Waveland Press Ethnographies


Please note that this list was scanned from a Waveland Press Titles in Anthropology cataglog using an "optical characteric recognition" program.  There are some errors in spelling and formatting.  Nevertheless, there should be sufficient information for you to check Love Library's holdings to determine whether we have a copy of the book.  Many of the references below will be listed at Love Library under a different publisher than Waveland.

APPALACHIAN VALLEY George L. Hicks The people in one small part of Southern Appalachia_the Little Laurel River Valley in western Northern Carolina_are the sub jects of this general ethnographic study. Although no longer isolated from the mainstream of American culture, they continue to display culturally distinct attitudes, speech, kinship relation ships, and identities. As a monograph for courses examining rural life in complex societies, Appalachian Valley is an important resource. 112 pages, $9.50; ISBN 0-88133-639-4

CHICAGO PRISONERS The Key to San guentin R. Iheodore Davidson A unique presentation of San 9uentin prisoner subculture as the prisoners themselves experience it, this study began at the request of the prison administrators at San Quentin who wanted to see if an anthropologist could determine what subcultural factors were responsible for the excessive violence and reluctance to participate in the rehabilitation activities exhibited by Chicano prisoners. It is a rare look at prisoner behavior, as well as their own economy, leadership, social control, and law. 196 pages, $10.95; ISBN 0- 88133-050-7

COMMUNITY IN A BLACK PENTECOSTAL CHURCH An Anthropological Study Melvin D. Williams In this descriptive analysis of a contemporary, viable social group a black Pentecostal church in the Hill District of Pittsburgh_Dr. Williams vividly recreates a society that most people have only glimpsed. He looks beyond "social and cultural deprivation," ~social disorganization," and the "poverty-stricken and disadvantaged" and discovers human vitality within black lifestyles_the meaning that must reside in every cohesive human group. It is not only the first anthropological book of its kind, but also a penetrating look at the black southern peasant transplanted to the urban north, the role of the black church in this transition, the concept of community in modern society, and the cultural content of poverty. 202 pages, $10.50; ISBN 0-88133-049-3

FROM INDIANS TO CHICANOS The Dynamics of Mexican American Culture, Second Edition James Diego Vigil Now updated, this highly regarded volume serves as a comprehensive, ethnohistorical introduction to the Mexican-American experience in the United States, with focus on specific socioeconomic, sociocultural and sociopsychological issues and problems that affect modern day Chicanos. Throughout their history Mexican-Americans have generally remained a low-income population and have been culturally and racially different members of the social system. By tracing these complex historical conditions and highlighting several stages of contact, conflict, and change, it is hoped that modern Chicanos will be more clearly understood. Available Sprlug 1997

GROWING UP AMERICAN Schooling and the Survival of Community Alan PeshRin The heart of this book is a case study that responds essentially to the question, "What is an American high school like?" This discussion of the classroom experience, the vast extracurricular program, the money-raising activities, the student diaries, and the reflections of seniors on their school days captures the reality of school life in many American communities. The author wants students of American schools to read this study and say, "So this is the way it is." More than a case study of a school, however, this book is intended to portray the integral relationship between school and community in a rural area. This portrayal was essentially shaped by a central idea that orders the mass of collected data: the survival of community. 256 pages, $10.50; ISBN 0-88133-825-7

GYPSIES The Hidden Americans Anne Sutherland The Gypsies portrayed in this book are the Vlax-speaking Rom, the largest group of Gypsies in the United States, numbering 500,000. Not officially recognized as a minority in the U.S. until 1972, Gypsies have led an almost entirely invisible existence here. Now in this fascinating work_the first complete account of American Gypsies_Sutherland has produced an in-depth look at the full range of everyday social life among the Rom. Separate. elusive, complex, and unique among the people of the world, Gypsies have preserved their traditional way of life. How have they avoided assimilation? What keeps them apart? How are they organized, and what do they believe? These and other important questions about these "hidden Americans" are addressed in Sutherland's contemporary study. 330 pages, $12.95; ISBN 0-88133-235-6

HARD LIVING ON CLAY STREET Portraits of Blue Collar Families Joseph T. Howell In this revealing study of a white working class neighborhood in Washington, D.C., Howell shows us that there is more than one kind of blue collar worker in America today. Hard Ltutag on Clay Street is about two very different blue collar families, the Shackelfords and the Mosebys. They are fiercely independent southern migrants, preoccupied with the problems of day-to- day living, drinking heavily, and often involved in unstable family relationships. Howell moved to Clay Street for a year with his wife and son and became deeply involved with the people, recording their story. As readers, we too become participants in the life of Clay Street, and not just observers, learning what "living on Clay Street" is all about. 381 pages, $11.95; ISBN 0-88133-526-6

THE HIPPIE GHETTO The Naturs~1 History of a Subculture William L. Partridge This descriptive analysis of the sign)ficant events of the social life of hippie ghetto residents offers observations about changes in patterns of interaction, relationships, and the activities in which they participate. The treatment is not concerned with an individ ual phenomenon but, rather, with its function as part of a cultural process. 88 pages, $8.50; ISBN 0-88133-190-2

THE MISSISSIPPI CHINESE Between Black and White, Second Edition James W. Loewen This scholarly, carefully researched book studies one of the most overlooked minority groups in America_the Chinese of the Mississippi Delta. During Reconstruction, white plantation owners imported Chinese sharecroppers in the hope of replacing their black laborers. In the beginning they were originally classed with blacks. But the Chinese soon moved into the towns and became. almost without exception, owners of small groceries. Loewen details their astounding transition from "black" to essentially white status with an insight seldom found in studies of race relationships in the Deep South. 257 pages, $11.50: ISBN 0-88133-312-3

NEVER AGAIN THE BURNING TIMES Paganism Revived Loretta Orion This fascinating ethnography explores contemporary American witchcraft. Readers have the opportunity to learn what kinds of individuals engage in radical thought movements such as this and view the ideas of witchcraft and magic through the eyes of practitioners. Demographic characteristics of the group are combined with an analysis of their complex belief system to provide insight into this singular subculture of American society. 322 pages, $12.95; ISBN 0-88133-835-4

POVERTY IN RURAL AMERICA A Case Study Janet M F`itchen Janet Fitchen has been a role model for all who wish to understand poverty in rural America. Intertwining historical, economic, social, cultural, and psychological material and basing her work on a decade of participant-observation, the author provides an understanding of the lives and actions of nonfarm rural poor people and identifies the causes of their marginal situation in this case study. She describes the ways people perceive their problems, the constraints they face, and the solutions they have developed. Among her conclusions are concrete suggestions for breaking the cycle of entrenched rural poverty. Includes Preface 1995 by Gene F. Summers. 257 pages, $12.95; ISBN 0-88133-869-9

RURAL COMMUNITY IN THE APPALACHIAN SOUTH Patricia D. Beaver Written in a narrative style, this award-winning monograph deals with issues of community and family in Southern Appalachia. The fundamental components of everyday life_kinship ties, sex roles, social and economic change, religion, poverty, companionship, and the integration of "foreigners" into homogenous rural society_are combined to create a vivid picture of life in this portion of the South. Beaver's close yet sympathetic analysis of elements that create the sense of community in the southern Appalachians gives substance and understanding to a quality of life intimately associated with that region. 182 pages, $10.50; ISBN 0-88133-656-4

"SHUT THOSE THICK LIPS!" A Study in Slum School Failure Gerry Rosenfeld Ethnographically focused on the urban black community of Harlem in New York City, this study gives the reader a clear idea of what it means to go to a slum school and to be a black child. as well as why the achievement of minority children is low. A realistic assessment of the interaction between the teachers and students is given: teachers see children as uneducable; children see teachers as hostile, the school as forbidding, the experience as limiting and destructive. The author shows how, as a teacher in the very school he describes, he captured some of the energy produced out of frustration and in so doing demonstrated potentials for learning that are usually assumed to be absent among children of the poor. 120 pages, $9.50; ISBN 0-88133-022-1

THEM CHILDREN A Study in Language Learning Martha C. Ward One of the major purposes of this book is to examine some of the real-life conditions under which children actually learn their language, how families instill values about the use or nonuse of language, and how they use it in an everyday context. Although some related theoretical issues are included, the author's goal is to describe communication habits and family interaction in the home environment of one community called Rosepoint. Rosepoint could be any small community in America. It stands for the common situation in America in which the educational system and the child's background and experience are not congruent. This book makes an important contribution to a better understanding of the processes of socialization in a multi- cultural world. 99 pages, $8.95; ISBN 0-88133-213-5

THEY SHALL TAKE UP SERPENTS Psychology of the Southern Snake-handling Cult Weston La Barre The rural Southern snake-handling cult, still flourishing, is graphically described in its complex histoncal, ethographic, and psychosexual background. The specific poor-white, extreme fundamentalist setting of the cult is placed in its New Testament context and in relation to the folklore of similar practices in Africa, Mexico, and the ancient world. Founded in 1909, the cult has spread from Grasshopper Valley, Tennessee, all over the South, and has survived fines, jail sentences, and numerous deaths from snake bite, including that of the founder. Holy Ghost People (53 min. black and white, 1967, University of California Extension Media Center), a remarkable film record of a white Pentecostal religious group in Appalachia whose members handle poisonous snakes, drink strychnine, and speak in tongues following the literal interpretation of a Biblical passage, makes an excellent accompaniment to the La Barre monograph. 208 pages, $10.50; ISBN 0- 88133-663-7

THE CHIPPEWA AND THEIR NEIGHBORS A Study in Ethnohistory, Revised and Expanded Edition Harold Hickerson with review essay and bibliographical supplement b!J Jennifer S. H. Brown and Laura L. Peers This new edition not only again makes available a classic volume in ethnohistory, but also provides a perceptive assessment of the influence of Hickerson's book since it first appeared in 1970. The seventeen-page critical review and bibliographical supplement, as well as the new maps and illustrations, show the methodological refinement and new questions addressed in ethnohistorical studies over the last two decades when Hickerson's pioneering efforts served both as model and controversial stimulus to other scholars to probe more deeply into the documentary records and seek fuller understanding of them. Includes a special, full color, fold-out map, "Indian Villages and Tribal Distribution c. 1768" by Helen Tanner and Foreword by Charles A. Bishop. 151 pages, $10.50; ISBN 0-Bal33- 330-1

THE CIBECUE APACHE Keith H. Basso Based on long-term research, this book is about the Western Apache, not as they lived in the past, but as they survive today in Cibecue, a small settlement on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation in Arizona. The study captures the true character of Apache culture not only because of the objective analyses and descriptions but also because the author believes in allowing the people to speak for themselves. One never loses sight of the fact that the people of Cibecue are alive now, and that Basso's goal is to describe their perceptions, experiences, conflicts, and indecisions. 106 pages. $a.g6; ISBN 0-Bal33-21~3

DREAMERS WITH POWER The Menominee George Spindler and Louise Spindler This book provides essential background to understanding the . past and the present of the Menominee Indians of Wisconsin. Focus is on the several adaptive strategies that various segments of the Menominee have employed to cope with the prolonged confrontation between incongruent cultural systems their own and the white man's. The Menominee were dreamers and people of power. Their religious associations, rituals, witch bags, and medicine bundles were all devices for acquiring and maintaining sacred power. Their dreams told them of the future, instructed them about the meaning of events, gave them roles and purposes in life, and provided them with access to power. Today only a few still dream, and only a very few still have sacred power. 20a pages, $10.50; ISBN 0-SSl33-090-6

FEASTING WITH MINE ENEMY Rank and Exchange among Northwest Coast Societies Abraham Rosman and Paula G. Rubel The potlatch and the Northwest Coast have been subjects of interest in anthropology since the beginning of the discipline. The data from this area has been the "arena" of theoretical discussions since the time of Boas. In this book, the authors demonstrate the value of a structural approach in answering some of the perenrlial questions posed by the rich body of data on the Northwest Coast collected by generations of anthropologists. 221 pages, $11.50; ISBN 0-aal33-221-6

FORMAL EDUCATION IN AN AMERICAN INDIAN COMMUNITY Peer Society and the Failure of Minority Education Murray L. Wax, Rosalie H. Wax, and Robert V. Llumont, Jr. This study was a powerful breakthrough in a field of inquiry fraught with frustration and misunderstanding. During a period in which scholars became aware of the inadequacies in the education of American Indian children, this book, in its sensitive portrayal of the education process on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, revealed to the nation some of the causes for this failure. Regarded as one of the best short studies in the field, the book leaves readers with a variety of powerful messages con cerning the struggle between the factions of mixed and full bloods, the lack of understanding of Indian culture among the teachers of Indian children, the terrible social distance between Indian parents and non-lndian teachers, the geographic isolation and alienation of white teachers from the community, and the total lack of relevance of a "white-oriented" curriculum for the Indian children. 145 pages, $g.95; ISBN O-aal33-~47-2

THE INVISIBLE CULTURE Communication in Classroom and Community on the Warm Springs India Reservation Susan Urmston Philips A classic in the fields of educational anthropology and sociolinguistics, this volume offers much to the understanding of the organization of communication in the classroom. With an approach that balances both theory and application, Philips explores the experience of Warm Springs Indian children in an American school. She reveals the ways in which the daily interactions among the teachers and students place the Indian children in a subordinate position not only by virtue of their status as children and students relative to adult teachers, but also as Indians relative to the dominant Euro-American culture. 1a=7 pages, $g.95; ISBN 0-BBl33-6g+7

THE KWAKIUTL Indians of British Columbia Ronald P. Rohner and Euelyn C. Bettauer Gilford Island, home to a contemporary Kwakiutl community in British Columbia, is the setting of this case study. This village, representative of other Kwakiutl communities, is comprised of a fishing people who have retained much of their age-old social and cultural identity as an Indian population. The authors both describe the distinctive quality of Kwakiutl life as observed on Gilford Island and outline some of the major characteristics of the traditional Kwakfutl social system including the rank-class structure, potlatches, and the impressive winter ceremonial. 111 pages, $g.50; ISBN 0-BBl33-225-g

MODERN BLACKFEET Montanans on a Reservation Malcolm McFee A contribution to the further understanding of the complexity of the Blackfeet and other Indian reservations, this case study makes it clear that acculturation is not simply a linear process of assimilation. McFee describes the present Blackfeet reservation, the people who live on it, its economy, and its regional context. Also offered is a review of United States government policies concerning the Blackfeet and a summary of their traditional culture. 134 pages, $g.95; ISBN 0-BBl33-Oa~3-4

THE NAVAJO James F. Downs This case study of the people of Nez Ch'ii_a sign)ficant Navajo community and one that still holds to a pastoral herding ecology that has characterized some of the Navajo for at least 250 years_ offers the right blend of description and theory. In addition to describing the important themes of this culture (including the importance of females, the inviolability of the individual, the prestige of age, and the reciprocity principle), Downs discusses, in detail, the relationships between the Nez Ch'ii families and their herds as well as their relationship to the dominant culture surrounding them. 136 pages, $g.95; ISBN 0-BBl33-037-X

PAPAGO WOMAN Ruth M. Underhill ~Hardly at any point was this life touched by our white standards of existence. From the beginning to end it has run a different current, filled with achievements, with joys and sorrows that arose out of the substance of life among her people. Her story_ whether she is telling of being given to a husband she has never seen, or of her father's adopting his enemy's scalp into the household, or of the village ceremonials_sacrifices nothing of the accuracy of an ethnologist's formal account; but it has also what the latter can hardly attain_the breath of life." _Ruth Benedtct ga pages, $a.95; ISBN O-aal33-042-6

THE PUEBLO INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA Edward P. Dozier The information contained in this case study is the result of the author's lifetime spent among the Pueblos. -I have lived in or visited every village small and large from the Hopi towns of lower and upper Moencopi in Arizona to the double apartment buildings of Taos Pueblo in northern New Mexico," writes Dozier in his preface. He writes not of a single people and their culture but of a group of related peoples and their adaptation through time to their changing physical, socioeconomic, and political environments. A rare, inside view of native life and culture by an anthropologist who is himself a Pueblo Indian. 224 pages, $11.50; ISBN O-BBl33-05g-0

SANAPIA Comanche Medicine Woman Dauid E. Jones Life histories are an excellent means of crosscultural understanding. In detailing the life of a Comanche medicine woman who wanted her methods recorded, Jones demonstrated such an intense interest in her training and experiences as a shaman that Sanapia not only accepted him as a valued biographer but also adopted him as a son. Readers will enjoy this intimate portrait of the last surviving Comanche Eagle doctor, revealed in descriptive accounts of her ritual behavior, her attitude toward the profession, the paraphernalia she employed, and her function in Comanche society. 107 pages, $9.50; ISBN 0-88133-041-8

SMOKE FROM THEIR FIRES The Life of A Kwaklutl Chief Clellan S. Ford First published more than a half century ago, this book documents the remarkable life story of a chief of the once-powerful Kwakiutl Indian nation that lived on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island. Told in the first person, readers are not only introduced to the life history of a highly intelligent Kwakiutl individual from the cradle almost to the grave, but are also presented with a complete sketch of indigenous culture as seen through the eyes of the informant. Accounts such as this are valuable. In no other way can a reader today achieve such deep insight into the actual functioning of a now-vanished culture. Charley Nowell's fascinating story, told at the age of 70, is prefaced by a useful forty-page introduction to Kwaklutl society. 248 pages, $10.95; ISBN o-aBl33-9l5-6

THE STARS WE KNOW Crow Indian Astronomy and Lifeways 7irnothy P. McCleary This fascinating ethnography explores how the Crow Indians have blended scientific observation with religious symbolism to develop traditions that are a cornerstone of their culture. For centuries, the Crow people have kept a careful watch on the heavens above them_particularly the cycles and movements of the stars, the sun, the moon, and certain planets. Their interpretations of these

cosmic phenomena have shaped the principles by which the Crow live. In this illustrated volume, McCleary provides description and background but lets the Crow star knowledge unfold through the words of contemporary tribal elders, whose narratives describe the origins and organization of the universe and the history of constellations that have special religious interpretation and history. Includes eleven-page student Study Guide. 127 pages, $g.g5; ISBN o- aBl33-924-5

THUNDER RIDES A BLACK HORSE Mescalero Apaches and the Mythic Present, Second Edition Claire R. Farrer The impressive four day and four night Mescalero Apache girls' puberty ceremonial provides the structure for Farrer's consideration of the ways in which old myths and legends inform contemporary actions and beliefs. Why people behave as they do is as much a focus as is their actual behavior. Through instructions given to Farrer by Bernard Second, her Apache teacher for fourteen years, readers gain insight into the importance of narrative, not just in ceremony but especially in everyday living on a contemporary Indian reservation in the American Southwest. Sights and smells are almost palpable as the author provides the best in reflexive ethnography by allowing readers to see her as a person rather than an all-knowing anthropologist. She neither romanticizes nor patronizes the Apachean people, who are presented as people with foibles as well as possessing much worthy of admiration. The new edition includes a ten-page student Study Guide written by Dr. Daniel Moerman. 124 pages, $g.95; ISBN O-S8l33-ag7-4

THE WOODLAND INDIANS OF THE WESTERN GREAT LAKES Robert E. Rttzenthaler and Pat Ritzenthaler The color, drama, and ingenuity of Woodland Indian culture, with special emphasis on the Wisconsin Chippewa, are well demonstrated in this solid and richly-illustrated treatment of their life course, social organization, matefial culture, religious and ceremonial life, curative techniques, games, music and folklore. 154 pages, $g.95; ISBN O-BBl33-546-7

Also available,

Being and Becoming Indian James A. Clifton sampling of thirteen biographical studies that expose the experience of being and becoming Indian in different cultural frontiers, in various periods (see p. 24)

Collection! North American Indians in Historical Perspective Eleanor Burke Leacock and Nancy Oestreich Lurie highly regarded anthology focussing on Indian cultural reintegration (see p. 24)

General text! Native American Heritage, 3/E Menoyn S. Garbarino and Robert F. Sasso updated edition overviewing the diverse peoples known as Native Americans plus insights into the daily life of individual tribes (see p. 24)
CHAN KOM A Maya Village Robert Redfield and Alfonso Villa Roja~ Robert Redfield s fresh approach to community studies added new dimensions to social anthropology. His strong support for the idealist view of culture led him to look for the goals and system of ideals held by the members of society rather than at the actual behavior manifestations of the people. This early work indicated the broad and humanistic outlook that was always to distinguish the great social scientist's thought. The physical, social, and spiritual life of this Mayan community in eastern Yucatan are blended together in this book that was, and remains, important for anthropologists. 236 pages, $11.50 ISBN 0-88133-488-X

THE COSTA RICANS Richard Biesanz, Karen Zubris Biesanz, and Mauis Hiltunen Biesanz The Costa Ricans are examined here in a well-written, authoritative study. Associated with the country for more than forty years, the authors insightfully describe and interpret the character and customs of the people. It is a sympathetic account, but one that exposes and challenges the myths of equitable income distribution, broad-scale landowning patterns, and Costa Rica as Utopia. In this sense, Costa Rica resembles much of the rest of Latin America. The Biesanzes point out, however, that Costa Rica does differ from its neighbors in its peaceful settlement of political disputes, in the commitment to education, and in its blunting of class differences. 254 pages, $11.50; ISBN 0-Sa133-340-9

IN THE SHADOW OF TLALOC Life in a Mexican Village Gregory G. Reck The remote Mexican village of Jonotla lies in the shadow of the rock of Tlaloc, named for the ancient god of rain whose spirit has dwelt among its inhabitants for centuries. In the mid-1960s the twentieth century finally came to the fifteen hundred villagers of Jonotla_in the form of roads, cars, buses, electricity, and a more competitive form of life. In this moving account Reck sets out to document what effect these changes have had on the villagers. This study is part of the universal drama that is inevitably played out wherever and whenever the past and the future meet in sudden conflict. 224 pages, $10.50; ISBN 0- aS133-244-5

LA ZANDUNGA Of Fieldwork and Friendship in Southern Mexico Beverly Chinas Readers will enjoy this insightful portrayal of the pleasures and pitfalls that anthropologist Beverly Chinas experienced while

studying women's roles in the culture of the Isthmus Zapotec. The story of her long-term research, told here with honesty and grace, allows the reader to make several trips to the field in different roles: as graduate student gathering dissertation material, as young professional pursuing more sharply defined goals, and as mature researcher directing the work of assistants. The reader encounters Zapotec culture and people through the eyes of the questioning anthropologist-narrator, discovers the methods and techniques of anthropological investigation, and, instructed by the author's commitment to her Zapotec friends, learns how friendships may transcend cultural barriers. 178 pages, $10.50; ISBN O-aS133-680-7

MEDICAL CHOICE IN A MEXICAN VILLAGE James Clay Young and Linda C. Garro The people of Pichataro, a Tarascan Indian village in the highlands of west-central Mexico, use Western medicine as well as native curing specialists and folk treatment practices. In this study, the authors examine why residents choose one type of health care over another, setting the analysis within the broader context of the Pichatara medical system. The authors' first-hand experience with the community and their understanding of the role of illness in the lives and thoughts of its residents form the substance of this well-known work. 233 pages, $10.95; ISBN 0-BB133-7a5-4

A Maya Indian Tells His Life Story
James D. Sexton
Only rarely does the story of a native people come to be told by one of their own. Son o/Tecun Urnan is one of those few distinguished works as it unfolds the lives of Guatemala's Highland Maya. Through the autobiography and diary of Ignacio BizarroUjpan, the reader learns what it is like to grow up amid poverty and illiteracy even while the vagaries of the twentieth century rage all around.
250 pages, $11.50; ISBN 0-Ba133-566-5

TO THE MOUNTAIN AND BACK The Mysteries of Guatemalan Highland Family Life Jody Glittenberg Glittenberg's involving account traces her three work experiences in highland Guatemala and her own growth as a nurse, an anthropologist, and a person becoming aware of the world community In 1971 she traveled to Chimaltenango, where she worked six weeks as an "unwelcome" visiting nurse at the famous Behrhorst Hospital. Three years later, she retums to Guatemala, her family with her, for a year of fieldwork in two highland towns_the Ladino town of Zaragoza and the town of Indian Power, Patzun. Much of the fieldwork is a delight_Lake Atitlan, welcoming people, a cathedral of great fame and beauty, the great dignity of the people. And she finds other things_rats and snakes, a cigarsmoking saint, a violent volcano, a hurricane, terrorism, starving children. Her year is a richly colorful account of the puzzles and problems of two distinct cultures seized by poverty and oppression. Glittenberg retums once again in 1976, during a terrible time. The terror has increased, and the population has suffered a devastating earthquake. But this time she has come back to help, to make a difference and to give help in a country where once a personal cmsis was how to order a scrambled egg. 203 pages, $10.50; ISBN 0-BB133-792-7

TZINTZUNTZAN Mexican Peasants in a Changing World George M. Foster Foster's work is synonymous with the very best in anthropological scholarship. His study of Tzintzuntzan has long been a classic in the study of peasant communities, but the present version is even more noteworthy because Foster has been able to offer a meaningful documentation of change and modemization in this community that spans more than four decades of careful and repeated observation and study. That, in itself, is a rarity. 404 pages, $14.95; ISBN O-BR133-315-8

THE WINDS OF IXTEPEJI World View and Society in a Zapotec Town Michael Keamey This work offers an exploration into the world view and social organization in a Zapotec town called Ixtepeji where people believe the world is threatening and filled with dangerous beings! Within the realm of cognitive anthropology, the author continually asks, "How do the people perceive their situation?" Through interview data and case histories the main topic unfolds of how Ixtepejanos perceive reality and how such perceptions affect, and in tum are affected by, the conduct of village life. 140 pages, $g.95; ISBN O-SB133-210-0

Also available . . .

Contemporary Cultures and Societies of Latin America, 2/E Dwight B. Heath classic papers on the peoples and institutions of Middle and South Amenca (see p. 23)

CRAB ANTICS A Caribbean Case Study of the Conflict Between Reputation and Respectability Peter J. Wilson Reissued by popular demand, Wilson's vivid and insightful study of the lives of the Providencians describes a major dimension of Caribbean society that has been ignored in the literature: the pattem of values based on respectabilfty the drive toward stratification, reputation the drive toward equality, and on the dialectical relation between them. Wilson's other important and original contribution to Caribbean and black studies is his treatment of the men's groups that function as the psychological and political counterpart of the matrifocal household. 262 pages, $10.50; ISBN O-aB133-a49-4

EAST INDIANS IN TRINIDAD A Study in Cultural Persistence Morton Klass The earliest (and perhaps the most thorough) community study of East Indians, this work remains valuable in debates dealing with cultural persistence and colonial society. It represents a clear statement on a consequential social problem_the incomplete incorporation of the East Indian (i.e., non-Creole) population into Trinidadian (i.e., West Indian) society. 265 pages, $11.95; ISBN O-BB13a-314-X

An Island in the Bahamas
Alan G. I^Flarnrne
This general ethnography of the old Loyalist settlement on Green Turtle Cay in the Bahamas emphasizes ethnic relations and the influence of outside cultural forces (including tourism, U.S. media, intemational politics, and the black power ideology) upon the community.
110 pages, $a.g5; ISBN O-Ba133-186-4

MORNE-PAYSAN Peasant Village in Martinique Michael M. Horowitz With understated wit and human empathy, Horowitz introduces readers to the post-slavery, peasant-based Creole culture of one inland agricultural village in Martinique, an island of the West Indies. The book is ambitious in that it provides both a wellrounded case study of the peasant village as well as a valuable historical and comparative perspective. Detailed discussions include housing and household structure, agriculture and markets, the life course, and religious, economic and political issues. Much of the material presented is relevant to the neighboring islands and is the more useful because the last chapter summarizes studies on somewhat similar villages elsewhere in the Caribbean. 114 pages, $g.50; ISBN O-aB133-6a3-1

ON THE CORNER Male Social Life in a Paramaribo Creole Neighborhood Gary Brana-Shute This richly documented, descriptive narrative is one of the very few that deals with the male side of society_the forces pulling them together and pushing them apart: friendships and mutual aid; gossip; status and reputation building; recruitment and expulsion. The subjects_lower status Creole males in Paramaribo, Suriname_congregate at the neighborhood wtakel (tavern), the neutral and accessible point where men with similar mating, residential, and occupational arrangements can interact. In addition, the wider urban community and the neighborhood are also captured in this case study. 123 pages, $g.g5; ISBN 0-aB133-468-5

OSCAR An Inquiry Into the Nature of Sanity? Peter J. Wilson This is a highly readable and insightful study of the relationship between the individual and society. The society is that of the island of Providencia, and the individual is Oscar Bryan. Through Oscar's life we see magnified some of the basic problems of the relationship between the individual and his society as they are manifest in the Caribbean: the continuing conflict between practical and ideal moralities as revealed in the struggle between "reputation" and "respectability"; the manipulation of language and speech to confuse, deceive and inform; the paradox that requires people to seek privacy from each other if they wish to remain together. Wilson has contrived not only a fascinating portrait of a unique personality. but he also offers valuable speculations on the meaning of madness and the nature of the hidden and elusive bonds that unite, or divide, an individual and his society. 142 pages, $9.95: ISBN 0-88133-669-6

SINGING WITH SAI BABA The Politics of Revitalization in Trinidad Morton Klass Singing with Sai Baba explores the implications and consequences of the emergence in the West Indian nation of Trinidad and Tobago of a new, universalistic religion centered on the adoration of a living South Indian holy man_Sathya Sai Baba_ as God. This religion has been transformed into an ethnicexclusive, elite revitalization movement among Trinidadians of South Asian descent. Klass explores issues surrounding socioeconomic change from dependence on indentured cane labor to an "oil boom" society_and he analyzes religious and political conflict, particularly the tensions between Indo- and AfroTrinidadians and between Brahmans and non-Brahmans. The book addresses such problems as changing ethnicity in an immigrant population; conflict in one of the now independent nations formed from what was once a "plural society" colony; and the attractions of Hindu-derived religious movements for people in the West. 187 pages, $10.95; ISBN 0- 88133-901-6

SOUL REBELS The Rastafari WiUiarn F. Lewis . . . a cult, a deviant subculture, a revolutionary movement . . . these descriptions have been commonly used in the past to identify the Rastafari, a group perhaps best known to North American readers for their gift of reggae music to the world. With both compassion and a sharp sense of reality, Lewis suggests alternative perspectives and reviews existing social theories as he reports on the diverse world of the ganga- smoking Rastafari culture. Characterized by rich ethnographic detail, an engaging writing style, and thoughtful commentary, Soul Rebels uncovers the complex inner workings of the Rasta movement and offers a critical analysis of the meaning of Rastafan commitment and struggles. Lewis's treatment of Rastafari populations in Jamaica, Ethiopia, and the United States sets his ethnography in the crosscultural and comparative framework central to anthropological analysis. 139 pllges, $9.95; ISBN 0-88133-739-0

BLACK FRONTIERSMEN Afro-Hispanic Culture of Ecuador and Colombia Norman E. Whitten Jr. In one of South America's last frontiers, the dense rain forest and mangrove coastal strip from southern Panama through northern Ecuador, black people have developed a dynamic cultural system by drawing elements, concepts, and themes from Afncan and European sources. Black Frontiersmen details the vibrant, integrated nature of this unique black system. The dynamics of AfroHispanic cultural adaptation to the coastal ecology; the economic, social, and cultural frontier conditions; the discrimination of whites against blacks as part of the process of economic development: all form the core of this study. It also includes structural analysis of the mythology, folklore, music, and speech of the frontier along with the characteristics of cultural adaptation. social organization, and ethnic relations. 221 pages, $11.50; ISBN 0-88133-199-6

CONDOR QATAY Anthropology in Performance Catherine J. Allen and Nathan Garner The authors believe that playwriting can provide a vehicle for ethnographic description, interpretation, and analysis. This ethnographic drama explores the complex and textured fabric of rural Andean society through the microcosm of a single peasant family. While the plotline resembles a pastoral romance, the environment and society are anything but romantic. The setting, a high potato-growing community, is very harsh. All the characters have endured tremendous deprivation and grief as their lot in life. As rural 9uechua-speaking people. their options are narrow and their well-being precarious; they learn early that people sometimes must be ruthless with each other in order to survive. New opportunities involve high personal and social costs; success is rare. In addition to an Introduction and an Afterword, the authors include an "Ethnographic Notes and Comments" section that provides in-depth ethnographic background and analysis to be read parallel to the scopt. Available Winter 1997; ISBN 0-88133-934-2

THE HEADMAN AND I Ambiguity and Ambivalence in the Fieldworking Experience Jean-Paul Dumont This close and insightful study of the Panare Indians of Venezuelan Guiana is a remarkable combination of hard ethnographic data and philosophical inquiry. Dumont is explicit in precisely the area where most ethnography is inarticulate_the concrete details of the field experience. The result is a major contribution to the methodology of anthropological fieldwork as he seeks to answer one question: "Who (or what) was I for the Panare?" Dumont's engagingly personal account of the Panare view of the ethnographer and hls culture centers around dialogue and interaction rather than one-sided displays of data and conclusions. 211 pages, $10.95: ISBN 0-88133-627-0

HOW REAL PEOPLE OUGHT TO LIVE The Cashinahua of Eastern Peru Kenneth M. Kens~nger This collection of the author's Peruvian Cashinahua studies is the product of nearly forty years of study. During the 84 months he lived among the Cashinahua, Kensinger was gradually converted from being a missionary-linguist sent to translate the Bible for them to being an ethnographer-student intent on understanding their culture and communicating this understanding to others. The timing of his arrival in Cashinahua territory in 1955 could hardly have been worse. Another outsider had visited them not long before and had introduced a devastating epidemic that resulted in the death of four out of five Cashinahua. Fear and suspicion of strangers was the natural outcome of this tragic event. Despite this inauspicious beginning, Kensinger came to be known and trusted. Observing and participating in the life of the people he learned their humor, attended their social and religious gatherings, hunted with them, and witnessed the cycle of birth and death. Kensinger likes and respects these active, bawdy, complex "real people"_and so will the reader. 305 pages, $11.95; ISBN 0-88133-847-8

THE MAPUCHE INDIANS OF CHILE Louis C. Faron Today a population of over 500.000, the Mapuche Indians, although conUnually under great pressure from Chilean social forces, have managed to retain sign)ficant traditional characteristics despite centuries of contact and conquest. In this vivid. consciousness-raising account, the author details the conflict between the forces for change and those for stability. Within the framework of this struggle, the complex relations between the Mapuche and the Chileans, and the adaptation of the Mapuche to their contemporary economic, political, and social environment are emphasized. 120 pages, $9.50; ISBN 0-88133-247-X

THE MARTYRED CITY Death and Rebirth in the Andes Anthony Oliver-Srruth On May 31, 1970, a massive earthquake struck Peru. Hardest hit by the catastrophe, which is still considered the worst natural disaster in the recorded history of the Western Hemisphere, was the small city of Yungay. It was buried under an avalanche as high as a ten- story building. Of a population of 4,500, only three to five hundred survived. This book is about the destruction of Yungay and the survivor's efforts to rebuild their lives in a refugee camp. It is both a story and a study of human survival. The story conveys a sense of what life was like for those who worked to reconstruct their community; the study documents and analyzes the sociocultural processes that people use to adapt to overwhelming forces of destruction and change. 280 pages, $11.50; ISBN 0-88133-674-2

MOUNTAIN OF THE CONDOR Metaphor and Ritual in an Andean Ayllu Joseph W. Bastien In midwestern Bolivia stands Kaata, a sacred mountain. In a thousand-year tradition, a small community of men and women diviners have lived on its slopes. The symbolism of Mt. Kaata and its rituals provide deep insight into Andean society. With a wonderful blend of personal narrative, rich description, and theoretical presentation, the author sheds new light on the previously misinterpreted Bolivian Indians and their ancient Andean religion, rich in symbolism and ritual. 227 pages, $11.50; ISBN 0-88133-143-0

SAN PEDRO, COLOMBIA Small Town in a Developing Society M Richardson.  San Pedro is a poor, urban place whose culture is that of a city watered down, thinned out, and made sadly comic by poverty. San Pedro is neither a quaint peasant community nor a glittering urban complex: it is simply a town, and its people, ordinary townsmen. From making cheap cigars to drinking too much beer, from getting dirty sludge from water faucets to watching a thirdrate cowboy movie, from exclaiming over the beauty of a used refrigerator to debating the merits of a lottery number_the truth about San Pedro is in the lives of its townspeople. While they may refer to San Pedro as "pueblo poqueno, infemo grande" (small town, large hell), their lives, however bent by poverty and shaped by distant externalities, remain quietly heroic. ~ pyes, $8.95; ISBN 0-88133-252-6

SAN RAFAEL, CAMBA TOWN Life in a Lowland Bolivian Peasant Community, Second Edition Allyn MacLean Stearm_m San Rafael, Carnba Town is an intimate portrayal of the people and events that contribute to the fabric of life in a small, peasant community in Bolivia. In a highly readable style, the author recounts her experiences as a young Peace Corps volunteer working in this isolated community during the 1960s. Stearman begins by describing the patterns of daily activities of the individuals she came to know well as friends and neighbors. She then moves on to a first- hand account of living with the Leon family with whom she shared the challenge of working a small subsistence farm. This unusual and insightful episode provides detailed descriptions of house building, farming, the daily struggle to make ends meet. Stearman also reveals how close personal relationships with the members of this family evolved as they all worked together to develop strategies for survival. The complexities of the deceptively simple life of the peasant are made apparent in this unusual ethnographic experience. A new, 42-page Retrospective in this edition continues the story. 168 pages, $10.50; ISBN 0-88133-838-9

SOCCER MADNESS Brazil's Passion for the World's Most Popular Sport Janet Lever Lever's interest in Brazilian soccer and her friendship with Pele led to this thoughtful, well-written account of Brazilians' madness for spectator sports. Drawing on interviews with soccer club directors, coaches, players, officials, sportswriters, fan club leaders, and 200 fans, Lever gives readers a fascinating study of people, culture, and politics. She reaches beyond soccer in Brazil to analyze both the appeal and the cultural achievement of spectator sports in all modern societies. Sports, she finds, provide an arena for dramatizing conflicting loyalties while emphasizing the shared interests that make us all alike. 200 pages, $10.96; ISBN 0-88133-843-6

TO DEFEND OURSELVES Ecology and Ritual in an Andean Village [3tllte Jean Isbell The result of ten years of studying the 9uechua peasants of Chuschi in south-central Peru, this work is a structuralist attempt to uncover the mechanisms whereby the people of this Andean society struggle to protect the social and economic independence of their community from the outside world. The ethnographic strength of the book is a careful and insightful discussion of kinship and marriage as well as descriptions and interpretations of hydraulic, harvest, and fertility rites. New introductory notes by the author discuss recent guerrilla activities and other dramatic changes in the community that said, "To defend ourselves is to defend our traditions." 289 pages, $11.96; ISBN 0-88133-173-2

VISIONARY VINE Hallucinogenic Healing in the Peruvian Amazon Marlene Dobkin de Rtos The area of traditional folk healing with plant hallucinogens, such as the Peruvian urban setting studied here. is a unique human laboratory that is of interest to medical anthropologists. biologists, psychologists. and students of anthropology in general. One of the earliest firsthand observations of a practicing shaman and his use of native herbal medicines and psychedelic pharma
ceuticals, this text makes an important contribution to understanding culture, illness, and healing. 161 pMes, $10.50; ISBN 0-88133-093-0

The Tapirape Indians of Central Brazil

Wagley Now considered a classic, this informal, humanishc, and very readable account of the aboriginal Tapirape Indians who live in the Amazonian basin enlarges our knowledge of the diversity of life in an increasingly homogenized world. Wagley's story of the people of this small community who have developed unique and imaginative methods for coping with universal problems (e.g., human reproduction; understanding the real and imaginary forces of the universe; human well-being) raises questions about Western economic expansionism and anthropological responsibility to Third World peoples. 328 pages, $12.95; ISBN 0-88133-030-2

BAMBO JORDAN An Anthropological Narrative Bruce T. WiUiarns This book, written in an engaging narrative style, explores the complex, two-sided interaction between the author and Jordan Dama, the author's cook and friend, as they confront and learn to understand and to recognize each other. Much of the energy of the encounter occurs because of the remarkable man Jordan Dama, a cook who speaks seven languages; a man who studies and reveres the world that he knows and the world beyond his immediate reach. Bambo Jordan is a philosopher, a father, and a lover. Most of all he is a man who reaches out to readers from his little-known country in east-central Africa and welcomes us. Through the pages of this lively narrative ethnography Jordan Dama's own words introduce us to his land and the people of Malawi. We see, flrst-hand, the humble and proud acceptance of a hard life in which a strong man and his family and friends flnd happiness and furflllment. 189 pages, $10.50; ISBN 0-88133-790-0

East African Cattle-herders
Ceorge J. Klirrla The movement of cattle and men on the dusty plains during the dry season, the search for pasture and water holes, and the alternation of wet and dry seasons are the rhythm of life for a seminomadic people of Tanzania called the Barabaig. This study of ecological adaptation focuses on the socioeconomic importance of cattle in a tubal society. The author documents how the use of cattle and cattle products, as well as attitudes toward cattle, influence every activity of the Barabaig. 114 pages, $g.50; ISBN 0-88133-180-5

Religion among the Taita of Kenya
Grace Gredys Harris With rich, insightful analysis, Casting Out Anger unites an investigation of the study of religious doctones and ritual symbolism with the human body and person and the moral interpretation of illness and death. The Taita people of Southern Kenya call their religion Butasi after its central act, which combines utterances of petitionary prayers, blessings, and wishings with the spewing out of a liquid. The purpose of the ritual is to release anger in order to alleviate or prevent misfortune arising from anger. 193 pages, $10.50; ISBN 0-88133-233-X

Africa's Mbuti Pygmies
Keuin Duffy This intimate study portrays the hunter-gatherer Mbuti pygmies of Zaire. Kevin Duffy describes how these forest nomads, who are as adapted to the forest as its wildlife, gratefully acknowledge their beloved home as the source of everything they need: food, clothing, shelter, and affection. Looking on the forest in deiRed terms, they sing and pray to it and call themselves its children. With his patience and knowledge of their ways, Duffy was accepted by these, the world's smallest people, and invited to participate in the cycle of their lives from birth to death. Bringing anthropology alive for students, this book is an excellent companion piece to Duffy's 50-minute fllm, Pygmies of the Rainforest, which Colin Turnbull considered to be "the best portrait to date" of these elusive people (and which was shown on PBS's science series, NOVA, as "BaMiki BaNdula"). A 28-minute version (Chilelren of the Forest) is also available. Both versions are distributed in video format by Pyramid Film & Video, P.O. Box 1048, Santa Monica, CA 90406 (800)421 -2304. 180 pages, $10.50; ISBN 0-88133-885-0

DANCING SKELETONS Life and Death in West Africa
Kathenne A. Dettwyler Winner of the 1995 Margaret Mead Award! This personal account by a biocultural anthropologist illuminates important, not-soon-forgotten messages involving the more sobering aspects of conducting fieldwork among malnourished children in West Africa. With nutritional anthropology at its core, Dancing Skeletons presents informal, engaging, and oftentimes dramatic stories from the fleld that relate the author's experiences conducting research on infant feeding and child health in Mali. Through fascinating vignettes and honest, vivid descriptions, Dettwyler explores such diverse topics as ethnocentrism, culture shock, population control, breastfeeding, child care, the meaning of disability and child death in different cultures, female circumcision, women's roles in patrilineal societies, the dangers of fleldwork, and the realities involved in researching emotionally draining topics. Readers will alternately laugh and cry as they meet the author's fnends and informants, follow her through a series of encounters with both pert-urban and rural Bambara culture, and struggle with her as she attempts to reconcile her very different roles as objective ethnographer, subjective fnend, and mother in the field. 172 pages, $10.50; ISBN 0-88133-748-X Instructor's Manual available

Francis Mading Deng Written by the son of the late Paramount Chief of the Ngok Dinka, this ethnography provides a rich, well-balanced view of Dinka life in the Sudan. Always in direct contact with a hostile environment, deprivations, and troubles, the Dinka now form part of modern Sudan but remain among the least touched by modernization. Their pride and ethnocentrism is an important factor in their conservatism and resistance to change. A rare view of these "Lords of Men" is provided by a writer who is both an insider and a professional researcher and interpreter. 188 pages, $10.50; ISBN 0-88133-082-5

GASSIRE'S LUTE A West African Epic Alta Jablow A rousing tale of wars and heroes, Gassirets Lute recounts the fall of the city-state, Wagadu, and tells how Gassire, warrior son of the ruling family, renounces his noble birth to become his people's first bard. As an example of the relatively unknown oral literature of Africa, this poem is rich in historical and cultural interest. But it can be read and enjoyed simply as a beautiful and exciting story that shows clearly the universality of art and of human experience. The Waveland reprint includes an essay by the translator ("The Origin of Soninke Bardic Art") which is meant to provide pertinent information for understanding and enjoying the poem. 63 pages, $5.95; ISBN 0-881333-543-6

JUSTICE AND JUDGMENT AMONG THE TIV Paul Bohannan As ethnography, this book remains an important monograph on an indigenous West African legal system. Tiv conceptions of order are complex and articulate, but Bohannan presents them in a way that contextualizes them in legal and larger social terms. The book concentrates on disputes and various forums in which they are heard: the analysis is based on and illustrated by numerous cases that the author attended. Beyond the specific ethnographic and regional sign)ficance of his findings, Bohannan's volume is an early, and very thoughtful, reflection on the limits of anthropological interpretation. 221 pages, $11.50; ISBN 0-88133- 459-6

THE KAGURU A Matrilineal People of East Africa T. O. Beidelrnan This study presents a society from two perspectives in time. It describes Kaguru society as it existed during the colonial period of the 1960s, while also providing a sketch of some of the features of Kaguru society at an earlier period. The author describes and interprets the broader features of Kaguru life, land, Iivelihood, cosmology, clans, marriage, neighborhoods, life cycle, and the impact of the Chnstian mission. In so doing, he depicts the social behavior of the Kaguru insightfully, placing it within the framework of society as a whole. 134 pages, $9.95; ISBN 0-88133-060-4

THE KANURI OF BORNO Ronald Cohen This case study has a clear central focus. The author reveals the manner in which the various sectors of Kanuri social life build upon and interrelate to the basic unit of Kanuri society, the household organization. Every household is an ongoing political, economic, and legal entity in relation to the rest of the society. In addition to the perceptive analysis of these interdependent relationships centering upon the household, the author offers descriptive vignettes, of individuals and their behavior, relevant to various sectors of life. 125 pages, $9.95: ISBN 0-88133-243-7

MANDINKO The Ethnography of a West African Holy Land Matt Schaffer and Christine Cooper The Mandinko, made famous in the Western world by Alex Haley's Roots, are presented in this case study. The portrait of the Mandinko that emerges is one of a particularly religious people who have a deep sense of their own history and of their importance to the history of their particular region of West Africa. The book accomplishes what a good ethnography should_the description and interpretation of the sign)ficant institutions of contemporary Mandinka life, including social organization, sex roles, marriage, kinship, leadership and authority, warfare, a slave caste system, religion, subsistence, and environment. Where possible, these institutions are viewed in the context of social history and in light of the advent and impact of Islam. 116 pages, $9.50; ISBN 0-88133-294-1

THE MOSSI OF BURKINA FASO Chiefs, Politicians and Soldiers Elliott P. Skinner -Little is known about the medieval societies that once flourished in the western Sudan. With few exceptions, these societies declined or disappeared long before they had been adequately described. One of the few societies that seemed to maintain much of its ancient structure is the Mossi. The goal of this study of Mossi society and their political institutions is to make a contribution to the understanding of the development, structure, and functioning of early Sudanese societies. Skinner also demonstrates how European conquest affected the political organization of the Mossi and contributed to its ultimate decline. The Waveland version includes a revised introduction and a new thirty-two page epilogue that puts the Mossi people in world political perspective. 279 pages, $11.95; ISBN 0-88133-398-0

PALMS, WINE AND WITNESSES Public SpiAt and PAvate Gain in an AfAcan Farming Community Dauid J. Parkin This well-known, theoretically informed ethnography continues to offer a valuable examination of economic development among the Giriama of Kenya. In a society in which an ideal of contingent and conspicuous expenditure is followed by all, individual enterprising farmers struggle with the dilemma of subscribing to the common custom while satisfying their own goals of expanding and diversifying their economic enterprises. The mediatory roles of elders, the developing chasm between accumulators and losers of property, the customary spheres of bridewealth and funerary expenditures, and the pains of intergenerational conflict are all featured in this look at a people's economic transition. 113 pages, $9.50; ISBN 0-88133-802-8

PLACING THE DEAD Tombs, Ancestral Villages, and Kinship Organization in Madagascar Maurice Bloch This lucid anthropological study of social organization in Madagascar was pioneering when it was first published and remains today the best full-length study of kinship, funerary ntual and migration among the Merina, a dominant ethnic group of Southeast Asian origin in Madagascar. In addition to offering a lively theoretical discussion on bilateral descent groups among this society, Placu~g the Dead focuses on two famous aspects of the culture of Madagascar: the existence of massive megalithic tombs and the complex funerary rituals, which involve the exhumation of the recently dead. Both these aspects are explained in terms of their place in the belief system and social organization of the Merina people. This study provides much of the ethnographic basis of Bloch's later theoretical arguments about ritual and ideology that have become influential in contemporary anthropology. 241 pages, $10.95; ISBN 0-88133-766-8

THE GEMANT A Pagan-Hebraic Peasantry of Ethiopia Frederick C. Gamst A solid and valuable instructional tool, The pemant offers students a solid exposition of a particular ethnic group in the exotic setting of Ethiopian civilization. This descriptive analysis of the peasantry in an agrarian state provides a backdrop for the serious study of the core conceptions of sociocultural anthropology. 128 pages, $9.95; ISBN 0-88133-047-7

WHEN THE SPIDER DANCED Notes from an African Village Alexander Alland, Jr. Full of book knowledge but lacking practical field experience, anthropologist Alexander Alland, Jr. faced many challenges in the tricky assimilation process of life with the Abron people of Africa's Ivory Coast. Making three trips between 1960 and 1973, Alland doggedly pursued informants for data_on witchcraft, curing, myths, superstitions, folktales, festivals and ceremonies_all the while subject to mishaps such as attacks by a giant green mamba snake and ferocious fire ants. Yet during his three visits, a lasting relationship was established between this Western anthropologist and the Abron people. The result is a dual story, livened by humor and candor, of the Abron culture and of a man's personal acculturation and growing self-awareness. 269 pages, $11.50; ISBN 0-88133-553-3

THE YORUBA OF SOUTHWESTERN NIGERIA WUliam Bascom The Yoruba, with other West African groups, represent a high level of cultural achievement in sub-Saharan Africa and are one of the most interesting and important peoples of the continent. The author offers detailed descriptions of the elaborate economic, political, and social structures of the Yoruba, their complex set of religious beliefs, and their world-famous art forms. 118 pages, $9.50; ISBN 0-88133-038-8

AFTER THE EAGLES LANDED The Yemenites of Israel Herbert S. Lewis Israel's Jewish population is remarkably diverse, composed of peoples from more than sixty countries and six continents. Especially prominent in this medley are the Jews from Yemen, who have occupied a special position in the social, economic, religious, and artistic life of the Jewish community for more than a century. This study examines many aspects of the adaptation of the Jews of Yemen to life in Israel. ls it based on extensive fieldwork centered on the Yemenite community of a small city but broadened with comparative material from all over the country. The work examines the history of these people as well as their current social, religious, and economic life. 277 pages, $11.95; ISBN O-SB133-S10-9

KAFR EL-ELOW Continuity and Change in an Egyptian Community, Second Edition Hani Fakhouri The village of Kafr el-Elow was chosen for an ethnographic study not only because of its proximity to Cairo, but also because of its location in the midst of Egypt's largest industrial complex. Thus it is possible to explore the impact of urbanization and indus trialization processes upon the social institutions of this traditional folk-peasant culture. A new, twenty-eight page chapter reexamines and analyzes the change which has been occurring during the past two decades. Indeed, the people of Kafr el-Elow continue to experience and to adjust to the winds of enommous economic and social forces, yet hold steadfastly to many of their social values. 164 p4`es, $10.50; ISBN 0-88133-285-2

KIBBUTZ GOSHEN An Israeli Commune A. M. Bowes The kibbutz is probably the best known of many attempted and existing communal communities. Since the founding of the first kibbutz in 1910, the Kibbutzim of Palestine/lsrael have attracted the attention of the outside world. This illuminating new study gives a comprehensive view of the forces that shape what has been both a pioneering and defensive social entity in an everincreasing complex world in which it is situated. Based on firsthand fieldwork, the book is fimmly rooted in everyday life on a kibbutz, and aims to give readers insight into what it is like to live and work in a commune. 165 pages, $10.50; ISBN 0-88133-395-6

MOROCCAN DIALOGUES Anthropology in !3uestion Keuin Dwyer With misgivings about the credibility of his own discipline and responding to the interests of Moroccans, in this study, Dwyer moves away from the usual anthropological perspectives of either secure scientific detachment or narrow subjectivity toward a dialogue-based approach. Moroccan Dialogues contains both an absorbing account of rural Moroccan life and a convincing argument for the adoption of a dialogical anthropology. 297 pages, $12.95; ISBN 0-88133-293-3

NOMADS OF SOUTH PERSIA The Basseri Tribe of the Khamseh Confederacy Fredrik [3arth In this thorough analysis, Barth explores the features of and the economic, social, and political adaptations to the nomadic, pastoral existence of this tent-dwelling population: the drama of herding and migration; the idleness of a pastoral existence where the herds satisfy the basic needs of man; the freedom, or necessity, of movement through a vast, barren landscape. 161 pages, $10.50; ISBN 0-88133-207-0

NUBIAN ETHNOGRAPHIES Elizabeth Wamock Femea and Robert A. Femea with Aleya Rouchdy Written from several perspectives, the majority of this ethnographic collection chronicles the period of Nubian history in the 1960s just before 50,000 Egyptian Nubians were moved from their ancestral home along the Upper Nile due to the building of the Aswan High Dam and the rising waters it backed up. The first half, by Elizabeth Femea, is an engaging personal account of the experience and process of fieldwork in Nubia and the author's interaction with Nubian society. The focus is on the lives of the Nubian women and children_their place in the wider society, their customs and beliefs, social life, attitudes toward health and child care. The second half, by Robert Fernea, is an ethnography providing a descriptive overview of Nubian society and culture the result rather than the expenence of fieldwork. An up-to-date concluding essay discusses what has happened to the Nubian peoples since their resettlement. 203 pages, $10.95; ISBN 0-88133-480-4

A STREET IN MARRAK~CH A Personal View of Urban Women in Morocco Elizabeth Wamock Femea This is a reflexive account of an American woman and her family's unpredictable journey through the private and public worlds of a traditional Muslim city in the process of change. As a Western stranger in Marrakech, Fernea was met with suspicion and hostility. The story of the slow growth of trust and acceptance between the author and her Moroccan neighbors involves the reader in everyday activities, weddings, funerals, and women's rituals. Both the author and her friends are changed by the encounters that she describes. A Street in llfarraJcech is a crosscultural adventure, ethnographically sound, and written in an accessible style. 382 pages, $12.95; ISBN 0-88133-404-9

THE AINU OF THE NORTHWEST COAST OF SOUTHERN SAKHALIN Emiko Ohauki-Tiemey This detailed account describes the historical, cultural, and social aspects of the lives of those Ainu who, during the first half of the twentieth century, inhabited southern Sakhalin. Called "the hairy Ainu," "the lost tribes of Israel," and "stone age savages" by outsiders, this hunting and gathering people lived in small scattered settlements. They now exist only in the cognitive maps and the memory of a handful of elders. The author's description of events and behaviors have an immediacy that could come only through her intimate relationship with her chief informant, Husko, an aged woman who experienced the old way of life and was a keen observer of it. 127 pages, $9.95; ISBN 0-88133-092-2

A BANGLADESH VILLAGE Political Conflict and Cohesion A. K. M. Aminul Islam For the reader who wishes to understand the recent changes in the history of East Pakistan and the conditions leading to the creation of Bangladesh, this book is essential reading. It analyzes the processes whereby big political issues become accessible to even the smallest, most remote Bengali villages. The author, himself raised in the Bengali culture, provides not only a summary of the recent political developments in South Asia but also a clear analysis of the basic principles of social change. 199 pages, $10.50; ISBN 0-88133-297-6

CASTE IN CONTEMPORARY INDIA Beyond Organic Solidarity Pauline Kolenda Is there still a caste system in India? It is oDen assumed that the caste system in South Asia has faded away. Yet it is indeed unlikely that a social structure organizing the political, economic, and ritual life of a people for over one thousand years could be totally expunged within a few decades. In this brief, cogent, and clear presentation, caste is first considered as a system of descent-groups. Then the traditional caste system is analyzed, the evidence for its decline discussed, and the characteristics of the emerging new caste system examined. An essential text for anyone teaching on India or social inequality! 181 pyes, $10.50; ISBN 0-88133-183-X

Edward Norbeck This study sharply focuses on a society where cultural heterogeneity and rapid change are sign)ficant forces. The author first provides a summary introduction and then penetrates directly to the central process of change in Japanese society by contrasting life in a modern rural community to life in Osaka. 108 pyes, $9.50; ISBN 0-88133-076- 0

CULT OF THE GODDESS Social and Religious Change in a Hindu Temple James J. Preston This compact volume provides an opportunity for students to have a glimpse into the inner workings of one of the great world religions, to explore the meaning of religion in the lives of the people of India, and to discover how goddess worship continues to thrive in the modern world. It reveals also the value of the anthropological approach for the comparative study of religion. 109 pages, $9.50; ISBN 0-88133-135-X

FIELDS ON THE HOOF Nexus of Tibetan Nomadic Pastoralism Robert B. Ekoall Ekvall does a fine job of making the cultural traditions of a highland culture come alive in his survey of a society of nomadic pastoralists, aerog Pa, in northeast ethnic Tibet, where ecology dominates their existence and prescribes their manner of living. FIelds on the Hoo]is a study of the complex interdependency of many factors: the influence of the high-altitude environment and its resources; the influence of Buddhism as it counters the survival of folk belief; the social system, culture, and personality the aarog Pa share with other pastoral nomads; the adaptation of man to animal and animal to man. 100 pages, $8.95; ISBN 0-88133-052-3

THE HIMALAYAN WOMAN A Study of Limbu Women in Marriage and Divorce
Rex L. Jones and Shirley Kurz Jones Marriage and the family are institutions that may reach back as far as the beginning of human culture itself, and is therefore an excellent starting point for discussing the roles of women and men in any society. The theme of this work is women's roles, especially in marriage and divorce, in Limbuan, a community in the Nepal Himalaya where the women play a sign)ficant and fascinating role in marital stability and change. Thorough discussions of descent and inheritance, lineages and clans, marriage contracts, interethnic marriages, sex roles in marriage, courtship rituals, and the wedding ceremony are included. 155 pyes, $9.95; ISBN 0-88133-203-8

THE IBAN OF SARAWAK Chronicle of a Vanishing World Vinson H. Sutlive Jr. The Iban are one of the best-described societies of hill farmers in the world. This study analyzes the world of the Iban and demonstrates how an elaborate set of beliefs and rituals binds together the individualistic Iban into a strong community. A new chapter,"Epilogue: The 1970s and the 1980s," describes the dramatic and wide-ranging changes occurring among the Iban changes representative of similar developments in the lives of tribal people throughout the world. The old is going, and in many instances, is gone. 210 pyes, $11.50; ISBN 0-88133-357-3

THE JAVANESE FAMILY A Study of Kinship and Socialization
Hildred Geertz This is one of the earliest anthropological studies of family life in a complex urban society of a so-called underdeveloped country. Here the intimate details of daily life and personal relations of a Javanese family are described and related to broader aspects of social organization and social change by one who lived among the people, sharing an ordinary worker's home and participating in the life of the community. In Southeast Asian studies, Geertz's volume remains one of the most important and useful studies of socialization and family organization to be found, and is especially relevant to an understanding of contemporary Javanese values as they have emerged within contemporary Indonesian society. 176 pages, $10.50; ISBN 0-88133-460-X

A KOREAN VILLAGE Between Far~n and Sea Vincent S. R. Brandt As the first major study of a Korean village to appear in English, Brandt's work is a valuable contribution to the ethnographic literature of Korea. He studies the village of Sokp'o, a fishing and farming community of slightly more than a hundred households. His descriptions include the way of life of the residents of Sokp'o in terms of their membership in groups, as well as the way they get along (or fail to get along) with one another as individuals. Brandt formed close ties with the residents and totally immersed himself in the social and economic life of the village as a fieldworker, experienced sailor, and promoter of fishing ventures. 252 pyes, $11.50; ISBN 0-88133-484-7

LIVING IN THE MIDDLE Sherpas of the Mid-range Himalayas Donna M. Sherpa Exactly halfway around the world from North America on the slopes of Mount Everest is the little-known kingdom of Nepal. Here live the Sherpas, one of Nepal's ethnic groups, who nearly six hundred years ago, whether driven by hunger, territorial disputes, religious battles, or Mongol invasion descended from the high Tibetan plateau to the various elevations of the SoluKhumbu. In a world without wheels and barely acquainted with running water, these "Tigers of the Snow" nearly manage to disengage themselves from the passage of time. The author, married to a Buddhist Sherpa, offers readers an insider account with vivid portrayals of the rhythms of contemporary Sherpa life_on the trails leading to the highest peaks on earth, the flour blessing at the New Year, in lavish yet mysterious monasteries, and at the Mani-Rimdu dance of the lames. 148 pyes, $9.95; ISBN 0-88133-745-5

MAD DOGS, ENGLISHMEN AND THE ERRANT ANTHROPOLOGIST Fieldwork in Malaysia Douglas Raybeck According to Raybeck, the solitary dictum that best characterizes fieldwork is "Things go awry." In this spirited account of his time spent in Southeast Asia, Raybeck describes several adventures and misadventures involving field research, as well as the under standing, humility and bruises that these experiences leave behind. Since fieldwork is situated, Raybeck's treatment also includes rich descriptions of Kelantanese society and culture, addressing such topics as kinship, linguistics, gender relations, economics, and political structures. Through the lively pages of this narrative, readers gain insight into the human dimension of the fieldwork undertaking, a sense of how the anthropologist builds rapport in a research setting and how reliable information is obtained. 248 pyes, $10.95; ISBN 0-88133-906-7

THE TAUSUG Violence and Law in a Philippine Moslem Society 7homas M. Kiefer This is a study of a cultural system where violence is an everyday occurrence. Full treatment is given to the forms violence takes among the Tausug as well as the conditions that trigger it, the manner in which restoration of honor may occur once threatened or damaged, and how disputes and violent feuds become social processes with ram)fications throughout the social system. 145 pages, $g.g5; ISBN 0-88133-242-9

SCARCITY AND OPPORTUNITY IN AN INDIAN VILLAGE James M. Freeman This study reveals the complex and elaborate social and ritual life of the people of Kapileswar, an Indian temple village, and provides a sobering glimpse of the pervasive effects of poverty, natural calamities, and scarce resources in stifling modernization. It also contains an array of statistical data as well as lengthy statements by the villagers themselves about their own lifestyles. 180 pages, $10.50; ISBN 0-88133-165-1

ALWAYS HUNGRY, NEVER GREEDY Food and the Expression of Gender in a Melanesian Society Miriam Kahn The Wamira people of Papua New Guinea display what outsiders would describe as an obsession with food. Who owns how many pigs, how much taro grows in whose garden, and who contributes what food at a feast, are all questions uppermost in their thoughts. Wamirans account for this preoccupation by saying they suffer from perpetual "famine." They explain this by means of an elaborate and colorful myth about Tamodukorokoro, a monster who would have brought them abundant food, but whom, in typical Wamiran style of fearing what they desire, they chased away. In this carefully crafted and beautifully evocative book, Kahn argues that Wamirans' "famine" has little to do with the belly. For Wamirans, concepts of food and hunger are cultural constructs. By means of food, they objectify emotions, balance relations between men and women, communicate rivalries among men, and ultimately, control the ambivalent desires that they fear would otherwise control them. Effectively combining analyses of myths and symbols with analytical accounts of subsistence and ritual behavior, Kahn takes the reader beyond academic analyses into the experience of the ethnographer and the daily lives of the people with whom she resided. 187 pages, $10.60; ISBN 0-88133-776-5

ARGONAUTS OF THE WESTERN PACIFIC Bronislaw Malinowski This volume is considered the founding document of economic anthropology, and remains the best one to read. It emphasizes the great sign)ficance of primitive economics by singling out the notable exchange system of the Trobriand Islanders for special consideration. Although its main theme is economic, constant reference is made to social organization, the power of magic, and to mythology and folklore. Now considered a milestone in anthropological research and interpretation, Malinowski's great work is readily available once again. 527 pages, $14.95; ISBN 0-88133-084-1

THE BAMBOO FIRE Field Work with the New Guinea Wape, Second Edition William E. Mitchell Not only is this work a vivid description of the Wape people living in the rain mountains of New Guinea, but also it is a personal and emotional account of how the author tried to understand them and the kinds of intercultural problems that were engendered in that process. Mitchell gives the reader a feeling of the reflexive nature of the fieldwork experience, demonstrating how the anthropologist proceeds in his or her work as well as describing the social and psychological context in which that work evolves. This edition includes updated matenal about Wapeland as well as a clear discussion of some of the vital contemporary problems in anthropology. 271 pages, $11.50; ISBN 0-88133-248-8

THE ISLAND OF MENSTRUATING MEN Religion in Wogeo, New Guinea lan Hoghin lan Hogbin belongs to anthropology's heroic age. He was a member of the brilliant between-the-wars generation that included Raymond Firth, Reo Fortune, Margaret Mead, Gregory Bateson, and Hortense Powdermaker, all of whom pioneered modern field research in the insular South Pacific. The Island of Menstrunt~ng Men was a path-breaking exploration of gender in Wogeo when first published. Today it remains an important fulllength study of a Melanesian religion, examining it in relation to other facets of culture_mythology, beliefs about illness and death, growth and maturity, magic, social structure, and morality. It is an articulate, insightful examination of the meaning of tradition and of the integration of culture. It is also a captivating account of ethnocentrism and the Wogeo's justification for it, exemplifying, in miniature, what appears to be one of the great problems of the human species. 203 pages, $9.95; ISBN 0-88133-884-2

LAMOTREK ATOLL AND INTER-ISLAND SOCIOECONOMIC TIES William H. Alkire Despite their comparative isolation from one another over many miles of ocean, the inhabitants of the many small atolls and islands of the western Pacific rarely constitute wholly independent economic, social, and political societies. The existence, methods, and reasons for this long distance interaction are disclosed in this study of the people of Lamotrek atoll in the western Caroline islands of Micronesia. It also reveals that the inter-island modes of interaction are of the same social structure as that which organizes activities of a single island within an interacting group. The author particularly delineates the complex of socioeconomic ties that unite the populations of Lamotrek, Elato, and Satawal atolls into a single social system_a system dependent upon a framework of economic and symbolic exchange between a hierarchy of ranked lineages, sub-clans, clans, and islands. 202 pages, $10.50; I8BN 0-88133-399-9

MAGIC, SCIENCE AND RELIGION AND OTHER ESSAYS.  Bronislaw Malinowski Malinowski's readers are provided with a set of concepts about religion, magic, science, rite and myth in the course of forming vivid impressions and understandings of the Trobfianders in this collection of three of his most famous essays. In "Magic, Science and Religion" he goes beyond the various views of religion that Tylor, Frazer, Marett, and Durkheim have given by explaining that religion and magic are ways in which we make the world acceptable, manageable and right. The essay "Myth in Primitive Psychology" makes myths part of the meaning and function of the life of the people who tell them. The flnal essay, "Baloma: The Spirits of the Dead in the Trobriand Islands," reveals the basis of Malinowski's functional point of view. Includes an introduction by Robert Redfield. 274 pages, $10.95; ISBN 0- 88133-657-2

NEST IN THE WIND Adventures in Anthropology on a Tropical Island Martha C. Ward On a magnificent island in the middle of the Pacific lives a people who eat dogs, grow quarter-ton yams in secret, stage extraordinarily dramatic feasts, have exceptionally relaxed attitudes about sex, and ritually share a potent drink called kava. Nest ut the Wurd is a very personal record of the field experiences of a female anthropologist who managed a scientific research project on the lush, tropical island of Pohnpei in the early 1970s. Her picture of life on Pohnpei is gripping and accurate: living in a tin shack, speaking a new language, observing manners and following customs, finding food, adopting a son, earning a high title, becoming pregnant, and overcoming spells placed on her. The standard questions of ethnography, including family life, sex, childbirth, economics, politics, religion, medicine, magic and death, are thoroughly addressed, clothed in the easy format of personal experiences with real people. 161 pages, $10.50; ISBN 0- 88133-405-7

ROAD BELONG CARGO A Study of the Cargo Movement in the Southern Madang District, New Guinea Peter Lawrertce The 1940s and 1950s were marked by an efflorescence of Melanesian cargo cult activities_periodic movements in which native people deeply believed they could attain abundant European goods (and the status that these goods seemed to assure) by ritual means. Road Belong Caugo has long been the authoritative account of the cargo phenomenon in New Guinea. Written from Lawrence's own careful research, as well as from historical records and comparable studies in anthropology and ethnohistory, this theoretically sophisticated study describes how the villagers of the Madang District sought through religious experiment and speculation to change a world in which they felt themselves to be the underdogs despised by the colonial masters. An excellent history of culture contact and ethnic relations over nearly eight decades. this study of people living in a tiny segment of the frontier between the industrial world and that of the village, in a long isolated corner of the world, enables readers to see five short-lived religious movements, aggravated by the ngid rule imposed by a succession of Western administrations. 293 pages, $12.50; ISBN 0-88133-458-8

ROAD THROUGH THE RAIN FOREST Living Anthropology in Highland Papua New Guinea Daurd M. Hayano On the remote, steep slopes of the grassland and rain forests of Highland Papua New Guinea, live the Awa, subsisting on root crops and raising domestic pigs. Like many cultures, the Awa must deal with and find solutions to the problems of human social existence: inevitable and rapid culture change, interpersonal squabbles, Iying and deceit, adultery, sorcery, and unexpected death They wait ambivalently for the building of a road that would put them in direct contact with the encroaching world of trade stores, outdoor markets, schools, and the government station. In the middle of this walks an anthropologist who learns that fieldwork is first and foremost about understanding lives, both his and theirs. This is a personal narrative that provides an intimate glimpse of the actual conduct of fieldwork among diverse individuals with remarkably distinct views of their own culture. It is an account of intertwined lives of living anthropology_and a road of hope and promise, despair and tragedy. 164 pages, $10.50; ISBN 0-88133-505-3

SORCERERS OF DOBU The Social Anthropology of the Dobu Islanders of the Western Pacific R. F. Fortune Intricate detail woven into an interesting narrative characterizes this important, early study of the Dobuans of eastern New Guinea. The book is both a dramatic record of their daily tribal life and an especially nch source of information on primitive psychology. In addition to Fortune's precise analysis of the complex tribal organization of the Dobuans, chapters such as 'The Black Art," "The Spirits of the Dead." "Economics," "Sex," "Dance and Song," and "Legend" give readers the feeling of communal life and let us come closer to fully understanding the fears, passions, and deep traditional beliefs of these natives. Reasonably priced and available in a slightly larger format, this volume contains a fourteen-page introduction by Bronislaw Malinowski. 326 pages, $12.95; ISBN 0-88133-452-9

TETUM GHOSTS AND KIN Dauid Hicks By concentrating on ghosts and kin in this analysis of the symbols employed in the ritual and myth of the Tetum society, Hicks enables readers to understand much of how the worldview of the society relates to its religion. As he himself observes, "When we examine Tetum culture, taking the ritual relationship between ancestral ghosts and their human kin as our starting point, such different spheres as ntuals, religious beliefs, kinship practices, oral literature, ecology, and architecture together blend into a single expansive field of study." Thus the book is not only a useful example of symbolic analysis, but it also demonstrates the functional integration of culture that has fascinated anthropologists for at least the past half century. 143 pyes, $9.95; ISBN 0-88133-320-4

TIWI WIVES A Study of the Women of Melville Island, North Australia
Jane C. Goodale Although the Tiwi people of North Australia have been studied before, Goodale's approach adds a sign)ficant dimension in that it is from the perspective of the Tiwi woman as she changes through her life course from birth to the rituals performed after her death. Especially interesting and detailed matenal is included on marriage arrangements and directions as well as important rites de passage such as the annual initiation ceremony and the funeral ceremony. Goodale's descriptive record of her fieldwork among the Tiwi continues to be a lucid and valuable source of knowledge of this remote tribe. 368 pages, $13.95; ISBN 0-88133-784-6

ULITHI A Micronesian Design for Living William A. Lessa This succinct, clear account of the design for living carried out by the people of Ulithi Atoll emphasizes ancestor worship, magic and divination, and sexual behavior in the context of social and legal obligations, and family life. The reader is launched on a journey back in time to a cluster of low islets of carbonate rock in the western Pacific to discover the lives of a mild, expressive people dominated by work, group activity, and cooperation. 118 pMes, $9.50; ISBN 0-88133-212.

COMRADES AND CHRISTIANS Religion and Political Struggle in Communist Italy David 1. Kertzer This examination of the popular bases of Communist influence in Italy provides readers with an enjoyable, informative, and effective blend of individual portraits, case studies, and sociopolitical analysis. Drawing on his experiences during a year of research in a working-class quarter of Bologna (the capital of Italian communism), the author brings into focus just how the Communist Party and the Catholic Church interact at the local level, what factors determine this interaction, and how people respond to their conflicting calls for support. 325 pyes, $11.95; ISBN 0-88133-563-0

CROSSING A Journal of Survival and Resistance in World War II Jan Yoors The tale told in Cross~ng is a unique chronicle that portrays the intellectual and emotional lives of individuals engaged in a fundamental struggle for survival. As such, it makes plain both the wisdom and the folly of cooperation between radically different communities communities that, in the distorted circumstances of war, shared common interests. Crossfag is an inside view of a young man's coming of age in the horror and violence of Nazioccupied Europe. In it, Jan Yoors describes, simply, evocatively, with restrained power, what happened to him and his Gypsy "family" and friends in those bitter years. It is not, however, about the Nazi death camps, although many of the Gypsies depicted in it perished in these terrible places; rather, it depicts how the Gypsies helped to fight the regime that sought to enslave and to eliminate them and how, for several years, they managed to escape the finality of the holocaust. Waveland's reissued version of this moving and gripping work of literature includes a ten-page "Foreword 1988" by F. David Mulcahy as well as eleven full-page photographs taken by Jan Yoors. 228 pyes, $11.50; ISBN 0-88133-364-6

FIRST FIELDWORK The Misadventures of an Anthropologist Barbara Gallatin Anderson Twelve months in a tiny island village facing the wild North

Sea Anderson takes readers there_to the experience of first fieldwork. Written with wit and insight, fifteen chapters (each exploring a key anthropological concept) chronicle daily life in a Danish maritime community. From the arrival of the Anderson family to their eventful departure, readers follow the professional and personal challenges of a culture change study. Forces of urbanization are turning the life (but not the soul) of thatched roof Taarnby from the sea to the nearby city of Copenhagen. From cooking and culture shock to data gathering and childbirth, First Fieldwork animates the lighter side of fieldwork, its follies and foibles, triumphs and disasters, as it demystifies the anthropological rite of passage.
150 pyes, $9.95; ISBN 0-88133-491-X

FRISIAN AND FREE Study of an Ethnic Minority of The Netherlands Cynthia Keppley Mahrnood Unlike other ancient tribespeople of northem Europe, the Frisians of The Netherlands have never completely assimilated into mainstream European society, but have staunchly retained their unique language and separate identity. The refusal to assimilate represents a path that has been rarely taken among the people of the European continent. Today, the path the Frisians have chosen is threatened by industrialization, mass media, national education programs, and other aspects of contemporary life. The purpose of this new study is to test this rather romantic picture of the Frisians against modern condi tions. In this highly personal account, Mahmood shares with us her longstanding interest in the ancient and fascinating culture of the serious, determined people of Friesland.
111 pages, $9.50; ISBN 0-88133-418-9

THE GYPSIES Jan Yoors At the age of twelve, Jan Yoors ran away from his cultured Belgian family to join a wandering band, a lalrnpania~ of Gypsies. For ten years, he lived as one of them, traveled with them from country to country, shared both their pleasures and their hardships and came to know them as no one, no outsider, ever has. Here, in this first- hand and highly personal account of an - extraordinary people, Yoors tells the real story of the Gypsies' fascinating customs and their neverending struggle to survive as free nomads in a hostile world. 256 pages, $11.50; ISBN 0-88133- 305-0

THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TIROL Martha C. Ward Split between the modern nations of Austria and Italy, the "Holy l~and of Tirol" sits in the heart of the spectacular Alps, astride the mountain passes that link the edges of Europe. Tirol has some of the most accessible and integrated social traditions in the world. But the deeper meanings of life in the region remain hidden. Here, then, is an anthropological guidebook. The goal is to make sense of and explain how the history, geography, politics and the rootedness of community life fit together. The conventional categories of an ethnography are all here: religion, subsistence, marriage, land tenure, ethnicity, agro-pastoralism, folklore and inheritance. But the viewpoint is unconventional: the anthropologist is a fellow-traveler, taking readers on a tour in imagination to a region often visited and highly visible but rarely understood or studied. The study of European folklife and cohesive communal societies such as this have particular relevance today. In a world where ethnic groups and class tensions dominate the news, 77~e H{dden Life of 7Irol is a story of how people worked out these differences. 222 pages, $10.95; ISBN 0-88133-737-4

INIS BEAG Iale of Ireland John C. Messenger Inis Beag is a fictitious name for one of the many inhabited, rocky. barren islands of the Irish Gaeltacht. Messenger's descrip tive analysis of this closed community includes the subsistence, material culture, social organization/control, and religion/values dimensions, as well as a strong focus on folklore, Christian rein terpretations of pagan elements, music, song, and dance. A very human picture emerges of these islanders, folk people in almost every respect. 136 pages, $9.95; ISBN 0-88133-051-5

IN PLACE Spatial and Social Order in a Faeroe Islands Community Dennis Gaffin As one of the Scandinavian nations, the Faeroe Islands can prove instructive to the study of regionalism and multi-ethnicity in European culture areas. In this first published ethnography about the people of the Faeroe Islands, Gaffin focuses on ecology and "place." Having settled in for a year of fieldwork in 1983, he and his wife became part of the friendly and public lives of this remote setting, with its natural beauty and its honorable and egalitarian social traditions. In repeat visits he learns more and more of the places and the people whose very names come from these hard cliffs and shallow soil, these long centuries of singing and cooperating, the wry wit and the understated social codes. Relatively unknown to Western society, the Faeroe Islands provide an important case study in the contemporary combination of traditional home-based subsistence techniques such as fowling, whaling, and shepherding with a modern international commercial fishing economy. 244 pages, $10.95; ISBN 0-88133-879-6

THE IRISH COUNTRYMAN An Anthropological Study Conrad M. Arensberg Arensberg's subject is the countryman at work. How does he rmake his livelihood in the Irish countryside? What is the work he does, and what are his incentives and rewards? This classic anthropological study of Ireland is the definitive work on the distinctive Irish peasant, his rural customs, beliefs. and way of life. First published iI1 1936, this book provides insights no longer to be gleaned. 197 pages, $9.95; ISBN 0-88133-401-4

THE IRISH TINKERS The Urbanization of an Itinerant People, Second Edition George Grnelch This edition of The Irish 7Ynkers focuses on the Tinkers' attempts to cope with the changes that the development and modernization of rural Ireland have forced upon them. Gmelch lucidly describes the Tinkers' cityward migration, their adaptation to their new urban environment, and the drive by government and others to settle them. The Tinkers represent a classic case of a small, powerless society struggling to cope with a new lifestyle that threatens to overwhelm them. 212 pages, $10.50; ISBN 0-88133-158-9

THE MAFIA OF A SICILIAN VILLAGE, 1860-1960 A Study of Violent Peasant Entrepreneurs Anton Blok The system producing mufia is cruel and curious. It parallels government in some respects, and intertwines government in other respects. Like some governments, its operators rely on control of concentrated and effective means of coercion to keep the bulk of the population in line. Like some governments, the beneficiaries of the system, directly or indirectly, tax the producers of wealth_the a"ficultural workers. And, like many governments, the system permits each of the operators to scoop some of the proceeds from the flow toward the top. The Sicilian phenomenon of mufa is over a century old. In this study, Blok closes in on the circumstances that created mufia and singles out the structures that keep it thriving in a Sicilian village he knows, loves, and grieves for. 293 pages, $12.95; ISBN 0-88133-325-5

NAN The Life of an Irish Travelling Woman Sharon Gmelch Nan Donohoe was an Irish Travelling woman, one of Ireland's indigenous gypsies or "tinkers." Traditionally, they traveled the countryside making and repairing tinware, sweeping chimneys. selling small household wares, and doing oddjob work. Today, they live on the roadside in trailers and in government-built camps. Told largely in her own voice, Nan's saga begins in 1919 with her birth in a tent in the Irish Midlands; it follows her life in Ireland and England, in countryside and city slums, through adversity and adventure. Gmelch bongs to her task not only the resources of anthropology, but the skill of a sensitive writer and a warmth that allows her to see Nan as a person, not a subject. What emerges is a human story, filled with cruelty and compassion, sorrow and humor, bad luck and good. 239 pyes, $11.50; ISBN 0-88133-602-5

QUE GITANO! Gypsies of Southern Spain Bertha B. Quintana and Lois Gray Floyd This monograph, based upon research done in Andalusia with special reference to Granada and the Sacro Monte during 19591970, creates a cultural awareness of a people whose culture is not only an ancient one but a living, changing one as well. The authors report the quality and vitality of traditional Gypsy life, data relative to the transmission and perpetuation of traditional culture themes, the process of enculturation, the function of oral tradition in a living culture, as well as cultural change, individuation, and stress. 126 pyes, $9.95; ISBN 0-88133-217-8

VILLAGE ON THE BORDER A Social Study of Religion, Politics and Football in a North Wales Community
RonaLd Frankenberg One of the first applications of traditional fieldwork to a European setting. and still highly relevant today. this sympathetic study describes a small Welsh community struggling to uphold its own traditions. With wit and insight sharpened by anthropological training, Frankenberg chronicles the villagers' confrontation with neighboring English industrialism on which they depend for a living. Lively firsthand descriptions of parish council, football club, and carnival committee meetings are offered. This Waveland reprint is enhanced by the inclusion of three essays by Dr. Frankenberg: ~Village on the Border: A Text Revisited" (1989); ~Participant Observers" (1966); and "Taking the Blame and Passing the Buck, or, The Carpet of Agamemnon: An Essay on the Problems of Responsibility, Legitimation and Triviality" (1972). 223 pages, $11.50; ISBN 0-88133-485-5

WE HAVE ALREADY CRIED MANY TEARS The Stories of Three Portuguese Migrant Women Caroline B. Brettell The rich life-history material of three Portuguese women who migrated to France during the late 1960s as part of a massive post-World War 11 exodus gives a vivid picture of dramatic moves across space and time. In this well- regarded book, Brettell helps readers to see individual lives as part of historical processes, allows readers to appreciate variation within the context of general patterning, and gives readers a sense of the complex relationship between continuity and change. Her stories of Ricardina, Ana and Virginia are not one-dimensional. They are illuminating, personal accounts of individual experiences. They show the richness and complexity of women's lives and are thus in the tradition of the best of the scholarship on women. 151 pages, $9.95; ISBN 0-88133-878-8

WITCHCRAFT IN TUDOR AND STUART ENGLAND A Regional and Comparative Study Alan Marfarlane Witchcraft beliefs and accusations flourished as never before in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. This study of some of the least explored regions of post-Reformation society investigates the categories of persons that were believed to be witches and considers the motives of their accusers. The author examines the extent to which witchcraft accusations reflected basic tensions in the structure of pre-industrial thought and society, and directs light on such questions as contemporary attitudes to misfortune and pain, to methods of resolving interpersonal conflicts. to the treatment of social deviants. 334 pages, $13.95; ISBN 0-88133-532-0

LABRADOR VILLAGE John C. Kennedy Kennedy takes his readers to a remote part of Canada in this descriptive ethnography of daily life in a subarctic community in southeastern Labrador. Here, two seasonal villages one used during summer, the other during winter_form one community largely occupied by the same people. In spring, families move to the coast to fish, returning to their sheltered bay homes in fall to hunt. trap, and harvest wood. Kennedy, who calls himself a "privileged outsider," explores persistence and change in this smallscale community, an insulated world of icebergs, salted codfish, traplines, and ghost stories. We learn about Labrador family life, about the way children are raised, about patterned social and political life, and about local belief systems. 140 pages, $9.95; ISBN 0-88133-863-X

THE NETSILIK ESKIMO Asen BaliRci This is a historically important ethnography of the Netsilingmiut, an isolated tribe of Arctic hunters living close to the Arctic Circle. Balikci has preserved their traditional way of life in this ethnographic reconstruction based on historical sources and his own fieldwork. As one studies these people and looks at their technology, their social organization, and their religion, one consideration stands out as consistently most important: survival. Essential aspects of Netsilik life and culture address the problem of the survival of the individual and the group in an extremely hostile environment. The addition of "Epilogue, 1989: The Netsilingmiut Today" lends contemporary relevance and provides a link to the PBS films on these acculturating people. 274; pages, $11.95; ISBN 0- 88133-435-9

SAAMI, REINDEER, AND GOLD IN ALASKA The Emigration of Saami from Norway to Alaska 0mulv Vorren Now available for the first time in English, this book tells the remarkable story of the emigration of two groups of reindeerbreeding Saami of Norway to the Alaskan frontier at the time of the gold rush when the Eskimo were on the brink of cultural extinction. Based on careful ethnohistorical research and firsthand accounts, Vorren re-creates for today's North American readers the sign)ficant places, people and events in this littleknown chapter of Alaskan and Saami history that spans a period of four decades. Set against the backdrop of some of the northernmost and most inhospitable regions of the earth, readers step into rich descriptions of daring transarctic expeditions and learn the Saami's unique contribution to American, as well as Eskimo, history as they sought to teach the caribou-hunting Eskimo a new livelihood of domestic reindeer husbandry. Vorren offers readers an illuminating view of this unexplored event that includes tales of the gold rush, the neglect of governments, the aftermath of colonization, early American entrepreneurship, and the tenacity of a passionate minister and pioneer named Sheldon Jackson. 172 pages, $10.50; ISBN 0-8B133-7a6-:Z

THE SNOWMOBILE REVOLUTION Technology and Social Change in the Arctic Pertti J. Pelto A single technological device_the snowmobile_has brought about a social and economic transformation of major proportions among the reindeer herding people of northeastern Finnish Lapland. This study examines the related technological, economic, and environmental elements that have brought these people to the present stage of unremitting sociocultural change. 234 pages, $11.50; ISBN 0-88133-287-9

VOYAGE TO GREENLAND A Personal Initiation into Anthropology Fredenca de Laguna In 1929, Frederica de Laguna accompanied Dr. Therkel Mathiassen, a Danish archaeologist and Arctic explorer. to Greenland to make the first archaeological survey ever undertaken there. The expedition was to take them to unexplored territory where they hoped to discover what had been the culture of the first Eskimo inhabitants. In this book, comprised mostly of a journal and letters to her family, de Laguna tells of her experiences in a Greenland that is now completely gone. Informal, engaging, wonderfully descriptive and informative, the account is full of the excitement and adventure of the opportunity of a lifetime. De Laguna tells of daily life on the island of Inugsuk, setting up camp, the clothes made of sealskin, seal hunting from kayaks, falling asleep to the sound of icebergs knocking against the shore, the hard physical work of digging, and the thrill of discovery of the first really sign)ficant specimen. 285 pages, $11.95; ISBN 0-88133-854-0

A YUPIA'3 WORLDVIEW A Pathway to Ecology and Spirit A. Oscar Kawagley Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley is a man of two worlds, walking the sometimes bewildering line between traditional Yupiaq culture and the Westernized Yupiaq life of today. In this study, Kawagley follows both memories of his Yupiaq grandmother, who raised him with the stories of the Bear Woman and respectful knowledge of the reciprocity of nature, and his own education in science as it is taught in Western schools. Kawagley is a man who hears the elders' voices in Alaska, knows how to look for the weather and to use the land and its creatures with the most delicate care. In a call to unite the two parts of his own and modern Yupiaq history, Kawagley proposes a way of teaching that incorporates all ways of knowing available in Yupiaq and Western science. He has traveled a long journey, but it ends where it began, in a fishing camp in southwestern Alaska, a home for his heart and spirit. 166 pages, $10.50; ISBN 0-88133-859-1