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Volume 16, "Retrospectives: Works and Lives of Michigan Anthropologists" (2006), presents reflections on eight University of Michigan faculty and faculty emeriti, written from the unique perspectives of their students, relatives, and mentees. Scholars thus honored include: C. Loring Brace, Robbins Burling, Norma Diamond, Raymond Kelly, Frank Livingstone, Jeffrey Parsons, Roy Rappaport, and Leslie White. This issue was guest edited by Derek Brereton, with a special introduction written by William Peace. $20.00, plus shipping and handling

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Volume 15, "Subsistence and Sustenance" (2005), is a topical issue that approaches the complex interplay between consumption and social relations from archaeological and ethnological perspectives. Harry Starr writes about the transition to agriculture in northwestern Europe, while Jeffrey Parsons offers a hypothesis for the intensive use of aquatic resources by pre-industrial urban societies in the Valley of Mexico. Jennifer Gaynor's contribution analyzes changes in small-scale fishing and economic life among the Sama in eastern Indonesia. Jessica Leinaweaver writes about the social aspects of sustenance relationships in the Andes. Finally, Cynthia Gabriel writes about social networks, global markets, and "healthy food" in Russia. With an introduction by Richard Ford.

"This volume interweaves archeological and ethnological accounts of Madagascar at the interface of past and present," write Zoë Crossland and Genese Sodikoff in the introduction to Volume 14, "Lova/Inheritance: Past and Present in Madagascar" (2003). Rafaolo Andrianaivoarivony's analysis "integrates the material aspects of the landscapes [of the Central Highlands] with the social context of their production." Zoë Crossland examines conceptions of the Highland space efitra and the historical variation of living practices across and within this space. Sandra J. T. M. Evers examines how the "category of people called andeo (slave) in Southern Betsileo territory... negotiate their inherited denomination." Fulgence Fanony and Henry T. Wright's contribution "examines the changing use and significance of Betsimisaraka spears in the Mananara Valley." Gillian Feeley-Harnik's paper "explores the meanings invested in clothes, particularly in the cloth wrappers known as lamahoany." Jeffrey C. Kaufman "examines the meanings of prickly pear cactus (raketa), and the cactus-delimited landscape, of Malagasy pastoralists of the south who have used the species for multiple economic and political purposes." Mike Parker Pearson analyzes "historical changes in [Androy] tomb form and the structure of funerary ritual, and he explores possible motivations behind the transformations." Ramilisonina's "contribution examines a form of monuments embedded in the apparently 'natural' landscape: scared tombs enclosed in remnant primary forests in the southern Androy region." Genese Sodikoff "considers the ways Malagasy landscapes were imagined by British and North Americans in the 19th century by focusing on the circulation of a floral species, the Malagasy lace leaf plant, in conservatories and aquariums." Bram Tucker "analyses self-conceptions and others' conceptions of Mikea people in southwestern Madagascar." Pierre Vérin "analyzes the economic environment of Madagascar with reflection on the legacies of state socialism and public debt at the end of the 20th century." $15.00, plus shipping and handling

Passages to Anthropology: Departmental Predissertation Research (2000) presents the conference papers of several graduate students from the University of Michigan 1997 cohort: Eric A. Stein, Megan Callaghan, Gisela Fosado, Margarent C. Ruthenberg, Douglas J. Rogers, Christopher T. Timura, and Nicole Berry. This publication is FREE to faculty and students in our Department.

Volume 13, "Linguistic Form and Social Action" (1998), has two goals: "to celebrate the establishment of the program in Linguistic Anthropology at the University of Michigan" and to explore "the links between linguistic form and action," write Jennifer A. Dickinson and Mandana Limbert in the Introduction to this volume. Laura Kunreuther "highlights the collaborative and contextual nature of interviews and storytelling by focusing on a Newar woman's ten-minute narrative." In her analysis of a joking situation in Tibetan China, Char Makely "demonstrates how a close examination of one instance of joking can render our understanding of the dominance/resistance dichotomy more complex." "Through detailed examination of a video-taped prison exit interview," James Herron "uncovers structural features of the interaction that both enable and undermine institutional control." Jean DeBernardi "analyzes individual linguistic moments in the discourse of a nineteenth century initiation ritual practiced by Chinese sworn brotherhoods in the Straits Settlements." Penelope Papailias "examines current linguistic purism in Greece by tracing the history of rhetoric about language from post-dictatorship Greece through post-cold war Europe." Barbara Johnstone "evaluates multiple definitions of public discourse as she works towards a productive understanding of how discursive features signal degrees of 'publicness' or 'privateness' in writing." Laada Bilaniuk combines "formal linguistic methods with participant observation in evaluating the micro- (here, individual) effects of macro-social and linguistic policies at the level of Ukrainian government policies and social movements." Lesley Milroy "demonstrates the value of a Conversational Analysis approach as a starting point for the analysis of problematic conversations that defy 'meaning-based' analyses." Susan Blum "survey[s] philosophical and linguistic approaches to pronouns in developing her own perspective on Chinese pronouns as embodiments of an ideology that in practice differentiates between members of the majority Han and minority ethnic groups." Finally, Bruce Mannheim's analysis of Quechua semantic couplets "moves beyond individual linguistic fields of generic structure or semantics to show how relations of markedness are connected historically and, more importantly, socially, creating meaningful patterns in song." $15.00, plus shipping and handling—only 6 copies available!

Volume 12, "Post-Soviet Eurasia: Anthropological Perspectives on a World in Transition" (1992), constitutes an early attempt to understand post-Soviet phenomena from various anthropological perspectives. Contributions cover much of the Eurasian landmass. Thomas C. Wolfe analyzes Soviet journalism through the example of journalist and editor Aleksei Adzhubei. Christa L. Walck, an anthropologist of business management, presents Russia's transition to a market economy as an opportunity for understanding cultural change. Karen Petrone contributes to the study of Soviet identity construction with an historical analysis of culture celebrations in the 1930s. Paula A. Michaels analyzes the 1991 Alma-Ata riots and the mobilization of Kazakh ethnic idenitity. Turning to the Caucasus, Nana Maladze includes notes on Svanetian folk medicine. John Ziker and Anatoly M. Khazanov both address issues of ethnic identity and cultural revival in northern Siberia, with Ziker focusing on subsistence and trade in the Taimyr (Dolgan-Nenets) Autonomous Region and Khazanov focusing on nationalism and neoshamanism in Yakutia (now the Sakha Republic). In conclusion, Greta Uehling addresses problems of refugees, resistance, and ritual, through ethnographic examples from Soviet Pentecostals and other Protestant refugees. With a short introduction from Ben Fitzhugh, Laada Bilaniuk, and Kathryn Lyon. $15.00, plus shipping and handling

The anthropologists in Volume 10, "Foragers in Context: Long-Term, Regional, and Historical Perspectives in Hunter-Gatherer Studies" (1991) participate in the "revisionist debate" concerning hunter-gatherer studies of the 1980s and 1990s. John D. Speth writes in the Foreword to this volume that, at the heart of the revisionist debate "is a single unifying strand—that hunters and gatherers of the 'ethnographic present,' no matter how isolated and 'pristine' they may at first appear, have all been seriously affected, perhaps in fact totally altered, by generations of interaction with, and subordination to, politically and economically dominant agricultural or pastoralist societies." In the Introduction, Preston T. Miracle and Lynn E. Fisher situate the articles in this volume in the general field of hunter-gatherer studies. Richard B. Lee discusses the archaeological, historical, and ethnographic evidence for determining when the !Kung of the Kalahari gave up their hunting and gathering way of life. Lee D. Baker uses the ethnographic example of the traditional Aboriginal cultures in Western Australia and the resulting creolized culture of a segment of the community to discuss colonial European and Asian influences in cultural creolization. Michael J. Shott's article examines the archeological implications for further understanding ethnographic examples of hunter-gatherer societies. And in this volume, John D. Speth also includes an article on forager-farmer interactions and the relationship between demographics and nutrition for understanding the subsistence behavior of hunters and gatherers, both past and present. Reinhard Bernbeck further discuses the relationship between productive and reproductive systems of foraging societies, while Carla M. Sinopoli discusses the recent approaches to the concept of style that have emphasized its importance in processes of information exchange, using communication involving arrow style as her example. Amy F. Steffian examines the "buffer zone" concept in anthropology, while Carol Goland discusses limited resource coping mechanisms through hunter-gatherer storage. Finally, Michelle Hegmon and Lynn E. Fischer develop a model to understand the role of information about resources in hunter-gatherer societies. $15.00, plus shipping and handling

Volume 9, "Gender Transformations" (Spring 1990), includes articles from Patricia S. Lander and Claudette Charbonneau on reconstructing "new lesbian" sexual identity in midlife, Mary Courtis on gender and identity among Rajneesh Sannyasins, Ruth Behar on womanhood in a Mexican woman's life narrative, Juana M. Baumgartner on Eva Perón and the "myth and cult of the anti-virgin," and Emily Chao on suicide, ritual, and gender transformation among the Naxi of southwestern China. Tanya Gulevich writes about economic integration, proletarianization, and gender transformation along the U.S.-Mexican border, Catherine S. Farris offers a textual analysis of discourse on women's roles in Taiwan, and Conrad Kottak offers a brief analysis of public feminine identities in Brazil. Lars Rodseth explores the psychology of sexual meanings, an analysis to which Sherry B. Ortner responds briefly by asking "Where is the socio in sociobiology?" Janise Hurtig concludes the volume with a historical piece taking a gender-centered approach to the witch craze of Reformation Europe. $15.00, plus shipping and handling

Volume 8, "Multidisciplinary Studies in Andean Anthropology" (Fall 1988), edited by Virginia J. Vitzthum, includes articles from socio-cultural, linguistic, biological, and archeological anthropology from throughout the Andean region, but most prominently from Peru. As Jeffrey Parsons points out in his introduction, "[o]ne of the most enduring and pervasive themes in Andean anthropology relates to the relationships between people adapted to different altitudinal zones," and this volume discusses both contact and regionality not only across sub-disciplines of anthropology, but incorporating perspectives from neighboring disciplines. Thomas F. Lynch's, "Regional Interaction, Tranhumance, and Verticality," Helaine Silverman on Nasca 8, and Gray C. Graffam all provide archeological perspectives on interzonal contact, while Richard E. Daggett on the Pachacamac Studies, Jorge E. Silva and Dawn Massie on "Mound Clusters in Chillón River Valley," and Lynn L. Sikkink on the ethnoarcheology of crop processing in the Central Andes provide archeological work on local specificities. Thomas Love gives us a socio-cultural perspective on "Andean Interzonal Bartering;" Linda S. Belote and Jim Belote tell us about "Gender, Ethnicity, and Modernization" amongst Saraguro women. James W. Carey provides a study of "Informal Social Support Networks," and Janise Hurtig offers a piece on "The Araucanians." Bruce Mannheim gives us a piece on the cultural determinants of contact induced language change in Quechua: "The Sound Must Seem an Echo to the Sense." Finally, Virginia J. Vitzthum provides a contribution to biological anthropology, "Variations in Infant Feeding Practices in an Andean Community." No copies currently available.

Volume 7, "Beyond Ethnic Boundaries: New Approaches in the Anthropology of Ethnicity" (1984): The Introduction to this volume by William G. Lockwood discusses the influence that Frederick Barth had on the study of ethnicity in anthropology. The articles by Karen Kahn, Mary Catherine Kenney and Éva Veronika Huseby all use a symbolic mode of analysis as an approach to examining ethnicity. Kahn, taking Geertz as her starting point, examines the relationship between ideology, symbolism, and political action in the Welsh nationalist movement. Kenney begins with the contention that northern Irish society is maintained by the relationship between its two major ethnic groups. Huseby examines two Hungarian-American radio stations in an effort to explain their importance in the maintenance of Hungarian-American ethnic identity. Lockwood's own article demonstrates that, although ethnic groups are social entities enclosed by social boundaries, it is important what type of cultural features are recognized by the people as central to the establishment of these boundaries. Mark Baskin, a political scientist, draws upon the explanatory powers of anthropology and provides an example of the increasing utility of anthropological models in other social sciences for developing theories of ethnicity. John F. Keller reiterates the point that the concept of ethnicity is new in anthropology and notes that anthropologists have shifted over time from the study of nationality to the study of ethnicity. Deeva Kasnitz writes about applied anthropology and ethnicity using a case study from Australia to demonstrate the relationship between anthropological theory, ethnic processes, and administrative decision-making. All papers came from a seminar at the University of Michigan, Ethnic Groups and Interethnic Relations. $12.00, plus shipping and handling

Volume 6, Number 2 (Winter 1981): In this volume, William P. Mitchell argues for theories of state evolution using ethnographic data from Peru and is helpful in developing models of the past and directing archaeological research. Allen H. Berger discusses the effects of capitalism on the social structure of pastoral villages in highland Sardinia. Kathleen C. Stewart examines the dynamic of male dominance and ranking through the use of historical and contemporary cases from American Puritan culture in New England. William Perry similarly takes an historical perspective in examining food preferences among the aborigines of northwestern Tasmania, Australia in the framework of the diet optimization model. Muriel Dimen uses the example of a small Greek village to show how the power of the economy and centralizing power of the state fragments social life, even as the domestic sphere and women's world creates a counterforce. Finally, Paul Harris examines the Chinese Repository, a periodical assembled by the first American missionaries in China in 1832, as an anthropological text in examining how objective observation and Protestant presuppositions came together to create a particular image of China and the Chinese. $12.00, plus shipping and handling

Volume 6, Number 1 (Fall 1980), "Special issue: The Anthropology of Contemporary American Culture," edited by Conrad Phillip Kottak. The introduction by Conrad Phillip Kottak describes the volume as accompanying the course "Anthropology of Contemporary American Culture" and provides an outline of the requirements of the course. Several of the papers in the volume were contributed by students of the course. He further frames the volume as having general appeal for any course oriented toward fieldwork on American culture. Lebriz Tosuner-Fikes's "A Guide for Anthropological Fieldwork on Contemporary American Culture" reviews concepts, techniques and ethical considerations that anthropologists should bear in mind during their research. Linda Place's "Brief Guide to Presentation of Field Research" offers a brief guide for the planning and reporting research. An example of the usefulness of this guide is found in Christina Hill's paper "Blacks on Daytime Television." Maxine Margolis's "Blaming the Victim: Ideology and Sexual Discrimination in the Contemporary United States" shows how a "Blaming the Victim" ideology contributes to the treatment of American woman as second-class citizens. "High School Peer Group Classification Systems" by Lynne S. Robbins, analyzes verbal and nonverbal behavior in a Detroit-area high school, identifying three social categories: 'jocks,' 'freaks,' and 'people in between' and how the use of these terms differ between members of the categories. "Clothing and Geography in a Suburban High School" by Penelope Eckert correlates the contrast between straight-legged jeans, flares and bell-bottoms with social categories in the school population. William Meltzer's "Jest Deserts: Audience Reactions to Puns" observes that negative reactions to puns like groans and hisses inject play into non-play situations. Robert Mckinley's "Culture Meets Nature on the Six O'Clock News: An Example of American Cosmology" adopts a structuralist stance to analyze how television newscasts reflect a cosmology characteristic of American culture. "Structural and Psychological Analysis of Popular American Fantasy Films" by Conrad Phillip Kottak extends structural analysis to The Empire Strikes Back. This is contrasted with another piece in the volume by Kottak, "The Father Strikes Back," which shows how changing currents in American society made the film commercial success. "Approaches to the Analysis of Myth, Illustrated by West Side Story and Snow White" by Gale Thompson illustrates different approaches to the analysis of myth using fairy tales: Lévi-Strauss's structuralism, Victor Turner's Symbolism, and Bettelheim's Neo-Freudianism. John Wasylyshyn's "A Neo-Freudian Analysis of The Hardy Boys Mystery Series" and "An analysis of American Culture as Presented in Two Hardy Boys Books that Differ in Time" apply Neo-Freudianism to American 'pulp' literature. Gale Thompson's "American Attitudes toward the Human Body and the Natural World and American Values: You Can't Improve on Nature and Ain't Modern Science Grand?" points out contradictory beliefs and attitudes in the contemporary U.S. "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words" by Patricia Rentz presents a quantitative study of stories and advertisements in eight women's magazines. Patcicia Hesseltine's "The 1980 Lady as Depicted in TV Commercials" examines tacit enculturation through television advertising. Kenneth Schlesinger's "Reactions of Racquetball Players to Lost Points" examines facial expressions, swearing, self-condemnation, and physical assaults are reactions to lost points among racquetball players. In "Social Class, Tipping and Alcohol Consumption in an Ann Arbor Cocktail Lounge," Suzanne Faber uses participant-observation and formal interviewing to show how the higher tipping she observed among lower-income individuals may reflect their identification with the bar employee. Gail Magliano's "Right-Handedness among Ann Arbor Residents, as Expressed Particularly in Financial Institutions" explores how the preference for right-handedness manifests itself in local financial institutions. Terrence Patrick O'Brien observed five funerals to collect the data for "Death, the Final Passage: A Case Study in American Mortuary Custom," to present a study that contrasts Americans unfamiliarity with funerary practices with the customs of other societies. Mary Jo Larson observed verbal and nonverbal behavior to study sexual discrimination in "Social Stratification by Sex in University Classroom Interaction." Tina Van de Graaf and Francine Chinni also investigate linkages between gender and sociolinguistic patterns in "Gender Term Use among Collegiate Women." "Rites of Passage on an American High School Swim Team" by Eric McClafferty draws on Victor Turner's discussion of liminality and communitas to analyze ritual among swim team members. In "The Popularity of Sports in America: An Analysis of the Values of Sports and the Role of the Media," Fermin Diez, a native Venezuelan, comments on Americans' fascination with sports from an outsider's perspective. No copies currently available.

Volume 5, "The Archaeological Correlates of Hunter-Gatherer Societies: Studies from the Ethnographic Record" (1979-1980): This volume, which came from papers written for Dr. Robert Whallon's graduate survey course in hunter-gatherer archaeology provides the ideas that formed the papers in this article. Robert Whallon writes in the Introduction to this volume that "An important aim of the course was the development of at least the rough outlines of a general model of the organization and operation of such societies" (xi). The archaeological record was examined to see what components of this model could be observed archaeologically and to see the degree to which adequate reconstruction of prehistoric hunter-gathering societies could be made. In light of this, Olivier de Montmollin's article addresses the archaeological record in an Alaskan whale-hunting community, while John W. Ives and Carla M. Sinopoli write about the archaeological correlates across the Canadian Subarctic and Alaska in an attempt to reconstruct the range of economic behavior of the Kaska population. H. Edwin Jackson and Virginia Popper write about hunter-gatherers among the Yahgan, of Yamana of Tierra del Fuego, as providing an ethnographic example of the complexity of the archaeological record of coastal hunter and gatherers, more generally. Katherine M. Moore discusses the difficulties of ethnographic and archaeological research among the Ona, or Selk'nam, a group of hunting and gathering bands in Tierra del Fuego, as important for an understanding, description and prediction about seasonal gendered activities. W. H. Wills examines the Wimkunkan of Cape York Peninsula, Australia in an effort to add to Donald F. Thompson's 1939 data and interpretation of Wimkunkan subsistence and social organization in the hope of gaining a more complete understanding of its archaeological implications. Ted Peña utilizes the ethnographic record of the Seri Indians of Sonora to develop useful insights into the archaeological study of hunter-gatherer cultures while S. A. Gregg presents a material perspective of tropical rainforest hunter-gatherers from the example of the Semang, foragers who inhabit the tropical rain forests of Malaya. Thomas Rocek examines the cultural systems of the Andaman groups using the work of Radcliffe-Brown, which is based on fieldwork from 1906-1908, as well as the work of E. H. Man, who worked in the Andamans from 1869 until 1880, as a means to reconstruct pre-contact cultural systems. F. E. Smiley's paper on the Birhor of northeastern India attempts to correlate material of hunter-gatherer and farmer exchange. Finally, Michael Blake explores mechanism for change in band level hunting and gathering societies in an attempt to outline a systematic model what relies on certain assumptions about the nature of social systems. $12.00, plus shipping and handling

Volume 4 (Winter 1979): This issue presents a set of informal papers from a course in medical anthropology taught by Michael Taussig. The contributions from Gale Thompson, P. A. W., Vincent Duka, Barbara Parker and Joy Shepard, Anonymous, Constance Hanes, Peggy Holcomb, M. Carol Lane, Myra Isaacs, Mark Avenmarg, Wynn Wargo, Jennifer Gardon, and Amy Miller concern "the authors' experiences with aspects of the US medical system," the editors note in the preface. Ronald Berg writes about the anthropology of addiction, while Nancy Rosenberger Morrison contributes a cross-cultural analysis on sickness as mediator. With an introduction by Michael Taussig. $12.00, plus shipping and handling—only 5 copies available!

Volume 4 (Fall 1978): This volume of MDIA begins with an article by Dennis Dutton titled "Art and Anthropological Interpretation," from a paper presented as a part of the symposia series "Modes of Ethnographic Interpretation" at the Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan on February 13, 1977, demonstrating that anthropology can and must be understood fundamentally as an interpretive discipline. Robert W. Hefner looks at the field of economics as a potential topic of investigation for other social sciences, studying the "economic man" and the origins of this idea in modern thinking. Jay Courtney Fikes documents and reviews the problems of educational discrimination against Native Americans in his essay on cognitive styles, cultural conflict and contract schools. Eric B. Ross examines power, class, and ideology in Southern California as part of the recent trend in American towards the preoccupation with consciousness and subjective experience, a trend which is also found in anthropology. Maxwell Owusu's article, based on archival and library research, provides a preliminary discussion of the direct and indirect cultural, political and socioeconomic role of Islam among the Akan peoples of Ghana. Richard Alexander includes a comment regarding Boucher, et al. in MDIA Volume 3: 169-183 regarding his arguments about human behavior and evolution in the article, "A New Determinism?" Finally, there are a series of book reviews. Robert B. Eckhardt reviews Björn Kurtén's Not From the Apes (1972), William L. Jungers reviews Philip D. Gingerich's paper, Cranial Anatomy and Evolution in Early Tertiary Plesiadapidae (Mamalia, Primates) (1976), Ordean J. Oyen reviews Fossil Evidence: The Human Evolutionary Journey, second edition (1977) and finally, Joseph E. Michels reviews Henry de Lumley and Jean Guilaine's La Préhistoroire Française (1976). $12.00, plus shipping and handling

Volume 3 (Winter 1978) continues discussions from Volume 2, including comments from Richard D. Alexander, Aram A. Yengoyan, and L. B. Slobodkin on Darwinism and determinism. Doug Boucher, Pat Bresnahan, Karl Figlio, Stephen Risch, Scott Schneider, and John F. Keller write on theoretical problems in sociobiology, and Phillip V. Guddemi and Bruce Knauft approach the "paradox of holism." Laurel D. Mailloux writes on class politics in North Lebanon, Shepard Forman reprints his Congressional testimony regarding the self-determination of the peoples of East Timor, and R. Frithjof Bergmann offers a review of Marshall Sahlins's Culture and Practical Reason. $12.00, plus shipping and handling

Volume 3 (Fall 1977) addresses women in the American labor force (Maxine Margolis), servanthood in southwest Colombia (Anne Rubbo and Michael Taussig), female servants in southern Italy (Susan Berkowitz Luton), and female domestic service in Hong Kong (Andrea Sankar). Paula Webster writes on the politics of rape in primitive society, and Patricia Johnson offers a note on egalitarian societies. Also included are Michael Lambek's journalistic reflections on his first encounter with Africa and Katherine M. Loring's impressions of Rivello, a southern Italian hill town. Anne Walker concludes with some reflections on the "state of the art" in anthropology. $12.00, plus shipping and handling

In Volume 2 (Winter 1977), L. B. Slobodkin notes some problems on the border between the biological and social sciences, and Elinor G. K. Melville writes on the "search for common ground" between history and the social sciences. Roy A. Rappaport responds to Jonathan Friedman on "ecology, adaptation, and the ills of functionalism." Maud Walker offers her impressions of the gendered division of labor in the Scottish Hebrides, Paul Liffman provides a piece on the "vampires of the Andes," and Isabel Wagley Kottak writes on prostitution in northeastern Brazil. Gary Witherspoon asks whether universal theoretical models are possible, and Ken Rice argues for the "demystification" of discourse. Stanley Garn includes some notes on professional training and alternative employment. $12.00, plus shipping and handling

Volume 2 (Fall 1976) includes articles on virginity and the state (Sherry Ortner), sex and the self/other continuum (Norma Ware), kinship and human procreative processes (Gary Witherspoon), and social change and extended family in the Pan-African world (Bamidele Ade Agbasegbe). Alan S. Ryan writes on long bone growth in a prehistoric population, Michael F. Brown and Ellen Messer explore issues in folk systems of classification, and Conrad Kottak briefly analyzes ethnoscience, structuralism, and materialism as recent developments in anthropological theory. Stanley Garn concludes with a note on communication between physical anthropology and the other subfields. $12.00, plus shipping and handling

Volume 1 (Winter 1976) opens with an article by Stephen Plog on inferring prehistoric social organization from ceramic design variability. Robert F. Murphy writes on searching for "cultural reality" in Irish social anthropology, and William Jungers writes on racial classification in the anthropology of early 19th-century France. Frank B. Livingstone posits "simple models of genetic variation in human populations." H. Clyde Wilson and Aram A. Yengoyan analyze Couvade as "an example of adaptation by the formation of ritual groups." Vern Carroll offers a brief cultural analysis of rape on Nukuoro, and Neva Wallace concludes with remarks on Tangu women. $12.00, plus shipping and handling

Volume 1 (Fall 1975): The inaugural issue of MDIA contains a paper by Frithjof Bergmann on the inadequacies of functionalism and a response by Raymond Kelly and Roy Rappaport. James Wood contributes an essay on the evolutionary implications of depopulation. Maxwell Owusu's paper investigates the development of British and American socio-cultural anthropology in relation to Afro-American studies. Conrad Kottak explores links between materialist, Marxist, and structural approaches in anthropology. B. Abbott Segraves critically examines the field of ecological anthropology. Elissa Warantz contributes an ethnographic essay on the University of Michigan ice hockey team. This issue also includes notes from James Griffin on the early history of anthropology at the University of Michigan, from Angela Wheelock and Patrick Moore on anthropological contributions to cross-cultural dialogue, and from Stanley Garn on making color prints directly from slides, as well as a book review by Ellen Messer of Principles of Tzeltal Plant Classification: An Introduction to the Botanical Ethnography of a Mayan-Speaking People of Highland Chiapas, by Brent Berlin, Dennis E. Breedlove, and Peter H. Raven. $12.00, plus shipping and handling

Michigan Papers in Anthropology (Volume 1, Number 1), the 1971 precursor to MDIA, contains articles from both established scholars and (then) up-and-coming graduate students on topics ranging through all four fields of American anthropology. C. Loring Brace, Paul E. Mahler, and Richard B. Rosen write on identification of Homo habilis fossils. James B. Greenberg and Carol Lauer each address human evolution from different perspectives in "The Evolution of Language" and "The Distribution of Australopithecus." Several other articles touch on questions of economics; Roger McConochie's contribution deals with development economics, while Kathleen A. Mooney provides an archaeological take on Haida reciprocity. Finally, Rayna Reiter (Rapp) and Harriet Rosenberg deal with political mobilization, while Eric R. Wolf writes on the social position of colonizing groups. $12.00, plus shipping and handling—only 3 copies available!