BOOKS RECEIVED: Martijn Oosterbaan, “Transmitting the Spirit: Religious Conversion, Media, and Urban Violence in Brazil” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Pentecostalism is one of the most rapidly expanding religious-cultural forms in the world. Its rise in popularity is often attributed to its successfully incorporating native cosmologies in new religious frameworks. This volume probes for… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Clayton J. Ruminski, “Iron Valley: The Transformation of the Iron Industry in Ohio’s Mahoning Valley, 1802-1913” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Youngstown, Ohio, and the surrounding Mahoning Valley supplied the iron that helped transform the United States into an industrial powerhouse in the nineteenth century. The story of the Mahoning Valleys unorthodox rise from mid-scale… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: David Prendergast and Chiara Garattini, eds., “Aging and the Digital Life Course” (Berghahn, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley 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… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Michaela Pelican, “Masks and Staffs: Identity Politics in the Cameroon Grassfields” (Berghahn, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley 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… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Edward Bever and Randall Styers, eds., “Magic in the Modern World: Strategies of Repression and Legitimization” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley 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… Read More
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