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Care across Distance
May 2018

Care across Distance

Ethnographic Explorations of Aging and Migration

Hromadžić, A. & Palmberger, M. (eds)
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.
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.
In the Best Interests of the Child
May 2018

In the Best Interests of the Child

Loss and Suffering in Adoption Proceedings

Mass, M.
Being-Here
May 2018

Being-Here

Placemaking in a World of Movement

Lems, A.
Intimate Mobilities
May 2018

Intimate Mobilities

Sexual Economies, Marriage and Migration in a Disparate World

Groes, C. & Fernandez, N. T. (eds)
Archaeogaming
June 2018

Archaeogaming

An Introduction to Archaeology in and of Video Games

Reinhard, A.
Who are 'We'?
June 2018

Who are 'We'?

Reimagining Alterity and Affinity in Anthropology

Chua, L. & Mathur, N. (eds)
Frontiers of Civil Society
June 2018

Frontiers of Civil Society

Government and Hegemony in Serbia

Mikuš, M.
The Global Life of Austerity
June 2018

The Global Life of Austerity

Comparing Beyond Europe

Rakopoulos, T. (ed)
The Revolt of the Provinces
June 2018

The Revolt of the Provinces

Anti-Gypsyism and Right-Wing Politics in Hungary

Szombati, K.
Reconceiving Muslim Men
June 2018

Reconceiving Muslim Men

Love and Marriage, Family and Care in Precarious Times

Inhorn, M. C. & Naguib, N. (eds)
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)
An Australian Indigenous Diaspora
July 2018

An Australian Indigenous Diaspora

Warlpiri Matriarchs and the Refashioning of Tradition

Burke, P.
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)
Global Fluids
July 2018

Global Fluids

The Cultural Politics of Reproductive Waste and Value

Kroløkke, C.
Living Under Austerity
July 2018

Living Under Austerity

Greek Society in Crisis

Doxiadis, E. & Placas, A. (eds)
Momentous Mobilities
July 2018

Momentous Mobilities

Anthropological Musings on the Meanings of Travel

Salazar, N. B.
Sense and Essence
July 2018

Sense and Essence

Heritage and the Cultural Production of the Real

Meyer, B. & van de Port, M. (eds)
Pilgrimage and Political Economy
July 2018

Pilgrimage and Political Economy

Translating the Sacred

Coleman, S. & Eade, J. (eds)
The Rite of Urban Passage
August 2018

The Rite of Urban Passage

The Spatial Ritualization of Iranian Urban Transformation

Masoudi, R.
Being a Sperm Donor
August 2018

Being a Sperm Donor

Masculinity, Sexuality, and Biosociality in Denmark

Mohr, S.
Mirrors of Passing
August 2018

Mirrors of Passing

Unlocking the Mysteries of Death, Materiality, and Time

Seebach, S. & Willerslev, R. (eds)
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)
All or None
August 2018

All or None

Cooperation and Sustainability in Italy's Red Belt

Sánchez Hall, A.
Refugee Resettlement
August 2018

Refugee Resettlement

Power, Politics, and Humanitarian Governance

Garnier, A., Jubilut, L. L., & Sandvik, K. B.
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)
Roma Activism
August 2018

Roma Activism

Reimagining Power and Knowledge

Beck, S. & Ivasiuc, A. (eds)
Lullabies and Battle Cries
August 2018

Lullabies and Battle Cries

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

Rollins, J.
The Wheel of Autonomy
August 2018

The Wheel of Autonomy

Rhetoric and Ethnicity in the Omo Valley

Girke, F.
Edges, Fringes, Frontiers
September 2018

Edges, Fringes, Frontiers

Integral Ecology, Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainability in Guyana

Henfrey, T. B.
Barter and Social Regeneration in the Argentinean Andes
September 2018

Barter and Social Regeneration in the Argentinean Andes

Angé, O.
Medicinal Rule
September 2018

Medicinal Rule

A Historical Anthropology of Kingship in East and Central Africa

Stroeken, K.
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
September 2018

Economy, Crime and Wrong in a Neoliberal Era

Carrier, J. G. (ed)
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.
Indeterminacy
October 2018

Indeterminacy

Waste, Value, and the Imagination

Alexander, C. & Sanchez, A. (eds)
Competing Power
October 2018

Competing Power

Landscapes of Migration, Violence and the State

Halstead, N.
Social DNA
October 2018

Social DNA

Rethinking Our Evolutionary Past

Martin, M. K.
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)
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)
Pacific Realities
November 2018

Pacific Realities

Changing Perspectives on Resilience and Resistance

Dousset, L. & Nayral, M. (eds)
Artifak
November 2018

Artifak

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

DeBlock, H.
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)
PC Worlds
December 2018

PC Worlds

Political Correctness and Rising Elites at the End of Hegemony

Friedman, J.
Democracy Struggles
December 2018

Democracy Struggles

NGOs and the Politics of Aid in Serbia

Vetta, T.
Contemplating Historical Consciousness
December 2018

Contemplating Historical Consciousness

Notes from the Field

Clark, A. & Peck, C. L. (eds)
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.
Europeanization in Sweden
December 2018

Europeanization in Sweden

Opportunities and Challenges for Civil Society Organizations

Meeuwisse, A. & Scaramuzzino, R. (eds)
Transforming Study Abroad
December 2018

Transforming Study Abroad

A Handbook

Doerr, N. M.
From Storeroom to Stage
December 2018

From Storeroom to Stage

Romanian Attire and the Politics of Folklore

Urdea, A.
Law, History, and Justice
December 2018

Law, History, and Justice

Debating German State Crimes in the Long Twentieth Century

Weinke, A.
Monetising the Dividual Self
January 2019

Monetising the Dividual Self

The Emergence of the Lifestyle Blog and Influencers in Malaysia

Hopkins, J.
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)
Refugees Welcome?
January 2019

Refugees Welcome?

Difference and Diversity in a Changing Germany

Bock, J.-J. & Macdonald, S. (eds)
Being Bedouin Around Petra
January 2019

Being Bedouin Around Petra

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

Bille, M.
Management by Seclusion
January 2019

Management by Seclusion

A Critique of World Bank Promises to End Global Poverty

Cochrane, G.
Extinct Monsters to Deep Time
January 2019

Extinct Monsters to Deep Time

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

Marsh, D. E.
Rampart Nations
February 2019

Rampart Nations

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

Berezhnaya, L. & Hein-Kircher, H. (eds)
Going to Pentecost
February 2019

Going to Pentecost

An Experimental Approach to Studies in Pentecostalism

Eriksen, A. Blanes, R. L., MacCarthy, M.
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)
Fate Calculation Experts
February 2019

Fate Calculation Experts

Diviners Seeking Legitimation in Contemporary China

Li, G.
Party Responses to Social Movements
February 2019

Party Responses to Social Movements

Challenges and Opportunities

Piccio, D. R.
Beyond the Border
March 2019

Beyond the Border

Young Minorities in the Danish-German Borderlands, 1955-1971

Wung-Sung, T. H.
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)
Rethinking Civil-Military Relations
March 2019

Rethinking Civil-Military Relations

Anthropological Perspectives

Sørensen, B. R. & Ben-Ari, E. (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)
How Materials Matter
March 2019

How Materials Matter

Design, Innovation and Materiality in the Pacific

Were, G.
Playing the Marginality Game
March 2019

Playing the Marginality Game

Identity Politics in West Africa

Schroven, A.
Muted Memories
March 2019

Muted Memories

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

Lindström, J.
Raccomandazione
March 2019

Raccomandazione

Clientelism and Connections in Italy

Zinn, D. L.
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)
Luso-Tropicalism and Its Discontents
April 2019

Luso-Tropicalism and Its Discontents

The Making and Unmaking of Racial Exceptionalism

Anderson, W., Roque, R., & Ventura Santos, R. (eds)
The Engaged Historian
April 2019

The Engaged Historian

Perspectives on the Intersections of Politics, Activism and the Historical Profession

Berger, S. (ed)
Cyborg Mind
April 2019

Cyborg Mind

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

MacKellar, C.
Gendering Post-1945 German History
April 2019

Gendering Post-1945 German History

Entanglements

Hagemann, K., & Harsch, D., & Brühöfner, F. (eds)
Magical House Protection
April 2019

Magical House Protection

The Archaeology of Counter-Witchcraft

Hoggard, B.
On the Geopragmatics of Anthropological Identification
April 2019

On the Geopragmatics of Anthropological Identification

Chun, A.
Planning Labour
April 2019

Planning Labour

Time and the Foundations of Industrial Socialism in Romania

Cucu, A.-S.
The Brazilian Truth Commission
May 2019

The Brazilian Truth Commission

Local, National and Global Perspectives

SChneider, N. (ed)
Engaging Evil
May 2019

Engaging Evil

A Moral Anthropology

Olsen, W. C. & Csordas, T. (eds)
Political Networks and Social Movements
May 2019

Political Networks and Social Movements

Bolivian State-Society Relations under Evo Morales, 2006-2016

Valdiva Rivera, S.
Not Even Past
May 2019

Not Even Past

How the United States Ends Wars

Fitzgerald, D., Ryan, D., & Thompson, J. M. (eds)
Marketing Hope
May 2019

Marketing Hope

Get-Rich-Quick Schemes in Siberia

Schiffauer, L.
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