Routledge Welcomes Left Coast Press

Left Coast Press is now a part of Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor and Francis Group.  As a publisher of pioneering research in Anthropology, Archaeology, Museum Studies, and Research Methods, Left Coast complements Routledge’s commitment to scholarship in these fields.

Featured Titles

  • Archaeological Theory in a Nutshell

    1st Edition

    By Adrian Praetzellis

    Adrian Praetzellis provides a brief, readable introduction to contemporary theoretical models used in archaeology for the undergraduate or beginning graduate student. He demystifies a dozen flavors of contemporary theory for the theory-phobic reader, providing a short history of each, its…

    Paperback – 2016-12-19

  • Archaeological Research

    A Brief Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Peter N. Peregrine

    This updated edition of Archaeological Research introduces the basic methods of archaeological research, including data collection, analysis, interpretation, as well as a consideration of the state of archaeology today. New to the Second Edition is updated information on geographic information…

    Paperback – 2016-11-29

  • Anarchist's Guide to Historic House Museums

    1st Edition

    By Franklin D Vagnone, Deborah E Ryan

    In these days of an aging traditional audience, shrinking attendance, tightened budgets, increased competition, and exponential growth in new types of communication methods, America’s house museums need to take bold steps and expand their overall purpose beyond those of the traditional museum. They…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28

  • Qualitative Ethics in Practice

    1st Edition

    By Martin Tolich

    Neither ethics committees nor qualitative researchers can predict the types of ethical dilemmas that will happen in the field, only that they will routinely occur. In Qualitative Ethics in Practice, a team of fifteen top researchers from various disciplines and nationalities offer ethical…

    Paperback – 2016-03-10
    Developing Qualitative Inquiry

  • Mortal Dilemmas

    The Troubled Landscape of Death in America, 1st Edition

    By Donald Joralemon

    Anthropologist Donald Joralemon asks whether America is really, as many scholars claim, a death-denying culture that prefers to quarantine the sick in hospitals and the elderly in nursing homes. His answer is a reasoned “no.” In his view, Americans are merely struggling to find cultural scripts for…

    Paperback – 2016-01-31

  • Archaeology After Interpretation

    Returning Materials to Archaeological Theory, 1st Edition

    Edited by Benjamin Alberti, Andrew Meirion Jones, Joshua Pollard

    A new generation of archaeologists has thrown down a challenge to post-processual theory, arguing that characterizing material symbols as arbitrary overlooks the material character and significance of artifacts. This volume showcases the significant departure from previous symbolic approaches that…

    Paperback – 2015-12-01

  • Essentials of Publishing Qualitative Research

    1st Edition

    By Mitchell Allen

    Getting a qualitative article or book published involves more than simply doing the research, writing it up, and sending it off. You also need to know how to navigate the social relations of presenting your work to the journal editor or book publisher—and how to craft your message to them—if you…

    Paperback – 2015-10-31
    Qualitative Essentials

  • Anthropological Ethics in Context

    An Ongoing Dialogue, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dena Plemmons, Alex W Barker

    This volume examines general ethical principles and controversies in the social sciences by looking specifically at the recent three-year revision process to the American Anthropological Association’s code of ethics. The book’s contributors were members of the task force that undertook that…

    Paperback – 2015-10-31

  • Curating Oral Histories

    From Interview to Archive, 2nd Edition

    By Nancy MacKay

    For the past ten years, Nancy MacKay’s Curating Oral Histories (2006) has been the one-stop shop for librarians, curators, program administrators, and project managers who are involved in turning an oral history interview into a primary research document, available for use in a repository. In this…

    Paperback – 2015-10-15
    Practicing Oral History

  • Understanding Graffiti

    Multidisciplinary Studies from Prehistory to the Present, 1st Edition

    Edited by Troy R Lovata, Elizabeth Olton

    This collection of original articles brings together for the first time the research on graffiti from a wide range of geographical and chronological contexts and shows how they are interpreted in various fields. Examples range as widely as medieval European cliff carvings to tags on New York subway…

    Paperback – 2015-09-30

  • Handbook of Anthropology in Business

    1st Edition

    Edited by Rita M Denny, Patricia L Sunderland

    In recent years announcements of the birth of business anthropology have ricocheted around the globe. The first major reference work on this field, the Handbook of Anthropology in Business is a creative production of more than 60 international scholar-practitioners working in universities and…

    Paperback – 2015-09-15

  • Practicing Oral History with Immigrant Narrators

    1st Edition

    By Carol McKirdy

    In addition to the problem of language, conducting oral histories with immigrant narrators often requires special considerations: past violence, cultural sensitivity, and lack of trust. Yet, these narrators are often witnesses to, or participants in, important historical events, or can describe…

    Paperback – 2015-08-31
    Practicing Oral History

  • Paleoethnobotany

    A Handbook of Procedures, 3rd Edition

    By Deborah M Pearsall

    This new edition of the definitive work on doing paleoethnobotany brings the book up to date by incorporating new methods and examples of research, while preserving the overall organization and approach of the book to facilitate its use as a textbook. In addition to updates on the comprehensive…

    Paperback – 2015-08-31

  • Teaching Food and Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Candice Lowe Swift, Richard R Wilk

    With the rapid growth and interest in food studies around the U.S. and globally, the original essays in this one-of-a-kind volume aid instructors in expanding their teaching to include both the latest scholarship and engage with public debate around issues related to food. The chapters represent…

    Paperback – 2015-06-30

  • Fostering Social Justice through Qualitative Inquiry

    A Methodological Guide, 1st Edition

    Edited by Corey W Johnson, Diana C Parry

    Qualitative researchers increasingly flock to social justice research to move beyond academic discourse and aid marginalized communities and groups. This is the first textbook to address the methods of conducting qualitative research using a social justice paradigm. The book addresses the…

    Paperback – 2015-04-15

  • Qualitative Inquiry—Past, Present, and Future

    A Critical Reader, 1st Edition

    Edited by Norman K Denzin, Michael D Giardina

    In this critical reader, the best writing of two dozen key figures in qualitative research is gathered together to help students to identify emerging themes in the field and the latest thinking of the leaders in qualitative inquiry. These groundbreaking articles are pulled from a decade of social…

    Paperback – 2015-03-31

  • Global Mental Health

    Anthropological Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Brandon A Kohrt, Emily Mendenhall

    While there is increasing political interest in research and policy-making for global mental health, there remain major gaps in the education of students in health fields for understanding the complexities of diverse mental health conditions. Drawing on the experience of many well-known experts in…

    Paperback – 2015-03-15
    Anthropology and Global Public Health

  • The 5 Things You Need to Know about Statistics

    Quantification in Ethnographic Research, 1st Edition

    By William W Dressler

    The 5 Things You Need to Know about Statistics provides an accessible introduction to statistical thinking for anthropologists and other social scientists who feel some mixture of dread and loathing when it comes to quantification and data analysis. It is not so much an introduction to statistics…

    Paperback – 2015-02-28

  • Museum Store: The Manager's Guide

    Basic Guidelines for the New Museum Store Manager, 4th Edition

    Edited by Museum Store Association

    Museum Store: The Manager's Guide is a practical guide for any store manager who needs guidance about visual merchandising, measuring performance, managing volunteers and much more. This eight-chapter volume includes a wealth of advice on best practices compiled by the national professional…

    Paperback – 2015-02-15
    Museum Store Association