March 31, 2017

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Volume 27, Issue 1 (March 2021)


Editorial statement
Hannah Knox, Adam Reed, Chika Watanabe, Thomas Yarrow

Original Articles

Ebola separations: trust, crisis, and ‘social distancing’ in West Africat
Hannah Brown, Almudena Marí Sáez

Pastoralism after culture: environmental governance and human‐animal estrangement at China’s ecological frontier
Thomas White

Heterotopia of the road: driving and drifting in Siberia
Tatiana Argounova‐Low

Suspicion and expertise: following the money in an offshore investigation
Taras Fedirko

Voiced into being: the power of sound and the phenomenon of cursing in Kyzyl, Tuva
Malgorzata Stelmaszyk

Rethinking entrepreneurship through distribution: distributive relations and the reproduction of racialized inequality among South African entrepreneurs
Melissa Beresford

Catching the White Fish: gossip and cocaine on Colombia’s Northern Pacific coast
Nicolás Acosta García

War by other means at the extractive frontier: the violence of reconstruction in ‘post‐war’ Peru
Juan Pablo Sarmiento Barletti

Review articles

Migration and belonging in the age of COVID‐19

Çağlar, Ayşe & Schiller, Nina Glick. Migrants and city‐making: dispossession, displacement, and urban regeneration. 280 pp., maps, illus., bibliogr. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 2018. £20.99 (paper) Christian Groes & Nadine T. Fernandez (eds). Intimate mobilities: sexual economies, marriage and migration in a disparate world. x, 238 pp., bibliogrs. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2018. £85.00 (cloth)
Kelly McKowen

Understanding Indian religion on its own terms

Pinkney, Andrea Marion & John Whalen‐Bridge (eds). Religious journeys in India: pilgrims, tourists, and travelers. xiv, 323 pp., illus., bibliogrs. Albany, N.Y.: SUNY Press, 2018. £90.00 (cloth) Srinivas, , , Tulasi. The cow in the elevator: an anthropology of wonder. xx, 269 pp., illus., bibliogr. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 2018. £19.99 (paper)
Mariske Westendorp

Book and film reviews

Coping with change

Benthall, Jonathan. Islamic charities and Islamic humanism in troubled times. x, 215 pp., figs, bibliogr. Manchester: Univ. Press, 2016. £75.00 (cloth)
Daniel Martin Varisco

Inhorn, Marcia C. & Nefissa Naguib (eds). Reconceiving Muslim men: love and marriage, family and care in precarious times. viii, 335 pp., illus., bibliogr. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2018. £99.00 (cloth)
Colette Harris

Pacheco de Oliveira, , , João. O nascimento do Brasil e outros ensaios: ‘pacificação’, regime tutelar e formação de alteridades. 362 pp., maps, tables, illus., bibliogr. Rio de Janeiro: Contra Capa, 2016. R$ 64.00 (paper)
Moises Lino e Silva

Vatuk, Sylvia. Marriage and its discontents: women, Islam and the law in India. xviii, 273 pp., tables, bibliogr. New Delhi: Women Unlimited, 2017. Rs. 650 (cloth)
Katherine Lemons

Yang, Jie. Mental health in China: change, tradition, and therapeutic governance. xii, 249 pp., map, bibliogr. Cambridge: Polity, 2018. £15.99 (paper)
Nicholas Bartlett

Creating heritage

Falser, Michael. Angkor Wat: a transcultural history of heritage (Vol. 1 & 2). 1150 pp., maps, illus., plates, bibliogr. Berlin, Boston: Walter de Gruyter GmbH, 2019. £157.00 (cloth)
Keiko Miura

Kaplan, Jonathan & Umaña, Federico Paredes. Water, cacao, and the early Maya of Chocolá. xxviii, 494 pp., maps, figs, tables, illus., bibliogr. Gainesville: Univ. Press of Florida, 2018. $125.00 (cloth)
John S. Henderson

Lawrence‐Zúñiga, Denise. Protecting suburban America: gentrification, advocacy and the historic imaginary. xi, 195 pp., illus., bibliogr. London: Bloomsbury, 2016. £85.00 (cloth)
Deborah Pellow

Historical approaches

Jebens, Holger (ed.). Nicht alles verstehen: Wege und Umwege in der deutschen Ethnologie. 399 pp., illus., bibliogr. Berlin: Reimer Verlag, 2019. €49.00 (paper)
Robert Parkin

Kriger, Colleen E. Making money: life, death, and early modern trade on Africa’s Guinea Coast. xvi, 238 pp., maps, tables, illus., bibliogr. Athens: Ohio Univ. Press, 2018. £21.99 (paper)
Ramon Sarró

Lambek, Michael. Island in the stream: an ethnographic history of Mayotte. xxxii, 334 pp., map, figs, illus., bibliogr. Toronto: Univ. Press, 2018. £36.95 (paper)
Franziska Fay

Economics and inequality

Newton, Esther. My butch career: a memoir. x, 274 pp., illus., bibliogr. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 2018. £22.99 (cloth)
Anika Keinz

Roth, Claudia. Urban dreams: transformations of family life in Burkina Faso. x, 198 pp., maps, bibliogr. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2018. £85.00 (cloth)
Muriel Champy

Shepherd, John Robert. Footbinding as fashion: ethnicity, labor, and status in traditional China. xx, 250 pp., maps, tables, illus., bibliogr. Seattle: Univ. of Washington Press, 2018. $30.00 (paper)
P. Steven Sangren

Strathern, Alan. Unearthly powers: religious and political change in world history. xvi, 391 pp., illus., bibliogr. Cambridge: Univ. Press, 2019. £22.99 (paper)
Peter van der Veer

Living politics

Chance, Kerry Ryan. Living politics in South Africa’s urban shacklands. xvi, 184 pp., illus., bibliogr. Chicago: Univ. Press, 2018. £22.50 (paper)
Zachary Levenson

Das, Debojyoti. The politics of swidden farming: environment and development in Eastern India. xx, 252 pp., maps, figs, tables, illus., bibliogr. London, New York: Anthem Press, 2018. £70.00 (cloth)
Kenneth Bo Nielsen

Drummond, Lee. Heading for the scene of the crash: the cultural analysis of America. x, 187 pp., illus., bibliogr. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2018. £85.00 (cloth)
Robert H. Lavenda

Heritage and tourism

Hann, Chris & Parry Jonathan (eds). Industrial labor on the margins of capitalism: precarity, class, and the neoliberal subject. xii, 372 pp., tables, illus., bibliogrs. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2018. £100.00 (cloth)
Mariya Ivancheva

Kauanui, J. Kēhaulani. Paradoxes of Hawaiian sovereignty: land, sex, and the colonial politics of state nationalism. xvii, 275 pp., illus., bibliogr. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 2018. £19.99 (paper)
Judith Schachter

Laszczkowski, Mateusz & Reeves Madeleine (eds). Affective states: entanglements, suspensions, suspicions. x, 148 pp., bibliogrs. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2018. £22.95 (paper)
Emma E. Cook

Mollona, Massimiliano. Brazilian steel town: machines, land, money and commoning in the making of the working class. 319 pp., illus., bibliogr. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2020. £99.00 (cloth)
James G. Carrier

The making mind

Dubois, Arnaud , Eczet Jean‐Baptiste, Grand‐Clément Adeline & Ribeyrol Charlotte (eds). Arcs‐en‐ciel et couleurs. 301 pp., plates, illus., bibliogrs. Paris: CNRS Éditions, 2018. €25.00 (paper)
Alexandre Surrallés

Forge, Anthony; eds Clark, Alison & Thomas, Nicholas. Style and meaning: essays on the anthropology of art. 302 pp., maps, illus., bibliogr. Leiden: Sidestone Press, 2017. €39.95 (paper)
Roger Sansi

Ingold, Tim. Anthropology and/as education. xii, 94 pp., bibliogr. London: Routledge, 2018. £32.99 (paper)
Kathryn Anderson‐Levitt

Scoditti, G.M.G. Kitawa: the thinking hand and the making mind. vi, 205 pp., illus., bibliogr. Canon Pyon, Heref.: Sean Kingston, 2017. £90.00 (cloth)
Tim Ingold

Migration and belonging

Hasque, Jean‐Frédéric & Lecadet, Clara (eds). Après les camps: traces, mémoires et mutations des camps de réfugiés. 249 pp., illus., DVD, bibliogrs. Louvain‐la‐Neuve: Academia‐L’Harmattan, 2019. €26.00 (paper)
Jonathan Benthall

Killias, Olivia. Follow the maid: domestic worker migration in and from Indonesia. x, 239 pp., maps, illus., bibliogr. Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2018. £19.99 (paper)
Rhacel Salazar Parreñas

Napolitano, Valentina. Migrant hearts and the Atlantic return: transnationalism and the Roman Catholic Church. xiv, 233 pp., illus., bibliogr. New York: Fordham Univ. Press, 2016. £18.99 (paper)
Bernardo Brown

Theory and method

Fassin, , , Didier. Life: a critical user’s manual. xiv, 159 pp., bibliogr. Cambridge: Polity, 2018. £15.99 (paper)
Gordon Mathews

Fischer, Michael M.J. Anthropology in the meantime: experimental ethnography, theory, and method for the twenty‐first century. 452 pp., illus., bibliogr. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 2018. £23.99 (paper)
Michelangelo Paganopoulos

Gilligan, Ian. Climate, clothing, and agriculture in prehistory: linking evidence, causes, and effects. xx, 326 pp., maps, tables, figs, illus., bibliogr. Cambridge: Univ. Press, 2018. £25.99 (paper)
Michael Walker

Janeja, Manpreet K. & Bandak, Andreas. Ethnographies of waiting: doubt, hope and uncertainty. xv, 212 pp., illus., bibliogrs. London: Bloomsbury, 2018. £120.00 (cloth)
Nauja Kleist
Livingston, Julie. Self‐devouring growth: a planetary parable as told from southern Africa. xiv, 160 pp., illus., bibliogrs. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 2019. £20.99 (paper)
Koreen M. Reece

Martin, Richard Joseph & Dieter Haller (eds). Sex: ethnographic encounters. xxiv, 204 pp., bibliogr. London: Bloomsbury, 2018. £24.99 (paper)
Jose Antonio Langarita

Mieli, Mario; foreword by Tim Dean; introduction by Massimo Prearo. Towards a gay communism: elements of homosexual critique. xxxviii, 269 pp., bibliogr. London: Pluto Press, 2018. £18.99 (paper)
Matthew Zundel


Diggins, Jennifer. Coastal Sierra Leone: materiality and the unseen in maritime West Africa. xii, 234 pp., illus., bibliogr. Cambridge: Univ. Press, 2018. £75.00 (cloth)
Catherine Bolten

Escobar, Arturo. Designs for the pluriverse: radical interdependence, autonomy, and the making of worlds. xxi, 290 pp., bibliogr. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 2018. £20.99 (paper)
Ton Otto

Kondo, Dorinne. Worldmaking: race, performance, and the work of creativity. xiv, 359 pp., illus., bibliogr. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 2018. £21.99 (paper)
Cassis Kilian

Mitchell, Sean T. Constellations of inequality: space, race and utopia in Brazil. xiv, 255 pp., illus., bibliogr. Chicago: Univ. Press, 2017. £22.50 (paper)
Paola Castaño

Books and films received

Books and films received