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Material Acts in Everyday Hindu Worlds
Material Acts in Everyday Hindu Worlds (October 2020)
Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger - Author

Broadens the parameters of religious studies by accounting for material acts that help shape religious worlds.

In Material Acts in Everyday Hindu Worlds, Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger analyzes the agency of materiality—the ability of materials to have an effect on both humans and deities—beyond human intentions. Using materials from three regions where Flueckiger conducted ex...(Read More)
 
 
Ceremony Men
Ceremony Men (May 2020)
Making Ethnography and the Return of the Strehlow Collection
Jason M. Gibson - Author

Rethinks the role of Indigenous and non-Indigenous interactions in the production of ethnographic museum collections.

Shortlisted for the 2021 Prime Minister's Literary Awards in the Australian History Category presented by the Australian Prime Minister and Minister for the Arts

Winner of the 2021 Council for Museum Anthropology Book Award presented by the Coun...(Read More)
 
 
From Situated Selves to the Self
From Situated Selves to the Self (May 2020)
Conversion and Personhood among Roman Catholics in Tokyo
Hisako Omori - Author

Argues for an important transformation in the construction of the self among Japanese converts to Roman Catholicism.

In many parts of the world, the Roman Catholic Church in the twenty-first century finds itself mired in scandal, and its future prospects appear fairly dim in the eyes of many social critics. In From Situated Selves to the Self, however, Hisako Omori finds a radically different situation, with jubilant...(Read More)
 
 
Bringing the Nation Back In
Bringing the Nation Back In (March 2020)
Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism, and the Struggle to Define a New Politics
Mark Luccarelli - Editor
Rosario Forlenza - Editor
Steven Colatrella - Editor

Argues that concern with the nation and national community will be a key factor in redefining twenty-first-century politics.

Bringing the Nation Back In takes as its starting point a series of developments that shaped politics in the United States and Europe over the past thirty years: the end of the Cold War, the rise of financial and economic globalization, the creation of the European Union, and the development of the ...(Read More)
 
 
Urban Migrants in Rural Japan
Urban Migrants in Rural Japan (February 2020)
Between Agency and Anomie in a Post-growth Society
Susanne Klien - Author

Offers an in-depth ethnography of paradigm shifts in the lifestyles and values of youth in post-growth Japan.

2020 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Urban Migrants in Rural Japan provides a fresh perspective on theoretical notions of rurality and emerging modes of working and living in post-growth Japan. By exploring narratives and trajectories of indi...(Read More)
 
 
Ghost Fleet Awakened
Ghost Fleet Awakened (November 2019)
Lake George's Sunken Bateaux of 1758
Joseph W. Zarzynski - Author

Chronicles the history and archaeological study of Lake George, New York’s sunken bateaux of 1758.

In Ghost Fleet Awakened, Joseph W. Zarzynski reveals the untold story of a little-recognized sunken fleet of British warships, bateaux, from the French and Indian War (1755–1763). The story begins more than 250 years ago, when bateaux first plied the waters of Lake George, New ...(Read More)
 
 
The Big Thaw
The Big Thaw (September 2019)
Policy, Governance, and Climate Change in the Circumpolar North
Ezra B. W. Zubrow - Editor
Errol Meidinger - Editor
Kim Diana Connolly - Editor

Explores the unprecedented and rapid climate changes occurring in the Arctic environment.

Climate change, one of the drivers of global change, is controversial in political circles, but recognized in scientific ones as being of central importance today for the United States and the world. In The Big Thaw, the editors bring together experts, advocates, and academic professionals who address the serious issue of how climate...(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.

2020 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Since their inception in the sixteenth century, botanic gardens have been embroiled with matters of governance. In Postnormal Conservation...(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)
 
 
Literate Community in Early Imperial China
Literate Community in Early Imperial China (May 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.

Winner of the 2020 James Henry Breasted Prize in Ancient History presented by the American Historical Association

Honorable Mention, 2021 Joseph Levenson Pre-1900 Book Prize presented by the As...(Read More)
 
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