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The Land of Gold
Post-Conflict Recovery and Cultural Revival in Independent Timor-Leste
Judith M. Bovensiepen
In the village of Funar, located in the central highlands of Timor-Leste, the disturbing events of the twenty-four-year-long Indonesian occupation are rarely articulated in narratives of suffering. Instead, the highlanders emphasize the significance of their return to the sacred land of the ancestors.



The Depths of Russia
Oil, Power, and Culture after Socialism
Douglas Rogers
In The Depths of Russia, Douglas Rogers offers a nuanced and multifaceted analysis of oil's place in Soviet and Russian life, based on ethnographic fieldwork and archival research in the Perm region of the Urals.



From Farm to Canal Street
Chinatown's Alternative Food Network in the Global Marketplace
Valerie Imbruce
In From Farm to Canal Street, Valerie Imbruce tells the story of how Chinatown's food network operates amid—and against the grain of—the global trend to consolidate food production and distribution. Manhattan's Chinatown demonstrates how a local market can influence agricultural practices, food distribution, and consumer decisions.



Roads
An Anthropology of Infrastructure and Expertise
Penny Harvey, Hannah Knox
Sweeping in scope and conceptually ambitious, this book tells a story of infrastructure and of global flows of money, goods, and people.



Subterranean Estates
Life Worlds of Oil and Gas
This innovative, interdisciplinary volume provides a new perspective on the material, symbolic, cultural, and social meanings of the multidimensional world of the global oil and gas industry.



Zones of Rebellion
Kurdish Insurgents and the Turkish State
Aysegul Aydin, Cem Emrence
How do insurgents and governments select their targets? Which discourses and policies do they adopt to win civilian loyalties and control territory? This book examines the wide variety of coercive strategies adopted by both insurgents and governments in the long-running Kurdish insurgency in Turkey.



From Flux to Frame
Designing Infrastructure and Shaping Urbanization in Belgium
Maarten Van Acker
Bridging the gap between urban planning and transport history, this book investigates the spatial impact of highways, motorways, canals, tramways, and railways on the surrounding landscape.



Zoned in the USA
The Origins and Implications of American Land-Use Regulation
Sonia A. Hirt
Sonia A. Hirt argues that zoning laws are among the important but understudied reasons for the cross-continental differences between Europe and the United States



This Luminous Coast
Walking England's Eastern Edge
Jules Pretty
Over the course of a year, Jules Pretty walked along the shoreline of East Anglia in southeastern England and here takes the reader with him on his journey over land and water.



The Edge of Extinction
Travels with Enduring People in Vanishing Lands
Jules Pretty
Jules Pretty explores life and change in a dozen environments and cultures across the world, taking us on a series of remarkable journeys to show that there are many different ways to live in cooperation with nature.



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