Contemporary Ethnography

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  1. 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
  2. The Past in Pieces
    By examining oral history collected during two years of fieldwork, anthropologist Rebecca Bryant investigates why the 2003 opening of the ceasefire line dividing Cyprus has not led the country any closer to reunification, and... Learn More
    Published: 13th December 2012
    Paperback | £19.99
  3. Healing Secular Life
    Anthropologist Christopher Dole investigates the controversial position of religious healing in modern Turkey, demonstrating that the authority of the religious healer is deeply embedded within Turkey's history of secular reform,... Learn More
    Published: 7th September 2012
    Hardback | £58.00
  4. Matching Organs with Donors
    This sensitive ethnography reveals the methods and mindsets of doctors, patients, donors, and sellers in Israel's living kidney transplant bureaus. Matching Organs with Donors describes how these actors identify and adjudicate... Learn More
    Published: 31st August 2012
    Hardback | £54.00
  5. Women of Fes
    Based on extensive fieldwork, Women of Fes shows how Moroccan women create their own forms of identity through work, family, and society. The book also examines how women's lives are positioned vis-à-vis globalization,... Learn More
    Published: 24th August 2010
    Paperback | £19.99
  6. Learning Capitalist Culture
    Building on the author's thirty-six years of experience with North Town, Texas, this second edition presents an ethnographic study of the ways the town's youth learn traditional American values through participation in sports,... Learn More
    Published: 2nd July 2010
    Paperback | £19.99
  7. Stitching Identities in a Free Trade Zone
    By analyzing how Sri Lankan free trade zone factory workers claim political subjectivity and revealing a vibrant subaltern political universe where they can express alternative perspectives, Stitching Identities in a Free Trade... Learn More
    Published: 29th March 2010
    Paperback | £21.99
  8. Miracles and Extraordinary Experience in Northern Kenya
    The miraculous blends with the mundane in this book as the Samburu continue their day-to-day twenty-first-century existence. Straight describes miracles inside the cultural logic that makes them possible, questioning how anthropology... Learn More
    Published: 17th November 2009
    Paperback | £20.99
  9. Young and Defiant in Tehran

    Young and Defiant in Tehran

    By Shahram Khosravi

    Series Contemporary Ethnography

    University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    Published: 14th April 2009
    Paperback | £19.99
  10. Exile and Return Among the East Timorese

    Exile and Return Among the East Timorese

    By Amanda Wise

    Series Contemporary Ethnography

    University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    Drawing on innovative ethnographic research, Exile and Return Among the East Timorese explores questions of shifting identity and home, trauma and embodiment, belonging and return among the East Timorese abroad at this critical... Learn More
    Published: 10th February 2006
    Hardback | £50.00
  11. Witching Culture
    "Magliocco impressively corrals the diverse writings and experiences of U.S. neo-pagans into this highly readable and deeply researched ethnographic study. . . . Highly recommended."—Choice... Learn More
    Published: 10th May 2004
    Paperback | £21.99
  12. Creating Africa in America
    "'Who is 'African' in a global ecumene? Anthropologist Copeland Carson poses this challenging question in her study of cultural dynamics in Minneapolis-Saint Paul. . . . Highly recommended."—Choice... Learn More
    Published: 10th May 2004
    Paperback | £21.99
  13. An Imagined Geography
    In An Imagined Geography, anthropologist JoAnn D'Alisera demonstrates persuasively that the long-held anthropological paradigms of separate, bounded, and unique communities, geographically located and neatly localized, must be... Learn More
    Published: 8th January 2004
    Paperback | £19.99
  14. Where Asia Smiles
    "Anyone who has been to Manila, Bali, or Bangkok is aware of the plight of the locals who despise and yet want the presence of tourists. . . . Ness focuses on the Philippines . . . to examine the delicate balance between preserving... Learn More
    Published: 31st October 2002
    Paperback | £24.99
  15. Love and Honor in the Himalayas
    American anthropologist Ernestine McHugh arrived in the foothills of the Annapurna mountains in Nepal, and, surrounded by terraced fields, rushing streams, and rocky paths, she began one of several sojourns among the Gurung people... Learn More
    Published: 22nd January 2001
    Paperback | £22.99
  16. Fire in My Bones
    Fire in My Bones contributes to our understanding of gospel—and of the nature of religious experience in general.... Learn More
    Published: 15th December 1999
    Paperback | £22.99
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