Ethnographic Refusals, Unruly Latinidades
2022. Edited by Alex E. Chávez and Gina M. Pérez, with a foreword by Arlene M. Dávila
The contributors to this volume highlight the value of radical inclusion in their research and explore how Latinx ethnographers and interlocutors work together in contexts of refusal, as well as the extraordinary possibilities offered by ethnography and its role in ongoing social transformation.
The New Death: Mortality and Death Care in the Twenty-First Century
2022. Edited by Shannon Lee Dawdy and Tamara Kneese
This book brings together scholars who are intrigued by today’s rapidly changing death practices and attitudes. What are the beliefs, values, and ontologies entwined with these emergent death practices? Are we witnessing a shifting relationship between the living and the dead?
Archaeologies of Empire
2020. Edited by Anna L. Boozer, Bleda S. Düring, and Bradley J. Parker
This book demonstrates how archaeological research can contribute to our conceptualization of empires across disciplinary boundaries.
Aztec, Salmon, and the Puebloan Heartland of the Middle San Juan
2018. Edited by Paul F. Reed and Gary M. Brown
Often overshadowed by the Ancestral Pueblo centers at Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde, the Middle San Juan is one of the most dynamic territories in the pre-Hispanic Southwest, interacting with Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde as well as the surrounding regions.
Crumpled Paper Boat
2017. Edited by Anand Pandian and Stuart McLean
Crumpled Paper Boat engages writing as a creative process of encounter, a way of making and unmaking worlds, and a material practice no less participatory and dynamic than fieldwork itself.
Designs and Anthropologies: Frictions and Affinities
2021. Edited by Keith M. Murphy and Eitan Y. Wilf
This volume demonstrates the importance and power of design and its ubiquitous effects on human life. Collectively, the contributors argue that bringing design and anthropology together can transform both fields and that to tease out the implications of using design to reimagine ethnography—and of using ethnography to reimagine design—we need to consider the historical specificity of their entanglements.
2018. Christopher Ball
Showing ritual as a contributing factor to relationships of development and the politics of indigeneity, Exchanging Words asks how discourse, ritual, and exchange come together to mediate social relations close to home and on a global scale.
2017. Edited by Eileen P. Anderson-Fye and Alexandra Brewis
Fat Planet represents a collaborative effort to consider at a global scale what fat stigma is and what it does to people.
2019. Edited by Erica Caple James
The contributors trace the connections among piety, philanthropy, policy, and policing and seek to understand how faith and organized religious charity can be mobilized to govern populations and their practices.
How Nature Works
2019. Edited by Sarah Besky and Alex Blanchette
The authors of this volume push ethnographic inquiry beyond the anthropocentric documentation of human work on nature in order to develop a language for thinking about how all labor is a collective ecological act.
Negotiating Structural Vulnerability in Cancer Control
2019. Edited by Julie Armin, Nancy J. Burke, and Laura Eichelberger
The contributors in this volume explore what it means to be structurally vulnerable; how structural vulnerabilities intersect with cancer risk, diagnosis, care seeking, caregiving, clinical-trial participation, and survivorship; and how differing local, national, and global political contexts and histories inform vulnerability.
New Geospatial Approaches to the Anthropological Sciences
2018. Edited by Robert L. Anemone and Glenn C. Conroy
This volume brings together scholars who are currently applying state-of-the-art tools, techniques, and methods of geographical information sciences (GIScience) to diverse data sets of anthropological interest.
2018. Edited by Peter M. Whitely
The contributors draw upon the insights of archaeology, ethnology, and linguistic anthropology to examine social history and practice, including kinship groups, ritual sodalities, architectural forms, economic exchange, environmental adaptation, and political order, as well as their patterns of transmission over time and space.
The Promise of Infrastructure
2018. Edited by Nikhil Anand, Akhil Gupta, and Hannah Appel
While infrastructures promise modernity and development, their breakdowns and absences reveal the underbelly of progress, liberal equality, and economic growth. This tension, between aspiration and failure, makes infrastructure a productive location for social theory.
The Psychology of Women under Patriarchy
2019. Edited by Holly F. Mathews and Adriana M. Manago
The contributors to this volume draw upon field research and in-depth qualitative data from different parts of the world to explore the reasons for women’s varied psychological responses to patriarchy.
Religious Transformation in Maya Guatemala
2021. Edited by John P. Hawkins
Drawing on over fifty years of research and data, the book argues that two factors—cultural collapse and systematic social and economic exclusion—explain the recent religious transformation of Maya Guatemala and the style and emotional intensity through which that transformation is expressed.
Seduced and Betrayed
2017. Edited by Milford Bateman and Kate Maclean, foreword by James K. Galbraith
The contributors to this multidisciplinary volume consider the origins, evolution, and outcomes of microfinance from a variety of perspectives and contend that it has been an unsuccessful approach to development.
Trumpism, Mexican America, and the Struggle for Latinx Citizenship
2021. Edited by Phillip B. Gonzales, Renato Rosaldo, and Mary Louise Pratt
This volume situates a new phase of presidential politics in relation to what went before and asks what new political possibilities emerged from this dramatic chapter in our history.
Walling In and Walling Out
2020. Edited by Laura McAtackney and Randall H. McGuire
The contributors to this volume illuminate the roles and uses of walls around the world—in contexts ranging from historic neighborhoods to contemporary national borders.