March 31, 2017

Current issue

Volume 25, Issue 3 (September 2019)

Original Articles

The aesthetics of ‘time reckoning’: a Guna chromatic history
Paolo Fortis

‘This is a gathering of lovers’: Islamic self‐help and affective pedagogies in contemporary Singapore
Nurhaizatul Jamil

On fun and freedom: young women’s moral learning in Indonesian Islamic boarding schools
Claire‐Marie Hefner

Accessing the interiority of others: Sufism in Sri Lanka
Victor de Munck, Christopher Manoharan

Primitivist tourism and anthropological research: awkward relations
Rupert Stasch

Water, power, and refusal: confronting evasive accountability in a Palestinian village
Emily McKee

The trade in human liver lobes: bioviolence against organ sellers in Bangladesh
Monir Moniruzzaman

‘Only the dead don’t make the future’: Calon lives between non‐Gypsies and death
Martin Fotta

Review Articles

Materializing creationism in the United States

Bielo, James. Ark Encounter: the making of a creationist theme park. x, 223 pp., illus., bibliogr. New York: Univ. Press, 2018. £20.99 (paper) Trollinger, Susan L. & William Vance, Trollinger Righting America at the Creation Museum. 327 pp., maps, illus., bibliogr. Baltimore, Md: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2017. £17.50 (cloth)
Sharon Macdonald

The grace of Julian Pitt‐Rivers: over and above the predictable

Julian Pitt‐Rivers; da Col Giovanni & Andrew Shryock (eds); afterword by Michael Herzfeld. From hospitality to grace: a Julian Pitt‐Rivers omnibus. xxxix, 502 pp., bibliogrs. Chicago: Hau Books, 2017. £30.00 (paper). Julian Pitt‐Rivers & Caro Baroja Julio; introductions by Honorio M. Velasco, Carmen Caro & Françoise Pitt‐Rivers. De Julian a Julio y de Julio a Julian: correspondencia entre Julio Caro Baroja y Julian Pitt‐Rivers (1949‐1991). 498 pp., Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 2015. €69.00 (paper)
Jonathan Benthall

Book Reviews

Crafting selves

Kloos, David. Becoming better Muslims: religious authority and ethical improvement in Aceh, Indonesia. xix, 212 pp., map, illus., bibliogr. Princeton: Univ. Press, 2018. £22.95 (paper)
Carla Jones

Leite, Naomi. Unorthodox kin: Portuguese Marranos and the global search for belonging. xvi, 325 pp., bibliogr. Oakland: Univ. of California Press, 2017. £24.95 (paper)
Judith Cohen

Moises Lino e Silva & Huon Wardle (eds). Freedom in practice: governance, autonomy and liberty in the everyday. xii, 191 pp., illus., bibliogrs. London, New York: Routledge, 2016. £115.00 (cloth)
Luca Parisoli

Maqsood, Ammara. The new Pakistani middle class. ix, 194 pp., illus., bibliogr. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 2017. £37.95 (cloth)
Pnina Werbner

Trevor H.J. Marchand (ed.). Craftwork as problem solving: ethnographic studies of design and making. xviii, 267 pp., table, illus., bibliogrs. London: Routledge, 2018. £115.00 (cloth)
Maikel H.G. Kuijpers

Obendiek, Helena. ‘Changing fate’: education, poverty and family support in contemporary Chinese society. xiv, 238 pp., map, fig., table, illus., bibliogr. Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2016. €34.90 (paper)
Vanessa L. Fong

Ralph, Laurence. Renegade dreams: living through injury in gangland Chicago. xxii, 250 pp., bibliogr. Chicago: Univ. Press, 2014. £15.00 (paper)
Andrew Apter

Varela, Sergio González. Power in practice: the pragmatic anthropology of Afro‐Brazilian capoeira. xv, 166 pp., illus., bibliogr. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2017. £85.00 (cloth)
Michael J. Ryan


Filippello, Marcus. The nature of the path: reading a West African road. ix, 217 pp., maps, illus., bibliogr. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2017. £22.99 (paper)
Kaya Uzel

Gold, Ann Grodzins. Shiptown: between rural and urban North India. xiii, 327 pp., maps, illus., bibliogr. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 2017. £56.00 (cloth)
Alicia Ory DeNicola

Laszczkowski, Mateusz. ‘City of the future’: built space, modernity and urban change in Astana. 205 pp., maps, tables, figs, illus., bibliogr. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2016. £58.00 (cloth)
Meghanne Barker

Mostowlansky, Till. Azan on the moon: entangling modernity along Tajikistan’s Pamir highway. xx, 216 pp., maps, illus., bibliogr. Pittsburgh: Univ. Press, 2017. £20.67 (paper)
Diana Ibañez‐Tirado

Taee, Jonathan. The patient multiple: an ethnography of healthcare and decision‐making in Bhutan. xxii, 220 pp., map, illus., bibliogr. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2017. £78.00 (cloth)
Susannah Deane

Living in the Anthropocene

Latour, Bruno. Down to earth: politics in the new climatic regime. x, 128 pp., figs, bibliogr. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2018. £12.99 (paper)
Alf Hornborg

Murray, Andrea E. Footprints in paradise: ecotourism, local knowledge, and nature therapies in Okinawa. xiii, 171 pp., maps, illus., bibliogr. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2017. £78.00 (cloth)
Taku Suzuki

Anna Tsing, Heather Swanson, Elaine Gan & Nils Bubandt (eds). Arts of living on a damaged planet: ghosts and monsters of the Anthropocene. 368 pp., figs, illus., bibliogrs. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2017. $27.95 (paper)
Amelia Moore

Hanne Veber & Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen (eds). Creating dialogues: indigenous perceptions and changing forms of leadership in Amazonia. ix, 312 pp., illus., bibliogrs. Boulder: Univ. Press of Colorado, 2017. $37.95 (paper)
Christine Hunefeldt, Patrick Ruhl, Valerie Saiag

Looking back

Casciarri, Barbara, Assal, Munzoul A.M. & Ireton, François. Multidimensional change in Sudan (1989‐2011): reshaping livelihoods, conflicts and identities. 374 pp., maps, tables, illus., bibliogr. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2015. £78.00 (cloth)
Sandra Calkins

Hall, Amy Cox. Framing a lost city: science, photography, and the making of Machu Picchu. xvii, 267 pp., illus., bibliogr. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press, 2017. £24.99 (paper)
Elizabeth Edwards

Llamojha Mitma, Manuel & Patricia Heilman, Jaymie. Now Peru is mine: the life and times of a campesino activist. xii, 239 pp., maps, illus., bibliogr. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 2016. £18.99 (paper)
Linda J. Seligmann

Frank A. Salamone & Marjorie M. Snipes (eds). The intellectual legacy of Victor and Edith Turner. xvi, 113 pp., bibliogrs. Lanham, Md: Lexington Books, 2018. £54.95 (cloth)
Timothy Larsen

Vitebsky, Piers. Living without the dead: loss and redemption in a jungle cosmos. xv, 380 pp., figs, illus., bibliogr. Chicago: Univ. Press, 2017. £19.00 (paper)
Dominic Martin

Media and modern life

Arnold, Michael, Gibbs, Martin, Kohn, Tamara, Meese, James & Nansen, Bjorn; afterword by Elizabeth Hallam. Death and digital media. ix, 178 pp., illus., bibliogr. London: Routledge, 2018. £24.99 (paper)
Tamara Kneese

Bill Maurer & Lana Swartz (eds); foreword by Bruce Sterling. Paid: tales of dongles, checks, and other money stuff. xxviii, 288 pp., tables, illus. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2017. £22.00 (cloth)
Tim Di Muzio

Nyíri, Pál. Reporting for China: how Chinese correspondents work with the world. ix, 206 pp., bibliogr. Seattle: Univ. of Washington Press, 2017. £21.99 (paper)
Mark Allen Petersen

David Prendergast & Chiara Garattini (eds). Aging and the digital life course. ix, 289 pp., tables, figs, illus., bibliogrs. New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2015. £85.00 (cloth)
Xinyuan Wang

Modernity’s mirror

Fazioli, K. Patrick. The mirror of the medieval: an anthropology of the Western historical imagination. x, 195 pp., maps, figs, tables, illus., bibliogr. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2017. £78.00 (cloth)
Michael Herzfeld

Godart, G. Clinton. Darwin, dharma, and the divine: evolutionary theory and religion in modern Japan. x, 301 pp., illus., bibliogr. Honolulu: Univ. of Hawai‘i Press, 2017. £68.00 (cloth)
Morris Low

Weaver‐Zercher, David L. Martyrs mirror: a social history. xvii, 414 pp., illus., bibliogr. Baltimore, Md: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2016. £37.00 (cloth)
Karen M. Johnson‐Weiner

Practice and theory

Erickson, Paul A. & Murphy, Liam D. A history of anthropological theory ( 5th edition). xxi, 298 pp., figs, illus., bibliogr. Toronto: Univ. Press, 2017. $44.95 (paper)
Thomas Williamson

Ingold, Tim. Anthropology: why it matters. v, 138 pp., illus., bibliogr. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2018. £9.99 (paper)
Maurice Godelier

McGovern, Mike. A socialist peace? Explaining the absence of war in an African country. xxi, 249 pp., map, illus., bibliogr. Chicago: Univ. Press, 2017. £22.50 (paper)
Brandon D. Lundy

Julie Shayne (ed.); foreword by Margaret Randall. Taking risks: feminist activism and research in the Americas. xlvii, 335 pp., bibliogrs. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2014. £27.95 (paper)
Laura Zanotti

Sound and silence

Hafstein, Valdimar Tryggvi. The flight of the condor: a letter, a song and the story of intangible culture heritage. 30 mins, DVD, colour, 2018. Open access (
Katia Chornik

Hutchinson, Sydney. Tigers of a different stripe: performing gender in Dominican music. xii, 279 pp., tables, illus., bibliogr. Chicago: Univ. Press, 2016. £24.50 (paper)
Martha Ellen Davis

Kusters, Annelies. Deaf space in Adamorobe: an ethnographic study in a village in Ghana. xiii, 247 pp., maps, figs, illus, bibliogr. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet Univ. Press, 2016. £60.00 (cloth)
Heather Baily