2015

Published Dec. 10, 2015 9:07 AM

In one form or another, water participates in the making and unmaking of people’s lives, practices, and stories. Astrid Stensrud has contributed "Chapter 3. Raining in the Andes: Disrupted Seasonal and Hydrological Cycles" in this new volume of  detailed ethnographic work analyzing the union and mutual shaping of water and social lives.

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Published Nov. 27, 2015 8:53 AM

Dispelling the illusion that Middle Eastern men can be fully understood through the lenses of domination and patriarchy, Nefissa Naguib looks at contemporary Egyptian foodways to better understand how men enact masculinity in displays of caregiving and love through Food.

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Published Nov. 17, 2015 2:39 PM

Thomas Hylland Eriksen has contributed chapter 15 Globalization and Its Contradictions in this companion which provides an indispensable overview of contemporary and classical issues in social and cultural anthropology.

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Published Nov. 17, 2015 1:28 PM

Thomas Hylland Eriksen has contributed the chapter  "What Everybody Should Know about Nature-Culture: Anthropology in the Public Sphere and “The Two Cultures” in this new collection.

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Published Oct. 7, 2015 10:27 AM

Marianne Elisabeth Lien and John Law have written the Chapter "What You Need to Know to Be a Fish Farmer in West Norway" in this new playful and accessible book, which looks at different types of work around the world and delivers a wealth of information and advice about a wide array of jobs and professions.

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Published June 24, 2015 2:01 PM

This is the first ethnographic account of salmon aquaculture, the most recent turn in the human history of animal domestication. Marianne Elisabeth Lien explores how the growth of marine domestication has blurred traditional distinctions between fish and animals, recasting farmed fish as sentient beings, capable of feeling pain and subject to animal-welfare legislation.

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Published May 15, 2015 10:13 AM

With Ingjerd Hoëms article in Living Kinship in the Pacific she shows  how kinship and gender,and political and other aspects of existence, are orchestrated through ritual practices.

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Published Apr. 7, 2015 10:48 AM

Through an ethnographically based study of local communicative practices in the Pacific atoll society of Tokelau, Ingjerd Hoëm adds to our understanding of how systems of governance are constituted by minute acts of social interaction, and are informed by our conceptions of the nature of sociality.

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Published Apr. 1, 2015 11:53 AM

In Para-States and Medical Science, P. Wenzel Geissler and the contributors examine how medicine and public health in Africa have been transformed as a result of economic and political liberalization and globalization, intertwined with epidemiological and technological changes.

 

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