Social Sciences  /  Anthropology & Sociology
Making the Frontier Man Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780822947875
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2024
Description:
For western colonists in the early American backcountry, disputes often ended in bloodshed and death. Making the Frontier Man examines early life and the origins of lawless behavior in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio from 1750 to 1815. It provides a key to understanding why the trans-Appalachian West was prone to violent struggles, especially between white men.
Wearables 01 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9789492940179
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2024
Imprint: Blikvelduitgevers Publishers
Series: Wearables
Illustrations: full colour images
Description:
Wearables is an annual magazine edition, attractively illustrated, bringing together a variety of ethnographic topics on costume and jewellery traditions, placed in their cultural setting.
Tar Hollow Trans Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9780813197555
Pub Date: 20 Jun 2023
Series: Appalachian Futures: Black, Native, and Queer Voices
Description:
"I've lived a completely ordinary life, so much that I don't know how to write a transgender or queer or Appalachian story, because I don't feel like I've lived one..
Engaging Appalachia Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9780813196947
Pub Date: 07 Mar 2023
Series: Place Matters: New Directions in Appalachian Studies
Illustrations: 1 table, 7 b&w illustrations
Description:
Inclusive campus-community collaborations provide critical opportunities to build community capacity - defined as a community's ability to jointly respond to challenges and opportunities - and sustainability. Through case studies from across all three subregions of Appalachia from Georgia to Pennsylvania, Engaging Appalachia: A Guidebook for Building Capacity and Sustainability offers diverse perspectives and guidance for promoting social change through campus-community relationships from faculty, community members, and student contributors. This volume explores strategies for creating more inclusive and sustainable partnerships through the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
Slavery and Freedom in the Bluegrass State Cover Slavery and Freedom in the Bluegrass State Cover
Format: 
Pages: 380
ISBN: 9780813196152
Pub Date: 21 Feb 2023
Illustrations: 16 b&w illustrations
Pages: 380
ISBN: 9780813197111
Pub Date: 21 Feb 2023
Illustrations: 16 b&w illustrations
Description:
Stephen Foster's "My Old Kentucky Home" has been designated as the official state song and performed at the Kentucky Derby for decades. In light of the ongoing social justice movement to end racial inequality, many have questioned whether the song should be played at public events, given its inaccurate depiction of slavery in the state. In Slavery and Freedom in the Bluegrass State, editor Gerald L.
An Introduction to Black Studies Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780813196916
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2023
Illustrations: 30 b&w illustrations
Description:
For hundreds of years, the American public education system has neglected to fully examine, discuss, and acknowledge the vast and rich history of people of African descent who have played a pivotal role in the transformation of the United States. The establishment of Black studies departments and programs represented a major victory for higher education and a vindication of Black scholars such as W. E.
Temple People Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781913344078
Pub Date: 15 Jan 2023
Series: Fragility and Sustainability - Studies on Early Malta, the ERC-funded FRAGSUS Project
Description:
The ERC-funded FRAGSUS Project (Fragility and sustainability in small island environments: adaptation, culture change and collapse in prehistory, 2013–18) led by Caroline Malone has focused on the unique Temple Culture of Neolithic Malta and its antecedents. This third volume builds on the achievements of Mortuary customs in prehistoric Malta, published by the McDonald Institute in 2009. It seeks to answer many questions posed, but left unanswered, of the more than 200,000 fragments of mainly commingled human remains from the Xagħra Brochtorff Circle on Gozo.
Polygynous Marriages among the Kyrgyz Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 284
ISBN: 9780822947530
Pub Date: 20 Dec 2022
Series: Central Eurasia in Context
Description:
During Soviet rule, the state all but imposed atheism on the primarily Islamic people of Kyrgyzstan and limited the tradition of polygyny - a form of polygamy in which one man has multiple wives. Polygyny did continue under communism, though chiefly under concealment. In the decades since the fall of the Soviet Union, the practice has reemerged.
Urban Infrastructure Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9780822946380
Pub Date: 29 Nov 2022
Series: Pittsburgh Hist Urban Environment
Description:
Urban Infrastructures creates space for an encounter between historians, humanists, and social scientists who seek new methodological approaches to the history of urban infrastructure. It draws on recent work across history, anthropology, science and technology studies, geography, resilience/sustainability, and other disciplines to explore the social effects of infrastructure. The volume rejects narrow conceptions of infrastructure history as only the history of public works, and instead expands the definition to all business enterprises and public bodies that provide the goods and services essential for the day-to-day lives of most people.
Sacred Nature Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781789259179
Pub Date: 15 Nov 2022
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Material Religion in Antiquity
Illustrations: B/W
Description:
Sacred Nature: Animism and Materiality in Ancient Religions is the second volume of the series Material Religion in Antiquity (MaReA). The book collects the proceedings of the international online workshop carrying the same title organized by CAMNES, SoRS on 20–21 May 2021. Sacred Nature brings together the perspectives of scholars from different disciplines (archaeology, anthropology, iconography, philology, history of religions) about the notions of nature, sacredness, animism and materiality in ancient religions of the Old and the New World.
How to Explain Radicalization? Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9788869774041
Pub Date: 01 Nov 2022
Series: Sociological Challenges
Description:
This book is based on findings from the Horizon2020 Project “Participation. Analysing and Preventing Extremism via Participation” (Grant Agreement 962547) funded by the European Commission. Its main goal is to provide an updated, well-informed and nuanced picture of the contemporary research into the factors influencing pathways of radicalization towards violent extremism in the European landscape.
Seduced by Radium Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9780822947066
Pub Date: 25 Oct 2022
Description:
The discovery of radium by Marie and Pierre Curie in 1898 eventually led to a craze for radium products in the 1920s until their widespread use proved lethal for consumers, patients, and medical practitioners alike. Radium infiltrated American culture, Maria Rentetzi reveals, not only because of its potential to treat cancer but because it was transformed from a scientific object into a familiar, desirable commodity. She explores how Standard Chemical Company in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania - the first successful commercial producer of radium in the United States - aggressively promoted the benefits of radium therapy and its curative properties as part of a lucrative business strategy.
From House Societies to States Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781789258622
Pub Date: 15 Oct 2022
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Ancient Societies (MAtAS)
Illustrations: B/w
Description:
The organisation and characteristics of early and ancient states have become the focus of a renewed interest from archaeologists, ancient historians and anthropologists in recent years. On the one hand, neo-evolutionary schemas of political transformation find it difficult to define some of their most basic concepts, such as ‘chiefdom’, ‘complex chiefdom’ and ‘state’, not to mention the transition between them. On the other hand, teleological interpretations based on linear dynamics, from less to increasingly more complex political structures, in successive steps, impose biased and too rigid views on the available evidence.
Technocratic Visions Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 302
ISBN: 9780822947486
Pub Date: 04 Oct 2022
Description:
Technocratic Visions examines the context and societal consequences of technologies, technocratic governance, and development in Mexico, home of the first professional engineering school in the Americas. Contributors focus on the influential role of engineers, especially civil engineers, but also mining engineers, military engineers, architects, and other infrastructural and mechanical technicians. During the mid-nineteenth century, a period of immense upheaval and change domestically and globally, troubled governments attempted to expand and modernize Mexico’s engineering programs while resisting foreign invasion and adapting new Western technologies to existing precolonial and colonial foundations.
Digital Citizenship Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9788869774027
Pub Date: 03 Oct 2022
Series: Politics
Description:
The Western idea of democracy, based on human opinions and the counting of votes, has become obsolete. The exclusively human form of democracy is being substituted by a new kind of contract which, through digital architecture, the internet of things and sensors, extends participation to all of the different entities that make up our habitat. Parliaments, citizen assemblies, parties and all kinds of the political architecture of interaction, inspired by the model of the polis, are giving way to platforms, blockchains and different network environments.
Disruption of Habits During the Pandemic Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9788869773297
Pub Date: 03 Oct 2022
Series: Philosophy
Description:
In the year 2020, everything we used to think about our habits has been profoundly disrupted. Lockdown still represents an unprecedented experience for all those who went through it, radically affecting our freedom of movement and all those social interactions that used to make up our daily lives. Some people believe that once the pandemic ends, nothing will be the same.