Review copies Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale

August, 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.


Alvarez, Sonia E.; Rubin, Jeffrey W.; Thayer, Millie; Baiocchi, Gianpaolo; Lao-Montes, Agustin. (eds.). 2017. Beyond Civil Society: Activism, Participation, and Protest in Lating America. Duke University Press. 408 pp. Ppb.: $28.95. ISBN: 9780822363255

Beck, Erin. 2017. How Development Projects persist: Everyday Negotiations with Guatemalan NGOs. Duke University Press. 280 pp. Ppb.: $25.95. ISBN: 9780822363781

Beck, Kurt; Klaeger, Gabriel; Stasik, Michael. 2017. The Making of the African Road. BRILL. 278 pp. Ppb.: € 67.00. ISBN: 9789004336742

Bonshek, Elizabeth. 2017. Tikopia Collected: Raymond Firth and the Creation of Solomon Islands Cultural Heritage. Sean Kingston Publishing. 228 pp. Hb.: $90.00. ISBN: 9781907774393

Brownell, Susan; Besnier, Niko; Carter, Thomas F. 2017. The Anthropology of Sport: Bodies, Borders, Biopolitics. University of California Press. 336 pp. Ppb.: $29.95. ISBN: 9780520289017

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

Casselberry, Judith. 2017. The Labor of Faith: Gender and Power in Black Apostolic Pentecostalism. Duke University Press. 232 pp. Ppb.: $24.95. ISBN: 9780822369035

Chrysagis, Evangelos; Karampampas, Panas. (eds.). 2017. Collaborative Intimacies in Music and Dance: Anthropologies of Sound and Movement. Berghahn Books. 282 pp. Hb.: $120.00. ISBN: 9781785334535

Chrzan, Janet; Brett, John. (eds.). 2017. Food Culture: Anthropology, Linguistics, and Food Studies. Berghahn Books. 275 pp. Hb.: $130.00. ISBN: 9781785332890

Chrzan, Janet; Brett, John. (eds.). 2017. Food Health: Nutrition, Technology and Public Health. Berghahn Books. 241 pp. Hb.: $130.00. ISBN: 9781785332913

Cohen, Anouk. 2016. Fabriquer le livre au Maroc. Editions Karthala. 416 pp. Ppb.: € 32.00. ISBN: 9782811115876

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

Dalakoglou, Dimitris. 2017. The Road: An ethnography of (im)mobility, space, and cross-border infrastructures in the Balkans. Manchester University Press. 224 pp. Ppb.: £19.99. ISBN: 9781526109347

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

Doerr, Neriko Musha; Taieb, Hannah Davis (eds.). 2017. The Romance of Crossing Borders: Studying and Volunteering Abroad. Berghahn Books. 302 pp. Hb.: $90.00. ISBN: 9781785333583

Donnan, Hastings; Hurd, Madeleine; Leutloff-Grandits, Carolin (eds.). 2017. Migrating Borders and Moving Times: Temporality and the Crossing of Borders in Europe. Manchester University Press. 200 pp. Hb.: £75.00. ISBN: 9781526115386

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

Elliot, Alice; Norum, Roger; Salazar, Noel B. 2017. Methodologies of Mobility: Ethnography and Experiment. Berghahn Books. 216 pp. Hb.: $95.00. ISBN: 9781785334801

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

Fassin, Didier (ed.). 2017. If Truth Be Told: The Politics of Public Ethnography. Duke University Press. 368 pp. Ppb.: $ 27.95. ISBN: 9780822369776

Frömming, Urte Undine; Köhn, Steffen; Fox, Samantha; Terry, Mike (eds.). 2017. Digital Environments: Ethnographic Perspectives Across Global Online and Offline Spaces. Transcript-Verlag. 260 pp. Ppb.: $45.00. ISBN: 9783837634976

Gaibazzi, Paolo; Bellagamba, Alice; Dünnwald, Stephan (eds.). 2017. EurAfrican Borders and Migration Management: Political Cultures, Contested Spaces, and Ordinary Lives. Palgrave Macmillan. 302 pp. Hb.: $159.00. ISBN: 9781349949717

Gibson, Ian. 2017. Suffering and Hope: Christianity and Ethics among the Newars of Bhaktapur. Ekta Publishing House. 279 pp. Ppb.: Rs. 495.00. ISBN: 9789937105231

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

Gordon-Lennox, Jeltje (ed.). 2017. Emerging Ritual in Secular Societies: A Transdisciplinary Conversation. Jessica Kingsley Publisher. 264 pp. Ppb.: £24.99. ISBN: 9781785920837

Güzey, Demet. 2017. Food on Foot: A History of Eating on Trails and in the Wild. Rowman & Littlefield. 202 pp. Hb.: $37.32. ISBN: 9781442255067

Hage, Ghassan. 2017. Is Racism an Environmental Threat? Polity. 140 pp. Ppb.: £9.99. ISBN: 9780745692272

Hill, Catherine M.; Webber, Amanda D.; Priston, Nancy E.C. (eds.). 2017. Understanding Conflicts about Wildlife: A Biosocial Approach. Berghahn Books. 228 pp. Hb.: $120.00. ISBN: 9781785334627

Hodgson, Dorothy; Byfield, Judith (eds.). 2017. Global Africa Into the Twenty-First Century. University of California Press. 416 pp. Ppb.: $34.95. ISBN: 9780520287365

Howard, Penny McCall. 2017. Environment, Labour and Capitalism at Sea: Working the Ground’ in Scotland. Manchester University Press. 248 pp. Hb.: £75.00. ISBN: 9781784994143

Jarrín, Alvaro. 2017. The Biopolitics of Beauty: Cosmetic Citizenship and Affective Capital in Brazil. University of California Press. 272 pp. Hb.: $85.00. ISBN: 9780520293878

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

Lebner, Ashley (ed.). 2017. Rediscribing Relations: Strathernian Conversations on Ethnography, Knowledge and Politics. Berghahn Books. 262 pp. Ppb.: $29.95. ISBN: 9781785334573

Lakoff, Andrew. 2017. Unprepared Global Health in a Time of Emergency. University of California Press. 240 pp. Ppb.: $29.95. ISBN: 9780520295766

Larsen, Lotta Björklund. 2017. Shaping Taxpayers: Values in Action at the Swedish Tax Agency. Berghahn Books. 218 pp. Hb.: $120.00. ISBN: 9781785334108

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

MacClancy, Jeremy. 2017. Anthropology and Public Service: The UK Experience. Berghahn Books. 202 pp. Hb.: $95.00. ISBN: 9781785334023

Merolla, Daniella; Turin, Mark (eds.). 2017. Searching for Sharing: Heritage and Multimedia in Africa. Open Book Publishers (open access e-copy) 160 pp. Hb. : £26.95. ISBN-13: 9781783743193

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

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

Obendiek, Helena. 2017. “Changing Fate”: Education, Poverty and Family Support in Contemporary Chinese Society. Lit Verlag. 256 pp. Ppb.: € 34.90. ISBN: 9783643908513

Ocejo, Richard E. 2017. Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy. Princeton University Press. 368 pp. Hb.: $29.95. ISBN: 9780691165493

O’Neill, Bruce. 2017. The Space of Boredom: Homelessness in the Slowing Global Order. Duke University Press. 280 pp. Ppb.: $19.70. ISBN: 9780822363286

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

Pandian, Anand; McLean, Stuart. (eds.). 2017. Crumpled Paper Boat: Experiments in Ethnographic Writing. Duke University Press. 264 pp. Ppb.: $25.95. ISBN: 9780822363408

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

Piette, Albert. 2017. Le volume humain: Esquisse d’une science de l’homme. Le Bord de L’eau. 326 pp. Ppb.: € 22.00. ISBN: 9782356875075.

Pink, Sarah; Fors, Vaike; O’Dell, Tom. (eds.). 2017. Theoretical Scholarship and Applied Practice. Berghahn Books. 254 pp. Hb.: $120.00. ISBN: 9781785334160

Pountney, Laura; Maric, Tomislav. 2015. Introducing Anthropology: What makes us human? Polity Press. 342 pp. £24.99. ISBN: 9780745699783

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

Reyna, Stephen P. 2017. Starry Nights: Critical Structural Realism in Anthropology. Berghahn Books. 220 pp. Ppb.: $29.95. ISBN: 9781785332449

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

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

Shaffner, Justin; Wardle, Huon. (eds.). 2017. Cosmopolitics: The Collected Papers of the Open Anthropology Cooperative, Volume I. Open Anthropology Cooperative Press. 366 pp. Ppb.: $15.00. ISBN: 9781541348219

Sikor, Thomas; Dorondel, Stefan; Stahl, Johannes; To, Phuc Xuan (eds.). 2017. When Things Become Property: Land Reform, Authority, and Value in Postsocialist Europe and Asia. Berghahn Books. 250 pp. Ppb.: $34.95. ISBN: 9781785335587

Stodulka, Thomas. 2017. Coming of Age on the Streets of Java: Coping with Marginality, Stigma and Illness. Transcripts-Verlag. 272 pp. Ppb.: $45.00. ISBN: 9783837636086

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

Turner, Bertram; Schlee, Günther. (eds.). 2017. On Retaliation: Towards an Interdisciplinary Understanding of a Basic Human Condition. Berghahn Books. 322 pp. Hb.: $130.00. ISBN: 9781785334184

Turner, Sarah; Bonnin, Christine; Michaud, Jean. 2017. Frontier Livelihoods: Hmong in the Sino-Vietnamese Borderlands. University of Washington Press. 234 pp. Ppb. $30.00. ISBN: 9780295741734

Ullrich, Helen E. 2017. The Women of Totagadde: Broken Silence. Palgrave Macmillan. 252 pp. Hb.: $99.99. ISBN: 9781137599681

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

Wade, Peter. 2017. Degrees of Mixture, Degrees of Freedom: Genomics, Multiculturalism, and Race in Latin America. Duke University Press. 344 pp. Ppb.: $27.95. ISBN: 9780822363736

Wasser, Nicolas. 2017. The Promise of Diversity: How Brazilian Brand Capitalism Affects Precarious Identities and Work. Transcript-Verlag. 298 pp. Ppb.: $45.00. ISBN-13: 9783837637540

Weston, Kath. 2017. Animate Planet: Making Visceral Sense of Living in a High-Tech Ecologically Damaged World. Duke University Press. 264 pp. Ppb.: $24.95. ISBN: 9780822362326

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