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Islands of Heritage Heritage and the Cultural For the War Yet to Come
Conservation and Transformation Struggle for Palestine Planning Beirut’s Frontiers
in Yemen Hiba Bou Akar
Chiara De Cesari
Nathalie Peutz Beirut is a city divided. Following the
Efforts to reclaim and assert Palestinian
Soqotra, the largest island of Yemen’s heritage differ significantly from Green Line of the civil war, dividing the
Soqotra Archipelago, is one of the the typical global cultural project: Christian east and the Muslim west,
most uniquely diverse places in the here it is people’s cultural memory today hundreds of such lines dissect the
world. Within the span of a decade, and living environment, rather than city. For the residents of Beirut, urban
this Indian Ocean archipelago ancient history and archaeology, planning could bring a peaceful future.
went from being among the most that take center stage. Chiara De But with unclear state structures and
marginalized regions of Yemen Cesari examines Palestinian heritage outsourced public processes, urban
to promoted for its outstanding projects—notably the Hebron planning has instead become a contest
global value. Islands of Heritage Rehabilitation Committee, Riwaq, between religious-political organiza-
shares Soqotrans’ stories to offer the and the Palestinian Museum—and tions and profit-seeking developers.
first exploration of environmental the transnational actors, practices, For the War Yet to Come examines
conservation, heritage production, and material sites they mobilize to urban planning in three neighborhoods
and development in an Arab state. create new quasi-state institutions. of Beirut’s southeastern peripheries,
Examining the multiple notions of rough their rehabilitation of Palestinian revealing how these areas have been
heritage in play for twenty-first- heritage, these organizations have developed to reproduce poverty,
century Soqotra, Nathalie Peutz halted the expansion of Israeli displacement, and urban violence. Hiba
narrates how everyday Soqotrans settlements and given Palestinians Bou Akar argues these neighborhoods
came to assemble, defend, and opportunities to rethink and transform are arranged according to the logic
mobilize their cultural and linguistic state functions. Heritage and the of “the war yet to come,” playing on
heritage. Islands of Heritage shows Cultural Struggle for Palestine reveals fears and differences, rumors of war,
that far from being merely a con- how the West Bank is home to and paramilitary strategies to organize
servative endeavor, the protection creative experimentation, insurgent everyday life.
of heritage can have profoundly agencies, and resourceful attempts “Fascinating, theoretically astute,
transformative, even revolution- to reverse colonial violence—and a and empirically rich, For the War Yet
ary effects. Grassroots claims to model of how things could be. to Come enriches our understanding
heritage can be a potent form of of fragile cities in the Middle East
political engagement with the most EASTERN AND ISLAMIC SOCIETIES and beyond.”
imminent concerns of the pres- AND CULTURES —Asef Bayat,
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Emptied Lands Managing Multiculturalism The Encrypted State
A Legal Geography of Bedouin Indigeneity and the Struggle for Delusion and Displacement
Rights in the Negev Rights in Colombia in the Peruvian Andes
Alexandre Kedar, Jean E. Jackson David Nugent
Ahmad Amara, and Managing Multiculturalism examines What happens when the state starts
Oren Yiftachel the evolution of the Colombian bending facts? Or imagines illusory
Emptied Lands investigates the indigenous movement over the opposition parties? A work of
protracted legal, planning, and course of Jean Jackson’s five-decades historical and political anthropol-
territorial conflict between the of research in the region. She offers ogy, The Encrypted State closely
settler Israeli state and indigenous comprehensively developed and examines political crisis in order
Bedouin citizens over traditional nuanced insights into how indig- to further understand the notion
lands in southern Israel/Palestine. enous communities and activists of political stability. It does so by
The authors place this dispute in changed over time, as well as how focusing on an agrarian region and
historical, legal, geographical, and her own ethnographic fieldwork administrative department in the
international-comparative perspec- and scholarship evolved in turn. northern Peruvian Andes during
tives, providing the first legal Integrating case studies with the struggling dictatorship of
geographic analysis of the “dead commentaries on the movement’s General Odria (1948-1956). Using
Negev doctrine” used by Israel to development, Jackson explores an in-depth analysis of state-level
dispossess and forcefully displace the politicization and deployment paranoia, lies, and deflection in
Bedouin inhabitants in order to of multiculturalism, indigenous mid-century Peru, David Nugent
Judaize the region. The authors identity, and neoliberalism, as well argues that the state is always a
reveal that through manipulative as changing conceptions of cultural mask, and those who seek a suc-
use of Ottoman, British and Israeli value and authenticity—including cessful hold to political power are
laws, the state has constructed its issues such as patrimony, heritage, able to normalize and legitimize
own version of terra nullius. Yet, the and ethnic tourism. Both ethnography their rule. Combining archival and
indigenous property and settlement and recent history of the Latin ethnographic research, Nugent
system still functions, creating an American indigenous movement, raises new questions about state
ongoing resistance to the Jewish this works traces the ideas motivating formation in the grip of crisis, and
state. Emptied Lands critically indigenous movements in regional what we can learn from states that
examines several key land claims, and global relief, and with unprec- fail to normalize and legitimize
court rulings, planning policies and edented breadth and depth. their political rule.
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Contraband Corridor The Social Life of Politics Discreet Power
Making a Living at the Mexico– Ethics, Kinship, and Union How the World Economic Forum
Guatemala Border Activism in Argentina Shapes Market Agendas
Rebecca Berke Galemba Sian Lazar Christina Garsten and
The Mexico–Guatemala border has A central motor of Argentine Adrienne Sörbom
emerged as a geopolitical hotspot of historical and political development In Discreet Power, Christina Garsten
illicit flows of both goods and people. since the early twentieth century, and Adrienne Sörbom undertake
Contraband Corridor seeks to under- unions have been the site of ac- an ethnographic study of the World
stand the border from the perspective tive citizenship in both political Economic Forum (WEF). Granted
of its long-term inhabitants, including participation and the distribution access to one of the primary agenda-
petty smugglers of corn, clothing, of social, economic, political, and setting organizations of our day, they
and coffee. Challenging assumptions cultural rights. The Social Life of situate the WEF within an emerging
regarding security, trade, and illegality, Politics examines the intimate, system of “discretionary governance,”
Rebecca Berke Galemba details personal, and family dimensions in which organizations craft ideas and
how these residents engage in and of two political activist groups: the entice formal authorities in order to
justify extralegal practices in the Union of National Civil Servants garner significant sway. Yet the WEF
context of heightened border security, (UPCN) and the Association of has no formal mandate to implement
restricted economic opportunities, State Workers (ATE). These two its positions. It must convince others
and exclusionary trade policies. unions represent distinct political to advance chosen causes and enact
Rather than assuming that extralegal orientations within Argentina’s suggestions, rendering its position
activities necessarily threaten the broad and active labor movement. quite fragile. Garsten and Sörbom
state and formal economy, Galemba’s Sian Lazar shows how activists in argue that the WEF must be viewed
ethnography illustrates the complex both unions create themselves as relationally as a brokering organiza-
ways that the formal, informal, legal, particular kinds of militants and tion that lives between the market and
and illegal economies intertwine. forms of political community. The political spheres and that extends its
“Contraband Corridor dares to Social Life of Politics places the lived reach through associated individuals
humanize those involved with the experience of political activism into and groups. They place the WEF in
trafficking of contraband. This unique historical relief and shows how ethics the context of a broader shift, arguing
ethnography offers an intimate and family values deeply inform that networks across business, politics,
approach to the lives of Mexico– the process by which political actors and civil society organizations are
Guatemala border inhabitants are formed, understood, and joined becoming increasingly powerful
and their struggles to survive in together through collectivism.
neoliberal times.” agents in global relations.
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The Politics of Love Branding Humanity Remote Freedoms
in Myanmar Competing Narratives of Rights, Politics, Personhood and
LGBT Mobilization and Human Violence, and Global Citizenship Human Rights in Aboriginal
Rights as a Way of Life Amal Hassan Fadlalla Central Australia
Lynette J. Chua The Save Darfur movement gained Sarah E. Holcombe
The Politics of Love in Myanmar an international following, garnering Remote Freedoms investigates how
offers an intimate ethnographic ac- widespread international attention universal human rights are under-
count of a group of LGBT activists to this remote Sudanese territory. stood, practiced, negotiated, and
before, during, and after Myanmar’s But how do local activists and those challenged in concert and in conflict
post-2011 political transition. throughout the Sudanese diaspora with Indigenous rights. Moving
Lynette J. Chua explores how these in the United States situate their own between communities, government,
activists devoted themselves to, notions of rights, nationalism, and regional NGOs, and international
and fell in love with, the practice of identity? Based on interviews with UN forums, Sarah E. Holcombe
human rights and how they were Sudanese social actors, activists, and addresses how the notion of rights
able to empower queer Burmese their allies in the United States, the plays out within the distinctive and
to accept themselves, gain social Sudan, and online, Branding Humanity ambivalent sociopolitical context
belonging, and reform discriminatory traces the global story of violence and of Australia, focusing specifically
legislation and law enforcement. the remaking of Sudanese identities. on Indigenous Anangu women
Informed by interviews with Amal Hassan Fadlalla examines how and their experiences of violence.
activists from all walks of life, Chua activists contest, reshape, and reclaim Engaging in a translation of the
details the vivid particulars of the the stories of violence emerging from Universal Declaration of Human
LGBT activist experience founding the Sudan and their identities as Rights into the local Pintupi-Luritja
a movement first among exiles and migrants. Branding Humanity helps vernacular and observing various
migrants and then in Myanmar’s us see beyond the oft-monolithic Indigenous interactions with law
cities, towns, and countryside. international branding of conflict. enforcement and domestic violence
Fadlalla asks readers to consider how outreach programs, Holcombe
“Beautifully written and brilliantly national and transnational debates reveals how, in the post-colonial
theorized, the book is highly about violence circulate, shape, and Australian context, human rights are
recommended reading for scholars re-territorialize ethnic identities, double-edged. They enforce assimi-
interested in human rights, legal disrupt meanings of national belonging, lation to a neoliberal social order at
mobilization, social movements, and rearticulate notions of solidarity the same time that they empower
and LGBT politics.” and global affiliations. and enfranchise the Indigenous
—Michael McCann,
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University of Washington
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Letters to the Contrary Humanism in Ruins Nisei Naysayer
A Curated History of the UNESCO Entangled Legacies of the Greek- The Memoir of Militant
Human Rights Survey Turkish Population Exchange Japanese American Journalist
Edited and Introduced by Asli Iğsiz Jimmie Omura
Mark Goodale The 1923 Greek-Turkish popula- James Matsumoto Omura
Foreword by Samuel Moyn tion exchange forcibly relocated Edited by Arthur A. Hansen
The Universal Declaration of one and a half million people: James “Jimmie” Matsumoto
Human Rights (UDHR) has long Muslims in Greece were resettled Omura was a newspaper editor
served as the foundation for the in Turkey, and Greek Orthodox who fearlessly called out leaders
protection of human rights around Christians in Turkey were moved in the Nikkei community for what
the world. Historians and human to Greece. Strikingly, the exchange he saw as their complicity with
rights scholars have claimed that was purportedly enacted as a means the U.S. government’s unjust and
the UDHR was influenced by to achieve peace. Humanism in unconstitutional policies. In 1944,
UNESCO’s 1947–48 global survey Ruins maps the links between Omura was indicted, arrested,
of intellectuals, theologians, and liberal discourses on peace and the jailed, and forced to stand trial for
cultural and political leaders, a legacies of this forced migration. unlawful conspiracy to counsel, aid,
survey that supposedly revealed Asli Iğsiz weaves together past and and abet violations of the military
a universal consensus on human present, making visible the effects draft. He was among the first
rights. Based on meticulous archival of the 1923 exchange across the Nikkei to seek governmental
research, Letters to the Contrary ensuing century. Liberal humanism redress and reparations for wartime
revises and enlarges the conven- has responded to segregative poli- violations of civil liberties and
tional understanding of UNESCO’s cies by calling for coexistence and human rights. Edited and with an
human rights survey. Mark Goodale the acceptance of cultural diversity. introduction by Arthur A. Hansen,
uncovers a historical record filled Yet, as Iğsiz makes clear, liberal Omura’s memoir provides a first-
with letters and responses that were humanism itself, with its ahistorical hand account of Japanese American
omitted, polite refusals to respond, emphasis on a shared humanity, wartime resistance.
and outright rejections of the fails to confront an underlying
racialized logic. “Offering new insight into Omura’s
universal human rights ideal.
controversial sedition trial, Nisei
In collecting, annotating, “A superb genealogy of cultural Naysayer reveals the depth of Omura’s
and analyzing these responses, policy and the politics of culture commitment to constitutionalism
Goodale reveals an alternative in Turkey.”
and freedom of the press.”
history deeply connected to the —Yael Navaro,
University of Cambridge —Lane Ryo Hirabayashi,
ongoing life of human rights in the University of California, Los Angeles
twenty-first century. 344 pages, 2018
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Bureaucratic Intimacies Mourning Remains Campaigning for Children
Translating Human Rights State Atrocity, Exhumations, and Strategies for Advancing
in Turkey Governing the Disappeared in Children’s Rights
Elif M. Babül Peru’s Postwar Andes Jo Becker
Bureaucratic Intimacies shows how Isaias Rojas-Perez Campaigning for Children focuses
government workers encounter Mourning Remains examines the on contemporary children’s rights,
human rights rhetoric through attempts to find, recover, and iden- identifying the range of abuses that
training programs and articulates tify the bodies of people who disap- affect children today, including early
the perils and promises of these peared during the 1980s and 1990s marriage, female genital mutilation,
encounters for Turkish governance. counterinsurgency campaign in child labor, sex trafficking, corporal
Drawing on participant observa- Peru’s central southern Andes, and punishment, the impact of armed
tion of police officers, judges and the lives and political engagement conflict, and access to education. Jo
prosecutors, healthcare workers, of elderly Quechua mothers as they Becker traces the last 25 years of the
and prison personnel, Elif M. attempt to mourn and seek recogni- children’s rights movement, includ-
Babül argues these training tion for their kin. Of the estimated ing the evolution of international
programs do not always advance 16,000 Peruvians disappeared laws and standards to protect chil-
human rights. Translation of during the conflict, only the bodies dren from abuse and exploitation.
human rights into a tool of good of 3,202 victims have been located, From a practitioner’s perspective,
governance leads to competing and only 1,833 have been identified. Becker provides readers with careful
understandings of what human Isaias Rojas-Perez examines how, case studies of the organizations and
rights should do, not necessarily to in the face of the state’s failure campaigns that are making a differ-
liberal, transparent, and accountable to account for the missing dead, ence in the lives of children.
governmental practices. Quechua mothers rearrange senses
“This book examines initiatives
of community, belonging, authority,
“Elif Babül provides wonderful and strategies to show that change
and the human to bring the disap-
insight into the workings of for children is possible, and that
peared back into being through
bureaucracy confronted by remarkable transformation is achiev-
everyday practices of mourning
international expertise.” able. Campaigning for Children,
and memorialization.
—Sally Engle Merry, with its most compelling evidence,
New York University “Mourning Remains is an outstanding will go a long way in ensuring
STANFORD STUDIES IN MIDDLE contribution to the anthropology of that human rights of children are
EASTERN AND ISLAMIC SOCIETIES genocide, violence, and the ability to protected worldwide.”
reclaim life to the extent possible.” —Kailash Satyarthi,
248 pages, 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and
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K-pop Live Being with the Dead Desert in the Promised Land
Fans, Idols, and Multimedia Burial, Ancestral Politics, and the Yael Zerubavel
Performance Roots of Historical Consciousness
The desert has varied associations
Suk-Young Kim Hans Ruin within Zionist and Israeli culture. In
In K-pop Live, Suk-Young Kim Philosophy, Socrates declared, is the the Judaic textual tradition, it evokes
investigates the meteoric ascent of art of dying. This book underscores exile and punishment, yet is also a site
Korean popular music in relation to that it is also the art of learning to for origin myths, the divine presence,
the rise of personal technology and live and share the earth with those and sanctity. Secular Zionism devel-
social media, situating a feverish who have come before us. Burial, oped its own spin on the duality of
cross-media partnership within with its surrounding rituals, is the the desert as the romantic site of Jews’
the Korean historical context and most ancient documented cultural- biblical roots that inspired the Hebrew
broader questions about what it symbolic practice: all humans have culture, and as the barren land outside
means to be “live” and “alive.” Based developed techniques of caring for the Jewish settlements in Palestine,
on in-depth interviews with K-pop and communicating with the dead. featuring them as an oasis of order
industry personnel, media experts, The premise of Being with the Dead and technological progress within a
critics, and fans, as well as archival is that we can explore our lives symbolic desert. Yael Zerubavel tells
research, K-pop Live explores how with the dead as a cross-cultural the story of the desert from the early
the industry has managed the tough existential a priori out of which the twentieth century to the present,
sell of live music in a marketplace in basic forms of historical conscious- shedding light on romantic-mythical
which virtually everything is available ness emerge. Moving from mortuary associations, settlement and security
online. Observing performances rituals to literary representations, concerns, environmental sympathies,
online, in concert, and even through from the problem of ancestrality to and the commodifying tourist gaze.
the use of holographic performers, technologies of survival and inter- Drawing on literary narratives,
Kim offers readers a step-by-step generational communication, Hans educational texts, newspaper articles,
guide through the K-pop industry’s Ruin explores the epistemological, tourist materials, films, popular songs,
variegated efforts to diversify ethical, and ontological dimensions posters, photographs, and cartoons,
media platforms as a way of of what it means to be with the dead. Zerubavel reveals the complexities
reaching a wider global network His phenomenological approach to and contradictions that mark Israeli
of music consumers. key sources in anthropology, archae- society’s semiotics of space in relation
288 pages, 2018 ology, sociology, religion, and, above to the Middle East, and the central
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the human sciences as a whole. Israeli culture and politics.
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“taking action” against human shows the limits of market-based
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where legal and policy prescrip- themselves directly to “minority”
tions do not hold. Feldman asks communities, relaxed admission
how this seven-member team standards, increased diversity, shook
makes ethical judgments when up curricula, and saw student success
they secretly investigate smugglers, rates plummet. Law Mart offers an
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Shifting Boundaries Borders of Belonging Citizens in Motion
Immigrant Youth Negotiating Struggle and Solidarity in Mixed- Emigration, Immigration,
National, State, and Status Immigrant Families and Re-migration Across
Small-Town Politics Heide Castañeda China’s Borders
Alexis M. Silver Borders of Belonging investigates the Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho
As politicians debate how to address impact of immigration policies and More than 35 million Chinese
the estimated eleven million unauth- practices not only on undocumented people live outside China, but this
orized immigrants residing in the migrants, but also on their family population is far from homogenous,
United States, undocumented youth members, some of whom possess a and its multifaceted national affili-
anxiously await the next policy shift form of legal status. Heide Castañeda ations require careful theorization.
that will determine their futures. reveals the trauma, distress, and This book unravels the multiple,
In Shifting Boundaries, Alexis M. inequalities that occur daily, along- shifting paths of global migration in
Silver sheds light on the currents of side the stratification of particular Chinese society today, challenging
exclusion and incorporation that family members’ access to resources a unilinear view of migration by
characterize their lives. Drawing like education, employment, and presenting emigration, immigration,
on ethnographic fieldwork and health care. She also paints a vivid and re-migration trajectories that are
in-depth interview data, she finds picture of the resilience, resistance, occurring continually and simultane-
that contradictory policies at the creative responses, and solidar- ously. Drawing on interviews and
national, state, and local levels ity between parents and children, ethnographic observations conducted
interact to create a complex environ- siblings, and other kin. Castañeda’s in China, Canada, Singapore, and
ment through which the youth must innovative ethnography combines the China–Myanmar border, Elaine
navigate. These constantly changing fieldwork with individuals and family Lynn-Ee Ho considers the complex
pathways shape their journeys into groups to paint a full picture of the patterns of migration that shape
early adulthood—and highlight experiences of mixed-status families nation-building and citizenship, both
the profound resilience that they as they navigate the emotional, social, in origin and destination countries.
develop along the way. political, and medical difficulties that
“A pathbreaking study on contemporary
inevitably arise when at least one
“This extraordinary study provides migrations to and from China. [It] is
family member lacks legal status. This
a fresh perspective on immigrant a must-read for specialists of China,
book presents a portentous vision of
incorporation and the importance migration, and racial ethnic studies
how the further encroachment
of place during political instability.” across disciplines.”
of immigration enforcement would
—Roberto G. Gonzales, affect millions of mixed-status —Rhacel Salazar Parreñas,
author of Lives in Limbo author of Servants of Globalization
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Migrant Crossings Teach for Arabia A Place to Call Home
Witnessing Human Trafficking American Universities, Liberalism, Immigrant Exclusion and
in the U.S. and Transnational Qatar Urban Belonging in New York,
Annie Isabel Fukushima Neha Vora Paris, and Barcelona
Migrant Crossings examines the Teach for Arabia offers an ethno- Ernesto Castañeda
experiences and representations graphic account of Education City, As immigrants settle in new places,
of Asian and Latina/o migrants Qatar to consider how American they are faced with endless uncer-
trafficked in the United States into branch campuses in influence tainties that prevent them from
informal economies and service notions of identity and citizenship and feeling that they belong. They are
industries. Through sociolegal and contribute to national imaginings constantly navigating shifting and
media analysis of court records, of the future. Neha Vora also contradictory expectations both to
press releases, law enforcement confronts mythologies of liberal and assimilate to their new culture and
campaigns, film representations, illiberal peoples, places, and ideologies to honor their native one. In
theatre performances, and the that have developed around these A Place to Call Home, Ernesto
law, Annie Isabel Fukushima universities. Supporters and detrac- Castañeda offers a uniquely
interrogates definitions of victim- tors alike of branch campuses have comparative portrait of immigrant
hood, criminality, citizenship, long ignored the imperial histories expectations and experiences.
and legality. Migrant Crossings of American universities and the Drawing on fourteen years of ethno-
invites the reader to embark on a exclusions and inequalities that graphic observation and hundreds
practice of witnessing that bridges continue to animate daily academic of interviews with documented and
theory and practice, facilitating a life. From the vantage point of undocumented immigrants and
theory and practice of witnessing Qatar, Teach for Arabia challenges their children, Castañeda finds that
how migrants cross into visibility the assumed mantle of liberalism in subjective understandings, local
legally, through frames of citizen- Western institutions and illuminates contexts, national and regional
ship, and narratives of victimhood. how people can contribute to history, and religious institutions are
all factors that profoundly impact
Fukushima ultimately asks readers decolonized university life and
the personal journey to belonging.
to deeply interrogate what it means knowledge production.
to bear witness to migration in “A compelling, and personal, “An astounding fourteen years
these migratory times – and what account of American campuses in of painstaking fieldwork provide
such migrant crossings mean for Qatar, one that is as thoughtful as a one-of-a-kind look at the lives
subjects who experience violence it is thought-provoking.” of undocumented and
during or after their crossing. —Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, documented immigrants.”
Rice University —Victor M. Rios,
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Jesus Loves Japan Rules, Paper, Status Care Across Generations
Return Migration and Migrants and Precarious Solidarity and Sacrifice in
Global Pentecostalism in Bureaucracy in Contemporary Italy Transnational Families
a Brazilian Diaspora Anna Tuckett Kristin E. Yarris
Suma Ikeuchi Drawing on in-depth fieldwork in Care Across Generations takes a
After the introduction of the “long- Italy, one of Europe’s biggest receiving close look at grandmother care in
term resident” visa, the mass-migra- countries, Rules, Paper, Status reveals Nicaraguan transnational families,
tion of Nikkeis (Japanese Brazilians) how migration actually plays out on examining both the structural and
has led to roughly 190,000 Brazilian the ground. Anna Tuckett highlights gendered inequalities that motivate
nationals living in Japan. While the the complex processes of inclusion migration and caregiving as well as the
ancestry-based visa confers Nikkeis’ and exclusion produced through cultural values that sustain intergenera-
right to settlement virtually as a encounters with immigration law. tional care. Kristin E. Yarris broadens
right of blood, their ethnic ambigu- The statuses of “legal” or “illegal,” the transnational migrant story beyond
ity and working-class profile often which media and political accounts the parent–child relationship, situating
prevent them from feeling at home use as synonyms for “good” and care across generations and embedded
in the supposed ethnic homeland. “bad,” are not created by practices of within the kin networks in sending
In response, many have converted to border-crossing, but rather through countries. Rather than casting the
Pentecostalism, reflecting the ex- legal and bureaucratic processes consequences of women’s migration
plosive trend across Latin America within borders devised by governing in migrant sending countries solely in
since the 1970s. Jesus Loves Japan states. Taking migrants’ interactions terms of a “care deficit,” Yarris shows
offers a rare window into lives at the with immigration regimes as her how intergenerational reconfigura-
crossroads of return migration and starting point, Tuckett argues that tions of care serve as a resource for
global Pentecostalism. Suma Ikeuchi successfully navigating Italian the wellbeing of children and other
argues that charismatic Christianity immigration bureaucracy family members who stay behind after
appeals to Nikkei migrants as a requires and induces culturally transnational migration.
“third culture”—one that transcends
specific modes of behavior.
ethno-national boundaries and of- “Using a new and critically important
fers a way out of their reality marked “A must-read for immigration scholars multigenerational approach, Yarris’
by stagnant national indifference. and anyone interested in the day-to- book beautifully charts the broader
Jesus Loves Japan insightfully day workings of street-level bureau- impacts of migration. A tremendously
describes the political process of crats and the myriad ways they make talented writer, she transforms complex
homecoming through the lens of lawand, in the process, transform findings into clear, compelling stories of
religion, and the ubiquitous figure immigrants into ‘cultural citizens.’ ” migrants’ mothers and children.”
of the migrant as the pilgrim of a —Kitty Calavita, —Jessaca Leinaweaver,
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Mafia Raj Paradoxes of the Popular The Ethics of Staying
The Rule of Bosses in South Asia Crowd Politics in Bangladesh Social Movements and Land
Lucia Michelutti, Ashraf Hoque, Nusrat Chowdhury Rights Politics in Pakistan
Nicolas Martin, David Picherit, Few places are as politically Mubbashir A. Rizvi
Paul Rollier, Arild E. Ruud, and precarious as Bangladesh, even The military coup that brought
Clarinda Still fewer as crowded. Its 57,000 General Pervez Musharraf to power
“Mafia” has become an indigenous square miles are some of the as Pakistan’s tenth president resulted
South Asian term. Like Italian world’s most inhabited. It is also in the abolition of a century-old
mobsters, the South Asian “gangster one of the poorest among the sharecropping system that was rife
politicians” are known for inflicting most densely populated nations. with corruption. In its place the
brutal violence while simultaneously In spite of an overriding anxiety military regime implemented a
upholding vigilante justice—inspir- of exhaustion, there are a few market reform policy of cash con-
ing fear and fantasy. But the term important caveats to the familiar tract farming. Ostensibly meant to
also refers to the diffuse spheres of feelings of despair—a growing improve living conditions for tenant
crime, business, and politics operat- economy, and an uneven, yet farmers, the new system, instead,
ing within a shadow world that is robust, nationalist sentiment— mobilized one of the largest, most
popularly referred to as the rule of which, together, generate revealing successful land rights movements in
the mafia, or “Mafia Raj.” Through paradoxes. In this book, Nusrat South Asia—still active today. In The
intimate stories of the lives of power- Chowdhury offers insights into Ethics of Staying, Mubbashir A. Rizvi
ful and aspiring bosses in India, the so-called Bangladesh Paradox presents an original framework for
Pakistan, and Bangladesh, this book in order to analyze the constitutive understanding this major social
illustrates their personal struggles for contradictions of popular politics. movement, called the Anjuman
sovereignty as they climb the ladder Chowdhury writes provocatively Mazarin Punjab (AMP). The case
of success. Ethnographically tracing about everyday democracy in of AMP provides a unique lens
the particularities of the South Asian Bangladesh in a rich ethnography through which to examine state and
case, the authors theorize what they that studies some of the most society relations in Pakistan. Rizvi
call “the art of bossing,” providing consequential protests of the last also offers a glimpse of Pakistan that
nuanced ideas about crime, corrup- decade. Ultimately, Chowdhury challenges its standard framing as a
tion, and the lure of the strongman makes an original case for the hub of radical militancy, by opening
across the world. crowd as a defining feature and a a window into to the everyday
foundational force of democratic struggles that are often obscured in
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Financializing Poverty Jinnealogy Marked Women
Labor and Risk in Indian Time, Islam, and Ecological The Cultural Politics of Cervical
Microfinance Thought in the Medieval Ruins Cancer in Venezuela
Sohini Kar of Delhi Rebecca G. Martínez
Microfinance is the business of Anand Vivek Taneja Cervical cancer is the third leading
giving small, collateral-free loans to In the ruins of a medieval palace cause of death among women in
poor borrowers that are paid back in Delhi, Indians of all castes and Venezuela, with poor and working-
in frequent intervals with interest. creeds meet to socialize and ask class women bearing the brunt of it.
While for-profit microfinance Islamic jinns for help, writing out Doctors and public health officials
institutions (MFIs) promise social requests as if petitioning the state. regard promiscuity and poor hygiene
and economic empowerment, they At a time when a Hindu right-wing —coded indicators for low class, low
have mainly succeeded at enfolding government in India is committed culture, and bad morals—as risk
the poor—especially women—into to normalizing a view of the past factors for the disease. Drawing on
the vast circuits of global finance. that paints Muslims as oppressors, in-depth fieldwork conducted in two
Financializing Poverty ethnographically Anand Vivek Taneja’s Jinnealogy oncology hospitals in Caracas, Marked
examines how the emergence of provides a fresh vision of religion, Women is an ethnography of women’s
MFIs has allowed financial institu- identity, and sacrality. The ruin, experiences with cervical cancer, the
tions in the city of Kolkata, India, Firoz Shah Kotla, is an unusually doctors and nurses who treat them,
to capitalize on the poverty of its democratic religious space, charac- and the public health officials and
residents. Sohini Kar shows that rigid terized by freewheeling theological administrators who set up intervention
forms of credit risk management conversations, DIY rituals, and the programs. The women, marked as
used by MFIs reproduce the very sanctification of animals. Taneja deviant for their sexual transgressions,
inequality the loans are meant to observes the visitors, who come are not only characterized as engaging
alleviate. Moreover, she argues, the mainly from the Muslim and Dalit in unhygienic, uncultured, and pro-
use of life insurance to manage high neighborhoods of Delhi, using miscuous behaviors, but also become
mortality rates of the poor borrowers their conversations and letters as an embodiments of these very behaviors.
has led to the collateralization of archive of voices so often silenced. Rebecca G. Martínez explores how
life itself. In this enchanted space, he en- epidemiological risk is a socially,
counters a vibrant form of popular culturally, and historically embedded
“Kar has beautifully rendered much
Islam that resists state repression process— and how this enables cervical
hard-won and illuminating ethno-
and challenges postcolonial visions cancer to stigmatize women.
graphic data into compelling prose.”
of India. 296 pages, 2018
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America’s Arab Refugees Poisonous Pandas Ungovernable Life
Vulnerability and Health Chinese Cigarette Manufacturing Mandatory Medicine and
on the Margins in Critical Historical Perspectives Statecraft in Iraq
Marcia C. Inhorn Edited by Matthew Kohrman, Omar Dewachi
This book shines a spotlight on the Gan Quan, Liu Wennan, and Since the British Mandate, Iraqi
plight of resettled Arab refugees Robert N. Proctor governments had invested in
in the ethnic enclave community Over the last fifty years, transna- cultivating Iraq’s medical doctors as
of “Arab Detroit,” Michigan. Arab tional tobacco companies and their agents of statecraft. But recently this
refugees struggle to find employ- allies have fueled a tripling of the has been reversed as thousands of
ment, and those who have fled from world’s annual consumption of Iraqi doctors have left the country
war zones also face several serious cigarettes. At the forefront is the in search of security and careers
health challenges. Marcia C. Inhorn China National Tobacco Corpora- abroad. Ungovernable Life presents
follows refugees suffering reproduc- tion, now producing forty percent the untold story of the rise and fall
tive health problems requiring in of cigarettes sold globally. What of Iraqi “mandatory medicine”—and
vitro fertilization (IVF). Without of the destruction of Iraq itself.
has enabled the manufacturing of
money to afford costly IVF services, It illustrates how imperial modes
cigarettes in China to flourish even
Arab refugee couples are caught of governance, from the British
amidst public condemnation of
in a state of “reproductive exile.” Mandate to the U.S. interventions,
smoking? In Poisonous Pandas, an
America’s Arab Refugees questions have been contested, maintained,
interdisciplinary group of scholars
America’s responsibility for, and and unraveled through medicine
comes together to tell that story. and healthcare. Omar Dewachi
commitment to, Arab refugees, They offer novel portraits of people
mounting a powerful call to end the challenges common accounts of
within the Chinese polity who Iraq’s alleged political unruliness
violence in the Middle East, assist have experimentally revamped the and ungovernability, bringing forth
war orphans and uprooted families, country’s pre-Communist cigarette a deeper understanding of how
and take better care of Arab refugees supply chain and fitfully expanded medicine and power shape life.
in this country. its political, economic, and cul-
“A remarkable and original analysis
“Inhorn has expertly woven the trau- tural influence. These portraits
of the modern history of Iraq through
matic experiences of Arab refugees to cut against the grain of what its medical institutions and practices
the United States with racial disparity contemporary tobacco-control from their close involvement in state
and poverty in America. A story that experts typically study, opening formation and function to the
must be told, and read.” a vital new window on the global
tobacco industry. unraveling of governance under wars,
—Salmaan Keshavjee, sanctions, and invasions.”
Harvard Medical School STUDIES OF THE WALTER H.
—Sami Zubaida,
SHORENSTEIN ASIA-PACIFIC Birkbeck, University of London
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Social by Nature
The Promise and Peril of
Catherine Bliss
Sociogenomics has rapidly become Anchor Babies and the Living Emergency
one of the trendiest sciences of Challenge of Birthright Israel’s Permit Regime in
the new millennium. In Social by Citizenship the Occupied West Bank
Nature, Catherine Bliss recognizes Yael Berda
the promise of this interdisciplinary Leo R. Chavez
young science, but also questions Leo R. Chavez explores the question In 1991, the Israeli government
its implications for the future. of birthright citizenship, and of introduced emergency legislation
As she points out, the claim that citizenship in the United States canceling the general exit permit
genetic similarities cause groups of writ broadly, to counter the often- that allowed Palestinians to enter
people to behave in similar ways hyperbolic claims surrounding so- Israel. Today, Israel’s permit regime
is not new—and a dark history of called anchor babies. He considers for Palestinians is one of the world’s
eugenics warns us of its dangers. By how this term is used as a political most extreme and complex appara-
exposing the shockinßg parallels dog whistle, how changes in the tuses for population management. In
between sociogenomics and older, legal definition of citizenship have Living Emergency, Yael Berda brings
affected the children of immigrants readers inside the permit regime, and
long-discredited, sciences, Bliss
over time, and, ultimately, how offers a first-hand account of how the
persuasively argues for a more
U.S.-born citizens still experience Israeli secret service, government,
thoughtful public reception of any
trauma if they live in families with and military civil administration
study that reduces human nature to
undocumented immigrants. By control the Palestinian population.
a mere sequence of genes.
examining this pejorative term in “Living Emergency is a ground-
“An impressive, timely, and critically its political, historical, and social breaking analysis of the bureaucracy
important book and the first contexts, Chavez calls upon us to of occupation. And in Yael Berda,
scholarly work to take stock of exorcise it from public discourse this intricate and obfuscated bureau-
what the genomics turn means for and work toward building a more cracy has met its match: Her
the social sciences.” inclusive nation. meticulous research and brilliant
—Alondra Nelson, “Analytically sharp, powerfully insights call on us all to acknowledge
Columbia University
written, and cogently argued, this the ways in which the contemporary
304 pages, 2018 important book is essential reading rule of officials has developed across
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—Eyal Weizman,
—Roberto G. Gonzales, University of London
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From Boas to Black Power Divine Variations SECOND EDITION

Racism, Liberalism, and How Christian Thought Cultures@SiliconValley
American Anthropology Became Racial Science J. A. English-Lueck
Mark David Anderson Terence Keel Since the initial publication of
From Boas to Black Power investi- Divine Variations offers a new Cultures@SiliconValley fourteen years
gates how U.S. cultural anthropolo- account of the development of ago, much has changed in Silicon
gists wrote about race, racism, and scientific ideas about race. Covering Valley. The corporate landscape has
“America” in the 20th century as the last three centuries of scientific shifted, with tech giants like Google,
a window into the greater project thought and debate, Terence Keel Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter
of U.S. anti-racist liberalism. An- reveals the persistent links between vying for space and attention. Daily
thropology as a discipline and the pre-modern Christian thought and life for all but the highest echelon
American project share a common contemporary scientific perceptions has been altered by new perceptions
origin: their very foundations are of human difference. Despite modern of scarcity, risk, and shortage. The
built upon white supremacy, and biology’s ostensible shift towards second edition of Cultures@Silicon
both are still reckoning with their scientific naturalism, objectivity, Valley brings the story of technological
racist legacies. In this groundbreak- and value neutrality, contemporary saturation and global cultural diversity
ing intellectual history of anti- scientific theories of race are not a up to the present. J. A. English-Lueck
racism within twentieth-century departure from but, rather, an exten- provides readers with a host of new
cultural anthropology, Mark David sion of Christian intellectual history. ethnographic stories, documenting
Anderson starts with the legacy Keel demonstrates that Christian the latest expansions of Silicon Valley
of Franz Boas and Ruth Benedict ideas about creation, ancestry, to San Francisco and beyond. She
and universalism helped form the explores how changes in technology
and continues through the post-
basis of modern accounts of human impact work, family, and community
war and Black Power movement
biodiversity. This book challenges life. Ultimately, the inhabitants of
to the birth of the Black Studies
the notion of science and religion Silicon Valley illustrate in microcosm
discipline, exploring the problem
as mutually exclusive intellectual the social and cultural identity of
“America” represents for liberal
domains. the future.
anti-racism. From Boas to Black
Power provides a major rethinking “Divine Variations offers us insightful
“J. A. English-Lueck shows us the
of anthropological anti-racism as a new ways of thinking about the
Valley as it really is: risky, diverse,
project that, in step with the Amer- historical relations between science
cosmopolitan, and complex. Simply
ican racial liberalism it helped and religion.”
—Peter Harrison, the best study of Silicon Valley’s many
create, paradoxically maintained author of The Territories of cultures that I know.”
white American hegemony. Science and Religion —Fred Turner,
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When Melodies Gather
Samuel Liebhaber
The Mahra people of the southern Arabian 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 the course of
several years. Based on this material, Liebhaber a
blueprint for poetry classification across the lan-
guage family. Each poem is embedded in a conceptual framework that highlights formal
similarities between them and recapitulates how Mahri poets craft poems and how their
audiences are primed to receive them.
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Filming Revolution
Alisa Lebow
Filming Revolution investigates documentary and
independent filmmaking in Egypt since 2011,
bringing together the collective wisdom and
creative strategies of thirty filmmakers, artists,
activists, and archivists. Rather than merely
building an archive of video interviews, Alisa
Lebow constructs a collaborative project, joining
her interviewees in conversation to investigate questions about the evolving format
of political filmmaking. The innovative constellatory design of Filming Revolution
makes an aesthetic commentary about the experience of the revolution, its fragmented
development, and its shifting meanings, thereby advancing arguments about political
documentary via both content and form.

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