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The Imbalance of Power
December 2016

The Imbalance of Power

Leadership, Masculinity and Wealth in the Amazon

Brightman, M
A Fragmented Landscape
December 2016

A Fragmented Landscape

Abortion Governance and Protest Logics in Europe

De Zordo, S., Mishtal, J., & Anton. J. (eds)
Breaking Rocks
December 2016

Breaking Rocks

Music, Ideology and Economic Collapse, from Paris to Kinshasa

Trapido, J.
Languid Bodies, Grounded Stances
December 2016

Languid Bodies, Grounded Stances

The Curving Pathway of Neoclassical Odissi Dance

Sikand, N.
The Forest People without a Forest
December 2016

The Forest People without a Forest

Development Paradoxes, Belonging and Participation of the Baka in East Cameroon

Lueong, G. M.
America Observed
December 2016

America Observed

On an International Anthropology of the United States

Dominguez, V. & Habib, J. (eds)
Against Exoticism
December 2016

Against Exoticism

Toward the Transcendence of Relativism and Universalism in Anthropology

Kapferer, B. & Theodossopoulos, D. (eds)
Human Origins
December 2016

Human Origins

Contributions from Social Anthropology

Power, C., Finnegan, M. & Callan, H. (eds)
The Romance of Crossing Borders
January 2017

The Romance of Crossing Borders

Studying and Volunteering Abroad

Doerr, N. M. & Davis Taïeb, H. (eds)
Food Research
January 2017

Food Research

Nutritional Anthropology and Archaeological Methods

Chrzan, J. & Brett, J. (eds)
The Patient Multiple
January 2017

The Patient Multiple

An Ethnography of Healthcare and Decision-Making in Bhutan

Taee, J.
Food Culture
February 2017

Food Culture

Anthropology, Linguistics and Food Studies

Chrzan, J. & Brett, J. (eds)
Food Health
February 2017

Food Health

Nutrition, Technology, and Public Health

Chrzan, J. & Brett, J. (eds)
Research Methods for Anthropological Studies of Food and Nutrition
February 2017

Research Methods for Anthropological Studies of Food and Nutrition

Volumes I-III

Chrzan, J. & Brett, J. (eds)
Shaping Taxpayers
February 2017

Shaping Taxpayers

Values in Action at the Swedish Tax Agency

Björklund Larsen, L.
Anthropology and Public Service
February 2017

Anthropology and Public Service

The UK Experience

MacClancy, J. (ed)
Border Aesthetics
March 2017

Border Aesthetics

Concepts and Intersections

Schimanski, J. & Wolfe, S. F. (eds)
When Things Become Property
March 2017

When Things Become Property

Land Reform, Authority and Value in Postsocialist Europe and Asia

Sikor, T., Dorondel, S., Stahl, J. & Xuan To, P.
Starry Nights
March 2017

Starry Nights

Critical Structural Realism in Anthropology

Reyna, S. P.
Theoretical Scholarship and Applied Practice
March 2017

Theoretical Scholarship and Applied Practice

Pink, S., Fors, V., & O'Dell, T. (eds)
On Retaliation
March 2017

On Retaliation

Towards an Interdisciplinary Understanding of a Basic Human Condition

Turner, B. & Schlee, G. (eds)
Collaborative Intimacies in Music and Dance
March 2017

Collaborative Intimacies in Music and Dance

Anthropologies of Sound and Movement

Chrysagis, E. & Karampampas, P. (eds)
Wolf Conflicts
April 2017

Wolf Conflicts

A Sociological Study

Skogen, K., Krange, O., & Figari, H.
Hairy Hippies and Bloody Butchers
April 2017

Hairy Hippies and Bloody Butchers

The Greenpeace Anti-Whaling Campaign in Norway

Riese, J.
Methodologies of Mobility
April 2017

Methodologies of Mobility

Ethnography and Experiment

Elliot, A., Norum, R., & Salazar, N. B. (eds)
Understanding Conflicts about Wildlife
April 2017

Understanding Conflicts about Wildlife

A Biosocial Approach

Hill, C. M., Webber, A. D. & Priston, N. E. C. (eds)
Redescribing Relations
April 2017

Redescribing Relations

Strathernian Conversations on Ethnography, Knowledge and Politics

Lebner, A. (ed)
Grace after Genocide
April 2017

Grace after Genocide

Cambodians in the United States

Mortland, C. A.
Death of the Public University?
April 2017

Death of the Public University?

Uncertain Futures for Higher Education in the Knowledge Economy

Wright, S. & Shore, C. (eds)
Conflict, Domination, and Violence
April 2017

Conflict, Domination, and Violence

Episodes in Mexican Social History

Illades, C.
Mary Douglas
May 2017

Mary Douglas

Understanding Social Thought and Conflict

6, P. & Richards, P.
The Mirror of the Medieval
May 2017

The Mirror of the Medieval

An Anthropology of the Western Historical Imagination

Fazioli, K. P.
Civil Society Revisited
May 2017

Civil Society Revisited

Lessons from Poland

Jacobsson, K. & Korolczuk, E. (eds)
Footprints in Paradise
May 2017

Footprints in Paradise

Ecotourism, Local Knowledge, and Nature Therapies in Okinawa

Murray, A. E.
Indigenist Mobilization
May 2017

Indigenist Mobilization

Confronting Electoral Communism and Precarious Livelihoods in Post-Reform Kerala

Steur, L.
The Good Holiday
May 2017

The Good Holiday

Development, Tourism and the Politics of Benevolence in Mozambique

Baptista, J. A.
Being Godless
May 2017

Being Godless

Ethnographies of Atheism and Non-Religion

Blanes, R. L. & Outsinova-Stjepanovic, G. (eds)
Archeologies of Confession
May 2017

Archeologies of Confession

Writing the German Reformation, 1517-2017

Johnson, C. L., Luebke, D. M., Plummer, M. E. & Spohnholz, J. (eds)
The Dance of Nurture
June 2017

The Dance of Nurture

Negotiating Infant Feeding

Van Esterik, P. & O'Connor, R. A.
Indigeneity and the Sacred
June 2017

Indigeneity and the Sacred

Indigenous Revival and the Conservation of Sacred Natural Sites in the Americas

Sarmiento, F. & Hitchner, S. (eds)
Money in a Human Economy
June 2017

Money in a Human Economy

Hart, K. (eds)
The Ethics of Knowledge Creation
June 2017

The Ethics of Knowledge Creation

Transactions, Relations, and Persons

Josephides, L. & Grønseth, A. S. (eds)
From Clans to Co-ops
July 2017

From Clans to Co-ops

Confiscated Mafia Land in Sicily

Rakopoulos, T.
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)
Fertility, Conjuncture, Difference
August 2017

Fertility, Conjuncture, Difference

Anthropological Approaches to the Heterogeneity of Modern Fertility Declines

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

Contesting Deregulation

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

Andresen, K. and Müller, S. (eds)
Gender, Violence, Refugees
August 2017

Gender, Violence, Refugees

Buckley-Zistel, S. & Krause, U. (eds)
Images from Paradise
August 2017

Images from Paradise

The Visual Communication of the European Union's Federalist Utopia

Salgó, E.
Living Before Dying
August 2017

Living Before Dying

Imagining and Remembering Home

Davies, J.
European Anthropologies
August 2017

European Anthropologies

Barrera-González, A., Heintz, M. & Horolets, A. (eds)
A Goddess in Motion
August 2017

A Goddess in Motion

Visual Creativity in the Cult of Maria Lionza

Canals, R.
Culture Change and Ex-Change
September 2017

Culture Change and Ex-Change

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

Knapp, R.
Children of the Camp
September 2017

Children of the Camp

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

Grayson, C.-L.
Mimesis and Pacific Transcultural Encounters
September 2017

Mimesis and Pacific Transcultural Encounters

Making Likenesses in Time, Trade, and Ritual Reconfigurations

Mageo, J. & Hermann, E. (eds)
Foucault's Orient
September 2017

Foucault's Orient

The Conundrum of Cultural Difference, From Tunisia to Japan

Lazreg, M.
From Eastern Bloc to European Union
September 2017

From Eastern Bloc to European Union

Comparative Processes of Transformation since 1990

Heydemann, G. & Vodicka, K. (eds)
Power in Practice
September 2017

Power in Practice

The Pragmatic Anthropology of Afro-Brazilian Capoeira

Varela, S. G.
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.
PC Worlds
September 2017

PC Worlds

Political Correctness and Rising Elites at the End of Hegemony

Friedman, J.
The Voice of Prophecy
October 2017

The Voice of Prophecy

And Other Essays

Ardener
Anthropology of the Fetus
October 2017

Anthropology of the Fetus

Biology, Culture, and Society

Han, S., Betsinger, T. K., & Scott, A. B. (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.
Straying from the Straight Path
October 2017

Straying from the Straight Path

How Senses of Failure Invigorate Lived Religion

Beekers, D. & Kloos, D. (eds)
Silenced Communities
October 2017

Silenced Communities

Legacies of Militarization and Militarism in a Rural Guatemalan Town

Esparza, M.
Growing Up in Transit
October 2017

Growing Up in Transit

The Politics of Belonging at an International School

Tanu, D.
Moral Engines
October 2017

Moral Engines

Exploring the Ethical Drives in Human Life

Mattingly, C., Dyring, R., Louw, M., & Schwartz Wentzer, T. (eds)
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