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Hairy Hippies and Bloody Butchers
April 2017

Hairy Hippies and Bloody Butchers

The Greenpeace Anti-Whaling Campaign in Norway

Riese, J.
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)
Methodologies of Mobility
April 2017

Methodologies of Mobility

Ethnography and Experiment

Elliot, A., Norum, R., & Salazar, N. B. (eds)
Conflict, Domination, and Violence
April 2017

Conflict, Domination, and Violence

Episodes in Mexican Social History

Illades, C.
Wolf Conflicts
April 2017

Wolf Conflicts

A Sociological Study

Skogen, K., Krange, O., & Figari, H.
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)
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.
Footprints in Paradise
May 2017

Footprints in Paradise

Ecotourism, Local Knowledge, and Nature Therapies in Okinawa

Murray, A. E.
Mary Douglas
May 2017

Mary Douglas

Understanding Social Thought and Conflict

6, P. & Richards, P.
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)
Civil Society Revisited
May 2017

Civil Society Revisited

Lessons from Poland

Jacobsson, K. & Korolczuk, E. (eds)
Being Godless
May 2017

Being Godless

Ethnographies of Atheism and Non-Religion

Blanes, R. L. & Outsinova-Stjepanovic, G. (eds)
The Mirror of the Medieval
May 2017

The Mirror of the Medieval

An Anthropology of the Western Historical Imagination

Fazioli, K. P.
The Myth of Self-Reliance
June 2017

The Myth of Self-Reliance

Economic Lives Inside a Liberian Refugee Camp

Omata, N.
The Ethics of Knowledge Creation
June 2017

The Ethics of Knowledge Creation

Transactions, Relations, and Persons

Josephides, L. & Grønseth, A. S. (eds)
Money in a Human Economy
June 2017

Money in a Human Economy

Hart, K. (eds)
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)
The Dance of Nurture
June 2017

The Dance of Nurture

Negotiating Infant Feeding

Van Esterik, P. & O'Connor, R. A.
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)
Travel and Representation
July 2017

Travel and Representation

Lean, G., Staiff, R., & Waterton, E. (eds)
Managing Ambiguity
July 2017

Managing Ambiguity

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

Brković, Č.
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.
Contesting Deregulation
August 2017

Contesting Deregulation

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

Andresen, K. and Müller, S. (eds)
A Goddess in Motion
August 2017

A Goddess in Motion

Visual Creativity in the Cult of María Lionza

Canals, R.
European Anthropologies
August 2017

European Anthropologies

Barrera-González, A., Heintz, M. & Horolets, A. (eds)
Fertility, Conjuncture, Difference
August 2017

Fertility, Conjuncture, Difference

Anthropological Approaches to the Heterogeneity of Modern Fertility Declines

Kreager, P. & Bochow, A. (eds)
Foucault's Orient
September 2017

Foucault's Orient

The Conundrum of Cultural Difference, From Tunisia to Japan

Lazreg, M.
Children of the Camp
September 2017

Children of the Camp

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

Grayson, C.-L.
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.
From Eastern Bloc to European Union
September 2017

From Eastern Bloc to European Union

Comparative Processes of Transformation since 1990

Heydemann, G. & Vodička, K. (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.
From Clans to Co-ops
September 2017

From Clans to Co-ops

Confiscated Mafia Land in Sicily

Rakopoulos, T.
The Voice of Prophecy
October 2017

The Voice of Prophecy

And Other Essays

Ardener†, E.
Moral Engines
October 2017

Moral Engines

Exploring the Ethical Drives in Human Life

Mattingly, C., Dyring, R., Louw, M., & Schwarz Wentzer, T. (eds)
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.
Anthropology of the Fetus
October 2017

Anthropology of the Fetus

Biology, Culture, and Society

Han, S., Betsinger, T. K., & Scott, A. B. (eds)
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)
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.
Growing Up in Transit
October 2017

Growing Up in Transit

The Politics of Belonging at an International School

Tanu, D.
PC Worlds
November 2017

PC Worlds

Political Correctness and Rising Elites at the End of Hegemony

Friedman, J.
Peaceful Selves
November 2017

Peaceful Selves

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

Eramian, L.
Selfhood and Recognition
November 2017

Selfhood and Recognition

Melanesian and Western Accounts of Relationality

Galuschek, A.
Cyprus and its Conflicts
November 2017

Cyprus and its Conflicts

Representations, Materialities, and Cultures

Doudaki, V. & Carpentier, N. (eds)
Vital Diplomacy
November 2017

Vital Diplomacy

The Ritual Everyday on a Dammed River in Amazonia

Nahum-Claudel. C.
Stategraphy
November 2017

Stategraphy

Toward a Relational Anthropology of the State

Thelen, T., Vetters, L., & Benda-Beckmann, K. von (eds)
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)
Seekers and Things
December 2017

Seekers and Things

Spiritual Movements and Aesthetic Difference in Kinshasa

Lambertz, P.
Island Historical Ecology
December 2017

Island Historical Ecology

Socionatural Landscapes of the Eastern and Southern Caribbean

Siegel, P. (ed)
Singing Ideas
December 2017

Singing Ideas

Performance, Politics, and Oral Poetry

Ní Shíocháin, T.
Indigeneity on the Move
December 2017

Indigeneity on the Move

Varying Manifestations of a Contested Concept

Gerharz, E., Uddin, N., & Chakkarath, P. (eds)
Contrarian Anthropology
December 2017

Contrarian Anthropology

The Unwritten Rules of Academia

Nader, L.
Returning Life
December 2017

Returning Life

Language, Life-Force and History in Kilimanjaro

Myhre, K. C.
Affective States
December 2017

Affective States

Entanglements, Suspensions, Suspicions

Laszczkowski, M. & Reeves, M. (eds)
Staging Citizenship
December 2017

Staging Citizenship

Roma, Performance, and Belonging in EU Romania

Szeman, I.
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.
Cutting Cosmos
January 2018

Cutting Cosmos

Masculinity and Spectacular Events among the Bugkalot

Mikkelsen, H. H.
A Creole Nation
January 2018

A Creole Nation

National Integration in Guinea-Bissau

Kohl, C.
Expeditionary Anthropology
January 2018

Expeditionary Anthropology

Teamwork, Travel and the 'Science of Man'

Thomas, M. & Harris, A. (eds)
Parallel Lives Revisited
January 2018

Parallel Lives Revisited

Mediterranean Guest Workers and their Families at Work 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.
After Difference
February 2018

After Difference

Queer Activism in Italy and Anthropological Theory

Heywood, P.
Sacred Places, Emerging Spaces
February 2018

Sacred Places, Emerging Spaces

Religious Pluralism in the Post-Soviet Caucasus

Darieva, T., Mühlfried, F., & Tuite, K. (eds)
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)
Capturing Quicksilver
February 2018

Capturing Quicksilver

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

Smith, A. A.
Messy Europe
February 2018

Messy Europe

Crisis, Race and Nation-State in a Postcolonial World

Loftsdóttir, K., Smith, A., & Hipfl, B. (eds)
Soup, Love, and a Helping Hand
February 2018

Soup, Love, and a Helping Hand

Social Relations and Support in Guangzhou, China

Fleischer, F.
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