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NBN Podcast on Emalani Case’s Everything Ancient Once Was New

Rex , September 2nd, 2021


My August 2021 podcast at NBN was with Emalani Case on her book Everything Ancient Once Was New. Go check it out! credit: UH Press twitter


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NBN podcast with Anthony Hazard on “Boasians at War”

Rex , September 2nd, 2021


My July podcast over at NBN was with Tony Hazard about his book Boasians at War. Have a listen.


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NBN Interview with Nicholas Thomas on “Voyagers”

Rex , July 21st, 2021


Happy to announce that New Books Network has just released my new interview with Nicholas Thomas about his latest book Voyagers: The Settlement of the Pacific. If you…


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New podcast: Emilka Skrzypek on the Frieda Mine in Papua New Guinea

Rex , February 9th, 2021


I’m excited to announce the my interview with Emilka Skrzypek is now available over at New Books Network. Emilka is a third- (or maybe fourth-?) generation scholar in…


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Elizabeth and Stephen Ferry on Gold Mining in Latin America

Rex , January 2nd, 2021


I’m happy to announce a new podcast episode over at New Books Network. In this episode I interview brother and sister teams Elizabeth and Stephen Ferry. Elizabeth is…


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New “New Books Network ” Author Page

Rex , December 31st, 2020


Aloha all. Some quick final links to keep up to date on what I’ve been doing since September. This site has gone on for far too long without…


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Matt Tomlinson on Culture and Theology in the Pacific

Rex , August 26th, 2020


I’m very happy to announce that I have a new interview up at New Books Network. This one is with Matt Tomlinson, an anthropologist of the Pacific at…


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Maile Arvin on Possessing Polynesians

Rex , August 26th, 2020


I announce my publications and interviews and things on social media but I have fallen behind on announcing them on my blog, which is supposed to be a…


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Nancy Mattina on Gladys Reichard

Rex , May 15th, 2020


My interview with Nancy Mattina on Gladys Reichard, ‘America’s least appreciated anthropologist’ is now live over at the New Books Network. Go take a listen! Nancy’s carefully…


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Interview: Nation at Play by Ronojoy Sen

Ian M. Cook , January 9th, 2020


Covering sporting activities from ancient times right up to the modern day, Ronojoy Sen’s Nation at Play: A History of Sport in India (Columbia University Press, 2016) is…


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Interview: The Darjeeling Distinction by Sarah Besky

Ian M. Cook , January 8th, 2020


In this wonderful ethnography of Darjeeling tea, Sarah Besky explores different attempts at bringing justice to plantation life in north east India. Through explorations into fair trade, geographic…


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Interview: The Writings of Pamela Price

Ian M. Cook , January 7th, 2020


The Writings of Pamela Price: State, Politics, and Cultures in Modern South India: Honour, Authority, and Morality (Orient BlackSwan, 2013) is a wonderful collection of ten essays by…


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Interview: Infrastructure Redux by Nausheen H. Anwar

Ian M. Cook , January 6th, 2020


In Infrastructure Redux:Crisis, Progress in Industrial Pakistan and Beyond (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), Nausheen H. Anwar explores double-edged narratives of development. Through detailed case studies …


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Interview: Patronage as Politics in South Asia by Anastasia Piliavsky

Ian M. Cook , January 6th, 2020


Does patronage always imply a corruption of democratic political processes? Across sixteen essays by historians, political scientists and anthropologists Patronage as Politics in South Asia (Cambridge…


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Interview: Dehli, Pages From A Forgotten History by Arthur Dudney

Ian M. Cook , January 4th, 2020


Delhi: Pages From A Forgotten History (Hay House India, 2015) by Arthur Dudney tells the story of India’s capital and beyond through the lens of Persian literary culture….


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Interview: Recasting the Region by Neilesh Bose

Ian M. Cook , January 2nd, 2020


In his new book Recasting the Region: Language, Culture, and Islam in Colonial Bengal (Oxford University Press, 2014), Neilesh Bose analyses the trajectories of Muslim Bengali politics in…


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Christina Thompson on Prehistorians of the Pacific

Rex , July 30th, 2019


My new episode of New Books in Anthropology is up — it’s an interview with Christina Thompson on her book The Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia. It’s…


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I’m a podcast host! Go listen to David Varel on Allison Davis

Rex , July 16th, 2019


I’m proud to announce that I’ve become one of the hosts for the New Book Network’s New Books in Anthropology podcast! In my inaugural episode, I talk with…


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Kathleen Hull and John Douglass, “Forging Communities in Colonial Alta California” (U Arizona Press, 2018)

Ryan Tripp , November 26th, 2018


Between 1769 and 1834, an influx of Spanish, Russian, and then American colonists streamed into Alta California seeking new opportunities. Their arrival brought the imposition of foreign beliefs,…


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David Charles Sloane, “Is the Cemetery Dead?” (U Chicago Press, 2018)

Michael O. Johnston , November 26th, 2018


It is certain that we all will experience death in our life. What is less certain is how and where our bodies will be disposed of. In Is…


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Jack David Eller, “Inventing American Tradition: From the Mayflower to Cinco de Mayo” (Reaktion Books, 2018)

Nathan Bierma , November 19th, 2018


Americans gathering for Thanksgiving this week may assume they are continuing an unbroken chain of tradition that traces directly back to Massachusetts settlers in 1620. In fact, many…


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David P. Barash, “Through a Glass Brightly: Using Science to See Our Species as We Really Are” (Oxford UP, 2018)

Carrie Lynn Evans , November 13th, 2018


Human beings have long seen themselves as the center of the universe, as specially-created creatures who are anointed as above and beyond the natural world. Professor and noted…


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Kate Parker Horigan, “Consuming Katrina: Public Disaster and Personal Narrative” (UP of Mississippi, 2018)

Rachel Hopkin , November 9th, 2018


Kate Parker Horigan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology at Western Kentucky University, and a co-editor of the Journal of American Folklore….


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Andrew L. Yarrow, “Man Out: Men on the Sidelines of American Life” (Brookings Institution Press, 2018)

Kyle McMillen , November 9th, 2018


In the era of #MeToo, Brett Kavanaugh, and Donald Trump, masculinity and the harmful effects that follow certain versions of masculinity have become national conversations. Now, like many…


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