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Covid, police brutality and race

FocaalBlog:

Ida Susser

Covid, police brutality and race: are ongoing French mobilizations breaking through the class boundaries?

On May 31, 2020, the US exploded in protest to address the super-exploitation of racism, which has uniquely scarred its history. This was followed by international demonstrations, including massive demonstrations in Paris against police brutality, a common theme of the Gilets Jaunes, a protest starting in November 2018 that I was studying.

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Berghahn Journals

Open Anthropology

A subscribe-to-open (S2O) Open Access model piloted by Berghahn in partnership with Libraria and Knowledge Unlatched for 2020! The aim is to convert 13 Berghahn Anthropology journals to full Open Access on an on-going and sustainable basis.

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Book Preview

Making Scenes: Global Perspectives on Scenes in Rock Art

Did scenes in rock art create new ways of seeing the world? In commemoration of #OldRockDay on 7 January, we are delighted to provide a book preview (along with striking images) of Iain Davidson and April Nowell’s forthcoming title, MAKING SCENES: Global Perspectives on Scenes in Rock Art, available February 2021.

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Digital Archaeology

An Enchantment of Digital Archaeology

Enhanced Appendices

The Appendices to Shawn Graham’s An Enchantment of Digital Archaeology fashion a uniquely accessible teaching guide that not only envisions NetLogo as a digital archaeological tool, but also introduces the basics of creating a digitally networked environment packaged in a simple archaeological agent-based model.

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Featured Series

Studies in Public and Applied Anthropology

Volume 12

Invisible Faces and Hidden Stories

Narratives of Vulnerable Populations and Their Caregivers

Edited by Cecilia Sem Obeng and Samuel Gyasi Obeng

Dealing with narratives of vulnerable populations, this book looks at how they deal with dimensions of their social life, especially in regard to health. It reflects the socio-political ecologies like public hostility and stereotyping, neglect of their unique health needs, their courage to overcome adversity, and the love of family and healthcare providers in mitigating their problems.

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Photo Gallery

A U-Turn to the Future

Sustainable Urban Mobility since 1850

Edited by Martin Emanuel, Frank Schipper, and Ruth Oldenziel

From local bike-sharing initiatives to overhauls of transport infrastructure, mobility is one of the most important areas in which modern cities are trying to realize a more sustainable future. Yet even as politicians and planners look ahead, there remain critical insights to be gleaned from the history of urban mobility and the unsustainable practices that still impact our everyday lives. United by their pursuit of a “usable past,” the studies in this interdisciplinary collection consider the ecological, social, and economic aspects of urban mobility, showing how historical inquiry can make both conceptual and practical contributions to the projects of sustainability and urban renewal.

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Podcast

Salon B

Episode 3

Intimacy

As many of us find ourselves reinterpreting the idea of intimacy in the face of pandemic isolation, we are delighted to invite you into our salon for a while as we gather with academics and colleagues from the press.

On this episode, we are featuring Selcen Küçüküstel author of the forthcoming title EMBRACING LANDSCAPE: Living with Reindeer and Hunting among Spirits in South Siberia, as well as Andrew Dawson and Simone Dennis, editors of this year’s special volume of the journal Anthropology in Action focusing on “Covid-19 and the Transformation of Intimacy.” And, in a special segment, a few of our colleagues share beloved holiday recipes and memories of family, friends, and food.

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Companion Site

Recollectus: A Network of Collections and Recollections

CALL FOR PAPERS: (DE)COMMEMORATION

The toppling of the statue of slave-trader Edward Colston in Bristol, England, by activists on June 7 has spotlighted the ubiquitous presence of memorials that glorify colonial and racist legacies. In the wake of protests in 2020 against police violence and racism, calls to dismantle memorials have reverberated around the globe.

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New Paperbacks

Shamanism
December 2020

Shamanism

Traditional and Contemporary Approaches to the Mastery of Spirits and Healing

Jakobsen†, M.
I Dreamed the Animals
October 2021

I Dreamed the Animals

Kaniuekutat: The Life of an Innu Hunter

Henriksen†, G.
Who Abolished Slavery?
January 2021

Who Abolished Slavery?

Slave Revolts and Abolitionism
A Debate with João Pedro Marques

Drescher, S. & Emmer, P. (eds)
Devil's Captain, The
January 2021

The Devil's Captain

Ernst Jünger in Nazi Paris, 1941-1944

Mitchell†, A.
French Film in Britain
February 2021

French Film in Britain

Sex, Art and Cinephilia

Mazdon, L. & Wheatley, C.
Militant Lactivism?
July 2021

Militant Lactivism?

Attachment Parenting and Intensive Motherhood in the UK and France

Faircloth, C.
Science, SETI, and Mathematics
May 2021

Science, Seti, and Mathematics

DeVito, C. L.
Negotiating Identity in Scandinavia
June 2021

Negotiating Identity in Scandinavia

Women, Migration, and the Diaspora

Akman, H. (ed)
Urban Violence in the Middle East
December 2020

Urban Violence in the Middle East

Changing Cityscapes in the Transition from Empire to Nation State

Freitag, U., Fuccaro, N., Ghrawi, C., & Lafi, N., (eds)
Respectable Career of Fritz K., The
December 2020

The Respectable Career of Fritz K.

The Making and Remaking of a Provincial Nazi Leader

Berghoff, H. & Rauh, C.
In the Absence of the Gift
September 2020

In the Absence of the Gift

New Forms of Value and Personhood in a Papua New Guinea Community

Rasmussen, A. E.
Indigenous Medicine among the Bedouin in the Middle East
September 2020

Indigenous Medicine Among the Bedouin in the Middle East

Abu-Rabia, A.
Culture, Catastrophe, and Rhetoric
October 2020

Culture, Catastrophe, and Rhetoric

The Texture of Political Action

Hariman, R. & Cintron, R. (eds)
In Search of Legitimacy
August 2021

In Search of Legitimacy

How Outsiders Become Part of the Afro-Brazilian Capoeira Tradition

Griffith, L. M.
Disrupted Landscapes
April 2021

Disrupted Landscapes

State, Peasants and the Politics of Land in Postsocialist Romania

Dorondel, S.
Revolution before the Revolution, The
April 2021

The Revolution before the Revolution

Late Authoritarianism and Student Protest in Portugal

Accornero, G.
Tropics of Vienna
August 2021

Tropics of Vienna

Colonial Utopias of the Habsburg Empire

Bach, U. E.
Total Work of Art, The
August 2021

The Total Work of Art

Foundations, Articulations, Inspirations

Imhoof, D., Menninger, M. E., & Steinhoff, A. J. (eds)
Staying at Home
October 2021

Staying at Home

Identities, Memories and Social Networks of Kazakhstani Germans

Sanders, R.
Reluctant Intimacies
March 2021

Reluctant Intimacies

Japanese Eldercare in Indonesian Hands

Świtek, B.
Narratives in the Making
June 2021

Narratives in the Making

Writing the East German Past in the Democratic Present

Gallinat, A.
Breaking Rocks
September 2020

Breaking Rocks

Music, Ideology and Economic Collapse, from Paris to Kinshasa

Trapido, J.
Romance of Crossing Borders, The
October 2020

The Romance of Crossing Borders

Studying and Volunteering Abroad

Doerr, N. M. & Davis Taïeb, H. (eds)
Metaphors of Spain
May 2021

Metaphors of Spain

Representations of Spanish National Identity in the Twentieth Century

Moreno-Luzón, J. & Núñez Seixas, X. M. (eds)
Greek Exodus from Egypt, The
November 2020

The Greek Exodus from Egypt

Diaspora Politics and Emigration, 1937-1962

Dalachanis, A.
Collaborative Intimacies in Music and Dance
August 2020

Collaborative Intimacies in Music and Dance

Anthropologies of Sound and Movement

Chrysagis, E. & Karampampas, P. (eds)
Mirror of the Medieval, The
September 2020

The Mirror of the Medieval

An Anthropology of the Western Historical Imagination

Fazioli, K. P.
Wolf Conflicts
June 2021

Wolf Conflicts

A Sociological Study

Skogen, K., Krange, O., & Figari, H.
Organic Cinema
March 2021

Organic Cinema

Film, Architecture, and the Work of Béla Tarr

Botz-Bornstein, T.
Myth of Self-Reliance, The
October 2020

The Myth of Self-Reliance

Economic Lives Inside a Liberian Refugee Camp

Omata, N.
Managing Ambiguity
September 2020

Managing Ambiguity

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

Brković, Č.
Transborder Media Spaces
February 2021

Transborder Media Spaces

Ayuujk Videomaking between Mexico and the US

Kummels, I.
Children of the Camp
July 2021

Children of the Camp

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

Grayson, C.-L.
Growing Up in Transit
December 2020

Growing Up in Transit

The Politics of Belonging at an International School

Tanu, D.
Singing Ideas
July 2021

Singing Ideas

Performance, Politics and Oral Poetry

Ní Shíocháin, T.
Visitors to the House of Memory
December 2020

Visitors to the House of Memory

Identity and Political Education at the Jewish Museum Berlin

Bishop Kendzia, V.
Indigeneity on the Move
October 2020

Indigeneity on the Move

Varying Manifestations of a Contested Concept

Gerharz, E., Uddin, N., & Chakkarath, P. (eds)
Expeditionary Anthropology
September 2021

Expeditionary Anthropology

Teamwork, Travel and the ''Science of Man''

Thomas, M. & Harris, A. (eds)
Communist Parties Revisited
November 2020

Communist Parties Revisited

Sociocultural Approaches to Party Rule in the Soviet Bloc, 1956-1991

Bergien, R. & Gieseke, J. (eds)
Wars of Yesterday, The
December 2020

The Wars of Yesterday

The Balkan Wars and the Emergence of Modern Military Conflict, 1912-13

Boeckh, K. & Rutar, S. (eds)
Experimental Collaborations
September 2021

Experimental Collaborations

Ethnography through Fieldwork Devices

Estalella, A. & Sánchez Criado, T. (eds)
Intimate Mobilities
August 2020

Intimate Mobilities

Sexual Economies, Marriage and Migration in a Disparate World

Groes, C. & Fernandez, N. T. (eds)
Momentous Mobilities
August 2020

Momentous Mobilities

Anthropological Musings on the Meanings of Travel

Salazar, N. B.
Living Under Austerity
August 2020

Living Under Austerity

Greek Society in Crisis

Doxiadis, E. & Placas, A. (eds)
Being a Sperm Donor
August 2020

Being a Sperm Donor

Masculinity, Sexuality, and Biosociality in Denmark

Mohr, S.
Roma Activism
October 2020

Roma Activism

Reimagining Power and Knowledge

Beck, S. & Ivasiuc, A. (eds)
Nation Branding in Modern History
November 2020

Nation Branding in Modern History

Viktorin, C., Gienow-Hecht, J. C. E., Estner, A., & Will, M. K. (eds)
What is Work?
November 2020

What is Work?

Gender at the Crossroads of Home, Family, and Business from the Early Modern Era to the Present

Sarti, R., Bellavitis, A., & Martini, M. (eds)
Global Age-Friendly Community Movement, The
August 2020

The Global Age-Friendly Community Movement

A Critical Appraisal

Staffored, P. B. (ed)
Social DNA
October 2020

Social DNA

Rethinking Our Evolutionary Past

Martin, M. K.
Politics of Authenticity, The
November 2020

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 2020

Indeterminacy

Waste, Value, and the Imagination

Alexander, C. & Sanchez, A. (eds)
Probing the Limits of Categorization
December 2020

Probing the Limits of Categorization

The Bystander in Holocaust History

Morina, C. & Thijs, K. (eds)
From Weimar to Hitler
December 2020

From Weimar to Hitler

Studies in the Dissolution of the Weimar Republic and the Establishment of the Third Reich, 1932-1934

Beck, H. & Jones, L. E. (eds)
Transforming Study Abroad
September 2020

Transforming Study Abroad

A Handbook

Doerr, N. M.
Contemplating Historical Consciousness
November 2020

Contemplating Historical Consciousness

Notes from the Field

Clark, A. & Peck, C. L. (eds)
Magical House Protection
January 2021

Magical House Protection

The Archaeology of Counter-Witchcraft

Hoggard, B.
Search After Method
September 2020

Search After Method

Sensing, Moving, and Imagining in Anthropological Fieldwork

Laplante, J., Gandsman, A., & Scobie, W. (eds)
Shakespeare & Biography
September 2020

Shakespeare and Biography

Scheil, K. & Holderness, G. (eds)
Long Journey, The
November 2020

The Long Journey

Exploring Travel and Travel Writing

Di Bella, M. P. & Yothers, B. (eds)
Sounds German
November 2020

Sounds German

Popular Music in Postwar Germany at the Crossroads of the National and Transnational

Fulk, K. A. (ed)
Spanish Comics
November 2020

Spanish Comics

Historical and Cultural Perspectives

Magnussen, A. (ed)
Engaging with Chaucer
November 2020

Engaging with Chaucer

Practice, Authority, Reading

Moseley, C.W.R.D. (ed)
Histories of a Radical Book
November 2020

Histories of a Radical Book

E. P. Thompson and The Making of the English Working Class

Burton, A. & Fortado, S. (eds)
Cinemas of Boyhood
January 2021

Cinemas of Boyhood

Masculinity, Sexuality, Nationality

Shary, T. (eds)
Unlocking the Love-Lock
January 2021

Unlocking the Love-Lock

The History and Heritage of a Contemporary Custom

Houlbrook, C.
Paradoxical Republic, The
February 2021

The Paradoxical Republic

Austria 1945–2020

Rathkolb, O.
On the Death of Jews
March 2021

On the Death of Jews

Photographs and History

Fresco, N.
Jewish Self-Hate
March 2021

Jewish Self-Hate

Lessing, T.
All Tomorrow's Cultures
March 2021

All Tomorrow's Cultures

Anthropological Engagements with the Future

Collins, S. G.
Deconstructing Dolls
March 2021

Deconstructing Dolls

Girlhoods and the Meanings of Play

Forman-Brunell, M. (ed)
Matsutake Worlds
April 2021

Matsutake Worlds

Faier, L. & Hathaway, M. J. (eds)
When They Came for Me
May 2021

When They Came for Me

The Hidden Diary of an Apartheid Prisoner

Schlapobersky, J. R.
Hope and Insufficiency
May 2021

Hope and Insufficiency

Capacity Building in Ethnographic Comparison

Douglas-Jones, R. & Shaffner, J. (eds)
Age of Capitalism and Bureaucracy
May 2021

The Age of Capitalism and Bureaucracy

Perspectives on the Political Sociology of Max Weber

Mommsen†, W. J.
Emotions, Ethics, and Cinematic Experience
June 2021

Emotions, Ethics, and Cinematic Experience

New Phenomenological and Cognitivist Perspectives

Sinnerbrink, R. (ed)
Margaret Mead
July 2021

Margaret Mead

Shankman, P.
Contemporary Megaprojects
August 2021

Contemporary Megaprojects

Organization, Vision, and Resistance in the 21st Century

Schindler, S., Fadaere, S., Brockington, D. (eds)
William Robertson Smith
August 2021

William Robertson Smith

Bošković, A.

Open Access Titles

Ethnographies of Power

Ethnographies of Power

A Political Anthropology of Energy

Loloum, T., Abram, S., & Ortar, N. (eds)
Peripheries at the Centre

Peripheries at the Centre

Borderland Schooling in Interwar Europe

Venken, M.
Writing the Great War

Writing the Great War

The Historiography of World War I from 1918 to the Present

Cornelissen, C. & Weinrich, A. (eds)
Who's Cashing In?

Who’s Cashing In?

Contemporary Perspectives on New Monies and Global Cashlessness

Sen, A., Lindquist, J., & Kolling, M. (eds)
Borders across Healthcare

Borders across Healthcare

Moral Economies of Healthcare and Migration in Europe

Sahraoui, N. (ed)
After the Pink Tide

After the Pink Tide

Corporate State Formation and New Egalitarianisms in Latin America

Gold, M. & Zagato, A. (eds)
Comrades in Arms

Comrades in Arms

Military Masculinities in East German Culture

Smith, T.
Germany On Their Minds

Germany On Their Minds

German Jewish Refugees in the United States and Their Relationships with Germany, 1938–1988

Schenderlein, A. C.
Entangled Entertainers

Entangled Entertainers

Jews and Popular Culture in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna

Hödl, K.
Submerged on the Surface

Submerged on the Surface

The Not-So-Hidden Jews of Nazi Berlin, 1941–1945

Lutjens Jr., R. N.
Making Bodies Kosher

Making Bodies Kosher

The Politics of Reproduction among Haredi Jews in England

Kasstan, B.
Cyborg Mind

Cyborg Mind

What Brain–Computer and Mind–Cyberspace Interfaces Mean for Cyberneuroethics

MacKellar, C.
Going to Pentecost

Going to Pentecost

An Experimental Approach to Studies in Pentecostalism

Eriksen, A. Blanes, R. L., MacCarthy, M.
Europeanization in Sweden

Europeanization in Sweden

Opportunities and Challenges for Civil Society Organizations

Meeuwisse, A. & Scaramuzzino, R. (eds)
Lessons in Perception

Lessons in Perception

The Avant-Garde Filmmaker as Practical Psychologist

Taberham, P.
Basic and Applied Research

Basic and Applied Research

The Language of Science Policy in the Twentieth Century

Kaldewey, D. & Schauz, D. (eds)
Witness as Object, The

The Witness as Object

Video Testimony in Memorial Museums

Jong, S. de
From Clans to Co-ops

From Clans to Co-ops

Confiscated Mafia Land in Sicily

Rakopoulos, T.
Footprints in Paradise

Footprints in Paradise

Ecotourism, Local Knowledge, and Nature Therapies in Okinawa

Murray, A. E.
Driving Modernity

Driving Modernity

Technology, Experts, Politics, and Fascist Motorways, 1922-1943

Moraglio, M.
Contextualizing Disaster

Contextualizing Disaster

Button, G. V. & Schuller, M. (eds)
Deadly Contradictions

Deadly Contradictions

The New American Empire and Global Warring

Reyna, S. P.
Violent Becomings

Violent Becomings

State Formation, Sociality, and Power in Mozambique

Bertelsen, B. E.
Designing Worlds

Designing Worlds

National Design Histories in an Age of Globalization

Fallan, K. & Lees-Maffei, G. (eds)
Coming of Age

Coming of Age

Constructing and Controlling Youth in Munich, 1942-1973

Kalb, M.
Parenthood between Generations

Parenthood between Generations

Transforming Reproductive Cultures

Pooley, S. & Qureshi, K. (eds)
Enduring Uncertainty

Enduring Uncertainty

Deportation, Punishment and Everyday Life

Hasselberg, I.
Post-Ottoman Coexistence

Post-Ottoman Coexistence

Sharing Space in the Shadow of Conflict

Bryant, R. (ed)
Transactions with the World

Transactions with the World

Ecocriticism and the Environmental Sensibility of New Hollywood

O'Brien, A.
Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspective, The

The Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspective

Knörr, J. & Kohl, C. (eds)
Girlhood and the Politics of Place

Girlhood and the Politics of Place

Mitchell, C. & Rentschler, C. (eds)
What We Now Know About Race and Ethnicity

What We Now Know About Race and Ethnicity

Banton†, M.
From Self-Fulfilment to Survival of the Fittest

From Self-fulfilment to Survival of the Fittest

Work in European Cinema from the 1960s to the Present

Mazierska, E.
Weary Warriors

Weary Warriors

Power, Knowledge, and the Invisible Wounds of Soldiers

Moss, P. & Prince, M. J.
Crime & Criminal Justice in Modern Germany

Crime and Criminal Justice in Modern Germany

Wetzell, R. F. (ed)
Bondage

Bondage

Labor and Rights in Eurasia from the Sixteenth to the Early Twentieth Centuries

Stanziani, A.
Judging 'Privileged' Jews

Judging 'Privileged' Jews

Holocaust Ethics, Representation, and the 'Grey Zone'

Brown, A.
Identity Politics and the New Genetics

Identity Politics and the New Genetics

Re/Creating Categories of Difference and Belonging

Schramm, K., Skinner, D., & Rottenburg, R. (eds)
State of Peace in Europe, A

A State of Peace in Europe

West Germany and the CSCE, 1966-1975

Hakkarainen, P.
Patrons of Women

Patrons of Women

Literacy Projects and Gender Development in Rural Nepal

Hertzog, E.
Settling for Less

Settling for Less

The Planned Resettlement of Israel's Negev Bedouin

Dinero, S. C.
Diamonds & War

Diamonds and War

State, Capital, and Labor in British-Ruled Palestine

De Vries, D.
Optimizing the German Workforce

Optimizing the German Workforce

Labor Administration from Bismarck to the Economic Miracle

Meskill, D.
Surplus Woman, The

The Surplus Woman

Unmarried in Imperial Germany, 1871-1918

Dollard, C. L.
Train Journey, The

The Train Journey

Transit, Captivity, and Witnessing in the Holocaust

Gigliotti, S.
After the 'Socialist Spring'

After the 'Socialist Spring'

Collectivisation and Economic Transformation in the GDR

Last, G.
Impotent Warriors

Impotent Warriors

Perspectives on Gulf War Syndrome, Vulnerability and Masculinity

Kilshaw, S.
Difficult Folk?

Difficult Folk?

A Political History of Social Anthropology

Mills, D.
Foreign Affair, A

A Foreign Affair

Billy Wilder's American Films

Gemünden, G.
Selling the Economic Miracle

Selling the Economic Miracle

Economic Reconstruction and Politics in West Germany, 1949-1957

Spicka, M. E.
Postcoloniality

Postcoloniality

The French Dimension

Majumdar, M. A.
Remapping Knowledge

Remapping Knowledge

Intercultural Studies for a Global Age

Spariosu, Mihai I.

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