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This bold and original study looks at the performance of identity in the public sphere, using the concept of 'plumage' to capture the countless elements that go together to make up a shared identity. -- .
In The Mediterranean Incarnate, anthropologist Naor Ben-Yehoyada takes us aboard the Naumachos for a thirty-seven-day voyage in the fishing grounds between Sicily and Tunisia. He also takes us on a historical exploration of the past eighty years to show how the Mediterranean has reemerged as a modern transnational region. From...
In one form or another, water participates in the making and unmaking of people's lives, practices, and stories. Contributors analyse the union of water and social lives, thereby challenging anthropologists to foreground the mutable character of their subjects and responsibly engage with the generative role of cultural analysis.
For technology enthusiasts, the story of Africa s adoption of the cell phone has been a clear success. The idea that access to technology and information will itself spark improvementin everything from health services to electoral participation to engagement with the global economy--is certainly alluring, but anthropologist Julie Archambault reveals...
James M. Wilce's new textbook introduces students to the role of linguistic analysis in anthropology. Featuring a range of study aids and online resources, it is an essential resource for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students taking introductory courses on culture and communication, and linguistic anthropology.
This book argues that "cultural anthropology" and "theology" offer two distinct, yet intrinsically connected theoretical frameworks to formulate a more "holistic" reading of religion from world cinema.
The many political lives of an Indian Ocean metropolis, as seen through the eyes of scholars, writers and activists.