Anthropological Horizons


The series, begun in 1991, focuses on theoretically informed ethnographic works addressing issues of mind and body, knowledge and power, equality and inequality, the individual and the collective. Interdisciplinary in its perspective, the series makes a unique contribution in several other academic disciplines: women's studies, history, philosophy, psychology, political science, and sociology.

Editor: Michael Lambek, University of Toronto

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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
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.

Published Aug 2017
Tournaments of Value: Sociability and Hierarchy in a Yemeni Town
Tournaments of Value: Sociability and Hierarchy in a Yemeni Town
By Anne Meneley

A significant contribution to our understanding of the varied experience of women in the Islamic Middle East, Tournaments of Value gives a careful description of a world of female socializing, and the velocity, energy, and elaborateness of this remarkable female social world.

Published Aug 2016
The Heart of Helambu: Ethnography and Entanglement in Nepal
The Heart of Helambu: Ethnography and Entanglement in Nepal
By Tom O’Neill

The Heart of Helambu is an evocative and touching account of Tom O’Neill's experiences undertaking ethnographic fieldwork in Kathmandu and the Helambu region of Nepal.

Published Apr 2016
Why the Porcupine is Not a Bird: Explorations in the Folk Zoology of an Eastern Indonesian People
Why the Porcupine is Not a Bird: Explorations in the Folk Zoology of an Eastern Indonesian People
By Gregory Forth

Why the Porcupine Is Not a Bird is a comprehensive analysis of knowledge of animals among the Nage people of central Flores in Indonesia.

Published Feb 2016
Legacies of Violence: History, Society, and the State in Sardinia
Legacies of Violence: History, Society, and the State in Sardinia
By Antonio Sorge

In Legacies of Violence, Antonio Sorge examines highland Sardinia’s long history of resistance to outside authority and the effects that a history of violence exercises on collective representations.

Published Jun 2015
Looking Back, Moving Forward: Transformation and Ethical Practice in the Ghanaian Church of Pentecost
Looking Back, Moving Forward: Transformation and Ethical Practice in the Ghanaian Church of Pentecost
By Girish Daswani

Looking Back, Moving Forward investigates the embodied practices, interpersonal relationships, and moments of self-reflection in the lives of members of the Church of Pentecost in Ghana and amongst the Ghanaian diaspora in London.

Published Apr 2015
Milanese Encounters: Public Space and Vision in Contemporary Urban Italy
Milanese Encounters: Public Space and Vision in Contemporary Urban Italy
By Cristina Moretti

Milanese Encounters examines how the acts of looking, recognizing, and being seen reflect social relations and power structures in contemporary Milan.

Published Mar 2015
The Land of Weddings and Rain: Nation and Modernity in Post-Socialist Lithuania
The Land of Weddings and Rain: Nation and Modernity in Post-Socialist Lithuania
By Gediminas Lankauskas

Based on more than a decade of ethnographic research, The Land of Weddings and Rain examines the components of the contemporary urban wedding in post-socialist Lithuania.

Published Jan 2015
In Light of Africa: Globalizing Blackness in Northeast Brazil
In Light of Africa: Globalizing Blackness in Northeast Brazil
By Allan Charles Dawson

In Light of Africa explores how the idea of Africa as a real place, an imagined homeland, and a metaphor for Black identity is used in the cultural politics of the Brazilian state of Bahia.

Published Oct 2014