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Homo Itinerans
November 2020

Homo Itinerans

Towards a Global Ethnography of Afghanistan

Monsutti, A.
The Helmand Baluch
November 2020

The Helmand Baluch

A Native Ethnography of the People of Southwest Afghanistan

Amiri, G. R.
Politics of the Dunes
November 2020

Politics of the Dunes

Poetry, Architecture, and Coloniality at the Open City

Woods, M.
Dust Inside
November 2020

Dust Inside

Fighting and Living with Asbestos-Related Disasters in Brazil

Mazzeo, A.
Collective and State Violence in Turkey
November 2020

Collective and State Violence in Turkey

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

Astourian, S. & Kévorkian, R. (eds)
Nature Wars
November 2020

Nature Wars

Essays Around a Contested Concept

Ellen, R.
Ecological Nostalgias
November 2020

Ecological Nostalgias

Memory, Affect and Creativity in Times of Ecological Upheavals

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

Invisible Faces and Hidden Stories

Narratives of Vulnerable Populations and Their Caregivers

Obeng, C. S. & Obeng, S. G. (eds)
The Sea Commands
December 2020

The Sea Commands

Community and Perception of the Environment in a Portuguese Fishing Village

Mendes, P.
Shamanism
December 2020

Shamanism

Traditional and Contemporary Approaches to the Mastery of Spirits and Healing

Jakobsen, M.
Waithood
December 2020

Waithood

Gender, Education, and Global Delays in Marriage and Childbearing

Inhorn, M. C. & SMith-Hefner, N. J. (eds)
Embodying Borders
January 2021

Embodying Borders

A Migrant’s Right to Health, Universal Rights and Local Policies

Ferrero, L., Quagliariello, C., & Vargas, A. C. (eds)
In the Shadow of the Great War
January 2021

In the Shadow of the Great War

Physical Violence in East-Central Europe, 1917–1923

Böhler, J., Konrád, O., Kučera, R. (eds)
Lands of the Future
January 2021

Lands of the Future

Anthropological Perspectives on Pastoralism, Land Deals and Tropes of Modernity in Eastern Africa

Gabbert, E. C., Gebresenbet, F., Galaty, J. G., & Schlee, G. (eds)
Imagining Bosnian Muslims in Central Europe
January 2021

Imagining Bosnian Muslims in Central Europe

Representations, Transfers and Exchanges

Šístek, F. (ed)
Anthropology and Ethnography are Not Equivalent
January 2021

Anthropology and Ethnography are Not Equivalent

Reorienting Anthropology for the Future

Ahmad, I. (ed)
Risk on the Table
January 2021

Risk on the Table

Food Production, Health, and the Environment

Creager, A. N. H. & Gaudilière, J.-P. (eds)
Experiencing Materiality
February 2021

Experiencing Materiality

Museum Perspectives

Gamberi, V.
South Africa's Dreams
February 2021

South Africa's Dreams

Ethnologists and Apartheid in Namibia

Gordon, R. J.
Religion and Pride
February 2021

Religion and Pride

Hindus in Search of Recognition in La Réunion

Lang, N.
Rhetoric and Social Relations
February 2021

Rhetoric and Social Relations

Dialectics of Bonding and Contestation

Abbink, J. & LaTosky, S. (eds)
A Taste for Oppression
March 2021

A Taste for Oppression

A Political Ethnography of Everyday Life in Belarus

Hervouet, R.
Agent of Change
March 2021

Agent of Change

The Deposition and Manipulation of Ash in the Past

Roth, B. J. & Adams, E. C. (eds)
The Struggle for the Past
March 2021

The Struggle for the Past

How We Construct Social Memories

Jelin, E.
Floating Economies
March 2021

Floating Economies

The Cultural Ecology of the Dal Lake in Kashmir, India

Casimir, M. J.
The Best We Share
March 2021

The Best We Share

Nation, Culture and World-Making in the UNESCO World Heritage Arena

Brumann, C.
Ethical Practice in Participatory Visual Research with Girls
March 2021

Ethical Practice in Participatory Visual Research with Girls

Transnational Approaches

Moletsane, R., Wiebesiek, L.,Treffry-Goatley, A. & Mandrona, A. (eds)
Remaking the Human
April 2021

Remaking the Human

Cosmetic Technologies of Body Repair, Reshaping, and Replacement

Jarrín, A. & Pussetti, C. (eds)
Authenticity and Authorship in Pacific Island Encounters
April 2021

Authenticity and Authorship in Pacific Island Encounters

New Lives of Old Imaginaries

Mageo, J. & Knauft, B. (eds)
In-Betweenness in Greater Khartoum
April 2021

In-Betweenness in Greater Khartoum

Spaces, Temporalities, and Identities from Separation to Revolution

Franck, A., Casciarri, B., & Salim El-Hassan, I. (eds)
Exchanging Objects
April 2021

Exchanging Objects

Nineteenth-Century Museum Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution

Nichols, C. A.
Merchant Kings
April 2021

Merchant Kings

Corporate Governmentality in the Dutch Colonial Empire, 1815–1870

Schrauwers, A.
Ethnographies of Power
April 2021

Ethnographies of Power

A Political Anthropology of Energy

Loloum, T., Abram, S., & Ortar, N. (eds)
Liminal Moves
April 2021

Liminal Moves

Traveling along Places, Meanings, and Times

Cangià, F.
Ethnography in the Raw
April 2021

Ethnography in the Raw

Life in a Luzon Village

Moeran, B.
Mattering the Invisible
May 2021

Mattering the Invisible

Technologies, Bodies, and the Realm of the Spectral

Espírito Santo, D. & Hunter, J. (eds)
Beyond the Veil
May 2021

Beyond the Veil

Reflexive Studies of Death and Dying

Thamann, A. & Christodoulaki, K. M. (eds)
Un-Settling Middle Eastern Refugees
May 2021

Un-Settling Middle Eastern Refugees

Regimes of Exclusion and Inclusion in the Middle East, Europe, and North America

Inhorn, M. C. & Volk, L. (eds)
A Twisted Style
May 2021

A Twisted Style

The Culture of Dreadlocks in “Western” Societies

Jerrentrup, M. T.
To See a Moose
May 2021

To See a Moose

The History of Polish Sex Education

Kościańska, A.
Hope and Insufficiency
May 2021

Hope and Insufficiency

Capacity Building in Ethnographic Comparison

Douglas-Jones, R. & Shaffner, J. (eds)
The Age of Capitalism and Bureaucracy
May 2021

The Age of Capitalism and Bureaucracy

Perspectives on the Political Sociology of Max Weber

Mommsen, W. J.
NGOs and Lifeworlds in Africa
June 2021

NGOs and Lifeworlds in Africa

Transdisciplinary Perspectives

Kalfelis, M. C. & Knodel, K. (eds)
The Moral Work of Anthropology
June 2021

The Moral Work of Anthropology

Ethnographic Studies of Anthropologists at Work

Mogensen, H. & Hansen, B. G. (eds)
Evil Eye in Christian Orthodox Society
June 2021

Evil Eye in Christian Orthodox Society

A Journey from Envy to Personhood

Souvlakis, N.
In Memory of Times to Come
June 2021

In Memory of Times to Come

Ironies of History in Southeastern Papua New Guinea

Demian, M.
Sovereign Forces
June 2021

Sovereign Forces

Everyday Challenges to Environmental Governance in Latin America

McNeish, J.-A.
All Tomorrow's Cultures
June 2021

All Tomorrow's Cultures

Anthropological Engagements with the Future

Collins, S. G.
Emotions, Ethics, and Cinematic Experience
June 2021

Emotions, Ethics, and Cinematic Experience

New Phenomenological and Cognitivist Perspectives

Sinnerbrink, R. (ed)
Embracing Landscape
June 2021

Embracing Landscape

Living with Reindeer and Hunting among Spirits in South Siberia

Küçüküstel, S.
Delta Life
June 2021

Delta Life

Exploring Dynamic Environments where Rivers Meet the Sea

Krause, F. & Harris, M. (eds)
After Corporate Paternalism
July 2021

After Corporate Paternalism

Material Renovation and Social Change in Times of Ruination

Straube, C.
Almost, but Not Quite Bored in Pula
July 2021

Almost, but Not Quite Bored in Pula

An Anthropological Study of the Tapija Phenomenon in Northwest Croatia

Matošević, A.
Textures of Belonging
July 2021

Textures of Belonging

Senses, Objects and Spaces of Romanian Roma

Racleş, A.
Matsutake Worlds
July 2021

Matsutake Worlds

Faier, L. & Hathaway, M. J. (eds)
Margaret Mead
July 2021

Margaret Mead

Shankman, P.
Latin America and Refugee Protection
July 2021

Latin America and Refugee Protection

Regimes, Logics and Challenges

Jubilut, L. L., Espinoza, M. V., & Mezzanotti, G. (eds)
Living Like a Girl
August 2021

Living Like a Girl

Agency, Social Vulnerability and Welfare Measures in Europe and Beyond

Vogel, M. & Arnell, L. (eds)
Tracing Slavery
August 2021

Tracing Slavery

The Politics of Atlantic Memory in The Netherlands

Balkenhol, M.
Constructing Risk
August 2021

Constructing Risk

Disaster, Development, and the Built Environment

Bender, S. O.
William Robertson Smith
August 2021

William Robertson Smith

Bošković, A.
Israel-Palestine
August 2021

Israel-Palestine

Lands and Peoples

Bartov, O. (ed)
Stories from an Ancient Land
August 2021

Stories from an Ancient Land

Perspectives on Wa History and Culture

Fiskesjö, M.
How Kinship Systems Change
August 2021

How Kinship Systems Change

On the Dialectics of Practice and Classification

Parkin, R.
Traumatic Pasts in Asia
September 2021

Traumatic Pasts in Asia

History, Psychiatry, and Trauma from the 1930s to the Present

Micale, M. S. & Pols, H. (eds)
Vertiginous Life
September 2021

Vertiginous Life

An Anthropology of Time and the Unforeseen

Knight, D. M.
Work, Society and the Ethical Self
September 2021

Work, Society and the Ethical Self

Chimeras of Freedom in the Neoliberal Era

Hann, C. (ed)
Digital Archives and Collections
September 2021

Digital Archives and Collections

Creating Online Access to Cultural Heritage

Müller, K.
Bigger Fish to Fry
September 2021

Bigger Fish to Fry

A Theory of Cooking as Risk, with Greek Examples

Sutton, D. E.
How is a Man Supposed to be a Man?
September 2021

How is a Man Supposed to be a Man?

Male Childlessness – a Life Course Disrupted

Hadley, R. A.
Guido Goldman
September 2021

Guido Goldman

Transatlantic Bridge Builder

Klingst, M.
The Camino de Santiago
September 2021

The Camino de Santiago

Curating the Pilgrimage as Heritage and Tourism

Murray, M.
Cattle Poetics
September 2021

Cattle Poetics

How Aesthetics Shapes Politics in Mursiland, Ethiopia

Eczet, J.-B.
Rethinking Internal Displacement
October 2021

Rethinking Internal Displacement

Geo-political Games, Fragile States and the Relief Industry

Laker, F.
The Anthroposcene of Weather and Climate
October 2021

The Anthroposcene of Weather and Climate

Ethnographic Contributions to the Climate Change Debate

Sillitoe, P. (ed)
Collaborative Happiness
October 2021

Collaborative Happiness

Building the Good Life in Urban Cohousing Communities

Kingfisher, C.
Crafting Chinese Memories
October 2021

Crafting Chinese Memories

The Art and Materiality of Storytelling

Swancutt, K. (ed)
Moral Economy at Work
October 2021

Moral Economy at Work

Ethnographic Investigations in Eurasia

Yalçın-Heckmann, L. (ed)
Outsiders
October 2021

Outsiders

Memories of Migration to and from North Korea

Bell, M.
Afropolitan Horizons
October 2021

Afropolitan Horizons

Essays toward a Literary Anthropology of Nigeria

Hannerz, U.
The Pursuit of Pleasurable Work
November 2021

The Pursuit of Pleasurable Work

Craftwork in Twenty-First Century England

Marchand, T. H. J.
Cosmic Coherence
November 2021

Cosmic Coherence

A Cognitive Anthropology Through Chinese Divination

Matthews, W.
Cooling Down
November 2021

Cooling Down

Local Responses to Global Climate Change

Eriksen, T. H., Hoffman, S. M., & Mendes, P. (eds)
Dressing Up
November 2021

Dressing Up

Menswear in the Age of Social Media

Bluteau, J. M.
Entrepreneurs of Identity
November 2021

Entrepreneurs of Identity

The Islamic State’s Symbolic Repertoire, Audiovisuality and Socioclasm

Günther, C.
Good Enough Mothers
November 2021

Good Enough Mothers

Practicing Nurture and Motherhood in Chiapas, Mexico

López, JM
An Urban Future for Sápmi?
November 2021

An Urban Future for Sápmi?

Indigenous Urbanization in the Nordic States and Russia

Berg-Nordlie, M., Dankertsen, A, & Winsvold, M. (eds)
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