March 31, 2017

Current issue

Volume 24, Issue 4 (December 2018)

Original Articles

The architecture of cigarette circulation: marketing work on Indonesia’s retail infrastructure
Marina Welker

‘One beer, one block’: concrete aspiration and the stuff of transformation in a Mozambican suburb
Julie Soleil Archambault

Party spirit: producing a communist civil religion in contemporary China
Frank N. Pieke

Purity, cleanliness, and smell: female circumcision, embodiment, and discourses among midwives and excisers in Fouta Toro, Senegal
Sarah O’Neill

Pentecostal pastorhood as calling and career: migration, religion, and masculinity between Kenya and the United Kingdom
Leslie Fesenmyer

How to retire like a Soviet person: informality, household finances, and kinship in financialized Kazakhstan
Ainur Begim

Feminine futures: female initiation and aspiration in matrilineal Malawi
Jessica Johnson

The horizons of Medea: economies and cosmologies of dispossession in Georgia
Tamta Khalvashi

Review Article

Anthropology’s other Émile: comparative philology as ethnographic theory

Benveniste, Émile; foreword by Giorgio Agamben. Dictionary of Indo‐European concepts and society. xxviii, 562 pp., bibliogrs. Chicago: Hau Books, 2017. £30.00 (paper)
Dominic Martin

Book and Film Reviews

The anthropology of food: research and methods

Biel, Robert. Sustainable food systems: the role of the city, vi, 145pp. London: UCL Press, 2016 (paper)
Paul Collinson

Chrzan, Janet & John Brett (eds). Food research: nutritional anthropology and archaeological methods. viii, 251 pp., tables, figs, illus., bibliogrs. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2017. £92.00 (cloth)
Christine A. Hastorf

Howard, Penny McCall. Environment, labour and capitalism at sea: ‘working the ground’ in Scotland. xiv, 227 pp., tables, illus., bibliogr. Manchester: Univ. Press, 2017. £75.00 (cloth)
Helen Sampson

Oxfeld, Ellen. Bitter and sweet: food, meaning, and modernity in rural China. xvi, 256 pp., map, tables, figs, illus., bibliogr. Oakland: Univ.of California Press, 2017. £27.95 (paper)
Sidney C.H. Cheung

Probyn, Elspeth. Eating the ocean. viii, 192 pp., illus., bibliogr. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 2016. £19.99 (paper)
Oran R. Young

Crossing borders: race and immigration

Amrute, Sareeta. Encoding race, encoding class: Indian IT workers in Berlin. x, 268 pp., illus., bibliogr. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 2016. £18.99 (paper)
Chitra Akkoor

Berg, Ulla D. Mobile selves: race, migration, and belonging in Peru and the US. 303 pp., maps, illus., bibliogr. New York: Univ. Press, 2015. £37.00 (cloth)
Jason Pribilsky

Lloyd, Ravi Hart. Treasured moments. DVD/PAL. 33 minutes, colour. London: RAI, 2016. £20.00 (+VAT)
Dylan Kerrigan

Mai, Nick. Travel. DVD/PAL. 63 minutes, colour. London: RAI, 2016. £50.00 (VAT)
Teela Sanders

Ethnographic approaches to history

Ott, Sandra. Living with the enemy: German occupation, collaboration and justice in the Western Pyrenees, 1940‐1948. xxi, 362 pp., maps, tables, plates, bibliogr. Cambridge: Univ. Press, 2017. £23.99 (paper)
Mariann Vaczi

Stewart, Charles. Dreaming and historical consciousness in island Greece (reprint edition). xviii, 259 pp., maps, illus., bibliogr. London, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 2017. £46.95 (cloth)
David Shankland

Wilder, Gary. Freedom time: Negritude, decolonization, and the future of the world. xvi, 384 pp., bibliogr. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 2015. £21.99 (paper)
H. Adlai Murdoch

Explorations in economics

Rakowski, Tomasz. Hunters, gatherers and practitioners of powerlessness: an ethnography of the degraded in postsocialist Poland. xiv, 312 pp., illus., bibliogr. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2016. £92.00 (cloth)
Chris Hann

Rappaport, Erika, Sandra Trudgen Dawson & Mark J. Crowley (eds). Consuming behaviours: identity, politics and pleasure in twentieth‐century Britain. xix, 295 pp., tables, figs, illus., bibliogr. London: Bloomsbury, 2015. £28.99 (paper)
James G. Carrier

Schaper, Michael T. & Cassey Lee (eds). Competition law, regulation and SMEs in the Asia‐Pacific: understanding the small business perspective. xx, 395 pp., tables, figs, bibliogrs. Singapore: ISEAS, 2016. £37.20 (paper)
Lynn White

Searle, Llerena Guiu. Landscapes of accumulation: real estate and the neoliberal imagination in contemporary India. x, 313 pp., map, tables, figs, illus., bibliogr. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 2016. £20.50 (paper)
Tara van Dijk

Stein, Felix. Work, sleep, repeat: the abstract labour of German management consultants. xii, 230 pp., tables, bibliogr. London, New York: Bloomsbury, 2017. £91.80 (cloth)
James G. Carrier

Interrogating ‘universals’

Antweiler, Christoph. Our common denominator: human universals revisited. xii, 350 pp., tables, illus., bibliogr. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2016. £85.00 (cloth)
Andre Gingrich

Oring, Elliott. Joking asides: the theory, analysis, and aesthetics of humor. xiii, 282 pp., tables, figs, illus., bibliogr. Boulder, Colo.: Utah State Univ. Press, Univ. Press of Colorado, 2016. £20.99 (paper)
Jana Kopelent‐Rehak

Piette, Albert. Separate humans: anthropology, ontology, existence. 87 pp., bibliogr. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2016. £8.00 (paper)
Luigi Pellizzoni

Issues in medical anthropology

Aellah, Gemma, Tracey Chantler & P. Wenzel Geissler. Global health research in an unequal world: ethics case studies from Africa. 269 pp., illus., bibliogrs. Wallingford, Oxon, New York: CABI, 2016. £25.00 (paper)
Grace Akello

Jenkins, Janis H. Extraordinary conditions: culture and experience in mental illness. xviii, 343 pp., tables, figs, bibliogr. Oakland: Univ. of California Press, 2015. £24.00 (paper)
Katherine A. Mason

Shaw, Alison & Aviad Raz (eds). Cousin marriages: between tradition, genetic risk and cultural change. 238 pp., map, tables, figs, bibliogrs. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2015. £56.00 (cloth)
Emily McKendry‐Smith

Sunder Rajan, Kaushik. Pharmocracy: value, politics, and knowledge in global biomedicine. xiv, 328 pp., fig., bibliogr. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 2017. £23.99 (paper)
Jennifer J. Carroll

Landscapes, parks, and recreation

Damon, Frederick H. Trees, knots, and outriggers: environmental knowledge in the northeast Kula ring. 375 pp., maps, tables, figs, bibliogr. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2017. £19.99 (paper)
Will Rollason

Fontein, Joost. Remaking Mutirikwi: landscape, water and belonging in Southern Zimbabwe. xxiv, 340 pp., map, illus., bibliogr. Woodbridge, Suffolk: James Currey, 2015. £45.00 (cloth)
David McDermott Hughes

Ness, Sally Ann. Choreographies of landscape: signs of performance in Yosemite National Park. xii, 174 pp., illus., bibliogr. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2016. £67.00 (cloth)
Wolfram Manzenreiter

West, Paige. Dispossession and the environment: rhetoric and inequality in Papua New Guinea. xiii, 195 pp., maps, illus., bibliogr. New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 2016. £24.00 (paper)
John Burton

Zanotti, Laura. Radical territories in the Brazilian Amazon: the Kayapó’s fight for just livelihoods. xi, 282 pp., map, tables, illus., bibliogr. Tucson: Univ. of Arizona Press, 2017. £63.95 (cloth)
R. Elliott Oakley


Blanes, Ruy Llera & Galina Oustinova‐Stjepanovic (eds). Being godless: ethnographies of atheism and non‐religion. vi, 147 pp., illus., bibliogrs. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2017. £19.00 (paper)
Renny Thomas

Bradford, Tolly & Chelsea Horton (eds). Mixed blessings: indigenous encounters with Christianity in Canada. viii, 226 pp., illus., bibliogrs. Vancouver: Univ. of British Columbia Press, 2016. £76.00 (cloth)
John Barker

Canals, Roger. A goddess in motion: visual creativity in the cult of María Lionza. ix, 202 pp., illus., bibliogr. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2017. £85.00 (cloth)
Alanna Cant

Hill, Erica & Jon B. Hageman (eds). The archaeology of ancestors: death, memory, and veneration. x, 261 pp., maps, figs, illus., bibliogrs. Gainesville: Univ. Press of Florida, 2016. £87.95 (cloth)
Timothy Insoll

Ngô, Tâm T.T. The New Way: Protestantism and the Hmong in Vietnam. xiii, 211 pp., maps, illus., bibliogr. Seattle: Univ. of Washington Press, 2016. £32.50 (cloth)
Janet Hoskins

Norget, Kristin, Valentina Napolitano & Maya Mayblin (eds). The anthropology of Catholicism: a reader. xii, 369 pp., illus., bibliogrs. Oakland: Univ. of California Press, 2017. £27.00 (paper)
Myriam Lamrani

Palmer, David A. & Elijah Siegler. Dream trippers: global Daoism and the predicament of modern spirituality. ix, 326 pp., map, fig., illus., bibliogr. Chicago: Univ. Press, 2017. £20.50 (paper)
Stephan Feuchtwang


A conversation with Michael D. Jackson, writer and reader: on being an outsider, and the aporias of lived experience
Michael D. Jackson Stephanie Postar