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  • Waste Awayby Joshua O. Reno

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Though we are the most wasteful people in the history of the world, very few of us know what becomes of our waste. In Waste Away , Joshua O. Reno reveals how North Americans have been shaped by their preferred means of disposal: sanitary landfill. Based on the author?s fieldwork as a common laborer at a large, transnational landfill on the outskirts... more...

  • Early Inuit Studiesby Igor Krupnik

    Smithsonian 2016; US$ 49.95

    This collection of 15 chronologically arranged papers is the first-ever definitive treatment of the intellectual history of Eskimology?known today as Inuit studies?the field of anthropology preoccupied with the origins, history, and culture of the Inuit people. The authors trace the growth and change in scholarship on the Inuit (Eskimo) people from... more...

  • Religion in the Kitchenby Elizabeth Pérez

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 23.00

    Before honey can be offered to the Afro-Cuban deity Ochún, it must be tasted, to prove to her that it is good. In African-inspired religions throughout the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States, such gestures instill the attitudes that turn participants into practitioners. Acquiring deep knowledge of the diets of the gods and ancestors constructs... more...

  • The Battle over Peleliuby Stephen C. Murray

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 59.95

    The expansionist Japanese empire annexed the inhabited archipelago of Palau in 1914. The airbase built on Peleliu Island became a target for attack by the United States in World War II. The Battle over Peleliu offers an ethnographic study of how Palau and Peleliu were transformed by warring great powers and further explores how their conflict is... more...

  • Selling the Serengetiby Benjamin Gardner

    University of Georgia Press 2016; US$ 25.95

    Situating safari tourism within the discourses and practices of development, Selling the Serengeti examines the relationship between the Maasai people of northern Tanzania and the extraordinary influence of foreign-owned ecotourism and biggame- hunting companies. It looks at two major discourses and policies surrounding biodiversity conservation, the... more...

  • Beneath the Iceby Kenneth Steven

    Saraband 2016; US$ 10.19

    "A poetic voice of great sensitivity." " Alexander McCall Smith. Beneath the Ice tells the fascinating, often troubling, story of the Sami " the indigenous people of the Scandinavian Arctic. A proud and resilient people in an unforgiving yet stunningly beautiful northern wildscape, the Sami have carved out an existence rich in tradition, where the... more...

  • Dwelling in Conflictby Emily McKee

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    Land disputes in Israel are most commonly described as stand-offs between distinct groups of Arabs and Jews. In Israel's southern region, the Negev, Jewish and Bedouin Arab citizens and governmental bodies contest access to land for farming, homes, and industry and struggle over the status of unrecognized Bedouin villages. "Natural," immutable divisions,... more...

  • Social Mediaby Graham Meikle

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 39.95

    Social media platforms have captured the attention and imagination of many millions of people, enabling their users to develop and display their creativity, to empathize with others, and to find connection, communication and communion. But they are also surveillance systems through which those users become complicit in their own commercial exploitation.... more...

  • The Underbelly of the Indian Boomby Stuart Corbridge; Alpa Shah

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 160.00

    As India emerges as a major economic power, producing dollar billionaires rising at the rate of 17 per year, more than 800 million Indians eke out a living on less than two dollars a day. This book takes the reader to the underbelly of the Indian boom, an India that is not shining but is struggling to survive. From the Indo-Soviet Bhilai Steel Plant... more...

  • Women and Conflict in Indiaby Sanghamitra Choudhury

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book analyses the impact that prolonged socio-political conflict in India has had on political and social spaces for women. Focusing in particular on Assam in the North East of India, it looks at how the conflict can be restricting, and yet can also have the potential to expand these spaces for women owing to the collapsing of boundaries of gender... more...