Anthropology and Mission 51

Review of Books
(by Othmar Gächter)

 

Stephenson, Bary: Ritual. A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 126 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-994352-4. (pbk)


Hinde, Christine: Ethnography for the Internet. Embedded, Embodied and Everyday. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015. 221 pp. ISBN 978-0-85785-570-1. (pbk)


Idler, Ellen L. (ed.): Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 445 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-936221-9. (pbk)


Behrend, Heike, Anja Dreschke, and Martin Zillinger (eds.): Trance Mediums and New Media. Spirit Possession in the Age of Technical Reproduction. New York: Fordham University Press, 2015. 380 pp. ISBN 978-0-8232-5381-4. (pbk)


Jacobs, Karen, Chantal Knowles, and Chris Wingfield (eds.): Trophies, Relics and Curios? Missionary Heritage from Africa and the Pacific. Leiden: Sidestone Press, 2015. 218 pp. ISBN 978-90-8890-271-0. (pbk)


Barthe, Christine, and Xavier Barral (eds.): Martin Gusinde: The Lost Tribes of Tierra del Fuego. Selk’nam, Yamana, Kawésqar. London: Thames and Hudson, 2015. 299 pp. ISBN 978-0-500-54446-4. (hbk)


Chanson, P., Y. Droz, Y. N. Gez, et E. Soares (éds.): Mobilité religieuse. Retours croisés des Afriques aux Amériques. Paris: Éditions Karthala, 2014. 248 pp. ISBN 978-2-8111-1188-5. (pbk)


Carrier, James G., and Don Kalb (eds.): Anthropologies of Class. Power, Practice and Inequality. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 232 pp. ISBN 978-1-107-08741-5. (hbk)


Lipset, David, and Richard Handler (eds.): Vehicles. Cars, Canoes, and Other Metaphors of Moral Imagination. New York: Berghahn Books, 2014. 214 pp. ISBN 978-1-78238-375-8. (hbk)


Brulotte, Ronda L., and Michael A. Di Giovine (eds.): Edible Identities. Food as Cultural Heritage. Surrey: Ashgate Publishing, 2014. 237 pp. ISBN 978-1-4094-4263-9. (hbk)


Collinson, Paul, and Helen Macbeth (eds.): Food in Zones of Conflict. Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives. New York: Berghahn Books, 2014. 235 pp. ISBN 978-1-78238-403-8 (hbk)


Mvone-Ndong, Simone-Pierre E.: Médecine traditionnelle et médecine scientifique. Pour une médecine interculturelle en Afrique. Paris. L’Harmattan, 2014. 190 pp. ISBN 978-2-343-05252-6. (pbk)


Geissler, P. Wenzel (ed.): Para-States and Medical Science. Making African Global Health. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015. 369 pp. ISBN 978-0-8223-5749-0. (pbk)


Hankela, Elina: Ubuntu, Migration and Ministry. Being Human in a Johannesburg Church. Leiden: Brill, 2014. 421 pp. ISBN 978-90-04-27186-9. (pbk)


Skjortnes, Marianne: Restoring Dignity in Rural and Urban Madagascar. On How Religion Creates New Life-Stories. New York: Peter Lang, 2014. 183 pp. ISBN 978-1-4331-2400-6. (hbk)


Hinton, Devon E., and Alexander L. Hinton (eds.): Genocide and Mass Violence. Memory, Symptom, and Recovery. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 434 pp. ISBN 978-1-107-06954-1. (hbk)


Carney, J.J.: Rwanda before the Genocide. Catholic Politics and Ethnic Discourse in the Late Colonial Era. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 343 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-998227-1. (hbk)


Whyte, Susan Reynolds (ed.): Second Chances. Surviving Aids in Uganda. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014. 308 pp. ISBN 978-0-8223-5808-4. (pbk)


Miran-Guyon, Marie: Guerres mystiques en Côte d’Ivoire. Religion, patriotisme, violence (2002–2013). Paris: Éditions Karthala, 2015. 367 pp. ISBN 978-2-8111-1216-5. (pbk)


Kingolo Luzingu, Michel, SVD: La rue terre d’asile, terre d’immigration. Généalogie et pratiques des stratégies de survie des enfants de la rue d’Afrique. Achères: Dagon Éditions, 2015. 254 pp. ISBN 978-29-19612-66-6. (pbk)


Adebanwi, Wale: Yorùbá Elites and the Ethnic Politics in Nigeria. Ọbáfémi Awólówò and Corporate Agency. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 295 pp. ISBN 978-1-107-05422-6. (hbk)


Raeymaekers, Timothy: Violent Capitalism and Hybrid Identity in the Eastern Congo. Power to the Margins. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 191 pp. ISBN 978-1-107-08207-6. (hbk)


Blanco, Maria-José, and Ricarda Vidal (eds.): The Power of Death. Contemporary Reflections on Death in Western Society. New York: Berghahn Books, 2015. 260 pp. ISBN 978-1-78238-433-5. (hbk)


Adefarakan, Temitope E.: The Souls of Yoruba Folk. Indigeneity, Race, and Critical Spiritual Literacy in the African Diaspora. New York: Peter Lang, 2015. 169 pp. ISBN 978-1-4331-2608-6. (pbk)


Bongiorno, Vito: Ensayo sobre el lenguaje ritual. La adivinación en quechua y en aimara. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2015. 272 pp. ISBN 978-3-631-64424-9. (hbk)


Mols, Luitgard, and Marjo Buitelaar (eds.): Hajj. Global Interactions through Pilgrimage. Leiden: Sidestone Press, 2015. 239 pp. ISBN 978-90-8890-285-7. (pbk)


Chebel, Malek: L’Inconscient de l’islam. Réflexions sur l’interdit, la faute et la transgression. Paris: CNRS Éditions, 2015. 123 pp. ISBN 978-2-271-08586-3. (pbk)


LaDousa, Chaise: Hindi Is Our Ground, English Is Our Sky. Education, Language, and Social Class in Contemporary India. New York: Berghahn Books, 2014. ISBN 978-1-78238-232-4. (hbk)


Otten, Tina, and Uwe Skoda (eds.): Dialogues with Gods. Possession in Middle Indian Rituals. Berlin: Weißensee Verlag, 2014. 295 pp. ISBN 978-3-89998-222-0. (pbk)


Laksana, Albertus Bagus: Muslim and Catholic Pilgrimage Practices. Explorations through Java. Surrey: Ashgate Publishing, 2014. 252 pp. ISBN 978-1-4094-6396-2. (hbk)


Abanes, Menandro Sarion: Ethno-Religious Identification and Intergroup Contact Avoidance. An Empirical Study on Christian-Muslim Relation in the Philippines. Berlin: Lit Verlag, 2014. 298 pp. ISBN 978-3-643-90580-2. (pbk)


Zang, Xiaowei: Ethnicity in China. A Critical Introduction. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2015. 236 pp. ISBN 978-0-7456-5360-0. (pbk)


Goodman, David S. G.: Class in Contemporary China. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2014. 233 pp. ISBN 978-0-7456-5337-2. (pbk)

  

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

Walker, Harry: Justice and the Dark Arts: Law and Shamanism in Amazonia. American Anthropologist 117. 2015/1: 47–58.


Howell, Brian M.: Anthropology and the Making of Billy Graham. Evangelism and Anthropology in the 20-th Century. American Anthropologist 117. 2015/1: 59–70


Badaró, Máximo: “One of the Guys: Military Women, Paradoxical Individuality, and the Transformation of the Argentine Army. American Anthropologist 117. 2015/1: 86–99.


Bejarano Vargas, Eric Javier: “Etnización de lo político”. Inclusión y exclusión en el escenario político: El Movimiento Armado Quintín Lame (MAQL), 1984–1991. KLA Working Papers 11. 2014: 1–22.


Bird-David, Nurit: The Social Life of an Ethnonym. The “Kattu Nayaka” of South India. Asian Ethnology 73. 2014/1–2: 139–153.


George, Nicole: ‘Starting with a Prayer’: Women, Faith, and Security in Fiji. Oceania 85. 2015/1: 119–131.


Wessing, Robert: Celebrations of Life. The Gendhing Seblang of Banyuwangi, East Jawa. Bulletin l’École Française d’Extrême-Orient 99. 2014: 155–225.


Alter, Joseph S.: Gattungswesen – The Ecology of Species-Being. Alienation, Biosemiotics, and Social Theory. Anthropos 110. 2015/2: 515–531.


Marlow, Michael: “It Is Like Mathematics”! How to Influence the Universe with a Khatim (Islamic Seal). Anthropos 110. 2015/2: 477–488.


Ray, Celeste: Paying the Rounds at Ireland’s Holy Wells. Anthropos 110. 2015/2: 415–432.


September 2015