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  • European Anthropologiesby Andrés Barrera-González; Monica Heintz; Anna Horolets

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    In what ways did Europeans interact with the diversity of people they encountered on other continents in the context of colonial expansion, and with the peasant or ethnic 'Other' at home? How did anthropologists and ethnologists make sense of the mosaic of people and societies during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, when their disciplines were... more...

  • Images from Paradiseby Eszter Salgó

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    Drawing upon the disciplines of politics, anthropology, psychoanalysis, aesthetics and cinema studies, Salgó presents a new way of looking at the "art of European unification." The official visual narratives of the European Union constitute the main object of inquiry – the iconography of the new series of euro banknotes and the videos through which... more...

  • House of the Waterlilyby Kelli Carmean

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 24.95

    Set in the Maya civilization's Late Classic Period House of the Waterlily is a historical novel centered on Lady Winik, a young Maya royal. Through tribulations that mirror the political calamities of the Late Classic world, Winik's personal story immerses the reader not only in her daily life, but also in the difficult decisions Maya men and women... more...

  • A Goddess in Motionby Roger Canals

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 29.95

    The current practice of the cult of María Lionza is one of the most important and yet unexplored religious practices in Venezuela. Based on long-term fieldwork, this book explores the role of images and visual culture within the cult. By adopting a relational approach, A Goddess in Motion shows how the innumerable images of this goddess-represented... more...

  • Living Before Dyingby Janette Davies

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 29.95

    This in-depth description of life in a nursing/care home for 70 residents and 40 staff highlights the daily care of frail or ill residents between 80 and 100 years of age, including people suffering with dementia. How residents interact with care assistants is emphasised, as are the different behaviours of men and women observed during a year of daily... more...

  • Cultures@SiliconValleyby J.A. English-Lueck

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 24.95

    Since the initial publication of Cultures@SiliconValley fourteen years ago, much has changed in Silicon Valley. The corporate landscape of the Valley has shifted, with tech giants like Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter vying for space with a halo of applications that connect people for work, play, romance, and education. Contingent labor has... more...

  • Care Across Generationsby Kristin E. Yarris

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 24.95

    Global inequalities make it difficult for parents in developing nations to provide for their children. Some determine that migration in search of higher wages is their only hope. Many studies have looked at how migration transforms the child–parent relationship. But what happens to other generational relationships when mothers migrate? Care Across... more...

  • Mississippian Beginningsby Gregory D Wilson

    University of Florida Press 2017; US$ 89.95

    "An excellent volume that demonstrates a more explicit, nuanced, and careful approach to interpreting the social lives of these past communities. An indispensable resource."--Paul D. Welch, author of Archaeology at Shiloh Indian Mounds, 1899-1999 "Provides much-needed updated perspectives on the origins of the Mississippian archaeological cultural... more...

  • Representing Talentby Violaine Roussel

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 30.00

    Audiences love the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, but beyond the red carpet and behind the velvet curtain exists a legion of individuals who make showbiz work : agents. Whether literary, talent, or indie film, agents are behind the scenes brokering power, handling mediation, and doing the deal-making that keeps Hollywood spinning. In Representing... more...

  • Young People Re-Generating Politics in Times of Crisesby Sarah Pickard; Judith Bessant

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 152.84

    This book provides insight into the diverse ways young people from around the world are regenerating politics in innovative and multifaceted ways. The authors, who include academics and activists, challenge claims that young people are apolitical, apathetic and living up to the ‘me generation’ stereotype. Contributions cover a rich body of case examples... more...