BOOKS RECEIVED: Edvard Hviding and Cato Berg, eds., “The Ethnographic Experiment: A.M. Hocart and W.H.R. Rivers in Island Melanesia, 1908” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
In 1908, Arthur Maurice Hocart and William Halse Rivers Rivers conducted fieldwork in the Solomon Islands and elsewhere in Island Melanesia that served as the turning point in the development of modern anthropology. The work of these two anthropological pioneers… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Anne Sigfrid Gronseth, ed., “Being Human, Being Migrant: Senses of Self and Well-Being” (Berghagn Books. 2016)
Migrant experiences accentuate general aspects of the human condition. Therefore, this volume explores migrant’s movements not only as geographical movements from here to there but also as movements that constitute an embodied, cognitive, and existential experience of living “in between”… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Anita von Poser, “Foodways and Empathy: Relatedness in a Ramu River Society, Papua New Guinea” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
Through the sharing of food, people feel entitled to inquire into one another’s lives and ponder one another’s states in relation to their foodways. This in-depth study focuses on the Bosmun of Daiden, a Ramu River people in an under-represented… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Steven King and Anne Winter, eds., “Migration, Settlement and Belonging in Europe, 1500-1930s: Comparative Perspectives” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
The issues around settlement, belonging, and poor relief have for too long been understood largely from the perspective of England and Wales. This volume offers a pan-European survey that encompasses Switzerland, Prussia, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Britain. It explores how… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Lia Markey, “Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence,” (Penn State UP, 2016)
The first full-length study of the impact of the discovery of the Americas on Italian Renaissance art and culture, Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence demonstrates that the Medici grand dukes of Florence were not only great patrons of artists… Read More
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