“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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Special Issue of Medical Anthropology edited by Dr. Weaver

Some good news for Dr. Weaver. The special issue that she was editing for Medical Anthropology Quarterly (our sub-discipline’s flagship journal) was published during the holidays. The volume is titled, A Special Focus Section on Comorbidity, and it includes an introductory piece co-authored by Jo, Ron Barrett, and Mark Nichter; a single-authored piece by her titled, “Transactions […]

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“Classic Maya Marketplaces and Exchanges: Examining Market Competition as a Factor for Understanding Commodity Distributions” by Dr. LeCount

Congratulations to Dr. LeCount for the release of her new publication, “Classic Maya Marketplaces and Exchanges: Examining Market Competition as a Factor for Understanding Commodity Distributions.” This is included in the volume Alternative Pathways to Complexity: A Collection of Essays on Architecture, Economics, Power, and Cross-Cultural Analysis in Honor of Richard E. Blanton, edited by L. F. […]

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“Who Will Be Served? Farmers Market Variability and the Expectations of Young Adults” by Dr. Oths

Abstract: The number of farmers markets in the United States has increased rapidly over the past decade. The emergence of trendier markets puts pressure on cities to rehabilitate their traditional markets to compete. When considering any new community enterprise, it is imperative to gather knowledge on the needs, wants, and extent of the potential customer base […]

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