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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 […]

SIMULATED SHELVES: BROWSE January 2018 NEW BOOKS

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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Blog: EnviroSociety

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 →

Blog: FocaalBlog

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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