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by Catherine Alexander & Andrew Sanchez Berghahn Books (October 01, 2018)

What happens to people, places and objects that do not fit the ordering regimes and progressive narratives of modernity? Conventional understandings imply that progress leaves such things behind, and excludes...

After Difference

by Paolo Heywood Berghahn Books (February 19, 2018)

Queer activism and anthropology are both fundamentally concerned with the concept of difference. Yet they are so in fundamentally different ways. The Italian queer activists in this book value difference as...

Moral Engines

by Cheryl Mattingly, Rasmus Dyring, Maria Louw & Thomas Schwarz Wentzer Berghahn Books (October 01, 2017)

In the past fifteen years, there has been a virtual explosion of anthropological literature arguing that morality should be considered central to human practice. Out of this explosion new and invigorating conversations...

The Patient Multiple

by Jonathan Taee Berghahn Books (January 01, 2017)

In the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, medical patients engage a variety of healing practices to seek cures for their ailments. Patients use the expanding biomedical network and a growing number of traditional...

The State We're In: Reflecting on Democracy's Troubles

by Henrietta L. Moore, Joanna Cook & Nicholas J. Long Berghahn Books (July 01, 2016)

What makes people lose faith in democratic statecraft? The question seems an urgent one. In the first decades of the twenty-first century, citizens across the world have grown increasingly disillusioned with...

The Social Life of Achievement

by Nicholas J. Long & Henrietta L. Moore Berghahn Books (November 01, 2013)

What happens when people "achieve"? Why do reactions to "achievement" vary so profoundly? And how might an anthropological study of achievement and its consequences allow us to develop a more nuanced model...

Sociality: New Directions

by Nicholas J. Long & Henrietta L. Moore Berghahn Books (December 01, 2012)

The notion of 'sociality' is now widely used within the social sciences and humanities. However, what is meant by the term varies radically, and the contributors here, through compelling and wide ranging essays,...