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Cultural Anthropology

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Teaching Difficult Topics

Reflections from the Undergraduate Music Classroom

Reflections from college music instructors offering various approaches to inclusive, supportive pedagogy in the classroom

Bateson's Alphabet

The ABC's of Gregory Bateson’s Ecology of Mind

Connecting Bateson’s ecology of mind with the environmental humanities

Pleasure Grounds of Death

The Rural Cemetery in Nineteenth-Century America

Revealing how landscapes dedicated to the perpetual care of the dead mirrored the transformations and conflicts of the nineteenth century in American society

Corpse Crusaders

The Zombie in American Comics

Unearthing the undead stalking the panels of action/adventure and superhero comics

Singing the Land

Hebrew Music and Early Zionism in America

How song shaped American Zionism

The Currency of Truth

Newsmaking and the Late-Socialist Imaginaries of China's Digital Era

Explores the complex interpersonal networks and differing ethical standpoints that shape the news in China

In Search of Tunga

Prosperity, Almighty God, and Lives in Motion in a Malian Provincial Town

The lives of young male Muslim “adventurers” in a Malian town

Sounding Dissent

Rebel Songs, Resistance, and Irish Republicanism

In Belfast’s rebel music scene, Irish republican musicians and audiences engage in ritualized resistance against the British state

The Resonance of Unseen Things

Poetics, Power, Captivity, and UFOs in the American Uncanny

An interdisciplinary study of how conspiracy theories and stories persist and resonate among different Americans

The Politics of the Trail

Reflexive Mountain Biking along the Frontier of Jerusalem

A history of conflict on display through a morning commute through Jerusalem


Participatory Performance and the Making of Meaning

How simulated experiences—from living history to emergency preparedness drills—create meaning in performance

Cultural Struggles

Performance, Ethnography, Praxis

Gathers the essential essays of Dwight Conquergood, performance studies scholar, ethnographer, and activist

Rebel Dance, Renegade Stance

Timba Music and Black Identity in Cuba

An ethnography of music and dance exploring the economic, social, and ideological constraints under which social classes and racial groups interact

Visualizing Secularism and Religion

Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, India

An investigation of the role of religion in the formation of secular-national public spheres in the Middle East and South Asia


Unsettling Knowledge, Questioning Discipline

A volume at the crossroads of History and Anthropology

My Life as a Night Elf Priest

An Anthropological Account of World of Warcraft

An anthropologist's analysis of one of the world's most popular online world games

Olof the Eskimo Lady

A Biography of an Icelandic Dwarf in America

The story of an Icelandic dwarf who made a living in 19th-century America posing as an Eskimo

Democratic Designs

International Intervention and Electoral Practices in Postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina

Examines the world of humanitarian aid workers and the processes of democratization that they put into effect in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Modern Loves

The Anthropology of Romantic Courtship and Companionate Marriage

Grounded in recent, cutting edge feminist anthropological theory, these essays discuss how women and men do courtship, intimacy, and marriage around the world


Artifacts of Modern Knowledge

Reflects on the new challenges to humanistic social science in a world in which the subjects of research increasingly share the professional passions and problems of the researcher