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The Cultural Economy of Protest in Post-Socialist European Union Village Fascists and their Rivals

The Cultural Economy of Protest in Post-Socialist European Union Village Fascists and their Rivals

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Juraj Buzalka
September 23, 2020

Focusing on Slovakia and East Central Europe, this book examines the cultural economy of protest and considers how the origins of political movements – progressive and reactionary – derive from resilient agrarian features. It draws attention to how the legacy of rural socialist ...

Youth Culture and Identity in Northern Thailand Fitting In and Sticking Out

Youth Culture and Identity in Northern Thailand Fitting In and Sticking Out

1st Edition

Anjalee Cohen
May 20, 2020

Youth Culture and Identity in Northern Thailand examines how young people in urban Chiang Mai construct an identity at the intersection of global capitalism, state ideologies, and local culture. Drawing on over 15 years of ethnographic research, the book explores the impact of rapid urbanisation ...

Surfaces Transformations of Body, Materials and Earth

Surfaces Transformations of Body, Materials and Earth

1st Edition

Mike Anusas, Cristián Simonetti
March 10, 2020

In attending to surfaces, as they wrap, layer and grow within sentient bodies, material formations and cosmological states, this volume presents a series of ten anthropological studies stretching across five continents and in observation of earthly practices of making, knowing, living and dying. ...

Mambila Divination Framing Questions, Constructing Answers

Mambila Divination Framing Questions, Constructing Answers

1st Edition

David Zeitlyn
February 26, 2020

This book offers a major contribution to the study and analysis of divination, based on continuing fieldwork with the Mambila in Cameroon. It seeks to return attention to the details of divinatory practice, using the questions asked and life histories to help understand the perspective of the ...

Suckling Kinship More Fluid

Suckling Kinship More Fluid

1st Edition

Fadwa El Guindi
February 26, 2020

A ground-breaking ethnographic study of suckling in the Arabian Gulf , this book reenergises the study of kinship. It analyses the misunderstood and marginalized phenomenon of suckling drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in Qatar over a seven-year period. Fadwa El Guindi situates suckling (often ...

Amerindian Socio-Cosmologies between the Andes, Amazonia and Mesoamerica Toward an Anthropological Understanding of the Isthmo–Colombian Area

Amerindian Socio-Cosmologies between the Andes, Amazonia and Mesoamerica Toward an Anthropological Understanding of the Isthmo–Colombian Area

1st Edition

Ernst Halbmayer
January 14, 2020

This book offers a new anthropological understanding of the socio-cosmological and ontological characteristics of the Isthmo–Colombian Area, beyond established theories for Amazonia, the Andes and Mesoamerica. It focuses on a core region that has been largely neglected by comparative anthropology ...

The Biometric Border World Technology, Bodies and Identities on the Move

The Biometric Border World Technology, Bodies and Identities on the Move

1st Edition

Karen Fog Olwig, Kristina Grünenberg, Perle Møhl, Anja Simonsen
November 04, 2019

Since the 1990s, biometric border control has attained key importance throughout Europe. Employing digital images of, for example, fingerprints, DNA, bones, faces or irises, biometric technologies use bodies to identify, categorize and regulate individuals’ cross-border movements. Based on ...

Human Extinction and the Pandemic Imaginary

Human Extinction and the Pandemic Imaginary

1st Edition

Christos Lynteris
September 26, 2019

This book develops an examination and critique of human extinction as a result of the ‘next pandemic’ and turns attention towards the role of pandemic catastrophe in the renegotiation of what it means to be human. Nested in debates in anthropology, philosophy, social theory and global health, the ...

Guatemalan Vigilantism and the Global (Re)Production of Collective Violence A Tale of Two Lynchings

Guatemalan Vigilantism and the Global (Re)Production of Collective Violence A Tale of Two Lynchings

1st Edition

Gavin Weston
August 29, 2019

This book grounds an understanding of lynching as an increasingly globalised phenomenon through an examination of two cases in Guatemala. The chapters cover issues of migration, tourism, gangs, inter-generational conflict, media, gossip, and rumour to understand national and global patterns of ...

Everyday Faith in Sufi Senegal

Everyday Faith in Sufi Senegal

1st Edition

Laura L. Cochrane
May 20, 2019

Everyday Faith in Sufi Senegal explores the historical, religious, cultural and economic contexts of Islam in Senegal through the narrative first-hand accounts of people’s everyday lives. Drawing on rich ethnographic fieldwork conducted by the author over a period of seven years, the result is a ...

Cultural Models of Nature Primary Food Producers and Climate Change

Cultural Models of Nature Primary Food Producers and Climate Change

1st Edition

Giovanni Bennardo
April 02, 2019

Drawing on the ethnographic experience of the contributors, this volume explores the Cultural Models of Nature found in a range of food-producing communities located in climate-change affected areas. These Cultural Models represent specific organizations of the etic categories underlying the ...

Security Blurs The Politics of Plural Security Provision

Security Blurs The Politics of Plural Security Provision

1st Edition

Tessa Diphoorn, Erella Grassiani
December 11, 2018

Security Blurs makes an important contribution to anthropological work on security. It introduces the notion of “security blurs” to analyse manifestations of security that are visible and identifi able, yet constructed and made up of a myriad and overlapping set of actors, roles, motivations, ...

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