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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...


Read more at: Dr Matei Candea: Comparison in Anthropology - The Impossible Method
Dr Matei Candea: Comparison in Anthropology - The Impossible Method

Dr Matei Candea: Comparison in Anthropology - The Impossible Method

Why and how do social and cultural anthropologists make comparisons? What problems do they encounter in doing so, and how might these be resolved? What, if anything, makes one comparison better than another? This book answers these questions by exploring the many ways in which, from the nineteenth century to the present...


Read more at: Dr Andrew Sanchez: Indeterminacy: Waste, Value, and the Imagination
Dr Andrew Sanchez: Indeterminacy: Waste, Value, and the Imagination

Dr Andrew Sanchez: Indeterminacy: Waste, Value, and the Imagination

Indeterminacy: Waste, Value, and the Imagination Edited by Catherine Alexander and Andrew Sanchez What happens to people, places and objects that do not fit the ordering regimes and progressive narratives of modernity? Conventional understandings imply that progress leaves such things behind, and excludes them as though...


Read more at: Prof James Laidlaw: Recovering the Human Subject
Prof James Laidlaw: Recovering the Human Subject

Prof James Laidlaw: Recovering the Human Subject

Based on a conference held in Cambridge to mark Caroline Humphrey’s retirement from the Sigrid Rausing Professorship of Social Anthropology, this volume includes a reprint of Humphrey’s already classic 2008 article, ‘Reassembling Individual Subjects’, which serves as a focus for debate. Responding to decades of 'anti-...


Read more at: Dr Matei Candea: Schools and Styles of Anthropological Theory
Dr Matei Candea: Schools and Styles of Anthropological Theory

Dr Matei Candea: Schools and Styles of Anthropological Theory

For many years, the department of Social Anthropology has run a series of lectures entitled Schools and Styles of Anthropological Theory, which formed the core of the second-year theory paper. This series, in which members and associates of the department each gave one or two lectures to address theoretical topics of...


Read more at: Dr Paolo Heywood: After Difference
Dr Paolo Heywood: After Difference

Dr Paolo Heywood: After Difference

After Difference: Queer Activism in Italy and Anthropological Theory Queer activism and anthropology are both fundamentally concerned with the concept of difference. Yet they are so in fundamentally different ways. The Italian queer activists in this book value difference as something that must be produced, in opposition...


Read more at: Professor Harri Englund: Gogo Breeze: Zambia’s Radio Elder and the Voices of Free Speech

Professor Harri Englund: Gogo Breeze: Zambia’s Radio Elder and the Voices of Free Speech

Professor Harri Englund: Gogo Breeze: Zambia’s Radio Elder and the Voices of Free Speech gogo.jpg A self-styled grandfather on air, Gogo Breeze seeks intimacy over the airwaves and dispenses advice on a wide variety of grievances and transgressions. Multiple voices are broadcast and juxtaposed through call-ins and dialogue...