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  • Ritual, Identity and the Mayan Diaspora

    1st Edition

    By Nancy J. Wellmeier

    Originally published in 1998, Ritual, Identity, and the Mayan Diaspora examines the lives and the continuing ritual traditions of the Mayas in the United States. The book focuses on a predominantly Maya town in rural Florida and shows how members of this ancient Central American civilization use…

    Hardback – 2020-01-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Ritual

  • Amerindian Socio-Cosmologies between the Andes, Amazonia and Mesoamerica

    Toward an Anthropological Understanding of the Isthmo-Colombian Area, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ernst Halbmayer

    This book offers a new anthropological understanding of the socio-cosmological and ontological characteristics of the Isthmo-Colombian Area, beyond established theories for Amazonia, the Andes and Mesoamerica. It focuses on a core region that has been largely neglected by comparative anthropology…

    Hardback – 2020-01-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Santería Enthroned

    Art, Ritual, and Innovation in an Afro-Cuban Religion, 1st Edition

    By David H. Brown

    Ever since its emergence in colonial-era Cuba, Afro-Cuban Santería (or Lucumí) has displayed a complex dynamic of continuity and change in its institutions, rituals, and iconography. Originally published in 2003 Santería Enthroned combines art, history, cultural anthropology, and ethnohistory to…

    Hardback – 2020-01-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Locating Zika

    Social Change and Governance in an Age of Mosquito Pandemics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kevin Louis Bardosh

    The Zika virus has challenged conventional ideas of mosquito-borne diseases, tested the resilience of global health systems and embedded itself within local sociocultural worlds, with major implications for environmental, sexual, reproductive and paediatric health, science and policy. This book…

    Hardback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Health and Medical Anthropology

  • Forensic Anthropology Teams in Latin America

    1st Edition

    Edited by Silvia Dutrénit-Bielous

    This book charts the development of forensic anthropology teams in Latin America and surveys their main characteristics, achievements, and challenges in light of a recent past fraught with state repression and violence. The volume contains contributions by an interdisciplinary group of scholars…

    Hardback – 2019-12-05 
    Routledge

  • Bad Christians, New Spains

    Muslims, Catholics, and Native Americans in a Mediterratlantic World, 1st Edition

    By Byron Ellsworth Hamann

    This book centers on two inquisitorial investigations, both of which began in the 1540s. One involved relations of Europeans and Native Americans in the Oaxacan town of Yanhuitlán (in New Spain, today’s Mexico). The other involved relations of Moriscos (recent Muslim converts to Catholicism) and…

    Hardback – 2019-11-07 
    Routledge
    The Anthropology of History

  • Reframing Latin American Development

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ronaldo Munck, Raul Delgado Wise

    Since the year 2000 Latin America has been at the forefront of a series of diverse experiments with alternative forms, pathways and models of economic development and at the cutting edge of the international theoretical and political debates that surround these experiments. Reframing Latin American…

    Paperback – 2019-10-31 
    Routledge

  • The Light Inside

    Abakuá Society Arts and Cuban Cultural History, 1st Edition

    By David H. Brown

    Originally published in 2003, The Light Inside is a ground-breaking study of an Afro-Cuban secret society, its sacred arts, and their role in modern Cuban cultural history. Enslaved Africans and creoles developed the Abakuá Society, a system of men’s fraternal lodges, in urban Cuba beginnings in…

    Hardback – 2019-10-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Natural Disasters

    Acts of God or Acts of Man?, 1st Edition

    By Anders Wijkman, Lloyd Timberlake

    Originally published in 1984 Natural Disasters shows how misleading the term “natural disaster” can be. Forces of nature such as earthquakes, cyclones and extreme variations in weather can trigger disasters, but in many Third World countries it is environmental degradation, poverty and rapid…

    Hardback – 2019-10-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Media Cultures in Latin America

    Key Concepts and New Debates, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anna Cristina Pertierra, Juan Francisco Salazar

    Media Cultures in Latin America updates and expands contemporary global understandings of the region’s media and cultural research. Drawing on forty years of contributions made by Latin American cultural studies to the global media research, the book connects this history to newly developing work…

    Hardback – 2019-09-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • American Chinese Restaurants

    Society, Culture and Consumption, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jenny Banh, Haiming Liu

    With case studies from the USA, Canada, Chile, and other countries in Latin America, American Chinese Restaurants examines the lived experiences of what it is like to work in a Chinese restaurant. The book provides ethnographic insights on small family businesses, struggling immigrant parents, and…

    Paperback – 2019-09-23
    Routledge

  • Guatemalan Vigilantism and the Global (Re)Production of Collective Violence

    A Tale of Two Lynchings, 1st Edition

    By Gavin Weston

    This book grounds an understanding of lynching as an increasingly globalised phenomenon through an examination of two cases in Guatemala. The chapters cover issues of migration, tourism, gangs, inter-generational conflict, media, gossip, and rumour to understand national and global patterns of…

    Hardback – 2019-08-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

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