New Books in Anthropology

Interviews with Anthropologists about their New Books

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

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episode 164: Anna M. Gade, “Muslim Environmentalisms: Religious and Social Foundations” (Columbia UP, 2019)


The relationship between Islam and the environment has a long and rich history across various Muslim societies...


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episode 229: Brett Frischmann and Evan Selinger, "Re-Engineering Humanity" (Cambridge UP, 2018)


Every day, new warnings emerge about artificial intelligence rebelling against us.,,


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episode 61: Catherine Besteman, "Making Refuge: Somali Bantu Refugees and Lewiston, Maine" (Duke UP, 2016)


Besteman writes about her ethnographic encounter in the 1980s with Somalis from the village of Banta who she then re-encounters in 2006 in the town of Lewiston,..


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episode 683: Rachel Chrastil, "How to Be Childless: A History and Philosophy of Life Without Children" (Oxford UP, 2019)


Chrastil explores the most personal of women’s decisions from the 1500s on...


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episode 147: Wendy Bottero, "A Sense of Inequality" (Roman and Littlefield, 2020)


Bottero offers a detailed and challenging new approach to how we conceive of, how we study, and how we might challenge, social inequality...


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episode 308: Filippo Marsili, "Heaven Is Empty: A Cross-Cultural Approach to 'Religion' and Empire in Ancient China" (SUNY Press, 2018)


Marsili offers a new comparative perspective on the role of the sacred in the formation of China’s early empires (221 BCE–9 CE)...


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episode 55: Josh Reno, "Military Waste: The Unexpected Consequences of Permanent War Readiness" (U California Press, 2019)


Seven decades of military spending during the cold war and war on terror have created a vast excess of military hardware – what happens to all of this military waste when it has served its purpose and what does it tell us about militarism in American culture?


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episode 32: Kenneth R. Valpey, "Cow Care in Hindu Animal Ethics" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019)


What does cow care in India have to offer modern Western discourse animal ethics?


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episode 162: Narges Bajoghli, "Iran Reframed: Anxieties of Power in the Islamic Republic" (Stanford UP, 2019)


Bajoghli presents a riveting ethnography of pro-regime media networks in Iran, and sketches an intimate portrait of the actors, projects, and infrastructures invested in preserving and packaging the memory of the Islamic revolution 40 years later...


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episode 57: Gediminas Lankauskas, "The Land of Weddings and Rain: Nation and Modernity in Post-Socialist Lithuania" (U Toronto Press, 2015)


Lankauskas explores Lithuanians’ pursuit of “modernity”, combining archival and ethnographic data...


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