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Borders across Healthcare
June 2020

Borders across Healthcare

Moral Economies of Healthcare and Migration in Europe

Sahraoui, N. (ed)
Time Work
June 2020

Time Work

Studies of Temporal Agency

Flaherty, M. G., Meinert, L., & Dalsgård, A. L. (eds)
Urban Sustainability in the Arctic
June 2020

Urban Sustainability in the Arctic

Measuring Progress in Circumpolar Cities

Orttung, R. W.
Ours Once More
June 2020

Ours Once More

Folklore, Ideology, and the Making of Modern Greece

Herzfeld, M.
States of Imitation
June 2020

States of Imitation

Mimetic Governmentality and Colonial Rule

Ladwig, P. & Roque, R. (eds)
Pacing Mobilities
June 2020

Pacing Mobilities

Timing, Intensity, Tempo and Duration of Human Movements

Amit, V. & Salazar, N. B. (eds)
Working in Greece and Turkey
July 2020

Working in Greece and Turkey

A Comparative Labour History from Empires to Nation-States, 1840–1940

Papastefanaki, L. & Kabadayı, M. E. (eds)
Agency in Transnational Memory Politics
July 2020

Agency in Transnational Memory Politics

Wüstenberg, J. & Sierp, A. (eds)
Tides of Empire
July 2020

Tides of Empire

Religion, Development, and Environment in Cambodia

Work, C.
An Enchantment of Digital Archaeology
July 2020

An Enchantment of Digital Archaeology

Raising the Dead with Agent-Based Models, Archaeogaming and Artificial Intelligence

Graham, S.
After Society
July 2020

After Society

Anthropological Trajectories out of Oxford

Pina-Cabral, J. & Bowman, G. (eds)
Beyond Filial Piety
July 2020

Beyond Filial Piety

Rethinking Aging and Caregiving in Contemporary East Asian Societies

Shea, J., Moore, K., & Zhang, H. (eds)
Birds of Passage
July 2020

Birds of Passage

Hunting and Conservation in Malta

Falzon, M.-A.
Punks and Skins United
August 2020

Punks and Skins United

Identity, Class and the Economics of an Eastern German Subculture

Venstel, A.
Financialization
August 2020

Financialization

Relational Approaches

Hann, C. & Kalb, D. (eds)
Blurring Timescapes, Subverting Erasure
August 2020

Blurring Timescapes, Subverting Erasure

Remembering Ghosts on the Margins of History

Surface-Evans, S., Garrison, A. E. & Supernant, K. (eds)
Under the Sign of the Cross
August 2020

Under the Sign of the Cross

The People’s Salvation Cathedral and the Church-Building Industry in Postsocialist Romania

Tateo, G.
Modernity and the Unmaking of Men
August 2020

Modernity and the Unmaking of Men

Schuber, V.
Who’s Cashing In?
August 2020

Who’s Cashing In?

Contemporary Perspectives on New Monies and Global Cashlessness

Sen, A., Lindquist, J., & Kolling, M. (eds)
Heirs of the Bamboo
September 2020

Heirs of the Bamboo

Identity and Ambivalence among the Eurasian Macanese

Gaspar, M. C.
Going Forward by Looking Back
September 2020

Going Forward by Looking Back

Archaeological Perspectives on Socio-Ecological Crisis, Response, and Collapse

Riede, F. & Sheets, P. (eds)
Nourishing Life
September 2020

Nourishing Life

Foodways and Humanity in an African Town

Huhn, A.
Reconciliation Road
September 2020

Reconciliation Road

Willy Brandt, Ostpolitik and the Quest for European Peace

Schoenborn, B.
Search After Method
September 2020

Search After Method

Sensing, Moving, and Imagining in Anthropological Fieldwork

Laplante, J., Gandsman, A., & Scobie, W. (eds)
Facing the Crisis
September 2020

Facing the Crisis

Ethnographies of Work in Italian Industrial Capitalism

D'Aloisio, F. & Ghezzi, S. (eds)
On Mediation
September 2020

On Mediation

Historical, Legal, Anthropological and International Perspectives

Härter, K., Hillemanns, C. & Schlee, G. (eds)
Moebius Anthropology
October 2020

Moebius Anthropology

Essays on the Forming of Form

Handelman, D., Shapiro, M. (ed), & Feldman, J. (ed)
The Mobility of Memory
October 2020

The Mobility of Memory

Migrations and Diasporas across European Borders

Passerini, L., Trakilović, M., & Proglio, G. (eds)
We Come as Members of the Superior Race
October 2020

We Come as Members of the Superior Race

Distortions and Education Policy Discourse in Sub-Saharan Africa

Mfum-Mensah, O.
What Now
October 2020

What Now

Everyday Endurance and Social Intensity in an Australian Aboriginal Community

Dalley, C.
Preventing Dementia?
October 2020

Preventing Dementia?

Critical Perspectives on a New Paradigm of Preparing for Old Age

Leibing, A. &Schicktanz, S. (eds)
Revealing the Invisible Mine
October 2020

Revealing the Invisible Mine

Social Complexities of an Undeveloped Mining Project

Skrzypek, E. E.
Aspirations of Young Adults in Urban Asia
October 2020

Aspirations of Young Adults in Urban Asia

Values, Family, and Identity

Westendorp, M., Remmert, D. & Finis, K. (eds)
Politics of the Dunes
November 2020

Politics of the Dunes

Poetry, Architecture, and Coloniality at the Open City

Woods, M.
Ecological Nostalgias
November 2020

Ecological Nostalgias

Memory, Affect and Creativity in Times of Ecological Upheavals

Angé, O. & Berliner, D. (eds)
Nature Wars
November 2020

Nature Wars

Essays Around a Contested Concept

Ellen, R.
Dust Inside
November 2020

Dust Inside

Fighting and Living with Asbestos-Related Disasters in Brazil

Mazzeo, A.
The Helmand Baluch
November 2020

The Helmand Baluch

A Native Ethnography of the People of Southwest Afghanistan

Amiri, G. R.
Homo Itinerans
November 2020

Homo Itinerans

Towards a Global Ethnography of Afghanistan

Monsutti, A.
Collective and State Violence in Turkey
November 2020

Collective and State Violence in Turkey

The Construction of a National Identity from Empire to Nation-State

Astourian, S. & Kévorkian, R. (eds)
Invisible Faces and Hidden Stories
November 2020

Invisible Faces and Hidden Stories

Narratives of Vulnerable Populations and Their Caregivers

Obeng, C. S. & Obeng, S. G. (eds)
The Sea Commands
December 2020

The Sea Commands

Community and Perception of the Environment in a Portuguese Fishing Village

Mendes, P.
Waithood
December 2020

Waithood

Gender, Education, and Global Delays in Marriage and Childbearing

Inhorn, M. C. & SMith-Hefner, N. J. (eds)
Risk on the Table
January 2021

Risk on the Table

Food Production, Health, and the Environment

Creager, A. N. H. & Gaudilière, J.-P. (eds)
In the Shadow of the Great War
January 2021

In the Shadow of the Great War

Physical Violence in East-Central Europe, 1917–1923

Böhler, J., Konrád, O., Kučera, R. (eds)
Lands of the Future
January 2021

Lands of the Future

Anthropological Perspectives on Pastoralism, Land Deals and Tropes of Modernity in Eastern Africa

Gabbert, E. C., Gebresenbet, F., Galaty, J. G., & Schlee, G. (eds)
Imagining Bosnian Muslims in Central Europe
January 2021

Imagining Bosnian Muslims in Central Europe

Representations, Transfers and Exchanges

Šístek, F. (ed)
Anthropology and Ethnography are Not Equivalent
January 2021

Anthropology and Ethnography are Not Equivalent

Reorienting Anthropology for the Future

Ahmad, I. (ed)
Embodying Borders
January 2021

Embodying Borders

A Migrant’s Right to Health, Universal Rights and Local Policies

Ferrero, L., Quagliariello, C., & Vargas, A. C. (eds)
Experiencing Materiality
February 2021

Experiencing Materiality

Museum Perspectives

Gamberi, V.
Rhetoric and Social Relations
February 2021

Rhetoric and Social Relations

Dialectics of Bonding and Contestation

Abbink, J. & LaTosky, S. (eds)
South Africa's Dreams
February 2021

South Africa's Dreams

Ethnologists and Apartheid in Namibia

Gordon, R. J.
A Taste for Oppression
March 2021

A Taste for Oppression

A Political Ethnography of Everyday Life in Belarus

Hervouet, R.
The Best We Share
March 2021

The Best We Share

Nation, Culture and World-Making in the UNESCO World Heritage Arena

Brumann, C.
The Struggle for the Past
March 2021

The Struggle for the Past

How We Construct Social Memories

Jelin, E.
Floating Economies
March 2021

Floating Economies

The Cultural Ecology of the Dal Lake in Kashmir, India

Casimir, M. J.
Agent of Change
March 2021

Agent of Change

The Deposition and Manipulation of Ash in the Past

Roth, B. J. & Adams, E. C. (eds)
All Tomorrow's Cultures
March 2021

All Tomorrow's Cultures

Anthropological Engagements with the Future

Collins, S. G.
Religion and Pride
March 2021

Religion and Pride

Hindus in Search of Recognition in La Réunion

Lang, N.
Ethical Practice in Participatory Visual Research with Girls
March 2021

Ethical Practice in Participatory Visual Research with Girls

Transnational Approaches

Moletsane, R., Wiebesiek, L.,Treffry-Goatley, A. & Mandrona, A. (eds)
Remaking the Human
April 2021

Remaking the Human

Cosmetic Technologies of Body Repair, Reshaping, and Replacement

Jarrín, A. & Pussetti, C. (eds)
In-Betweenness in Greater Khartoum
April 2021

In-Betweenness in Greater Khartoum

Spaces, Temporalities, and Identities from Separation to Revolution

Franck, A., Casciarri, B., & Salim El-Hassan, I. (eds)
Merchant Kings
April 2021

Merchant Kings

Corporate Governmentality in the Dutch Colonial Empire, 1815–1870

Schrauwers, A.
Ethnography in the Raw
April 2021

Ethnography in the Raw

Life in a Luzon Village

Moeran, B.
Liminal Moves
April 2021

Liminal Moves

Traveling along Places, Meanings, and Times

Cangià, F.
Ethnographies of Power
April 2021

Ethnographies of Power

A Political Anthropology of Energy

Loloum, T., Abram, S., & Ortar, N. (eds)
Exchanging Objects
April 2021

Exchanging Objects

Nineteenth-Century Museum Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution

Nichols, C. A.
Matsutake Worlds
April 2021

Matsutake Worlds

Faier, L. & Hathaway, M. J. (eds)
Authenticity and Authorship in Pacific Island Encounters
April 2021

Authenticity and Authorship in Pacific Island Encounters

New Lives of Old Imaginaries

Mageo, J. & Knauft, B. (eds)
The Age of Capitalism and Bureaucracy
May 2021

The Age of Capitalism and Bureaucracy

Perspectives on the Political Sociology of Max Weber

Mommsen†, W. J.
To See a Moose
May 2021

To See a Moose

The History of Polish Sex Education

Kościańska, A.
A Twisted Style
May 2021

A Twisted Style

The Culture of Dreadlocks in “Western” Societies

Jerrentrup, M. T.
Mattering the Invisible
May 2021

Mattering the Invisible

Technologies, Bodies, and the Realm of the Spectral

Espírito Santo, D. & Hunter, J. (eds)
Beyond the Veil
May 2021

Beyond the Veil

Reflexive Studies of Death and Dying

Thamann, A. & Christodoulaki, K. M. (eds)
Hope and Insufficiency
May 2021

Hope and Insufficiency

Capacity Building in Ethnographic Comparison

Douglas-Jones, R. & Shaffner, J. (eds)
Un-Settling Middle Eastern Refugees
May 2021

Un-Settling Middle Eastern Refugees

Regimes of Exclusion and Inclusion in the Middle East, Europe, and North America

Inhorn, M. C. & Volk, L. (eds)
Sovereign Forces
June 2021

Sovereign Forces

Everyday Challenges to Environmental Governance in Latin America

McNeish, J.-A.
Delta Life
June 2021

Delta Life

Exploring Dynamic Environments where Rivers Meet the Sea

Krause, F. & Harris, M. (eds)
Embracing Landscape
June 2021

Embracing Landscape

Living with Reindeer and Hunting among Spirits in South Siberia

Küçüküstel, S.
Evil Eye in Christian Orthodox Society
June 2021

Evil Eye in Christian Orthodox Society

A Journey from Envy to Personhood

Souvlakis, N.
NGOs and Lifeworlds in Africa
June 2021

NGOs and Lifeworlds in Africa

Transdisciplinary Perspectives

Kalfelis, M. C. & Knodel, K. (eds)
The Moral Work of Anthropology
June 2021

The Moral Work of Anthropology

Ethnographic Studies of Anthropologists at Work

Mogensen, H. & Hansen, B. G. (eds)
In Memory of Times to Come
June 2021

In Memory of Times to Come

Ironies of History in Southeastern Papua New Guinea

Demian, M.
After Corporate Paternalism
July 2021

After Corporate Paternalism

Material Renovation and Social Change in Times of Ruination

Straube, C.
Textures of Belonging
July 2021

Textures of Belonging

Senses, Objects and Spaces of Romanian Roma

Racleş, A.
Margaret Mead
July 2021

Margaret Mead

Shankman, P.
Explorations in Economic Anthropology
July 2021

Explorations in Economic Anthropology

Key Issues and Critical Reflections

Kaneff, D. & Endres, K. W. (eds)
Emotions, Ethics, and Cinematic Experience
July 2021

Emotions, Ethics, and Cinematic Experience

Sinnerbrink, R. (ed)
Almost, but Not Quite Bored in Pula
July 2021

Almost, but Not Quite Bored in Pula

An Anthropological Study of the Tapija Phenomenon in Northwest Croatia

Matošević, A.
Latin America and Refugee Protection
July 2021

Latin America and Refugee Protection

Regimes, Logics and Challenges

Jubilut, L. L., Espinoza, M. V., & Mezzanotti, G. (eds)
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