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

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

Conflict Archaeology, Historical Memory, and the Experience of War

“Critically engages with the many faceted legacies of conflict and its memorialization, exemplifying the value of multiple perspectives through an ethical commitment to inclusive practice.”—Audrey Horning, author of Ireland in the Virginian Sea: Colonialism in the British Atlantic   “Embraces archaeology’s most fundamental role: to expose the histories of those under-represented or invisible in history’s dominant narratives, … Continue reading Conflict Archaeology, Historical Memory, and the Experience of War

Ancient Foodways

“Shows that integrating subsistence and foodways data is critical for a deeper understanding of the social, cultural, political, and religious implications of the plants and animals people ingest. An important volume.”—Tanya M. Peres, coeditor of Unearthing the Missions of Spanish Florida   Through various case studies, Ancient Foodways illustrates how archaeologists can use bioarchaeology, zooarchaeology, archaeobotany, architecture, and other evidence … Continue reading Ancient Foodways

All Things Beautiful

Lushly illustrated with over 300 color plates, this volume is a celebration of the beauty of natural history collections and the work of curators dedicated to understanding and conserving our natural world. Natural history museums are libraries of life. All Things Beautiful reveals some of the remarkable animals, plants, fossils, and cultural heritage materials that make up the … Continue reading All Things Beautiful

New Paperback Release: Cuban Cultural Heritage

“Fills a void by examining the politics of heritage from a geographic and postcolonial perspective, skillfully weaving materiality, ideology, and history together in a critique of nationalism during the republican and revolutionary periods. . . . Conceptually cohesive and rich in detail.”—Choice"Successful in bringing historic debates over Cuba’s cultural heritage into the present context, offering … Continue reading New Paperback Release: Cuban Cultural Heritage