Contemporary Ethnography

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  1. Making Meaningful Lives
    Based on ethnographic fieldwork at two community centers in Osaka, Japan, Making Meaningful Lives provides an intimate anthropological account of the existential concerns of elderly Japanese women and men.... Learn More
    Published: 25th June 2019
    Hardback | £37.00
  2. Fighting for Dignity
    Fighting for Dignity explores the impact of a mass deportation campaign on African and Asian migrant workers in Tel Aviv and their Israeli-born children. In this vivid ethnography, Sarah Willen shows how undocumented migrants... Learn More
    Published: 21st June 2019
    Hardback | £74.00
  3. Vodun
    Highlighting the ways in which racialization, power, and the legacy of colonialism affect the procurement and transmission of secret knowledge in West Africa and beyond, Landry demonstrates how, paradoxically, secrecy is critically... Learn More
    Published: 23rd November 2018
    Hardback | £41.00
  4. Faith in Flux
    Recent reports on Pentecostalism in the global South give the impression of an inexorable trajectory of massive growth, but Faith in Flux examines the religion's ambivalent reception in northern Mozambique, locating vital insight... Learn More
    Published: 23rd March 2018
    Hardback | £41.00
  5. In Chocolate We Trust
    An inside look at the transformation of Hershey, Pennsylvania, from a model industrial community into a twenty-first century suburbia powered by a $12 billion philanthropy.... Learn More
    Published: 5th March 2018
    Hardback | £27.99
  6. Marriage Without Borders
    This multi-sited ethnography provides a rich account of the costs of global neoliberal economic policy for families in the global south. With a focus on Senegalese migrants in Europe and their wives who are left behind, Hannaford... Learn More
    Published: 28th June 2017
    Hardback | £45.00
  7. Shiptown
    Ann Grodzins Gold weaves together an integrated series of ethnographic sketches depicting the distinctive nature of non-urban, non-rural places; the impact locality has on belonging; the negotiations of difference required in... Learn More
    Published: 30th May 2017
    Hardback | £50.00
  8. Death, Beauty, Struggle
    Death, Beauty, Struggle contains an original vision of gendered lives, poetry, devotion, and social hierarchy in Tamil Nadu.... Learn More
    Published: 16th May 2017
    Hardback | £58.00
  9. Precarious Lives
    Drawing on extensive ethnographic engagement with youth in Tehran and Isfahan as well as with migrant workers in rural areas, Shahram Khosravi weaves a tapestry from individual stories, government reports, statistics, and cultural... Learn More
    Published: 7th February 2017
    Hardback | £45.00
  10. Creative Urbanity
    Based on more than a decade of ethnographic research in Genoa, Italy, Creative Urbanity argues for an understanding of contemporary urban life that refuses scholarly condemnation of urban lifestyles and consumption and casts a... Learn More
    Published: 22nd November 2016
    Hardback | £50.00
  11. Rituals of Ethnicity
    The first comprehensive ethnography of the Thangmi, a marginalized community who migrate between Himalayan border zones, Rituals of Ethnicity explores Thangmi cultural worlds and regional political histories to offer a new explanation... Learn More
    Published: 25th February 2015
    Hardback | £62.00
    Paperback | £20.99
  12. Porta Palazzo

    Porta Palazzo

    The Anthropology of an Italian Market

    Written by Rachel E. Black, Foreword by Carlo Petrini

    Series Contemporary Ethnography

    University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    From the history of Porta Palazzo, Western Europe's largest open-air market, to its current growing pains, this book turns an ethnographic eye on a meeting place for trade, cultural identity, and cuisine.... Learn More
    Published: 17th October 2014
    Paperback | £21.99
  13. Confronting Suburban School Resegregation in California
    In this ethnographic study of the school district struggles in Central California, Clayton A. Hurd explores the core issues at stake in campaigns to reorganize districts into ethnically separated schools as well as the resistance... Learn More
    Published: 18th September 2014
    Hardback | £50.00
  14. Along the Bolivian Highway
    This book narrates the unexpected dilemmas middle-class Bolivians have faced following the coming to power of a left-wing, indigenous movement. Shakow argues that new middle classes in Bolivia, as elsewhere in the Third World,... Learn More
    Published: 28th April 2014
    Hardback | £54.00
  15. Daughters of Parvati
    In this account of an anthropologist's journey into Indian psychiatry wards, among women with mental illnesses and the loved ones who care for them, Sarah Pinto responds to ethical crises in caregiving with attention to culture,... Learn More
    Published: 17th January 2014
    Hardback | £50.00
  16. Along an African Border
    Anthropologist Sónia Silva examines how a community of Luvale people, Angolan refugees living in Zambia, use lipele divination baskets to cope with daily life in a new land and maintain connections to their past.... Learn More
    Published: 10th April 2013
    Paperback | £21.99
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