BOOKS RECEIVED:  Axel Fleisch and Rhiannon Stephens, eds., “Doing Conceptual History in Africa, rev. ed.” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Employing an innovative methodological toolkit, Doing Conceptual History in Africa provides a refreshingly broad and interdisciplinary approach to African historical studies. The studies assembled here focus on the complex role of language in Africas… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Christoph Antweiler, “Our Common Denominator: Human Universals Revisited” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Since the politicization of anthropology in the 1970s, most anthropologists have been reluctant to approach the topic of universals-that is, phenomena that occur regularly in all known human societies. In this volume, Christoph Antweiler… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Micol Brazzabeni,  Manuela Ivone Cunha and Martin Fotta, eds., “Gypsy Economy: Romani Livelihoods and Notions of Worth in the 21st Century”  (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Economic arrangements of Romanies are complexly related to their social position. The authors of this volume explore these complexities, including how economic exchanges forge key social relationships of gender and ethnicity, how economic opportunities… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Vered Amit, ed.,  “Thinking Through Sociality: An Anthropological Interrogation of Key Concepts” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley As issues and circumstances investigated by anthropologists are becoming ever more diverse, the need to address social affiliation in contemporary situations of mobility, urbanity, transnational connections, individuation, media, and capital flows, has never been… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jay Timothy Dolmage, “Disabled Upon Arrival: Eugenics, Immigration, and the Construction of Race and Disability” (Ohio State UP, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In North America, immigration has never been about immigration. That was true in the early twentieth century when anti-immigrant rhetoric led to draconian crackdowns on the movement of bodies, and it is true today… Read More
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