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Review: Beyond Global Food Supply Chains

dsutton20 , October 18th, 2022

Victoria Stead and Melinda Hinkston, eds. Beyond Global Food Supply Chains: Crisis, Disruption, Regeneration. Palgrave.  MacMillan. Open Access. (2022) https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/…


Interview with Dr. Sarah Hanisch: A gendered and generational approach to migration and social mobility between Lesotho and Fuqing

rgchinawebmaster , August 29th, 2022

In July 2022, Cheryl Schmitz spoke to Sarah Hanisch about her new book Searching for Sweetness: Women’s Mobile Lives in China and Lesotho (Hong Kong University Press, 2022).

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Book Review: ‘Abject Relations: Everyday Worlds of Anorexia’ (2009) by Megan Warin

The Familiar Strange , July 31st, 2022

From screens and tabloids, we are fed images of slender bodies. For decades sleek and angular silhouettes were said to be icons of style, fashion, beauty, youth, and…

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Book Review: Played Out – Difference and Repetition in Classic Board Games

Alissa Whitmore , July 14th, 2022

By Samuel Gerald Collins Patkin, Terri Toles (2021). Who’s in the Game? Identity and Intersectionality in Classic Board Games. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland.  After taking…

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Book Review: The Truths of Monsters

Alissa Whitmore , June 27th, 2022

By Vivian Asimos Limpár, Ildikó (2021) The truths of monsters: coming of age with fantastic media. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc. Positioned in the intersections of Monster…

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Review: Farms to Incubators

foodanthro , June 14th, 2022

Wu, Amy (2021) Farms to Incubators. Women Innovators Revolutionizing How Our Food is Grown. Fresno, California: Craven Street Books. Ellen Messer (Tufts University) This book, like the docum…


Review: To Boldly Grow

foodanthro , June 3rd, 2022

Haspel, Tamar (2022) To Boldly Grow. Finding Joy, Adventure, and Dinner in Your Own Backyard. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons. 231 pp. Ellen Messer (Tufts University) How many…


Review: Vino

foodanthro , May 31st, 2022

Campanale, Joe, and Joshua David Stein. Vino: The Essential Guide to Real Italian Wine. Clarkson Potter, 2022. 320 pp. ISBN 9780593136140. Jesse Dart, Arizona State University, Swette Center…


Book Review: ‘Ethnicity and Democracy in the Eastern Himalayan Borderland’

The Familiar Strange , May 8th, 2022

In the book Ethnicity and Democracy, Mona Chettri offers a rich ethnography originating from fieldwork conducted in three EH borderland areas: Darjeeling (India), Sikkim (India), and Ilam in…

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Review: Bigger Fish to Fry: A Theory of Cooking as Risk, with Greek Examples

foodanthro , March 25th, 2022

David E. Sutton, Bigger Fish to Fry: A Theory of Cooking as Risk, with Greek Examples, Berghahn, 2021, ISBN 978-1-80073-223-0 (hbk), ISBN 978-1-80073-224-7 (ebook), 142 pages. Amy Trubek…


Review: Cheffes de Cuisine

dsutton20 , March 1st, 2022

Rachel E. Black, Cheffes de Cuisine: Women and Work in the Professional French Kitchen. University of Illinois Press, 2021. ISBN: 978-0-252-04400-7 (hbk); ISBN: 978-0-252-08605-2 (pbk); ISBN: 978…


Review: Nomadic Food

dsutton20 , February 25th, 2022

Isabelle Bianquis and Jean-Pierre Williot, eds. Nomadic Food:  Anthropological and Historical Studies Around the World.  Rowman and Littlefield.  London. 2019. pp.272. ISBN 978-1-5381-5.  Rich…


Ten Treasures (and a Bonus): A Selection of Anthropological Gems You Might Have Missed from the Past Few Years

Alma Gottlieb , January 26th, 2022

I began interviewing authors of fabulous new anthropology books for this space back in 2016. While completing 11 interviews, I also amassed a backlog of more terrific books…

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Review: Research Methods in Digital Food

dsutton20 , December 10th, 2021

Joseph Leer and Stinne Gunder Strom Grogager, eds.  Research Methods in Digital Food Studies. Routledge.  London and New York. ISBN: 978-0-367-81926-2 (hbk);ISBN: 978-0-367-81927-9 (pbk…


Podcast Episode: Lena Kaufmann on rural migration and agro-technological change

rgchinawebmaster , October 21st, 2021

NEW! A new TechnoViews podcast with anthropologist Lena Kaufmann discussing her new book on rural migration and agro-technological change in contemporary China. Available on major streaming platforms …

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#A future history of water: Strange thing full of water – Alberto Corsin-Jimenez’s comments

Alberto Corsin-Jimenez , October 7th, 2021

Andrea Ballestero (2019). A Future History of Water. Duke University Press. As I write these lines, my home city, Madrid, is covered in a thick blanket of snow….


#A future history of water: Maura Finkelstein’s comments

Maura Finkelstein , October 6th, 2021

Andrea Ballestero,(2019). A Future History of Water. Duke University Press. I have an exercise I like to assign to my students, one that I have adapted from Donna…


#A future history of water: Rachel Douglas-Jones’ comments

Rachel Douglas-Jones , October 6th, 2021

As I finished reading Ballestero’s A Future History of Water, the world observed World Water Day 2021. Organized by the United Nations, it has been observed annually each…


#BookReview: Digital Divisions

Charissa Dechène , July 23rd, 2021

In the search to close the digital divide, which has been even more exposed since the COVID-19 pandemic, the insights about technological use within schools given in Matthew…


#Book Review: Digital Divisions

Jess Auerbach , July 22nd, 2021

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic the optimism of the early days of the world wide web appears to have completely abated. The pandemic has proven justification…


#BookReview: Being a parent in the field

Konstanze N’Guessan , July 17th, 2021

Ethnographic fieldwork resembles a dance on the wire between distance and closeness, seesawing between participant immersion and analytical retreat that turns the anthropologist into a tool of data…


#Bookreview: Dying to Eat

Rituparna Patgiri , July 15th, 2021

Dying to Eat: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Food, Death, and the Afterlife (2018), edited by Candi K. Cann, is an interdisciplinary study that cuts across various approaches, including the…


Wanted: Book Reviews

Alissa Whitmore , June 16th, 2021

By Alissa Whitmore, Book Reviews Editor Ah, summer. There are few things better than relaxing with a good book in the park, on the beach, or inside under…

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#BookReview: Me, Not You

One Pusumane , May 26th, 2021

In Me, Not You, Alison Phipps uses the #MeToo Movement as a backdrop to her work to illustrate how privileged white women using mainstream feminism as a conduit,…