New Books in Anthropology

Interviews with Anthropologists about their New Books

https://newbooksnetwork.com/category/politics-society/anthropology/

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episode 148: Joseph Hill, "Wrapping Authority: Women Islamic Leaders in a Sufi Movement in Dakar, Senegal" (U Toronto Press, 2018)


Hill provides life stories of various fascinating and powerful female muqaddamas (or Sufi leaders) in Dakar and explores how they navigate the complexity of their gendered authority in religious, familial, and public domains...


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episode 45: Melanie A. Madeiros, "Marriage, Divorce, and Distress in Northeast Brazil: Black Women’s Perspectives on Love, Respect, and Kinship" (Rutgers UP, 2018)


Medeiros explores the women’s rich stories of desire, love, respect, suffering, strength, and transformation...


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episode 520: PJ Capelotti, "Adventures in Archaeology: The Wreck of the Orca II and Other Explorations" (U Florida Press, 2018)


Capelotti discusses the role of exploration archaeology in understanding the Pacific voyage of Kon-Tiki, the Arctic airship expeditions of Walter Wellman, and the fate of Orca II, a fishing boat used in the film Jaws...


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episode 105: Chandra Russo, "Solidarity in Practice: Moral Protest and the US Security State" (Cambridge UP, 2019)


Russo explores how solidarity activists contest the practices of the US security state both within its borders and abroad. Russo follows three social movement organizations...


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episode 105: Chandra Russo, "Solidarity in Practice: Moral Protest and the US Security State" (Cambridge UP, 2019)


Russo explores how solidarity activists contest the practices of the US security state both within its borders and abroad. Russo follows three social movement organizations...


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episode 147: Amira Mittermaier, "Giving to God: Islamic Charity in Revolutionary Times" (U California Press, 2019)


Mittermaier conducts a dazzling and at many times moving ethnography of an Islamic economy of giving and charity in Egypt..


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episode 126: Thomas S. Mullaney, “The Chinese Deathscape: Grave Reform in Modern China” (Stanford UP, 2019)


Contributors combine narrative analysis, visualized data, and dynamic maps with exceptional ease to introduce readers to infant burial practices in late imperial China, grave and cemetery relocation in Shanghai from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and grave relocation during the contemporary period...


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episode 36: Long T. Bui, "Returns of War: South Vietnam and the Price of Refugee Memory" (NYU Press, 2018)


Long T. Bui examines the complicated relationship between the Vietnamese diasporic community and its home country, the former South Vietnam...


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episode 19: Safet HadžiMuhamedović, "Waiting for Elijah: Time and Encounter in a Bosnian Landscape" (Berghahn Books, 2018)


HadžiMuhamedović takes readers through intimate encounters and syncretic moments as he and his interlocutors wait for Elijah’s Day...


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episode 33: Jeevan Sharma, "Crossing the Border to India: Youth, Migration, and Masculinities in Nepal" (Temple UP, 2018)


Sharma sheds light on the migration decisions and experiences of young Nepali men from the western district of Palpa who migrate to India to take up jobs as security guards, domestic workers, or restaurant and hotel workers...


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