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Cultural Models of Nature: Primary Food Producers and Climate Change

Cultural Models of Nature: Primary Food Producers and Climate Change

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Giovanni Bennardo
April 04, 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,...

Slogans: Subjection, Subversion, and the Politics of Neoliberalism

Slogans: Subjection, Subversion, and the Politics of Neoliberalism

1st Edition

Nicolette Makovicky, Anne-Christine Trémon, Sheyla S. Zandonai
November 07, 2018

Focusing on contexts of accelerated economic and political reform, this volume critically examines the role of slogans in the contemporary projects of populist mobilization, neoliberal governance, and civic subversion. Bringing together a collection of ethnographic studies from Greece, Slovakia,...

Bureaucracy, Integration and Suspicion in the Welfare State

Bureaucracy, Integration and Suspicion in the Welfare State

1st Edition

Mark Graham
October 05, 2018

This book explores how the often well-meaning routines and assumptions of a generous welfare state can reflect and even contribute to the stigmatisation of refugees and Muslims in Europe today. While the main cases are from Sweden, examples are included from the UK, France, Switzerland, Germany and...

Hybrid Communities: Biosocial Approaches to Domestication and Other Trans-species Relationships

Hybrid Communities: Biosocial Approaches to Domestication and Other Trans-species Relationships

1st Edition

Charles Stépanoff, Jean-Denis Vigne
August 14, 2018

Domestication challenges our understanding of human-environment relationships because it blurs the dichotomy between what is artificial and what is natural. In domestication, biological evolution, environmental change, techniques and practices, anthropological trajectories and sociocultural...

Work and Livelihoods: History, Ethnography and Models in Times of Crisis

Work and Livelihoods: History, Ethnography and Models in Times of Crisis

1st Edition

Susana Narotzky, Victoria Goddard
July 31, 2018

Winner of the Society for the Anthropology of Work book prize 2017 This volume presents a global range of ethnographic case studies to explore the ways in which - in the context of the restructuring of industrial work, the ongoing financial crisis, and the surge in unemployment and precarious...

Orthodox Christian Material Culture: Of People and Things in the Making of Heaven

Orthodox Christian Material Culture: Of People and Things in the Making of Heaven

1st Edition

Timothy Carroll
May 29, 2018

Although much has been written on the making of art objects as a means of engaging in creative productions of the self (most famously Alfred Gell’s work), there has been very little written on Orthodox Christianity and its use of material within religious self-formation. Eastern Orthodox...

An Anthropological Economy of Debt

An Anthropological Economy of Debt

1st Edition

Bernard Hours, Pepita Ould Ahmed
December 18, 2017

Debt is often thought of as a mere economic variable governed by a simplistic mechanical logic, ignoring its other facets. Whose debt, and debt of what exactly? This volume analyzes debt as a political and social construct, with a multiplicity of purposes and agents. All of these are vectors of...

An Anthropology of Robots and AI: Annihilation Anxiety and Machines

An Anthropology of Robots and AI: Annihilation Anxiety and Machines

1st Edition

Kathleen Richardson
December 18, 2017

This book explores the making of robots in labs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It examines the cultural ideas that go into the making of robots, and the role of fiction in co-constructing the technological practices of the robotic scientists. The book engages with debates in...

Anthropologies of Cancer in Transnational Worlds

Anthropologies of Cancer in Transnational Worlds

1st Edition

Holly F. Mathews, Nancy J. Burke, Eirini Kampriani
December 18, 2017

Cancer is a transnational condition involving the unprecedented flow of health information, technologies, and people across national borders. Such movement raises questions about the nature of therapeutic citizenship, how and where structurally vulnerable populations obtain care, and the political...

Anthropology in the Making: Research in Health and Development

Anthropology in the Making: Research in Health and Development

1st Edition

Laurent Vidal
December 18, 2017

In Anthropology in the Making, Laurent Vidal takes the reader into the world of research in the fields of health and development, providing a fresh and provocative perspective on the practice of anthropology. This volume investigates the “science of otherness” across four multi-disciplinary...

Diagnostic Controversy: Cultural Perspectives on Competing Knowledge in Healthcare

Diagnostic Controversy: Cultural Perspectives on Competing Knowledge in Healthcare

1st Edition

Carolyn Smith-Morris
December 18, 2017

This collection is dedicated to the diagnostic moment and its unrivaled influence on encompassment and exclusion in health care. Diagnosis is seen as both an expression and a vehicle of biomedical hegemony, yet it is also a necessary and speculative tool for the identification of and response to...

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