BOOKS RECEIVED: Taner Akcam and Umit Kurt, “The Spirit of the Laws: The Plunder of Wealth in the Armenian Genocide” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Pertinent to contemporary demands for reparations from Turkey is the relationship between law and property in connection with the Armenian Genocide. This book examines the confiscation of Armenian properties during the genocide and subsequent… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Tatjana Thelen  Larissa Vetters and Keebet von Benda-Beckmann, eds., “Stategraphy: Toward a Relational Anthropology of the State” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Stategraphy — the ethnographic exploration of relational modes, boundary work, and forms of embeddedness of actors-offers crucial analytical avenues for researching the state. By exploring interactions and negotiations of local actors in different institutional… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Catie Gressier, “At Home in the Okavango: White Batswana Narratives of Emplacement and Belonging” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley An ethnographic portrayal of the lives of white citizens of the Okavango Delta, Botswana, this book examines their relationships with the natural and social environments of the region. In response to the insecurity of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Anne Line Dalsgard, Esther Oluffa Pedersen,  and Sune Liisberg, eds., “Anthropology and Philosophy: Dialogues on Trust and Hope” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The present book is no ordinary anthology, but rather a workroom in which anthropologists and philosophers initiate a dialogue on trust and hope, two important topics for both fields of study. The book combines… 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
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