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Read more at: Dr Timothy Cooper has been awarded the 2021-2022 Claremont Prize for the Study of Religion

Dr Timothy Cooper has been awarded the 2021-2022 Claremont Prize for the Study of Religion

Dr Timothy Cooper has been awarded the 2021-2022 Claremont Prize for the Study of Religion for his manuscript Public Demand: Film, Islam, and Atmosphere in a Pakistani Marketplace. The Claremont Prize is awarded by the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life at Columbia University to support and promote cutting-...


Read more at: New Book - Theology and the Anthropology of Christian Life by Professor Joel Robbins
Theology and the Anthropology of Christian Life

New Book - Theology and the Anthropology of Christian Life by Professor Joel Robbins

Both sociocultural anthropology and theology have made fundamental contributions to our understanding of human experience and the place of humanity in the world. But can these two disciplines, despite the radical differences that separate them, work together to transform their thinking on these topics? This book argues...


Read more at: New Book – Visions for Racial Equality by Professor Harri Englund

New Book – Visions for Racial Equality by Professor Harri Englund

Current campaigns for racial equality implore White people to learn from racialized others. Professor Harri Englund’s new book Visions for Racial Equality: David Clement Scott and the Struggle for Justice in Nineteenth-Century Malawi (Cambridge University Press) presents a little-known historical case of listening and...


Read more at: Cosmopolitical Ecologies Across Asia: Places and Practices of Power in Changing Environments edited by Riam Kuyakanon, Hildegard Diemberger and David Sneath
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Cosmopolitical Ecologies Across Asia: Places and Practices of Power in Changing Environments edited by Riam Kuyakanon, Hildegard Diemberger and David Sneath

MIASU is pleased to announce the publication of an edited volume co-ordinated from MIASU and edited by Riam Kuyakanon, Hildegard Diemberger and David Sneath – ‘Cosmopolitical Ecologies Across Asia: Places and Practices of Power in Changing Environments.' This book, published by Routledge, highlights the case for...


Read more at: Professor Yael Navaro - Reverberations Violence Across Time and Space
Reverberations publication

Professor Yael Navaro - Reverberations Violence Across Time and Space

Reverberations: Violence Across Time and Space Edited by Yael Navaro, Zerrin Özlem Biner, Alice von Bieberstein, and Seda Altugù An international conference was held in Istanbul, in March 2015, as a component of the project “Living with Remnants: Politics, Materiality and Subjectivity in the Aftermath of Past Atrocities in...


Read more at: New publication edited by Dr Anita Herle & Jude Philp: Recording Kastom: Alfred Haddon’s Journals from his Expeditions to Torres Strait and New Guinea, 1888 and 1898

New publication edited by Dr Anita Herle & Jude Philp: Recording Kastom: Alfred Haddon’s Journals from his Expeditions to Torres Strait and New Guinea, 1888 and 1898

Recording Kastom brings readers into the heart of colonial Torres Strait and New Guinea with the personal journals of Cambridge zoologist and anthropologist Alfred Haddon. Haddon’s journals highlight his comprehensive vision of anthropology and preoccupation with documentation. They also reveal the personal, often intimate...


Read more at: New publication - Dr Perveez Mody: Spaces of Care
Spaces of Care

New publication - Dr Perveez Mody: Spaces of Care

This edited collection examines the ways in which the emerging interdisciplinary study of care provokes a reassessment of the connections and disjuncture between care and governance, ethics, and public, personal and professional identities. Featuring chapters by five anthropologists (Koreen Reece, Elena Khlinovskaya...


Read more at: Dr Johannes Lenhard & Dr Farhan Samanani (Eds): Home: Ethnographic Encounters
Dr Johannes Lenhard & Dr Farhan Samanani (Eds): Home: Ethnographic Encounters

Dr Johannes Lenhard & Dr Farhan Samanani (Eds): Home: Ethnographic Encounters

Johannes Lenhard & Farhan Samanani (Eds): Home: Ethnographic Encounters How are notions of 'home' made and negotiated by ethnographers? And how does the researcher relate to forms of home encountered during fieldwork? Rather than searching for an abstract, philosophical understanding of home, this collection asks how...


Read more at: Dr Anthony J. Pickles: Money Games: Gambling in a Papua New Guinea Town
Dr Anthony J. Pickles: Money Games: Gambling in a Papua New Guinea Town

Dr Anthony J. Pickles: Money Games: Gambling in a Papua New Guinea Town

Dr Anthony J. Pickles: Money Games: Gambling in a Papua New Guinea Town Gambling in Papua New Guinea, despite being completely absent prior to the Colonial era, has come to supersede storytelling as the region’s main nighttime activity. Money Games is an ethnographic monograph which reveals the contemporary importance of...


Read more at: Dr David Sneath: Mongolia Remade: Post-socialist national culture, political economy and cosmopolitics
Dr David Sneath: Mongolia Remade: Post-socialist national culture, political economy and cosmopolitics

Dr David Sneath: Mongolia Remade: Post-socialist national culture, political economy and cosmopolitics

This collection of new and previously published work by David Sneath, Director of the Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit, explores the historical processes that have made and remade Mongolia as it is today: the construction of ethnic and national cultures from the aristocratic orders of the past; the transformations of...