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Forthcoming March 2024
This handy, concise biography describes the life and intellectual contribution of Max Gluckman (1911-75) who was one the most significant social anthropologists of the twentieth century.
Subjects: Anthropology (General) Theory and Methodology
Forthcoming November 2023
How is a Man Supposed to be a Man?
Male Childlessness – a Life Course Disrupted
Hadley, R. A.
The global trend of declining fertility rates and an increasingly ageing population has serious implications for individuals and institutions alike. Childless men are mostly excluded from ageing, social science and reproduction scholarship and almost completely absent from most national statistics. This book examines the lived experiences of a hidden and disenfranchised population: men who wanted to be fathers.
Subjects: Gender Studies and Sexuality Anthropology (General)
Published December 2020
Traditional and Contemporary Approaches to the Mastery of Spirits and Healing
Subjects: Anthropology of Religion Anthropology (General)
Published November 2020
Histories of a Radical Book
E. P. Thompson and The Making of the English Working Class
Burton, A. & Fortado, S. (eds)
This collected volume explores the complex impact of E.P. Thompson’s monumental book, The Making of the English Working Class, both as an intellectual project and material object, relating it to the social and cultural history of the book form itself—an enduring artifact of English history.
Subject: Cultural Studies (General)
Published September 2022
Making Bodies Kosher
The Politics of Reproduction among Haredi Jews in England
Analyses the ways in which Haredi Jews negotiate healthcare services using theoretical perspectives in political philosophy. This is the first archival and ethnographic study of Haredi Jews in the UK, and will allow readers to understand how reproductive care issues affect this growing minority population.
Subjects: Medical Anthropology Jewish Studies Anthropology of Religion
Published November 2021
The Changing Meanings of the Welfare State
Histories of a Key Concept in the Nordic Countries
Edling, N. (ed)
The Nordic concept of “the welfare state” is a well-worn analytical idea that has yet to receive much exploration beyond its postwar emergence. This volume chronicles “the welfare state” from its historical origins to its interpretations, values, and challenges over time in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland.
Subjects: History (General) History: 20th Century to Present Political and Economic Anthropology Sociology
Published February 2023
Europeanization in Sweden
Opportunities and Challenges for Civil Society Organizations
Meeuwisse, A. & Scaramuzzino, R. (eds)
This volume brings together new empirical research into how the process of European integration has played out in Sweden. Europeanization in Sweden not only offers insights into how Europeanization is enacted on the ground, but also addresses the question of whether and how the “Swedish model” can guide European integration.
Subjects: Sociology Political and Economic Anthropology
Published August 2020
Being a Sperm Donor
Masculinity, Sexuality, and Biosociality in Denmark
Through ethnographic explorations of the everyday lives of Danish sperm donors, Being a Sperm Donor explores how masculinity and sexuality are reconfigured in a time in which the norms and logics of (reproductive) biomedicine have become ordinary, and examines how the latter’s socio-cultural and political dimensions become intertwined with men’s intimate sense of self.
Subjects: Medical Anthropology Gender Studies and Sexuality Sociology
Published April 2018
The Virago Story
Assessing the Impact of a Feminist Publishing Phenomenon
The Virago Story provides a comprehensive history of classic feminist publisher Virago, along with an up-to-date analysis of the four waves of feminism, new strands of feminist analysis and praxis, and publishing trends.
Subjects: Gender Studies and Sexuality Cultural Studies (General) History: 20th Century to Present
Published March 2023
Managing Northern Europe's Forests
Histories from the Age of Improvement to the Age of Ecology
Oosthoek, K. J. & Hölzl, R. (eds)
Eleven chapters, organized regionally, explore the origins of state forestry policy in Northern Europe from the early modern period to the present. Topics include fundamental policy aims, the functioning and organisations of forestry, forest management, wood supply, regulations, forest statistics, wood depletion, growing stock, forest conservation, and landscape protection.
Subjects: Environmental Studies (General) History: Medieval/Early Modern History: 18th/19th Century
Published June 2021
A Sociological Study
Skogen, K., Krange, O., & Figari, H.
Making a comeback in Northern Europe and North America, wolf populations cause conflicts by affecting the livelihoods of rural peoples. However, their arrivals also become embedded in more general societal tensions. Wolf Conflicts reveals how conflicts over land use and conservation intertwine with patterns of hegemony and resistance in modern societies.
Subjects: Sociology Environmental Studies (General)
Published December 2018
Labour, Unions and Politics under the North Star
The Nordic Countries, 1700-2000
Hilson, M., Neunsinger, S., & Vyff, I. (eds)
Notwithstanding Nordic countries’ reputation for strong labour movements, the fortunes of organized labour have varied widely throughout the region and across different historical periods. Together, the essays collected here explore themes such as work, unions, politics and migration in the Nordic states from the early modern period to the twenty-first century.
Subjects: History (General) Political and Economic Anthropology
Published December 2019
Ambassadors of Realpolitik
Sweden, the CSCE and the Cold War
This groundbreaking study looks at the tension between realism and idealism in Swedish diplomacy during the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe and 1975 Helsinki Accords. It offers a compelling counternarrative of this period, showing that Sweden strategically ignored human rights violations in Eastern Europe in its pursuit of national interests.
Subject: History: 20th Century to Present
Published October 2016
The Man from the Third Row
Hasse Ekman, Swedish Cinema and the Long Shadow of Ingmar Bergman
Once one of the leading lights of Swedish cinema, director Hasse Ekman is today virtually unknown outside of Sweden, eclipsed by the iconic Ingmar Bergman. This first-ever English-language book on the subject provides an engaging, comprehensive survey of Ekman’s career, combining explorations of historical context with insightful analyses of styles and themes.
Subject: Film and Television Studies
Published June 2020
Figurations of the Future
Forms and Temporalities of Left Radical Politics in Northern Europe
Built around key events, this book explores politics among left radical activists in Northern Europe. The author recasts theoretical concerns about politics and aesthetics, drawing on anthropological literature from Scandinavia and the Amazon to establish analogies between perceptions of the body, autonomy, forests and capitalism.
Subjects: Anthropology (General) Political and Economic Anthropology
Published February 2020
To the Bomb and Back
Finnish War Children Tell Their World War II Stories
Saffle, S. (ed)
Between 1939 and 1945 some 80,000 Finnish children were sent to Sweden, Denmark, and elsewhere, ostensibly to protect them from danger while their nation’s soldiers fought superior Soviet and German forces. This is the first English-language account of Finland’s war children and their experiences, told through the survivors’ own words.
Subjects: History: World War II Memory Studies
Published June 2021
Negotiating Identity in Scandinavia
Women, Migration, and the Diaspora
Akman, H. (ed)
“The anthology provides careful analysis based on rich empirical material that illuminates the complexity of the region (and of the migration processes that have occurred in the last thirty years) represented and acted upon as the Nordic…[Its] strength lies in its ability to pose central research questions at the crossroad between the making of the ‘Nordic’ and the original ways through which diasporic communities create gendered forms of belonging that transcend the nation-state. This ability to move between the local and the global through original and reflexive methodologies locates the anthology’s work within a broader international scholarship.” · Diana Mulinari, Center for Gender Studies, University of Lund
Subjects: Anthropology (General) Gender Studies and Sexuality Refugee and Migration Studies
Published May 2016
From Antiquities to Heritage
Transformations of Cultural Memory
What does it mean when runic stones or medieval churches are transformed from antiquities to monuments to heritage sites? This book argues that the transformations concern more than words alone: They reflect fundamental changes in the way we experience the past, and the way historical objects are assigned meaning and value in the present.
Subjects: Museum Studies Memory Studies Heritage Studies
Published December 2014
Nordic Paths to Modernity
Árnason, J. P. & Wittrock, B. (eds)
Subjects: Development Studies History (General) Sociology
Published May 2013
The Design of Culture at Bang & Olufsen
Subject: Applied Anthropology
Published November 2011
Unveiling the Whale
Discourses on Whales and Whaling
Subjects: Environmental Studies (General) Anthropology (General)
Published September 2008
Scandinavian Museums and Cultural Diversity
Goodnow, K. & Akman, H. (eds)
Subject: Museum Studies
Published March 2011
Coping with Distances
Producing Nordic Atlantic Societies
Baerenholdt, J. O.
Subjects: Anthropology (General) Environmental Studies (General) Travel and Tourism
Published February 2007
State and Civil Society in Northern Europe
The Swedish Model Reconsidered
Trägårdh, L. (ed)
Published April 2007
The Kinning of Foreigners
Transnational Adoption in a Global Perspective
Subjects: Anthropology (General) Educational Studies Sociology
Published December 2003
Culture and Crisis
The Case of Germany and Sweden
Witoszek, N. & Trägårdh, L. (eds)
Subjects: Cultural Studies (General) History: 20th Century to Present
Published September 1999
Olympic Games as Performance and Public Event
The Case of the XVII Winter Olympic Games in Norway
Klausen, A. (ed)
Subjects: Performance Studies Anthropology (General)
Published February 2000
Sexual Subordination and State Intervention
Comparing Sweden and the United States
Elman, R. A.
Subjects: Gender Studies and Sexuality Cultural Studies (General)
Published December 1992
The Dutch Hunebedden
Megalithic Tombs of the Funnel Beaker Culture
Bakker, J. A.
Hunebedden are the megalithic tombs of the Neolithic Funnel Beaker Culture in the Netherlands. Jan Albert Bakker is one of the few archaeologists in Holland to have excavated a Dutch megalithic tomb, and here he not only draws on and presents the knowledge acquired through excavations, but gives also an overview of the history of Dutch megalithic tomb investigations and an abundantly illustrated compendium of data on all the known megalithic tombs in Holland.