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How Materials Matter

by Graeme Were Berghahn Books (March 01, 2019)

How does design and innovation shape people's lives in the Pacific? Focusing on plant materials from the region, How Materials Matter reveals ways in which a variety of people – from craftswomen and scientists...


Raccomandazione

by Dorothy Louise Zinn Berghahn Books (March 01, 2019)

The issue of patronage-clientelism has long been of interest in the social sciences. Based on long-term ethnographic research in southern Italy, this book examines the concept and practice of raccomandazione...


Fate Calculation Experts

by Geng Li Berghahn Books (February 01, 2019)

Having long been stigmatized as an immoral and even illegal “superstition”, the popular practice of divination is experiencing a revival in contemporary China. Fate Calculation Experts explores how diviners...


From Storeroom to Stage

by Alexandra Urdea Berghahn Books (December 01, 2018)

By examining how folk objects are mobilized in national ideologies, transmissions of personal and family memory, museological discourses, and artistic acts, From Storeroom to Stage explores the role that material...


Non-Humans in Amerindian South America

by Juan Javier Rivera Andía Berghahn Books (November 01, 2018)

Drawing on fieldwork from diverse Amerindian societies whose lives and worlds are undergoing processes of transformation, adaptation, and deterioration, this volume offers new insights into the indigenous constitutions...


Returning Life

by Knut Christian Myhre Berghahn Books (December 29, 2017)

A group of Chagga-speaking men descend the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro to butcher animals and pour milk, beer, and blood on the ground, requesting rain for their continued existence. Returning Life explores...


Honour and Violence

by Nafisa Shah Berghahn Books (October 01, 2016)

The practice of karo kari allows family, especially fathers, brothers and sons, to take the lives of their daughters, sisters and mothers if they are accused of adultery. This volume examines the central position...


Mimesis and Pacific Transcultural Encounters

by Jeannette Mageo & Elfriede Hermann Berghahn Books (October 01, 2017)

How do images circulating in Pacific cultures and exchanged between them and their many visitors transform meanings for all involved? This fascinating collection explores how through mimesis, wayfarers and...


Hunters, Predators and Prey: Inuit Perceptions of Animals

by Frédéric Laugrand & Jarich Oosten† Berghahn Books (October 01, 2014)

Inuit hunting traditions are rich in perceptions, practices and stories relating to animals and human beings. The authors examine key figures such as the raven, an animal that has a central place in Inuit culture...


Witches and Demons: A Comparative Perspective on Witchcraft and Satanism

by Jean La Fontaine Berghahn Books (April 01, 2016)

Devil worship, black magic, and witchcraft have long captivated anthropologists as well as the general public. In this volume, Jean La Fontaine explores the intersection of expert and lay understandings of...


After the Cult: Perceptions of Other and Self in West New Britain (Papua New Guinea)

by Holger Jebens Berghahn Books (April 01, 2010)

In many parts of the world the "white man" is perceived to be an instigator of globalization and an embodiment of modernity. However, so far anthropologists have paid little attention to the actual heterogeneity...