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The Passage from Youth to Adulthood: Narrative and Cultural Thresholds

by Pierluca Birindelli UPA (September 26, 2014)

This book investigates how young adults build their identities in modern society. Looking at narratives from Italian young adults living with their parents and from university students, along with sociological,...

The Hausa of Nigeria

by Frank A. Salamone UPA (December 28, 2009)

This book is the culmination of thirty-nine years of anthropological thought and research and many field trips to Nigeria. This work looks at the notion of identity formation and its relationship to history,...

Extraordinary, Ordinary Women: Questions of Expatriate Identity in Contemporary American Paris

by Kelly Rogers UPA (December 16, 2013)

This book provides an intimate portrait of twenty American expatriate women residing in Paris today. Pulling back the veil of idealism and romanticism shrouding the women’s migrant lives, the book examines...

The Desert Experience in Israel: Communities, Arts, Science, and Education in the Negev

by A. Paul Hare & Gideon M. Kressel UPA (September 29, 2009)

This book shares the responses of settlers, artists, poets, scientists, and educators who lived near the Blaustein Institute in the Negev Desert of Israel as they answer the question, 'What difference has living...

Literacy, Information, and Development in Morocco during the 1990s

by Samia Touati UPA (June 15, 2012)

This book offers readers a two-level investigation of the culture of literacy in Morocco. A handful of researchers approach literacy either through theory or through practice in general; however, this is the...

Forgotten Origin

by Steven Strong & Evan Strong UPA (March 29, 2011)

This book is third in a series dedicated to the first Homo sapiens: the Australian Aboriginal people. Steven and Evan Strong continue their investigation into the global impact of Aboriginal people, relaying...

Dancing with the Gods: Essays in Ga Ritual

by Marion Kilson UPA (November 15, 2012)

This book explores cosmological concepts and ritual actions of the Ga people of southeastern Ghana through case studies of calendrical agricultural rites, social status transition rites, and redressive rites....

Partible Paternity and Anthropological Theory: The Construction of an Ethnographic Fantasy

by Warren Shapiro UPA (June 16, 2009)

This book discusses the conception 'partible paternity' within Amazonian Indian communities. The author argues that fellow anthropologists Beckerman and Valentine are completely wrong in labeling the Amazonian...

Synergistic Collaborations: Pastoral Care and Church Social Work

by Velmarie L. Albertini & Jonathan Grenz UPA (July 10, 2012)

This valuable resource for Christian ministers and social workers as they extend outreach ministries and collaborate with community organizations combines case studies, theological reflections, reality dialogue...

Borderlands: Ethnographic Approaches to Security, Power, and Identity

by Hastings Donnan & Thomas M. Wilson UPA (July 10, 2012)

This book examines how different kinds of security and insecurity manifest and interconnect at state borders, encompassing the personal and the political, the social and the economic, in ways that reinforce...

The Transformational Decade: Snapshots of a Decade from 9/11 to the Obama Presidency

by Herbert I. London UPA (May 14, 2012)

The Transformational Decade attempts to show the transformation that took place in American life from the attack on the World Trade Center to the emergence of the Obama presidency. It illuminates a decade that...

Tales Worth Telling

by Tony R. Sanchez UPA (December 23, 2013)

In a set of stories about 17 American heroes and heroines, this book analyzes the hero concept in the nation’s history. This book unmasks and reveals some of the United States’ most beloved historical figures,...

Global Connectivity and Local Transformation

by Jiaming Sun UPA (February 07, 2008)

Increasing overseas traveling, booming Internet and electronic communication, and expanding global social ties are primary features of intensifying global connectivity and integration. Global Connectivity and...

Homo Sapiens, A Problematic Species

by Mia Gosselin UPA (November 25, 2014)

Homo Sapiens, A Problematic Species examines how Western culture has understood and continues to understand what it is to be human. This book features reflections on mythical thought and its logic and contrasts...

The Logical Foundations of Social Theory

by Gert H. Mueller & Joseph R. Pearce UPA (August 20, 2014)

The Logical Foundations of Social Theory describes Gert Mueller’s argument that physical, biological, social, moral, and cultural reality form an asymmetrical hierarchy of founding and controlling relationships...

Deconstructing Prehumanity: An Enquiry into the Archaeological Creation of a Black Past

by Jorge Serrano UPA (December 01, 2015)

Deconstructing Prehumanity is an investigation into the role of archaeological perception in the construction of race. It explores how social knowledge and disciplinary subjectivity have shaped our organization...