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  • Crying for Our Eldersby Kristen E. Cheney

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 35.00

    The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa has defined the childhoods of an entire generation. Over the past twenty years, international NGOs and charities have devoted immense attention to the millions of African children orphaned by the disease. But in Crying for Our Elders , anthropologist Kristen E. Cheney argues that these humanitarian groups have misread... more...

  • Conservative but Not Republicanby Tasha S. Philpot

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This book explores why the increase in Black conservatives has not met with a corresponding rise in the number of Black Republicans. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeologyby Umberto Albarella; Mauro Rizzetto; Hannah Russ; Kim Vickers; Sarah Viner-Daniels

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 149.99

    The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology offers a cutting-edge compendium of zooarchaeology the world over that seeks to provide a holistic view of the role played by animals in shaping human history, with case studies from five continents examining human-animal relationships across a range of geographical, historical, and cultural contexts. more...

  • Incidence of Travelby Jerry D. Moore

    University Press of Colorado 2017; US$ 21.95

    In  Incidence of Travel , archaeologist Jerry Moore draws on his personal experiences and historical and archaeological studies throughout South America to explore and understand the ways traditional peoples created cultural landscapes in the region. Using new narrative structures, Moore introduces readers to numerous archaeological sites and... more...

  • Syntheticby Sophia Roosth

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 35.00

    In the final years of the twentieth century, émigrés from engineering and computer science devoted themselves to biology and resolved that if the aim of biology is to understand life, then making life would yield better theories than experimentation. Armed with the latest biotechnology techniques, these scientists treated biological media as elements... more...

  • Anthropology and Public Serviceby Jeremy MacClancy

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 29.95

    These days an increasing number of social anthropologists do not find employment within academia. Rather, many find jobs with commercial organizations or in government, where they run research teams and create policy. These scholars provide a much-needed social dimension to government thinking and practice. Anthropology and Public Service shows... more...

  • Redescribing Relationsby Ashley Lebner

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 29.95

    Marilyn Strathern is among the most creative and celebrated contemporary anthropologists, and her work draws interest from across the humanities and social sciences. Redescribing Relations brings some of Strathern's most committed and renowned readers into conversation in her honour ? especially on themes she has rarely engaged. The volume not only... more...

  • Theoretical Scholarship and Applied Practiceby Sarah Pink; Vaike Fors; Tom O'Dell

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 29.95

    Academics across the globe are being urged by universities and research councils to do research that impacts the world beyond academia. Yet to date there has been very little reflection amongst scholars and practitioners in these fields concerning the relationship between the theoretical and engaged practices that emerge through such forms of scholarship.... more...

  • Unorthodox Kinby Naomi Leite

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Unorthodox Kin  is a groundbreaking exploration of identity, relatedness, and belonging in a global era. Naomi Leite paints an intimate portrait of Portugal?s urban Marranos, who trace their ancestry to fifteenth-century Jews forcibly converted to Catholicism, as they seek to rejoin the Jewish people. Focusing on mutual imaginings and direct encounters... more...

  • The Girl at the Baggage Claimby Gish Jen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 26.95

    A provocative and important study of the different ideas Easterners and Westerners have about the self and society and what this means for current debates in art, education, geopolitics, and business. Never have East and West come as close as they are today, yet we are still baffled by one another. Is our mantra "To thine own self be true"? Or... more...