Review copies Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale

February 2017

This is the list of books offered for review in Social Anthropology journal. If you are interested in reviewing any of the books, please write to including your full name and postal address, areas of expertise (as they relate to the book), and the full title of the book you would like to review. Please include all this information in your first email. Reviews are 750 words, written in English or in French, and the deadline is usually set within two months of the posting of the book.

Alpes, Maybritt Jill. 2017. Brokering high-Risk Migration and Illegality in West Africa: Abroad at Any Cost. Routledge. 234 pp. Hb. £95.00. ISBN: 9781472441119

Antweiler, Christoph. 2016. Our Common Denominator: Human Universals Revisited. Berghahn Books. 364 pp. Hb.: $120.00. ISBN: 9781785330933

Bacigalupo, Ana Mariella. 2016. Thunder Shaman: Making History with Mapuche Spirits in Chile and Patagonia. University of Texas Press. 304 pp. Ppb.: $18.06. ISBN: 9781477308981

Benedicty-Kokken, Alessandra; Byron, John Picard; Glover, Kaiama L.; Schuller, Mark (eds.). 2016. The Haiti Exception: Anthropology and the Predicaments of Narrative. First Edition. Liverpool University Press. 256 pp. $120. ISBN: 9781781382998

Bickfored, Annette Louise. 2016. Southern Mercy: Empire and American Civilization in Juvenile Reform, 1890-1944. University of Toronto Press. 304 pp. Ppb: $32.95. ISBN: 9781442613980

Bonshek, Elizabeth. 2017 (coming soon). Tikopia Collected: Raymond Firth and the Creation of Solomon Islands Cultural Heritage. Sean Kingston Publishing.

Berend, Zsuzsa. 2016. The Online World of Surrogacy. Berghahn Books. 270 pp. Hb. $120.00. ISBN: 9781785332746

Bon, Natasha Gregoric; Repic, Jaka (eds.). 2016. Moving Places: Relations, Return and Belonging. Berghahn Books. 240 pp. Hb.: $110.00. ISBN: 9781785332425

Brumann, Christopher; Berliner, David (eds.). 2016. World Heritage on the Ground. Berghahn Books. 336 pp. Hb.: $99.00. ISBN: 9781785330919

Button, V. Gregory; Schuller, Mark (eds.). 2016. Contextualizing Disaster. Berghahn Books. 214 pp. Hb.: $120.00. ISBN: 9781785332807

Calkins, Sandra. 2016. Who Knows Tomorrow: Uncertainty in North-Eastern Sudan. Berghahn Books. 282 pp. Hb.: $120.00. ISBN: 9781785330155

Caplan, Pat. 2016. Mikidadi: Individual Biography and National History in Tanzania. Sean Kingston Publishing. 200 pp. Hb.: £42.99. ISBN-13: 9781907774485

Cartier, Marie; Coutant, Isabelle; Masclet, Olivier; Siblot, Yasmine (eds.). 2016. The France of the Little-Middles: A Suburban Housing Development in Greater Paris. Berghahn Books. 224 pp. Hb.: $110.00. ISBN: 9781785332289

Chakravarti, Leila Zaki. 2016. Made in Egypt: Gendered Identity and Aspiration on the Globalised Shop Floor. Berghahn Books. 274 pp. Hb.: $110.00. ISBN: 9781785330773

Claviez, Thomas (ed.). 2016. The Common Growl: Toward a Poetics of Precarious Community. Fordham University Press. 176 pp. Ppb.: £18.99. ISBN: 9780823270927

Cohen, Jeffrey H. 2015. Eating Soup without a Spoon: Anthropological Theory and Method in the Real World. University of Texas Press. 197 pp. Ppb.: $24.95. ISBN: 9781477307823

Collins, John F. (ed.). 2016. Sharing this Walk: An Ethnography of Prison Life and the PCC in Brazil. The University of North Carolina Press. 222 pp. Ppb.: $24.95. ISBN: 9781469623405

Cornwall, Andrea; Karioris, Frank G.; Lindisfarne, Nancy. 2016. Masculinities under Neoliberalism. The University of Chicago Press. 225 pp. Ppb.: $28.95. ISBN: 9781783607655

Cruces, Francisco (coord.) Grupo Cultura Urbana. 2016. Cosmopolis: Nuevas Maneras de ser Urbanos. Gedisa. 350 pp. Ppb. ISBN: 9788416572557

Davis, Dana-Ain; Craven, Christa. 2016. Feminist Ethnography: Thinking through Methodologies, Challenges, and Possibilities. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 218 pp. Ppb.: EUR 89.60. ISBN: 9780759122451

Dempsey, Corinne G. 2016. Bridges Between Worlds: Spirits and Spirit Work in Northern Iceland. Oxford University press. 256 pp. Hb:.$74.00. ISBN: 9780190625030

Deomampo, Daisy. 2016. Transnational Reproduction: Race, Kinship, and Commercial Surrogacy in India. NYU Press. 288 pp. Ppb.: £24.99. ISBN: 9781479828388

Dinero, Steven C. 2016. Living on Thin Ice: The Gwich’in Natives of Alaska. Berghahn Books. Berghahn Books. 220 pp. Hb.: $95.00. ISBN: 9781785331626

Dorondel, Stefan. 2016. Disrupted Landscapes: State, Peasants and the Politics of Land in Postsocialist Romania. Berghahn Books. 252 pp. Hb.: $95.00. ISBN: 9781785331206

Elkholy, Ramsey. 2016. Being and Becoming: Embodiment and Experience among the Orang Rimba of Sumatra. Berghahn Books. 294 pp. Hb.: $95.00. ISBN: 9781785331596

Elliott, Denielle; Culhane, Dara (eds.). 2016. A Different Kind of Ethnography: Imaginative Practices and Creative Methodologies. University of Toronto Press. 160 pp. Ppb.: $27.95. ISBN: 9781442636613

Falola, Toyin; Akinyemi, Akintunde (eds.). 2016. Encyclopedia of the Yoruba. Indiana University Press. 374 pp. $50.00. ISBN: 9780253021441

Fillieule, Olivier; Accornero, Guya (eds.). 2016. Social Movement Studies in Europe: The State of the Art. Berghahn Books. 526 pp. Hb.:$120.00. ISBN: 9781785330971

Fumanti, Mattia. 2016. The Politics of Distinction: African Elites from Colonialism to Liberation in a Namibian Frontier Town. Sean Kingston Publishing. 322 pp. Hb.: $115.00. ISBN-13: 9781907774461

Gallinat, Anselma. 2016. Narratives in the making: Writing the East German past in the democratic present. Berghahn Books. 264 pp. Hb.: $110.00. ISBN: 9781785333026

Gilliam, Laura; Gullov, Eva. 2016. Children of the Welfare State: Civilising Practices in Schools, Childcare and Families. The University of Chicago Press. 272 pp. $35.00. ISBN: 9780745336046

Glassie, Henry. 2016. The Stars of Ballymenone. (New edition, CD included). Indiana University Press. 593 pp. Ppb.: $50.00. ISBN: 9780253022547

Gledhill, John (ed.). 2016. World Anthropologies in Practice: Situated Perspectives, Global Knowledge. Bloomsbury. 264 pp. Hb.: $112.00. ISBN: 9781474252638

Gordon-Lennox, Jeltje. 2017. Crafting Secular Ritual: A Practice Guide. University of British Columbia Press. 176 pp. $24.95. ISBN: 9781785920882

Hage, Ghassan. 2017. Is Racism an Environmental Threat? Polity books. 140 pp. Hb.: $45.00. ISBN: 9780745692265

Hellström, Anders. 2016. Trust Us: Reproducing the Nation and the Scandinavian Nationalist Populist Parties. Berghahn Books. 246 pp. Hb.: $95.00. ISBN: 9781782389279

Hoesterey, James Bourk. 2016. Rebranding Islam: Piety, Prosperity, and a Self-help Guru. Stanford University Press. 296 pp. Ppb.: $21.95. ISBN: 9780804796378

Horvath, Agnes; Thomassen, Bjorn; Wydra, Harald (eds.). 2015. Breaking Boundaries: Varieties of Liminality. Berghahn Books. 264 pp. Hb.: $110.00. ISBN: 9781782387664

Kadir, Nazima. 2016. The autonomous life? Paradoxes of hierarchy and authority in the squatters movement in Amsterdam. Manchester University Press. 232 pp. Hb: $100. ISBN: 9781784994105

Kanth, Rajani 2016. The Post-Human Society: Elemental Contours of the Aesthetic Economy of the United States. DE GRUYTER OPEN. Open Access. ISBN: 9783110455311

Kennes, Erik; Larmer, Miles. 2016. The Katangese Gendarmes and War in Central Africa: Fighting Their Way Home. Indiana University Press. 292 pp. Ppb.: $35.00. ISBN: 9780253021397

Kesselring, Rita. 2016. Bodies of Truth: Law, Memory, and Emancipation in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Stanford University Press. 272 pp. Hb.: $90.00. ISBN: 9780804798488

Laszczkowski, Mateusz. 2016. ‘City of the Future’: Built Space, Modernity and Urban Change in Astana. Berghahn Books. 220 pp. Hb.: $95.00. ISBN: 9781785332562

Leonard, Lori. 2016. Life in the Time of Oil: A Pipeline and Poverty in Chad. Indiana University Press. 168 pp. Ppb.: $25.00. ISBN: 9780253019837

Levin, Morten; Greenwood, Davydd J. 2016. Creating a New Public University and Reviving Democracy: Action Research in Higher Education. Berghahn Books. 230 pp. Hb.: $90.00. ISBN: 9781785333217

Lipset, David; Silverman, Eric K. (eds.). 2016. Mortuary Dialogues: Death Ritual and the Reproduction of Moral Community in Pacific Modernities. Berghahn Books. 262 pp. Hb.: $110.00. ISBN: 9781785331718

Littlewood, Roland; Lynch, Rebecca (eds.). 2016. Cosmos, Gods and Madmen: Frameworks in the Anthropologies of Medicine. Berghahn Books. 220 pp. Hb.: $95.00. ISBN: 9781785331770

Loewe, Ronald. 2016. Of Sacred Lands and Strip Malls: The Battle for Puvungna. Rowman & Littlefield. 258 pp. Hb.: $85.00. ISBN: 9780759121607

Long, John S.; Brown, Jennifer S.H. (eds.). 2016. Together We Survive: Ethnographic Intuitions, Friendships, and Conversations. McGill-Queen’s University Press. 336 pp. Ppb.: £24.99. ISBN: 9780773546110

Maira, Sunaina Marr. 2016. The 9/11 Generation: Youth, Rights, and Solidarity in the War on Terror. NYU Press. 320 pp. Ppb.: $28.00. ISBN: 9781479880515

Mills, Melinda. 2017. The Borders of Race: Patrolling “Multiracial” Identities. Lynne Rienner Publishers. 281 pp. Hb.: $79.95. ISBN: 9781626375826

Myhre, Knut Christian (ed.). 2016. Cutting and Connecting: ‘Afrinesian’ Perspectives on Networks, Relationality, and Exchange. Berghahn Books. 162 pp. Ppb.: $27.95. ISBN: 9781785332630

Naftali, Orna. 2016. Children in China. Polity Press. 192 pp. Ppb.: £15.99. ISBN: 9780745680545

Nail, Thomas. 2016. Theory of the Border. Oxford University Press. 288 pp. Ppb.: £19.99. ISBN: 9780190618650

Ong, Aihwa. 2016. Fungible Life: Experiment in the Asian City of Life. Duke University Press. 312 pp. Ppb.: $25.95. ISBN: 9780822362647

Ostrach, Bayla. 2017. Health Policy in a Time of Crises: Abortion, Austerity, and Access. Routledge. 190 pp. Ppb.: £24.99. ISBN: 9781629583655

Pache Huber, Veronique; De Suremain, Charles-Edouard; Guillermet, Elise (eds.). 2016. Production institutionelle de l’enfance: Declinaisons locales et pratiques d’acteurs. Presses Universitaires de Liege. 200 pp. Ppb.: EUR 25.00. ISBN: 9782875620897

Pierce, Steven. 2016. Moral Economies of Corruption: State Formation and Political Culture in Nigeria. Duke University Press. 304 pp. Ppb.: £18.99. ISBN: 9780822360919

Raulin, Anne; Rogers, Susan Carol (eds.). 2015. Transatlantic Parallaxes: Toward reciprocal anthropology. Berghahn Books. 248 pp. Hb.: $95.00. ISBN: 9781782386636

Rogowski, Ralf; Gawron, Thomas (eds.). 2016. Constitutional Courts in Comparision: the US Supreme Court and the German Federal Constitutional Court. Berghahn Books. 316 pp. Hb.: $150.00. ISBN: 9781785332739

Sa’ar, Amalia. 2016. Economic Citizenship: Neoliberal Paradoxes of Empowerment. Berghahn Books. 260 pp. Hb.: $110.00. ISBN: 9781785331794

Sanabria, Emilia. 2016. Plastic Bodies: Sex Hormones and Menstrual Suppression in Brazil. Duke University Press. 264 pp. Ppb.: $24.95. ISBN: 9780822361619

Sanders, Rita. 2016. Staying at Home: Identities, Memories and Social Networks of Kazakhstani Germans. Berghahn Books. 270 00. Hb.: $110.00. ISBN: 9781785331923

Schmidt, Bettina E. 2016. Spirits and Trance in Brazil: An Anthropology of Religious Experience. Bloomsbury Publishing. 224 pp. Hb.: $95.99. ISBN: 9781474255677

Scoditti, G.M.G. 2017. Kitawa: The Thinking Hand and the Making Mind. Sean Kingston Publishing. 201 pp. Hb.: $135.00. ISBN-13: 9781907774430

Scubla, Lucien. 2016. Giving Life, Giving Death: Psychoanalysis, Anthropology, Philosophy. Michigan State University Press. 420 pp. Ppb.: $29.95. ISBN: 9781611862089

Shah, Nafisa. 2016. Honour and Violence: Gender, Power and Law in Southern Pakistan. Berghahn Books. 302 pp. Ppb.: $29.95. ISBN: 9781785333651

Shoshan, Nitzan. 2016. The management of hate: nation, affect, and the governance of right-wing extremism in Germany. Pb: $32.95 / £24.95, ISBN: 9780691171968.

Spiro, Peter J. 2016. At Home in Two Countries: The Past and Future of Dual Citizenship. NYU Press. 208 pp. Hb.: $40.00. ISBN: 9780814785829

Suter, Mischa. 2016. Rechtstrieb: Schulden und Vollstreckung im liberalen Kapitalismus 1800-1900. Konstanz University Press. 328 pp. Ppb.: EUR 32.90. ISBN: 9783862530779

Svasek, Maruska; Meyer, Birgit (eds.). 2016. Creativity in Transition: Politics and Aesthetics of Cultural Production Across the Globe. Berghahn Books. 366 pp. Ppb: $34.95. ISBN: 9781785331831

Switek, Beata. 2016. Reluctant Intimacies: Japanese Eldercare in Indonesian Hands. Berghahn Books. 242 pp. Hb.: $90.00. ISBN: 9781785332692

Sysling, Fenneke. 2016. Racial Science and Human Diversity in Colonial Indonesia. Singapore: NUS Press. Pb: $42 SGD. 360 pp. ISBN: 9789814722070

Vallejo, Aida; Peirano, Maria Paz (eds.). 2017. Film Festivals and Anthropology. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 363 pp. Hb.: £57.99. ISBN-13: 9781443816830

Whittaker, Elvi. 2016. Solitudes of the Workplace: Women in Universities. McGill-Queen’s University Press. 344 pp. Ppb.: £26.99. ISBN: 9780773546332

Widmer, Alexandra; Lipphardt, Veronika (eds.). 2016. Health and Difference: Rendering Human Variation in Colonial Engagements. Berghahn Books. 250 pp. Hb.: $120.00. ISBN: 9781785332715

Wolf, Sonja. 2017. Mano Dura: The Politics of Gang Control in El Salvador. University of Texas Press. 320 pp. Ppb.: $20.07. ISBN: 9781477311660