FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Kathleen DuVal’s Native Nations

“An essential American history” (The Wall Street Journal) that places the power of Native nations at its center, telling their story from the rise of ancient cities more than a thousand years ago to fights for sovereignty that continue today.   Chapter 1 Ancient Cities in Arizona, Illinois, and Alabama It is rare that everyone

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FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Jordan Salama’s Stranger in the Desert

Jordan Salama, author of Every Day the River Changes, is American, Syrian, Argentinian, and Iraqi Jewish. Inspired by his global genealogy and the family lore that he may have long-lost relatives in Argentina, Jordan goes in search of the “Lost Salamas,” traveling more than a thousand miles through the Argentine Andes.   “Kan ya makan

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FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Benjamin Herold’s Disillusioned

Through the stories of five American families, a masterful and timely exploration of how hope, history, and racial denial collide in the suburbs and their schools. Disillusioned braids human stories together with penetrating local and national history to reveal a vicious cycle undermining the dreams upon which American suburbia was built. For generations, upwardly mobile

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Do You Teach Anthropology?

You can search for books across this discipline through our course lists, which cover Applied Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural and Social Anthropology, Introduction to Anthropology, Peoples and Cultures, Physical Anthropology, and more.   Applied Anthropology Archaeology Cultural and Social Anthropology Introduction to Anthropology Peoples and Cultures Physical Anthropology

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Brown University students use Claude Lévi-Strauss’s Tristes Tropiques in Principles of Cultural Anthropology

By: Matthew Gutmann, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Brown University My students are hard put to recall another writer, let alone an intellectual giant like Claude Lévi-Strauss, who inveighs against the dangers of literacy, as he does in Tristes Tropiques. It is a great discussion starter. By turns travelogue and scholarly treatise on disappearing cultures

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FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Cat Bohannon’s Eve

In this myth-busting, eye-opening landmark account of how humans evolved, Cat Bohannon offers a paradigm shift in our thinking about what the female body is, how it came to be, and how this evolution still shapes all our lives today.   Chapter 1 Milk No sooner had the notion of the Flood subsided, Than a

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FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Nick McDonell’s Quiet Street

Quiet Street is a bold and moving exploration of the American elite that exposes how the ruling class perpetuates cycles of wealth, power, and injustice. Searing and precise yet always deeply human, Quiet Street examines the problem of America’s one-percenters, whose vision of a more just world never materializes. Who are these people, how do they hold

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