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The Edge of Extinction
Travels with Enduring People in Vanishing Lands
Jules Pretty
Jules Pretty explores life and change in a dozen environments and cultures across the world, taking us on a series of remarkable journeys to show that there are many different ways to live in cooperation with nature.



They Never Come Back
A Story of Undocumented Workers from Mexico
Frans J. Schryer
Frans J. Schryer draws on the experiences of indigenous people from a region in the Mexican state of Guerrero to explore the impact of this transformation on the lives of migrants.



Becoming Muslim in Imperial Russia
Conversion, Apostasy, and Literacy
Agnes Nilufer Kefeli
Kefeli shows how traditional education, with Sufi mystical components, helped to Islamize Finno-Ugric and Turkic peoples in the Kama-Volga countryside and set the stage for the development of modernist Islam in Russia.



Kinshasa
Tales of the Invisible City
Filip De Boeck
In this internationally acclaimed book, anthropologist Filip De Boeck and photographer Marie-Françoise Plissart provide a history not only of the physical and visible urban reality that Kinshasa presents today but also of a second, invisible city as it exists in the mind and imagination of its inhabitants.



The American Way of Bombing
Changing Ethical and Legal Norms, from Flying Fortresses to Drones
This volume brings together prominent military historians, practitioners, civilian and military legal experts, political scientists, philosophers, and anthropologists to explore the evolution of ethical and legal norms governing air warfare.



Slow Anthropology
Negotiating Difference with the Iu Mien
Hjorleifur Jonsson
Considers the history of the Iu Mien, an upland Laotian minority caught in the disruptions of the Vietnam-American war, challenging the prevailing academic theory that groups living in the hinterlands of Southeast Asia have traditionally fled to the hills, seeking isolated independence and safety.



Missing Class
Strengthening Social Movement Groups by Seeing Class Cultures
Betsy Leondar-Wright
In the the first comprehensive empirical study of US activist class cultures, Betsy Leondar-Wright looks at class dynamics in 25 groups that span the gamut of social movement organizations in the United States today.



After Newspeak
Language Culture and Politics in Russia from Gorbachev to Putin
Michael S. Gorham
Michael S. Gorham presents a cultural history of the politics of Russian language from Gorbachev and glasnost to Putin and the emergence of new generations of Web technologies.



Producing Indonesia
The State of the Field of Indonesian Studies
Leading scholars of Indonesia reflect on the “arc of our field,” the development of Indonesian studies, considering what has been achieved and what still needs to be accomplished.



Border Work
Spatial Lives of the State in Rural Central Asia
Madeleine Reeves
Through an ethnography of social and spatial practice at the limits of the state, this book explores the contested work of producing and policing "territorial integrity" when significant stretches of new international borders remain to be conclusively demarcated or effectively policed.



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