Historical Archaeology and Indigenous Collaboration

“Deftly weaves historic records and archaeological research through an Indigenous lens to create a well-crafted story of the Nipmuc of New England. Through this lens, the reader will better recognize the struggles Indigenous people faced in colonial America as well as the struggles they continue to face as they try to reestablish their sovereign relationships … Continue reading Historical Archaeology and Indigenous Collaboration

Archaeologies of Listening

“Provides new insights on archaeological theory and practice. Through the lens of epistemic humility, it exemplifies a new approach to undertaking archaeological and anthropological work with indigenous and local communities.”—Claire Smith, editor of Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology   “A timely book long overdue. It teaches us that without humility, patience, listening, and engaging local experts as … Continue reading Archaeologies of Listening

Mestizo Modernity

“A rich and compelling history of race in Mexico from an important new voice in Mexican cultural criticism.”—Rebecca Janzen, author of The National Body in Mexican Literature: Collective Challenges to Biopolitical Control “This excellent study illuminates the construction and understanding of race, identity, and modernity in post-revolutionary Mexico from Vasconcelos’s ‘The Cosmic Race’ to the Mexploitation … Continue reading Mestizo Modernity

The Anthropology of Marriage in Lowland South America

“Foremost scholars of indigenous Amazonia explore the vast and interesting gap between rules and practice, demonstrating how sociocultural systems endure and even prosper due to the flexibility, creativity, and resilience of the people within them.”—Jeremy M. Campbell, author of Conjuring Property: Speculation and Environmental Futures in the Brazilian Amazon “A landmark volume and a major … Continue reading The Anthropology of Marriage in Lowland South America

Recent Releases – The Mapuche in Modern Chile + author interview

January was an incredibly action-packed month in the world of marketing UPF books, as our staff collectively got ready for the spring season. (That's my way of saying, "hey, sorry for the blog silence.") We're delighted to bring this new title about the indigenous inhabitants of Chile, the Mapuche, to your attention. The Mapuche in … Continue reading Recent Releases – The Mapuche in Modern Chile + author interview