BOOKS RECEIVED: Rachael Stryker and Roberto J. Gonzalez, eds., “Up, Down, and Sideways: Anthropologists Trace the Pathways of Power” (Berghahn, 2016)
Buy from University Press Books Using a “vertical slice” approach, anthropologists critically analyze the relationship between undemocratic uses and abuses of power and the survival of the human species. The contributors scrutinize modern institutions in a variety of regions-from Russia… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Malte Hagener, “The Emergence of Film Culture: Knowledge Production, Institution Building, and the Fate of the Avant-garde in Europe, 1919-1945” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books Between the two world wars, a distinct and vibrant film culture emerged in Europe. Film festivals and schools were established; film theory and history was written that took cinema seriously as an art form; and… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Maria-Jos Blanco and Ricarda Vidal. eds., “The Power of Death: Contemporary Reflections on Death in Western Society” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books The social and cultural changes of the last century have transformed death from an everyday fact to something hidden from view. Shifting between the practical and the theoretical, the professional and the intimate, the real… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: M. Inhorn, W. Chavkin, and J. Navarro, eds., “Globalized Fatherhood” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
Using an entirely new conceptual vocabulary through which to understand men’s experiences and expectations at the dawn of the twenty-first century, this path-breaking volume focuses on fatherhood around the globe, including transformations in fathering, fatherhood, and family life. It includes… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Edvard Hviding and Cato Berg, eds., “The Ethnographic Experiment: A.M. Hocart and W.H.R. Rivers in Island Melanesia, 1908” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
In 1908, Arthur Maurice Hocart and William Halse Rivers Rivers conducted fieldwork in the Solomon Islands and elsewhere in Island Melanesia that served as the turning point in the development of modern anthropology. The work of these two anthropological pioneers… Read More
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