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Governing Habits
Treating Alcoholism in the Post-Soviet Clinic
Eugene Raikhel
Governing Habits is an ethnography of extraordinary sensitivity and awareness that shows how therapeutic practice and expertise is expressed in the highly specific, yet rapidly transforming milieu of hospitals, clinics, and rehabilitation centers in post-Soviet...



Salvage
Cultural Resilience among the Jorai of Northeast Cambodia
Krisna Uk
In Salvage, Krisna Uk draws on extensive research in a Cambodian village she calls Leu to provide a unique ethnography of the Jorai, an ethnic minority group that lives in Vietnam and in the most heavily bombed region of northeast...



Anthropologies of Unemployment
New Perspectives on Work and Its Absence
Anthropologies of Unemployment offers accessible, theoretically innovative, and ethnographically rich examinations of unemployment in rural and urban regions across North and South America, Europe, Africa, and...



Indonesia Journal
April 2016



Ancient People of the Andes
Michael A. Malpass
In Ancient People of the Andes, Michael A. Malpass describes the prehistory of western South America from initial colonization to the Spanish Conquest. All the major cultures of this region, from the Moche to the Inkas, receive thoughtful treatment, from their emergence to their demise or...



Fighting for Foreigners
Immigration and Its Impact on Japanese Democracy
Apichai W. Shipper
Shipper details how, in response to an influx of foreigners from Asia and Latin America in recent decades, Japanese citizens have established a variety of local advocacy groups to help immigrants secure access to social services, economic equity, and political...



The Gumilev Mystique
Biopolitics, Eurasianism, and the Construction of Community in Modern Russia
Mark Bassin
In The Gumilev Mystique, Mark Bassin investigates the complex structure of Lev Gumilev's theories, revealing how they reflected and helped shape a variety of academic as well as political and social discourses in the USSR, and he traces how his authority has grown yet greater across the former Soviet...



Everyday Piety
Islam and Economy in Jordan
Sarah A. Tobin
Drawing on in-depth ethnographic fieldwork in Amman, Sarah A. Tobin demonstrates that Muslims combine their interests in exerting a visible Islam with the opportunities and challenges of advanced capitalism in an urban setting, which ultimately results in the cultivation of a "neoliberal Islamic...



Theory Can Be More than It Used to Be
Learning Anthropology's Method in a Time of Transition
This volume argues that we need to take a step back from the assumption that we know what theory is to investigate how theory—a matter of concepts, of analytic practice, of medium of value, of professional ideology—operates in anthropology and related fields...



Living Buddhism
Mind, Self, and Emotion in a Thai Community
Julia Cassaniti, Julia L. Cassaniti
In Living Buddhism, Julia Cassaniti explores Buddhist ideas of impermanence, nonattachment, and intention as they are translated into everyday practice in contemporary...



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