The writing of this book was made possible by a Grant for Research and
Writing from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and
by a Richard Carley Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Wenner-
Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. Additional support
was provided by the College of the Holy Cross, including a Charles and
Rosanna Batchelor (Ford) Foundation Grant and a faculty research
award from the Committee on Fellowships, Research, and Publication;
my thanks to Stephen Ainlay, Charles S. Weiss, Susan Rodgers, and
David Hummon for their support. Earlier funding for field research
and writing was provided by the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the Inter-
American Foundation, the Fulbright IIE, Sigma Xi, the Central States
Anthropological Society, and the Department of Anthropology and the
Graduate College of the University of Arizona.
At the University of Arizona, my deep gratitude and fond a√ection
go to my dissertation advisor, Susan U. Philips, who has read mul-
tiple versions of this work and has supported my career through all its
phases. Jane H. Hill guided me through my anthropological training
from the very beginning, and this work has benefited from her insights
and thoughtful commentary. Billie Jean Isbell has provided valuable
intellectual and professional support. I hold in my memory the late
Robert M. Netting, my first advisor, and the late Daniel Nugent, both of
whom influenced this work in important ways.
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