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Anthropology

  • Local Knowledge, Global Stageby Frederic W. Gleach; Regna Darnell

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 40.00

    The Histories of Anthropology Annual presents localized perspectives on the discipline?s history within a global context, with a goal of increasing awareness and use of historical approaches in teaching, learning, and conducting anthropology. This tenth volume of the series, Local Knowledge, Global Stage , examines worldwide historical trends of... 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...

  • The Online World of Surrogacyby Zsuzsa Berend

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    Zsuzsa Berend presents a methodologically innovative ethnography of SurroMomsOnline.com, the largest surrogacy support website in the United States. Surrogates' views emerge from the stories, debates, and discussions that unfold online. The Online World of Surrogacy documents these collective meaning-making practices and explores their practical,... 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...

  • Contextualizing Disasterby Gregory V. Button; Mark Schuller

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 29.95

    Contextualizing Disaster offers a comparative analysis of six recent 'highly visible' disasters and several slow-burning, 'hidden', crises that include typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes, chemical spills and the unfolding consequences of rising seas and climate change. The book argues that, while disasters are increasingly represented by the media... 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...