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Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens: A History of Indian-White Relations in Canada
Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens: A History of Indian-White Relations in Canada
By J. R. Miller

A comprehensive account of Indian-white relations throughout Canada’s history. Miller charts the deterioration of the relationship from the initial, mutually beneficial contact in the fur trade to the current impasse.

Published May 2017
Global Inequality: Anthropological Insights
Global Inequality: Anthropological Insights
By Kenneth McGill

Brief, accessibly written, and peppered with vivid ethnographic examples that bring contemporary research to life, Global Inequality is an introduction to the topic from a unique and important perspective.

Published May 2016
Freedom from Fear, Freedom from Want: An Introduction to Human Security
Freedom from Fear, Freedom from Want: An Introduction to Human Security
By Robert J. Hanlon and Kenneth Christie

Adopting an interdisciplinary perspective, Freedom from Fear, Freedom from Want is a brief introduction to human security, conflict, and development.

Published May 2016
Ancestral Lines: The Maisin of Papua New Guinea and the Fate of the Rainforest, Second Edition
Ancestral Lines: The Maisin of Papua New Guinea and the Fate of the Rainforest, Second Edition
By John Barker

This compelling ethnography offers a nuanced case study of the ways in which the Maisin of Papua New Guinea navigate pressing economic and environmental issues. Beautifully written and accessible to most readers, Ancestral Lines is designed with introductory cultural anthropology courses in mind.

Published Apr 2016
Canada and the Third World: Overlapping Histories
Canada and the Third World: Overlapping Histories
Edited by Karen Dubinsky, Sean Mills, and Scott Rutherford

Canada and the Third World provides a long overdue introduction to Canada's historical relationship with the Third World.

Published Mar 2016
Lessons from Latin America: Innovations in Politics, Culture, and Development
Lessons from Latin America: Innovations in Politics, Culture, and Development
By Felipe Arocena and Kirk Bowman
This provides a fascinating and wide-ranging exploration of both the history of "looking down" at Latin America and the political, economic, and cultural "lessons" (including successes, failures, and unintended consequences) that should inform important policy discussions around the world.
Published Aug 2014
Global Issues: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
Global Issues: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
By Shirley A. Fedorak
Global Issues is a pedagogically rich book that addresses prominent issues of contemporary concern.
Published Nov 2013
Activism and Social Change: Lessons for Community Organizing, Second Edition
Activism and Social Change: Lessons for Community Organizing, Second Edition
By Eric Shragge
Drawing on over thirty years of experience in community development practice, Eric Shragge offers a unique historical perspective on activism, linking various forms of local organizing to the broader goal of fundamental social change.
Published May 2013
Made in Madagascar: Sapphires, Ecotourism, and the Global Bazaar
Made in Madagascar: Sapphires, Ecotourism, and the Global Bazaar
By Andrew Walsh
Made in Madagascar is an innovative ethnography that explores the tensions and negotiations between the local Malagasy people and foreigners with sensitivity and a critical eye.

Published Oct 2012
Global Ecopolitics: Crisis, Governance, and Justice
Global Ecopolitics: Crisis, Governance, and Justice
By Peter J. Stoett
Through case studies on biodiversity, deforestation, pollution, and war, among others, Stoett analyzes the ability of international policy to provide environmental protection and discusses the ever-present factors of equality, sovereignty, and human rights integral to these issues.
Published May 2012