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Speech and Song : Study of their Origin and Development

by Morell Mackenzie Literature and Knowledge Publishing (September 17, 2019)

“In dealing with the two great forms of local utterance, it will be most convenient to take them in their historical, or at any rate their logical, order. Whatever "native wood-notes wild" our hypothetical...


Lewis Henry Morgan's Comparisons

by Georg Pfeffer Berghahn Books (July 01, 2019)

About 150 years ago L. H. Morgan compared relationship terminologies, societal forms, and ideas of property to recognize the interdependence of the three domains. From a new perspective, the book will re-examine,...


Articulate Necrographies

by Anastasios Panagiotopoulos & Diana Espírito Santo Berghahn Books (July 01, 2019)

Going beyond the frameworks of the anthropology of death, Articulate Necrographies offers a dramatic new way of studying the dead and its interactions with the living. Traditional anthropology has tended to...


The Anti-Social Contract

by Lars Højer Berghahn Books (July 01, 2019)

Set in a remote district of villagers and nomadic pastoralists in the northernmost part of Mongolia, Højer introduces a local world, where social relationships are cast in witchcraft-like idioms of mistrust...


Rhetoric and Settler Inertia

by Patrick Bélanger Lexington Books (May 23, 2019)

Rhetoric and Settler Inertia: Strategies of Canadian Decolonization explores how communication might accelerate decolonial actions in Canada. Tracing a middle path between essential Indigenous-focused calls...


Crossing Histories and Ethnographies

by Ricardo Roque & Elizabeth G. Traube Berghahn Books (June 01, 2019)

The key question for many anthropologists and historians today is not whether to cross the boundary between their disciplines, but whether the idea of a disciplinary boundary should be sustained. Reinterpreting...


Encounters with Emotions

by Benno Gammerl, Philipp Nielsen & Margrit Pernau Berghahn Books (June 01, 2019)

Spanning Europe, Asia and the Pacific, Encounters with Emotions investigates experiences of face-to-face transcultural encounters from the seventeenth century to the present and the emotional dynamics that...


The Saddest Pleasure

by Moritz Thomsen & Paul Theroux Eland Publishing (June 13, 2019)

Abruptly expelled from his farm in Ecuador at the age of sixty-two, Moritz Thomsen indulges in that saddest of pleasures – travel – taking a trip to Brazil and ultimately a journey up the great Amazon River...


Persons of Courage and Renown

by Susan Rasmussen Lexington Books (January 22, 2019)

Persons of Courage and Renown is theoretically-engaged ethnography by a social/cultural anthropologist that explores issues of culture, memory, creativity, and power by analyzing beloved, but also vulnerable,...


Shackled Sentiments

by Eric Montgomery, Gerasimos Makris, Maureen Elgersman Lee & Laura Álvarez López et al. Lexington Books (January 21, 2019)

The ramifications of the trans-Saharan, trans-Atlantic, Indian Ocean, and domestic African slave trades are immeasurable, and they continue to disaffect black people from Africa to Haiti and Los Angeles to Lagos....


Impersonations

by Harshita Mruthinti Kamath University of California Press (June 04, 2019)

Impersonations: The Artifice of Brahmin Masculinity in South Indian Dance centers on an insular community of Smarta brahmin men from the Kuchipudi village in Telugu-speaking South India who are required to don...


On the Geopragmatics of Anthropological Identification

by Allen Chun Berghahn Books (April 01, 2019)

We live in a transnational, multicultural world that has misunderstood many central aspects of cultural identity, from which anthropology cannot be exempt. On the Geopragmatics of Anthropological Identification...


The Invention of Yesterday

by Tamim Ansary PublicAffairs (October 01, 2019)

A sweeping global human history that describes the separate beginnings of the world's major cultural movements - Confuscianism, Islam, Judeo-Christianity and Nomadism - and the dramatic, sometimes ruinous, sometimes...


Playing the Marginality Game

by Anita Schroven Berghahn Books (March 01, 2019)

In Guinea, situated in the background of central government struggles, rural elites use identity politics, through history and contemporary political reforms to maintain their privileges and perpetuate a generation-old...


Divorcing Traditions

by Katherine Lemons Cornell University Press (March 15, 2019)

Divorcing Traditions is an ethnography of Islamic legal expertise and practices in India, a secular state in which Muslims are a significant minority and where Islamic judgments are not legally binding. Katherine...


Humanimal

by Adam Rutherford The Experiment (March 19, 2019)

“Rutherford describes Humanimal as being about the paradox of how our evolutionary journey turned ‘an otherwise average ape’ into one capable of creating complex tools, art, music, science, and engineering....


Politics of Scale

by Tuuli Lähdesmäki, Suzie Thomas & Yujie Zhu Berghahn Books (January 01, 2019)

Critical Heritage Studies is a new and fast-growing interdisciplinary field of study seeking to explore power relations involved in the production and meaning-making of cultural heritage. Politics of Scale...


Sea People

by Christina Thompson Harper (March 12, 2019)

A blend of Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steel and Simon Winchester’s Pacific, a thrilling intellectual detective story that looks deep into the past to uncover who first settled the islands of the remote...


Currencies of Imagination

by Ivan V. Small Cornell University Press (January 15, 2019)

In Vietnam, international remittances from the Vietnamese diaspora are quantitatively significant and contribute important economic inputs. Yet beyond capital transfer, these diasporic remittance economies offer...


Anthropogenic Rivers

by Jerome Whitington Cornell University Press (January 15, 2019)

In the 2000s, Laos was treated as a model country for the efficacy of privatized, "sustainable" hydropower projects as viable options for World Bank-led development. By viewing hydropower as a process that creates...