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  • Dispossession and the Environmentby Paige West

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    When journalists, developers, surf tourists, and conservation NGOs cast Papua New Guineans as living in a prior nature and prior culture, they devalue their knowledge and practice, facilitating their dispossession. Paige West?s searing study reveals how a range of actors produces and reinforces inequalities in today?s globalized world. She shows how... more...

  • The Creative Undergroundby Paul Clements

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book examines how the visionary creative ideas of avant-garde and resistant groups, also represented by utopian literature and art manifestos, reinvents society. A range of these original texts are critically evaluated in relation to cultural, historical and socio-political contexts and effects, in addition to a variety of artistic and cultural... more...

  • Rebuilding Shattered Worldsby Andrea L Smith; Anna Eisenstein

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 30.00

    Rebuilding Shattered Worlds explores the ways a demolished neighborhood in Easton, Pennsylvania, still resonates in the imaginations of displaced residents. Drawing on six years of ethnographic research, the authors highlight the intersecting languages of blight, race, and place as elderly interlocutors attempt to make sense of the world they lost... more...

  • Four Germanysby Donald S. Pitkin

    Temple University Press 2016; US$ 34.95

    In this last book by the late Donald Pitkin, author of The House that Giacomo Built , comes a story of the Schorcht family, through whose fortunes and struggles one can see the transformations of Germany through the long twentieth century. Each chapter of Four Germanys is reflective of generational rather than historical time.... more...

  • Moving Placesby Nata&scaron Bon; a Gregorič; ; Repič; Jaka

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 29.95

    Moving Places draws together contributions from Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa, exploring practices and experiences of movement, non-movement, and place-making. The book centers on "moving places": places with locations that are not fixed but relative. Locations appearing to be reasonably stable, such as home and homeland, are in fact always... more...

  • War Magicby Douglas Farrer

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 27.95

    This compelling volume explores how war magic and warrior religion unleash the power of the gods, demons, ghosts, and the dead. Documenting war magic and warrior religion as they are performed in diverse cultures and across historical time periods, this volume foregrounds embodiment, practice, and performance in anthropological approaches to magic,... more...

  • Adventures of A Wonky-Eyed Boyby Jason Byrne

    Gill Books 2016; US$ 8.99

    A hilarious childhood memoir from one of Ireland's funniest comedians. '"Mrs Byrne, you've a beautiful, very pale, ginger-haired baby boy with a wonky eye." As she was handed me by the midwife, my mother wept for all the wrong reasons. She could have shagged a platypus and I still would have come out better than this.' So begins Jason Byrne's... more...

  • Health and Differenceby Alexandra Widmer; Veronika Lipphardt

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    Human variation represented a central research topic for life scientists and posed challenging administrative issues for colonial bureaucrats in the first half of the 20th century. By following scientists' and administrators' interests in innovating styles and tools for making and circulating documents, in reshaping landscapes and environments, and... more...

  • Life as a Huntby Stuart Marks

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    The "extensive wilderness" of Zambia's central Luangwa Valley is the homeland of the Valley Bisa whose cultural practices have enriched this environment for centuries. Beginning with the intrusions of warlords and later British colonials, successive generations have experienced the callousness and challenges of colonialism. Their homeland, a slender... more...

  • Reluctant Intimaciesby Ś; Beata witek

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 29.95

    Based on seventeen months of ethnographic research among Indonesian eldercare workers in Japan and Indonesia, this book is the first ethnography to research Indonesian care workers' relationships with the cared-for elderly, their Japanese colleagues, and their employers. Through the notion of intimacy, the book brings together sociological and anthropological... more...