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Not Far Away: The Real-life Adventures of Ima Pipiig

by Steve Beard AltaMira Press (September 21, 2007)

Part novel and part memoire, Not Far Away recounts the life of a female Ojibwe schoolteacher in northern Michigan as she endures the most caustic forms of racism.


Ethnic Studies Research: Approaches and Perspectives

by Timothy P. Fong AltaMira Press (May 02, 2008)

An invaluable resource for students and service practitioners alike, Ethnic Studies Research reflects on important trends in ethnic studies offering a breadth of understanding on critical topics pertaining to...


Worlds of Gender: The Archaeology of Women's Lives Around the Globe

by Sarah Milledge Nelson AltaMira Press (March 01, 2007)

Part IV of Nelson's 'Handbook of Gender in Archaeology' (2006). Examines the archaeology of women's lives and activities around the globe.


Listening in on Museum Conversations

by Gaea Leinhardt & Karen Knutson AltaMira Press (June 14, 2004)

We all know that learning takes place in museums but what does that really mean? Who learns what and how do they learn it? Gaea Leinhardt and Karen Knutson set out to investigate these questions through the...


Reading Native American Women: Critical/Creative Representations

by Inés Hernández-Avila AltaMira Press (July 14, 2005)

This new collection reveals the vitality of the intellectual and creative work of Native American women today. The authors examine the avenues that Native American women have chosen for creative, cultural, and...


Longitudinal Qualitative Research: Analyzing Change Through Time

by Johnny Saldaña AltaMira Press (May 16, 2003)

Professor Salda-a briefly discusses the basic elements of longitudinal qualitative data, examines time and change in longitudinal qualitative studies, and then offers sixteen specific questions through which...


Gaining Access: A Practical and Theoretical Guide for Qualitative Researchers

by Martha S. Feldman, Jeannine Bell & Michele Tracy Berger AltaMira Press (September 01, 2004)

A textbook on gaining access to field settings for qualitative researchers in the social sciences. Prescriptive advice and a series of vignettes from actual research projects.


Durkheim is Dead!: Sherlock Holmes is Introduced to Social Theory

by Arthur Asa Berger AltaMira Press (April 28, 2003)

In this sociology textbook/mystery novel, students can join Sherlock Holmes and Watson as they discover a new area ripe for acrimony and intrigue: social theory. In 1910, the most prominent social theorists...


Travels with Ernest: Crossing the Literary/Sociological Divide

by Laurel Richardson & Ernest Lockridge AltaMira Press (April 23, 2004)

In Travels with Ernest: Crossing the Literary/Sociological Divide, Laurel Richardson and Ernest Lockridge_accomplished sociologist and published novelist_explore the fascinating interplay between literary and...


Creating Connections: Museums and the Public Understanding of Current Research

by Bruce V. Lewenstein, David Chittenden, Graham Farmelo & Bill Nye AltaMira Press (May 17, 2004)

Creating Connections looks at the public understanding of research (PUR) and how it affects what science museums do. What are the opportunities and critical issues in PUR? What strategies are working and what...


Ambiguous Images: Gender and Rock Art

by Kelley Hays-Gilpin AltaMira Press (November 19, 2003)

A significant contribution to the relatively unexplored field of gender in rock art, this volume contains information for those interested in past gender systems. Hays-Gilpin argues that art is both a product...


Sharing Our Stories of Survival: Native Women Surviving Violence

by Sarah Deer, Bonnie Clairmont, Carrie A. Martell & Maureen L. White Eagle AltaMira Press (October 15, 2007)

Sharing Our Stories of Survival is a comprehensive treatment of the socio-legal issues that arise in the context of violence against native women-written by social scientists, writers, poets, and survivors of...


Research Design and Methods for Studying Cultures

by Victor de Munck AltaMira Press (June 16, 2009)

A concise methods book, Research Design and Methods for Studying Cultures emphasizes that all methods are related as parts of a research design and must be chosen with respect to the larger research objective...


Handbook of Participatory Video

by Ph. D Milne, Claudia Mitchell & Naydene de Lange AltaMira Press (August 31, 2012)

The Handbook of Participatory Video advances the field as the first major work to critically examine the use of participatory video around the world as a tool for research, community activism, and social change....


Participant Observation: A Guide for Fieldworkers

by Kathleen Musante (DeWalt) & Billie R. DeWalt AltaMira Press (December 16, 2010)

Qualitative research in such diverse areas as anthropology, sociology, education, nursing, and medical research draws on the insights gained through the use of participant observation for gaining greater understanding...


How to Get Published in Anthropology: A Guide for Students and Young Professionals

by Jason E. Miller, Oona Schmid, Paul A. Garber & Peter Biella et al. AltaMira Press (November 15, 2011)

Anthropology graduate students and newly minted professionals now have a one-stop source that demystifies the all-important task of getting their work published. How to Get Published in Anthropology provides...