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
BOOKS RECEIVED:  J. D. Lewis-Williams, “Myth and Meaning: San-Bushman Folklore in Global Context” (Left Coast Press, 2015)
J.D. Lewis-Williams, one of the leading South African archaeologists and ethnographers, excavates meaning from the complex mythological stories of the San-Bushmen to create a larger theory of how myth is used in culture. He extracts their nuggets, the far-reaching but… Read More
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