New Books in Anthropology

Interviews with Anthropologists about their New Books

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

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episode 222: Deborah Lupton, "The Quantified Self" (Polity, 2016)


Lupton critically analyses the social, cultural and political dimensions of contemporary self-tracking and identifies the concepts of selfhood...


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episode 112: Victoria Reyes, "Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire in Subic Bay, Philippines" (Stanford UP, 2019)


Increasing levels of globalization have led to the proliferation of spaces of international exchange...


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episode 71: Rosalind Fredericks, "Garbage Citizenship: Vital Infrastructures of Labor in Dakar, Senegal" (Duke UP, 2018)


Fredericks makes sense of the garbage-scape of Dakar, Senegal in the wake of the 2007 trash “revolts” against the city and country’s uneven and failing garbage infrastructure...


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episode 49: Stephen Le, "100 Million Years of Food: What Our Ancestors Ate and Why It Matters Today" (Picador, 2016)


There are few areas of modern life that are burdened by as much information and advice, often contradictory, as our diet and health...


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episode 42: Alberto Cairo, "How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information" (Norton, 2019)


We’ve all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if we don’t understand what we’re looking at?


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episode 59: Caroline Wanjiku Kihato, "Migrant Women of Johannesburg: Everyday Life in an In-Between City" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)


Kihato's book is about home and not-home, eloquently told about the hopes and dreams, fears and hardships of migrant women trying to make life and livelihoods in inner city Johannesburg....


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episode 54: Emanuela Grama, "Socialist Heritage: The Politics of Past and Place in Romania" (Indiana UP, 2019)


Grama explores the socialist state's attempt to create its own heritage, as well as the legacy of that project...


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episode 53: Mila Dragojević, "Amoral Communities: Collective Crimes in Time of War" (Cornell UP, 2019)


How does violence against civilians become permissible in wartime?


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episode 29: Angela Rudert, "Shakti's New Voice: Guru Devotion in a Women-Led Spiritual Movement" (Rowman and Littlefield, 2017)


Gurumaa’s syncretic approach innovates Hindu religiosity, as does her progressive attitudes towards treatment of women...


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episode 50: Adeline M. Masquelier, "Fada: Boredom and Belonging in Niger" (U Chicago Press, 2019)


Masquelier offers a compelling ethnography of the possibilities of the fada, a space where young men gather, faced with the anxiety of being ‘good at being a man’...


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