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ItemAchaeologies of Race and Urban Poverty: The Politics of Slumming, Engagement, and the Color Line(2011) Mullins, Paul R.; Jones, Lewis C.For more than a century, social reformers and scholars have examined urban impoverishment and inequalities along the color line and linked “slum life” to African America. An engaged archaeology provides a powerful mechanism to assess how urban renewal and tenement reform discourses were used to reproduce color and class inequalities. Such an archaeology should illuminate how comparable ideological distortions are wielded in the contemporary world to reproduce longstanding inequalities. A 20th century neighborhood in Indianapolis, Indiana is examined to probe how various contemporary constituencies borrow from, negotiate, and refute long-established urban impoverishment and racial discourses and stake claims to diverse present-day forms of community heritage. ItemApplying Students' Perspectives on Different Teaching Strategies: A Holistic View of Service-Learning Community Engagement(Michigan Publishing, 2021-11) Ricke, Audrey; Anthropology, School of Liberal ArtsFrom a university perspective, service-learning and community engagement (SLCE) has been identified as a high-impact practice that offers advantages over traditional lecture and assignments, yet students do not always embrace SLCE courses. While most studies of undergraduate students’ perceptions of SLCE focus on particular experiences or on SLCE in general, contextualizing these findings within students’ perceptions of various teaching strategies and knowledge can better assist faculty in engaging students. Drawing on cognitive anthropology, this article is one of the first to conduct a cultural domain analysis to provide insights into how undergraduates conceptualize SLCE in relation to other teaching strategies. This broader analysis of the associations undergraduates make with SLCE reveals how these can carry ramifications for quality engagement with the project and community partners. The results include how faculty can design and scaffold SLCE into their courses in the absence of a centralized agency or formal campus-wide process for regulating SLCE experiences. ItemThe Archaeology of Consumption(2011) Mullins, Paul R.A vast range of archaeological studies could be construed as studies of consumption, so it is perhaps surprising that relatively few archaeologists have defined their scholarly focus as consumption. This review examines how archaeology can produce a distinctive picture of consumption that remains largely unaddressed in the rich interdisciplinary consumer scholarship. Archaeological research provides concrete evidence of everyday materiality that is not available in most documentary records or ethnographic resources, thus offering an exceptionally powerful mechanism to examine complicated consumption tactics. In a broad archaeological and anthropological context, consumption studies reflect the ways consumers negotiate, accept, and resist goods-dominant meanings within rich social, global, historical, and cultural contexts. ItemThe Archaeology of Vision in Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake Gardens(1998) Kryder-Reid, Elizabeth ItemThe arterial border: negotiating economies of risk and violence in Mexico's security regime(Inderscience, 2017) Vogt, Wendy; Anthropology, School of Liberal ArtsThis article examines the material and ideological dimensions of what I conceptualise as Mexico's 'arterial border'. Since the late 1980s, transit routes in Mexico's interior have increasingly become sites of a diffused migration enforcement strategy. Based on long-term ethnographic research along Central American transit routes, I examine how the arterial border has developed historically and is experienced by migrants in local contexts. I pay particular attention to the disjuncture between violent encounters with the state and discourses of security, human rights and humanitarianism that serve to legitimise bordering practices. Such an analysis moves beyond understandings of borders as spatially fixed entities to reimagine them as constantly shifting and dynamic sites of state violence, individual agency and contestation. ItemThe Banality of Gilding: Innocuous Materiality and Transatlantic Consumption in the Gilded Age(2012) Mullins, Paul R.; Jeffries, NigelThis paper examines Gilded Age affluence by focusing on apparently inconsequential decorative goods and assessing how such goods were part of shared transatlantic patterns that reached beyond the Gilded Age and the confines of urban America. The paper focuses on figurines recovered from 19th-century sites in London and underscores how the American Gilded Age amplified many early 19th-century material patterns and ideological practices that were well-established in the United Kingdom and continued after the height of Gilded Age affluence. This study examines the symbolism of such aesthetically eclectic goods and focuses on the socially grounded imagination that was invested in them borrowing from dominant ideologies and idiosyncratic personal experiences alike. ItemBlack Lives Matter and the Public Rediscovery of Structural Racism(2021) Hyatt, Susan B.; Anthropology, School of Liberal ArtsAsset-Based Community Development promises to empower local communities while failing to address racialized disparities. We must look to broad-based social movements such as Black Lives Matter if we wish to create a genuinely more equitable and anti-racist world ItemBook Review: Broken Chains and Subverted Plans: Ethnicity, Race, and Commodities(University of Chicago, 2018) Mullins, Paul R.; Anthropology, School of Liberal Arts ItemCommunity-Based Archaeology: Research with, by, and for Indigenous and Local Communities (review)(Great Plains Research, 2014) Cusack-McVeigh, HollyCommunity-Based Archaeology lays a foundation for future anthropological and archaeological research, and thus should be required reading for any student considering a career in archaeology or cultural anthropology. [...]it may serve as a model for tribal communities, people in museology, academicians, and those in other natural and social sciences.