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Family and Work in Everyday Ethnography

Edited by Tamara Mose Brown, and Joanna Dreby

Negotiating the challenges—and fighting the myths—of parenthood and fieldwork

228 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Fishers at Work, Workers at Sea

A Puerto Rican Journey through Labor and Refuge

Manuel ValdÈs Pizzini, and David Griffith

The human dimension of globalized labor

280 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables, 2 figures, 19 halftones, 1 map


Food and Evolution

Toward a Theory of Human Food Habits

edited by Marvin Harris and Eric B. Ross

An unprecedented interdisciplinary effort suggests that there is a systematic theory behind why humans eat what they eat

640 pages


Four Germanys

A Chronicle of the Schorcht Family

Donald S. Pitkin

Charting the transformation of East Germany through the lens of one town and one multi-generational family

316 pages | 6 x 9


Ghostly Encounters

The Hauntings of Everyday Life

Dennis Waskul with Michele Waskul

How people experience ghosts and hauntings, the ways they make sense of uncanny experiences, and the consequences thereof

184 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 17 halftones


Governing How We Care

Contesting Community and Defining Difference in U.S. Public Health Programs

Susan J Shaw

An analysis of local struggles over community health as a window into governance, citizenship, and identity formation.

226 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 figures, 5 halftones


Hip Hop Underground

The Integrity and Ethics of Racial Identification

Anthony Kwame Harrison

Race and authenticity in America, explored through the Bay Area’s multiracial underground hip hop scene

226 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 8 halftones


Hope Is Cut

Youth, Unemployment, and the Future in Urban Ethiopia

Daniel Mains

A detailed look at young men in urban Ethiopia that reveals the impact of economic development and globalization

208 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 maps


Intimate Strangers

Shin Issei Women and Contemporary Japanese American Community, 1980–2020

Tritia Toyota

Forthcoming Fall 2023 — Pre-order your copy now

Exploring how Japanese women migrants (shin Issei ) are making place/space for themselves among generations of Americans of Japanese ancestry

244 pages | 6 x 9


Islam in Urban America

Sunni Muslims in Chicago

Garbi Schmidt

How does the practice of Islam and its community of believers change in the American context?

256 pages | 6 x 9


Just a Dog

Understanding Animal Cruelty and Ourselves

Arnold Arluke

How can we make sense of acts of cruelty towards animals?

232 pages | 6 x 9



Testimonies of a Brazilian Drug Dealer's Woman

Robert Gay and Arthur Schmidt

One woman's story of life in the slums of Rio de Janeiro

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 18 halftones


Masters of the Sabar

Wolof Griot Percussionists of Senegal

Patricia Tang

A fascinating study of Senegalese masters of the sabar drum

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 22 figures, 15 halftones, 2 maps


Maya Achi Marimba Music in Guatemala

Sergio Javier Navarrete Pellicer

The marimba as a cultural force in rural Guatemala

288 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables, 21 figures, 14 halftones, 1 map


Maya In Exile

Guatemalans in Florida

Allan F. Burns

The first report on the cultural adaptation of Guatemalan Maya immigrants to Florida

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 10 figures, 18 halftones