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Politics of Existence
at Lifes End


Soundtrack of the Revolution Twilight Nationalism Losing Afghanistan

The Politics of Music in Iran Politics of Existence at Lifes End An Obituary for the Intervention
Nahid Siamdoust Daniel Monterescu and Noah Coburn
Music was one of the first casualties Haim Hazan The U.S.-led intervention in
of the Iranian Revolution. Banned The official Jewish national tale Afghanistan mobilized troops,
in 1979, it crept back into Iranian proceeds from exile to redemption funds, and people on an international
culture and politics. Now, more and nation-building, while the level not seen since World War II.
than thirty-five years on, both the Palestinians is one of a golden age But what was gained for Afghanistan
children of the revolution and their cut short, followed by dispossession or for the international community
music have come of age. Soundtrack and resistance. The experiences of that footed the bill? Through the
of the Revolution offers a striking Jaffas Jewish and Arab residents, stories of four individualsan
account of Iranian culture, politics, however, reveal lives and nationalist ambassador, a Navy SEAL, a young
and social change to provide an sentiments far more complex. Twilight Afghan businessman, and a wind
alternative history of the Islamic Nationalism shares the stories of energy engineerNoah Coburn
Republic. Drawing on over five ten of the citys elderswomen weaves a vivid account of the
years of research in Iran, including and men, rich and poor, Muslims, challenges and contradictions of
during the 2009 protests, Nahid Jews, and Christiansto radically life during the intervention. These
Siamdoust closely follows the deconstruct these national myths compelling stories step outside
work of four musicians, each with and challenge common understand- the tired paradigms of unruly
markedly different political views ings of belonging and alienation. Afghan tribes, an effective Taliban
and relations with the Iranian Through the stories told at lifes end, resistance, and a corrupt Karzai
government. These examinations Daniel Monterescu and Haim Hazan government to show how the inter-
of musicians and their music shed illuminate how national affiliation vention became an entity unto itself,
light on Irans future and identity, ultimately gives way to existential one doomed to collapse under the
changing notions of religious belief, circumstances. Similarities in weight of its own bureaucracy and
and the quest for political freedom. lives prove to be shaped far more contradictory intentions.
Nahid Siamdousts beautiful writing by socioeconomic class, age, and A unique window into the longest,
brings to life some of the most gender than national allegiance. In most costly U.S. and international
unique and colorful characters in offering the real stories individuals intervention since the Second
Iranian society today. An instant tell about themselves, this book World War.
classic that will launch conversations reveals shared perspectives too long Michael Keating,
on Iran and contemporary popular silenced and new understandings of Former UN Deputy Envoy to
music globally. Afghanistan, Kabul
Mark LeVine, local community previously lost in
University of California, Irvine nationalist narratives. 264 pages, 2016
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Anthropologys Politics National Matters Revolution without
Disciplining the Middle East Materiality, Culture, Revolutionaries
Lara Deeb and Jessica Winegar and Nationalism Making Sense of the Arab Spring
This book is the first academic study Edited by Genevive Zubrzycki Asef Bayat
to shed critical light on the political National Matters investigates The revolutionary wave that swept
and economic pressures that shape the role of material culture and the Middle East in 2011 was marked
how U.S. scholars research and materiality in defining and solidify- by spectacular mobilization. Several
teach about the Middle East. Lara ing national identity in everyday years on, however, it has caused
Deeb and Jessica Winegar show how practice. Examining a range of limited shifts in structures of power.
Middle East politics and U.S. gender thingsfrom art objects, clay Revolution without Revolutionaries
and race hierarchies affect scholars fragments, and broken stones to is both a history of the Arab Spring
across their careers. They detail how clothing, food, and urban green and a history of revolution writ
academia is infused with sexism, spacethe contributors explore the broadly. Setting the 2011 uprisings
racism, Islamophobia, and Zionist importance of matter in making side by side with the revolutions
obstruction of any criticism of the the nation appear real, close, and of the 1970s, particularly the
Israeli state. Anthropologys Politics important its citizens. Symbols and Iranian Revolution, Asef Bayat
offers a complex portrait of how material objects do not just reflect reveals a profound global shift in
academic politics ultimately the national visions deployed by the nature of protest: as acceptance
hinders the education of U.S. elites and consumed by the masses, of neoliberal policy has spread,
students and limits the publics but are themselves important radical revolutionary impulses have
access to critical knowledge about factors in the production of diminished, leading protestors to call
the Middle East. national ideals. for reform rather than fundamental
Incisive, forthright, and necessary. transformation. He gives us the book
Through a series of theoretically
This unflinching account of the needed to explain and understand
grounded and empirically rich
challenges that confront anthropologists, our postArab Spring world.
case studies, this volume analyzes
and anthropologys institutions,
when engaging the politics of the three key aspects of materiality Asef Bayat is in the vanguard of a
Middle East is a must-read for and nationalism: the relationship subtle and original theorization of
scholars concerned with our between objects and national social movements and social change
professional responsibilities and in the Middle East. His ability to see
institutions, the way commonplace
our human obligations. over the horizon of current paradigms
objects can shape a national ethos, makes his work essential reading.
Ilana Feldman, and the everyday practices that
The George Washington University Juan Cole,
allow individuals to enact and University of Michigan
288 pages, 2015 embody the nation.
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Mourning Remains The Social Life of Politics A Sense of Justice
State Atrocity, Exhumations, and Ethics, Kinship, and Union Legal Knowledge and Lived
Governing the Disappeared in Activism in Argentina Experience in Latin America
Perus Postwar Andes Sian Lazar Edited by Sandra Brunnegger
Isaias Rojas-Perez A central motor of Argentine and Karen Ann Faulk
Mourning Remains examines the historical and political development Throughout Latin America, the
attempts to find, recover, and identify since the early twentieth century, idea of justice is the ultimate goal
the bodies of people who disappeared unions have been the site of active and rationale for a wide variety
during the 1980s and 1990s citizenship in both political of actions and causes. But what
counterinsurgency campaign in participation and the distribution does justice mean? How can it be
Perus central southern Andes, and of social, economic, political, and determined or evaluated? A Sense of
the lives and political engagement cultural rights. Justice explores the complex dynamics
of elderly Quechua mothers as they of justice production across Latin
The Social Life of Politics examines
attempt to mourn and seek recogni- America. The contributors ethno-
the intimate, personal, and family
tion for their kin. Of the estimated graphically examine (in)justice as
dimensions of two political activist
16,000 Peruvians disappeared it is lived and imagined today and
groups: the Union of National
during the conflict, only the bodies what it means for those who claim
Civil Servants (UPCN) and the
of 3,202 victims have been located, and regulate its parameters. They
Association of State Workers
and only 1,833 have been identified. ultimately show how understanding
(ATE). These two unions represent
Isaias Rojas-Perez examines how, the processes of constructing justice
distinct political orientations
in the face of the states failure is essential to creating cooperative
within Argentinas broad and active
to account for the missing dead, rather than oppressive forms of law.
labor movement. Sian Lazar shows
Quechua mothers rearrange senses
how activists in both unions create Aspiring to create an anthropology
of community, belonging, authority, of justice, this book explores imagina-
themselves as particular kinds of
and the human to bring the tive efforts to rescue justice from its
militants and forms of political
disappeared back into being institutionally inaccessible form into
community. The Social Life of
through everyday practices of something that is meaningful for
Politics places the lived experience Latin Americans.
mourning and memorialization.
of political activism into historical
Leigh Payne,
Mourning Remains is an outstanding relief and shows how ethics and University of Oxford
contribution to the anthropology of family values deeply inform the
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are formed, understood, and joined
Veena Das, together through collectivism.
Johns Hopkins University
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Letters to the Contrary Remote Freedoms Just Violence
A Curated History of the UNESCO Politics, Personhood, and Torture and Human Rights in
Human Rights Survey Human Rights in Aboriginal the Eyes of the Police
Edited and Introduced by Central Australia Rachel Wahl
Mark Goodale Sarah E. Holcombe Stark revelations about torture have
Foreword by Samuel Moyn Remote Freedoms investigates stoked fascination and debates about
The Universal Declaration of how universal human rights are human rights. Despite public interest,
Human Rights (UDHR) has long understood, practiced, negotiated, we know little about the police
served as the foundation for the and challenged in concert and in officers who commit such violence.
protection of human rights around conflict with indigenous rights. How do the police understand what
the world. Historians and human Moving between communities, they do? How should their beliefs
rights scholars have claimed that government, regional NGOs, and inform educators and activists
the UDHR was influenced by international UN forums, Sarah who try to prevent police violence?
UNESCOs 194748 global survey E. Holcombe addresses how the Through interviews with law
of intellectuals, theologians, and notion of rights plays out within enforcement officers in India, Rachel
cultural and political leaders, a the distinctive and ambivalent Wahl uncovers what motivates them
survey that supposedly revealed a sociopolitical context of Australia, to use and support torture, and how
universal consensus on human rights. focusing specifically on indigenous these beliefs shape their responses to
Based on meticulous archival Anangu women and their experi- human rights norms. While human
research, Letters to the Contrary ences of violence. Engaging in rights workers attempt to both
revises and enlarges the conven- a translation of the Universal persuade and coerce police officers
tional understanding of UNESCOs Declaration of Human Rights into into compliance, these strategies can
human rights survey. Mark Goodale the local Pintupi-Luritja vernacular undermine each other, leaving the
uncovers a historical record filled and observing various indigenous movement with complex dilemmas
with letters and responses that were interactions with law enforcement regarding whether to work with or
omitted, polite refusals to respond, and domestic violence outreach against violent state officials.
and outright rejections of the programs, Holcombe reveals how, This provocative book offers new
universal human rights ideal. in the post-colonial Australian insights into human rights education
In collecting, annotating, context, human rights are double- and the enduring tensions between
and analyzing these responses, edged. They enforce assimilation rights and security.
Goodale reveals an alternative to a neoliberal social order at the Sally Engle Merry,
history deeply connected to the same time that they empower and New York University

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Bodies of Truth Bureaucratic Intimacies Campaigning for Children
Law, Memory, and Emancipation Translating Human Rights Strategies for Advancing
in Post-Apartheid South Africa in Turkey Childrens Rights
Rita Kesselring Elif M. Babl Jo Becker
In 2002, victims of apartheid-era Human rights are politically fraught Campaigning for Children focuses
violence filed suit against multina- in Turkey, provoking suspicion and on contemporary childrens rights,
tional corporations, accusing them scrutiny among government workers. identifying the range of abuses that
of aiding and abetting the security Nevertheless, Turkeys human rights affect children today, including early
forces of the apartheid regime. record remains a key indicator of its marriage, female genital mutilation,
While the litigation made its way governmental legitimacy. Bureaucratic child labor, child sex tourism, corporal
through the U.S. courts, thousands Intimacies shows how government punishment, the impact of armed
of victims of gross human rights workers encounter human rights conflict, and access to education. Jo
violations have had to cope with rhetoric through training programs Becker traces the last 25 years of the
painful memories of violence. and articulates the perils and promises childrens rights movement, including
Bodies of Truth offers an intimate of these encounters. Drawing on years the evolution of international laws
account of how apartheid victims of participant observation in programs and standards to protect children
deal with the long-term effects of for police officers, judges and from abuse and exploitation. From
violence, focusing on the inter- prosecutors, healthcare workers, and a practitioners perspective, Becker
twined themes of embodiment, prison personnel, Elif M. Babl argues provides readers with careful case
injury, victimhood, and memory. that the European Union accession studies of the organizations and
Deeply serious and imaginative, process does not always advance campaigns that are making a differ-
Bodies of Truth connects anthropology human rights. Translation of human ence in the lives of children, and the
of law and anthropology of the body. rights into a tool of good governance relevant strategies that have been
Rita Kesselring reveals that even leads to competing understandings successfulor not.
when much is achieved legally in of what human rights should do, not
the struggle for transitional justice, Campaigning for Children, with
necessarily to liberal, transparent, and its most compelling evidence, will
bodily experiences of victimhood accountable governmental practices.
continue to haunt the victims, and go a long way in ensuring that
endemic, systematic violence Bureaucratic Intimacies makes a human rights of children are
continues to shape the political totally fresh contribution into how protected worldwide.
sphere long after it has ended. European Union harmonization and Kailash Satyarthi,
human rights education seminars Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and
Paul Connerton, Childrens Rights Activist
University of Cambridge actually function.
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Nisei Naysayer K-pop Live
The Memoir of Militant Japanese Fans, Idols, and Multimedia
A Practical Education
American Journalist Jimmie Omura Performance
Why Liberal Arts Majors Make
James Matsumoto Omura Great Employees Suk-Young Kim
Edited by Arthur A. Hansen Randall Stross In K-pop Live, Suk-Young Kim
Among the fiercest opponents of investigates the meteoric ascent of
A Practical Education investigates
the mass incarceration of Japanese Korean popular music in relation to
the real-world work experiences of
Americans during World War II the rise of personal technology and
liberal arts majors to demonstrate how
was James Jimmie Matsumoto social media, situating a feverish
multi-capable these graduates are in
Omura, a newspaper editor who cross-media partnership within
the workforce. Randall Stross weaves
fearlessly called out leaders in the the Korean historical context and
personal stories about the under-
Nikkei community for what he saw broader questions about what it
graduate years and first job searches
as their complicity with the U.S. means to be live and alive. Based
with discussion of the historical rise of
governments unjust and unconsti- on in-depth interviews with K-pop
professional schools, the longstanding
tutional policies. In 1944, Omura industry personnel, media experts,
contention between engineering
was pushed out of his editorship of critics, and fans, as well as archival
and the liberal arts, and the recent
the Japanese American newspaper research, K-pop Live explores how
popularity of computer science educa-
Rocky Shimpo, indicted, arrested, the industry has managed the tough
tion to trace the evolution in thinking
jailed, and forced to stand trial for sell of live music in a marketplace in
about how to prepare students for
unlawful conspiracy to counsel, aid, which virtually everything is available
professional futures. As institutions
and abet violations of the military online. Teasing out digital medias
of higher learning are called on to
draft. He was among the first Nikkei courtship of liveness in the produc-
justify the merits of the liberal arts, A
to seek governmental redress and tion and consumption of K-pop, Kim
Practical Education reminds readers
reparations for wartime violations investigates the nuances of the affective
that the most useful training for an
of civil liberties and human rights. mode in which humans interact
unknowable future is the preparation
Shunned by the Japanese American with one another in the digital age.
of a liberal education.
community and excluded from Observing performances online, in
the standard narrative of Japanese The need for critical thinking and concert, and even through the use of
American wartime incarceration liberal artseducated leaders is more holographic performers, Kim offers
relevant than ever. An engaging perspec- readers a step-by-step guide through
until later in life, Omura provides in
tive on this crucial topic that proves
this memoir an essential, firsthand that investment in the humanities the K-pop industrys variegated
account of Japanese American pays dividends in the long run. efforts to diversify media platforms
wartime resistance. David Kalt,
as a way of reaching a wider global
408 pages, June 2018 CEO/Founder, Reverb Holdings, Inc. network of music consumers.
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One Blue Child Law Mart The Orderly Entrepreneur
Asthma, Responsibility, and the Justice, Access, and For-Profit Youth, Education, and Governance
Politics of Global Health Law Schools in Rwanda
Susanna Trnka Riaz Tejani Catherine A. Honeyman
One Blue Child examines the In the early 2000s, private equity Drawing on ethnographic research
emergence of self-management as financiers established the first for- with nearly 500 participants, The
a global policy standard, focusing profit law schools, offering the Orderly Entrepreneur investigates the
on how healthcare is reshaping promise of professional upward impact of the Rwandan governments
our relationships with ourselves mobility through high-tech, simpli- entrepreneurship curriculum, now
and our bodies, our families and fied teaching and learning. In Law required learning in all secondary
our doctors, companies, and the Mart, a vivid ethnography of one schools. As Catherine A. Honeyman
government. Comparing responses such school, Riaz Tejani argues shows, entrepreneurship is more
to childhood asthma in New that the rise of these institutions than a benign buzzword or hopeful
Zealand and the Czech Republic, shows the limits of market-based panacea for economic development
Susanna Trnka traces how ideas solutions. Building on theories in its a complex ideal with varied meanings
about self-management, as well as law, political economy, and moral across Rwandan society. Following
policies inculcating self-reliance and anthropology, Tejani reveals how the policy from design to delivery
self-responsibility more broadly, for-profit law schools marketed and beyond, her research reveals how
are assumed, reshaped, and ignored themselves directly to minority even a carefully engineered project of
altogether by medical professionals, communities, relaxed admission social transformation can be full of
asthma sufferers and parents, standards, increased diversity, shook surprising twists.
environmental activists, and up curricula, and saw student suc- This book is a powerful examination
policymakers. By studying nations cess rates plummet. Law Mart offers of how Rwanda has harnessed smart
that share a commitment to the an unprecedented glimpse into the education policies to rapidly transform
ideals of neoliberalism but approach collision of law, finance capitalism, its economy in just one generation.
childrens health according to very and higher learning. Honeyman underscores the power of
different cultural, political, and consistent policy in balancing between
An extremely insightful and smart youth creativity and state regulation
economic priorities, Trnka illumi- analysis. Tejanis book is a must-read for economic reconstruction. Africas
nates the benefits and limitations of for anyone who cares about the future leaders can only ignore this book at
self-management policies and the of the legal profession. their peril.
need to look at more comprehensive Eve Darian-Smith, Calestous Juma,
solutions to the asthma epidemic. University of California, Harvard Kennedy School, author of
Santa Barbara Innovation and Its Enemies
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Choosing Daughters The Good Child Outsourced Children
Family Change in Rural China Moral Development in a Orphanage Care and Adoption
Lihong Shi Chinese Preschool in Globalizing China
In China, there is a long-standing Jing Xu Leslie K. Wang
preference for male heirs within Chinese academic traditions take Thousands of Chinese children
families, leading to a severe gender zuo renself-fulfillment in terms of have been adopted by American
imbalance. But a counterpattern moral cultivationas the ultimate parents and many Western aid
is emerging in rural China, where goal of education. The Good Child organizations invest in helping
a noticeable proportion of young examines preschool-aged children orphans in Chinabut why does
couples have willingly accepted having in Shanghai, tracing how Chinese China allow this exchange, and what
a single daughter. Choosing Daughters socialization beliefs and methods does it reveal about globalization?
explores this critical, yet largely over- influence their construction of Outsourced Children answers these
looked, reproductive pattern emerging a moral world. Jing Xu docu- questions by examining life in nine
in Chinas demographic landscape. ments the confusion, struggles, Chinese orphanages that were
Lihong Shi delves into the social, and anxieties of todays parents, assisted by international humanitarian
economic, and cultural forces behind educators, and grandparents, as groups. Leslie K. Wang explains how
the complex decision-making process well as the striking creativity of these transnational partnerships
of these couples to unravel their their children in shaping their own place marginalized children at the
life goals and childrearing moral practices. Her innovative intersection of public and private
aspirations, the changing family blend of anthropology and psychol- spheres, state and civil society, and
dynamics and gender relations, and ogy reveals the interplay of their local and global agendas. Although
the intimate parentdaughter ties dialogues and debates, illuminating
Western societies view childhood
that have engendered this drastic how young childrens nascent moral
as innocent and unaffected by
dispositions are selected, expressed
transformation of reproductive politics, children both symbolize
or repressed, and modulated in
choice. She refutes the conventional and influence national futures.
daily experiences.
understanding of a universal
Xu opens a new window into Drawing on a deep well of original
preference for sons and discrimination fieldwork, Wang brings to life the
against daughters in China and understanding the Chinese people,
taking culture seriously and reviving ideologies, economic inequalities,
counters claims of continuing concerns about the relationship and gendered and raced imaginaries
resistance against Chinas population between socialization and moral that swirl around children at
control program. norms. This is the most significant the intersections of soft power
work of sinological anthropology and outsourced intimacy.
208 pages, 2017
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Stevan Harrell,
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Care Across Generations Rules, Paper, Status Crossing the Gulf

Solidarity and Sacrifice in Migrants and Precarious Love and Family in Migrant Lives
Transnational Families Bureaucracy in Pardis Mahdavi
Kristin E. Yarris Contemporary Italy
Crossing the Gulf reveals the inter-
Care Across Generations takes a close Anna Tuckett connections between migration and
look at grandmother care in Nicara- Dominant commentary on migration emotion, between family and state
guan transnational families, examin- has consistently focused on clan- policy, and shows how migrants can
ing both the structural and gendered destine border crossings. Much be both mobilized and immobilized
inequalities that motivate migration less, however, is known about the by their family relationships and
and caregiving as well as the cultural everyday workings of immigration the bonds of love they share across
values that sustain intergenerational law inside borders. Drawing on borders. The result is an absorbing
care. Kristin E. Yarris broadens the in-depth ethnographic fieldwork and literally moving ethnography
transnational migrant story beyond in Italy, one of Europes biggest that illuminates the mutually rein-
the parentchild relationship, receiving countries, Rules, Paper, forcing and constitutive forces that
situating care across generations and Status reveals how migration impact the lives of migrants and their
embedded within the kin networks processes actually play out on the loved onesand how profoundly
in sending countries. Rather than ground. Anna Tuckett highlights migrants are underserved by policies
casting the consequences of womens the complex processes of inclusion that more often lead to their illegality,
migration in migrant sending coun- and exclusion produced through statelessness, deportation, detention,
tries solely in terms of a care deficit, encounters with immigration law. and abuse than to their aid.
Yarris shows how intergenerational The statuses of legal or illegal, A path-breaking book that offers
reconfigurations of care serve as a which media and political accounts a powerful and poignant analysis
resource for the wellbeing of children use as synonyms for good and of womens intimate lives lived in
and other family members who stay bad, are not created by practices of migration. Pardis Mahdavi adeptly
behind after transnational migration. border-crossing, but rather through reveals migrant womens complex
legal and bureaucratic processes subjectivities and agentic power
Using a new and critically important amid the structural contradictions
multigenerational approach, Yarris within borders devised by governing of national development,
book beautifully charts the broader states. Taking migrants interactions migration-securitization policies
impacts of migration. A tremendously with immigration regimes as her and citizenship laws.
talented writer, she transforms starting point, Tuckett argues that Christine Chin,
complex findings into clear, successfully navigating Italian American University
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Jessaca Leinaweaver,
Brown University modes of behavior.
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Anchor Babies and the Living Emergency We Are All Migrants

Challenge of Birthright Israels Permit Regime in the Political Action and the
Citizenship Occupied West Bank Ubiquitous Condition
Yael Berda of Migrant-hood
Leo R. Chavez
In 1991, the Israeli government Gregory Feldman
Leo R. Chavez explores the question
of birthright citizenship, and of introduced emergency legislation In this powerful and polemical
citizenship in the United States canceling the general exit permit book, Gregory Feldman argues
writ broadly, to counter the often- that allowed Palestinians to enter that We Are All Migrants. By
hyperbolic claims surrounding Israel. Today, Israels permit challenging the division between
so-called anchor babies. He considers regime for Palestinians is one those considered citizens and
how this term is used as a political of the worlds most extreme migrants, Feldman shows that
dog whistle, how changes in the and complex apparatuses for both subjects confront disempower-
legal definition of citizenship have population management. With ment, uncertainty, and atomization
affected the children of immigrants Living Emergency, Yael Berda inseparable from the rise of mass
over time, and, ultimately, how brings readers inside the permit society, the isolation of the laboring
U.S.-born citizens still experience regime, offering a first-hand individual, and the global prolif-
trauma if they live in families with account of how the Israeli secret eration of rationalized practices of
undocumented immigrants. By service, government, and military security and production. Yet, this
examining this pejorative term in civil administration control the very atomizationthe ubiquitous
its political, historical, and social Palestinian population. condition of migrant-hoodpushes
contexts, Chavez calls upon us to Living Emergency is a ground- the individual to ask an existential
exorcise it from public discourse breaking analysis of the bureaucracy and profoundly political question:
and work toward building a more of occupation. And in Yael Berda,
this intricate and obfuscated do I matter in this world?
inclusive nation.
bureaucracy has met its match: This book provides for a compelling
Analytically sharp, powerfully Her meticulous research and read that serves as a poignant and
written, and cogently argued, this brilliant insights call on us all to necessary reminder that the dividing
important book is essential reading acknowledge the ways in which the line between migrant and citizen has
for every American. contemporary rule of officials has become an increasingly blurred one.
developed across the globe.
Roberto G. Gonzales, Octavius Pinkard,
Harvard University Eyal Weizman, Social Anthropology
University of London
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Americas Arab Refugees Ungovernable Life Prozak Diaries
Vulnerability and Health Mandatory Medicine and Psychiatry and Generational
on the Margins Statecraft in Iraq Memory in Iran
Marcia C. Inhorn Omar Dewachi Orkideh Behrouzan
This book shines a spotlight on the Iraqi governments once invested in Prozak Diaries is an analysis of
plight of resettled Arab refugees cultivating Iraqs medical doctors emerging psychiatric discourses
in the ethnic enclave community as agents of statecraft. Recently, this in post-1980s Iran. It examines a
of Arab Detroit, Michigan. Arab has been reversed as thousands of cultural shift in how people interpret
refugees struggle to find employ- Iraqi doctors have left the country and express their feeling states and
ment, and those who have fled in search of security and careers shows how experiences that were
from war zones also face several abroad. Ungovernable Life presents once articulated in the richly layered
serious health challenges. the untold story of the rise and fall poetics of the Persian language
Marcia C. Inhorn follows refugees of Iraqi mandatory medicineand became, by the 1990s, part of a
suffering reproductive health of the destruction of Iraq itself. clinical discourse on mood and affect.
problems requiring in vitro It illustrates how imperial modes In asking how psychiatric dialect
fertilization (IVF). Without money of governance, from the British becomes a language of everyday, the
to afford costly IVF services, Arab Mandate to the U.S. interventions, book analyzes cultural forms created
refugee couples are caught in a state have been contested, maintained, by this clinical discourse, exploring
of reproductive exile. Americas and unraveled through medicine individual, professional, and genera-
Arab Refugees questions Americas and healthcare. Omar Dewachi tional cultures of medicalization in
responsibility for, and commitment challenges common accounts of various sites from clinical encounters
to, Arab refugees, mounting a Iraqs alleged political unruliness and psychiatric training, to intimate
powerful call to end the violence and ungovernability, bringing forth interviews, works of art and media,
in the Middle East, assist war a deeper understanding of how and Persian blogs. Through the lens
orphans and uprooted families, medicine and power shape life. of psychiatry, the book reveals how
and take better care of Arab A remarkable and original analysis historical experiences are negotiated
refugees in this country. of the modern history of Iraq through and how generations are formed.
Inhorn has expertly woven the its medical institutions and practices, A richly textured ethnographic
traumatic experiences of Arab refu- from their close involvement in state and historical study. Full of brilliant
gees to the United States with racial formation and function to the unexpected insights, this is an
disparity and poverty in America. unraveling of governance under indispensable text for understanding
A story that must be told, and read. wars, sanctions, and invasions. todays Iran.
Salmaan Keshavjee, Sami Zubaida, Afsaneh Najmabadi,
Harvard Medical School Birkbeck, University of London Harvard University

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Marked Women Poisonous Pandas Occupational Hazards
The Cultural Politics of Cervical Chinese Cigarette Manufacturing in Sex, Business, and HIV in
Cancer in Venezuela Critical Historical Perspectives Post-Mao China
Rebecca G. Martinez Edited by Matthew Kohrman, Elanah Uretsky
Cervical cancer is the third leading Gan Quan, Liu Wennan, and Occupational Hazards follows a
cause of death among women in Robert N. Proctor group of Chinese businessmen and
Venezuela, with poor and working- Over the last fifty years, transnational government officials to show that
class women bearing the brunt of it. tobacco companies and their allies conducting business in China is
Doctors and public health officials have fueled a tripling of the worlds not about simple transactionsit
regard promiscuity and poor annual consumption of cigarettes. is dependent on building webs of
hygienecoded indicators for low At the forefront is the China informal networks over liquor,
class, low culture, and bad morals National Tobacco Corporation, cigarettes, food, and sex. Elanah
as risk factors for the disease. now producing forty percent of Uretsky argues that the burgeoning
cigarettes sold globally. Whats epidemics of STIs and HIV/AIDS
Drawing on in-depth fieldwork
enabled the manufacturing of are not the product of Western
conducted in two oncology
cigarettes in China to flourish even influence or economic growth but
hospitals in Caracas, Marked
amidst public condemnation of a reflection of the reemergence
Women is an ethnography of
smoking? In Poisonous Pandas, an of traditional patterns of gender
womens experiences with cervical
interdisciplinary group of scholars relations and sexuality in
cancer, the doctors and nurses
comes together to tell that story. contemporary China.
who treat them, and the public
health officials and administrators They offer novel portraits of people Elanah Uretskys forceful ethnography
who set up intervention programs. within the Chinese polity who examines the entrenched male rituals
The women, marked as deviant have experimentally revamped of doing business in China, much to
the countrys pre-Communist the detriment of these mens integrity
for their sexual transgressions, are and health, and to Chinas HIV/
not only characterized as engaging cigarette supply chain and fitfully
AIDS epidemic. An important
in unhygienic, uncultured, and expanded its political, economic, and contribution to our understanding
promiscuous behaviors, but also cultural influence. These portraits of this simultaneously powerful
become embodiments of these cut against the grain of what con- and vulnerable population, and to
very behaviors. Rebecca G. Martinez temporary tobacco-control experts our understanding of public health
explores how epidemiological risk typically study, opening a vital new in China.
is a socially, culturally, and window on tobacco. Arthur Kleinman,
co-author of Deep China and
historically embedded process STUDIES OF THE WALTER H. Director, Harvard University
and how this enables cervical SHORENSTEIN ASIA-PACIFIC Asia Center
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Reinventing Chinese Public How Christian Thought requests.
Health After an Epidemic Became Racial Science
Katherine A. Mason Terence Keel
How did a virus like SARS manage Divine Variations offers a new
to transform a Chinese public account of the development of
health system once famous for scientific ideas about race.
its grassroots, low-technology Focusing on the production of
approach into a globally-oriented scientific knowledge over the
scientific endeavor centered on last three centuries, Terence Keel
global recognition? Katherine A. uncovers the persistent links between
Masons ethnography investigates pre-modern Christian thought and
local Chinese public health contemporary scientific perceptions
institutions in Southeastern China, of human difference. He argues that,
examining how the outbreak of instead of a rupture between religion
SARS reimagined public health as and modern biology on the question
a professionalized, biomedicalized of human origins, modern scientific
machineone that frequently theories of race are, in fact, an exten-
failed to serve the Chinese people. sion of Christian intellectual history.
Infectious Change grapples with Keel demonstrates that Christian
this transformation, telling the ideas about creation, ancestry, and
story of how an epidemic reinvented universalism helped form the basis
public health in China into a of modern scientific accounts of
prestigious profession in which human diversitydespite the
transnational impact was para- ostensible shift in modern biology
mount and service to vulnerable towards scientific naturalism,
local communities was secondary. objectivity, and value neutrality. By
Meticulously crafted, Infectious showing the connections between
Change draws readers into the Christian thought and scientific
world of Chinese public health racial thinking, this book calls into
after SARS. This book elucidates question the notion that science
why epidemic prevention every- and religion are mutually exclusive
where must draw on local knowledge intellectual domains and proposes
and practices. that modern science did not follow
Margaret Lock,
author of The Alzheimer a linear process of secularization.
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Making Moderate Islam SECOND EDITION The Poverty of Privacy Rights
Sufism, Service, and the Ground Cultures@SiliconValley Khiara M. Bridges
Zero Mosque Controversy J. A. English-Lueck The Poverty of Privacy Rights makes
Rosemary R. Corbett Since the initial publication of a simple, controversial argument:
Drawing on a decade of research Cultures@SiliconValley fourteen Poor mothers in America are
into the community that proposed years ago, much has changed in deprived of the right to privacy.
the Ground Zero Mosque, this Silicon Valley. The corporate The U.S. Constitution is supposed
book refutes the idea that current landscape has shifted, with tech to bestow rights equally. Yet the
demands for Muslim moderation giants like Google, Facebook, poor are subject to invasions of
have primarily arisen in response LinkedIn, and Twitter vying for privacy that are gross demonstrations
to the events of 9/11, or to the space and attention. Daily life for of governmental power. Khiara M.
violence often depicted in the all but the highest echelon has Bridges investigates poor mothers
media as unique to Muslims. been altered by new perceptions experiences with the stateboth
Instead, it looks at a century of of scarcity, risk, and shortage. when they receive public assistance
The second edition of Cultures@ and when they do not. Presenting
pressures on religious minorities
SiliconValley brings the story of a holistic view of how the state
to conform to dominant American
technological saturation and global intervenes in all facets of poor
frameworks for race, gender, and
cultural diversity up to the present. mothers privacy, Bridges turns
political economy. Making Moder-
J. A. English-Lueck provides readers
ate Islam is the first investigation popular thinking on its head,
with a host of new ethnographic
of the assumptions behind moderate arguing that these women simply
stories, documenting the latest
Islam in our country. do not have familial, informational,
expansions of Silicon Valley to San
and reproductive privacy rights.
An important contribution to the Francisco and beyond. She explores
urgent questions around Muslims Further, she asserts that until we
how changes in technology impact
and citizenship. The central characters disrupt the cultural narratives that
work, family, and community life.
and debates here are striking, and Ultimately, the inhabitants of Silicon equate poverty with immorality,
even dramaticand Corbett does a Valley illustrate in microcosm the nothing will change.
splendid job of identifying and in-
voking many of the players, tropes, social and cultural identity of This book calls us to rethink
and consequences of the story of the the future. the very meaning of the right
Ground Zero Mosque. to privacy and to end the unjust
J. A. English-Lueck shows us the and unsupportable moral
Sohail Daulatzai, Valley as it really is: risky, diverse, condemnation of poverty.
author of Black Star, cosmopolitan and complex. Simply
Crescent Moon Dorothy Roberts,
the best study of Silicon Valleys many author of Killing the Black Body
304 pages, 2016 cultures that I know.
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Bound Feet, Young Hands Staged Seduction Black Autonomy
Tracking the Demise of Footbinding Selling Dreams in a Tokyo Race, Gender, and
in Village China Host Club Afro-Nicaraguan Activism
Laurel Bossen and Hill Gates Akiko Takeyama Jennifer Goett
Bound Feet, Young Hands upends In the host clubs of Tokyos red- Black Autonomy examines the race
the popular view of footbinding as a light district, ambitious young and gender politics of activism
status or sexual symbol by showing men seek their fortunes by selling for autonomous rights in an Afro-
that it was an undeniably effective love, romance, companionship, Nicaraguan Creole community.
way to get even very young girls to and sometimes sex to female Jennifer Goett argues that despite
sit still and work with their hands. consumers for exorbitant sums significant gains in multicultural
Interviews with 1,800 elderly women, of money. Akiko Takeyamas recognition, Creoles continue to
many with bound feet, reveal the investigation of this beguiling love grapple with the violence of capitalist
reality of girls hand labor across business provides a window into intensification and drug war milita-
the North China Plain, Northwest Japanese host clubs and the lives rization. Activists have responded
China, and Southwest China. When of hosts, clients, club owners, and by adopting a politics of autonomy
factories eliminated the economic managers. The club is a place where based on race pride, territoriality,
value of handwork, footbinding fantasies are pursued, and the art self-determination, and self-defense.
died out. As the last generation of of seduction reveals a complex set Goett shows how this radicalism is
footbound women passes away, of transactions built on desperation rooted in African diasporic identifi-
Bound Feet, Young Hands presents and hope. Here, aspiration itself cation and gendered practices in an
a data-driven examination of the is commercialized as citizens are atmosphere saturated with violence.
social and economic aspects of this seduced out of the present and into Black Autonomy powerfully
misunderstood custom. a future where hopes and dreams interrogates the regionally and racially
A much-needed analysis of Chinese are imaginableand billions of disparate effects of neoliberalism, drug
footbinding and womens labor dollars seem within reach. war capitalism, state securitization,
during the late nineteenth and early and state-sanctioned sexual violence
There is so much of interest in in postCold War Nicaragua. Goetts
twentieth century. Laurel Bossen and Staged Seduction. Takeyama
Hill Gates break new ground in our feminist activist ethnography is an
argues that host clubs are emblematic important contribution to studies of
understanding of the role and status of a neoliberal, post-industrial
of womens work during a period of post-conflict Central America and the
Tokyo. Her study offers fascinating African diaspora.
enormous economic, political, and insight into a greatly expanded part
cultural change. of its nightlife. Faye V. Harrison,
University of Illinois at
Rubie S. Watson, Joy Hendry, Urbana-Champaign
Harvard University Times Higher Education
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financializing poverty
Labor and risk in indian Microfinance

sohini kar

s o u t h a s i a i n m o t i o n

Jinnealogy Financializing Poverty Uprising of the Fools

Time, Islam, and Ecological Labor and Risk in Indian Pilgrimage as Moral Protest
Thought in the Medieval Microfinance in Contemporary India
Ruins of Delhi Sohini Kar Vikash Singh
Anand Vivek Taneja Microfinance is the business of The Kanwar is Indias largest
In the ruins of a medieval palace giving small, collateral-free loans to annual religious pilgrimage.
in Delhi, Indians of all castes and poor borrowers that are paid back Millions of participants gather
creeds meet to socialize and ask in frequent intervals with interest. sacred water from the Ganga and
Islamic jinns for help, writing out While these for-profit microfinance then carry it across hundreds of
requests as if petitioning the state. institutions (MFIs) promise social miles to dispense as offerings in
At a time when a Hindu right-wing and economic empowerment, they iva shrines. For these devotees,
government in India is committed have mainly succeeded at enfolding the ordeal of the pilgrimage is a
to normalizing a view of the past the poorespecially womeninto means to master their anxieties
that paints Muslims as oppressors, the vast circuits of global finance. and attest their good faith in
Anand Vivek Tanejas Jinnealogy Financializing Poverty reveals unfavorable social conditions.
provides a fresh vision of religion, how MFIs have restructured debt Vikash Singh walked with the
identity, and sacrality. relationships in new ways. Though pilgrims of the Kanwar procession,
they have opened access to new and with this book, he highlights
The ruin, Firoz Shah Kotla, is an
streams of credit, as the network of how the procession offers a social
unusually democratic religious
finance increasingly incorporates space where participants can prove
space, characterized by freewheeling
the poor, the inclusive dimensions their talents, resolve, and moral
theological conversations, DIY
of microfinance are continuously worth. Uprising of the Fools shows
rituals, and the sanctification
met with rigid forms of credit risk how religion today is not a retreat
of animals. Taneja observes the
management that reproduce the into tradition, but an alternative
visitors, who come mainly from the
very inequality the loans are meant forum for recognition and resis-
Muslim and Dalit neighborhoods
to alleviate. Thus the newfound tance within a rampant
of Delhi. Using their conversations
ability of the poor to use MFI loans global neoliberalism.
and letters as an archive of voices
has entrapped them in a system Wonderfullyand disturbingly
so often silenced in this enchanted
dependent not only on their rich with insights drawn from
space, he encounters a vibrant form
circulation of capital, but on the impressive ethnographic research.
of popular Islam that resists state
poverty that threatens their lives. For anyone interested in theories of
repression and challenges postcolonial religious practice, performance, and
visions of India. 256 pages, July 2018
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When Melodies Gather SA M UE L L IEBH A BER


The Mahra people of the southern Arabian
Oral Art of the Mahra
Peninsula have no written language but
instead have a rich oral tradition. Samuel
Liebhaber takes readers on a tour through
their poetry, which he collected in audio
and video recordings over several years.
Based on this material, Liebhaber presents
a blueprint for poetry classification
across the language family. Each poem is and how their audiences are primed to
embedded in a conceptual framework that receive them.
highlights similarities between them and AVAILABLE SPRING 2018
recapitulates how Mahri poets craft poems

Constructing the Sacred

Elaine Sullivan
Utilizing 3D technologies, Constructing the
Sacred addresses ancient ritual landscape
from a unique perspective to examine
development at the complex, long-lived
archaeological site of Saqqara, Egypt. Elaine
Sullivan focuses on how changes in the built
and natural environment affected burial dynamic evolution of an ancient religious
rituals at the temple due to changes in site that is typically viewed as static.
visibility. Flipping the top-down view AVAILABLE FALL 2018
prevalent in archaeology to a more human-
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