Books for Black History Month

Explore our selection of books for Black History Month! New titles this year include a study of Mary McLeod Bethune's global activism, an insider’s account of a wrongful conviction and the fight to overturn it during the civil rights era, profiles of influential Black women activists at the 1977 National Women’s Conference, an analysis of … Continue reading Books for Black History Month

New Paperback Release: Situated Narratives and Sacred Dance

"As is fitting for its subject, this work is a blend of forms, inputs, voices, and visions.  Collectively they reveal the complexity of the study and practice of ‘Afro-Cuban’ religion. They constitute an authoritative, potentially discipline-altering, stance on the question of African origins embodied in the presumed distinction between the Lucumí and Arará traditions. The … Continue reading New Paperback Release: Situated Narratives and Sacred Dance

Q&A with Katya Wesolowski, author of Capoeira Connections

In Capoeira Connections: A Memoir in Motion, Katya Wesolowski—a capoeirista and Duke University lecturing fellow of cultural anthropology and dance—explores her personal journey from novice to instructor as well as her decades of research as an anthropologist in Brazil, Angola, Europe, and the United States. We asked Katya Wesolowski some questions about her new book, which we're … Continue reading Q&A with Katya Wesolowski, author of Capoeira Connections

Archaeology and Bioarchaeology of Anatomical Dissection at a Nineteenth-Century Army Hospital in San Francisco

“Represents an impressive use of modern forensic and bioarchaeological methods to reveal a great deal of important information about American history during the post-Civil War period, particularly as it relates to the history of medicine. Nuanced, sensitive, and reflective.”—Debra Martin, coeditor of Bioarchaeology of Frontiers and Borderlands   “A fascinating and exhaustive analysis of anatomized remains and … Continue reading Archaeology and Bioarchaeology of Anatomical Dissection at a Nineteenth-Century Army Hospital in San Francisco

New Paperback Release: The Insubordination of Photography

Latin American Studies Association Visual Culture Section Best Book Prize Latin American Studies Association Historia Reciente y Memoria Section Best Book Prize "Through a series of emblematic case studies, the book makes a powerful argument about the multi-faceted visual and social impact of photography under repressive rule. . . . Its immense value lies in the … Continue reading New Paperback Release: The Insubordination of Photography

Research Methods in the Dance Sciences

“An invaluable book for anyone engaged in dance science research at any level. Bringing together leading voices in dance medicine and science, it is a must-have for the dance research community. Accessible, practical, and complete, it is the book dance science research has been waiting for.”—Róisín Cahalan, editor of Complete Irish Dancer: Optimization of Health and … Continue reading Research Methods in the Dance Sciences

Archeology on the Threshold

“Presents novel archaeological perspectives on transitions, both geographic and temporal. Contributors combine a range of theoretical models to understand transitions while employing explicit methodological frameworks in diverse contexts.”—Anna Marie Prentiss, editor of Handbook of Evolutionary Research in Archaeology   “Embodies a strong global comparative perspective on transitional states framed across ethnographic and archaeological foci, their potential causation … Continue reading Archeology on the Threshold

Capoeira Connections

“Wesolowski mobilizes decades of movement experience—through diverse styles of physical training as well as through diverse cultural contexts—to explore the convivência of capoeira: the ways in which it choreographs relationships across difference (of race, class, gender, nation, and more). Through her always engaging and often moving personal narrative, one slowly forms an understanding of the … Continue reading Capoeira Connections

Our 2023 SPSA Virtual Booth and Book Sale

This year’s Southern Political Science Association annual conference is being held in St. Pete Beach from January 11 through 14. Our virtual booth is open through February 28, 2023 and offers great deals on our political science and political history titles. Use code SPSA23 for discount prices and free shipping within the U.S. Click Here to View all Titles … Continue reading Our 2023 SPSA Virtual Booth and Book Sale