Helms, Mary W.

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HELMS, Mary W.

HELMS, Mary W. American, b. 1938. Genres: Anthropology/Ethnology. Career: Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, instructor in anthropology, 1965-67; Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, assistant professor of anthropology, 1967-68; Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, lecturer in anthropology, 1969-79; University of North Carolina at Greensboro, professor of anthropology, 1979-2004, department head, 1979-85. Publications: Asang: Adaptations to Culture Contact in a Miskito Community, 1971; Middle America: A Culture History of Heartland and Frontiers, 1975; Ancient Panama: Chiefs in Search of Power, 1979; Cuna Molas and Cocle Art Forms: Reflections on Panamanian Design Styles and Symbolism (monograph), 1981; Ulysses' Sail: An Ethnographic Odyssey of Power, Knowledge, and Geographical Distance, 1988; Craft and the Kingly Ideal: Art, Trade, Power, 1993; Creations of the Rainbow Serpent: Polychrome Ceramic Designs from Ancient Panama, 1995; Access to Origins: Affines, Ancestors, and Aristocrats, 1998; The Curassow's Crest, 2000. EDITOR: (with F.O. Loveland) Frontier Adaptations in Lower Central America, 1976; (with J.R. Bort) Panama in Transition: Local Reactions to Development Policies (monograph), 1983. Contributor to books. Contributor of articles and reviews to anthropology journals. Address: Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402, U.S.A.