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Social Im/mobilities in Africa
November 2019

Social Im/mobilities in Africa

Ethnographic Approaches

Noret, J. (ed)
Born a Slave, Died a Pioneer
November 2019

Born a Slave, Died a Pioneer

Nathan Harrison and the Historical Archaeology of Legend

Mallios, S.
Nourishing the Nation
November 2019

Nourishing the Nation

Food as National Identity in Catalonia

Johannes, V.
Heritage Movements in Asia
November 2019

Heritage Movements in Asia

Cultural Heritage Activism, Politics, and Identity

Mozaffari, A. & Jones, T. (eds)
Privileges of Birth
November 2019

Privileges of Birth

Constellations of Care, Myth, and Race in South Africa

Rogerson, J. J. M.
It Happens Among People
November 2019

It Happens Among People

Resonances and Extensions of the Work of Fredrik Barth

Wu, K. & Weller, R. P. (eds)
Brazilian Steel Town
November 2019

Brazilian Steel Town

Machines, Land, Money and Commoning in the Making of the Working Class

Mollona, M.
Bourdieu and Social Space
November 2019

Bourdieu and Social Space

Mobilities, Trajectories, Emplacements

Reed-Danahay, D.
Access to Assisted Reproductive Technologies
November 2019

Access to Assisted Reproductive Technologies

The Case of France and Belgium

Merchant, J. (ed)
Becoming Vaishnava in an Ideal Vedic City
November 2019

Becoming Vaishnava in an Ideal Vedic City

Fahy, J.
Atlantic Perspectives
November 2019

Atlantic Perspectives

Places, Spirits and Heritage

Balkenhol, M., Blanes, R. L., & Sarró, R. (eds)
A Human Garden
December 2019

A Human Garden

French Policy and the Transatlantic Legacies of Eugenic Experimentation

Rosental, P.-A.
Nationalism Revisited
December 2019

Nationalism Revisited

Austrian Social Closure from Romanticism to the Digital Age

Karner, C.
Big Capital in an Unequal World
January 2020

Big Capital in an Unequal World

The Micropolitics of Wealth in Pakistan

Armytage, R.
Fifty Years of Peasant Wars in Latin America
January 2020

Fifty Years of Peasant Wars in Latin America

Binford, L., Gill, L., & Striffler, S. (eds)
Institutionalised Dreams
January 2020

Institutionalised Dreams

The Art of Managing Foreign Aid

Drążkiewicz, E.
The Devil is Disorder
January 2020

The Devil is Disorder

Bodies, Spirits and Misfortune in a Trinidadian Village

Lynch, R.
Sustaining Indigenous Songs
January 2020

Sustaining Indigenous Songs

Contemporary Warlpiri Ceremonial Life in Central Australia

Curran, G.
Money Counts
January 2020

Money Counts

Revisiting Economic Calculation

Schmidt, M. & Ross, S. (eds)
Jaguars of the Dawn
January 2020

Jaguars of the Dawn

Spirit Mediumship in the Brazilian Vale do Amanhecer

Pierini, E.
Management and Morality
January 2020

Management and Morality

An Ethnographic Exploration of Management Consultancy Seminars

Henningsen, E.
Credit and Debt in an Unequal Society
February 2020

Credit and Debt in an Unequal Society

Establishing a Consumer Credit Market in South Africa

Schraten, J.
On the Nervous Edge of an Impossible Paradise
February 2020

On the Nervous Edge of an Impossible Paradise

Affect, Tourism, Belize

Little, K.
The Roma and Their Struggle for Identity in Contemporary Europe
February 2020

The Roma and Their Struggle for Identity in Contemporary Europe

Baar, H. van & Kóczé, A. (eds)
Postwar Soldiers
March 2020

Postwar Soldiers

Historical Controversies and West German Democratization, 1945–1955

Echternkamp, J.
Friendship without Borders
March 2020

Friendship without Borders

Women's Stories of Power, Politics, and Everyday Life across East and West Germany

Leask, P.
Navigating Miscarriage
March 2020

Navigating Miscarriage

Social, Medical and Conceptual Perspectives

Kilshaw, S. & Borg, K. (eds)
Media Practices and Changing African Socialities
March 2020

Media Practices and Changing African Socialities

Non-media-centric Perspectives

Helle-Valle, J. & Strom-Mathiesen, A. (eds)
Not Even Past
March 2020

Not Even Past

How the United States Ends Wars

Fitzgerald, D., Ryan, D., & Thompson, J. M. (eds)
After the Pink Tide
March 2020

After the Pink Tide

Corporate State Formation and New Egalitarianisms in Latin America

Gold, M. & Zagato, A. (eds)
Space, Place and Identity
March 2020

Space, Place and Identity

Wodaabe of Niger in the 21st Century

Köhler, F.
The Children of Gregoria
March 2020

The Children of Gregoria

Dogme Ethnography of a Mexican Family

Kristensen, R. & Adeath Villamil, C.
Selfishness and Selflessness
April 2020

Selfishness and Selflessness

New Approaches to Understanding Morality

Layne, L. L. (ed)
Rhetorical Minds
April 2020

Rhetorical Minds

Meditations on the Cognitive Science of Persuasion

Oakley, T.
Protest, Youth and Precariousness
April 2020

Protest, Youth and Precariousness

The Unfinished Fight against Austerity in Portugal

Carmo, R. M. & Vasconcelos Simões, J. A. (eds)
Total Atheism
April 2020

Total Atheism

Secular Activism and the Politics of Difference in South India

Binder, S.
Theorising Media and Conflict
April 2020

Theorising Media and Conflict

Budka, P. & Bräuchler, B. (eds)
Forced from the Forest
May 2020

Forced from the Forest

Mobile Indigenous Peoples, Gender Equality and the Forest Rights Act

Sigamany, I.
Blurring Timescapes, Subverting Erasure
May 2020

Blurring Timescapes, Subverting Erasure

Remembering Ghosts on the Margins of History

Surface-Evans, S., Garrison, A. E. & Supernant, K. (eds)
Abortion in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia
May 2020

Abortion in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia

Politics, Medicine and Morality

Maffi, I.
Finding Ways Through Eurospace
May 2020

Finding Ways Through Eurospace

West African Movers Re-viewing Europe from the Inside

Schapendonk, J.
Can Academics Change the World?
May 2020

Can Academics Change the World?

An Israeli Anthropologist's Testimony on the Rise and Fall of a Protest Movement on Campus

Shokeid, M.
Structures of Protection?
May 2020

Structures of Protection?

Rethinking Refugee Shelter

Scott-Smith, T. & Breeze, M. E. (eds)
States of Imitation
May 2020

States of Imitation

Mimetic Governmentality and Colonial Rule

Ladwig, P. & Roque, R. (eds)
Spaces of Solidarity
May 2020

Spaces of Solidarity

Karen Activism in the Thailand-Burma Borderlands

Sharples, R.
Pacing Mobilities
June 2020

Pacing Mobilities

Timing, Intensity, Tempo and Duration of Human Movements

Amit, V. & Salazar, N. B. (eds)
Ours Once More
June 2020

Ours Once More

Folklore, Ideology, and the Making of Modern Greece

Herzfeld, M.
Time Work
June 2020

Time Work

Studies of Temporal Agency

Flaherty, M. G., Meinert, L., & Dalsgård, A. L. (eds)
Urban Sustainability in the Arctic
June 2020

Urban Sustainability in the Arctic

Measuring Progress in Circumpolar Cities

Orttung, R. W.
Borders across Healthcare
June 2020

Borders across Healthcare

Moral Economies of Healthcare and Migration in Europe

Sahraoui, N. (ed)
Tides of Empire
July 2020

Tides of Empire

Religion, Development, and Environment in Cambodia

Work, C.
Who’s Cashing In?
July 2020

Who’s Cashing In?

Contemporary Perspectives on New Monies and Global Cashlessness

Sen, A., Lindquist, J., & Kolling, M. (eds)
Agency in Transnational Memory Politics
July 2020

Agency in Transnational Memory Politics

Wüstenberg, J. & Sierp, A. (eds)
After Society
July 2020

After Society

Anthropological Trajectories out of Oxford

Pina-Cabral, J. de & Bowman, G. (eds)
Beyond Filial Piety
July 2020

Beyond Filial Piety

Rethinking Aging and Caregiving in Contemporary East Asian Societies

Shea, J., Moore, K., & Zhang, H. (eds)
Birds of Passage
July 2020

Birds of Passage

Hunting and Conservation in Malta

Falzon, M.-A.
An Enchantment of Digital Archaeology
July 2020

An Enchantment of Digital Archaeology

Raising the Dead with Agent Based Models, Archaeogaming, and Artificial Intelligence

Graham, S.
Facing the Crisis
July 2020

Facing the Crisis

Ethnographies of Work in Italian Industrial Capitalism

D'Aloisio, F. & Ghezzi, S. (eds)
Financialization
July 2020

Financialization

Relational Approaches

Hann, C. & Kalb, D. (eds)
On Mediation
August 2020

On Mediation

Historical, Legal, Anthropological and International Perspectives

Härter, K., Hillemanns, C. & Schlee, G. (eds)
Modernity and the Unmaking of Men
August 2020

Modernity and the Unmaking of Men

Schuber, V.
Under the Sign of the Cross
August 2020

Under the Sign of the Cross

The People’s Salvation Cathedral and the Church-Building Industry in Postsocialist Romania

Tateo, G.
Collective and State Violence in Turkey
August 2020

Collective and State Violence in Turkey

The Construction of a National Identity from Empire to Nation-State

Astourian, S. & Kévorkian, R. (eds)
Punks and Skins United
August 2020

Punks and Skins United

Identity, Class and the Economics of an Eastern German Subculture

Venstel, A.
Reconciliation Road
August 2020

Reconciliation Road

Willy Brandt, Ostpolitik and the Quest for European Peace

Schoenborn, B.
Revealing the Invisible Mine
August 2020

Revealing the Invisible Mine

Social Complexities of an Undeveloped Mining Project

Skrzypek, E. E.
Nourishing Life
September 2020

Nourishing Life

Foodways and Humanity in an African Town

Huhn, A.
What Now
September 2020

What Now

Everyday Endurance and Social Intensity in an Australian Aboriginal Community

Dalley, C.
Search After Method
September 2020

Search After Method

Sensing, Moving, and Imagining in Anthropological Fieldwork

Laplante, J., Gandsman, A., & Scobie, W. (eds)
Going Forward by Looking Back
September 2020

Going Forward by Looking Back

Archaeological Perspectives on Socio-Ecological Crisis, Response, and Collapse

Riede, F. & Sheets, P. (eds)
Heirs of the Bamboo
September 2020

Heirs of the Bamboo

Identity and Ambivalence among the Eurasian Macanese

Gaspar, M. C.
Moebius Anthropology
September 2020

Moebius Anthropology

Essays on the Forming of Form

Handelman, D., Shapiro, M. (ed), & Feldman, J. (ed)
The Mobility of Memory
October 2020

The Mobility of Memory

Migrations and Diasporas across European Borders

Passerini, L., Proglio, G., & Trakilović, M. (eds)
Nature Wars
October 2020

Nature Wars

Essays Around a Contested Concept

Ellen, R.
We Come as Members of a Superior Race
October 2020

We Come as Members of a Superior Race

Distortions and Education Policy Discourse in Sub-Saharan Africa

Mfum-Mensah, O.
Waithood
October 2020

Waithood

Gender, Education, and Global Delays in Marriage and Childbearing

Inhorn, M. C. & SMith-Hefner, N. J. (eds)
Politics of the Dunes
October 2020

Politics of the Dunes

Poetry, Architecture, and Coloniality at the Open City

Woods, M.
Aspirations of Young Adults in Urban Asia
October 2020

Aspirations of Young Adults in Urban Asia

Values, Family, and Identity

Westendorp, M., Remmert, D. & Finis, K. (eds)
Preventing Dementia?
October 2020

Preventing Dementia?

Critical Perspectives on a New Paradigm of Preparing for Old Age

Leibing, A. &Schicktanz, S. (eds)
Imagining Bosnian Muslims in Central Europe
October 2020

Imagining Bosnian Muslims in Central Europe

Representations, Transfers and Exchanges

Šístek, F. (ed)
Ecological Nostalgias
October 2020

Ecological Nostalgias

Memory, Affect and Creativity in Times of Ecological Upheavals

Angé, O. & Berliner, D. (eds)
Invisible Faces - Hidden Stories
November 2020

Invisible Faces - Hidden Stories

Narratives of Vulnerable Populations and Their Caregivers

Obeng, C. S. & Obeng, S. G. (eds)
Homo Itinerans
November 2020

Homo Itinerans

Towards a Global Ethnography of Afghanistan

Monsutti, A.
Dust Inside
November 2020

Dust Inside

Fighting and Living with Asbestos-Related Disasters in Brazil

Mazzeo, A.
Embodying Borders
November 2020

Embodying Borders

Migrants' Right to Health, Universal Rights and Local Policies

Ferrero, L., Vargas, A. C., & Quagliariello, C. (eds)
Rhetoric and Social Relations
November 2020

Rhetoric and Social Relations

Dialectics of Bonding and Contestation

Abbink, J. & LaTosky, S. (eds)
The Sea Commands
November 2020

The Sea Commands

Community and Perception of Environment in a Portuguese Fishing Village

Mendes, P.
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