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Honour and Violence
October 2016

Honour and Violence

Gender, Power and Law in Southern Pakistan

Shah, N.
The Heritage Arena
October 2016

The Heritage Arena

Reinventing Cheese in the Italian Alps

Grasseni, C.
Trees, Knots, and Outriggers
October 2016

Trees, Knots, and Outriggers

Environmental Knowledge in the Northeast Kula Ring

Damon, F. H.
Hunters, Gatherers, and Practitioners of Powerlessness
October 2016

Hunters, Gatherers, and Practitioners of Powerlessness

An Ethnography of the Degraded in Postsocialist Poland

Rakowski, T.
Biomedical Entanglements
October 2016

Biomedical Entanglements

Conceptions of Personhood in a Papua New Guinea Society

Herbst, F. A.
Leaving Footprints in the Taiga
October 2016

Leaving Footprints in the Taiga

Luck, Spirits and Ambivalence among the Siberian Orochen Reindeer Herders and Hunters

Brandišauskas, D.
Losing Heaven
October 2016

Losing Heaven

Religion in Germany since 1945

Großbölting, T.
Narratives in the Making
November 2016

Narratives in the Making

Writing the East German Past in the Democratic Present

Gallinat, A.
Sustaining Russia's Arctic Cities
November 2016

Sustaining Russia's Arctic Cities

Resource Politics, Migration, and Climate Change

Orrtung, R. (ed)
Death, Materiality and Mediation
November 2016

Death, Materiality and Mediation

An Ethnography of Remembrance in Ireland

Graham, B.
Creating a New Public University and Reviving Democracy
November 2016

Creating a New Public University and Reviving Democracy

Action Research in Higher Education

Levin, M. & Greenwood, D. J.
Transnational Struggles for Recognition
November 2016

Transnational Struggles for Recognition

New Perspectives on Civil Society since the 20th Century

Gosewinkel, D. & Rucht, D. (eds)
The Forest People without a Forest
December 2016

The Forest People without a Forest

Development Paradoxes, Belonging and Participation of the Baka in East Cameroon

Lueong, G. M.
Languid Bodies, Grounded Stances
December 2016

Languid Bodies, Grounded Stances

The Curving Pathway of Neoclassical Odissi Dance

Sikand, N.
A Fragmented Landscape
December 2016

A Fragmented Landscape

Abortion Governance and Protest Logics in Europe

De Zordo, S., Mishtal, J., & Anton. J. (eds)
The Imbalance of Power
December 2016

The Imbalance of Power

Leadership, Masculinity and Wealth in the Amazon

Brightman, M
America Observed
December 2016

America Observed

On an International Anthropology of the United States

Dominguez, V. & Habib, J. (eds)
Against Exoticism
December 2016

Against Exoticism

Toward the Transcendence of Relativism and Universalism in Anthropology

Kapferer, B. & Theodossopoulos, D. (eds)
Human Origins
December 2016

Human Origins

Contributions from Social Anthropology

Power, C., Finnegan, M. & Callan, H. (eds)
Breaking Rocks
December 2016

Breaking Rocks

Music, Ideology and Economic Collapse, from Paris to Kinshasa

Trapido, J.
Food Research
January 2017

Food Research

Nutritional Anthropology and Archaeological Methods

Chrzan, J. & Brett, J. (eds)
The Romance of Crossing Borders
January 2017

The Romance of Crossing Borders

Studying and Volunteering Abroad

Doerr, N. M. & Davis Taïeb, H. (eds)
The Patient Multiple
January 2017

The Patient Multiple

An Ethnography of Healthcare and Decision-Making in Bhutan

Taee, J.
Research Methods for Anthropological Studies of Food and Nutrition
February 2017

Research Methods for Anthropological Studies of Food and Nutrition

Volumes I-III

Chrzan, J. & Brett, J. (eds)
Shaping Taxpayers
February 2017

Shaping Taxpayers

Values in Action at the Swedish Tax Agency

Björklund Larsen, L.
Anthropology and Public Service
February 2017

Anthropology and Public Service

The UK Experience

MacClancy, J. (ed)
Food Culture
February 2017

Food Culture

Anthropology, Linguistics and Food Studies

Chrzan, J. & Brett, J. (eds)
Food Health
February 2017

Food Health

Nutrition, Technology, and Public Health

Chrzan, J. & Brett, J. (eds)
Collaborative Intimacies in Music and Dance
March 2017

Collaborative Intimacies in Music and Dance

Anthropologies of Sound and Movement

Chrysagis, E. & Karampampas, P. (eds)
Border Aesthetics
March 2017

Border Aesthetics

Concepts and Intersections

Schimanski, J. & Wolfe, S. F. (eds)
Theoretical Scholarship and Applied Practice
March 2017

Theoretical Scholarship and Applied Practice

Pink, S., Fors, V., & O'Dell, T. (eds)
When Things Become Property
March 2017

When Things Become Property

Land Reform, Authority and Value in Postsocialist Europe and Asia

Sikor, T., Dorondel, S., Stahl, J. & Xuan To, P.
Starry Nights
March 2017

Starry Nights

Critical Structural Realism in Anthropology

Reyna, S. P.
On Retaliation
March 2017

On Retaliation

Towards an Interdisciplinary Understanding of a Basic Human Condition

Turner, B. & Schlee, G. (eds)
From Clans to Co-ops
March 2017

From Clans to Co-ops

Confiscated Mafia Land in Sicily

Rakopoulos, T.
Wolf Conflicts
April 2017

Wolf Conflicts

A Sociological Study

Skogen, K., Krange, O., & Figari, H.
Methodologies of Mobility
April 2017

Methodologies of Mobility

Ethnography and Experiment

Elliot, A., Norum, R., & Salazar, N. B. (eds)
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)
Hairy Hippies and Bloody Butchers
April 2017

Hairy Hippies and Bloody Butchers

The Greenpeace Anti-Whaling Campaign in Norway

Riese, J.
Conflict, Domination, and Violence
April 2017

Conflict, Domination, and Violence

Episodes in Mexican Social History

Illades, C.
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)
Grace after Genocide
April 2017

Grace after Genocide

Cambodians in the United States

Mortland, C. A.
Footprints in Paradise
May 2017

Footprints in Paradise

Ecotourism, Local Knowledge, and Nature Therapies in Okinawa

Murray, A. E.
The Good Holiday
May 2017

The Good Holiday

Development, Tourism and the Politics of Benevolence in Mozambique

Baptista, J. A.
Indigenist Mobilization
May 2017

Indigenist Mobilization

Confronting Electoral Communism and Precarious Livelihoods in Post-Reform Kerala

Steur, L.
The Mirror of the Medieval
May 2017

The Mirror of the Medieval

An Anthropology of the Western Historical Imagination

Fazioli, K. P.
Being Godless
May 2017

Being Godless

Ethnographies of Atheism and Non-Religion

Blanes, R. L. & Outsinova-Stjepanovic, G. (eds)
Archeologies of Confession
May 2017

Archeologies of Confession

Writing the German Reformations, 1517-2017

Johnson, C. L., Luebke, D. M., Plummer, M. E. & Spohnholz, J. (eds)
Mary Douglas
May 2017

Mary Douglas

Understanding Social Thought and Conflict

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

Civil Society Revisited

Lessons from Poland

Jacobsson, K. & Korolczuk, E. (eds)
The Dance of Nurture
June 2017

The Dance of Nurture

Negotiating Infant Feeding

Van Esterik, P. & O'Connor, R. A.
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)
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)
From Eastern Bloc to European Union
July 2017

From Eastern Bloc to European Union

Comparative Processes of Transformation since 1990

Heydemann, G. & Vodicka, K. (eds)
Managing Ambiguity
July 2017

Managing Ambiguity

How Clientalism, Citizenship and Power Shapes Personhood in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brković, Č.
Living Before Dying
August 2017

Living Before Dying

Imagining and Remembering Home

Davies, J.
Images from Paradise
August 2017

Images from Paradise

The Visual Communication of the European Union's Federalist Utopia

Salgó, E.
A Goddess in Motion
August 2017

A Goddess in Motion

Visual Creativity in the Cult of Maria Lionza

Canals, R.
Contesting Deregulation
August 2017

Contesting Deregulation

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

Andresen, K. and Müller, S. (eds)
Fertility, Conjuncture, Difference
August 2017

Fertility, Conjuncture, Difference

Anthropological Approaches to the Heterogeneity of Modern Fertility Declines

Kreager, P. & Bochow, A. (eds)
Gender, Violence, Refugees
August 2017

Gender, Violence, Refugees

Buckley-Zistel, S. & Krause, U. (eds)
European Anthropologies
August 2017

European Anthropologies

Barrera-González, A., Heintz, M. & Horolets, A. (eds)
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On February 16th, the American Anthropological Association celebrates World Anthropology Day, which has been set to recognize the field of anthropology and the work of anthropologists within it. World Anthropology Day is a day for anthropologists to celebrate and participate in their discipline with the public around them.  For more information on Anthropology day, visit the AAA […]

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