New Reference Book: Andean Studies: 1530-1900

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Research & Instruction Librarian

September 28th, 2010

Guide to Documentary Sources for Andean Studies: 1530-1900 edited by Joanne Pillsbury, U. of Oklahoma with the National Gallery of Art, 2008.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 985 P64G

In three volumes this set intends to “…support research on the Prehispanic, colonial, and republican periods of the Andean region of South America” (xi).  Specifically, the work focuses on texts and authors from this area in the 16th-19th century.  More than a bibliographic inventory, throughout, the set pairs inventory with essay, to provide historical/social/cultural context and meaning.

Examples include: Visitas, Censuses and other Sources of Population Information; Chronicles of the Andes in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries; Alessandro Malaspina (1754-1810); Indigenous Texts, Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882).

Helpful for:  Incan History, Latin American Studies, Latin American History, Humanities V, Art, Literature, Anthropology

New Reference Book: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Popular Culture

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Research & Instruction Librarian

December 3rd, 2009

Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Popular Culture edited by Gary Hoppenstand, Greenwood Press, 2007.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 306.03 G85W

Each volume in this 6-volume set  discusses popular culture from a particular area of the world.

Included are:
• Volume 1 – North America
• Volume 2 – Latin America
• Volume 3 – Europe
• Volume 4 – North Africa and the Middle East
• Volume 5 – Sub-Saharan Africa
• Volume 6 – Asia and Pacific Oceania

Each volume then discusses the following topics:
•    Architecture
•    Art
•    Dance
•    Fashion and Appearance
•    Film
•    Food and Foodways
•    Games, Toys and Pastimes
•    Literature
•    Love, Sex and Marriage
•    Music
•    Periodicals
•    Radio and Television
•    Sports and Recreation
•    Theater and Performance
•    Transportation and Travel

Helpful for: Humanities III, Humanities IV, Humanities IV Research Paper, Humanities V, Humanities V Research Paper, Topic Finding, History, Middle Eastern Voices, Global Studies