Review copies Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale

July, 2015

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Abramowitz, Sharon Alane. 2014. Searching for Normal in the Wake of the Liberian War. Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights. University of Pennsylvania Press. 280 pp. Hb.: $50.94. ISBN-13: 978-0812246261.

Arcangeli, Myriam. 2015. Sherds of History: Domestic LIfe in Colonial Guadeloupe. University Press of Florida. 226 pp. Hb.: $74.95. ISBN 13: 9780813060422

Ardren, Traci. 2015. Social Identities in the Classic Maya Northern Lowlands: Gender, Age, Memory, and Place. University of Texas Press. 224 pp. Hb.: $55.00. ISBN: 9780292768116

Bartmanski, Dominik. 2015. Vinyl. The Analogue Record in the Digital Age. Bloomsbury Academic. 240 pp. Ppb.: $24.70. ISBN-13: 978-0857856616.

Beckmann, Nadine and Alessandro Gusman (eds.) 2014. Strings Attached: AIDS and the Rise of Transnational Connections in Africa (Proceedings of the British Academy). Oxford University Press. 330 pp. Hb.: $87.31, ISBN-13: 978-0197265680

Billaud, Julie. 2015. Kabul Carnival: Gender Politics in Postwar Afganistan. University of Pennsylvania Press. 256 pp. Hb.: $55.00/£36.00. ISBN: 9780812246964

Braverman, Irus. 2015. Wild Life: The Institution of Nature. Stanford University Press. 344 pp. Ppb.: $24.95. ISBN: 9780804795685

Bubandt, Nils. 2014. The Empty Seashell: Witchcraft and Doubt on an Indonesian Island. Cornell University Press. 320 pp. Ppb.: $26.95. ISBN-13: 9780801479458

Bunescu, Iona. 2014. Roma in Europe. The Politics of Collective Identity Formation. Ashgate. 222 pp. Hb.: £62.62. ISBN-13: 978-1472420589.

Burt, Ben and Bolton, Lissant (eds) 2014. The Things We Value. Culture and History in Solomon Islands. Sean Kingston Publishing. 156 pp. Hb.:  $152.00. ISBN-13: 978-1907774218

Cam Thai, Hung. 2014. Insufficient Funds: The Culture of Money in Low-Wage Transnational Families. Stanford University Press. 304 pp. Ppb.: $22.46. ISBN-13: 978-0804777322

Carrier, James G., Kalb, Don (eds.). 2015.  Anthropologies of Class: Power, Practice and Inequality. Cambridge University Press. 248 pp. Hb.: £60.00. ISBN: 9781107087415

Casciarri, Barbara, Assal, Munzoul, Ireton, Francois (eds.). 2015. Multidimensional Change in Sudan (1989-2011): Reshaping Livelihoods, Conflicts and Identities. Berghahn Books. 392 pp. Hb.: $110.00. ISBN: 9781782386179

Chawla, Devika. 2014. Home, Uprooted. Oral Histories of India’s Partition. Fordham University Press. 288 pp. Ppb.: $24.23. ISBN-13: 978-0823256440

Coburn, Noah and Larson, Anna. Derailing Democracy in Afghanistan. Elections in an Unstable Political Landscape. Columbia University Press. 306 pp. Pb.: $45.00. ISBN-13: 978-0231166201

Curtis, Jennifer. 2014. Human Rights as War by Other Means. University of Pennsylvania Press. 296 pp. Hb.: $61.70. ISBN-13: 978-0812246193.

Dahl, Gudrun, Bartholdson, Örjan, Favero, Paolo, and Khosravi, Shahram. Modernitites on the Move. Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis. Ppb. 116pp.  ISBN: 978-91-86071-98-1

Das, Veena. 2015. Affliction, Health Disease and Poverty. Fordman University Press. 272 pp. Ppb.: $26.00. ISBN: 9780823261819

Ezell, Scott. 2015. A Far Corner: Life and Art with the Open Circle Tribe. University of Nebraska Press. 344 pp. Hb.: £17.99. ISBN: 9780803265226

Falls, Susan. 2014. Clarity, Cut and Culture. New York University Press. 224 pp. Ppb.: $15.23. ISBN:  978-1-4798-7990-8

Fainzang, Sylvie. 2015. An Anthropology of Lying: Information in the Doctor-Patient Relationship. Ashgate Publishing. 158 pp. Hb.: £54.00. ISBN: 9781472456021

Fairhead, James. 2015. The Captain & “The Cannibal”: An Epic Story of Exploration, Kidnapping, and the Broadway Stage. Yale University Press. 392 pp. Hb.: $40.00. ISBN: 9780300198775

Freeman, Carla. 2014. Entrepreneurial Selves: Neoliberal Respectability and the Making of a Caribbean Middle Class. Duke University Press. 272 pp. Ppb.: £16.99. ISBN: 9780822358039

Feldman, Ilana. 2015. Police Encounters: Security and Surveillance in Gaza under Egyptian Rule. Stanford University Press. 224 pp. Ppb.: $24.95. ISBN: 9780804795340

Galanti, Geri-Ann. 2015. Caring for Patients from Different Cultures. University of Pennsylvania Press. 384 pp. Ppb.: $22.50/£15.00. ISBN: 9780812223118

Geissler, P. Wenzel (ed.). 2015. Para-States and Medical Science: Making African Global Health. Duke University Press. 375 pp. Ppb.: £19.99. ISBN: 9780822357490

Goodfellow, Aaron. 2015. Gay Fathers, Their Children, and the Making of Kinship. Fordham University Press. 240 pp. Ppb.: £20.99. ISBN: 9780823266043

Grey, Minnie, Stenbaek, Marianne A. and Aatami, Pita. 2014. Voices and Images of Nunavimmiut, Volume 7: Economic Development, Part I. McGill-Queen’s University Press. 288 pp. Hb.: £19.99. ISBN: 9780982915578

Grey, Minnie, Stenbaek, Marianne A. and Gregg, Neil. 2014. Voices and Images of Nunavimmiut, Volume 8: Economic Development, Part II. McGill-Queen’s University Press. 288 pp. Hb.: £19.99. ISBN: 9780982915585

Gudeman, Stephen and Hann, Chris (eds.). 2015. Economy & Ritual: Studies of Postsocialist Transformations. Berghahn Books. 214 pp. Hb.: $95.00/£60.00. ISBN: 9781782385691

Gulbrandsen, Ornulf. 2014. The State and the Social. State Formation in Botswana and Its Precolonial and Colonial Genealogies. Berghahn Books. 364 pp. Ppb.: $34.95. ISBN  978-1-78238-325-3.

Harris, Mark, Rapport, Nigel (eds.). 2015. Reflections on Imagination: Human Capacity and Ethnographic Method. Ashgate Publishing. 316 pp. Hb. £70.00. ISBN: 9781472417305

Hazan, Haim. 2015. Against Hybridity: Social Impasses in a Globalizing World. Polity Press. 200 pp. Ppb.: £15.99. ISBN: 9780745690704

Hermann, Elfriede and Kempf, Wolfgang. 2014. Belonging in Oceania. Movement, Place-Making and Multiple Identifications. Berghahn Books. 232 pp. Hb.: $86.52. ISBN-13: 978-1782384151.

Herrmans, Isabell. 2015. Ritual Retellings: Luangan Healing Performances through Practice. Berghahn books. 304 pp. Hb.: $95.00. ISBN: 9781782385646

Heyes, A. Scott & Helgen M. Kristofer. (eds.) 2014. Mammals of Ungava and Labrador: The 1882-1884 Fieldnotes of Lucien M. Turner together with Inuit and Innu Knowledge. Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press. 384 pp. Hb.: $40.05. ISBN-13: 978-1935623212

High, Casey. 2015. Victims and Warriors: Violence, History, and Memory in Amazonia. University of Illinois Press. 248 pp. Ppb.: $28.00. ISBN: 9780252080678

Hirsch, Susan F. & Dukes, E. Franklin. 2014. Mountaintop Mining in Appalachia: Understanding Stakeholders and Change in Environmental Conflict. Ohio University Press. 160 pp. Ppb.: £14.99 ISBN: 9780821421109.

Ho, Tamara C. 2015. Romancing Human Rights: Gender, Intimacy, and Power between Burma and the West. University of Hawai’i Press. 216 pp. Hb.: $49.00. ISBN: 9780824839253

Hoem, Ingjerd. 2015. Languages of Governance in Conflict: Negotiating democracy in Tokelau. John Benjamins Publishing Company. 152 pp. Hb.: $143.00. ISBN: 9789027202963

Hviding, Edvard & Berg, Cato (eds.) 2014. The Ethnographic Experiment. A.M. Hocart and W.H.R. Rivers in Island Melanesia, 1908. Berghahn Books. 336 pp. Hb.: $84.22. ISBN-13: 978-1782383420.

Jackson, Michael; Piette, Albert (eds.). 2015. What is Existential Anthropology? Berghahn Books. 254 pp. Hb.: $95.00. ISBN: 9781782386360

Jimeno, Myriam. 2014. Juan Gregario Palechor. The Story of My Life. Durham and London: Duke University Press. 248 pp. Ppb.: $19.86, ISBN-13: 978-0822355373

Kantor, Loli. 2014. Beyond the Forest: Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe, 2004-2012 (Exploring Jewish Arts and Culture). University of Texas Press. 184 pp. Hb.: $47.19. ISBN-13: 978-0292761292.

Kardulias, P. Nick (ed.). 2015. The Ecology of Pastoralism. University Press of Colorado. 272 pp. Hb.: $70.00. ISBN: 9781607323426

Kaufman, Sharon R. 2015. Ordinary Medicine: Extraordinary Treatments, Longer Lives, and Where to Draw the Line. Duke University Press. 336 pp. Ppb.: £17.99. ISBN: 9780822358886

Kayaalp, Ebru. 2015. Remaking Politics, Markets and Citizens in Turkey: Governing Through Smoke. (Suspensions: Contemporary Middle Eastern and Islamicate Thought). Bloomsbury Publishing. 230 pp. Hb.: $106.40. ISBN: 9781472508737

Keshodkar, Akbar.  Tourism and Social Change in Post-Socialist Zanzibar. Struggles for Identity, Movement, and  Civilization. Lexington Books. 202 pp. Hb. $77.00.  ISBN: 978-0-7391-7543-9

Kirshner, Ben. 2015. Youth Activism in an Era of Education Inequality. New York University Press. 240 pp. Ppb.: $27.00. ISBN: 9781479898053

Kistler, S. Ashley. 2014. Maya Market Women. Power and Tradition in San Juan Chamelco, Guatemala. University of Illinois Press. 176 pp. Ppb.: £16.99. ISBN-13: 978-0252079887.

Kjaerulff, Jens (ed.). 2015. Flexible Capitalism: Exchange and Ambiguity at Work. Berghahn Books. 296 pp. Hb.: $95.00. ISBN: 9781782386155

Kleeman, Faye Yuan. 2014. In Transit. The Formation of the Colonial East Asian Cultural Sphere. University of Hawaii Press. 295 pp. Hb.: $46.80. ISBN-13: 978-0824838607

Knörr, Jacqueline.  2014. Creole Identity in Postcolonial Indonesia. Berghahn Books. 236 pp. Ppb.: $84.02. ISBN-10: 1782382682.

Koensler, Alexander. 2015. Israeli-Palestinian Activism: Shifting Paradigms. Ashgate Publishing. 206 pp. Hb.: £60.00. ISBN: 9781472439475

Kolas, Ashild, Xie, Yuanyuan (eds.). 2015. Reclaiming the Forest: The Ewenki Reindeer Herders of Aoluguya. Berghahn Books. 212 pp.Hb.: $80.00. ISBN: 9781782386308

Krautwurst, Udo. 2014. Culturing Bioscience. A Case Study in the Anthropology of Science. University of Toronto Press. 224 pp. Ppb.: $15.23. ISBN: 978-1-4426-0462-9

Kressel, M. Gideon. 2014. The Charm of Graves: Perceptions of Death and After-Death Among the Negev Bedouin. Sussex Academic Press. 256 pp. Hb.: $74.95  ISBN-13: 978-1845195847.

Kuntsman, Adi, Stein, Rebecca. 2015. Digital Militarism: Israel’s Occupation in the Social Media Age. Stanford University Press. 192 pp. Ppb.: £15.99. ISBN: 9780804794909

Langfur, Hal. 2014. Native Brazil: Beyond the Convert and the Cannibal, 1500-1900. University of New Mexico Press. 304 pp. Ppb.: $29.24. ISBN-13: 978-0826338419

Lankauskas, Gediminas. 2015. The Land of Weddings and Rain: Nation and Modernity in Post-Socialist Lithuania. University of Toronto Press. 352 pp. Ppb.: $36.95. ISBN: 9781442612563

Lavie, Smadar. 2014. Wrapped in the Flag of Israel: Mizrahi Single Mothers and Bureaucratic Torture. Berghahn Books. 216 pp. Hb.: $37.95. ISBN-13: 978-1782382225.

Lee, Christopher J. 2014. Unreasonable Histories: Nativism, Multiracial Lives, and the Genealogical Imagination in British Africa. Duke University Press. 368 pp. Ppb.: £18.99. ISBN: 9780822357254

Lin, Wei-Ping. 2015. Materializing Magic Power: Chinese Popular Religion in Villages and Cities. Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series 97. 220 pp. Hb.: $39.95. ISBN: 9780674504363

Lincoln, Bruce. 2014. Discourse and the Construction of Society. Comparative Studies of Myth, Ritual and Classification. Oxford University Press. 304 pp. Ppb.: $33.25. ISBN-13: 978-0199372362.

Little C. Peter. 2014. Toxic Town: IBM, Pollution, and Industrial Risks. NYU Press. 264 pp. Ppb.: $19.24. ISBN-13: 978-0814770924

Markowitz, Fran, Sharot, Stephen and Shokeid, Moshe, eds. 2015. Toward an Anthropology of Nation Building and Unbuilding in Israel. University of Nebraska Press. 352 pp. Hb.: £42.00. ISBN: 9780803271944

Merabet, Sofian. 2014. Queer Beirut. University of Texas Press. 304 pp. Hb: $51.62. ISBN 978-0-292-76096-7.

Mulla, Sameena. 2014. The Violence of Care. Rape Victims, Forensic Nurses, and Sexault Assault Intervention. New York University Press. 288 pp. Ppb. $16.79.  ISBN: 978-1-4798-6721-9.

Najera, Jennifer R. 2015. The Borderlands of Race: Mexican Segregation in a South Texas Town. University of Texas Press. 200 pp. Hb.: $45.00. ISBN: 9780292767553

Naples, A. Nancy (Editor), Bickham, Jennifer Mendez. 2014. Border Politics: Social Movements, Collective Identities, and Globalization. NYU Press. 368 pp. Ppb.: $22.47. ISBN-13: 978-1479847761.

Naraindas, Harish, Johannes Quack, William S. Sax (eds.) 2014. Berghahn Books. 276 pp. Hb.: $82.59. ISBN-13: 978-1782383086

Obarrio, Juan. 2014. The Spirit of the Laws in Mozambique. University of Chicago Press. 280 pp. Ppb.: £19.68. ISBN-13: 978-0226153865.

Oaks, Laury. 2015. Giving Up Baby: Safe Haven Laws, Motherhood, and Reproductive Justice. NYU Press. 288 pp. Ppb.: £18.99. ISBN: 9781479806362

Paerregaard, Karsten. 2015. Return to Sender: The Moral Economy of Peru’s Migrant Remittances. University of California Press. 336 pp. Ppb.: $34.95. ISBN: 9780520284746

Pandian, Anand and Mariappan, M.P. 2014. Ayya’s Accounts: A Ledger of Hope in Modern India. Indiana University Press. 232 pp. Ppb.: $15.99. ISBN: 978-0-253-01250-0.

Peterson , Kristin. 2014. Speculative Markets: Drug Circuits and Derivative Life in Nigeria. Duke University Press. 256 pp. Ppb.: $18.80. ISBN-13: 978-0822357025.

Plancke, Carine. 2014. Flux, rencontres et émergences affectives. Pratiques chantées et dansées chez les Punu du Congo-Brazzaville. Presses Universitaires Du Mirail. 418 pp. Ppb.: €25.00. ISBN: 978-2-8107-0306-7.

Polanco, Mieka Brand, 2014. Historically Black. Imagining Community in a Black Historic District. New York University Press. 208 pp. Ppb.: $18.48. ISBN: 978-0-8147-6348-3.

Pozniak, Kinga. 2014. Nowa Huta. Generations of Change in a Model Socialist Town. University of Pittsburgh Press. 240 pp. Ppb.: $23.66.  ISBN-13: 978-0822963189

Prearo Massimo, 2014. Moment politique de l homosexualite. P U De Lyon. 329 pp. Ppb.: $29.94. ISBN-13: 978-2729708757

Prince, Sabiya. 2014. African Americans and Gentrification in Washington, D.C. (Urban Anthropology). Ashgate Pub. Co.  182 pp. Hb.: $99.70. ISBN-13: 978-1409446125

Quayson, Ato. 2014. Oxford Street, Accra: City Life and the Itineraries of Transnationalism. Duke University Press. 312 pp. Ppb.: $25.95. ISBN: 9780822357476

Ramberg, Lucinda. 2014. Given to the Goddess. Duke University Press. 296 pp. Ppb.: £15.99. ISBN: 9780822357247

Reinarz, Jonathan. 2014. Past Scents: Historical Perspectives on Smell (Studies in Sensory History) University of Illinois Press. 296 pp. Ppb.: $21.19. ISBN-13: 978-0252079795

Rice, Connie Park, Tedesco, Marie (eds.). 2015. Women of the Mountain South: Identity, Work, and Activism. Ohio University Press. 504 pp. Ppb.: £25.99. ISBN: 97808221421512

Rollason, Will (eds.) 2014. Pacific Futures. Projects, Politics and Interests. Berghahn Books. 248 pp. Hb.: $88.88. ISBN-13: 978-1782383505.

Rosenblatt, Adam. 2015. Digging for the Disappeared: Forensic Science After Atrocity. Stanford University Press. 304 pp. Ppb.: $24.95. ISBN: 9780804794916

Salazar, Carles and Bestard, Joan (eds.). 2015. Religion and Science as Forms of Life: Anthropological Insights into Reason and Unreason. Berghahn Books. 238 pp. Hb.: $90.00/£56.00. ISBN: 9781782384885

Salman, Ton and Marti I Puig, Salvador, Van der Haar, Gemma. (eds.) 2014. Dignity for the Voiceless: Willem Assies’ Anthropological Work in Context (Cedla Latin America Studies). Berghahn Books. 334 pp.Hb.: $83.78. ISBN-13: 978-1782382928

Schmidgen, Henning. 2014. Bruno Latour in Pieces: An Intellectual Biography (Forms of Living. Fordham University Press. 194 pp. Ppb.: $17.60. ISBN-13: 978-0823263707.

Sered, Susan Starr and Norton-Hawk, Maureen. Can’t Catch a Break: Gender, Jail, Drugs, and the Limits of Personal Responsibility. University of California Press. 232 pp. Ppb.: $23.82. ISBN-13: 978-0520282797.

Shaul, David Leedom. 2014. A Prehistory of Western North America: The Impact of Uto-Aztecan Languages. University of New Mexico Press. 400 pp. Hb.: $61.75. ISBN-13: 978-0826354808

Shaw, Alison and Raz, Aviad (eds.). 2015. Cousin Marriages: Between Tradition, Genetic Risk and Cultural Change. Berghahn Books. 248 pp. Hb.: $90.00/£56.00. ISBN: 9781782384922

Shokeid, Moshe. 2014. Gay Voluntary Associations in New York: Public Sharing and Private Lives. University of Pennsylvania Press. 240 pp. Hb.: $42.08. ISBN-13: 978-0812246575.

Simpson, Audra. 2014. Mohawk Interruptus: Political Life Across the Borders of Settler States. Duke University Press Books. 280 pp. Ppb. $18.99, ISBN-13: 978-0822356554

Singh, Bhrigupati. 2015. Poverty and the Quest for Life: Spiritual and Material Striving in Rural India. The University of Chicago Press. 328 pp. Ppb.: $27.50. ISBN: 9780226194547

Sissons, Jeffrey. 2014. The Polynesian Iconoclasm: Religious Revolution and the Seasonality of Power (Asao Studies in Pacific Anthropology). Berghahn Books. 160 pp. Hb.: $72.50. ISBN-13: 978-1782384137.

Smith, Katherine, Staples, James and Rapport, Nigel (eds.). 2015. Extraordinary Encounters: Authenticity and the Interview. 212 pp. Hb.: $70.00/£43.00. ISBN: 9781782385899

Spooner, Brian (ed.). 2015. Globalization: The Crucial Phase. University of Pennsylvania Press. 392 pp. Hb.: $69.95. ISBN: 9781934536780

Staples, James. 2014. Leprosy and a Life in South India: Journeys with a Tamil Brahmin. Lexington Books. 204 pp. Hb.: $80.00, ISBN-13: 978-0739187340

Street, Alice. 2014. Biomedicine in an Unstable Place. Infrastructure and Personhood in a Papua New Guinean Hospital. Duke University Press. 304 pp. Ppb.: $19.58. ISBN-13: 978-0822357780.

Syring, David. 2014. With the Saraguros. University of Texas Press. 182 pp. Hb.: $49.50. ISBN-13: 978-0292760936.

Teaiwa, Katerina Martina. 2014. Consuming Ocean Island: Stories of People and Phosphate from Banaba. Indiana University Press. 262 pp. Ppb: £17.99. ISBN: 9780253014528

Tomori, Cecilia. 2015. Nighttime Breastfeeding: An American Cultural Dilemma. Berghahn Books. 312 pp. Hb. $110.00/ £68.00. ISBN: 9781782384359

Trundle, Catherine. 2014. Americans in Tuscany: Charity, Compassion and Belonging (New Directions in Anthropology). Berghahn Books. 222 pp. Hb.: $87.23. ISBN-13: 978-1782383697.

Unnithan-Kumar, Maya and Khanna, Sunil K. (eds.).  2014. The Cultural Politics of Reproduction: Migration, Health and Family Making. Berghahn Books. 206 pp. Hb.: $95.00/£60.00. ISBN: 9781782385448

Urban, Greg (eds.) 2014. Corporations and Citizenship (Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism). University of Pennsylvania Press. 392 pp. $56.52. ISBN-13: 978-0812246025.

Vigneswaran, Darshan; Quirk, Joel (eds.). 2015. Mobility Makes States: Migration and Power in Africa. University of Pennsylvania Press. 312 pp. Hb.: $59.95. ISBN: 9780812247114

Voell, Stephane; Kaliszewska, Iwona (eds.). 2015. State and Legal Practice in the Caucasus: Anthropological Perspectives on Law and Politics.  Ashgate Publishing. 258 pp. Hb.: £63.00. ISBN: 9781472446909

Walsh, Susan. 2014. Trojan-Horse Aid: Seeds of Resistance and Resilience in the Bolivian Highlands and Beyond. McGill-Queen’s University Press. 336 pp. Ppb.: £21.99. ISBN: 9780773544345

Weeks Jeffrey, 2014. Sexualite. P U De Lyon. 303 pp. Ppb. $19.46, ISBN-13: 978-2729708641

Willford, Andrew C. 2014. Tamils and the Haunting of Justice: History and Recognition in Malaysia’s Plantations. NUS Press. 336 pp. Ppb.: US$32. ISBN: 9789971698393

Williams, Erica Lorraine. Sex Tourism in Bahia. Ambigious Entanglements. University of Illinois Press. 224 pp. Ppb.: $22.71. ISBN-13: 978-0252079443