BOOKS RECEIVED: Katherine Smith and James Staples, “Extraordinary Encounters: Authenticity and the Interview” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Given the anthropological focus on ethnography as a kind of deep immersion, the interview poses theoretical and methodological challenges for the discipline. This volume explores those challenges and argues that the interview should be… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Stef Jansen, “Yearnings in the Meantime: ‘Normal Lives’ and the State in a Sarajevo Apartment Complex” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Shortly after the book’s protagonists moved into their apartment complex in Sarajevo, they, like many others, were overcome by the 1992-1995 war and the disintegration of socialist Yugoslavia More than a decade later, in… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Larson Powell and Robert Shandley, eds., “German Television: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Long overlooked by scholars and critics, the history and aesthetics of German television have only recently begun to attract serious, sustained attention, and then largely within Germany. This ambitious volume, the first in English… 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: 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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