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Subhashim Goswami , January 17th, 2017

Nayanika Mathur’s Paper Tiger. Law, Bureaucracy and the Developmental State in Himalayan India  is an ethnography of the everyday life of law and bureaucracy. It reveals the complexity of…


Happy New Year from Allegra!

Judith Beyer , January 16th, 2017

After a well deserved break during the holiday season, Allegra is back and full of energy for yet another exciting year! We have lots of wonderful stuff –…


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Stéphane Voell , December 5th, 2016

Straße bei Marneuli (2009) Das Buch sollte so etwas wie die finale Publikation sein. Das Projekt ist schon viele Jahre zu Ende: fast sechs davon sind bereits verstrichen….

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#REVIEW: The Borderlands of Race – REDUX

David Fazzino , October 5th, 2016

Today we continue our revisitation of 2016 via a review that has – sadly – only grown more topical since it was first published in October 2016: ‘The Borderlands…


#REVIEW: Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human

Gabriela Radulescu , October 4th, 2016

Underlying the domain of human rights is the conception of the human on which we predicate, and advocate for, human rights’ recognition. But what are we actually lobbying…


#Reviews Week – and a Student-Led Research Project!

Judith Beyer , October 3rd, 2016

This week we have two new reviews for you, tackling the question of #race (see our #callforreviews here):  Tomorrow, our frequent and much cherished reviewer Gabriela Radulescu explores…


The Free-to-Readers Edition of Material Vernaculars: Objects, Images, and Their Social Worlds

Jason Baird Jackson , October 1st, 2016

As I discussed in a previous post, works in the Material Vernaculars series are being made available in a free-to-readers PDF edition via IUScholarWorks. The eponymous edited collection Material…

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Material Vernaculars: Objects, Images, and Their Social Worlds (is out now)

Jason Baird Jackson , September 30th, 2016

I am happy to share this note to report that the edited collection Material Vernaculars: Objects, Images, and Their Social Worlds has now been published. I am the…

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#Podcast Interview Round Up May-August: New Books in Anthropology – REDUX

Ian M. Cook , September 22nd, 2016

It’s once again time for us to help your eardrums get some anthropological loving in collaboration with our dear friends, New Books in Anthropology. Below you’ll find a…


Material Vernaculars: Institutional Role, Review, Authors, and Genres

Jason Baird Jackson , August 28th, 2016

The new Material Vernaculars series is co-published by the Mathers Museum of World Cultures with a huge amount of heavy lifting from our partner, the Indiana University Press….

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#Review: Innocent Weapons: The Soviet and American Politics of Childhood in the Cold War

Koreen M. Reece , August 18th, 2016

When the picture of Alan Kurdi’s drowned body first hit the headlines, it was instantly iconic. For many, the simple horror of the image suddenly made the refugee…


#Review: What Kinship Is – And Is Not

Linnéa Rowlatt , August 17th, 2016

While Western political leaders overtly inflame followers by ascribing innate difference to Others, the lucidity and coherence of Marshall Sahlins’ 2013 monograph What Kinship Is – And Is…


#Review: Women without Class: Girls, Race and Identity

Patgiri Rituparna , August 16th, 2016

The tile of the book itself informs its readers that it is an interrogation of women as class ‘subjects.’ Although studies of class are not new in Sociology,…


Call for #Reviews: Recent Publications on #Gender

Judith Beyer , August 15th, 2016

While gender remains a mostly female domain of inquiry, our list of recent publications features not only male authors, but also discusses contemporary masculinities. In What Makes a…


Community Food Literacy

foodanthro , August 6th, 2016

The Community Literacy Journal has just announced the publication of a special issue on “Community Food Literacies.” This journal is available electronically, through Project Muse, but if …


#Review: On the State. Lectures at the Collège de France, 1989-1992.

John Postill , July 28th, 2016

As stated on its back cover, in this book the influential French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu (1930-2002) investigates the state’s ‘extraordinary power of producing a socially ordered world without…


#Podcast Interview Round Up January-April: New Books in Anthropology – REDUX

Ian M. Cook , July 27th, 2016

Hi there pod-pickers, here’s another earful of podcasts for you to squeeze into your drums, freshly prepared by our audiophile associates New Books in Anthropology. As ever each…


Open Anthropology Features Food Anthropology

reblack , July 8th, 2016

The June 2016 issue of Open Anthropology is dedicated to Food Anthropology. Many SAFN members are featured in this open-access selection of articles and reviews from American Anthropological Associat…


Open Access Book: Indiana Folk Arts

Jason Baird Jackson , June 28th, 2016

This year is a big year for the Mathers Museum of World Cultures in a number of respects. Two of these weave together. Its the state bicentennial for…

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#Review: Pulled Over: How Police Stops Define Race and Citizenship

Sharon Attard , June 24th, 2016

On 22 March 2016, the Belgian city of Brussels suffered three calculated and co-ordinated terrorist attacks in the name of the so-called Islamic State. As with the Paris…


#Review: What Kinship Is – And Is Not

Nirmala Jayaraman , June 23rd, 2016

To what degree can our biological, genetic and reproductive systems be considered the basis for family relationships? Marshall Sahlins divides his answer to this question into two sections…


#Review: Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era

Anna Neumann , June 22nd, 2016

Dan Berger’s relationship with “America’s political prisoners” (xii) has been personal from the very beginning. At age sixteen and out of historical curiosity, Berger sought contact with black…


#Review: Anthropology and Development: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century

Arba Bekteshi , June 21st, 2016

The second book by Gardner and Lewis, Anthropology and Development: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century, is both an update and a rewrite of their 1996 publication, Anthropology, Development…


#Review: The Color of Modernity. São Paulo and the Making of Race and Nation in Brazil

Heike Drotbohm , June 20th, 2016

The Color of Modernity. São Paulo and the Making of Race and Nation in Brazil is an ambitious effort to rethink the formation of a regional identity and perceptions…