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The 2019 Anthropology Day celebration is on Thursday, February 21st. According to the AAA website, Anthropology Day “is a day for anthropologists to celebrate our discipline while sharing it with the world around us.”
To join the celebration, we are delighted to showcase titles from across all strands of the subject and offer a limited time 25% discount on ALL Anthropology print titles ordered via our website, valid through February 28th, 2019. Simply enter the code WAD19 at checkout.
Featured below is just a selection of our newly published title, for a full listing of all anthropology titles, please visit our webpage.
We are also pleased to announce an expanding list of eBooks available for download directly via our site. Visit our Anthropology eBooks site.

Featured Titles


Refugees Welcome?: Difference and Diversity in a Changing GermanyREFUGEES WELCOME?
Difference and Diversity in a Changing Germany
Edited by Jan-Jonathan Bock and Sharon Macdonald


This volume examines the responses and implications of what was widely seen as the most significant and contested social change since German reunification in 1990.

Read Introduction: Making, Experiencing and Managing Difference in a Changing Germany



Competing Power: Landscapes of Migration, Violence and the StateCOMPETING POWER
Landscapes of Migration, Violence and the State
Narmala Halstead


Drawing from ethnographic material based on long-term research, this volume considers competing forms of power at micro- and macro-levels in Guyana, where the local is marked by extensive migration, corruption, and differing levels of violence.

Read Introduction: Competing Power: Landscapes of Violence, Migration and the State


Transforming Study Abroad: A HandbookTRANSFORMING STUDY ABROAD
A Handbook
Neriko Musha Doerr


Written for study abroad practitioners, this book introduces theoretical understandings of key study abroad terms including “the global/national,” “culture,” “native speaker,” “immersion,” and “host society.”

Read Introduction


Social DNA: Rethinking Our Evolutionary PastSOCIAL DNA
Rethinking Our Evolutionary Past
M. Kay Martin


Exploring new cross-disciplinary research that links this capacity to critical changes in the organization of the primate brain, Social DNA presents a new synthesis of ideas on human social origins – challenging models that trace our beginnings to traits shaped by ancient hunting economies, or to genetic platforms shared with contemporary apes.

Read Introduction: Some Givens


Democracy Struggles: NGOs and the Politics of Aid in SerbiaDEMOCRACY STRUGGLES
NGOs and the Politics of Aid in Serbia
Theodora Vetta

Volume 25, Dislocations


Tracing the boom of local NGOs since the 1990s in the context of the global political economy of aid, current trends of neoliberal state restructuring, and shifting post-Cold War hegemonies, this book explores the “associational revolution” in post-socialist, post-conflict Serbia.

Read Introduction


Fate Calculation Experts: Diviners Seeking Legitimation in Contemporary ChinaFATE CALCULATION EXPERTS
Diviners Seeking Legitimation in Contemporary China
Geng Li

Volume 9, Asian Anthropologies


Fate Calculation Experts explores how diviners attempt to achieve legitimation in a society which identifies strongly with modernity, science, and rationality.

Read Introduction


At Home on the Waves: Human Habitation of the Sea from the Mesolithic to TodayAT HOME ON THE WAVES
Human Habitation of the Sea from the Mesolithic to Today
Edited by Tanya J. King and Gary Robinson
Volume 24, Environmental Anthropology and Ethnobiology


This collection explores the variety of ways in which people have long made themselves at home at sea, and continue to live intimately with it.

Read: Introduction: At Sea in the Twenty-First Century


NEW SERIES: Romani Studies


Roma Activism: Reimagining Power and KnowledgeIn the course of the twenty-first century, Europe has become aware that the Roma are its largest minority, with an estimated population of 11 million people. As a result, Romani Studies has emerged as an interdisciplinary field that offers perspectives derived from the humanities and social sciences in the context of state and transnational institutions.


Volume 1

Reimagining Power and Knowledge
Edited by Sam Beck and Ana Ivasiuc

Read Introduction: Renewing Research and Romani Activism

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Going to Pentecost: An Experimental Approach to Studies in PentecostalismGOING TO PENTECOST
An Experimental Approach to Studies in Pentecostalism
Annelin Eriksen, Ruy Llera Blanes, and Michelle MacCarthy

Volume 7, Ethnography, Theory, Experiment


Co-authored by three anthropologists with long–term expertise studying Pentecostalism in Vanuatu, Angola, and Papua New Guinea/the Trobriand Islands respectively, Going to Pentecost offers a comparative study of Pentecostalism in Africa and Melanesia, focusing on key issues as economy, urban sociality, and healing.

Going to Pentecost by Annelin Eriksen, Ruy Llera Blanes, and Michelle MacCarthy is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) with support from the University of Bergen.

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Religion and Science as Forms of Life: Anthropological Insights into Reason and UnreasonRELIGION AND SCIENCE AS FORMS OF LIFE
Anthropological Insights into Reason and Unreason
Edited by Carles Salazar and Joan Bestard


“The publication of this volume marks a rich addition to long-established anthropological fields of magic, religion, and science. More importantly, however, the book is an important, much-needed injection to arguably sidelined anthropological fields of belief, disbelief, and, relatedly, unresolved contradiction.”Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (JRAI)

Read Introduction: Science, Religion and Forms of Life


Border Aesthetics: Concepts and IntersectionsBORDER AESTHETICS
Concepts and Intersections
Edited by Johan Schimanski and Stephen F. Wolfe

Volume 3, Time and the World: Interdisciplinary Studies in Cultural Transformations


Organized around six key ideas—ecology, imaginary, in/visibility, palimpsest, sovereignty and waiting—the interlocking essays collected here provide theoretical starting points for an aesthetic understanding of borders, developed in detail through interdisciplinary analyses of literature, audio-visual borderscapes, historical and contemporary ecologies, political culture, and migration.

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Anthropology and Public Service: The UK ExperienceANTHROPOLOGY AND PUBLIC SERVICE
The UK Experience
Edited by Jeremy MacClancy


Anthropology and Public Service shows how anthropologists can set new agendas, and revise old ones in the public sector. Written for scholars and students of various social sciences, these chapters include discussions of anthropologists’ work with the Department for International Development, the Ministry of Defence, the UK Border Agency, and the Cabinet Office, and their contributions to prison governance.

Read Chapter 1. Introduction
: Anthropology and Public Service


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Journal of Legal AnthropologyNew in 2018!

Journal of Legal Anthropology

Narmala Halstead, University of Sussex


Current Issue: Vol. 2, Issue 1


Migration and SocietyNew in 2018!

Migration and Society
Advances in Research

Mette Louise Berg, University College London
Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, University College London
Johanna L. Waters, University College London


Current Issue: Hospitality and Hostility Towards Migrants: Global Perspectives


Anthropology in ActionOPEN ACCESS!

Anthropology in Action
Journal for Applied Anthropology in Policy and Practice

Editor: Christine McCourt, City, University of London


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