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Tools of War, Tools of State
Tools of War, Tools of State (November 2018)
When Children Become Soldiers
Robert Tynes - Author

Examines why many governments, rebels, and terrorist organizations are using children as soldiers.

Despite the supposed taboo against the practice, many governments, rebels, and terrorist groups use children in war to spy and kill. In Tools of War, Tools of State, Robert Tynes examines this complex problem, demonstrating that the modern use of children in war is a tactical innovation. He discusses how boys and girls on the bat...(Read More)
 
 
Race and Rurality in the Global Economy
Race and Rurality in the Global Economy (October 2018)
Michaeline A. Crichlow - Editor
Patricia Northover - Editor
Juan Giusti-Cordero - Editor

Essays that examine globalization’s effects with an emphasis on the interplay of race and rurality as it occurs across diverse geographies and peoples.

Issues of migration, environment, rurality, and the visceral “politics of place” and “space” have occupied center stage in recent electoral political struggles in the United States and Europe, suffused by an antiglobalization discourse that has come ...(Read More)
 
 
Refugeehood and the Postconflict Subject
Refugeehood and the Postconflict Subject (October 2018)
Reconsidering Minor Losses
Olga Maya Demetriou - Author

Examines the effects of culturally specific interpretations of refugeehood with an ethnographic focus on Cyprus.

Being a “refugee” is not simply a matter of law, determination procedures, or the act of flight. It is an ontological condition, structured by the politics of law, affect, and territory. Refugeehood and the Postconflict Subject explores the variable facets of refugeehood, their interconnections, an...(Read More)
 
 
Religious Journeys in India
Religious Journeys in India (August 2018)
Pilgrims, Tourists, and Travelers
Andrea Marion Pinkney - Editor
John Whalen-Bridge - Editor

Explores how religious travel in India is transforming religious identities and self-constructions.

In an increasingly global world where convenient modes of travel have opened the door to international and intraregional tourism and brought together people from different religious and ethnic communities, religious journeying in India has become the site of evolving and often paradoxical forms of self-construction. Through ethno...(Read More)
 
 
The Trade in the Living
The Trade in the Living (June 2018)
The Formation of Brazil in the South Atlantic, Sixteenth to Seventeenth Centuries
Luiz Felipe de Alencastro - Author

Macro-level study of the South Atlantic throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries demonstrating how Brazil’s emergence was built on the longest and most intense slave trade of the modern era.

The seventeenth-century missionary and diplomat Father Antônio Vieira once observed that Brazil was nourished, animated, sustained, served, and conserved by the “sad blood” of the “black and unfortunat...(Read More)
 
 
A Queer Way Out
A Queer Way Out (June 2018)
The Politics of Queer Emigration from Israel
Hila Amit - Author

Argues that queer Israeli emigrants engage in a deliberately unheroic form of resistance to Zionism.

The very language of Zionism prizes the concept of immigration to Israel (aliyah, literally ascending) while stigmatizing emigration from Israel (yerida, descending). In A Queer Way Out, Hila Amit explores the as-yet-untold story of queer Israeli emigrants. Drawing on extensive fieldwork in Berlin, London, a...(Read More)
 
 
Anthropology and Civilizational Analysis
Anthropology and Civilizational Analysis (May 2018)
Eurasian Explorations
Johann P. Arnason - Editor
Chris Hann - Editor

Brings social and cultural anthropologists into dialogue with historical sociology and illustrates the continued potential of the concept of civilization for all participants.

The concept of civilization has a long but checkered history in anthropology, and anthropological materials have been of great importance for the development of civilizational analysis in historical sociology. Anthropology and Civilizational Analysis<...(Read More)
 
 
Water and Power in Past Societies
Water and Power in Past Societies (May 2018)
Emily Holt - Editor

Examines the many ways water has contributed to power structures in the past, with insights for contemporary water management.

Water, an essential resource in all cultures, is at the heart of human power structures. Utilizing a diverse range of theoretical perspectives, the contributors to Water and Power in Past Societies provide a broad introduction to the archaeology of water-related power structures. The studies here...(Read More)
 
 
Everyday Sustainability
Everyday Sustainability (November 2017)
Gender Justice and Fair Trade Tea in Darjeeling
Debarati Sen - Author

Illuminates the contradictions that emerge within conscious capitalism initiatives that are designed to empower women.

Everyday Sustainability takes readers to ground zero of market-based sustainability initiatives—Darjeeling, India—where Fair Trade ostensibly promises gender justice to minority Nepali women engaged in organic tea production. These women tea farmers and plantation workers have distinct entrepreneurial...(Read More)
 
 
Otherworlds
Otherworlds (September 2017)
Psychedelics and Exceptional Human Experience
David Luke - Author

Synthesizes scientific research on extraordinary experience occurring under the influence of psychedelics, including neuroscientific, psychological, parapsychological, anthropological, and transpersonal perspectives.

What is the evidence that psi experiences are experienced more frequently in non-ordinary states of consciousness? David Luke addresses this question, which is beyond the scope of materialist scienc...(Read More)
 
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