Social & Cultural Anthropology

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Wrapping Authority: Women Islamic Leaders in a Sufi Movement in Dakar, Senegal
Wrapping Authority: Women Islamic Leaders in a Sufi Movement in Dakar, Senegal
Joseph Hill

Addressing the dominant perceptions of Islam as a conservative practise, with stringent regulations for women in particular, Joseph Hill reveals how Sufi women integrate values typically associated with pious Muslim women into their leadership.

Available Aug 2018
Deeply Rooted in the Present: Heritage, Memory, and Identity in Brazilian Quilombos
Deeply Rooted in the Present: Heritage, Memory, and Identity in Brazilian Quilombos
By Mary Lorena Kenny

Based on ethnographic fieldwork, interviews, and historical research, this book uses a Brazilian quilombola community (descendants of enslaved Africans) as a case study to explore how memories, knowledge, and experience are transformed into cultural heritage.

Available May 2018
Adventures in Blogging: Public Anthropology and Popular Media
Adventures in Blogging: Public Anthropology and Popular Media
By Paul Stoller

In this collection of selected blog essays, Stoller models good writing while sharing his insights on politics, higher education, social science, media, and well-being.

Available Apr 2018
Bayanihan and Belonging: Filipinos and Religion in Canada
Bayanihan and Belonging: Filipinos and Religion in Canada
By Alison R. Marshall

Drawing on archival and ethnographic research in Canada and the Philippines from 1880 to 2017, Bayanihan and Belonging aims to understand the role of religion within present-day Filipino Canadian communities.

Available Mar 2018
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 Mar 2018
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 Feb 2018
Israel, Diaspora, and the Routes of National Belonging, Second Edition
Israel, Diaspora, and the Routes of National Belonging, Second Edition
By Jasmin Habib

Israel, Diaspora, and the Routes Of National Belonging is a startlingly honest, theoretically rich, and detailed analysis of official tour narratives and tourist interactions at a range of Israeli archaeological, historical, and military sites.

Available Dec 2017
Truth and Indignation: Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools, Second Edition
Truth and Indignation: Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools, Second Edition
By Ronald Niezen

Thoughtful, provocative, and uncompromising in the need to tell the “truth” as he sees it, Niezen offers an important contribution to understanding truth and reconciliation processes in general, and the Canadian experience in particular.

Available Nov 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 Nov 2017
Lissa: A Story about Medical Promise, Friendship, and Revolution
Lissa: A Story about Medical Promise, Friendship, and Revolution
By Sherine Hamdy and Coleman Nye
Art by Sarula Bao and Caroline Brewer
As Anna and Layla reckon with illness, risk, and loss in different ways, they learn the power of friendship and the importance of hope.
Available Nov 2017