Anthropology and Mission 48

Review of Books
(by Ivan Lobo and Othmar Gächter)


Boddy, Janice, and Michael Lambek (eds.): A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. 567 pp. 978-0-470-67332-4. (hbk)

Tomalin, Emma: Religions and Development. London: Routledge, 2013. 279 pp. 978-0-415-61350-7. (pbk)

Marten, Michael, and Katja Neumann (eds.): Saints and Cultural Trans-/Mission. Sankt Augustin: Academia Verlag, 2013. 200 pp. 978-3-89665-621-6. (pbk)

Sumegi, Angela: Understanding Death. An Introduction to Ideas of Self and the Afterlife in World Religions. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. 266 pp. 978-1-4051-5371-3. (pbk)

Wijsen, Frans: Religious Discourse, Social Cohesion and Conflict. Studying Muslim-Christian Relations. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2013. 219 pp. 978-3-0343-0944-8. (pbk)

Marshall, Katherine: Global Institutions of Religion. Ancient Movers, Modern Shakers. London: Routledge, 2013. 219 pp. 978-0-415-78045-2. (pbk)

Appadurai, Arjun: The Future as Cultural Fact. Essays on the Global Condition. London: Verso, 2013. 328 pp. ISBN 978-1-84467-982-9. (pbk)

Clifford, James: Returns. Becoming Indigenous in the Twenty-First Century. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013. 366 pp. ISBN 978-0-674-72492-1. (hbk)

Sahlins, Marshall: What Kinship Is – And Is Not. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2013. 110 pp. 978-0-226-92512-7. (hbk)

Laidlaw, James: The Subject of Virtue. An Anthropology of Ethics and Freedom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 258 pp. 978-1-107-69731-7. (pbk)

Van Wolputte, Steven (ed.): Borderlands and Frontiers in Africa. Münster: Lit Verlag, 2013. 240 pp. 978-3-643-90333-4. (pbk)

Bollig, Michael, Michael Schnegg, and Hans-Peter Wotzka (eds.): Pastoralism in Africa. Past, Present and Future. New York: Berghahn Books, 2013. 525 pp. 978-0-85745-908-4. (hbk)

MacGaffey, Wyatt: Chiefs, Priests, and Praise-Singers: History, Politics, and Land Ownership in Northern Ghana. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013. 227 pp. 978-0-8139-3386-3. (hbk)

Krings, Matthias and Onookome Okome (eds.): Global Nollywood. The Transnational Dimensions of an African Video Film Industry. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013. 371 pp. 978-0-253-00935-7. (pbk)

Omeje, Kenneth, and Tricia Redeker Hepner (eds.): Conflict and Peacebuilding in the African Great Lakes Region. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013. 245 pp. 978-0-253-00842-8. (pbk)

Mibenge, Chiseche Salome: Sex and International Tribunals. The Erasure of Gender from the War Narrative. Philadelphia: Philadelphia University Press, 2013. 237 pp. 978-0-8122-4518-9. (hbk)

Ross, Robert, Marja Hinfelaar, and Iva Peša (eds.): The Objects of Life in Central Africa. The History of Consumption and Social Change, 1840-1980. Leiden: Brill, 2013. 283 pp. 978-90-04-25490-9. (pbk)

Zips-Mairitsch, Manuela (ed.): Lost Lands? (Land) Rights of the San in Botswana and the Legal Concept of Indigeneity in Africa. Wien: Lit Verlag, 2013. 430 pp. 978-3-643-90244-3. (pbk)

Renne, Elisha P. (ed.): Veiling in Africa. Bloomington: Indiana University Press; 2013. 238 pp. 978-0-253-00820-6. (pbk)

Datta, Birendranath: Cultural Contours of North-east India. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2013. 255 pp. 978-0-19-807557-8. (hbk)

Channa, Subhadra Mitra: Gender in South Asia. Social Imagination and Constructed Realities. Delhi: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 228 pp. 978-1-107-04361-9. (hbk)

Guha, Sumit: Beyond Caste. Identity and Power in South Asia, Past and Present. Leiden: Brill, 2013. 236 pp. 978-90-04-24918-9. (hbk)

Derichs, Claudia, and Mark R. Thompson (eds.): Dynasties and Female Political Leaders in Asia. Gender, Power and Pedigree. Münster: Lit Verlag, 2013. 388 pp. 978-3-643-90320-4. (pbk)

Daniels, Timothy P. (ed.): Performance, Popular Culture, and Piety in Muslim Southeast Asia. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 226 pp. 978-1-137-32002-5. (hbk)

Rutherford, Danilyn: Laughing at Leviathan. Sovereignty and Audience in West Papua. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012. 301 pp. 978-0-226-73198-8. (pbk)

Von Poser, Anita: Foodways and Empathy. Relatedness in a Ramu River Society, Papua New Guinea. New York: Berghahn Books, 2013. 274 pp. 978-0-85745-919-0. (hbk)

Bejarano, Eric Javier, Marc-André Grebe, David Grewe, and Nadja Lobensteiner (eds.): Movilizando etnicidad. Políticas de identidad en contienda en las Américas: pasado y presente. Madrid: Iberoamericana, 2013. 270 pp. 978-84-8489-732-3. (pbk)
Schurr, Carolin: Performing Politics, Making Space: A Visual Ethnography of Political Change in Ecuador. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2013. 213 pp. 978-3-515-10466-1. (pbk)

Rodriguez, Evelyn Ibatan: Celebrating Debutantes and Quinceañeras. Coming of Age in American Ethnic Communities. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2013. 214 pp. 978-1-4399-0628-6. (pbk)

Holmes, Seth M.: Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies. Migrant Farmworkers in the United States. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013. 234 pp. 978-0-520-27514-0. (pbk)

Allerton, Catherine: Potent Landscapes. Place and Mobility in Eastern Indonesia. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2013. 223 pp. 978-0-8248-3800-3

Couderc, Pascal, and Kenneth Sillander (eds.): Ancestors in Borneo Societies. Death, Transformation, and Social Immortality: Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2012. 390 pp. 978-87-7694-092-8. (pbk)

Hämmerle, Johannes: Lawaendröna. Die Hoffnung auf ein Weiterleben nach dem Tod auf der Insel Nias, Indonesien. Gunungsitoli: Yayasan Pusaka Nias, 2013. 178 pp. 978-602-95999-5-4. (pbk)

Ricklefs, Merle C.: Islamisation and Its Opponents in Java. A Political, Social, Cultural and Religious History, c. 1930 to the Present. Singapore: NUS Press, 2012. 576 pp. 978-9971-69-631-3. (pbk)

Widiyanto, Asfa: Ritual and Leadership in the Subud Brotherhood and the Tariqa Qadiriyya wa Naqshbandiyya. Berlin: Eb-Verlag, 2012. 383 pp. 978-3-86893-027-6. (pbk)



Review of Articles
(by Joachim G. Piepke, Dariusz Piwowarczyk, and Vinsensius Adi Gunawan)


Feagin, Joe, and Sean Elias: Rethinking Racial Formation Theory: A Systemic Racism Critique. Ethnic and Racial Studies 36.2013: 931–960.

Marshall, David: Muhammad in Contemporary Christian Theological Reflection. Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations 24.2013: 161–172.

Lois-González, Rubén C.: The Camino de Santiago and Its Contemporary Renewal: Pilgrims, Tourists, and Territorial Identities. Culture and Religion 14.2013: 8–22.

Zaloznaya, Marina: Beyond Anti-Corruptionism: Sociological Imagination and Comparative Study of Corruption. Comparative Sociology 12.2013: 705–751.

Köllner, Tobias: Businessmen, Priests, and Parishes. Religious Individualization and Privatization in Russia. Archives des sciences sociales des religions 162. 2013: 37-53.

Steenbrink, Karel: Dutch Colonial Containment of Islam in Manggarai, West-Flores, in Favour of Catholicism, 1907–1942. Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde 169.2013: 104–124.

Carnegie, Michelle: Intermarriage and Reciprocal Household Exchange Practices in a Mixed Community in Roti, Indonesia. The Australian Journal of Anthropology 24. 2013: 81-98.

Vogt, Wendy A.: Crossing Mexico: Structural Violence and the Commodification of Undocumented Central American Migrants. American Ethnologist 40.2013: 764 – 780.

Chinchilla Mazariegos, Osvaldo: Tecum, the Fallen Sun. Mesoamerican Cosmogony and the Spanish Conquest of Guatemala. Ethnohistory 60.2013: 693–719.

Jaffe, Rivke: The Hybrid State. Crime and Citizenship in Urban Jamaica. American Ethnologist 40.2013: 734–748.

February 2014