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The global phenomenon. The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller. The New York Times Top Ten Bestseller. Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to ...
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
The global phenomenon. The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller. The New York Times Top Ten Bestseller. Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens? In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we're going. Sapiens is a thrilling account of humankind's extraordinary history - from the Stone Age to the Silicon Age - and our journey from insignificant apes to rulers of the world 'It tackles the biggest questions of history and of the modern world, and it is written in unforgettably vivid language. You will love it!' Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs and Steel 'Unbelievably good. Jaw dropping from the first word to the last' Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2 Yuval's follow up to Sapiens, Homo Deus, is available now.
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17.06 USD

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

by Yuval Noah Harari
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Umhlonyane, also known as Artemisia afra, is one of the oldest and best-documented indigenous medicines in South Africa. This bush, which grows wild throughout the sub-Saharan region, smells and tastes like medicine, thus easily making its way into people's lives and becoming the choice of everyday healing for Xhosa healer-diviners ...
Healing Roots: Anthropology in Life and Medicine
Umhlonyane, also known as Artemisia afra, is one of the oldest and best-documented indigenous medicines in South Africa. This bush, which grows wild throughout the sub-Saharan region, smells and tastes like medicine, thus easily making its way into people's lives and becoming the choice of everyday healing for Xhosa healer-diviners and Rastafarian herbalists. This natural remedy has recently sparked curiosity as scientists search for new molecules against a tuberculosis pandemic while hoping to recognize indigenous medicine. Laplante follows umhlonyane on its trails and trials of becoming a biopharmaceutical - from the open air to controlled environments - learning from the plant and from the people who use it with hopes in healing.
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36.700000 USD

Healing Roots: Anthropology in Life and Medicine

by Julie Laplante
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The emergence of village societies out of hunter-gatherer groups profoundly transformed social relations in every part of the world where such communities formed. Drawing on the latest archaeological and historical evidence, this volume explores the development of villages in eastern North America from the Late Archaic period to the eighteenth ...
The Archaeology of Villages in Eastern North America
The emergence of village societies out of hunter-gatherer groups profoundly transformed social relations in every part of the world where such communities formed. Drawing on the latest archaeological and historical evidence, this volume explores the development of villages in eastern North America from the Late Archaic period to the eighteenth century. Sites analyzed here include the Kolomoki village in Georgia, Mississippian communities in Tennessee, palisaded villages in the Appalachian Highlands of Virginia, and Iroquoian settlements in New York and Ontario. Contributors use rich data sets and contemporary social theory to describe what these villages looked like, what their rules and cultural norms were, what it meant to be a villager, what cosmological beliefs and ritual systems were held at these sites, and how villages connected with each other in regional networks. They focus on how power dynamics played out at the local level and among interacting communities. Highlighting the similarities and differences in the histories of village formation in the region, these essays trace the processes of negotiation, cooperation, and competition that arose as part of village life and changed societies. This volume shows how studying these village communities helps archaeologists better understand the forces behind human cultural change. A volume in the Florida Museum of Natural History: Ripley P. Bullen Series.
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The Archaeology of Villages in Eastern North America

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Down from the Trees: Man's Amazing Transition from Tree-Dwelling Ape Ancestors covers the evolution of man from tree-dwelling ape to Homo sapiens as he is today. Using easy-to-read language, the author takes complex, jargon-filled material and extracts the essence of the topic and coveys it in a clear and engaging ...
Down from the Trees:: Man's Amazing Transition from Tree-Dwelling Ape Ancestors
Down from the Trees: Man's Amazing Transition from Tree-Dwelling Ape Ancestors covers the evolution of man from tree-dwelling ape to Homo sapiens as he is today. Using easy-to-read language, the author takes complex, jargon-filled material and extracts the essence of the topic and coveys it in a clear and engaging manner. He approaches the subject of human evolution from three different disciplines: fossil evidence and its interpretation, evolutionary theory and its applicability, and genetic evidence and its ability to unlock prehistoric information. The third discipline has advanced unbelievably in the last few years, and this book includes the most up-to-date research. There is nothing more interesting to humans than the story of their origins. The evolutionary process of a tree-dwelling ape becoming a walking, talking man who has developed the technology to walk on the moon, transplant hearts, or modify living things is no trivial story. This book provides a fascinating and comprehensive view of what science has learned of human evolution.
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131.37 USD

Down from the Trees:: Man's Amazing Transition from Tree-Dwelling Ape Ancestors

by Ralph D. Hermansen
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Primate tourism is a growing phenomenon, with increasing pressure coming from several directions: the private sector, governments, and conservation agencies. At the same time, some primate sites are working to exclude or severely restrict tourism because of problems that have developed as a result. Indeed, tourism has proven costly to ...
Primate Tourism: A Tool for Conservation?
Primate tourism is a growing phenomenon, with increasing pressure coming from several directions: the private sector, governments, and conservation agencies. At the same time, some primate sites are working to exclude or severely restrict tourism because of problems that have developed as a result. Indeed, tourism has proven costly to primates due to factors such as disease, stress, social disruption, vulnerability to poachers, and interference with rehabilitation and reintroduction. Bringing together interdisciplinary expertise in wildlife/nature tourism and primatology, experts present and discuss their accumulated experience from individual primate sites open to tourists, formal studies of primate-focused tourism, and trends in nature and wildlife tourism. Chapters offer species- and site-specific assessments, weighing conservation benefits against costs, and suggesting strategies for the development of informed guidelines for ongoing and future primate tourism ventures. Primate Tourism has been written for primatologists, conservationists and other scientists. It is also relevant to tourists and tourism professionals.
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47.240000 USD

Primate Tourism: A Tool for Conservation?

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This ambitious sourcebook surveys both the traditional basis for and the present state of indigenous women's reproductive health in Mexico and Central America. Noted practitioners, specialists, and researchers take an interdisciplinary approach to analyze the multiple barriers for access and care to indigenous women that had been complicated by longstanding ...
Maternal Death and Pregnancy-Related Morbidity Among Indigenous Women of Mexico and Central America: An Anthropological, Epidemiological, and Biomedical Approach
This ambitious sourcebook surveys both the traditional basis for and the present state of indigenous women's reproductive health in Mexico and Central America. Noted practitioners, specialists, and researchers take an interdisciplinary approach to analyze the multiple barriers for access and care to indigenous women that had been complicated by longstanding gender inequities, poverty, stigmatization, lack of education, war, obstetrical violence, and differences in language and customs, all of which contribute to unnecessary maternal morbidity and mortality. Emphasis is placed on indigenous cultures and folkways-from traditional midwives and birth attendants to indigenous botanical medication and traditional healing and spiritual practices-and how they may effectively coexist with modern biomedical care. Throughout these chapters, the main theme is clear: the rights of indigenous women to culturally respective reproductive health care and a successful pregnancy leading to the birth of healthy children. A sampling of the topics: Motherhood and modernization in a Yucatec village Maternal morbidity and mortality in Honduran Miskito communities Solitary birth and maternal mortality among the Raramuri of Northern Mexico Maternal morbidity and mortality in the rural Trifino region of Guatemala The traditional Ngabe-Bugle midwives of Panama Characterizations of maternal death among Mayan women in Yucatan, Mexico Unintended pregnancy, unsafe abortion, and unmet need in Guatemala Maternal Death and Pregnancy-Related Morbidity Among Indigenous Women of Mexico and Central America is designed for anthropologists and other social scientists, physicians, nurses and midwives, public health specialists, epidemiologists, global health workers, international aid organizations and NGOs, governmental agencies, administrators, policy-makers, and others involved in the planning and implementation of maternal and reproductive health care of indigenous women in Mexico and Central America, and possibly other geographical areas.
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261.450000 USD

Maternal Death and Pregnancy-Related Morbidity Among Indigenous Women of Mexico and Central America: An Anthropological, Epidemiological, and Biomedical Approach

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Cryonics-also known as cryopreservation or cryosuspension-is the preservation of legally dead individuals at ultra-low temperatures. Those who undergo this procedure hope that future technology will not only succeed in reviving them, but also cure them of the condition that led to their demise. In this sense, some hope that cryopreservation ...
The Ethics of Cryonics: Is it Immoral to be Immortal?
Cryonics-also known as cryopreservation or cryosuspension-is the preservation of legally dead individuals at ultra-low temperatures. Those who undergo this procedure hope that future technology will not only succeed in reviving them, but also cure them of the condition that led to their demise. In this sense, some hope that cryopreservation will allow people to continue living indefinitely. This book discusses the moral concerns of cryonics, both as a medical procedure and as an intermediate step toward life extension. In particular, Minerva analyses the moral issues surrounding cryonics-related techniques (including the hypothetical cryosuspension of fetuses as an alternative to abortion) by focusing on how they might impact the individuals who undergo cryosuspension, as well as society at large.
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57.740000 USD

The Ethics of Cryonics: Is it Immoral to be Immortal?

by Francesca Minerva
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Butrint has been one of the largest archaeological projects in the Mediterranean over the last two decades. Major excavations and a multi-volume series of accompanying scientific publications have made this a key site for our developing understanding of the Roman and Medieval Mediterranean. Through this set of interwoven reflections about ...
The Archaeology of Mediterranean Placemaking: Butrint and the Global Heritage Industry
Butrint has been one of the largest archaeological projects in the Mediterranean over the last two decades. Major excavations and a multi-volume series of accompanying scientific publications have made this a key site for our developing understanding of the Roman and Medieval Mediterranean. Through this set of interwoven reflections about the archaeology and cultural heritage history of his twenty-year odyssey in south-west Albania, Richard Hodges considers how the Butrint Foundation protected and enhanced Butrint's spirit of place for future generations. Hodges reviews Virgil's long influence on Butrint and how its topographic archaeology has now helped to invent a new narrative and identity. He then describes the struggle of placemaking in Albania during the early post-communist era, and finally asks, in the light of the Butrint Foundation's experience, who matters in the shaping of a place - international regulations, the nation, the archaeologist, the visitor, the local community or some combination of all of these stakeholders? With appropriate maps and photographs, this book aims to offer an unusual but important new direction for archaeology in the Mediterranean. It should be essential reading for archaeologists, classical historians, medievalists, cultural heritage specialists, tourism specialists as well as those interested in the Mediterranean's past and future.
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41.950000 USD

The Archaeology of Mediterranean Placemaking: Butrint and the Global Heritage Industry

by Richard Hodges
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This is the story of a professor of Medical Sociology, diagnosed with colon cancer. He undergoes the appropriate medical treatment. Passing through that trajectory, he realizes that things happen that he never read about in the professional literature. During his illness and rehabilitation he scribbles down notes about what is ...
Sickness Work: Personal Reflections of a Sociologist
This is the story of a professor of Medical Sociology, diagnosed with colon cancer. He undergoes the appropriate medical treatment. Passing through that trajectory, he realizes that things happen that he never read about in the professional literature. During his illness and rehabilitation he scribbles down notes about what is happening to him, what he is observing and what things do not tally with his knowledge of the sociological literature. This continuous connection of personal experience with academic literature is what makes this book such a powerful account of the `everyday' life of a sick person. Recommended to teachers and students in the field of social health research; to everyone who works in health care, professionals as well as volunteers; and to men and women who themselves are experiencing a serious illness.
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57.740000 USD

Sickness Work: Personal Reflections of a Sociologist

by Gerhard Nijhof
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This book is an ethnographic work that uses a critical medical anthropology approach to examine the concept of fever care in the context of southern India. Through a study of fevers, the study provides a critical overview to medical practice itself, as it is said that the history of fevers ...
Institutionalizing Illness Narratives: Discourses on Fever and Care from Southern India
This book is an ethnographic work that uses a critical medical anthropology approach to examine the concept of fever care in the context of southern India. Through a study of fevers, the study provides a critical overview to medical practice itself, as it is said that the history of fevers is also the history of medicine. This association between fevers and medicine is as relevant today, as this in-depth study of fever care reveals. Acknowledging the central role of health institutions in creating and propagating notions about illness in society, the author examines fever care through a study of hospitals. The study examines various discourses on fevers prevalent in the southern state of Kerala, which influence policy and programmatic dimensions of the state health services system. Fever care implies those aspects related to provisioning and cost involved among public and private sector hospitals. A second and more important dimension of this book is a critique of the culture of biomedical practice, informed by the social constructivist framework and approaches in the field of science studies. Overall, the book studies the processes by which physical symptoms like fever are treated as epidemics to be controlled, and are therefore brought within a biomedical system, thereby opening up options for commercialization of care.
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115.490000 USD

Institutionalizing Illness Narratives: Discourses on Fever and Care from Southern India

by Mathew George
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Brain Evolution by Design: From Neural Origin to Cognitive Architecture
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230.990000 USD

Brain Evolution by Design: From Neural Origin to Cognitive Architecture

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Where Are We Heading?: The Evolution of Humans and Things
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31.450000 USD

Where Are We Heading?: The Evolution of Humans and Things

by Ian Hodder
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Green Legs and Man: The Book of Man I Am
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20.950000 USD

Green Legs and Man: The Book of Man I Am

by Steve Bruttig
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Vertebrate Sound Production and Acoustic Communication
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188.990000 USD

Vertebrate Sound Production and Acoustic Communication

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2019-2020 Weekly Monthly Calendar: Two Years - Daily Weekly Monthly Calendar Planner 24 Months January 2019 to December 2020 for Academic Agenda Schedule Organizer Logbook and Journal Notebook Planners
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11.540000 USD

2019-2020 Weekly Monthly Calendar: Two Years - Daily Weekly Monthly Calendar Planner 24 Months January 2019 to December 2020 for Academic Agenda Schedule Organizer Logbook and Journal Notebook Planners

by Jennifer Darnall
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2019-2020 Weekly Monthly Calendar: Two Years - Daily Weekly Monthly Calendar Planner 24 Months January 2019 to December 2020 for Academic Agenda Schedule Organizer Logbook and Journal Notebook Planners
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11.540000 USD

2019-2020 Weekly Monthly Calendar: Two Years - Daily Weekly Monthly Calendar Planner 24 Months January 2019 to December 2020 for Academic Agenda Schedule Organizer Logbook and Journal Notebook Planners

by Jennifer Darnall
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2019-2020 Weekly Monthly Calendar: Two Years - Daily Weekly Monthly Calendar Planner 24 Months January 2019 to December 2020 for Academic Agenda Schedule Organizer Logbook and Journal Notebook Planners
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11.540000 USD

2019-2020 Weekly Monthly Calendar: Two Years - Daily Weekly Monthly Calendar Planner 24 Months January 2019 to December 2020 for Academic Agenda Schedule Organizer Logbook and Journal Notebook Planners

by Jennifer Darnall
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2019-2020 Weekly Monthly Calendar: Two Years - Daily Weekly Monthly Calendar Planner 24 Months January 2019 to December 2020 for Academic Agenda Schedule Organizer Logbook and Journal Notebook Planners
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11.540000 USD

2019-2020 Weekly Monthly Calendar: Two Years - Daily Weekly Monthly Calendar Planner 24 Months January 2019 to December 2020 for Academic Agenda Schedule Organizer Logbook and Journal Notebook Planners

by Jennifer Darnall
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2019-2020 Weekly Monthly Calendar: Two Years - Daily Weekly Monthly Calendar Planner 24 Months January 2019 to December 2020 for Academic Agenda Schedule Organizer Logbook and Journal Notebook Planners
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11.540000 USD

2019-2020 Weekly Monthly Calendar: Two Years - Daily Weekly Monthly Calendar Planner 24 Months January 2019 to December 2020 for Academic Agenda Schedule Organizer Logbook and Journal Notebook Planners

by Jennifer Darnall
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2019-2020 Weekly Monthly Calendar: Two Years - Daily Weekly Monthly Calendar Planner 24 Months January 2019 to December 2020 for Academic Agenda Schedule Organizer Logbook and Journal Notebook Planners
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11.540000 USD

2019-2020 Weekly Monthly Calendar: Two Years - Daily Weekly Monthly Calendar Planner 24 Months January 2019 to December 2020 for Academic Agenda Schedule Organizer Logbook and Journal Notebook Planners

by Jennifer Darnall
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2019-2020 Weekly Monthly Calendar: Two Years - Daily Weekly Monthly Calendar Planner 24 Months January 2019 to December 2020 for Academic Agenda Schedule Organizer Logbook and Journal Notebook Planners
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11.540000 USD

2019-2020 Weekly Monthly Calendar: Two Years - Daily Weekly Monthly Calendar Planner 24 Months January 2019 to December 2020 for Academic Agenda Schedule Organizer Logbook and Journal Notebook Planners

by Jennifer Darnall
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2019-2020 Weekly Monthly Calendar: Two Years - Daily Weekly Monthly Calendar Planner 24 Months January 2019 to December 2020 for Academic Agenda Schedule Organizer Logbook and Journal Notebook Planners
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11.540000 USD

2019-2020 Weekly Monthly Calendar: Two Years - Daily Weekly Monthly Calendar Planner 24 Months January 2019 to December 2020 for Academic Agenda Schedule Organizer Logbook and Journal Notebook Planners

by Jennifer Darnall
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2019-2020 Weekly Monthly Calendar: Two Years - Daily Weekly Monthly Calendar Planner 24 Months January 2019 to December 2020 for Academic Agenda Schedule Organizer Logbook and Journal Notebook Planners
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11.540000 USD

2019-2020 Weekly Monthly Calendar: Two Years - Daily Weekly Monthly Calendar Planner 24 Months January 2019 to December 2020 for Academic Agenda Schedule Organizer Logbook and Journal Notebook Planners

by Jennifer Darnall
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2019-2020 Weekly Monthly Calendar: Two Years - Daily Weekly Monthly Calendar Planner 24 Months January 2019 to December 2020 for Academic Agenda Schedule Organizer Logbook and Journal Notebook Planners
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11.540000 USD

2019-2020 Weekly Monthly Calendar: Two Years - Daily Weekly Monthly Calendar Planner 24 Months January 2019 to December 2020 for Academic Agenda Schedule Organizer Logbook and Journal Notebook Planners

by Jennifer Darnall
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2019-2020 Weekly Monthly Calendar: Two Years - Daily Weekly Monthly Calendar Planner 24 Months January 2019 to December 2020 for Academic Agenda Schedule Organizer Logbook and Journal Notebook Planners
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11.540000 USD

2019-2020 Weekly Monthly Calendar: Two Years - Daily Weekly Monthly Calendar Planner 24 Months January 2019 to December 2020 for Academic Agenda Schedule Organizer Logbook and Journal Notebook Planners

by Jennifer Darnall
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2019-2020 Weekly Monthly Calendar: Two Years - Daily Weekly Monthly Calendar Planner 24 Months January 2019 to December 2020 for Academic Agenda Schedule Organizer Logbook and Journal Notebook Planners
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11.540000 USD

2019-2020 Weekly Monthly Calendar: Two Years - Daily Weekly Monthly Calendar Planner 24 Months January 2019 to December 2020 for Academic Agenda Schedule Organizer Logbook and Journal Notebook Planners

by Jennifer Darnall
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Chains of Tradition: A Guide to Anthropological History
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31.450000 USD

Chains of Tradition: A Guide to Anthropological History

by Tyce Shideler
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July 2018 - June 2019 Calendar: Two Year - 12 Months Daily Weekly Monthly Calendar Planner for Academic Agenda Schedule Organizer Logbook and Journal Notebook Planners - Colorful Dot Cover
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8.280000 USD

July 2018 - June 2019 Calendar: Two Year - 12 Months Daily Weekly Monthly Calendar Planner for Academic Agenda Schedule Organizer Logbook and Journal Notebook Planners - Colorful Dot Cover

by Jessie Beaudry
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The Ascent of Man
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20.990000 USD

The Ascent of Man

by Henry Drummond
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Telling Migrant Stories explores how contemporary documentary film gives voice to Latin American immigrants whose stories would not otherwise be heard. Contributors analyze films including Harvest of Empire, Sin Pais, The Vigil, De Nadie, Operation Peter Pan: Flying Back to Cuba, Abuelos, La Churona, and Which Way Home as well ...
Telling Migrant Stories: Latin American Diaspora in Documentary Film
Telling Migrant Stories explores how contemporary documentary film gives voice to Latin American immigrants whose stories would not otherwise be heard. Contributors analyze films including Harvest of Empire, Sin Pais, The Vigil, De Nadie, Operation Peter Pan: Flying Back to Cuba, Abuelos, La Churona, and Which Way Home as well as internet documentaries distributed via platforms like YouTube. They examine the ways these films highlight the individual agency of immigrants as well as the global systemic conditions that lead to mass migrations from Latin American countries to the United States and Europe. < The collection also features interviews with filmmakers Luis Argueta, Jenny Alexander, Tin Dirdamal, Heidi Hassan, and Maria Cristina Carrillo Espinosa. Their discussions emphasize that because the genre is grounded in fact rather than fiction, it has the ability to profoundly impact audiences. Documentaries prompt viewers to recognize the many worlds migrants depart from, to become immersed in the struggles portrayed, and to consider the stories of immigrants with compassion and solidarity.
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94.450000 USD

Telling Migrant Stories: Latin American Diaspora in Documentary Film

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