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The Empty Seashell
Witchcraft and Doubt on an Indonesian Island
Nils Bubandt
In a book based on more than three years of fieldwork, Nils Bubandt argues that cannibal witches for people in the coastal, and predominantly Christian, community of Buli in the Indonesian province of North Maluku are both corporeally real and fundamentally unknowable.



Beyond Borders
Stories of Yunnanese Chinese Migrants of Burma
Wen-Chin Chang
Through a personal narrative approach,this book focuses on the migration history and transnational trading experiences of contemporary Yunnanese Chinese migrants who reside in Burma and those who have moved from Burma and resettled in Thailand, Taiwan, and China.



Songs of the Factory
Pop Music, Culture, and Resistance
Marek Korczynski
Marek Korczynski reports on his ethnographic fieldwork in a British factory to show how workers make often-grueling assembly-line work tolerable by permeating their workday with pop music on the radio.



Crossing Broadway
Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City
Robert W. Snyder
Robert W. Snyder tells how the story of New York City's Washington Heights neighborhood, from the the 1930s to the present.



Class Lives
Stories from across Our Economic Divide
This anthology of narratives dramatizing the lived experience of class in America includes forty original essays from authors who represent a range of classes, genders, races, ethnicities, ages, and occupations across the United States. Together, these essays form a powerful narrative about the experience of class.



Corruption as a Last Resort
Adapting to the Market in Central Asia
Kelly M. McMann
Using evidence from her long-term research in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, Kelly M. McMann traces the situations that drive individuals to illicitly seek employment and loans from government officials.



The Wages of Oil
Parliaments and Economic Development in Kuwait and the UAE
Michael Herb
Michael Herb provides a robust framework for thinking about the future of the Gulf monarchies by contrasting Kuwait and the UAE.



Mass Theatre in Inter-War Europe
Flanders and the Netherlands in an International Perspective
In many European countries mass theater was a widespread expression of "community art" that became increasingly popular shortly before World War I. Mass plays in Flanders and the Netherlands had a distinctive character, displaying an ideological heterogeneity not seen elsewhere.



Broad Is My Native Land
Repertoires and Regimes of Migration in Russia's Twentieth Century
Lewis H. Siegelbaum, Leslie Page Moch
The first history of late imperial, Soviet, and post-Soviet Russia through the lens of migration.



From the Outside In
Suburban Elites, Third-Sector Organizations, and the Reshaping of Philadelphia
Carolyn T. Adams
Carolyn T. Adams addresses the role of suburban elites in setting development agendas for urban municipalities and their larger metropolitan regions. She shows how major nongovernmental, nonmarket institutions are taking responsibility for reshaping Philadelphia.



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