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Transborder Media Spaces
July 2017

Transborder Media Spaces

Ayuujk Videomaking between Mexico and the US

Kummels, I.
Emptiness and Fullness
July 2017

Emptiness and Fullness

Ethnographies of Lack and Desire in Contemporary China

Bregnbæk, S. & Bunkenborg, M. (eds)
Managing Ambiguity
July 2017

Managing Ambiguity

How Clientelism, Citizenship, and Power Shape Personhood in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brković, Č.
Travel and Representation
July 2017

Travel and Representation

Lean, G., Staiff, R., & Waterton, E. (eds)
Gender, Violence, Refugees
August 2017

Gender, Violence, Refugees

Buckley-Zistel, S. & Krause, U. (eds)
European Anthropologies
August 2017

European Anthropologies

Barrera-González, A., Heintz, M. & Horolets, A. (eds)
Living Before Dying
August 2017

Living Before Dying

Imagining and Remembering Home

Davies, J.
A Goddess in Motion
August 2017

A Goddess in Motion

Visual Creativity in the Cult of María Lionza

Canals, R.
Images from Paradise
August 2017

Images from Paradise

The Visual Communication of the European Union's Federalist Utopia

Salgó, E.
Fertility, Conjuncture, Difference
September 2017

Fertility, Conjuncture, Difference

Anthropological Approaches to the Heterogeneity of Modern Fertility Declines

Kreager, P. & Bochow, A. (eds)
Contesting Deregulation
September 2017

Contesting Deregulation

Debates, Practices and Developments in the West since the 1970s

Andresen, K. and Müller, S. (eds)
Power in Practice
September 2017

Power in Practice

The Pragmatic Anthropology of Afro-Brazilian Capoeira

González Varela, S.
Laborers and Enslaved Workers
September 2017

Laborers and Enslaved Workers

Experiences in Common in the Making of Rio de Janeiro's Working Class, 1850-1920

Badaró Mattos, M.
Foucault's Orient
October 2017

Foucault's Orient

The Conundrum of Cultural Difference, From Tunisia to Japan

Lazreg, M.
Moral Engines
October 2017

Moral Engines

Exploring the Ethical Drives in Human Life

Mattingly, C., Dyring, R., Louw, M., & Schwarz Wentzer, T. (eds)
Gender in Georgia
October 2017

Gender in Georgia

Feminist Perspectives on Culture, Nation, and History in the South Caucasus

Barkaia, M. & Waterston, A. (eds)
Democratic Eco-Socialism as a Real Utopia
October 2017

Democratic Eco-Socialism as a Real Utopia

Transitioning to an Alternative World System

Baer, H. A.
Mimesis and Pacific Transcultural Encounters
October 2017

Mimesis and Pacific Transcultural Encounters

Making Likenesses in Time, Trade, and Ritual Reconfigurations

Mageo, J. & Hermann, E. (eds)
Growing Up in Transit
October 2017

Growing Up in Transit

The Politics of Belonging at an International School

Tanu, D.
From Eastern Bloc to European Union
October 2017

From Eastern Bloc to European Union

Comparative Processes of Transformation since 1990

Heydemann, G. & Vodička, K. (eds)
Silenced Communities
October 2017

Silenced Communities

Legacies of Militarization and Militarism in a Rural Guatemalan Town

Esparza, M.
Culture Change and Ex-Change
October 2017

Culture Change and Ex-Change

Syncretism and Anti-Syncretism in Bena, Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea

Knapp, R.
The Voice of Prophecy
October 2017

The Voice of Prophecy

And Other Essays

Ardener†, E.
The Anthropology of the Fetus
October 2017

The Anthropology of the Fetus

Biology, Culture, and Society

Han, S., Betsinger, T. K., & Scott, A. B. (eds)
Children of the Camp
October 2017

Children of the Camp

The Lives of Somali Youth Raised in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya

Grayson, C.-L.
Straying from the Straight Path
October 2017

Straying from the Straight Path

How Senses of Failure Invigorate Lived Religion

Beekers, D. & Kloos, D. (eds)
From Clans to Co-ops
November 2017

From Clans to Co-ops

Confiscated Mafia Land in Sicily

Rakopoulos, T.
Stategraphy
November 2017

Stategraphy

Toward a Relational Anthropology of the State

Thelen, T., Vetters, L., & Benda-Beckmann, K. von (eds)
Peaceful Selves
November 2017

Peaceful Selves

Personhood, Nationhood, and the Post-Conflict Moment in Rwanda

Eramian, L.
Vital Diplomacy
November 2017

Vital Diplomacy

The Ritual Everyday on a Dammed River in Amazonia

Nahum-Claudel. C.
Selfhood and Recognition
November 2017

Selfhood and Recognition

Melanesian and Western Accounts of Relationality

Galuschek, A. C.
Difference and Sameness as Modes of Integration
November 2017

Difference and Sameness as Modes of Integration

Anthropological Perspectives on Ethnicity and Religion

Schlee, G. & Horstmann, A. (eds)
Cyprus and its Conflicts
November 2017

Cyprus and its Conflicts

Representations, Materialities, and Cultures

Doudaki, V. & Carpentier, N. (eds)
Archaeologies of Rules and Regulation
December 2017

Archaeologies of Rules and Regulation

Between Text and Practice

Hausmair, B., Jervis, B., Nugent, R., & Williams, E. (eds)
Visitors to the House of Memory
December 2017

Visitors to the House of Memory

Identity and Political Education at the Jewish Museum Berlin

Bishop Kendzia, V.
Island Historical Ecology
December 2017

Island Historical Ecology

Socionatural Landscapes of the Eastern and Southern Caribbean

Siegel, P. (ed)
Affective States
December 2017

Affective States

Entanglements, Suspensions, Suspicions

Laszczkowski, M. & Reeves, M. (eds)
Indigeneity on the Move
December 2017

Indigeneity on the Move

Varying Manifestations of a Contested Concept

Gerharz, E., Uddin, N., & Chakkarath, P. (eds)
Returning Life
December 2017

Returning Life

Language, Life Force and History in Kilimanjaro

Myhre, K. C.
Contrarian Anthropology
December 2017

Contrarian Anthropology

The Unwritten Rules of Academia

Nader, L.
Singing Ideas
December 2017

Singing Ideas

Performance, Politics and Oral Poetry

Ní Shíocháin, T.
Seekers and Things
December 2017

Seekers and Things

Spiritual Movements and Aesthetic Difference in Kinshasa

Lambertz, P.
Staging Citizenship
December 2017

Staging Citizenship

Roma, Performance and Belonging in EU Romania

Szeman, I.
Cutting Cosmos
January 2018

Cutting Cosmos

Masculinity and Spectacular Events among the Bugkalot

Mikkelsen, H. H.
Parallel Lives Revisited
January 2018

Parallel Lives Revisited

Mediterranean Guest Workers and their Families at Work and in the Neighbourhood, 1960-1980

Bock, J. De
The Partial Revolution
January 2018

The Partial Revolution

Labor, Social Movements and the Invisible Hand of Mao in Western Nepal

Hoffmann, M.
Expeditionary Anthropology
January 2018

Expeditionary Anthropology

Teamwork, Travel and the 'Science of Man'

Thomas, M. & Harris, A. (eds)
Messy Europe
February 2018

Messy Europe

Crisis, Race, and Nation-State in a Postcolonial World

Loftsdóttir, K., Smith, A. L., & Hipfl, B. (eds)
After Difference
February 2018

After Difference

Queer Activism in Italy and Anthropological Theory

Heywood, P.
Money at the Margins
February 2018

Money at the Margins

Global Perspectives on Technology, Financial Inclusion and Design

Maurer, B., Musaraj, S., & Small, I. (eds)
Sacred Places, Emerging Spaces
February 2018

Sacred Places, Emerging Spaces

Religious Pluralism in the Post-Soviet Caucasus

Darieva, T., Mühlfried, F., & Tuite, K. (eds)
Soup, Love, and a Helping Hand
February 2018

Soup, Love, and a Helping Hand

Social Relations and Support in Guangzhou, China

Fleischer, F.
PC Worlds
February 2018

PC Worlds

Political Correctness and Rising Elites at the End of Hegemony

Friedman, J.
Moral Anthropology
February 2018

Moral Anthropology

A Critique

Kapferer, B. & Gold, M. (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)
World Heritage Craze in China
March 2018

World Heritage Craze in China

Universal Discourse, National Culture and Local Memory

Yan, H.
The Southeast Asia Connection
March 2018

The Southeast Asia Connection

Trade and Polities in the Eurasian World Economy, 500BC-AD500

Chew, S. C.
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)
Heading for the Scene of the Crash
March 2018

Heading for the Scene of the Crash

The Cultural Analysis of America

Drummond, L.
Back to the Postindustrial Future
March 2018

Back to the Postindustrial Future

An Ethnography of Germany's Fastest-Shrinking City

Ringel, F.
Global Sustainability and Communities of Practice
March 2018

Global Sustainability and Communities of Practice

Maida, C. A. & Beck, S, (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.
Burgundy
April 2018

Burgundy

A Global Anthropology of Place and Taste

Demossier, M.
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.
Experimental Collaborations
April 2018

Experimental Collaborations

Ethnography through Fieldwork Devices

Estalella, A. & Sánchez Criado, T. (eds)
In the Best Interests of the Child
April 2018

In the Best Interests of the Child

Loss and Suffering in Adoption Proceedings

Mass, M.
Oil and Sovereignty
April 2018

Oil and Sovereignty

Petroknowledge and Energy Policy in the United States and Western Europe during the 1970s

Graf, R.
Care across Distance
May 2018

Care across Distance

Ethnographic Explorations of Aging and Migration

Hromadžić, A. & Palmberger, M. (eds)
Intimate Mobilities
May 2018

Intimate Mobilities

Sexual Economies, Marriage and Migration in a Disparate World

Groes, C. & Fernandez, N. T. (eds)
Being-Here
May 2018

Being-Here

Placemaking in a World of Movement

Lems, A.
Barter and Social Regeneration in the Argentinean Andes
May 2018

Barter and Social Regeneration in the Argentinean Andes

Angé, O.
Capturing Quicksilver
May 2018

Capturing Quicksilver

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

Smith, A. A.
Dreams Made Small
May 2018

Dreams Made Small

The Education of Papuan Highlanders in Indonesia

Munro, J.
Archaeogaming
May 2018

Archaeogaming

An Introduction to Archaeology in (and of) Video Games

Reinhard, A.
The Experience of Neoliberal Education
May 2018

The Experience of Neoliberal Education

Urciuoli, B. (ed)
Searching for a Better Life
May 2018

Searching for a Better Life

Growing Up in the Slums of Bangkok

Mahony, S.
Travelling with the Argonauts
June 2018

Travelling with the Argonauts

Informal Networks seen without a Vertical Lens

Irek, M.
Reconceiving Muslim Men
June 2018

Reconceiving Muslim Men

Love and Marriage, Family and Care in Precarious Times

Inhorn, M. C. & Naguib, N. (eds)
Mirrors of Passing
June 2018

Mirrors of Passing

Unlocking the Mysteries of Death, Materiality, and Time

Seebach, S. & Willerslev, R. (eds)
Worldwide Mobilizations
June 2018

Worldwide Mobilizations

Class Struggles and Urban Commoning

Kalb, D. & Mollona, M. (eds)
Who are 'We'?
June 2018

Who are 'We'?

Reimagining Alterity and Affinity in Anthropology

Chua, L. & Mathur, N. (eds)
The Revolt of the Provinces
June 2018

The Revolt of the Provinces

Anti-Gypsyism and Right-Wing Politics in Hungary

Szombati, K.
Frontiers of Civil Society
June 2018

Frontiers of Civil Society

Government and Hegemony in Serbia

Mikuš, M.
Ethnographies of Movement, Sociality and Space
July 2018

Ethnographies of Movement, Sociality and Space

Placemaking in the New Northern Ireland

Komarova, M. & Svašek, M. (eds)
Living Under Austerity
July 2018

Living Under Austerity

Greek Society in Crisis

Doxiadis, E. & Placas, A. (eds)
Global Fluids
July 2018

Global Fluids

The Cultural Politics of Reproductive Waste and Value

Kroløkke, C.
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.
An Australian Indigenous Diaspora
July 2018

An Australian Indigenous Diaspora

Warlpiri Matriarchs and the Refashioning of Tradition

Burke, P.
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