March 31, 2017

Current issue

Volume 25, Issue 1 (March 2019)


Editorial: Journal formats and virtual issues
Elizabeth Hallam

Original Articles

Tales of a stitched anus: fictions, analytics, and personhood in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Knut Christian Myhre

When ‘blood speaks’: naming the father and the mystics of kinship in Dominica, Eastern Caribbean
Adom Philogene Heron

Houses of Uist: memory and dwelling in the Outer Hebrides
Magnus Course

Asocial memories, ‘poisonous knowledge’, and haunting in Mongolia
Manduhai Buyandelger

Sustaining ignorance: the uncertainties of groundwater and its extraction in the Salar de Atacama, northern Chile
Sally Babidge

Scripting development through formalization: accounting for the diffusion of village savings and loans associations in Tanzania
Maia Green

On secularity: Marxism, reality, and the Messiah in Brazil
Ashley Lebner

‘The past is a promise to the future’: stories, persons, and the devil in Greece
Dimitri Tsintjilonis

Review Article

Circling around the law: anthropological approaches

Goodale, Mark; foreword by Sally Engle Merry. Anthropology and law: a critical introduction. xv, 290 pp., bibliogr. New York: Univ. Press, 2017. £29.99 (paper) Nafziger, James A.R. (ed.). Comparative law and anthropology. x, 532 pp., bibliogrs. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017. £180.00 (cloth)
Fernanda Pirie

Patriarchal power, gender, and generational change in contemporary China

Santos, Gonçalo & Stevan Harrell (eds). Transforming patriarchy: Chinese families in the twenty‐first century. ix, 301 pp., bibliogr. Seattle, London: Univ. of Washington Press, 2016. £22.99 (paper)Shi, Lihong. Choosing daughters: family change in rural China. xi, 189 pp., tables, illus., bibliogr. Stanford: Univ. Press, 2017. £20.99 (paper)
Arianne M. Gaetano

Book and Film Reviews

Anthropological fiction

Dragadze, Tamara. Josefu’s thousand hills. 352 pp. Helsinge: Whyte Tracks, 2014. £34.99 (paper)
Olivier Nyirubugara

Art and the senses

Biddle, Jennifer Loureide. Remote avant‐garde: Aboriginal art under occupation. xv, 265 pp., illus., bibliogr. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 2016. £19.99 (paper)
Louise Hamby

Kay, Jon. Folk art and aging: life‐story objects and their makers. xii, 131 pp., illus., bibliogr. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 2016. £22.99 (paper)
Tiina Suopajärvi

Steingo, Gavin. Kwaito’s promise: music and the aesthetics of freedom in South Africa. xx, 307 pp., maps, illus., bibliogr. Chicago: Univ. Press, 2016. £22.50 (paper)
Lizzie Ogle

Biography and history

Caplan, Pat. Mikidadi: individual biography and national history in Tanzania. 191 pp., map, fig., illus., bibliogr. Canon Pyon, Herefordshire: Sean Kingston, 2016. £50.00 (cloth)
Donna O. Kerner

Miles, William F.S. Scars of partition: postcolonial legacies in French and British borderlands. xix, 365 pp., maps, illus., bibliogr. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2014. £27.99 (paper)
Mark Leopold

Mufwene, Salikoko S. (ed.). Iberian imperialism and language evolution in Latin America. 343 pp., maps, tables, bibliogrs. Chicago: Univ. Press, 2014. £32.50 (paper)
Armin Schwegler

Sorge, Antonio. Legacies of violence: history, society, and the state in Sardinia. xvi, 194 pp., illus., bibliogr. Toronto: Univ. Press, 2015. £16.99 (paper)
Rudolph Bell

Verdery, Katherine. My life as a spy: investigations in a secret police file. xvi, 323 pp., map, illus., bibliogr. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 2018. £20.99 (paper)
Michael Stewart

Yu, Taishan; edited by Victor Spinei. China and the Mediterranean world in ancient times. 396 pp., illus, bibliogr. Bucharest: Editura Academiei Române; Brăila: Editura Istros a Muzeului Brăilei, 2014.
Fritz‐Heiner Mutschler

Legal anthropology

Bowen, John R. On British Islam: religion, law, and everyday practice in shariʹa councils. 275 pp., bibliogr. Princeton: Univ. Press, 2016. £27.00 (cloth)
Giulia Liberatore

Bridges, Khiara M. The poverty of privacy rights. x, 279 pp., bibliogr. Stanford: Univ. Press, 2017. £20.99 (paper)
Joanna Mishtal

Nader, Laura. Contrarian anthropology: the unwritten rules of academia. xiii, 489 pp., bibliogrs. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, £28.00 (paper)
Rik Pinxten

Sufrin, Carolyn. Jailcare: finding the safety net for women behind bars. xii, 311 pp., illus., bibliogr. Oakland: Univ. of California Press, 2018. £24.00 (paper)
Andrea Ford

Modernity’s transformations

Cepek, Michael L.; photographs by Bear Guerra. Life in oil: Cofán survival in the petroleum fields of Amazonia. xvi, 286 pp., maps, illus., bibliogr. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press, 2018. £20.99 (paper)
Stuart Kirsch

Khan, Aisha (ed.). Islam and the Americas. ix, 348 pp., illus., bibliogrs. Gainesville: Univ. Press of Florida, 2015. £77.95 (cloth)
Akbar Ahmed

Kipnis, Andrew B. From village to city: social transformation in a Chinese county seat. 263 pp., maps, tables, illus., bibliogr. Oakland: Univ. of California Press, 2016. £24.00 (paper)
Charlotte Bruckermann

Nyíri, Pál & Danielle Tan, foreword by Wang Gungwu. Chinese encounters in Southeast Asia: how people, money, and ideas from China are changing a region. 296 pp., maps, tables, illus., bibliogr. Seattle: Univ. of Washington Press, 2017. £22.99 (paper)
Biao Xiang

Silverman, Philip & Shienpei Chang. Bridging generations in Taiwan: lifestyle and identity of mothers and daughters. xiii, 115 pp., tables, bibliogr. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. £52.95 (cloth)
Ellen R. Judd

Stead, Victoria C. Becoming landowners: entanglements of custom and modernity in Papua New Guinea and Timor‐Leste. xv, 216 pp., illus., bibliogr. Honolulu: Univ. of Hawai‘i Press, 2017. £73.50 (cloth)
Colin Filer

Tomba, Luigi. The government next door: neighborhood politics in urban China. 225 pp., illus., bibliogr. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press, 2014. £15.50 (paper)
Xiaoyi Sun

Wildenauer, Nora. Fighting for nothing to happen. DVD/PAL, 48 minutes, colour. London: The RAI, 2015. £50.00 (+VAT)
Catherine Allerton

Religious conversion

Ahmad, Attiya. Everyday conversions: Islam, domestic work, and South Asian migrant women in Kuwait. bibliogr., 270 pp. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 2017. £20.99 (paper)
Mara A. Leichtman

Inge, Anabel. The making of a Salafi Muslim woman: paths to conversion. xiv, 303 pp., tables, illus., bibliogr. Oxford: Univ. Press, 2017. £26.99 (cloth)
Pnina Werbner

Thornton, Brendan Jamal. Negotiating respect: Pentecostalism, masculinity and the politics of spiritual authority in the Dominican Republic. xiii, 272 pp., bibliogr. Gainesville: Univ. Press of Florida, 2016. £68.50 (cloth)
Yadira Perez Hazel

Theory, method, and ethics

Blanton, Richard E. with Lane F. Fargher. How humans cooperate: confronting the challenges of collective action. xi, 423 pp., tables, figs, illus., bibliogr. Boulder: Univ. Press of Colorado, 2016. £24.99 (paper)
Lee Cronk

Haines, David W. An introduction to sociocultural anthropology: adaptations, structures, meanings (second edition). xviii, 294 pp., figs, illus., bibliogrs. Boulder: Univ. Press of Colorado, 2017. £24.99 (paper)
Hilary Callan

Holbraad, Martin & Morten Axel Pedersen. The ontological turn: an anthropological exposition. xiii, 339 pp., bibliogr. Cambridge: Univ. Press, 2017. £54.99 (cloth)
Michael Cepek

Horvath, Agnes, Bjørn Thomassen & Harald Wydra (eds). Breaking boundaries: varieties of liminality. vi, 255 pp., illus., bibliogrs. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2017. £92.00 (cloth)
Sergio E. Visacovsky

Jackson, Michael. How lifeworlds work: emotionality, sociality and the ambiguity of being. xvi, 241 pp., illus., bibliogr. Chicago: Univ. Press, 2017. £19.00 (paper)
Karin Barber

Josephides, Lisette & Anne Sigfrid Grønseth (eds). The ethics of knowledge creation: transactions, relations and persons. 264 pp., table, figs, bibliogrs. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2017. £85.00 (cloth)
Nicholas H.A. Evans

Lin, Ka & Peter Herrmann (eds). Social quality theory: a new perspective on social development. viii, 206 pp., tables, figs, bibliogrs. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2016. £28.00 (paper)
Gordon Mathews

Reyna, Stephen P. Starry nights: critical structural realism in anthropology. x, 210 pp., bibliogrs. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2017. £21.00 (paper)
Raymond Scupin

Trnka, Radek & Radmila Lorencová. Quantum anthropology: man, cultures, and groups in a quantum perspective. 191 pp., figs, illus., bibliogr. Prague: Charles University, Karolinum Press, 2016. £15.00 (paper)
Ivan Murin

Trnka, Susanna & Catherine Trundle (eds). Competing responsibilities: the ethics and politics of contemporary life. 273 pp., illus., bibliogrs. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 2017. £18.99 (paper)
John Gledhill

Turner, Nancy J. Ancient pathways, ancestral knowledge: ethnobotany and ecological wisdom of indigenous peoples of northwestern North America. 2 vols. xxxvii, 554 pp.; xv, 552 pp., maps, tables, illus., bibliogr. Ithaca, N.Y., Montreal: McGill‐Queen’s Univ. Press, 2014. £96.00 (cloth)
Catherine S. Fowler

van der Veer, Peter. The value of comparison. xii, 192 pp., bibliogr. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 2016. £17.99 (paper)
Susan D. Blum