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Rafia Zakaria, “Veil” (Bloomsbury Academic, 2017)

Kristian Petersen , December 13th, 2017


Muslim women are often the focus of debate when it comes to public conversations about Islam. Much of this centers on feelings and assumptions surrounding an object, the…


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Luisa Del Giudice, ed. “On Second Thought: Learned Women Reflect on Profession, Community, and Purpose” (U. Utah Press, 2017)

Rachel Hopkin , December 8th, 2017


On Second Thought: Learned Women Reflect on Profession, Community, and Purpose (University of Utah Press, 2017) is a collection of thirteen essays by women, all in the second…


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Video: Kinship and Belonging – Part IV of #FutureCentralAsia

Judith Beyer , December 8th, 2017


In this panel, the three discussants, David Montgomery (Washington), Julie Billaud (Geneva), and Judith Beyer (Konstanz) are discussing the following three books: Eva-Marie Dubuisson. 2017. Living l…


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Video: Islam – Part III of #FutureCentralAsia

Judith Beyer , December 7th, 2017


In this panel, the three discussants, Till Mostowlansky (Hong Kong), Aksana Ismailbekova (Halle) and Eva-Marie Dubuisson (New York) are discussing the following three books: Julie Billaud. 2015. Kab…


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Video: Nation – Part II of #FutureCentralAsia

Judith Beyer , December 6th, 2017


In this panel, the three discussants, Jeanne Feaux de la Croix, Mateusz Laszczkowski, and Julie McBrien are discussing the following three books: Tim Epkenhans. 2016. The origins of…


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James F. Brooks, “Mesa of Sorrows: A History of the Awat’ovi Massacre” (W.W. Norton and Co., 2016)

Ryan Tripp , December 5th, 2017


James F. Brooks, UC Santa Barbara Professor of History and Anthropology and the William S. Vaughn Visiting Fellow at Vanderbilt University’s Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities,…


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Video: Ordering – Part I of #FutureCentralAsia

Judith Beyer , December 5th, 2017


In this panel, the three discussants, Madeleine Reeves (Manchester / Konstanz), Tim Epkenhans (Freiburg) and Timothy Nunan (Berlin) are discussing the following three books: Judith Beyer. 2016. The…


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Bryan D. Lowe, “Ritualized Writing: Buddhist Practice and Scriptural Cultures in Ancient Japan” (U of Hawaii Press, 2017)

Luke Thompson , December 4th, 2017


In his recent monograph, Ritualized Writing: Buddhist Practice and Scriptural Cultures in Ancient Japan (University of Hawaii Press, 2017), Bryan D. Lowe examines eighth-century Japanese practices tha… Visit…


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After the Eulogy? The Future of Central Asian Studies in the Accelerated Academy

Judith Beyer , December 4th, 2017


In an address to students at Indiana University in 2015, anthropologist and journalist Sarah Kendzior described Central Asian Studies as a ‘dying field’ and billed her address as…


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Carolyn Sufrin, “Jailcare: Finding the Safety Net for Women behind Bars” (U. Cal Press, 2017)

Dana Greenfield , December 1st, 2017


In 1976, the landmark supreme court case Estelle v. Gamble, established that under the Eighth Amendment “deliberate indifference” to the health needs of incarcerated individuals was tantam… Visit…


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Andreas Gehrlach, “Thieves: Stealing in Literature, Philosophy, and Myth” (Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 2016)

Julia Stetter , November 24th, 2017


In his new book Thieves: Stealing in Literature, Philosophy, and Myth (Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 2016)—in German: Diebe: Die heimliche Aneignung als Ursprungserzahlung in Literatur, Philosophie und M… Visit…


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Neda Maghbouleh, “Limits of Whiteness: Iranian Americans and the Everyday Politics of Race” (Stanford UP, 2017)

Sarah E. Patterson , November 20th, 2017


How does a group become defined as white? And does that group define themselves that way as well? Neda Maghbouleh‘s new book, Limits of Whiteness: Iranian Americans and…


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Ian Brodie, “A Vulgar Art: A New Approach to Stand-Up Comedy” (UP of Mississippi, 2014).

Timothy Thurston , November 20th, 2017


In A Vulgar Art: A New Approach to Stand-Up Comedy (The University Press of Mississippi, 2014), Ian Brodie, an associate professor of folklore at Cape Breton University, brings…


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Kathryn Lofton, “Consuming Religion” (U. Chicago Press, 2017)

Lilian Calles Barger , November 20th, 2017


Kathryn Lofton is a professor of religious studies and history at Yale University. Her book Consuming Religion (University of Chicago Press, 2017) offers a collection of eleven essays…


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Jeffrey H. Cohen, “Eating Soup without a Spoon: Anthropological Theory and Method in the Real World” (U. Texas Press, 2015)

Jared Miracle , November 2nd, 2017


Jeffrey H. Cohen, a professor at The Ohio State University, has managed a rare feat: placing anthropology classics like Argonauts of the Western Pacific in the context of…


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Daromir Rudnyckyj and Filippo Osella, eds., “Religion and the Morality of the Market: Anthropological Perspectives” (Cambridge UP, 2017)

Hillary Kaell , October 24th, 2017


Since the collapse of the Berlin Wall, there has been a widespread affirmation of economic ideologies that conceive the market as an autonomous sphere of human practice. In…


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Alessandro Duranti, “The Anthropology of Intentions: Language in a World of Others” (Cambridge UP, 2015)

John Weston , September 26th, 2017


Alessandro Duranti is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at UCLA, where he served as Dean of Social Sciences from 2009-2016. In his book The Anthropology of Intentions: Language in…


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Jamie Woodcock, “Working the Phones: Control and Resistance in Call Centers” (Pluto Press, 2017)

Dave O'Brien , September 21st, 2017


What are the working conditions and what are the possibilities for change in the contemporary economy? In Working the Phones: Control and Resistance in Call Centers (Pluto Press,…


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New Books in Anthropology Podcast

nckawa , September 7th, 2017


A few weeks ago, Nivedita Kar interviewed me for the New Books in Anthropology Podcast. The episode just went online yesterday. In our conversation, we discussed some of…


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Nicholas C. Kawa, “Amazonia in the Anthropocene: People, Soils, Plants, and Forests” (U. Texas Press, 2016)

Nivedita Kar , September 6th, 2017


Widespread human alteration of the planet has led many scholars to claim that we have entered a new epoch in geological time: the Anthropocene, an age dominated by…


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Carwyn Jones, “New Treaty, New Tradition: Reconciling New Zealand and Maori Law” (U. British Columbia Press, 2016)

Jason Schulman , September 1st, 2017


In New Treaty, New Tradition: Reconciling New Zealand and Maori Law (University of British Columbia Press, 2016), Carwyn Jones, Senior Lecturer in the School of Law at Victoria…


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Patricia Sloane-White, “Corporate Islam: Sharia and the Modern Workplace” (Cambridge UP, 2017)

Nick Cheesman , August 29th, 2017


The relationship between religion and economic activity has attracted generations of scholars working in myriad settings. In recent years, many have turned to questions of how Islamic ideas…


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Mengia Hong Tschalaer, “Muslim Women’s Quest for Justice: Gender, Law and Activism in India” (Cambridge UP, 2017)

SHERALI TAREEN , August 27th, 2017


In her inspiring new book, Muslim Women’s Quest for Justice: Gender, Law and Activism in India (Cambridge University Press, 2017), Mengia Hong Tschalaer charts the strivings and creative…


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Gareth M. Thomas, “Down’s Syndrome Screening and Reproductive Politics: Care, Choice, and Disability in the Prenatal Clinic” (Routledge, 2017)

Nivedita Kar , August 15th, 2017


Drawing on an ethnography of Downs syndrome screening in two UK clinics, Gareth M. Thomas‘ Down’s Syndrome and Reproductive Politics: Care, Choice, and Disability in the Prenatal Clinic…


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