Music, Talent, and Performance

A Conservatory Cultural System

Henry Kingsbury

An anthropologist's unusual ethnography of an American conservatory

228 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


My Mother's Hip

Lessons from the World of Eldercare

Luisa Margolies

What most of us don't know about the longevity revolution

360 pages | 6 x 9


Ordinary Poverty

A Little Food and Cold Storage

William DiFazio

A biting chronicle of the life of the working poor in the wake of welfare reform

232 pages | 6 x 9


Paradise Remade

The Politics of Culture and History in Hawai'i

Elizabeth Buck

A rereading of Hawaiian history

288 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 140 tables, 20 halftones


Patriotic Professionalism in Urban China

Fostering Talent

Lisa Hoffman

A look at urban professionals in post-Mao China as they balance social responsibility and individual achievement

216 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 tables, 3 figures, 9 halftones, 3 maps


Pinoy Capital

The Filipino Nation in Daly City

Benito M. Vergara Jr.

Examining the double lives of Filipino American immigrants

232 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 tables, 2 maps


Producing Power

Ethnicity, Gender, and Class in a Caribbean Workplace

Kevin A. Yelvington

A study of ethnicity, gender, and class as integral elements of class structure

304 pages | 6 x 9 | 30 tables, 1 figures, 3 maps



Subcultural Survival

Kimberly Kattari

How people improve their lives by participating in a rebellious music-based subculture

258 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 line drawings, 9 halftones


Pushing for Midwives

Homebirth Mothers and the Reproductive Rights Movement

Christa Craven

A history of the re-emergence of midwifery in America

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 figures, 2 halftones


Reshaping Ethnic and Racial Relations in Philadelphia

Immigrants in a Divided City

Jo Anne Schneider, and Judith Goode

Strategies for cooperation in ethnically and racially diverse neighborhoods

296 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 tables, 7 figs., 3 halftones


Solidarity & Care

Domestic Worker Activism in New York City

Alana Lee Glaser

204 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 14 halftones


Sonic Spaces of the Karoo

The Sacred Music of a South African Coloured Community

Marie Jorritsma

A groundbreaking study of music in an ethnically marginalized South African community

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 14 figures, 8 halftones


Spirits, Blood, and Drums

The Orisha Religion in Trinidad

James T. Houk

An anthropologist demystifies a fascinating , eclectic Caribbean religion

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 11 tables, 3 figs., 16 halftones, 2 maps


Sponsored Identities

Cultural Politics in Puerto Rico

Arlene M. Dávila

How views of national identity are forged and contested in Puerto Rico by local and transnational forces

301 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 25 halftones


Storytelling in Daily Life

Performing Narrative

Kristin Langellier, and Eric E. Peterson

A guide to understanding storytelling in context

288 pages | 7 x 10