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Back to the Postindustrial Future
March 2018

Back to the Postindustrial Future

An Ethnography of Germany's Fastest-Shrinking City

Ringel, F.
Heading for the Scene of the Crash
March 2018

Heading for the Scene of the Crash

The Cultural Analysis of America

Drummond, L.
Industrial Labor on the Margins of Capitalism
March 2018

Industrial Labor on the Margins of Capitalism

Precarity, Class, and the Neoliberal Subject

Hann, C. & Parry, J. (eds)
Global Sustainability and Communities of Practice
March 2018

Global Sustainability and Communities of Practice

Maida, C. A. & Beck, S, (eds)
Urban Dreams
March 2018

Urban Dreams

Transformations of Family Life in Burkina Faso

Roth†, C.
de Jong, W., Perlik, M., Steuer, N., & Znoj, H. (eds)
Money at the Margins
March 2018

Money at the Margins

Global Perspectives on Technology, Financial Inclusion, and Design

Maurer, B., Musaraj, S., & Small, I. (eds)
World Heritage Craze in China
March 2018

World Heritage Craze in China

Universal Discourse, National Culture, and Local Memory

Yan, H.
Cutting Cosmos
April 2018

Cutting Cosmos

Masculinity and Spectacular Events among the Bugkalot

Mikkelsen, H. H.
Burgundy
April 2018

Burgundy

A Global Anthropology of Place and Taste

Demossier, M.
Experimental Collaborations
April 2018

Experimental Collaborations

Ethnography through Fieldwork Devices

Estalella, A. & Sánchez Criado, T. (eds)
Moral Anthropology
April 2018

Moral Anthropology

A Critique

Kapferer, B. & Gold, M. (eds)
Animism beyond the Soul
April 2018

Animism beyond the Soul

Ontology, Reflexivity, and the Making of Anthropological Knowledge

Swancutt, K. & Mazard, M. (eds)
Waiting for Elijah
April 2018

Waiting for Elijah

Time and Encounter in a Bosnian Landscape

HadžiMuhamedović, S.
Oil and Sovereignty
April 2018

Oil and Sovereignty

Petro-Knowledge and Energy Policy in the United States and Western Europe in the 1970s

Graf, R.
Basic and Applied Research
April 2018

Basic and Applied Research

The Language of Science Policy in the Twentieth Century

Kaldewey, D. & Schauz, D. (eds)
A Creole Nation
April 2018

A Creole Nation

National Integration in Guinea-Bissau

Kohl, C.
Dreams Made Small
May 2018

Dreams Made Small

The Education of Papuan Highlanders in Indonesia

Munro, J.
Searching for a Better Life
May 2018

Searching for a Better Life

Growing Up in the Slums of Bangkok

Mahony, S.
Intimate Mobilities
May 2018

Intimate Mobilities

Sexual Economies, Marriage and Migration in a Disparate World

Groes, C. & Fernandez, N. T. (eds)
The Experience of Neoliberal Education
May 2018

The Experience of Neoliberal Education

Urciuoli, B. (ed)
In the Best Interests of the Child
May 2018

In the Best Interests of the Child

Loss and Suffering in Adoption Proceedings

Mass, M.
Care across Distance
May 2018

Care across Distance

Ethnographic Explorations of Aging and Migration

Hromadžić, A. & Palmberger, M. (eds)
Being-Here
May 2018

Being-Here

Placemaking in a World of Movement

Lems, A.
Capturing Quicksilver
May 2018

Capturing Quicksilver

The Position, Power, and Plasticity of Chinese Medicine in Singapore

Smith, A. A.
Frontiers of Civil Society
June 2018

Frontiers of Civil Society

Government and Hegemony in Serbia

Mikuš, M.
Who are 'We'?
June 2018

Who are 'We'?

Reimagining Alterity and Affinity in Anthropology

Chua, L. & Mathur, N. (eds)
The Global Life of Austerity
June 2018

The Global Life of Austerity

Comparing Beyond Europe

Rakopoulos, T. (ed)
Reconceiving Muslim Men
June 2018

Reconceiving Muslim Men

Love and Marriage, Family and Care in Precarious Times

Inhorn, M. C. & Naguib, N. (eds)
Archaeogaming
June 2018

Archaeogaming

An Introduction to Archaeology in and of Video Games

Reinhard, A.
The Revolt of the Provinces
June 2018

The Revolt of the Provinces

Anti-Gypsyism and Right-Wing Politics in Hungary

Szombati, K.
Travelling with the Argonauts
June 2018

Travelling with the Argonauts

Informal Networks Seen without a Vertical Lens

Irek, M.
Worldwide Mobilizations
June 2018

Worldwide Mobilizations

Class Struggles and Urban Commoning

Kalb, D. & Mollona, M. (eds)
Living Under Austerity
July 2018

Living Under Austerity

Greek Society in Crisis

Doxiadis, E. & Placas, A. (eds)
Ethnographies of Movement, Sociality and Space
July 2018

Ethnographies of Movement, Sociality and Space

Place-Making in the New Northern Ireland

Komarova, M. & Svašek, M. (eds)
Sense and Essence
July 2018

Sense and Essence

Heritage and the Cultural Production of the Real

Meyer, B. & van de Port, M. (eds)
Momentous Mobilities
July 2018

Momentous Mobilities

Anthropological Musings on the Meanings of Travel

Salazar, N. B.
Pilgrimage and Political Economy
July 2018

Pilgrimage and Political Economy

Translating the Sacred

Coleman, S. & Eade, J. (eds)
An Australian Indigenous Diaspora
July 2018

An Australian Indigenous Diaspora

Warlpiri Matriarchs and the Refashioning of Tradition

Burke, P.
All or None
August 2018

All or None

Cooperation and Sustainability in Italy's Red Belt

Sánchez Hall, A.
Hierarchy and Value
August 2018

Hierarchy and Value

Comparative Perspectives on Moral Order

Hickel, J. & Haynes, N. (eds)
Nation Branding in Modern History
August 2018

Nation Branding in Modern History

Viktorin, C., Gienow-Hecht, J. C. E., Estner, A., & Will, M. K. (eds)
Being a Sperm Donor
August 2018

Being a Sperm Donor

Masculinity, Sexuality, and Biosociality in Denmark

Mohr, S.
Refugee Resettlement
August 2018

Refugee Resettlement

Power, Politics, and Humanitarian Governance

Garnier, A., Jubilut, L. L., & Sandvik, K. B.
Healthcare in Motion
August 2018

Healthcare in Motion

Immobilities in Health Service Delivery and Access

Vindrola-Padros, C., Johnson G. A., & Pfister, A. E. (eds)
The Rite of Urban Passage
August 2018

The Rite of Urban Passage

The Spatial Ritualization of Iranian Urban Transformation

Masoudi, R.
Global Fluids
August 2018

Global Fluids

The Cultural Politics of Reproductive Waste and Value

Kroløkke, C.
Mirrors of Passing
August 2018

Mirrors of Passing

Unlocking the Mysteries of Death, Materiality, and Time

Seebach, S. & Willerslev, R. (eds)
Roma Activism
August 2018

Roma Activism

Reimagining Power and Knowledge

Beck, S. & Ivasiuc, A. (eds)
The Wheel of Autonomy
August 2018

The Wheel of Autonomy

Rhetoric and Ethnicity in the Omo Valley

Girke, F.
Lullabies and Battle Cries
August 2018

Lullabies and Battle Cries

Music, Identity and Emotion among Republican Parading Bands in Northern Ireland

Rollins, J.
Barter and Social Regeneration in the Argentinean Andes
September 2018

Barter and Social Regeneration in the Argentinean Andes

Angé, O.
PC Worlds
September 2018

PC Worlds

Political Correctness and Rising Elites at the End of Hegemony

Friedman, J.
Medicinal Rule
September 2018

Medicinal Rule

A Historical Anthropology of Kingship in East and Central Africa

Stroeken, K.
Travelling Towards Home
September 2018

Travelling Towards Home

Mobilities and Homemaking

Frost, N. & Selwyn, T. (eds)
Elite Malay Polygamy
September 2018

Elite Malay Polygamy

Wives, Wealth and Woes in Malaysia

Zeitzen, M. K.
Edges, Fringes, Frontiers
September 2018

Edges, Fringes, Frontiers

Integral Ecology, Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainability in Guyana

Henfrey, T. B.
Cash Transfers in Context
September 2018

Cash Transfers in Context

An Anthropological Perspective

Olivier de Sardan, J.-P. & Piccoli, E. (eds)
Economy, Crime and Wrong in a Neoliberal Era
October 2018

Economy, Crime and Wrong in a Neoliberal Era

Carrier, J. G. (ed)
The Global Age-Friendly Community Movement
October 2018

The Global Age-Friendly Community Movement

A Critical Appraisal

Staffored, P. B. (ed)
The Politics of Authenticity
October 2018

The Politics of Authenticity

Countercultures and Radical Movements across the Iron Curtain, 1968-1989

Häberlen, J. C., Keck-Szajbel, M., & Mahoney, K. (eds)
Indeterminacy
October 2018

Indeterminacy

Waste, Value, and the Imagination

Alexander, C. & Sanchez, A. (eds)
Social DNA
October 2018

Social DNA

Rethinking Our Evolutionary Past

Martin, M. K.
Competing Power
October 2018

Competing Power

Landscapes of Migration, Violence and the State

Halstead, N.
Pacific Realities
November 2018

Pacific Realities

Changing Perspectives on Resilience and Resistance

Dousset, L. & Nayral, M. (eds)
The CSCE and the End of the Cold War
November 2018

The CSCE and the End of the Cold War

Diplomacy, Societies and Human Rights, 1972-1990

Badalassi, N. & Snyder, S. B. (eds)
Artifak
November 2018

Artifak

Cultural Revival, Tourism, and the Recrafting of History in Vanuatu

DeBlock, H.
Democracy Struggles
November 2018

Democracy Struggles

NGOs and the Politics of Aid in Serbia

Vetta, T.
Non-Humans in Amerindian South America
November 2018

Non-Humans in Amerindian South America

Ethnographies of Indigenous Cosmologies, Rituals and Songs

Rivera Andía, J. J. (ed)
From Storeroom to Stage
December 2018

From Storeroom to Stage

Romanian Attire and the Politics of Folklore

Urdea, A.
Conceptualizing the World
December 2018

Conceptualizing the World

An Exploration across Disciplines

Jordheim, H. & Sandmo, E. (eds)
Of Life and Health
December 2018

Of Life and Health

The Language of Art and Religion in an African Medical System

Tengan, A. B.
Law, History, and Justice
December 2018

Law, History, and Justice

Debating German State Crimes in the Long Twentieth Century

Weinke, A.
Contemplating Historical Consciousness
December 2018

Contemplating Historical Consciousness

Notes from the Field

Clark, A. & Peck, C. L. (eds)
Transforming Study Abroad
December 2018

Transforming Study Abroad

A Handbook

Doerr, N. M.
Europeanization in Sweden
December 2018

Europeanization in Sweden

Opportunities and Challenges for Civil Society Organizations

Meeuwisse, A. & Scaramuzzino, R. (eds)
Refugees Welcome?
January 2019

Refugees Welcome?

Difference and Diversity in a Changing Germany

Bock, J.-J. & Macdonald, S. (eds)
Monetising the Dividual Self
January 2019

Monetising the Dividual Self

The Emergence of the Lifestyle Blog and Microcelebrity in Malaysia

Hopkins, J.
From Extinct Monsters to Deep Time
January 2019

From Extinct Monsters to Deep Time

Conflict, Compromise, and the Making of Smithsonian's Fossil Halls

Marsh, D. E.
The Changing Meanings of the Welfare State
January 2019

The Changing Meanings of the Welfare State

Histories of a Key Concept in the Nordic Countries

Edling, N. (ed)
Management by Seclusion
January 2019

Management by Seclusion

A Critique of World Bank Promises to End Global Poverty

Cochrane, G.
Being Bedouin Around Petra
January 2019

Being Bedouin Around Petra

Life at a World Heritage Site in the Twenty-First Century

Bille, M.
Fate Calculation Experts
February 2019

Fate Calculation Experts

Diviners Seeking Legitimation in Contemporary China

Li, G.
At Home on the Waves
February 2019

At Home on the Waves

Human Habitation of the Sea from the Mesolithic to Today

King, T. J. & Robinson, G. (eds)
Going to Pentecost
February 2019

Going to Pentecost

An Experimental Approach to Studies in Pentecostalism

Eriksen, A. Blanes, R. L., MacCarthy, M.
Party Responses to Social Movements
February 2019

Party Responses to Social Movements

Challenges and Opportunities

Piccio, D.
Rampart Nations
February 2019

Rampart Nations

Bulwark Myths of East European Multiconfessional Societies in the Age of Nationalism

Berezhnaya, L. & Hein-Kircher, H. (eds)
Categories in Context
March 2019

Categories in Context

Gender and Work in France and Germany, 1900–Present

Berrebi-Hoffmann, I., Giraud, O., Renard, L., & Wobbe, T. (eds)
Rethinking Civil-Military Relations
March 2019

Rethinking Civil-Military Relations

Anthropological Perspectives

Sørensen, B. R. & Ben-Ari, E. (eds)
Beyond the Border
March 2019

Beyond the Border

Young Minority Identities in the Danish-German Borderlands, 1955-1971

Wung-Sung, T. H.
Negotiating the Secular and the Religious in the German Empire
March 2019

Negotiating the Secular and the Religious in the German Empire

Transnational Approaches

Habermas, R. (ed)
Muted Memories
March 2019

Muted Memories

Heritage-Making, Bagamoyo, and the East African Caravan Trade

Lindström, J.
Rethinking and Unthinking Development
March 2019

Rethinking and Unthinking Development

Perspectives on Inequality and Poverty in South Africa and Zimbabwe

Mpofu, B. & Ndlovu-Gatsheni, S. (eds)
Raccomandazione
March 2019

Raccomandazione

Clientelism and Connections in Italy

Zinn, D. L.
Playing the Marginality Game
March 2019

Playing the Marginality Game

Identity Politics in West Africa

Schroven, A.
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