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The Life Informatic
Newsmaking in the Digital Era
Dominic Boyer
A fascinating account of journalists struggling to maintain their expertise and authority, even as they find their principles and skills profoundly challenged by ever more complex and fast-moving streams of information.



The Law of Kinship
Anthropology, Psychoanalysis, and the Family in France
Camille Robcis
In this highly original book, Camille Robcis seeks to explain why and how academic discourses on kinship have intersected and overlapped with political debates on the family—and on the nature of French republicanism itself.



The Global Horizon
Expectations of Migration in Africa and the Middle East
Based on detailed ethnographic accounts, the contributors to this volume focus on the imaginations, expectations, and motivations that propel the pursuit of migration.



The Specter of "the People"
Urban Poverty in Northeast China
Mun Young Cho
Cho analyzes the different experiences of poverty among laid-off urban workers and recent migrants, two groups that share a common economic duress in China's Rustbelt cities but who rarely unite as one class owed protection by the state.



Indonesia Journal
October 2012



"That the People Might Live"
Loss and Renewal in Native American Elegy
Arnold Krupat
Krupat surveys the traditions of Native American elegiac expression over several centuries, finding that despite differences of language and culture, death and loss are consistently felt by Native peoples both personally and socially.



Magic Lantern Empire
Colonialism and Society in Germany
John Phillip Short
Examines German colonialism as a mass cultural and political phenomenon unfolding at the center of a nascent, conflicted German modernity.



A Non-Oedipal Psychoanalysis?
A Clinical Anthropology of Hysteria in the Works of Freud and Lacan
Philippe Van Haute, Tomas Geyskens



Balkan Smoke
Tobacco and the Making of Modern Bulgaria
Mary C. Neuburger
In writing the life of tobacco in Bulgaria from the late Ottoman period through the years of Communist rule, Neuburger gives us much more than the cultural history of a commodity; she provides a fresh perspective on the genesis of modern Bulgaria itself.



The Spirit of Things
Materiality and Religious Diversity in Southeast Asia
In this volume, contributors offer rich ethnographic analyses of religious practices in the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Burma that examine the roles materiality plays in the religious lives of Southeast Asians.



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