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Stories of Culture and Place: An Introduction to Anthropology, Second Edition
Stories of Culture and Place: An Introduction to Anthropology, Second Edition
By Michael G. Kenny and Kirsten Smillie
This unique introduction to cultural anthropology is structured as a narrative, rather than a compendium of facts about cultures and concepts. It describes anthropology as a series of stories that emerge from cultural encounters in particular times and places.
Available Jan 2018
Helter-Shelter: Security, Legality, and an Ethic of Care in an Emergency Shelter
Helter-Shelter: Security, Legality, and an Ethic of Care in an Emergency Shelter
By Prashan Ranasinghe

Helter-Shelter is an ethnographic account of the manner in which an emergency shelter is governed on a daily basis, from the perspective of the personnel who are employed and tasked with providing care.

Available Jan 2018
Sovereignty's Entailments: First Nation State Formation in the Yukon
Sovereignty's Entailments: First Nation State Formation in the Yukon
By Paul Nadasdy

Based on over five years of ethnographic research [carried out] in the southwest Yukon, Sovereignty’s Entailments is a close ethnographic analysis of everyday practices of state formation in a society whose members do not take for granted the cultural entailments of sovereignty.

Available Jan 2018
The Wetiko Legal Principles: Cree and Anishinabek Responses to Violence and Victimization
The Wetiko Legal Principles: Cree and Anishinabek Responses to Violence and Victimization
By Hadley Friedland
Foreword by John Borrows

In The Wetiko Legal Principles, Hadley Friedland explores how the concept of a wetiko can be used to address the unspeakable happenings that endanger the lives of many Indigenous children.

Available Jan 2018
Europe Un-Imagined: Nation and Culture at a French-German Television Channel
Europe Un-Imagined: Nation and Culture at a French-German Television Channel
By Damien Stankiewicz

Damien Stankiewicz’s ground-breaking ethnographic study of the various contexts of media production work at ARTE (the newsroom, the editing studio, the screening room), reveals how ideas about French, German, and European culture coalesce and circulate at the channel.

Available Dec 2017
Turkish Guest Workers in Germany: Hidden Lives and Contested Borders, 1960's to 1980's
Turkish Guest Workers in Germany: Hidden Lives and Contested Borders, 1960's to 1980's
By Jennifer A. Miller

Turkish Guest Workers in Germany tells the post-war story of Turkish "guest workers," whom West German employers recruited to fill their depleted ranks.

Available Dec 2017
Practicing Ethnography: A Student Guide to Method and Methodology
Practicing Ethnography: A Student Guide to Method and Methodology
By Lynda Mannik and Karen McGarry
Building on the "studying up" trend in anthropology, this book offers a theoretically informed guide to ethnographic methods that is practical in its approach while reflecting the challenges and concerns of contemporary ethnography.
Available Dec 2017
Language, Capitalism, Colonialism: Toward a Critical History
Language, Capitalism, Colonialism: Toward a Critical History
By Monica Heller and Bonnie McElhinny
Providing an original approach to the study of language by linking it to the political and economic contexts of colonialism and capitalism, Heller and McElhinny reinterpret sociolinguistics for a twenty-first-century audience.
Available Nov 2017
Indigenous Tourism Movements:
Indigenous Tourism Movements:
Edited by Alexis C. Bunten and Nelson Graburn

Indigenous Tourism Movements explores Indigenous identity using “movement” as a metaphor, drawing on case studies from throughout the world including Botswana, Canada, Chile, Panama, Tanzania, and the United States.

Available Nov 2017
Rocking the Boat: Migration and Race in Contemporary Spanish Music
Rocking the Boat: Migration and Race in Contemporary Spanish Music
By Silvia Bermúdez

Silvia Bermúdez’s fascinating study reveals how Spanish popular music, produced between 1980 and 2013, was the first cultural site to engage in critical debate about ethnicity and race in relation to the immigration patterns that have been changing the social landscape of Spanish society since the late 1970s.

Available Oct 2017