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Boston: Beacon Press, 1993. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiv, , 372,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Chronology. DJ is price clipped and rear flap creased. Ink notation on fep. Ruth Behar (born 1956) is a Cuban-American anthropologist and writer. Her work includes academic studies, as well as poetry, memoir, and literary fiction. As an anthropologist, she has argued for the open adoption and acknowledgment of the subjective nature of research and participant-observers. She is a recipient of the Belpré Medal. Behar was born in Havana, Cuba in 1956 to a Jewish-Cuban family of Sephardic Turkish, and Ashkenazi Polish and Russian ancestry. She was four when her family immigrated to the US following Fidel Castro's gaining power in the revolution of 1959. More than 94% of Cuban Jews left the country at that time, together with many others of the middle and upper classes. Behar attended local schools and studied as an undergraduate at Wesleyan University, receiving her B.A. in 1977. She studied cultural anthropology at Princeton University, earning her doctorate in 1983. She travels regularly to Cuba and Mexico to study aspects of culture, as well as to investigate her family's roots in Jewish Cuba. She has specialized in studying the lives of women in developing societies. Behar is a professor at the Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Her literary work is featured in the Michigan State University's Michigan Writers Series. A writer of anthropology, essays, poetry and fiction, Behar focuses on issues related to women and feminism.
New York, N. Y. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1947. Third Printing [stated]. Hardcover. xxviii, 427, , viii [Index],  pages. Footnotes. Folding color map at front. Color frontis illustrations. Contains Introduction, Glossary, Bibliography, 120 Words in Seven Indian Languages of the Isthmus Tehuantepec, and an Index. Also contains 103 full pages in color and in black and white, decorations, an album of photographs by Rose and Miguel Covarrubias and others, linguistic tables, and a topographical map. DJ is in a plastic sleeve and has wear, tears, soiling and chips. These items combine with the text to make this book a rich artistic and literary mine, as well as a real publishing event. Miguel Covarrubias, also known as José Miguel Covarrubias Duclaud (22 November 1904 — 4 February 1957) was a Mexican painter, caricaturist, illustrator, ethnologist and art historian. Along with his American colleague Matthew W. Stirling, he was the co-discoverer of the Olmec civilization. His painting and illustration work brought him international recognition including gallery shows in Europe, Mexico and the United States as well as awards such as the 1929 National Art Directors' Medal. Covarrubias was invited by the 1939-1940 Golden Gate International Exposition (GGIE) that was held on Treasure Island, "to create a mural set entitled Pageant of the Pacific to be the centerpiece of Pacific House, 'a center where the social, cultural and scientific interests of the countries in the Pacific Area could be shown to a large audience.'" He was also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and spent nine months in Bali in 1930.