Historical Ecology and Archaeology in the Galápagos Islands

“Highly original. A major contribution to the human history and cultural ecology of the Galápagos Islands. The authors have woven together topics as diverse as global economics, historical archaeology, and biodiversity in their study of one of the world’s most intellectually stimulating archipelagos.”—David Steadman, Florida Museum of Natural History “This superb work adds a significant … Continue reading Historical Ecology and Archaeology in the Galápagos Islands

Gertrude Stein and the Making of Jewish Modernism

“Will become the defining analysis of the question of Jewishness in Stein’s writing—a question absolutely crucial to understanding this great modernist writer. An important and long-awaited contribution to Stein studies.”—Barbara Will, author of Unlikely Collaboration: Gertrude Stein, Bernard Faÿ, and the Vichy Dilemma “The first full-length study of Gertrude Stein’s Jewishness and how it is central … Continue reading Gertrude Stein and the Making of Jewish Modernism

Bears

“This engaging survey draws upon archaeological, ecological, ethnographic, ethnohistorical, and artistic materials to offer a regional perspective on bears in the Eastern Woodlands. The volume is a timely synthesis rich in details about the multiple roles of bears as pests, pets, food, commodities, venerated icons, and mythical figures.”—Elizabeth J. Reitz, coauthor of Charleston: An Archaeology of … Continue reading Bears

The Politics of Language in Puerto Rico: Revisited

“A significant contribution to the continuing contentious debate on the status of Puerto Rico. . . . In addition to archival resources, the author includes interviews with prominent Puerto Rican political leaders in and out of government to provide a historical and contemporary basis for understanding the language issue on the island.”—Choice   “A welcome … Continue reading The Politics of Language in Puerto Rico: Revisited

Women Making Modernism

“A fascinating case for the ‘making’ of modernism by women writers through their networking, contestation, and affiliation with each other. This volume’s widely admired contributors more than live up to their reputations with their thought-provoking analyses.”—Holly A. Laird, author of Women Coauthors Challenging the tendency of scholars to view women writers of the modernist era as … Continue reading Women Making Modernism

Approaches to Monumental Landscapes of the Ancient Maya

“Containing cutting-edge research by leading scholars in Maya archaeology, this volume provides readers with a greater appreciation and richer understanding of the diverse ways in which the Maya interacted with and transformed the world around them.”—Jeffrey Glover, Georgia State University Approaches to Monumental Landscapes of the Ancient Maya brings together a wide spectrum of new … Continue reading Approaches to Monumental Landscapes of the Ancient Maya

Cahokia in Context

“Impressive. Provides perspective on the interconnectedness of Cahokia with regional cultures, the evidence for (or against) this connection in specific areas, and the hows and whys of Cahokian influence on shaping regional cultures. There is no other comparable work.”—Lynne P. Sullivan, coeditor of Mississippian Mortuary Practices: Beyond Hierarchy and the Representationist Perspective “This volume synthesizes information … Continue reading Cahokia in Context