Mumford.2015.Sinai.PeninsulaThe Sinai Peninsula, a special issue of the Journal for Ancient Egyptian Interconnections, vol. 7.1 (Lexington: the University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition, 2015)
Edited by Gregory D Mumford

The Sinai Peninsula is a vast region, encompassing around 60,000 square kilometers with hundreds, if not thousands of archaeological sites, only a relative small sample of which have been fully explored. The Sinai attracted people in ancient times and continues to do so today, whether as a dwelling place, an area rich in resources, a defensive zone, a refuge, a holy site, or simply as a land through which merchants, armies, emissaries, and others might travel from one region to another. The papers presented here contribute to a greater understanding and appreciation of the rich heritage of the Sinai Peninsula in its role as a key land bridge between Africa and Asia and as a region important in its own right.

Detail from the cover of The Domesticated Penis. The Domesticated Penis: How Womanhood Has Shaped Manhood (University of Alabama Press, 2015)
By Loretta A. Cormier and Sharyn R. Jones

“The Domesticated Penis is a study of the anatomical distinctiveness of the genitals of the human male and diverse cultural attitudes toward them and their symbolism. This is scholarship at its liveliest: a colorful, knowledgeable romp through history and across cultures and species, to explore how the penis we know and (mostly) love today developed its characteristic shape, size, physiology, and behavior.” — Beth A. Conklin, author of Consuming Grief: Compassionate Cannibalism in an Amazonian Society

Part of the cover of Graveline. Graveline: A Late Woodland Platform Mound on the Mississippi Gulf Coast (Mississippi Department of Archives and History, 2015)
Edited by Lauren E. Downs and John H. Blitz.

This volume reports the results of the Graveline Archaeological Project, an investigation of the Graveline Mound site (22JA503), a Late Woodland period (A.D. 590-780) sand platform mound in Jackson County, Mississippi.

Cover: Disasters and Vulnerable Populations.Disasters and Vulnerable Populations (Springer Publishing Company, 2014)
By Loretta A. Cormier

Vulnerable populations such as children, older adults, and people with disabilities are disproportionately affected by large-scale disasters. This hands-on resource for students and professionals in social work, counseling, nursing, and mental health encompasses the best and most current evidence-based interventions for effectively responding to the needs of vulnerable populations following disasters.

Cover of War, Peace, and Human Nature. War, Peace, and Human Nature: The Convergence of Evolutionary and Cultural Views (Oxford University Press, 2013)
By Douglas P. Fry

"This encyclopedic collection of excellent, wide-ranging, and myth-busting essays by renowned scholars should be required reading for anyone interested in how we came to be who we are and the future of humankind. A much-needed paradigm shift is in the making because of the increased recognition that we are not inherently destructive and competitive beings." — Marc Bekoff, author of The Emotional Lives of Animals, Wild Justice: The Moral Lives of Animals

Part of the cover of Transborder Ethics. A Study in Transborder Ethics: Justice, Citizenship, Civility (Peter Lang, 2012)
By Geneviève Souillac

"It is imperative that citizens of different nation states start thinking in terms of a post-national global ethics that will reinforce the never ending quest for a more just and peaceful world. This book is a powerful contribution to this project. Souillac advances a compelling case for expanding democratic ethics across borders and boundaries of cultural, ethnic and national difference. This is a book that needs to be read by anyone interested in building an effective global civic culture and a culture of peace." — Kevin P. Clements, Director, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, New Zealand

Section of the book cover with an illustration of a dove carrying a piece of barbed wire transforming into a green leaf. The Burden of Democracy: The Claims of Culture, Public Culture, and Democratic Memory (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011)
By Geneviève Souillac

This book is important because it weaves together both Anglophone and Continental thinking in political philosophy. Examining the role of historical memory in the debate on democratic ethics not only constitutes an original theoretical contribution — ultimately, it can further support the democratic pluralism the book defends." — Marcel Gauchet, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris

Part of the cover of Hospitality to Strangers. Hospitality to Strangers: Theology and Homosexuality (The Progressive Christian Alliance, 2011)
By Kevin Higgs

There is within the life of the church a global conflict regarding the status, place, and general understanding of who homosexual people are and how the church should relate to homosexual people. This book is a defense of the full inclusion of homosexual people at every level of the church, using the theological method attributed to John Wesley known as the Wesleyan Quadrilateral.

Detail from the cover of Introductory Cultural Anthropology. Introductory Cultural Anthropology: An Interactive Approach (Digital Text Supplement, National Social Science Press, 2010)
By Loretta A. Cormier & Sharyn R. Jones

This book incorporates interactive videos, imagery, and hyperlinks to web-based materials. It was developed for use in the authors' Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 101) classes at UAB, and is available for purchase by downloading online. Proceeds from royalties from the book and it's supplemental reader will be donated to a scholarship fund to support anthropology undergraduates at UAB.

Beyond War cover. Beyond War: The Human Potential for Peace
(Oxford University Press, 2009)
By Douglas P. Fry

"This book offers a refreshing and timely look at the evidence that we have warfare in our genes. Clearly, the assumptions of those who argue this position exceed the facts. Using anthropological data, Fry argues forcefully that our species has not only a strong desire for peace, but also plenty of ways to achieve it." — Frans de Waal, author of Our Inner Ape

Cover of Satellite Remote Sensing for Archaeology. Satellite Remote Sensing for Archaeology (Routledge, 2009)
By Sarah H. Parcak

This handbook is the first comprehensive overview of the field of satellite remote sensing for archaeology and how it can be applied to ongoing archaeological fieldwork projects across the globe.

Cover: Feeding Chilapa. Feeding Chilapa: The Birth, Life, and Death of a Mexican Region (University of Oklahoma Press, 2008)
By Chris Kyle

Scholars once treated regions as fundamental units of social organization, influencing the affairs of communities and households. Chris Kyle renews that perspective by charting the history of a preindustrial region in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero. Examining the city of Chilapa and its surrounding countryside, he documents a region’s initial formation, subsequent evolution, and ultimate dissolution, brought about by the forces of industrialization.

Part of the cover of "The Real Wealth of Nations." The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2008)
By Riane Eisler

Riane Eisler proposes a new "caring economics" that takes into account the full spectrum of economic activities — from the life — sustaining activities of the household, to the life-enriching activities of caregivers and communities, to the life-supporting processes of nature.

Detail from the cover of The Human Potential for Peace. The Human Potential for Peace: An Anthropological Challenge to Assumptions about War and Violence (Oxford University Press, 2005)
By Douglas P. Fry

"Amongst the various anthropological texts that have emerged over the last decade, this is clearly one of the most important. . . . Douglas Fry reminds us that in the human experience it is neither solely nature nor nurture, neither aggression nor camaraderie, rather it is a complex synthesis of human endeavors resulting in a clear and resounding potential for peace." — Agustín Fuentes, Department of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame

Part of the book cover, featuring sculpture on a cathedral. Human Rights in Crisis: The Sacred and the Secular in Contemporary French Thought (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005)
By Geneviève Souillac

"The gap between the French and the Anglo-American perspectives on human rights is not only political, it is also philosophical. This eloquent book helps to bridge that gap. It should be essential reading for Anglo-American students of human rights who hope to find out what the rest of the world is thinking." — Daniel Bell, City University of Hong Kong

Portion of book cover Keeping the Peach. Keeping the Peace: Conflict Resolution and Peaceful Societies Around the World (Routledge, 2004)
Edited by Douglas P. Fry and Graham Kemp

This collection of ethnographies discusses how non-violent values and conflict resolution strategies can help to create and maintain peace.

Cover of Kinship with Monkeys. Kinship with Monkeys: The Guajá Foragers of Eastern Amazonia (Columbia University Press, 2003)
By Loretta A. Cormier

"This book is an enchanting introduction to the world of anthropology for students and enthusiasts alike." — Carlotta Maggio & Elisabetta Visalberghi, American Journal of Primatology

Part of the cover of "Cultural Variation in Conflict Resolution." Cultural Variation in Conflict Resolution: Alternatives to Violence (Routledge, 1997)
Edited by Douglas P. Fry and Kaj Bjorkqvist

"An integrative work that makes timely and constructive use of cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspectives. The book's many contributors bring a variety and wealth of experience to this very important topic. Its editors guide the reader through the rich diversity of material with insight and competence." — Victoria K. Burbank University of Western Australia and author of Fighting Women