All of the 40 contributors are published and highly recognized scholars, representing different disciplines, methods, and academic traditions in the United States, Canada, Spain, Mexico, France, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile.
Funding for the project has been secured thanks to the support of The Betty J. Meggers Fund of the Americas Research Network, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, UAM-Azcapotzalco, as well as of CIESAS (Centro de Investigación y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social) in Mexico, CAORC (Council of American Overseas Research Centers), and the Mexican Consul General at Raleigh, NC.

Progress to date

  • The authors’ statements of commitment and chapter abstracts were received in late 2012 and the book contract with OUP was signed in June 2013.
  • The authors’ first drafts of their chapters were received in February 2014, and the First International Authors’ Colloquium took place in Mexico City March 14-15, 2014, to workshop the papers in thematically organized sessions with the opening keynote address open to the public.
    Link to Program 2014.
  • The authors’ second drafts of their chapters were received by April 2015.
  • The second authors’ colloquium planned for UNC-Chapel Hill in May 15 -17, 2015 included a public Forum on Migration and Cultural re-creation.
    Link to Program 2015.
  • The necessary translations were carried-out in 2016.
  • The co-editors submitted the manuscript in February 2017 for an anticipated publishing date in 2018



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