BOOKS RECEIVED: Christina Toren and Simonne Pauwels, eds., “Living Kinship in the Pacific” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Unaisi Nabobo-Baba observed that for the various peoples of the Pacific, kinship is generally understood as “knowledge that counts.” It is with this observation that this volume begins, and it continues with a straightforward objective to provide case studies of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: M. Inhorn, W. Chavkin, and J. Navarro, eds., “Globalized Fatherhood” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
Using an entirely new conceptual vocabulary through which to understand men’s experiences and expectations at the dawn of the twenty-first century, this path-breaking volume focuses on fatherhood around the globe, including transformations in fathering, fatherhood, and family life. It includes… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Olivia Ange and David Berliner, eds., “Anthropology and Nostalgia” (Berghahn Books, 2015)
Buy from University Press Books Nostalgia is intimately connected to the history of the social sciences in general and anthropology in particular, though finely grained ethnographies of nostalgia and loss are still scarce. Today, anthropologists have realized that nostalgia constitutes… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Keith Hart and John Sharp, eds., “People, Money and Power in the Economic Crisis: Perspectives from the Global South” (Berghahn Books, 2016),
The Cold War was fought between “state socialism” and “the free market.” That fluctuating relationship between public power and private money continues today, unfolding in new and unforeseen ways during the economic crisis. Nine case studies — from Southern Africa,… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Alejandro Portes and Patricia Fernandez-Kelly, eds., “The State and the Grassroots: Immigrant Transnational Organizations in Four Continents” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
Whereas most of the literature on migration focuses on individuals and their families, this book studies the organizations created by immigrants to protect themselves in their receiving states. Comparing eighteen of these grassroots organizations formed across the world, from India… Read More
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