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Ghost Fleet Awakened
Ghost Fleet Awakened (November 2019)
Lake George's Sunken Fleet of 1758
Joseph W. Zarzynski - Author

 
 
Literate Community in Early Imperial China
Literate Community in Early Imperial China (June 2019)
The Northwestern Frontier in Han Times
Charles Sanft - Author

Through an examination of archaeologically recovered texts from China’s northwestern border regions, argues for widespread interaction with texts in the Han period.

This book examines ancient written materials from China’s northwestern border regions to offer fresh insights into the role of text in shaping society and culture during the Han period (206/2 BCE–220 CE). Left behind by military installations, these...(Read More)
 
 
Postnormal Conservation
Postnormal Conservation (June 2019)
Botanic Gardens and the Reordering of Biodiversity Governance
Katja Grötzner Neves - Author

Explores the evolving role of botanic gardens from products and enablers of modernity and the nation-state, to their recent reinvention as institutions of environmental governance.

Since their inception in the sixteenth century, botanic gardens have been embroiled with matters of governance. In Postnormal Conservation, Katja Grötzner Neves reveals that, throughout its long history, the botanical garden institution ha...(Read More)
 
 
The Spiritual Transformation of Jews Who Become Orthodox
The Spiritual Transformation of Jews Who Become Orthodox (May 2019)
Roberta G. Sands - Author

A psychological study, based on extensive interview data, of Jewish adults who take on a devout lifestyle.

Spiritual transformation is the process of changing one’s beliefs, values, attitudes, and everyday behaviors related to a transcendent experience or higher power. Jewish adults who adopt Orthodoxy provide a clear example of spiritual transformation within a religious context. With little prior exposure to traditional pract...(Read More)
 
 
Jewish Veganism and Vegetarianism
Jewish Veganism and Vegetarianism (April 2019)
Studies and New Directions
Jacob Ari Labendz - Editor
Shmuly Yanklowitz - Editor

A multidisciplinary approach to the study of veganism, vegetarianism, and meat avoidance among Jews, both historical and contemporary.

In recent decades, as more Jews have adopted plant-based lifestyles, Jewish vegan and vegetarian movements have become increasingly prominent. This bookexplores the intellectual, religious, and historical roots of veganism and vegetarianism among Jews and presents compelling new directions in Je...(Read More)
 
 
Power, Political Economy, and Historical Landscapes of the Modern World
Power, Political Economy, and Historical Landscapes of the Modern World (April 2019)
Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Christopher R. DeCorse - Editor

Reveals how the expanding world-system entangled the non-Western world in global economies, yet did so in ways that were locally articulated, varied, and, often, non-European in their expression.

This interdisciplinary volume brings together a richly substantive collection of case studies that examine European-indigene interactions, economic relations, and their materialities in the formation of the modern world. Research has ...(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, and thei...(Read More)
 
 
The Trade in the Living
The Trade in the Living (October 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)
 
 
Religious Journeys in India
Religious Journeys in India (September 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)
 
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