BOOKS RECEIVED: Michael Jackson and Albert Piette, eds., “What Is Existential Anthropology?” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley What is existential anthropology, and how would you define it? What has been gained by using existential perspectives in your fieldwork and writing? Editors Michael Jackson and Albert Piette each invited anthropologists on both… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Sarah Pink and Simone Abram, eds., “Media, Anthropology and Public Engagement” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Contemporary anthropology is done in a world where social and digital media are playing an increasingly significant role, where anthropological and arts practices are often intertwined in museum and public intervention contexts, and where… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Keith Hart, ed., “Economy for and Against Democracy” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Political constitutions alone do not guarantee democracy; a degree of economic equality is also essential. Yet contemporary economies, dominated as they are by global finance and political rent-seekers, often block the realization of democracy.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Roy Dilley and Thomas G. Dirsch, eds., “Regimes of Ignorance: Anthropological Perspectives on the Production and Reproduction of Non-Knowledge” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Non-knowledge should not be simply regarded as the opposite of knowledge, but as complementary to it: each derives its character and meaning from the other and from their interaction. Knowledge does not colonize the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Marella Hoffman, “Practicing Oral History to Improve Public Policies and Programs” (Routledge, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The use of contemporary oral history to improve public policies and programs is a growing, transdisciplinary practice. Indispensable for students and practitioners, Practicing Oral History to Improve Public Policies and Programs is the first… Read More
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