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World Anthropology Day 2018

The 2018 Anthropology Day celebration is on Thursday, February 15. According to the AAA website, Anthropology Day “is a day for anthropologists to celebrate our discipline while sharing it with the world around us.” In support of these efforts and to mark this special day, we are delighted to showcase titles from across all strands of the subject […]


We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Anthropology, Archaeology, Genocide Studies, History, Museum Studies, Political Economy and Refugee & Migration Studies, along with our New in Paperback titles. CONTRARIAN ANTHROPOLOGY The Unwritten Rules of Academia Laura Nader   Analyzing the workings of boundary maintenance in the areas of anthropology, energy, gender, and […]

Winter and Summer Pockets of Hope

by Christine Cohen Park Jerusalem has been much in the news lately. First, Trump’s provocative declaration of his intention to move the American Embassy there, and, quickly on its heels, the Knesset’s latest ruling increasing the number of its members who must vote in favour before East Jerusalem can be released to the Palestinians should a […]

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

To mark the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp on the 27th of January, the United Nations has recognized this day as International Holocaust Remembrance Day in memory of the people murdered by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. For more information on developing educational programs to instill the memory of the tragedy […]

“Pockets of Hope”: Peaceful Coexistence in Israel & Palestine

by Christine Cohen Park I have just seen the play Oslo by J.T. Rogers in London. It’s a skilful rendering of the stages of the negotiations, the hopes, complexities, twists and turns on the road to a landmark agreement, the Olso Accord, between two peoples at perpetual war with one another. One (of the many) successes […]

Are There Sustainable Cities in the Arctic?

by Robert Orttung Robert Orttung is the author of Sustaining Russia’s Arctic Cities: Resource Politics, Migration, and Climate Change, which will be available in paperback in 2018. We’re offering 25% off the paperback with code ORT427 on our website. More than four million people live in the Arctic, but so far few scholars have addressed urban conditions there. In […]

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Thinking about Ownership of the Sea

The notion of property has had many accolades assigned to it. In some iterations, it is the bringer of freedom (Anderson and Huggins 2003); in others it is a wielder of power (Underkuffler 2003). It is also a way of distinction between culture and nature, boiled down to the ownable and unownable. ... Continue reading →

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David Graeber: Manufactured ignorance: The strange case of Juan Cole and the Kurdish Freedom Movement, and the International Liberal Intelligentsia

This is a story about how a well-meaning liberal American professor can end up becoming an active propagandist for right-wing forces attempting to destroy a feminist revolution. • Juan Cole is a Professor of History at the University of Michigan, well-known for his blog Informed Comment, which ... Continue reading →

Blog: Museum Worlds

“Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire” is now at San Francisco’s de Young Museum

The 1,000-year-old former Mesoamerican city, Teotihuacan, is on display at the de Young Museum in San Francisco and, after Feb. 11, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The de Young Museum provides an interactive digital story about the major exhibition, “Teotihuacan: City of Water, ... Continue reading →

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New Hong Kong Cinema

New Hong Kong Cinema

Transitions to Becoming Chinese in 21st-Century East Asia

Ruby Cheung

 “Cheung successfully conveys the complex and mutable terrain of contemporary Hong Kong cinema, then and now.” · Film Quarterly

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Marxism and Film Activism

Marxism and Film Activism

Screening Alternative Worlds

Edited by Ewa Mazierska and Lars Kristensen

"An excellent and overdue (i.e., not just timely) contribution. An important source of new ideas and perspectives, filled with ideas and questions to debate"  ·  John Hutnyk, Goldsmiths, University of London

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The Enemy on Display

The Enemy on Display

The Second World War in Eastern European Museums

Zuzanna Bogumił, Joanna Wawrzyniak, Tim Buchen, Christian Ganzer and Maria Senina

“...the book highlights the fascinating issue of displaying war, and, through display, defining and exposing certain concepts of national and local identity. In that sense the volume is an important contribution to the growing literature on Central and East European museums in particular, and the issue of presentation of war in museums in general.” · Canadian Slavonic Papers

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The Ethics of Seeing

The Ethics of Seeing

Photography and Twentieth-Century German History

Edited by Jennifer Evans, Paul Betts, and Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann

The Ethics of Seeing gathers together very useful and highly readable contributions to the history of German photography. These stimulating essays give a broad perspective on the German twentieth century, and in many cases address important gaps in the historical record.” · Simon Ward, Durham University

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Indigeneity on the Move

Indigeneity on the Move

Varying Manifestations of a Contested Concept

Edited by Eva Gerharz, Nasir Uddin, and Pradeep Chakkarath

“This very interesting and insightful collection takes the focus of discussion around the concept of indigeneity away from its normal parameters, instead examining how the concept has taken root outside the European and North American contexts, transforming the concept of indigeneity.” · Evelyn Plaice, University of New Brunswick

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Singing Ideas

Singing Ideas

Performance, Politics and Oral Poetry

Tríona Ní Shíocháin

“This excellent book gives a concise, comprehensive overview of oral poetry in a crisply written style, confidently delivered and supported by rigorous scholarship.” · Lillis Ó Laoire, National University of Ireland, Galway

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Visitors to the House of Memory


Museums and Collections

Volume: 9

Visitors to the House of Memory

Identity and Political Education at the Jewish Museum Berlin

Victoria Bishop Kendzia

Visitors to the House of Memory lucidly explores the intersection of museum experience, ethnic exclusion, and education. Its proposal for different models of inclusion in and through history education is very much needed in Germany and Europe today.” · Irit Dekel



Keywords of Mobility

Keywords of Mobility

Critical Engagements

Edited by Noel B. Salazar and Kiran Jayaram

Scholars from various disciplines have used key concepts to grasp mobilities, but as of yet, a working vocabulary of these has not been fully developed. Given this context and inspired in part by Raymond Williams' Keywords (1976), this edited volume presents contributions that critically analyze mobility-related keywords: capital, cosmopolitanism, freedom, gender, immobility, infrastructure, motility, and regime. Each chapter provides an historical context, a critical analysis of how the keyword has been used in relation to mobility, and a conclusion that proposes future usage or research.

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Ritual Retellings: Luangan Healing Performances through Practice

Ritual Retellings

Luangan Healing Performances through Practice

Isabell Herrmans

Belian is an exceptionally lively tradition of shamanistic curing rituals performed by the Luangans, a politically marginalized population of Indonesian Borneo. This volume explores the significance of these rituals in practice and asks what belian rituals do — socially, politically, and existentially — for particular people in particular circumstances...

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Screen Bodies

An Interdisciplinary Journal of Experience, Perception, and Display

New in 2016!

Screen Bodies is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on the intersection of Screen Studies and Body Studies across disciplines, institutions, and media. It is a forum promoting research on various aspects of embodiment on and in front of screens through articles, reviews, and interviews. The journal considers moving and still images, whether from the entertainment industry, information technologies, or news and media outlets, including cinema, television, the internet, and gallery spaces. It investigates the private experiences of portable and personal devices and the institutional ones of medical and surveillance imaging. Screen Bodies addresses the portrayal, function, and reception of bodies on and in front of screens from the perspectives of gender and sexuality, feminism and masculinity, trans* studies, queer theory, critical race theory, cyborg studies, and dis/ability studies.

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Boyhood Studies

An Interdisciplinary Journal

Boyhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal is a peer-reviewed journal providing a forum for the discussion of boyhood, young masculinities, and boys’ lives by exploring the full scale of intricacies, challenges, and legacies that inform male and masculine developments. Boyhood Studies is committed to a critical and international scope and solicits both articles and special issue proposals from a variety of research fields including, but not limited to, the social and psychological sciences, historical and cultural studies, philosophy, and social, legal, and health studies. More Information...

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