Anthropology and Mission 54

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


Becker, Judith (ed.): European Missions in Contact Zones. Transformation through Interaction in a (Post-) Colonial World. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, 2015. 293 pp. ISBN 978-3-525-10141-4.

Veer, Peter van der: The Value of Comparison. Durham: Duke University Press, 2016. 192 pp. ISBN 978-0-8223-6158-9. (pbk)

Hüsken, Ute, and Udo Simon (eds.): The Ambivalence of Denial. Danger and Appeal of Rituals. Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag, 2016. 315 pp. ISBN 978-3-447-10570-5. (hbk)

Eriksen, Thomas Hylland: Overheating. An Anthropology of Accelerated Change. London: Pluto Press, 2016. 176 pp. ISBN 978-0-7453-3634-3. (pbk)

Yamada, Takako, and Toko Fujimoto (eds.): Migration and the Remaking of Ethnic/Micro-Regional Connectedness. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology, 2016. 323 pp. ISBN 978-4-906962-47-1. (pbk)

Salvatore, Armando: The Sociology of Islam. Knowledge, Power, and Civility. Chichester: John Wiley Blackwell, 2016. 328 pp. ISBN 978-1-119-10997-6. (pbk)

Sax, Willilam S., and Helene Basu (eds.): The Law of Possession. Ritual, Healing, and the Secular State. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. 255 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-027575-4. (pbk)

Godelier, Maurice: L‘imaginé, l’imaginaire & le symbolique. Paris: CNRS Éditions, 2015. 283 pp. ISBN 978-2-271-08082-0. (pbk)

Zimmerman, Rick S., et al. (eds.): Introduction to Global Health Promotion. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2016. 519 pp. ISBN 978-1-118-89779-9. (pbk)

Rivinius, Karl Josef, SVD: Bildungsoffensive. P. Wilhelm Schmidt, SVD, in Ostasien (1935). Siegburg: Franz Schmitt Verlag, 2016. 354 pp. ISBN 978-3-87710-545-0. (pbk)

Kavunkal, Jacob, SVD, and Christian Tauchner, SVD (eds.): Mission beyond AD GENTES. A Symposium. Siegburg: Franz Schmitt Verlag, 2016. 243 pp. ISBN 978-3-87710-543-6. (pbk)

Kallaway, Peter, and Rebecca Swartz (eds.): Empire and Education in Africa. The Shaping of a Comparative Perspective. New York: Peter Lang, 2016. 341 pp. ISBN 978-1-4331-3347-3. (pbk)

Bammann, Heinrich: The Bahurutshe. Historical Events, Culture and Religion (Traditional and Christian) in Dinokana/South Africa from 1857 to 1940. Zürich: LIT Verlag, 2016. 235 pp. ISBN 978-3-643-90747-9. (pbk)

Knörr, Jacqueline, and Christoph Kohl (eds.): The Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspective. New York: Berghahn Books, 2016. 326 pp. ISBN 978-1-78533-069-8. (hbk)

Agu, Chibuzo Leonard: Nwaja. The Effects of Family Structure on the Phenomenon of Physical Child Abuse in Igboland, Nigeria. Marburg: Tectum Verlag, 2016. 360 pp. ISBN 978-3-8288-3701-0. (pbk)

Hanneken, Bernhard, and Tiago de Olivieira Pinto (eds.): Mambo Moto Moto. Music in Tanzania Today. Berlin: VWB – Verlag für Wissenschaft und Bildung, 2016. 229 pp. ISBN 978-3-86135-650-9. (pbk)

Falge, Christiane: The Global Nuer. Transnational Life-Worlds, Religious Movements, and War. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 2015. 270 pp. ISBN 978-3-89645-908-4. (pbk)
Eresso, Meron Zeleke: Faith at the Crossroads. Religious Syncretism and Dispute Settlement in Northern Ethiopia. A Study of Sufi Shrine in North Eastern Ethiopia. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2015. 201 pp. ISBN 978-3-447-10353-4. (hbk)

Chakravarti, Leila Zaki: Made in Egypt. Gendered Identity and Aspiration on the Globalised Shop Floor. New York: Berghahn Books, 2016. 258 pp. ISBN 978-1-78533-077-3. (hbk)

Fischer-Tahir, Andrea, and Katharina Lange (Hrsg.): Ethnographien des Wandels im Nahen Osten und Nordafrika. Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 2016. 271 pp. ISBN 978-3-96023-013-7. (pbk)

Boekraad, Mardoeke: Ecological Sustainability in Traditional Sámi Beliefs and Rituals. New York: Peter Lang, 2016. 166 pp. ISBN 978-3-631-66598-5. (hbk)

Yıldız, Burcu: Experiencing Armenian Music in Turkey. An Ethnography of Musicultural Memory. Würz-burg: Ergon Verlag, 2016. 187 pp. ISBN 978-3-95650-165-4. (hbk)

Zheng, Tiantian (ed.): Cultural Politics of Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Asia. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2016. 229 pp. ISBN 978-0-8248-5296-2. (hbk)

Goziew, Saidbek: Mahalla ‒ Traditional Institution in Tajikistan and Civil Society in the West. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2015. 185 pp. ISBN 978-3-631-64724-0. (hbk)

Steinmüller, Hans, and Susanne Brandtstädter (eds.): Irony, Cynicism, and the Chinese State. London: Routledge, 2016. 193 pp. ISBN 978-1-138-94314-8 (hbk)

Jacobsen, Knut A. (ed.): Routledge Handbook of Contemporary India. London: Routledge, 2016. 506 pp. ISBN 978-041-573-865-1. (hbk)

Hatcher, Brian A. (ed.): Hinduism in the Modern World. New York: Routledge, 2016. 322 pp. ISBN 978-0-415-83604-3. (pbk)

Wassmann, Jürg (ed.): The Gently Bowing Person. An Ideal among the Yupno in Papua New Guinea. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2016. 321 pp. ISBN 978-3-8253-6622-3 (pbk)

Conrich, Ian, and Hermann Mückler (eds.): Rapa Nui – Easter Island. Cultural and Historical Perspectives. Berlin: Frank and Timme, 2016. 250 pp. ISBN 978-3-7329-0265-1. (hbk)

Paulin, Chris, and Mark Fenwick: Te Matau a Māui. Fish-hooks, Fishing, and Fisheries in New Zealand. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2016. 232 pp. ISBN 978-0-8248-6618-1. (hbk)


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

Hansen, Magnus Pharao: Writing Iritaba. On Representing Native Americans on Wikipedia. American Anthropologist 118. 2016/3: 541–553.

Jusionyte, Ieva: Journalists, Police, and News Publics in an Argentine Town. American Ethnologist 43. 2016/3: 451–464.

Dent, Alexander: Policing the Unstable Materialities of Digital-Media Piracy in Brazil. American Ethnologist 43. 2016/3: 424–436.

Whightman, Abigail: Disappointing Indigeneity. Powwow and Participation among the Plains Apache. Ethnology 51. 2012/1–2: 55–74.

Hillewaert, Sarah: “Whoever Leaves Their Traditions Is a Slave”: Contemporary Notions of Servitude in an East African Town. Africa 86. 2016/3: 425–446.

Holmes, Seth M., and Heide Castañeda: Representing the “European Refugee Crisis” in Germany and Beyond: Deservingness and Difference, Life and Death. American Ethnologist 43. 2016/1: 12–24.

Zaloom, Caitlin: The Evangelical Financial Ethic: Doubled Forms and the Search for God in the Economic World. American Ethnologist 43. 2016/2: 325–338.

Eves, Richard: Reforming Men: Pentecostalism and Masculinity in Papua New Guinea. The Australian Journal of Anthropology 27. 2016/2: 244–259.

Shalhoub-Kevorkian, Nadera: At the Limits of the Human: Reading Postraciality from Palestine. Ethnic and Racial Studies 39. 2016/13: 2252–2260.

Adeney-Risakotta, Bernard: Traditional, Islamic, and National Law in the Experience of Indonesian Women. Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations 27. 2016/3: 303‒318.

Bovensiepen, Judith, and F. D. Rosa: Transformations of the Sacred in East Timor. Comparative Studies in Society and History 58. 2016/3: 664‒693.

February 2017