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Bronzezeitliche Hortfunde in Niedersachsen
Laux, Friedrich
Rahden/Westf. : In Kommission bei VML, Verlag Marie Leidorf GmbH, 2017
Baker Berry GN778.22.G4 L315 2017

Prehistory and archaeology of Northeast India : multidisciplinary investigation in an archaeological terra incognita
Hazarika, Manjil, author
New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2017
The book is multi-disciplinary in its scope and has as its objective the reconstruction of the subsistence strategies and way of life of the prehistoric communities in Northeast India and their movements, dispersals, and settlements. The essential nature of this work is dictated by the reality that the scanty nature of archaeological data from the region has compelled us to gather evidence from all possible scientific lines of enquiry in order to paint a vivid picture of the development of early farming societies, who must have been the ancestors of some or all of the present-day indigenous ethnic groups. This evidence has been gathered from ecological, ethnographical, anthropological, and genetic sciences to inspire an interpretation of the available archaeological data for examining linguistic hypotheses of early migration and dispersals of people in this region. The study strives not only to gather a holistic understanding of the prehistoric people but also to lay a foundation for future research strategies and to set a relevant methodology suitable for the region.
Baker Berry GN855.I4 H39 2017

First islanders : prehistory and human migration in Island Southeast Asia
Bellwood, Peter S., author
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2017
Island Southeast Asia as a canvas for human migration -- Homo Erectus and Homo Floresiensis: archaic hominins in Island Southeast Asia -- The biological history of Homo Sapiens in Island Southeast Asia -- Late Paleolithic archaeology in Island Southeast Asia -- The early history of the Austronesian language family in Island Southeast Asia -- Neolithic farmers and sailors in Southern China, Taiwan and the Philippines -- The Neolithic of East Malaysia and Indonesia -- The early metal age and intercultural connections in Island Southeast Asia -- Island Southeast Asian prehistory: a comparative perspective.
Baker Berry GN855.S68 B45 2017

Antropología cultural y folklorología : antropología, folklore, costumbrismo, España, África, aborigen
Vargas, Moisés author
Santo Domingo, Rep. Dom. : Editorial Santuario, mayo 2015
Baker Berry GN31.2 .V37 2015

Filial obsessions : Chinese patriliny and its discontents
Sangren, Paul Steven, author
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
Preface and overview -- Popular religion, a Chinese superboy, and "the investiture of the gods" -- "Filial piety" and cultural difference -- Spirit possession, family issues, and the revelation of gods' biographies -- Filial piety : fathers, real and ideal -- The social production of desire -- Ancestor worship, the Confucian father, and filial piety -- Women as outsiders : princesses, defilement, and Buddhist salvation -- Woman as symptom : beyond gender? -- A concluding manifesto : culture and desire.

"This book employs a broad analysis of Chinese patriliny to propose a distinctive theoretical conceptualization of the role of desire in culture. It utilizes a unique synthesis of Marxian and psychoanalytic insights in arguing that Chinese patriliny is best understood as, simultaneously, 'a mode of production of desire' and as 'instituted fantasy.' The argument advances through discussions and analyses of kinship, family, gender, filial piety, ritual, and (especially) mythic narratives. In each of these domains, P. Steven Sangren addresses the complex sentiments and ambivalences associated with filial relations. Unlike most earlier studies which approach Chinese patriliny and filial piety as irreducible markers of cultural difference, Sangren argues that Chinese patriliny is better approached as a topic of critical inquiry in its own right."--
Baker Berry GN487.5 .S26 2017

Studies in forensic biohistory : anthropological perspectives
edited Christopher M. Stojanowski, Arizona State University, USA, William N. Duncan, East Tennessee State University, USA
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017
1. Defining an anthropological biohistorical research agenda : the history, scale, and scope of an emerging discipline / Christopher M. Stojanowski and William N. Duncan -- 2. Autopsy of past leaders : what do remains tell us about them? / Philippe Charlier -- 3. Game of thrones : Richard III and the creation of cultural heritage / Richard Toon and Laurie Stone -- 4. The search for Don Francisco de Paula Marin : servant, friend, and advisor to King Kamehameha I, Kingdom of Hawaiʻi / Michael Pietrusewsky, Michele Toomay Douglas, Rona M. Ikehara-Quebral, and Conrad Mac Goodwin -- 5. Unearthing Robert Kennicott : naturalist, explorer, Smithsonian scientist / Karin S. Bruwelheide, Sandra S. Schlachtmeyer, Douglas W. Owsley, Vicki E. Simon, Arthur C. Aufderheide, Larry W. Cartmell, and Stephan J. Swanson -- 6. The influence of the law on the post-mortem narratives of unknown human remains / Ryan M. Seidemann -- 7. The biohistory of prehistory : mummies and the forensic creation of identity / Kenneth C. Nystrom -- 8. Talking heads and other specters of the Mountain Meadows Massacre / Shannon A. Novak -- 9. Facial reconstruction of famous historical figures : between science and art / Laura Buti, Giorgio Gruppioni, and Stefano Benazzi -- 10. The probabilistic basis for identifying individuals in biohistorical research / Lyle W. Konigsberg and Lee Meadows Jantz -- 11. Known unknowns : forensic science, the nation-state, and the iconic dead / Sarah Wagner and Adam Rosenblatt -- 12. The biohistory of atrocity and the social life of human remains / Claire Moon -- 13. Ethical issues in biohistory : no easy answers! / Jane E. Buikstra -- 14. Theoretical facets of biohistorical research / William N. Duncan and Christopher M. Stojanowski.

The lives of kings, poets, authors, criminals and celebrities are a perpetual fascination in the media and popular culture, and for decades anthropologists and other scientists have participated in 'post-mortem dissections' of the lives of historical figures. In this field of biohistory, researchers have identified and analyzed these figures' bodies using technologies such as DNA fingerprinting, biochemical assays, and skeletal biology. This book brings together biohistorical case studies for the first time, and considers the role of the anthropologist in the writing of historical narratives surrounding the deceased. Contributors theorize biohistory with respect to the sociology of the body, examining the ethical implications of biohistorical work and the diversity of social theoretical perspectives that researchers' work may relate to. The volume defines scales of biohistorical engagement, providing readers with a critical sense of scale and the different paths to 'historical notoriety' that can emerge with respect to human remains.
Baker Berry GN69.8 .S78 2017

Building bones : bone formation and development in anthropology
edited by Christopher J. Percival (University of Calgary, Canada) and Joan T. Richtsmeier (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, [2017]
What is a biological 'trait'? / Kenneth Weiss -- The contribution of angiogenesis to variation in bone development and evolution / Christopher J. Percival [and 6 others] -- Association of the chondrocranium and dermatocranium in early skull formation / Kazuhiko Kawasaki and Joan T. Richtsmeier -- Unique ontogenetic patterns of postorbital septation in tarsiers and the issue of trait homology / Valerie B. DeLeon, Alfred L. Rosenberger and Timothy D. Smith -- Exploring modern human facial growth at the micro- and macroscopic levels / Sarah E. Freidline, Cayetana Martinez-Maza, Philipp Gunz and Jean-Jacques Hublin -- Changes in mandibular cortical bone density and elastic properties during growth / Paul C. Dechow -- Postcranial skeletal development and its evolutionary implications / David B. Burr and Jason M. Organ -- Combining genetic and developmental methods to study musculoskeletal evolution in primates / Terence D. Capellini and Heather Dingwall -- Using comparisons between species and anatomical locations to discover mechanisms of growth plate patterning and differential growth / Kelsey M. Kjosness and Philip L. Reno -- Ontogenetic and genetic influences on bone's responsiveness to mechanical signals / Ian J. Wallace, Brigitte Demes and Stefan Judex -- The havers-halberg oscillation and bone metabolism / Russell T. Hogg, Timothy G. Bromage, Haviva M. Goldman, Julia A. Katris, and John G. Clement -- Structural and mechanical changes in trabecular bone during early development in the human femur and humerus / Timothy M. Ryan, David A. Raichlen and James H. Gosman -- Appendix to Chapter 3: Detailed anatomical description of developing chondrocranium and dermatocranium in the mouse / Kazuhiko Kawasaki and Joan T. Richtsmeier.
Baker Berry GN70 .B85 2017

Ethnoprimatology : a practical guide to research at the human-nonhuman primate interface
edited by Kerry M. Dore, Erin P. Riley, Agustín Fuentes
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017
1. Introduction: Doing ethnoprimatology in the Anthropocene / Erin P. Riley, Agustín Fuentes, and Kerry M. Dore -- Part I. Characterizing the interface. 2. Introduction to Part I / Tracie McKinney. Section 1. Behavioral ecology. 3. Habituation to tourists : protective or harmful? / Jessica L. Westin. 4. Assessing the role of exotic and ornamental plants in the ecology of gray mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus) in southeastern Madagascar / Krista Fish. 5. The looming legacy of deforestation for red colobus monkeys in Kibale National Park / Krista M. Milich. 6. Food, feeding, and foraging : using stable isotope analysis as a methodology in the study of urban primate dietary patterns / Anne Kwiatt. 7. Measuring movement : how remote telemetry facilitates our understanding of the human-macaque interface / Amy R. Klegarth ; Section 2. Epidemiological studies. 8. An ethnoprimatological assessment of human impact on the parasite ecology of silky sifaka (Propithecus candidus) / James E. Loudon, Erik R. Patel, Charles Faulkner, Robert Schopler, Rachel A. Kramer, Cathy V. Williams, and James P. Herrera. 9. Characterizing simian foamy virus transmission in Bangladesh / Lisa Jones-Engel ; Section 3. Predator-prey studies. 10. How do Pagai, Mentawai Island (Sumatra, Indonesia) nonhuman primate characteristics affect hunters' prey selection? / Lisa M. Paciulli and Kristin Sabbi ; Section 4. Human-primate conflict. 11. Flexibility in Javan gibbon (Hylobates moloch) response to human disturbance / Melissa A. Reisland and Joanna E. Lambert. 12. Conflicted primatologists : a survey on primatologists' views on conflict and resolution between human and nonhuman primates / Mary Baker, Paula Pebsworth, and Sindhu Radhakrishna -- Part II. Following the data : incorporating ethnography. 13. Introduction to Part II / John Knight ; 14. Incorporating the ethnographic perspective : the value, process, and responsibility of working with human participants / Nicholas Malone, Ally Palmer, and Alison Wade ; 15. Nonhuman primates and "others" in the Dzanga Sangha reserve : the role of anthropology and multispecies approaches in ethnoprimatology / Melissa J. Remis and Carolyn A. Jost Robinson ; 16. Sacred monkeys? : an ethnographic perspective on macaque sacredness in Balinese Hinduism / Jeffrey Peterson and Erin P. Riley ; 17. Navigating the methodological landscape : ethnographic data expose the nuances of "the monkey problem" in St. Kitts, West Indies / Kerry M. Dore ; 18. An ethnoprimatological approach to assessing the sustainability of nonhuman primate subsistence hunting of indigenous Waiwai in the Konashen Community Owned Conservation Concession, Guyana / Christopher A. Shaffer, Elisha Marawanaru, and Charakura Yukuma -- Part III. Implications for conservation. 19. Introduction to Part III / Carolyn A. Jost Robinson ; 20. Using a mixed-methods approach to elucidate the conservation implications of the human-primate interface in Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve, China / Amanda L. Ellwanger, Erin P. Riley, Kefeng Niu, and Chia L. Tan ; 21. Culture, conflict and conservation : living with nonhuman primates in northeastern India / Sindhu Radhakrishna ; 22. The conservation implications of seasonal endangered lemur hunting / Cortni Borgerson ; 23. Ethnoprimatology matters : integration, innovation, and intellectual generosity / Agustín Fuentes, Erin P. Riley, and Kerry M. Dore.

"Ethnoprimatology, the combining of primatological and anthropological practice and the viewing of humans and other primates as living in integrated and shared ecological and social spaces, has become an increasingly popular approach to primate studies in the twenty-first century. Offering an insight into the investigation and documentation of human-nonhuman primate relations in the Anthropocene, this book guides the reader though the preparation, design, implementation, and analysis of an ethnoprimatological research project, offering practical examples of the vast array of methods and techniques at chapter level. With contributions from the world's leading experts in the field, Ethnoprimatology critically analyses current primate conservation efforts, outlines their major research questions, theoretical bases and methods, and tackles the challenges and complexities involved in mixed-methods research. Documenting the spectrum of current research in the field, it is an ideal volume for students and researchers in ethnoprimatology, primatology, anthropology, and conservation biology"--
Baker Berry GN50.8 .E74 2017

Lévi-Strauss
Loyer, Emmanuelle, author
[Paris] : Flammarion, [2015]
"Claude Lévi-Strauss est né en 1908 et mort centenaire, en 2009, tout près de nous, lecteurs du XXIe siècle. Il grandit dans une famille juive, bourgeoise, mais qui a connu des jours meilleurs. Le père est peintre, bricoleur ; le fils choisit la voie de la philosophie et du militantisme socialiste. Le jeune agrégé part en 1935 enseigner la sociologie à Sâo Paulo. Lors de rudes expéditions dans le Brésil intérieur, il se fait ethnologue, découvrant l'Autre indien. Les lois raciales de Vichy le contraignent à repartir : il gagne l'Amérique en 1941 et devient Prof. Claude L. Strauss pour ne pas qu'on le confonde avec le fabricant de jeans. Cette biographie décrit l'accouchement d'une pensée d'un type nouveau, au milieu d'un siècle chahuté par l'Histoire : l'énergie des commencements au Brésil et l'effervescence du monde de l'exil européen à New York, entre surréalisme et naissance du structuralisme. Le retour en France, après la guerre, sonne le temps de l'écriture de l'oeuvre : plusieurs décennies de labeur intense où Lévi-Strauss réinvente l'anthropologie, une discipline qui a désormais pignon sur rue et offre une nouvelle échelle pour le regard. En 1955, Tristes Tropiques en est la preuve éclatante, en France puis dans le monde entier. Au cours des années, Lévi-Strauss est devenu une gloire nationale, un monument pléiadisé de son vivant. Mais il a sans cesse revendiqué un "regard éloigné qui lui permet de poser un des diagnostics les plus affûtés et les plus subversifs sur notre modernité en berne. Cette biographie souligne l'excentricité politique et intellectuelle de l'anthropologue. Sa vie décentrée par rapport à l'Europe, ses allers-retours entre ancien et nouveaux mondes, son goût de l'ailleurs font de ce savant-écrivain, mélancolique et tonique, esthète à ses heures, une voix inoubliable qui nous invite à repenser les problèmes de l'homme et le sens du progrès. Lévi-Strauss est moins un moderne que notre grand contemporain inquiet."--Page 4 of cover.
Baker Berry GN21.L4 L69 2015

Eat me : a natural and unnatural history of cannibalism
Schutt, Bill, author
London : Profile Books : 2017
Cannibalism. It's the last, greatest taboo: the stuff of urban legends and ancient myths, airline crashes and Captain Cook. But while we might get a thrill at the thought of the black widow spider's gruesome mating habits or the tragic fate of the 19th-century Donner Party pioneers, today cannibalism belongs to history - or, at the very least, the realm of the weird, the rare and the very far away. Doesn't it? Here, zoologist Bill Schutt digs his teeth into the subject to find an answer that is as surprising as it is unsettling.
Baker Berry GN409 .S38 2017b

Humans and the environment in northern Baikal Siberia during the late Pleistocene
Ineshin, E. M. author
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017
Baker Berry GN772.22.R9 I6413 2017

Critical indigenous studies : engagements in first world locations
edited by Aileen Moreton-Robinson
Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, [2016]
Acknowledgments. Introduction: Locations Of Engagement In The First World / Aileen Moreton-Robinson -- Part I. Institutionalizing A Critical Place. A Better World Becoming: Placing Critical Indigenous Studies / Daniel Heath Justice -- Building A Professional Infrastructure For Critical Indigenous Studies: A(n Intellectual) History Of And Prospectus For The Native American And Indigenous Studies Association / Jean M. O'Brien and Robert Warrior -- Critical Indigenous Studies: Intellectual Predilections And Institutional Realities / Chris Andersen -- Part II. Expanding Epistemological Boundaries Dear Indigenous Studies, It's Not Me, It's You: Why I Left And What Needs To Change / Kim Tallbear -- Monster: Post-Indigenous Studies / Brendan Hokowhitu -- Race And Cultural Entrapment: Critical Indigenous Studies In The Twenty-First Century / Aileen Moreton-Robinson -- Part III. Locales Of Critical Inquiry And Practice. In The Wake Of Matå'pang's Canoe: The Cultural And Political Possibilities Of Indigenous Discursive Flourish / Vicente M. Diaz -- The Semantics Of Genocide / Larissa Behrendt -- The Practice Of Kuleana: Reflections On Critical Indigenous Studies Through Trans-Indigenous Exchange / Hōkūlani K. Aikau, Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua, and Noenoe K. Silva.

This is an edited volume with contributions by leading scholars on the central epistemological, theoretical, political, and pedagogical questions and debates that constitute the discipline of Indigenous Studies. The volume emerges from a 2012 symposium hosted by the Indigenous Studies Research Network at Queensland University of Technology. The volume is organized into three sections: the first section includes essays that interrogate the embeddedness of Indigenous studies within academic institutions; the essays in the second section explore the epistemology of the discipline; and the third section's essays are devoted to understanding the locales of critical inquiry and practice. Moreton- Robinson's introductory essay provides a brief history of the discipline.
Baker Berry GN316 .C759 2016

The returns of fetishism : Charles de Brosses and the afterlives of an idea
Morris, Rosalind C., author
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017
"Fetishism (supposing that it existed)": a preface to the translation of Charles de Brosses's Transgression / Rosalind C. Morris -- Introduction: fetishism, figurism, and myths of enlightenment / Daniel H. Leonard -- A note on the translation / Daniel H. Leonard -- On the worship of fetish gods; or, a parallel of the ancient religion of Egypt with the present religion of Nigritia / Charles de Brosses ; translated by Daniel H. Leonard -- After De Brosses: fetishism, translation, comparativism, critique / Rosalind C. Morris -- A fetiche is a fetiche: no knowledge without difference of the word: rereading De Brosses -- Excursus: recontextualizing De Brosses, with Pietz in and out of Africa -- Re Kant and the good fetishists among us -- Hegel: back to the heart of darkness -- Fetishism against itself; or, Marx's two fetishisms -- The great fetish; or, the fetishism of the one -- Freud and the return to the dark continent: the other fetish -- Conjuncture: Freud and Marx, via Lacan -- Anthropology's fetishism: the custodianship of reality -- Fetishism reanimated: surrealism, ethnography, and the war against decay -- Deconstruction's fetish: undecidable, or the mark of Hegel -- Rehistoricizing generalized fetishism: the era of objects -- Anthropological redux: the reality of fetishism -- The fetish is dead, long live fetishism.

For more than 250 years, Charles de Brosses's term "fetishism" has exerted great influence over our most ambitious thinkers. Used as an alternative to "magic" but nonetheless expressing the material force of magical thought, de Brosses's term has proved indispensable to thinkers as diverse as Kant, Hegel, Marx, Freud, Lacan, Baudrillard, and Derrida. With this book, Daniel H. Leonard offers the first fully annotated English translation of the text that started it all: On the Worship of Fetish Gods, and Rosalind C. Morris offers incisive commentary that helps modern readers better understand it and its legacy. The product of de Brosses's autodidactic curiosity and idiosyncratic theories of language, On the Worship of Fetish Gods is an enigmatic text that is often difficult for contemporary audiences to assess. In a thorough introduction to the text, Leonard situates de Brosses's work within the cultural and intellectual milieu of his time. Then, Morris traces the concept of fetishism through its extraordinary permutations as it was picked up and transformed by the fields of philosophy, comparative religion, political economy, psychoanalysis, and anthropology. Ultimately, she breaks new ground, moving into and beyond recent studies by thinkers such as William Pietz, Hartmut Bohme, Alfonso Iacono through illuminating, new discussions on topics ranging from translation issues to Africanity to new materialism.
Baker Berry GN472 .M677 2017

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