March 31, 2017

Current issue

Volume 24, Issue 3 (September 2018)

Original Articles

Mutable environments and permeable human bodies
Margaret Lock

Filming sea‐level rise: media encounters and memory work in the Indian Sundarbans
Arne Harms

Kombinowanie: agency, informality, and the poetics of self in Highland Poland
Nicolette Makovicky

The anxiety of romantic love in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Allen L. Tran

Conditions of life in the city: medicine and gendered relations in Maputo, Mozambique
Ramah McKay

Being harmed while doing good: affective injuries in a community development programme, Medan, Indonesia
Tanya Jakimow

Financialization without liquidity: in‐kind payments, forced credit, and authoritarianism at the periphery of Europe
Fabio Mattioli

Yuyanapaq no entra: ritual dimensions of post‐transitional justice in Peru
Joseph P. Feldman

Review Articles

Ethics at stake

Banner, Michael. The ethics of everyday life: moral theology, social anthropology, and the imagination of the human. 223 pp., plates, bibliogr. Oxford: Univ. Press, 2014. £22.99 (cloth)Keane, Webb. Ethical life: its natural and social histories. xii, 289 pp., bibliogr. Princeton: Univ. Press, 2016. £19.95 (cloth)La Cecla, Franco & Piero Zanini. The culture of ethics. 113 pp., Chicago: Prickly Paradigm Press, 2014. £9.00 (paper)
Carolina Kobelinsky

‘Late modern’ crime and punishment

Comaroff, Jean & John L. Comaroff. The truth about crime: sovereignty, knowledge, social order. xix, 347 pp., illus., bibliogr. Chicago: Univ. Press, 2016. £20.50 (paper)Fassin, Didier. Prison worlds: an ethnography of the carceral condition (trans. R. Gomme). xx, 382 pp., bibliogr. Cambridge: Polity, 2016. £18.99 (paper)
Jane Schneider, Peter Schneider

Book and Film Reviews

Anthropology and history: African case studies

Johnson, Douglas H. Empire and the Nuer: sources on the pacification of the Southern Sudan, 1898‐1930. xxxviii, 320 pp., maps, tables, bibliogr. Oxford: Univ. Press, 2016. £70.00 (cloth)
Jon D. Holtzman

Knörr, Jacqueline & Christoph Kohl (eds). The Upper Guinea coast in global perspective. ix, 326 pp., maps, figs, illus., bibliogrs. London, New York: Berghahn Books, 2016. £78.00 (cloth)
Robert M. Baum

Ralph, Michael. Forensics of capital. 189 pp., fig., bibliogr. Chicago: Univ. Press, 2015. £19.00 (paper)
Andrew Apter

Werbner, Richard. Divination’s grasp: African encounters with the almost said. xii, 340 pp., illus., bibliogr. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 2015. £29.99 (paper)
David Zeitlyn

Biographical insights

Elden, Stuart. Foucault’s last decade. xiv, 247 pp., bibliogr. Cambridge: Polity, 2016. £16.99 (paper)
Matthias Leanza

Jensen, Joan M. & Michelle Wick Patterson (eds). Travels with Frances Densmore: her life, work, and legacy in Native American studies. xi, 448 pp., illus., bibliogrs. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2015. £52.00 (cloth)
Kristina Nielsen

Citizens, sovereignty, and the state

Albert, Victor. The limits to citizen power: participatory democracy and the entanglements of the state. x, 207 pp., tables, figs, illus., bibliogr. London: Pluto Press, 2016. £21.99 (paper)
Andreza Aruska de Souza Santos

Bernstein, Anya. Religious bodies politic: rituals of sovereignty in Buryat Buddhism. xvii, 258 pp., maps, illus., bibliogr. Chicago: Univ. Press, 2013. £22.50 (paper)
Ivan Sablin

Henig, David & Nicolette Makovicky (eds). Economies of favour after socialism. xiii, 239 pp., figs, bibliogrs. Oxford: Univ. Press, 2016. £55.00 (cloth)
Ivan Rajković

Kallinen, Timo. Divine rulers in a secular state. 202 pp., figs, illus., bibliogr. Helsinki: Finnish Literature Society, 2016. €42.00 (paper)
Wyatt MacGaffey

Kastrinou, A. Maria A. Power, sect and state in Syria: the politics of marriage and identity amongst the Druze. xix, 268 pp., figs, illus., bibliogr. London, New York: I.B.Tauris, 2016. £85.00 (cloth)
Panagiotis Geros


Campbell, Jeremy M. Conjuring property: speculation and environmental futures in the Brazilian Amazon. xx, 231 pp., maps, illus., bibliogr. Seattle: Univ. of Washington Press. 2015. £19.50 (paper)
Maron Greenleaf

Domenig, Aya. The day the sun fell. DVD/PAL, 78 minutes, colour. London: RAI, 2015. £50.00 (+VAT)
Peter Wynn Kirby

Kirksey, Eben. Emergent ecologies. 304 pp., illus., bibliogr. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 2015. £19.99 (paper)
Ashley Carse

Little, Peter C. Toxic town: IBM, pollution, and industrial risks. xxii, 242 pp., map, illus., bibliogr. New York: Univ. Press, 2014. £20.99 (paper)
Megan A. Styles

McElwee, Pamela D. Forests are gold: trees, people, and environmental rule in Vietnam. xxvi, 283 pp., maps, tables, illus., bibliogr. Seattle: Univ. of Washington Press, 2016. £19.50 (paper)
Pauline von Hellermann

Weiss, Brad. Real pigs: shifting values in the field of local pork. xvii, 288 pp., maps, illus., bibliogr. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 2016. £20.99 (paper)
Timothy G. Roufs

Engaged anthropologies

lewallen, ann‐elise. The fabric of Indigeneity: Ainu identity, gender, and settler colonialism in Japan. xvii, 289 pp., plates, bibliogr. Santa Fe, N.M.: SAR Press, 2016. £45.95 (paper)
Jeffry Joseph Gayman

Shneiderman, Sara. Rituals of ethnicity: Thangmi identities between Nepal and India. xvii, 305 pp., illus., bibliogr. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. £57.00 (cloth)
Ben Campbell

Sillitoe, Paul (ed.). Indigenous studies and engaged anthropology: the collaborative moment. 266 pp., illus., bibliogrs. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2015. £65.00 (cloth)
Laura Peers

Eventful selves

Littlewood, Roland & Rebecca Lynch (eds). Cosmos, gods and madmen: frameworks in the anthropologies of medicine. vi, 214 pp., bibliogrs. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2016. £67.00 (cloth)
Jack R. Friedman

Schechter, Kate. Illusions of a future: psychoanalysis and the biopolitics of desire. viii, 277 pp., bibliogr. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 2014. £14.99 (paper)
Silvia Posocco

Schillmeier, Michael. Eventful bodies: the cosmopolitics of illness. 187 pp., bibliogr. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2014. £60.00 (cloth)
Marlee McGuire

Scubla, Lucien (trans. M.B. Debevoise). Giving life, giving death: psychoanalysis, anthropology, philosophy. xiv, 367 pp., figs, bibliogr. East Lansing: Michigan State Univ. Press, 2016. $29.95 (paper)
Sami Pihlström

Tapias, Maria. Embodied protests: emotions and women’s health in Bolivia. 160 pp., map, illus., bibliogr. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press, 2015. £20.99 (paper)
Valentina Napolitano

Formations of knowledge

Gledhill, John (ed.). World anthropologies in practice: situated perspectives, global knowledge. xxiii, 233 pp., figs, bibliogrs. London: Bloomsbury, 2016. £64.99 (cloth)
Jim Weil

Roddick, Andrew P. & Ann B. Stahl (eds). Knowledge in motion: constellations of learning across time and place. viii, 309 pp., maps, illus., tables, plates, bibliogrs. Tucson: Univ. of Arizona Press, 2016. £59.95 (cloth)
Andrew Meirion Jones

The medium is the message

Edwards, Elizabeth & Christopher Morton (eds). Photographs, museums, collections: between art and information. xiv, 267 pp., figs, plates, bibliogrs. London: Bloomsbury, 2015. £24.99 (paper)
Ferdinand de Jong

Friedman, May & Silvia Schultermandl (eds). Click and kin: transnational identity and quick media. viii, 248 pp., map, bibliogrs. Toronto: Univ. Press, 2016. £27.95 (paper)
Tom McDonald

Shankar, Shalini. Advertising diversity: ad agencies and the creation of Asian American consumers. 314 pp., tables, illus., bibliogr. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 2015. £21.99 (paper)
Stephanie O’Donohoe

Modernity and China

Engebretsen, Elisabeth L. & William F. Schroeder (eds). Queer/Tongzhi China: new perspectives on research, activism and media cultures. xiii, 274 pp., maps, bibliogrs. Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2015. £32.00 (paper)
Wenqing Kang

Hansen, Mette Halskov. Educating the Chinese individual: life in a rural boarding school. 222 pp., bibliogr. Seattle: Univ. of Washington Press, 2015. £35.84 (cloth)
Jing Xu

Jankowiak, William R. & Robert L. Moore. Family life in China. x, 219 pp., bibliogr. Cambridge: Polity, 2016. £15.99 (paper)
Yun Tang

Zang, Xiaowei. Ethnicity in China. xxviii, 236 pp., map, table, bibliogr. Cambridge: Polity, 2015. £15.99 (paper)
Agnieszka Joniak‐Lüthi

Settled strangers

Leichtman, Mara A. Shi’i cosmopolitanisms in Africa: Lebanese migration and religious conversion in Senegal. xvii, 294 pp., maps, tables, illus., bibliogr. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 2015. £22.99 (paper)
Katarzyna Puzon

Mannik, Lynda (ed.). Migration by boat: discourses of trauma, exclusion, and survival. viii, 279 pp., maps, tables, illus., bibliogrs. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2016. £92.00 (cloth)
Carolina Kobelinsky

Oonk, Gijsbert. Settled strangers: Asian business elites in East Africa (1800‐2000). xix, 270 pp., maps, tables, illus., bibliogr. London: Sage Publications, 2013. £47.00 (cloth)
Pnina Werbner

Salazar, Noel B. & Kiran Jayaram (eds). Keywords of mobility: critical engagements. 188 pp., bibliogrs. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2016. £78.00 (cloth)
Andreas Hackl

Wekker, Gloria. White innocence: paradoxes of colonialism and race. xiii, 226 pp., illus., bibliogr. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 2016. £17.99 (paper)
Paul Mepschen