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Experiencing Materiality
February 2021

Experiencing Materiality

Museum Perspectives

Gamberi, V.
Rhetoric and Social Relations
February 2021

Rhetoric and Social Relations

Dialectics of Bonding and Contestation

Abbink, J. & LaTosky, S. (eds)
Religion and Pride
February 2021

Religion and Pride

Hindus in Search of Recognition in La Réunion

Lang, N.
South Africa's Dreams
February 2021

South Africa's Dreams

Ethnologists and Apartheid in Namibia

Gordon, R. J.
A Taste for Oppression
March 2021

A Taste for Oppression

A Political Ethnography of Everyday Life in Belarus

Hervouet, R.
Agent of Change
March 2021

Agent of Change

The Deposition and Manipulation of Ash in the Past

Roth, B. J. & Adams, E. C. (eds)
Floating Economies
March 2021

Floating Economies

The Cultural Ecology of the Dal Lake in Kashmir, India

Casimir, M. J.
The Best We Share
March 2021

The Best We Share

Nation, Culture and World-Making in the UNESCO World Heritage Arena

Brumann, C.
Ethical Practice in Participatory Visual Research with Girls
March 2021

Ethical Practice in Participatory Visual Research with Girls

Transnational Approaches

Moletsane, R., Wiebesiek, L.,Treffry-Goatley, A. & Mandrona, A. (eds)
The Struggle for the Past
March 2021

The Struggle for the Past

How We Construct Social Memories

Jelin, E.
In-Betweenness in Greater Khartoum
April 2021

In-Betweenness in Greater Khartoum

Spaces, Temporalities, and Identities from Separation to Revolution

Franck, A., Casciarri, B., & Salim El-Hassan, I. (eds)
Merchant Kings
April 2021

Merchant Kings

Corporate Governmentality in the Dutch Colonial Empire, 1815–1870

Schrauwers, A.
Exchanging Objects
April 2021

Exchanging Objects

Nineteenth-Century Museum Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution

Nichols, C. A.
Ethnography in the Raw
April 2021

Ethnography in the Raw

Life in a Luzon Village

Moeran, B.
Ethnographies of Power
April 2021

Ethnographies of Power

A Political Anthropology of Energy

Loloum, T., Abram, S., & Ortar, N. (eds)
Remaking the Human
April 2021

Remaking the Human

Cosmetic Technologies of Body Repair, Reshaping, and Replacement

Jarrín, A. & Pussetti, C. (eds)
Liminal Moves
April 2021

Liminal Moves

Traveling along Places, Meanings, and Times

Cangià, F.
Authenticity and Authorship in Pacific Island Encounters
April 2021

Authenticity and Authorship in Pacific Island Encounters

New Lives of Old Imaginaries

Mageo, J. & Knauft, B. (eds)
A Twisted Style
May 2021

A Twisted Style

The Culture of Dreadlocks in “Western” Societies

Jerrentrup, M. T.
To See a Moose
May 2021

To See a Moose

The History of Polish Sex Education

Kościańska, A.
Mattering the Invisible
May 2021

Mattering the Invisible

Technologies, Bodies, and the Realm of the Spectral

Espírito Santo, D. & Hunter, J. (eds)
Beyond the Veil
May 2021

Beyond the Veil

Reflexive Studies of Death and Dying

Thamann, A. & Christodoulaki, K. M. (eds)
In Memory of Times to Come
June 2021

In Memory of Times to Come

Ironies of History in Southeastern Papua New Guinea

Demian, M.
All Tomorrow's Cultures
June 2021

All Tomorrow's Cultures

Anthropological Engagements with the Future

Collins, S. G.
The Moral Work of Anthropology
June 2021

The Moral Work of Anthropology

Ethnographic Studies of Anthropologists at Work

Mogensen, H. & Hansen, B. G. (eds)
NGOs and Lifeworlds in Africa
June 2021

NGOs and Lifeworlds in Africa

Transdisciplinary Perspectives

Kalfelis, M. C. & Knodel, K. (eds)
Evil Eye in Christian Orthodox Society
June 2021

Evil Eye in Christian Orthodox Society

A Journey from Envy to Personhood

Souvlakis, N.
The Age of Capitalism and Bureaucracy
June 2021

The Age of Capitalism and Bureaucracy

Perspectives on the Political Sociology of Max Weber

Mommsen, W. J.
Un-Settling Middle Eastern Refugees
June 2021

Un-Settling Middle Eastern Refugees

Regimes of Exclusion and Inclusion in the Middle East, Europe, and North America

Inhorn, M. C. & Volk, L. (eds)
Emotions, Ethics, and Cinematic Experience
June 2021

Emotions, Ethics, and Cinematic Experience

New Phenomenological and Cognitivist Perspectives

Sinnerbrink, R. (ed)
Embracing Landscape
June 2021

Embracing Landscape

Living with Reindeer and Hunting among Spirits in South Siberia

Küçüküstel, S.
Sovereign Forces
June 2021

Sovereign Forces

Everyday Challenges to Environmental Governance in Latin America

McNeish, J.-A.
Delta Life
June 2021

Delta Life

Exploring Dynamic Environments where Rivers Meet the Sea

Krause, F. & Harris, M. (eds)
After Corporate Paternalism
July 2021

After Corporate Paternalism

Material Renovation and Social Change in Times of Ruination

Straube, C.
Matsutake Worlds
July 2021

Matsutake Worlds

Faier, L. & Hathaway, M. J. (eds)
How Kinship Systems Change
July 2021

How Kinship Systems Change

On the Dialectics of Practice and Classification

Parkin, R.
Textures of Belonging
July 2021

Textures of Belonging

Senses, Objects and Spaces of Romanian Roma

Racleş, A.
Explorations in Economic Anthropology
July 2021

Explorations in Economic Anthropology

Key Issues and Critical Reflections

Kaneff, D. & Endres, K. W. (eds)
Almost, but Not Quite Bored in Pula
July 2021

Almost, but Not Quite Bored in Pula

An Anthropological Study of the Tapija Phenomenon in Northwest Croatia

Matošević, A.
Margaret Mead
July 2021

Margaret Mead

Shankman, P.
Living Like a Girl
August 2021

Living Like a Girl

Agency, Social Vulnerability and Welfare Measures in Europe and Beyond

Vogel, M. & Arnell, L. (eds)
Tracing Slavery
August 2021

Tracing Slavery

The Politics of Atlantic Memory in The Netherlands

Balkenhol, M.
Stories from an Ancient Land
August 2021

Stories from an Ancient Land

Perspectives on Wa History and Culture

Fiskesjö, M.
William Robertson Smith
August 2021

William Robertson Smith

Bošković, A.
Latin America and Refugee Protection
August 2021

Latin America and Refugee Protection

Regimes, Logics, and Challenges

Jubilut, L. L., Vera Espinoza, M., & Mezzanotti, G. (eds)
Constructing Risk
August 2021

Constructing Risk

Disaster, Development, and the Built Environment

Bender, S. O.
Vertiginous Life
September 2021

Vertiginous Life

An Anthropology of Time and the Unforeseen

Knight, D. M.
Traumatic Pasts in Asia
September 2021

Traumatic Pasts in Asia

History, Psychiatry, and Trauma from the 1930s to the Present

Micale, M. S. & Pols, H. (eds)
Work, Society and the Ethical Self
September 2021

Work, Society and the Ethical Self

Chimeras of Freedom in the Neoliberal Era

Hann, C. (ed)
Israel-Palestine
September 2021

Israel-Palestine

Lands and Peoples

Bartov, O. (ed)
Hope and Insufficiency
September 2021

Hope and Insufficiency

Capacity Building in Ethnographic Comparison

Douglas-Jones, R. & Shaffner, J. (eds)
Guido Goldman
September 2021

Guido Goldman

Transatlantic Bridge Builder

Klingst, M.
Digital Archives and Collections
September 2021

Digital Archives and Collections

Creating Online Access to Cultural Heritage

Müller, K.
Cattle Poetics
September 2021

Cattle Poetics

How Aesthetics Shapes Politics in Mursiland, Ethiopia

Eczet, J.-B.
The Camino de Santiago
September 2021

The Camino de Santiago

Curating the Pilgrimage as Heritage and Tourism

Murray, M.
How is a Man Supposed to be a Man?
September 2021

How is a Man Supposed to be a Man?

Male Childlessness – a Life Course Disrupted

Hadley, R. A.
Bigger Fish to Fry
September 2021

Bigger Fish to Fry

A Theory of Cooking as Risk, with Greek Examples

Sutton, D. E.
Collaborative Happiness
October 2021

Collaborative Happiness

Building the Good Life in Urban Cohousing Communities

Kingfisher, C.
Outsiders
October 2021

Outsiders

Memories of Migration to and from North Korea

Bell, M.
Crafting Chinese Memories
October 2021

Crafting Chinese Memories

The Art and Materiality of Storytelling

Swancutt, K. (ed)
The Anthroposcene of Weather and Climate
October 2021

The Anthroposcene of Weather and Climate

Ethnographic Contributions to the Climate Change Debate

Sillitoe, P. (ed)
Moral Economy at Work
October 2021

Moral Economy at Work

Ethnographic Investigations in Eurasia

Yalçın-Heckmann, L. (ed)
Rethinking Internal Displacement
November 2021

Rethinking Internal Displacement

Geo-political Games, Fragile States and the Relief Industry

Laker, F.
Nothing New in Europe?
November 2021

Nothing New in Europe?

Israelis Look at Antisemitism Today

Haviv-Horiner, A.
The Pursuit of Pleasurable Work
November 2021

The Pursuit of Pleasurable Work

Craftwork in Twenty-First Century England

Marchand, T. H. J.
Cosmic Coherence
November 2021

Cosmic Coherence

A Cognitive Anthropology Through Chinese Divination

Matthews, W.
Good Enough Mothers
November 2021

Good Enough Mothers

Practicing Nurture and Motherhood in Chiapas, Mexico

López, JM
Dressing Up
November 2021

Dressing Up

Menswear in the Age of Social Media

Bluteau, J. M.
Franz Baermann Steiner
December 2021

Franz Baermann Steiner

A Stranger in the World

Adler, J. & Fardon, R.
Configuring Contagion
December 2021

Configuring Contagion

Ethnographies of Biosocial Epidemics

Meinert, L. & Seeberg, J. (eds)
We are All Africans Here
December 2021

We are All Africans Here

Race, Mobilities and West Africans in Europe

Loftsdóttir, K.
Tropological Thought and Action
December 2021

Tropological Thought and Action

Essays on the Poetics of Imagination

Živković, M., Pelkey, J. & Fernandez, J. W. (eds)
Cooling Down
January 2022

Cooling Down

Local Responses to Global Climate Change

Hoffman, S. M., Eriksen, T. H., & Mendes, P. (eds)
Afropolitan Horizons
January 2022

Afropolitan Horizons

Essays toward a Literary Anthropology of Nigeria

Hannerz, U.
Mediated Lives
January 2022

Mediated Lives

Waiting and Hope among Iraqi Refugees in Jordan

Twigt, M.
An Urban Future for Sápmi?
January 2022

An Urban Future for Sápmi?

Indigenous Urbanization in the Nordic States and Russia

Berg-Nordlie, M., Dankertsen, A, & Winsvold, M. (eds)
Entrepreneurs of Identity
January 2022

Entrepreneurs of Identity

The Islamic State’s Symbolic Repertoire

Günther, C.
Today’s Extremisms
January 2022

Today’s Extremisms

Crisis, Radicalization, and the Conundrum of the Center and the Extremes

Loperfido, G. (ed)
Opening Up the University
January 2022

Opening Up the University

Teaching and Learning with Refugees

Cantat, C., Cook, I., & Rajaram, P. K. (eds)
An American Icon in Puerto Rico
February 2022

An American Icon in Puerto Rico

Barbie, Girlhood, and Colonialism at Play

Aguiló-Pérez, E. R.
Wine Is Our Bread
February 2022

Wine Is Our Bread

Labour and Value in Moldovan Winemaking

Ana, D.
Walls and Gateways
February 2022

Walls and Gateways

Contested Heritage in Post-War Dubrovnik

Loades, C. M.
Land and the Mortgage
February 2022

Land and the Mortgage

History, Culture, Belonging

Rodima-Taylor, D. & Shipton, P. (eds)
Refugees on the Move
February 2022

Refugees on the Move

Crisis and Response in Turkey and Europe

Balkan, E. & Kutlu-Tonak, Z. (eds)
Food Connections
February 2022

Food Connections

Production, Exchange and Consumption in West African Migration

Abranches, M.
Neoliberalizing Diversity in Liberal Arts College Life
February 2022

Neoliberalizing Diversity in Liberal Arts College Life

Urciuoli, B.
Françoise Héritier
February 2022

Françoise Héritier

Gaillard, G.
Migration in the Making of the Gulf Space
February 2022

Migration in the Making of the Gulf Space

Social, Political, and Cultural Dimensions

Bouzas, A. M. & Casini, L. (eds)
Making Better Lives
February 2022

Making Better Lives

Hope, Freedom and Home-Making among People Sleeping Rough in Paris

Lenhard, J.
Durable Solutions
February 2022

Durable Solutions

Challenges with Implementing Global Norms for Internally Displaced Persons in Georgia

Funke, C.
The Social Origins of Thought
March 2022

The Social Origins of Thought

Durkheim, Mauss, and the Category Project

Schick, Johannes F. M.
Self in the World
March 2022

Self in the World

Connecting Lifes Extremes

Hart, K.
Engaging Environments in Tonga
March 2022

Engaging Environments in Tonga

Cultivating Beauty and Nurturing Relations in a Changing World

Perminow, A. A.
The Precarity of Masculinity
March 2022

The Precarity of Masculinity

Football, Pentecostalism, and Transnational Aspirations in Cameroon

Kovač, U.
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