Prof. Christopher Krupa’s new co-edited (with David Nugent of Emory University) volume, State Theory and Andean Politics: New Approaches to the Study of Rule, has just been published by The University of Pennsylvania Press. Focusing on the everyday, extraofficial, and frequently invisible or partially concealed permutations of rule in the lives of Andean people, the essays in this collection explore the material and cultural processes by which states come to appear as real and tangible parts of everyday life. Includes contributions from ten Andeanist scholars and theoretical engagements from Akhil Gupta and Gyanendra Pandey. Further details at http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/15370.html
Looking Back, Moving Forward: Transformation and Ethical Practice in the Ghanaian Church of Pentecost has just been published by University of Toronto Press. The book uses the anthropology of Chirstiantiy and ethics to explore how Ghanaian Pentecostals resolve the contradictions of their own faith while remaining faithful to their religious identity. Learn more and purchase the paperback at a 30% discount at http://www.utppublishing.com/Looking-Back-Moving-Forward-Transformation-and-Ethical-Practice-in-the-Ghanaian-Church-of-Pentecost.html
Congratulations to PhD Candidate Emily Hertzman for her recent publication appearing in the Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies (ASEAS). Issue 7.2 on Imagining Indonesia includes Emily’s article titled “Returning to the Kampung Halaman: Limitations of Cosmopolitan Transnational Aspirations among Hakka Chinese Indonesians Overseas.” For further info and to download a pdf of the article, visit http://www.seas.at/our-journal-aseas/browse-issues/aseas-72/
Prof. Katie Kilroy-Marac has an article that will be appearing in the September 2014 edition of Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry. Titled “Of Shifting Economies and Making Ends Meet: The Changing Role of the Accompagnant at the Fann Psychiatric Clinic in Dakar, Senegal”, the article abstract can be viewed at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11013-014-9386-7 and will appear in print in Vol. 38, Issue 3, pp. 427-447.
Prof. Tania Li’s new book, Land’s End: Capitalist Relations on an Indigenous Frontier, is currently being printed and will be available from Duke University Press and the various Amazons in late July/early August.
If you’d like to consider it for teaching, you can request an exam copy from Duke at http://www.dukeupress.edu/Educators/examcopies.php
The book is accessible for readers who don’t have much background in anthropology/agrarian studies/Asia. Prof. Li is currently working on a short youtube slideshow with pictures, which will soon be accessible from her profile website at https://anthropology.utoronto.ca/people/faculty/tania-li/
Further info available from Tania Li’s Book Website, here.
Prof. Krista Maxwell has an article that will be appearing in the June 2014 edition of Transcultural Psychiatry. Titled “Historicizing Historical Trauma Theory, Troubling the Trans-Generational Transmission Paradigm”, the abstract and full article can be read at http://tps.sagepub.com/content/51/3/407.abstract.html or on Prof. Maxwell’s academia.edu profile. The article will appear in print in Vol. 51, Issue 3, pp. 406-434.