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  • Biomedical Entanglementsby Franziska A. Herbst

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    Biomedical Entanglements is an ethnographic study of the Giri people of Papua New Guinea, focusing on the indigenous population's interaction with modern medicine. In her fieldwork, Franziska A. Herbst follows the Giri people as they circulate within and around ethnographic sites that include a rural health center and an urban hospital. The study... more...

  • The Heritage Arenaby Cristina Grasseni

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 29.95

    In Europe a number of production and communication strategies have long tried to establish local products as resources for local development. At the foot of the Alps, this scenario appears in all its contradictions, especially in relation to cheese production. The Heritage Arena focuses on the saga of Strachitunt , a cheese that has been designated... more...

  • Leaving Footprints in the Taigaby Brandiš Donatas auskas

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    Nowhere have recent environmental and social changes been more pronounced than in post-Soviet Siberia. Donatas Brandi?auskas probes the strategies that Orochen reindeer herders of southeastern Siberia have developed to navigate these changes. "Catching luck" is one such strategy that plays a central role in Orochen cosmology -- luck implies a vernacular... more...

  • Honour and Violenceby Nafisa Shah

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 29.95

    The practice of karo kari allows family, especially fathers, brothers and sons, to take the lives of their daughters, sisters and mothers if they are accused of adultery. This volume examines the central position of karo kari in the social, political and juridical structures in Upper Sindh, Pakistan. Drawing connections between local contests... more...

  • Trees, Knots, and Outriggersby Frederick H. Damon

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    Trees, Knots and Outriggers (Kaynen Muyuw) is the culmination of twenty-five years of work by Frederick H. Damon and his attention to cultural adaptations to the environment in Melanesia. Damon details the intricacies of indigenous knowledge and practice in his sweeping synthesis of symbolic and structuralist anthropology with recent developments... more...

  • Hunters, Gatherers, and Practitioners of Powerlessnessby Tomasz Rakowski

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    The socio-economic transformations of the 1990s have forced many people in Poland into impoverishment. Hunters, Gatherers, and Practitioners of Powerlessness gives a dramatic account of life after this degradation, tracking the experiences of unemployed miners, scrap collectors, and poverty-stricken village residents. Contrary to the images of passivity,... more...

  • Przewalski's Horses in Eurasiaby Michael L. Zukosky

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 69.99

    Przewalski?s Horses in Eurasia explores how pluralism in species reintroduction provides insights into the experiences, relationships, and knowledge required for future international collaborations to better capture the complexity of both nature and society in scientific practice. more...

  • Radical Innovatorsby Anton Blok

    Wiley 2016; US$ 26.95 US$ 23.36

    In this book leading cultural anthropologist Anton Blok sheds new light on the lives and achievements of pioneers who revolutionized science and art over the past five centuries, demonstrating that adversity rather than talent alone was crucial to their success. Through a collective biography of some ninety radical innovators, including Erasmus,... more...

  • Mad Toffs - The British Upper Classes at Their Best and Worstby Patrick Scrivenor

    John Blake Publishing 2016; US$ 7.99

    ?This book is a record of the British upper classes ? and a few others ? at their best (sometimes their worst), displaying a sort of unhinged blitheness of manner that leads them to say and do strangely unexpected things. It is a quality of innocent insolence, or maybe guileless arrogance, which belongs only to the very rich, the very privileged and... more...

  • Mimetic Contagionby Robert Germany

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 89.99 US$ 77.39

    This volume considers the phenomenon of mimetic contagion, whereby works of art draw viewers into direct imitation of themselves, and how it operates within specific historical contexts. Terence's Eunuch is used as a case study, situating the motif within the peculiarities of mid-second-century BC Rome and its anxieties about the power of art. more...