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
BOOKS RECEIVED: Sarah Pink and Simone Abram, eds., “Media, Anthropology and Public Engagement” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Contemporary anthropology is done in a world where social and digital media are playing an increasingly significant role, where anthropological and arts practices are often intertwined in museum and public intervention contexts, and where… Read More
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