Browse by Subject: Anthropology

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Yo Soy Negro: Blackness in Peru

Yo Soy Negro is the first book in English--in fact, the first book in any language in more than two decades--to address what it means to be black in Peru.

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Hidden Powers of State in the Cuban Imagination

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Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora in the Wider Caribbean

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Urarina Society, Cosmology, and History in Peruvian Amazonia

The Urarina are an indigenous group found in the Peruvian lowlands. Seemingly isolated, they actually have a long history of engaging in networks of trade with outside groups, argues Bartholomew Dean in this first ever ethnography of the group.

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Cuba in the Shadow of Change: Daily Life in the Twilight of the Revolution

No other book reveals so much about the anxieties and clandestine plans that have shaped Cubans' lives during the final years of the Fidel Castro era.

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Drink, Power, and Society in the Andes

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Time and Memory in Indigenous Amazonia: Anthropological Perspectives

Without imposing traditionally Western notions of what "time" and "change" mean, the collection looks at how native Amazonians experienced forms of cultural memory and at how their narratives of the past helped construct their sense of the present and, inevitably, their own identity.

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Ritual, Discourse, and Community in Cuban Santería: Speaking a Sacred World

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Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería: Africa to Cuba and Beyond

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Sleeping Rough in Port-au-Prince: An Ethnography of Street Children and Violence in Haiti