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We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Anthropology, Education Studies, History, Medical Anthropology,  Mobility Studies, and Sociology, along with our New in Paperback titles.

 

 


Anthropology

 

Being-Here: Placemaking in a World of MovementBEING-HERE

Placemaking in a World of Movement

Annika Lems

Volume 35, EASA Series

 

Exploring the lifeworlds of Halima, Omar and Mohamed, three middle-aged Somalis living in Melbourne, Australia, the author discusses the interrelated meanings of emplacement and displacement as experienced in people’s everyday lives.

Read Introduction: Greeting Xamar

Searching for a Better Life: Growing Up in the Slums of BangkokSEARCHING FOR A BETTER LIFE

Growing Up in the Slums of Bangkok

Sorcha Mahony

 

This book offers an ethnographic account of growing up in the city’s slums, struggling to get by in a rapidly developing and globalizing economy and trying to fulfil one’s dreams.

Read Introduction

Dreams Made Small: The Education of Papuan Highlanders in IndonesiaDREAMS MADE SMALL

The Education of Papuan Highlanders in Indonesia

Jenny Munro

Volume 9, ASAO Studies in Pacific Anthropology

 

Dreams Made Small offers an in-depth, ethnographic look at journeys of education among young Dani men and women, asking us to think differently about education as a trajectory for transformation and belonging, and ultimately revealing how dreams of equality are shaped and reshaped in the face of multiple constraints.

Read Introduction: New Promises, Old Problems


Education Studies

 

The Experience of Neoliberal EducationTHE EXPERIENCE OF NEOLIBERAL EDUCATION

Edited by Bonnie Urciuoli

Volume 4, Higher Education in Critical Perspective: Practices and Policies

 

Through ethnography-based analysis, the contributors to this volume explore how these commodified “experiences” have turned students into consumers and given them the illusion that they are in control of their investment.

Read Introduction: Neoliberalizing Undergraduate Experience


Medical Anthropology

 

Care across Distance: Ethnographic Explorations of Aging and MigrationCARE ACROSS DISTANCE

Ethnographic Explorations of Aging and Migration

Edited by Azra Hromadžić and Monika Palmberger

Volume 4, Life Course, Culture and Aging: Global Transformations

 

This volume investigates how taken-for-granted roles are challenged, intergenerational relationships transformed, economic ties recalibrated, technological innovations utilized, and spiritual relations pursued and desired, and asks what it means to care at a distance and to age abroad.

Read Introduction: Care Across Distance

Capturing Quicksilver: The Position, Power, and Plasticity of Chinese Medicine in SingaporeCAPTURING QUICKSILVER

The Position, Power, and Plasticity of Chinese Medicine in Singapore

Arielle A. Smith

Volume 17, Epistemologies of Healing

 

This book examines the use and practice of Chinese medicine in Singapore, especially in everyday life, and contributes to anthropological debates regarding the post-colonial intersection of knowledge, identity, and governmentality, and to transnational studies of Chinese medicine as a permeable, plural, and fluid practice.

Read Introduction: Mercurial Assemblages and Analytical Bricolage


Mobility Studies

 

Intimate Mobilities: Sexual Economies, Marriage and Migration in a Disparate WorldINTIMATE MOBILITIES

Sexual Economies, Marriage and Migration in a Disparate World

Edited by Christian Groes and Nadine T. Fernandez

Foreword by Katharine Charsley

Volume 3, Worlds in Motion

 

This book explores the entanglement of mobility and intimacy in various configurations throughout the world.

Read: Introduction: Intimate Mobilities and Mobile Intimacies


History

 

Taking on Technocracy: Nuclear Power in Germany, 1945 to the PresentTAKING ON TECHNOCRACY

Nuclear Power in Germany, 1945 to the Present

Dolores L. Augustine

Volume 24, Protest, Culture & Society

 

Combining analyses of social history, popular culture, social movement theory, and histories of science and technology, it offers a compelling narrative of a key episode in the recent history of popular resistance.

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Memorializing the GDR: Monuments and Memory after 1989MEMORIALIZING THE GDR

Monuments and Memory after 1989

Anna Saunders

 

Memorializing the GDR provides the first in-depth study of this contested arena of public memory, investigating the individuals and groups devoted to the creation or destruction of memorials as well as their broader aesthetic, political, and historical contexts.

Read Introduction


Sociology

 

In the Best Interests of the Child: Loss and Suffering in Adoption ProceedingsIN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE CHILD

Loss and Suffering in Adoption Proceedings

Mili Mass

Translated from the Hebrew by Jonathan Orr-Stav

 

Marshalling her experience as an expert witness in court proceedings on non-consensual, confidential adoption in Israel, Mass describes legal proceedings following the Israeli state petition that declares children eligible for adoption because of alleged parental incapability, and explores the politics of state intervention in the parent/child relationship.

Read Introduction: Moses and Oedipus


New in Paperbacks:

 

Memory Unbound: Tracing the Dynamics of Memory StudiesMEMORY UNBOUND

Tracing the Dynamics of Memory Studies

Edited by Lucy Bond, Stef Craps, Pieter Vermeulen

 

 Memory Unbound places leading researchers in conversation with emerging voices in the field to recast our understanding of memory’s distinctive variability.

Read Introduction: Memory on the Move

Rethinking Antifascism: History, Memory and Politics, 1922 to the PresentRETHINKING ANTIFASCISM

History, Memory and Politics, 1922 to the Present

Edited by Hugo García, Mercedes Yusta, Xavier Tabet, and Cristina Clímaco

 

“This rich and comprehensive book opens up around the historiographical question of antifascism a series of passionate debates of which the last word has not been said.”Vingtième Siècle. Revue d’histoire

Read Introduction: Beyond Revisionism: Rethinking Antifascism in the Twenty-First Century

Fascist Interactions: Proposals for a New Approach to Fascism and Its Era, 1919-1945FASCIST INTERACTIONS

Proposals for a New Approach to Fascism and Its Era, 1919-1945

David D. Roberts

 

“This is a highly sophisticated synthesis of key debates and potential new directions in scholarship on fascism. It rests on a phenomenal grasp of the literature and represents a magisterial stock-taking that is essential reading for specialists.” · Christopher Dillon, King’s College London

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Migration, Memory, and Diversity: Germany from 1945 to the PresentMIGRATION, MEMORY, AND DIVERSITY

Germany from 1945 to the Present

Edited by Cornelia Wilhelm

Preface by Konrad Jarausch

Volume 1, Contemporary European History

 

“…an overall excellent contribution to the history of migration and diversity in Germany. Surely not only historians will welcome Wilhelm’s fine collection.” · Contemporary Austrian Studies

Read Introduction: Migration, Memory, and Diversity in Germany after 1945

Beyond the Divide: Entangled Histories of Cold War EuropeBEYOND THE DIVIDE

Entangled Histories of Cold War Europe

Edited by Simo Mikkonen and Pia Koivunen

 

“This volume is a welcome and important contribution, offering much material and inspiration for further case studies and comparative overviews.” • Forschungen zur Baltischen Geschichte

Read Introduction: Beyond the Divide

Migration by Boat: Discourses of Trauma, Exclusion and SurvivalMIGRATION BY BOAT

Discourses of Trauma, Exclusion and Survival

Edited by Lynda Mannik

Volume 35, Forced Migration

 

“This book is highly original in its emphasis on representations of enforced sea journeys and their memorialisations. Many, including myself, would like it on their shelf for teaching and reference.” · Michael Pugh, University of Bradford

Read Introduction


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