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#BookReview: Digital Divisions

In the search to close the digital divide, which has been even more exposed since the COVID-19 pandemic, the insights about technological …


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#Bookreview: Dying to Eat

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


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#BookReview: Me, Not You

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


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#BookReview: Terraformed

Terraformed by Joy White aims at making sense and contextualising  the vulnerability and inequality experienced by the Afrodiasporic population of the UK. …


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#Review: The Kiss of Death

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage many places in the world, it is hard to imagine a book that is more …


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#Review: Suicidal

In “Suicidal – why we kill ourselves” Jesse Bering asks what drives some of us to die by a self-directed fatal act. …


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#BookReview: Just Transitions

November 2018. A wave of nearly 300,000 women and men in yellow vests floods France. A protest without leaders or spokespersons, rises …


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#Book Review: Animal Intimacies

The creative disentanglement of human-animal relationships in Animal Intimacies: Interspecies Relatedness in India’s Central Himalayas by Radhika Govindrajan is an important addition …


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Review: Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread: A Meditation on the Cultural and Symbolic Significance of Bread Throughout History Predrag Matvejević. Translated from the Croatian by …


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Review: Food Festivals

Food Festivals and Local Development in Italy: A Viewpoint from Economic Anthropology. Michele Filippo Fontefrancesco. London: Palgrave MacMillan. ISBN #978-3-030-53321-2. Xli + …


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#BookSymposium: Tasting Qualities

Sarah Besky’s ethnographically and historically rich study of the Indian tea industry begins with a deceptively simple question: what makes a good …


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