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  • New Reproductive Technologies and Disembodimentby Carla Lam

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    A rich exploration of birth appropriation in the West, New Reproductive Technologies and Disembodiment investigates the assimilation of women's embodied power into patriarchal systems of symbolism, culture and politics through the inversion of women's and men's reproductive roles. Contending that new reproductive technologies represent... more...

  • Autobiography of an Archiveby Nicholas B. Dirks

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    The decades between 1970 and the end of the twentieth century saw the disciplines of history and anthropology draw closer together, with historians paying more attention to social and cultural factors and the significance of everyday experience in the study of the past. The people, rather than elite actors, became the focus of their inquiry, and anthropological... more...

  • Return to Senderby Karsten Paerregaard

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Return to Sender is an anthropological account of how Peruvian emigrants raise and remit money and what that activity means for themselves and for their home communities. The book draws on first-hand ethnographic data from North and South America, Europe, and Japan to describe how Peruvians remit to relatives at home, collectively raise money to... more...

  • Indigenous Studies and Engaged Anthropologyby Paul Sillitoe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Advancing the rising field of engaged or participatory anthropology that is emerging at the same time as increased opposition from Indigenous peoples to research, this book offers critical reflections on research approaches to-date. The engaged approach seeks to change the researcher-researched relationship fundamentally, to make methods more appropriate... more...

  • Jenseits von Rif und Ruhrby Andreas Pott; Khatima Bouras-Ostmann; Rahim Hajji; Soraya Moket

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 29.99

    1963 wurde zwischen Deutschland und Marokko ein Anwerbeabkommen vereinbart. Aus der ?vorübergehenden Beschäftigung? marokkanischer ?Gastarbeiter? ist längst eine vielschichtige Einwanderungsgeschichte geworden. Den frühen Bergwerksarbeitern folgten bald Frauen und Kinder, später auch hoch qualifizierte Bildungsmigranten. In der zweiten und dritten... more...

  • Disasters in Field Researchby Gillian H. Ice; Darna L. Dufour; Nancy J. Stevens

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 29.99

    Disasters in Field Research is your guide to what can go wrong while conducting fieldwork?and what you can do to avoid or minimize the impact of unexpected negative events as diverse as ravenous ants, temperamental gear, debilitating illness, and unpredictable politics. more...

  • Islamische Seelsorgeby Ednan Aslan; Magdalena Modler-El Abdaoui; Dana Charkasi

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 39.99

    Die AutorInnen setzen sich mit theologischen und anthropologischen Grundlagen, die das Fundament für eine islamische Perspektive auf die Seelsorge bilden können, auseinander. Zudem wird die Islamische Seelsorge in den gewachsenen historischen Kontext der christlich und jüdisch geprägten Seelsorgearbeit eingeordnet. Ferner werden nicht nur Aspekte einer... more...

  • Driving after Classby Rachel Heiman

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    A paradoxical situation emerged at the turn of the twenty-first century: the dramatic upscaling of the suburban American dream even as the possibilities for achieving and maintaining it diminished. Having fled to the suburbs in search of affordable homes, open space, and better schools, city-raised parents found their modest homes eclipsed by McMansions,... more...

  • Thinking Through Socialityby Vered Amit

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 90.00

    As issues and circumstances investigated by anthropologists are becoming ever more diverse, the need to address social affiliation in contemporary situations of mobility, urbanity, transnational connections, individuation, media, and capital flows, has never been greater. Thinking Through Sociality combines a review of classical theories with... more...

  • Objects and Imaginationby Øivind Fuglerud; Leon Wainwright

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 34.95

    Despite the wide interest in material culture, art, and aesthetics, few studies have considered them in light of the importance of the social imagination - the complex ways in which we conceptualize our social surroundings. This collection engages the "material turn" in the arts, humanities, and social sciences through a range of original contributions... more...