BOOKS RECEIVED: Chris Mays, Nathaniel A. Rivers and Kellie Sharp-Hoskins, eds., “Kenneth Burke + The Posthuman” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley While rhetoric as a discipline is firmly planted in humanism and anthropology, posthumanism seeks to leave the human behind. This highly original examination of Kenneth Burkes thought grapples with these ostensibly contradictory concepts as… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Ida Altman, “Contesting Conquest: Indigenous Perspectives on the Spanish Occupation of Nueva Galicia, 1524-1545” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Contesting Conquest presents an important set of indigenous and Spanish accounts that document Spains efforts to establish control over western Mexico during the first half of the sixteenth century. Though the 1521 defeat of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Helena Wulff, ed., “The Anthropologist as Writer: Genres and Contexts in the Twenty-First Century” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Writing is crucial to anthropology, but which genres are anthropologists expected to master in the 21st century? This book explores how anthropological writing shapes the intellectual content of the discipline and academic careers. First,… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Paul Collinson and Helen Macbeth, eds., “Food in Zones of Conflict: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The availability of food is an especially significant issue in zones of conflict because conflict nearly always impinges on the production and the distribution of food, and causes increased competition for food, land and… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Michael Jackson and Albert Piette, eds., “What Is Existential Anthropology?” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley What is existential anthropology, and how would you define it? What has been gained by using existential perspectives in your fieldwork and writing? Editors Michael Jackson and Albert Piette each invited anthropologists on both… Read More
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