“The Grand Village of the Natchez Indians Was Indeed Grand: A Reconsideration of the Fatherland Site Landscape,” by Dr. Brown

Please find attached a book chapter that Dr. Brown co-authored with Vincas P. Steponaitis titled, “The Grand Village of the Natchez Indians Was Indeed Grand: A Reconsideration of the Fatherland Site Landscape.” It is published in a new Alabama Press book. In Forging Southeastern Identities: Social Archaeology, Ethnohistory, and Folklore of the Mississippian to Early […]

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“Food Sovereignty Education Across the Americas: Multiple Origins, Converging Movements,” by Dr. Meek

Abstract: Social movements are using education to generate critical consciousness regarding the social and environmental unsustainability of the current food system, and advocate for agroecological production. In this article, we explore results from a cross-case analysis of six social movements that are using education as a strategy to advance food sovereignty. We conducted participatory research […]

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“Cultural consonance in Life Goals and Depressive Symptoms in Urban Brazil,” by Dr. Dressler

 Abstract: Cultural consonance is the degree to which individuals approximate, in their own beliefs and behaviors, the prototypes for belief and behavior encoded in cultural models. Low cultural consonance is associated with higher psychological distress. Cultural consonance also converges across some cultural domains. Cultural consonance in different domains may converge because of an individual’s access to […]

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“Andrews Place (1MB1): A Late Woodland-Mississippian Shell Midden on the Alabama Gulf Coast” by Dr. Blitz and Grace Riehm

Congratulations to Dr. Blitz and his M.A. student Grace Riehm for producing the  soon-to-be-released volume, Andrews Place (1MB1): A Late Woodland-Mississippian Shell Midden on the Alabama Gulf Coast. The book will be coming out as the next issue of the Journal of Alabama Archaeology. This is the journal of record for the state’s archaeological research and has […]

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“Scanning of the Eccentric Cherts and Bifaces from the Rosalila Cache” by Dr. Tokovinine

Congratualations to Dr. Tokovinine for his new publication, “Scanning of the Eccentric Cherts and Bifaces from the Rosalila Cache.” an appendix to the volume, Protecting Sacred Space: Rosalila’s Eccentric Chert Cache at Copan and Eccentrics among the Classic Maya, by Ricardo Agurcia Fasquelle, Payson Sheets, and Karl Andreas Taube. Dr. Tokovinine’s contribution is attached and the book […]

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“Shame, Blame, and Status Incongruity: Health and Stigma in Rural Brazil and the Urban United Arab Emirates” by Dr. Weaver

Abstract: Stigma is a powerful determinant of physical and mental health around the world, a perennial public health concern that is particularly resistant to change. This article builds from sociologist Erving Goffman’s classic conception of stigma as a unitary social phenomenon to explore the stigma attached to two seemingly dissimilar conditions: food insecurity in rural […]

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“Tension Among Women in North India: An Idiom of Distress and a Cultural Syndrome” by Dr. Weaver

Abstract: The existing literature on Indian ethnopsychology has long asserted that somatization is a key aspect of experiences of distress. The study of idioms of distress arose out of work done in India (Nichter inCult Med Psychiatry 5(4):379–408, 1981), but ironically, little subsequent work has systematically explored idioms of distress in this part of the world. This ethnographic […]

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