March 31, 2017

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Volume 28, Issue 1 (March 2022)

Original Articles

Economy and ethics in the cosmic process
Chris Hann

Emancipating ethics: an autonomist reading of Islamic forms of life in Russia
Matteo Benussi

Moral failure: a jeremiad of the war on drugs in Guatemala
Kevin Lewis O’Neill

From oasis to outlier: sugar beets, an endangered fish, and the moral economy
Deborah Gewertz, Frederick Errington

Contentious connections: infrastructure, dignity, and collective life in Accra, Ghana
Pauline Destrée

The gift of free money: on the indeterminacy of unconditional cash transfers in western Kenya
Mario Schmidt

Up, down, and away: placing privilege in Bucharest, Romania
Bruce O’Neill

Desert travels in the Atacama: making place through movement (c. 2500-1500 cal BP)
Francisco Gallardo, Estefanía Vidal-Montero, Benjamín Ballester, José Blanco, Gonzalo Pimentel

The unbearable heaviness of being Kri: house construction and ethnolinguistic transformation in upland Laos
Charles H.P. Zuckerman, N.J. Enfield

Divine powers and exchange with ‘others’ in Melanesia
Eric Hirsch

Fear and fainting in Luanda: paranoid politics and the problem of interpretative authority in Angola
Jon Schubert

Shared secrecy: teasing, attachment, and children’s emotional management in rural southern Mongolia
Aude Michelet

An ethics of enchantment: forming affect and information in experimental paediatric medicine
Courtney Addison

Spiritual hair: dreadlocks and the bodies multiple in Rastafari
Nathan Glace, Anna Waldstein


Dialogues: anthropology and theology
Jione Havea, Matt Tomlinson, Talal Al-Azem, Johan Rasanayagam, Venerable Juewei, Jonathan Mair, Elias Kifon Bongmba, Naomi Haynes, Ramdas Lamb, Deeksha Sivakumar, Khaled Furani, Ebrahim Moosa

Review articles

Public image-events and private disaster narratives in post-Reformasi Indonesia

Samuels, Annemarie. After the tsunami: disaster narratives and the remaking of everyday life in Aceh. xiv, 199 pp., map, illus., bibliogr. Honolulu: Univ. of Hawai‘i Press, 2019. £68.00 (cloth) Strassler, Karen. Demanding images: democracy, mediation, and the image-event in Indonesia. 368 pp., illus., bibliogr. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 2020, £24.99 (paper)
Sophia Hornbacher-Schönleber

Book and film reviews

Changing places and exchange

Barrios, Roberto E. Governing affect: neoliberalism and disaster reconstruction. xvi, 288 pp., maps, illus., bibliogr. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2017. £25.99 (paper)
Christopher Dyer

Darieva, Tsypylma , Florian Mühlfried & Kevin Tuite (eds). Sacred places, emerging spaces: religious pluralism in the post-Soviet Caucasus. x, 235 pp., maps, illus., tables, bibliogrs. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2018. £99.00 (cloth)
Stéphane Voell

Hoch, Tomáš, & Kopeček, Vincenc (eds). De facto states in Eurasia. xxii, 302 pp., maps, illus., bibliogrs. London: Routledge, 2019. £120.00 (cloth)
Pål Kolstø

Halvorson, Britt. Conversionary sites: transforming medical aid and global Christianity from Madagascar to Minnesota. 291 pp., map, illus., bibliogr. Chicago: Univ. Press, 2018. £31.00 (paper)
Karine Aasgaard Jansen

Hann, Chris. Repatriating Polanyi: market society in the Visegrád states. xviii, 370 pp., illus., bibliogr. Budapest: CEU Press, 2019. £75.00 (cloth)
James G. Carrier

Hénaff, Marcel; trans. Jean-Louis Morhange. The philosophers’ gift: reexamining reciprocity. x, 255 pp., bibliogr. New York: Fordham Univ. Press, 2019. £24.99 (paper)
Roger Sansi

Jung, Yuson. Balkan blues: consumer politics after state socialism. xvi, 189 pp., illus., bibliogr. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 2019. £27.99 (paper)
Magdalena Elchinova

Developing faith

Freeman, Dena. Tearfund and the quest for faith-based development. 208 pp., bibliogr. London: Routledge, 2020. £36.99 (paper)
Jonathan Benthall

Klein, Elise & Carlos Eduardo Morreo (eds). Postdevelopment in practice: alternatives, economies, ontologies. xvi, 334 pp., illus., bibliogrs. London: Routledge, 2019. £36.99 (paper)
David Simon

Stadler, Nurit. Voices of the ritual: devotion to female saints and shrines in the Holy Land. 216 pp., bibliogr. Oxford: Univ. Press, 2020. £64.00 (cloth)
Pnina Werbner

Edges of violence

Ballvé, Teo. The frontier effect: state formation and violence in Colombia. xvi, 228 pp., maps, figs, illus., bibliogr. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press, 2020. £20.99 (paper)
Nicolás Acosta García

Hinton, Alexander Laban. The justice façade: trials of transition in Cambodia. xx, 282 pp., illus., bibliogr. Oxford: Univ. Press, 2018. £29.49 (paper)
John A. Marston

Idler, Annette. Borderland battles: violence, crime, and governance at the edges of Colombia’s war. xxx, 466 pp., maps, tables, illus., bibliogr. Oxford: Univ. Press, 2019. £25.49 (paper)
Jacobo Grajales


Kunuk, Zacharias. One day in the life of Noah Piugattuk. iTunes. 113 mins, colour. Toronto: Isuma TV, 2019. $12.99 (home use)
David Lipset

Mansur, Marcia & Thomé, Marina. The sound of bells (O som dos sinos). DVD. 52 min, colour. Waterton, Mass.: DER films, 2016. $320.00 (institutional use)
Donna A. Buchanan

Mobile matter

Beekman, Christopher S. (ed.). Migrations in late Mesoamerica. 384 pp., tables, illus., plates, bibliogrs. Gainesville: Univ. Press of Florida, 2019. £95.95 (cloth)
Alexander Geurds

Carrier, Neil & Tabea Scharrer (eds). Mobile urbanity: Somali presence in urban East Africa. xii, 252 pp., maps, illus., bibliogrs. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2019. £99.00 (cloth)
Daniel Thompson

Chorev, Nitsan . Give and take: developmental foreign aid and the pharmaceutical industry in East Africa. xiv, 305 pp., bibliogr. Princeton: Univ. Press, 2019. £25.00 (paper)
Laura A. Meek

Cormier, Loretta A. & Pauline E. Jolly. The primate zoonoses: culture change and emerging diseases. viii, 142 pp., tables, bibliogr. London: Routledge, 2017. £48.99 (cloth)
Christos Lynteris

Driessen, Miriam . Tales of hope, tastes of bitterness: Chinese road builders in Ethiopia. viii, 198 pp., maps, bibliogr. Hong Kong: Univ. Press, 2019. £37.00 (cloth)
Yu Qiu

Fewkes, Jacqueline H. (ed.). Anthropological perspectives on the religious uses of mobile apps. 268 pp., tables, bibliogrs. London: Palgrave, 2019. £89.99 (cloth)
Daniel Miller

Questions of substance

Bacon, Hannah . Feminist theology and contemporary dieting culture: sin, salvation and women’s weight loss narratives. x, 346 pp., bibliogr. London: Bloomsbury, 2019. £26.99 (paper)
Giulia Sciolli

Cant, Alanna. The value of aesthetics: Oaxacan woodcarvers in global economies of culture. x, 186 pp., map, illus., bibliogr. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press, 2019. £24.99 (paper)
Michele A. Feder-Nadoff

Carandell Baruzzi, Miquel. The Orce man: controversy, media and politics in human origins research. xix, 252 pp., map, figs, bibliogr. Leiden: Brill, 2020. £111.60 (e-book)
Michael Walker

Carsten, Janet. Blood work: life and laboratories in Penang. xvi, 237 pp., table, illus., bibliogr. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 2019. £19.99 (paper)
Nurul Huda Mohd. Razif

Daggett, Cara New . The birth of energy: fossil fuels, thermodynamics, and the politics of work. 280 pp., illus., bibliogr. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 2019. £20.99 (paper)
Jessica M. Smith

Attala, Luci & Steel Louise (eds). Body matters: exploring the materiality of the human body. xviii, 233 pp., illus., bibliogrs. Cardiff: Univ. of Wales Press, 2019. £39.99 (paper)
Alexandra Ion

Cesari, Chiara . Heritage and the cultural struggle for Palestine. xvi, 269 pp., map, illus., bibliogr. Stanford: Univ. Press, 2019. £20.99 (paper)
Julie Peteet

Undisciplined anthropology

Candea, Matei . Comparison in anthropology: the impossible method. xiv, 392 pp., figs, bibliogr. Cambridge: Univ. Press, 2018. £24.99 (paper)
David N. Gellner

Hallen, Barry . Reading Wiredu. 142 pp., bibliogr. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 2021. £14.99 (paper)
Helen Verran

Herle, Anita & Jude Philp (eds). Recording Kastom: Alfred Haddon’s journals from the Torres Strait and New Guinea, 1888-1898. 378 pp., illus., bibliogrs. Sydney: Univ. Press, 2020. £46.99 (paper)
Haidy Geismar

Pina-Cabral, João & Glenn Bowman (eds). After society: anthropological trajectories out of Oxford. 232 pp., illus., bibliogrs. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2020. £99.00 (cloth)
Jonathan Benthall

Rakowski, Tomasz & Helena Patzer (eds). Pre-textual ethnographies: challenging the phenomenological level of anthropological knowledge-making. x, 243 pp., illus., bibliogrs. Canon Pyon, Herefordshire: Sean Kingston, 2018. £60.00 (cloth)
Sebastian Ștefănucă

Watson, C.W. Murder in tropical blue: a novel of Lombok. 264 pp., Jakarta: The Lontar Foundation, 2019. £19.70 (paper)
Kari Telle

Books and films received

Books and films received