shadow of the Himalaya. The...



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