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Sara Shneiderman, “Rituals of Ethnicity: Thangmi Identities Between Nepal and India”

Ian Cook , February 3rd, 2016


Sara Shneiderman View on Amazon Rituals of Ethnicity: Thangmi Identities Between Nepal and India (U Pennsylvania Press, 2015) by Sara Shneiderman is the first comprehensive ethnography of the…


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David Wright, “Understanding Cultural Taste Sensation, Skill and Sensibility”

Dave O'Brien , February 2nd, 2016


David Wright View on Amazon What is cultural taste? How is it formed, imagined and patterned? In Understanding Cultural Taste  Sensation, Skill and Sensibility (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015), David Wright, … Visit…


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Tam Ngo and Justine B. Quijada, eds., “Atheist Secularism and its Discontents: A Study of Religion and Communism in Eurasia”

Todd Weir , February 2nd, 2016


View on Amazon Secularism has emerged as a central category of twenty-first century political thought and critical theory. Following the lead of anthropologist Talal Asad, there is a…


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Aisha Durham, “Home With Hip Hop Feminism: Performances in Communication and Culture”

Richard Schur , January 18th, 2016


Aisha Durham View on Amazon Is hip hop defined by its artists or by its audience? In Home With Hip Hop Feminism: Performances in Communication and Culture (Peter Lang, 2014) Aisha…


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Ulla Berg, “Mobile Selves: Race, Migration, and Belonging in Peru and the U.S.”

David-James Gonzales , January 18th, 2016


Ulla Berg View on Amazon Ulla Berg’s new book Mobile Selves: Race, Migration, and Belonging in Peru and the U.S. (New York University Press, 2015) highlights the deeply…


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Abram de Swaan, “The Killing Compartments: The Mentality of Mass Murder”

Kelly McFall , January 11th, 2016


Abram de Swaan View on Amazon For a couple of decades, scholars have moved toward a broad consensus that context, rather than ideology, is most important in pushing…


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Barry Brown and Oskar Juhlin, “Enjoying Machines”

Jasmine McNealy , January 6th, 2016


View on Amazon When we consider the television, we think not only about how it’s used, but also it’s impact on culture. The television, tv, telly, or tube,…


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Sean McCloud, “American Possessions: Fighting Demons in the Contemporary United States”

Hillary Kaell , January 5th, 2016


Sean McCloud View on Amazon Exorcisms and demons. In his new book American Possessions: Fighting Demons in the Contemporary United States (Oxford University Press, 2015), Sean McCloud argues that…


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Mayanthi Fernando, “The Republic Unsettled: Muslim French and the Contradictions of Secularism”

ROXANNE PANCHASI , January 5th, 2016


Mayanthi Fernando View on Amazon Mayanthi Fernando‘s The Republic Unsettled: Muslim French and the Contradictions of Secularism (Duke University Press, 2014) is an important and provocative book. Drawin……


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Carla Freeman, “Entrepreneurial Selves: Neoliberal Respectability and the Making of a Caribbean Middle Class”

Alejandra Bronfman , January 5th, 2016


Carla Freeman View on Amazon This marvelous ethnography traces one of the surprising outcomes of shifting neoliberal regimes in Barbados. As women find themselves leading entrepreneurial lives, they…


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Afaneh Najmabadi, “Professing Selves: Transsexuality and Same-Sex Desire in Contemporary Iran”

SHERALI TAREEN , December 30th, 2015


Afaneh Najmabadi View on Amazon In her fascinating new book Professing Selves: Transsexuality and Same-Sex Desire in Contemporary Iran (Duke University Press, 2015), Afaneh Najmabadi, Professor of Histo… Visit New…


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Erik Linstrum , “Ruling Minds: Ruling Minds: Psychology in the British Empire”

James Esposito , December 30th, 2015


Erik Linstrum View on Amazon In Ruling Minds: Psychology in the British Empire (Harvard University Press, 2016), Erik Linstrum examines how the field of psychology was employed in…


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Sujey Vega, “Latino Heartland: Of Borders and Belonging in the Midwest”

David-James Gonzales , December 30th, 2015


Sujey Vega View on Amazon In Latino Heartland: Of Borders and Belonging in the Midwest (New York University Press, 2015), Sujey Vega Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies…


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Peter J. Gloviczki, “Journalism and Memorialization in the Age of Social Media”

Jasmine McNealy , December 30th, 2015


Peter J. Gloviczki View on Amazon Humans have coped with tragedy using ritual and memorials since the Neolithic era. Doka called a memorial a space invested with meaning,…


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Natasha Myers, “Rendering Life Molecular: Models, Modelers, and Excitable Matter”

Carla Nappi , December 21st, 2015


Natasha Myers View on Amazon After reading Natasha Myers’s new book, the world begins to dance in new ways. Rendering Life Molecular: Models, Modelers, and Excitable Matter (Duke University…


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Michael Kimmel, “Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era”

Lilian Calles Barger , December 18th, 2015


Michael Kimmel View on Amazon Michael Kimmel is the Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University. He is also executive director of the Center…


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Francesca Bray, Peter Coclanis, Edda Fields-Black, and Dagmar Schafer, “Rice: Global Networks and New Histories”

Carla Nappi , December 14th, 2015


View on Amazon The new edited volume by Francesca Bray, Peter Coclanis, Edda Fields-Black and Dagmar Schafer is a wonderfully interdisciplinary global history of rice, rooted in specific local cases,…


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Christine Hong, “Identity, Youth, and Gender in the Korean American Church”

Franklin Rausch , December 12th, 2015


Christine Hong View on Amazon In her new book, Identity, Youth, and Gender in the Korean American Church (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), Dr. Christine Hong explores the lives of female…


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Arlene Davila, “Latinos, Inc.: The Marketing and Making of a People”

David-James Gonzales , December 11th, 2015


Arlene Davila View on Amazon In Latinos Inc.: The Marketing and Making of a People (University of California Press, updated ed. 2012) Arlene Davila, Professor of Anthropology at…


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Erica Weiss, “Conscientious Objectors in Israel: Citizenship, Sacrifice, Trials of Fealty”

Jason Schulman , December 10th, 2015


Erica Weiss View on Amazon In Conscientious Objectors in Israel: Citizenship, Sacrifice, Trials of Fealty (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014), Erica Weiss, assistant professor in the Department of…


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Yarimar Bonilla, “Non-Sovereign Futures: French Caribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment”

Alejandra Bronfman , December 10th, 2015


Yarimar Bonilla View on Amazon As overseas departments of France, the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique are frequently described as anomalies within the postcolonial Caribbean. Yet in reality,…


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Saba Mahmood, “Religious Difference in a Secular Age: A Minority Report”

SHERALI TAREEN , December 7th, 2015


Saba Mahmood View on Amazon It is commonly thought that violence, injustice, and discrimination against religious minorities, especially in the Middle East, are a product of religious fundamentalism…


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Anna L. Tsing, “The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins”

Carla Nappi , December 6th, 2015


Anna L. Tsing View on Amazon Anna L. Tsing‘s new book is on my new (as of this post) list of Must-Read-Books-That-All-Humans-Who-Can-Read-Should-Read-And-That-Nonhumans-Should-Find-A-Way-To-Somehow-Enga… Visit New Books in Anthropology for…


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Angelique V. Nixon, “Resisting Paradise: Tourism, Diaspora, and Sexuality in Caribbean Culture”

Alejandra Bronfman , December 2nd, 2015


Angelique V. Nixon View on Amazon It’s easy to conjure images of paradise when thinking of the Caribbean. The region is know for its lovely beaches, temperate weather,…


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