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Forthcoming June 2020!

Folklore, Ideology, and the Making of Modern Greece
Michael Herzfeld
Epilogue by Sharon Macdonald

When this work – one that contributes to both the history and anthropology fields – first appeared in 1982, it was hailed as a landmark study of the role of folklore in nation-building. In this expanded edition, a new introduction by the author and an epilogue by Sharon Macdonald document its importance for current debates about Greece’s often contested place in the complex politics of the European Union.
New Series
New Series!
Series Editors:
Gregory V. Button,   University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Anthony Oliver-Smith,   University of Florida
Mark Schuller,   Northern Illinois University

Catastrophes in Context  aims to bring critical attention to the social, political, economic, and cultural structures that create disasters out of natural hazards or political events that shape the responses.
Vol. 2
Exploring the Gap Between Knowledge, Policy and Practice
Edited by Susanna M. Hoffman and Roberto E. Barrios

New Series!
Series Editors:
Francisco Martínez, University of Leicester
Patrick Laviolette, Anthropological Journal of European Cultures
Politics of Repair  is set up to study the social efficacy of fixing and mending as well as the link between the negligence of built forms and the visibility of power. The series welcomes comparative anthropological studies addressing how repair practices and perceptions of brokenness vary culturally and the resulting consequences for how we think about politics. 
Vol. 1
Ethnographic Responses
Edited by Francisco Martínez and Patrick Laviolette

New Series!
Series Editor:
Sam Beck,   Cornell University

In the course of the twenty-first century, Europe has become aware that the Roma are its largest minority, with an estimated population of 11 million people. As a result, Romani Studies has emerged as an interdisciplinary field that offers perspectives derived from the humanities and social sciences in the context of state and transnational institutions.
Vol. 2
The Impact of Migration on Romanipe from the Romani Perspective
Aleksandar G. Marinov

New Series!

General Editor:
Bruce Kapferer,   Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Bergen, and Honorary Professor, University College London

Although frequently understood as having originated in the European Enlightenment and discussed as a key concept of a Western modernity, egalitarianism is conceived here as an energy underpinning most human action when confronted with forms of oppression that deny, destroy, inhibit or limit the achievement of human potential. The volumes in this series contribute to the general understanding of egalitarian processes and the barriers to their realization.
Forthcoming March 2020

Vol. 1 Open Access!
Edited by Marina Gold and Alessandro Zagato
A Critique of World
Bank Promises to End
Global Poverty
Glynn Cochrane

In this book, anthropologist and former World Bank Advisor Glynn Cochrane argues that instead of Washington’s “management by seclusion,” poverty alleviation requires personal engagement with the poorest by helpers with hands-on local and cultural skills.

Mobilities, Trajectories, Emplacements
Deborah Reed-Danahay

French sociologist and anthropologist Pierre Bourdieu’s relevance for studies of spatiality and mobility has received less attention than other aspects of his work. Here, Deborah Reed-Danahay argues that the concept of social space, central to Bourdieu’s ideas, addresses the structured inequalities that prevail in spatial choices and practices.
Resonances and Extensions of the Work of Fredrik Barth
Edited by Keping Wu
and Robert P. Weller
Afterword by Ulf Hannerz
Written by eleven leading anthropologists from around the world, this volume extends the insights of Fredrik Barth, one of the most important anthropologists of the twentieth century, to push even further at the frontiers of anthropology and honor his memory.
Edited by Casper Bruun Jensen and Atsuro Morita

Over time, the role of nature in anthropology has evolved from being a mere backdrop for social and cultural diversity to being viewed as an integral part of the ontological entanglement of human and nonhuman agents. This transformation of the role of nature offers important insight into the relationships between diverse anthropological traditions.

Political Correctness and Rising Elites at the End of Hegemony
Jonathan Friedman
Vol. 2, Loose Can(n)ons

This provocative work offers an anthropological analysis of the phenomenon of political correctness, both as a general phenomenon of communication, in which associations in space and time take precedence over the content of what is communicated, and at specific critical historical conjunctures at which new elites attempt to redefine social reality.
Fluid Economies and Cultures of Niamey, Niger
Sara Beth Keough and Scott M. Youngstedt

Water, Life, and Profit  offers a holistic analysis of the people, economies, cultural symbolism, and material culture involved in the management, production, distribution, and consumption of drinking water in the urban context of Niamey, Niger.

Confronting Domicide in Rural China
Charlotte Bruckermann
Volume 26, Dislocations

Chinese citizens make themselves at home despite economic transformation, political rupture, and domestic dislocation in the contemporary countryside. By mobilizing labor and kinship to make claims over homes, people, and things, rural residents withstand devaluation and confront dispossession.
Layers of Memory, Boundaries of Ethnography
Sandra Wallman

In  Sometime Kin , Sandra Wallman paints the portrait of an Alpine settlement – its history, economy and culture, and its unusual resistance to outsiders and modernization. Against this, her journal shows the villagers embracing her four small children and acting as participant observers in the two-way process of research.
Somali Presence in Urban East Africa
Edited by Neil Carrier and Tabea Scharrer

This volume demystifies Somali residence and mobility in urban East Africa, showing its historical depth and exploring the social, cultural and political underpinnings of Somali-led urban transformation.

New in Paperback
Volumes I III
Edited by Janet Chrzan and John Brett

Published in Association with the Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition (SAFN) and in Collaboration with Rachel Black and Leslie Carlin

Vol. I
Nutritional Anthropology and Archaeological Methods

Biocultural and archaeological research on food, past and present, often relies on very specific, precise, methods for data collection and analysis. These are presented here in a broad-based review.

Vol. II
Anthropology, Linguistics and Food Studies

This volume offers a comprehensive guide to methods used in the sociocultural, linguistic and historical research of food use. This volume is unique in offering food-related research methods from multiple academic disciplines, and includes methods that bridge disciplines to provide a thorough review of best practices.

Vol. III
Nutrition, Technology, and Public Health

This volume provides in-depth analysis and comprehensive review of methods necessary to design, plan, implement and analyze public health programming related to food and nutrition using anthropological best practices.

A Global Anthropology of Place and Taste
Marion Demossier

Drawing on more than twenty years of fieldwork, this book explores the professional, social, and cultural world of Burgundy wines, the role of terroir, and its transnational deployment in China, Japan, South Korea, and New Zealand.

Growing Up in the Slums of Bangkok
Sorcha Mahony

This book offers an ethnographic account of young people growing up in the slums of Bangkok, exploring their struggles to get by in conditions of severe structural constraint and the outcomes and side effects of their endeavours; in doing so, it offers an antidote to neoliberal assumptions about personal responsibility.
Biology, Culture, and Society
Edited by Sallie Han, Tracy K. Betsinger, and Amy B. Scott

Anthropology of the Fetus  brings together specialists in biological anthropology, archaeology, and cultural anthropology.

A Laboratory Manual of Classroom Activities, Demonstrations, and Minilabs for Introductory Archaeology
Lara Homsey-Messer, Tracy Michaud, Angela Lockard Reed, and Victoria Bobo

See Accompanying

This laboratory-style manual compiles a wide variety of uniquely designed, hands-on classroom activities to acquaint advanced high school and introductory college students to the field of archaeology.

Nathan Harrison and the Historical Archaeology
of Legend
Seth Mallios

Few people in the history of the United States embody ideals of the American Dream more than Nathan Harrison. His is a story with prominent themes of overcoming staggering obstacles, forging something-from-nothing, and evincing gritty perseverance. This book uses spectacular recent discoveries from the Nathan Harrison cabin site to offer new insights and perspectives into this most American biography.
Exploring Values in Heritage Practice
Kate Clark

Playing with the Past  is the first ever action-learning book about heritage. Over eighty creative activities and games encompass the basics of heritage practice, from management and decision-making to community engagement and leadership. Although designed to ‘train the trainers’, the activities in the book are relevant to anyone involved in caring for heritage.

Berghahn Journals
Berghahn Journals is excited to introduce  Berghahn Open Anthro ,
a subscribe-to-open pilot launched in
partnership with Libraria and Knowledge
Unlatched to convert 13 core anthropology
journals to open access in 2020!

In recognition, we are offering full access to the entire BOA Collection until the end of the year.

To redeem, please use code: AAA19. View redemption instructions

Interested in supporting the BOA-S2O pilot for 2020?  Please recommend  one journal or the entire collection to your library!

In addition to celebrating BOA-S2O at the AAA reception, we will also be marking the transfer of editorship from Environment and Society founding editors Paige West and Dan Brockington to Amelia Moore and Jerry Jacka.
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