BOOKS RECEIVED: David Prendergast and Chiara Garattini, eds., “Aging and the Digital Life Course” (Berghahn, 2017)
Across the life course, new forms of community, ways of keeping in contact, and practices for engaging in work, healthcare, retail, learning and leisure are evolving rapidly. Breaking new ground in the study of technology and aging, this book examines… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Michaela Pelican, “Masks and Staffs: Identity Politics in the Cameroon Grassfields” (Berghahn, 2017)
The Cameroon Grassfields, home to three ethnic groups Grassfields societies, Mbororo, and Hausa provide a valuable case study for the anthropological examination of identity politics and interethnic relations. In the midst of the political liberalization of Cameroon in the late… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Edward Bever and Randall Styers, eds., “Magic in the Modern World: Strategies of Repression and Legitimization” (Penn State UP, 2017)
This collection of essays considers the place of magic in the modern world, first by exploring the ways in which modernity has been defined in explicit opposition to magic and superstition, and then by illuminating how modern proponents of magic… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Christina Toren and Simonne Pauwels, eds., “Living Kinship in the Pacific” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Unaisi Nabobo-Baba observed that for the various peoples of the Pacific, kinship is generally understood as “knowledge that counts.” It is with this observation that this volume begins, and it continues with a straightforward objective to provide case studies of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Aurelien Mokoko Gampiot, “Kimbanguism: An African Understanding of the Bible” (Penn State UP, 2017)
In this volume, Aurlien Mokoko Gampiot, a sociologist and son of a Kimbanguist pastor, provides a fresh and insightful perspective on African Kimbanguism and its traditions. The largest of the African-initiated churches, Kimbanguism claims seventeen million followers worldwide. Like other… Read More
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