Cultural Anthropology

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Wonder in South Asia

A comparative study of wonder in South Asian religions.

Soft Science Sustainability

By Ragnhild Utheim
Subjects: Education

Multifaceted exploration of the dimensions of education for climate justice.

Awakening a Living World on a Kūṭiyāṭṭam Stage

Explores the cultural dynamics of this ancient form of Sanskrit theater.

Wonder in South Asia

A comparative study of wonder in South Asian religions.

The Festival of Indra

Details the textual and performative history of the South Asian festival of Indra and its role in the development of classical Hinduism.

Global Libidinal Economy

Claims unconscious desire plays a constitutive role in global political economy.

Replanting Cultures

Provides a theoretical and practical guide to community-engaged scholarship with Indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada.

The Cultural Power of Personal Objects

Edited by Jared Kemling
Subjects: Philosophy

Historical and theoretical discussions that describe and reflect on personal objects from a variety of perspectives.

Mayalogue

Offers a strong critique of traditional anthropological studies from an Indigenous and postcolonial perspective.

Nine Nights of Power

Explores the rich diversity of narratives, rituals, and participants connected with one of the most important celebrations for Hindus in South Asia and in the diaspora.

Till Kingdom Come

By Lokesh Ohri
Subjects: Asian Studies

The first book to offer a detailed framework, a fine-grained history, and an analytically nuanced understanding of one of the rarest branches of Hindu worship.

From World Religions to Axial Civilizations and Beyond

Essays in the field of comparative world religions and corresponding axial civilizations.

Words of Destiny

Investigates the professional practices of astrologers in urban India and their popularity among the educated middle and upper classes.

Coming Together

Archaeologists, anthropologists, and classicists discuss how urbanization first emerged in strikingly different sociopolitical contexts in North America, Europe, and the Near East.

The Future of (Post)Socialism

Explores the current and future trajectories of the paradigm of postsocialism.

Nine Nights of the Goddess

Explores the contemporary nature and the diverse narratives, rituals, and performances of the Navarātri Festival.

Looking with Robert Gardner

Assesses the range and magnitude of Robert Gardner’s achievements as a filmmaker, photographer, writer, educator, and champion of independent cinema.

The Creation of Wing Chun

Looks at southern Chinese martial arts traditions and how they have become important to local identity and narratives of resistance.

Mappila Muslim Culture

Thorough exploration of the distinct culture of the Mappila Muslims of Kerala, India.

Sweet Burdens

By Sveta Roberman
Subjects: Sociology

Examines the lives of recent Russian-Jewish immigrants in Germany.

These Bones Shall Rise Again

David N. Keightley’s seminal essays on the origins of Chinese society are brought together in one volume.

Indigenous North American Drama

Traces the historical dimensions of Native North American drama using a critical perspective.

Let Spirit Speak!

Edited by Vanessa K. Valdés
Subjects: Area Studies

Interdisciplinary celebration of the cultural contributions of members of the African Diaspora in the Western hemisphere.

Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline, Second Edition

New edition of Aihwa Ong’s classic ethnographic study of Malay women factory workers.

Victorian Fetishism

Examines the importance of fetishism in nineteenth-century cultural theory.