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Singing the Goddess into Place
Singing the Goddess into Place (May 2022)
Locality, Myth, and Social Change in Chamundi of the Hill, a Kannada Folk Ballad
Caleb Simmons - Author

Explores how a folk ballad in southern India transforms the landscape and embeds the deities that are its subject within the social worlds of their devotees.

Singing the Goddess into Place examines Chamundi of the Hill, a collection of songs that tells the stories of the gods and goddesses of the region around the city of Mysore in southern Karnataka. The ballad activ...(Read More)
 
 
Homo Migrans
Homo Migrans (April 2022)
Modeling Mobility and Migration in Human History
Megan J. Daniels - Editor

Addresses the revolutionary impact of genetics, isotopes, and data science on the study of migration and mobility in past human societies.

One of the most significant challenges in archaeology is understanding how (and why) humans migrate. Homo Migrans examines the past, present, and future states of migration and mobility studies in archaeological discourse. Contributors dr...(Read More)
 
 
Human Landscapes
Human Landscapes (April 2022)
Contributions to a Pragmatist Anthropology
Roberta Dreon - Author

The first work to offer a comprehensive pragmatist anthropology focusing on sensibility, habits, and human experience as contingently yet irreversibly enlanguaged.

Human Landscapes works out a pragmatist anthropology which the Classical Pragmatists never put together in a comprehensive form—despite the many insights on the topic to be found in Dewey's, James's, and Mead's te...(Read More)
 
 
A Double Burden
A Double Burden (March 2022)
Israeli Jews in Contemporary Germany
Uzi Rebhun - Author
Dani Kranz - Author
Heinz Sünker - Author

Explores the delicate interplay between emigration of Jews from Israel to Germany and the construction of a new identity in the shadow of antisemitism both past and present in their new home.

Critically analyzing Israeli-Jewish migration to German, A Double Burden combines complementary approaches from the social sciences—quantitative, qualitative, and ethnographic research—...(Read More)
 
 
Amnesia
Amnesia (December 2021)
A History of Democratic Idealism in Modern Thailand
Arjun Subrahmanyan - Author

Describes the profound social impact of the overthrow of the Thai absolute monarchy in 1932, and explains the importance of democracy in a country long known for authoritarian politics.

Thailand’s monarchy and military have dominated the narrative of the country’s modern history, and their leadership is often accepted as evidence of a cultural preference for authoritarianism. Despi...(Read More)
 
 
Virgin Capital
Virgin Capital (November 2021)
Race, Gender, and Financialization in the US Virgin Islands
Tami Navarro - Author

Ethnography situating the contemporary financial services industry in the US Virgin Islands within broader histories of racial capitalism and gender inequality.

Virgin Capital examines the cultural impact and historical significance of the Economic Development Commission (EDC) in the United States Virgin Islands. A tax holiday program, the EDC encourages financial services companie...(Read More)
 
 
Mayalogue
Mayalogue (October 2021)
An Interactionist Theory of Indigenous Cultures
Victor Montejo - Author

Offers a strong critique of traditional anthropological studies from an Indigenous and postcolonial perspective.

In Mayalogue, Native Mayan scholar Victor Montejo provides an alternative reading and interpretation of cultures, challenging Western ethnocentric approaches that have marginalized Native knowledge and worldviews in the past. He proposes instead a methodology for ...(Read More)
 
 
Moving for Marriage
Moving for Marriage (October 2021)
Inequalities, Intimacy, and Women's Lives in Rural North India
Shruti Chaudhry - Author

Comparative, ethnographic study of women who migrate for marriage in rural north India.

Based on ethnographic fieldwork in a village in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Moving for Marriage compares the lived experiences of women in “regional” marriages (that conform to caste and community norms within a relatively short distance) with women in “cross-regional” marria...(Read More)
 
 
The Archaeology of Inequality
The Archaeology of Inequality (September 2021)
Tracing the Archaeological Record
Orlando Cerasuolo - Editor

Brings together archaeologists, art historians, sociologists, and classicists to explore the origins and development of unequal relationships in ancient societies.

The Archaeology of Inequality explores the different aspects of social boundaries and articulation by comparing several interdisciplinary approaches for the analysis of the archaeological data, as well as actual c...(Read More)
 
 
The Seasons
The Seasons (July 2021)
Philosophical, Literary, and Environmental Perspectives
Luke Fischer - Editor
David Macauley - Editor

Pioneering essays that demonstrate the significance of the seasons for philosophy, environmental thought, anthropology, cultural studies, aesthetics, poetics, and literary criticism.

Although the seasons have been a perennial theme in literature and art, their significance for philosophy and environmental theory has remained largely unexplored. This pioneering book demonstrates the...(Read More)
 
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