Anthropology and Mission 52

Review of Books
(by Othmar Gächter and Vinsensius Adi Gunawan)


Omar, Irfan A., and Michael K. Duffey (eds.): Peacemaking and the Challenge of Violence in World Religions. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell Publishers, 2015. 242 pp. ISBN 978-1-118-95342-6. (pbk)

Premawardhana, Shanta (ed.): Religious Conversion. Religion Scholars Thinking Together. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell Publishers, 2015. 221 pp. ISBN 978-1-118-97237-03. (pbk)

Stanislaus, Lazar T., and Martin Ueffing (eds.): Intercultural Living (vol. 1). Siegburg: Franz Schmitt Verlag; Delhi: ISPCK, 2015. 362 pp. ISBN 978-81-8465-483-7 (pbk); Intercultural Mission (vol. 2): Siegburg: Franz Schmitt Verlag; Delhi: ISPCK, 2015. 446 pp. ISBN 978-81-8465-491-2. (pbk)

Währisch-Oblau, Claudia, and Henning Wrogemann (eds.): Witchcraft, Demons, and Deliverance. A Global Conversation on an Intercultural Challenge. Münster: Lit Verlag, 2015. 324 pp. ISBN 978-3-643-90657-1. (pbk)

Singleton, Michael: Confessions d’un anthropologue. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2015. 306 pp. ISBN 978-2-343-05972-3. (pbk)

Jackson, Michael, and Albert Piette (eds.): What is Existential Anthropology? New York: Berghahn Books, 2015. 248 pp. ISBN 978-1-78238-636-0. (hbk)

Miville, Marie L., and Angela D. Ferguson (eds.): Handbook of Race-Ethnicity and Gender in Psychology. New York: Springer, 2014. 412 pp. ISBN 978-1-4614-8859-0. (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)

Prendergast, David, and Chiara Garattini (eds.): Aging and the Digital Live Course. New York: Berghahn Books, 2015. 289 pp. ISBN 978-1-78238-691-9. (hbk)

Beliso-De Jesús, Aisha M.: Electric Santería. Racial and Sexual Assemblages of Transnational Religion. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015. 282 pp. ISBN: 978-0-231-17317-9. (pbk)

Bernal, Victoria: Nation as Network. Diaspora, Cyberspace and Citizenship. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2014. 199 pp. ISBN 978-0-226-14481-8. (pbk)

Gifford, Paul: Christianity, Development, and Modernity in Africa. London: Hurst and Company, 2015. 187 pp. ISBN 978-1-84904-477-6. (pbk)

Lee, Christopher J.: Unreasonable Histories. Nativism, Multiracial Lives, and the Genealogical Imagination in British Africa. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014. 346 pp. ISBN 978-0-8223-5725-4. (pbk)

Morton, Christopher, and Darren Newbury (eds.): The African Photographic Archive. Research and Curatorial Strategies. London: Bloomsbury, 2015. 245 pp. ISBN 978-1-4725-9124-1. (hbk)

Skinner, Ryan Thomas: Bamako Sounds. The Afropolitan Ethics of Malian Music. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015. 233 pp. ISBN 978-0-8166-9350-4. (pbk)

Maïkoubou, Dingamtoudji: Les Ngambayes. Une société de la Savane arborée du Tchad. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2015. 250 pp. ISBN 978-2-343-03837-7. (pbk)

Plancke, Carine: Flux, rencontres et émergences affectives. Pratiques chantées et dansées chez les Punu du Congo-Brazzaville. Toulouse: Presses universitaires du Mirail, 2014. 418 pp. ISBN 978-2-8107-0306-7. (pbk)

Merten, Kai: Trommeln am Tana ‒ Die indigene Religion der Pokomo in Kenia. Eine Rekonstruktion anhand von Aufzeichnungen Neukirchner Missionare. Münster: Lit Verlag, 2015. 292 pp. ISBN 978-3-643-12799-0. (pbk)

Mildnerová, Katerina: From Where Does the Bad Wind Blow? Spiritual Healing and Witchcraft in Lusaka, Zambia. Münster: Lit Verlag, 2015. 315 pp. ISBN 978-3-643-90273-3. (pbk)

Kruessmann, Thomas (ed.): Gender in Modern Central Asia. Münster: Lit Verlag, 2015. 164 pp. ISBN 978-3-643-90676-2. (pbk)

Hawley, John Stratton: A Storm of Songs. India and the Idea of the Bhakti Movement. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015. 438 pp. ISBN 978-0-674-18746-7. (hbk)

Tokoro, Ikuya (ed.): Islam and Cultural Diversity in Southeast Asia. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), 2015. 298 pp. ISBN 978-4-86337-182-8. (pbk)

Brown, Rebecca M., and Deborah S. Hutton (eds.): A Companion to Asian Art and Architecture. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell Publishers, 2015. 668 pp. ISBN 978-1-119-01953-4. (pbk)

Reid, Anthony: A History of Southeast Asia. Critical Crossroads. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell Publishers, 2015. 450 pp. ISBN 978-1-118-51300-2. (pbk)

Joniak-Lüthi, Agnieszka: The Han. China’s Diverse Majority. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2015. 187 pp. ISBN 978-0-295-99467-3. (hbk)

Schwieger, Peter: The Dalai Lama and the Emperor of China. A Political History of the Tibetan Institution of Reincarnation. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015. 342 pp. ISBN 978-0-231-16852-6. (hbk)

Spiller, Henry: Javaphilia. American Love Affairs with Javanese Music and Dance. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2015. 268 pp. ISBN 978-0-8248-4094-5. (hbk)

Herrmans, Isabell: Ritual Retellings. Luangan Healing Performances through Practice. New York: Berghahn Books, 2015. 294 pp. ISBN 978-1-78238-564-6. (hbk)

Neumann, Klaus: Across the Seas. Australia’s Response to Refugees ‒ A History. Melbourne: Black Inc., 2015. 358 pp. ISBN 978-1-86395-735-9. (pbk)

Jokic, Zeljko: The Living Ancestors. Shamanism, Cosmos, and Cultural Change among the Yanomami of the Upper Orinoco. New York: Berghahn Books, 2015. 280 pp. ISBN 978-1-78238-817-3. (hbk)

O’Connor, Erin E.: Mothers Making Latin America. Gender, Households, and Politics since 1825. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell Publishers, 2014. 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-118-27144-5. (pbk)


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

Goett, Jennifer: Securing Social Difference. Militarization and Sexual Violence in an Afro-Nicaraguan Com-munity. American Ethnologist 42. 2015/3: 475–489.

Di Giminiani, Piergiorgio: The Becoming of Ancestral Land. American Ethnologist 42. 2015/3: 490–503.

Francis-Tan, Andrew, and Maria Tannuri-Pianto: Inside the Black Box. Affirmative Action and the Social Construction of Race in Brazil. Ethnic and Racial Studies 38. 2015/15: 2771–2790.

Combès, Isabelle: Itatines y Guarayos (Oriente boliviano, siglos XVI-XVIII). Anthropos 110. 2015/2: 361–382.

Kapusta, Jan: The Maya Pilgrimage to the Black Christ. A Phenomenology of Journey, Sacrifice, and Renewal. Anthropos 111. 2016/1: 83–98.

Luttmann, Ilsemargret: Die kongolesischen sapeurs zwischen Marginalisierung und celebrity Kult. Anthropos 111. 2016: 21–47.

Oesterdiekhoff, Georg W.: Magical Causation of Death in Archaic Societies. Cultural Anthropology in the Light of the Cognitive-Developmental Approach, Exemplified by the Scrutiny of Causes and Consequences of the Mystical Interpretation of the Death. Anthropos 111. 2016: 224–238.

Herriman, Nicholas: The Morbid Nexus: Reciprocity and Sorcery in Rural East Java. The Australian Journal of Anthropology 26. 2015: 255‒275.

Venugopal, Rajesh: Demonic Violence and Moral Panic in Postwar Sri Lanka: Explaining the Grease Devil Crisis. The Journal of Asian Studies 74. 2015/3: 615‒637.

Leach, James: The Death of a Drum: Objects, Persons, and Changing Social Form on the Rai Coast of Papua New Guinea. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 21. 2015: 620‒640.

August 2016