Anthropology and Mission 55

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


Hart, John (ed.): The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Ecology. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell, 2017. 527 pp. ISBN 978-1-118-46556-1. (hbk)

Juergensmeyer, Mark, Margo Kitts, and Michael Jerryson (eds.): Violence and the World’s Religious Traditions. An Introduction. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. 243 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-064966-1. (pbk)

Tesche, Thorsten: Der Tod – und was dann? Jenseitsvorstellungen heute. Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh, 2017. 174 pp. ISBN 978-3-506-78556-5. (pbk)

Basu, Helene, Roland Littlewood, and Arne S. Steinforth (eds.): Spirit & Mind. Mental Health at the Inter-section of Religion & Psychiatry. Münster: LIT Verlag, 2017. 284 pp. ISBN 978-3-643-90707-3. (pbk)

Khan, Nichola: Mental Disorder. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017. 129 pp. ISBN 978-1-4426-3533-3. (pbk)

Dupré, Wilhelm: Paul J. Schebesta mit Briefen aus dem Urwald. Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Aka-demie der Wissenschaften, 2017. 298 pp. ISBN 978-3-7001-7873-6. (pbk)

Elliott, Denielle, and Dara Culhane (eds.): A Different Kind of Ethnography. Imaginative Practices and Crea-tive Methodologies. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017. 147 pp. ISBN 978-1-4426-3661-3. (pbk)

Schneider, Arnd (ed.): Alternative Art and Anthropology. Global Encounters. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. 239 pp. ISBN 978-1-4742-3124-4. (pbk)

Jackson, Michael: The Work of Art. Rethinking the Elementary Forms of Religious Life. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. 235 pp. ISBN 978-0-231-17818-1. (hbk)

Beck, Ulrich: The Metamorphosis of the World. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2016. 223 pp. ISBN 978-0-7456-9021-6. (hbk)

Button, Gregory V., and Mark Schuller (eds.): Contextualizing Disaster. New York: Berghahn Books, 2016. 208 pp. ISBN 978-1-78533-319-4. (pbk)

Ghaziani, Amin: Sex Cultures. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2017. 228 pp. ISBN 978-0-7456-7040-9. (pbk)

Morán, Elizabeth: Sacred Consumption. Food and Ritual in Aztec Art and Culture. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2016. 142 pp. ISBN 978-1-4773-1069-4. (pbk)

Graña-Behrens, Daniel (ed.): Places of Power and Memory in Mesoamerica’s Past and Present. How Sites, Toponyms, and Landscapes Shape History and Remembrance. Berlin: Gebr. Mann Verlag, 2016. 292 pp. ISBN 978-3-7861-2766-6. (pbk)

Stern, Jessica Yirush: The Lives in Objects. Native Americans, British Colonists, and Cultures of Labor and Exchange in the Southeast. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2017. 250 pp. ISBN 978-1-4696-3148-6. (pbk)

Tortorici, Zeb (ed.): Sexuality and the Unnatural in Colonial Latin America. Oakland: University of California Press, 2016. 239 pp. ISBN 978-0-520-28815-7. (pbk)

Matthews, Maureen: Naamiwan’s Drum. The Story of a Contested Repatriation of Anishinaabe Artefacts. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016. 325 pp. ISBN 978-1-4426-2826-7. (pbk)
Brightman, Marc: The Imbalance of Power. Leadership, Masculinity, and Wealth in the Amazon. New York: Berghahn Books, 2016. 187 pp. ISBN 978-1-78533-309-5. (hbk)

Piot, Charles (ed.): Doing Development in Africa. A Reader by and for the Undergraduates. Durham: Duke University Press, 2016. 216pp. ISBN 978-0-8223-6192-3. (pbk)

Dreyer, Jaco, Yolanda Dreyer, Edward Foley, and Malan Nel (eds.): Practicing Ubuntu. Practical Theo-logical Perspectives on Injustice, Personhood and Human Dignity. Zürich: LIT Verlag, 2017. 264 pp. ISBN 978-3-643-90848-3. (pbk)

Bertelsen, Bjørn Enge: Violent Becomings. State Formation, Sociality, and Power in Mozambique. New York: Berghahn Books, 2016. 332 pp. ISBN 978-78533-293-7. (pbk)

Lueong, Glory M.: The Forest People without a Forest. Development Paradoxes, Belonging, and Participation of the Baka in East Cameroon. New York: Berghahn Books, 2017. 206 pp. ISBN 978-1-78533-380-4. (hbk)

Calkins, Sandra: Who Knows Tomorrow? Uncertainty in Northeastern Sudan. New York: Berghahn Books, 2016. 269 pp. ISBN 978-1-78533-015-5. (hbk)

Besteman, Catherine: Making Refuge. Somali Bantu Refugees and Lewiston, Maine. Durham: Duke Univer-sity Press, 2016. 336 pp. ISBN 978-0-8223-6044-5. (pbk)

Covington-Ward, Yolanda: Gesture and Power. Religion, Nationalism, and Everyday Performance in Congo. Durham: Duke University Press, 2016. 287 pp. ISBN 978-0-8223-6036-0. (pbk)

Ahmad, Attiya: Everyday Conversions. Islam, Domestic Work, and South Asian Migrant Women in Kuwait. Durham: Duke University Press, 2017. 270 pp. ISBN 978-0-8223-6344-6. (pbk)

Mollica, Marcello (ed.): Fundamentalism. Ethnographies on Minorities, Discrimination, and Transnation-alism. Zürich: LIT Verlag, 2016. 166 pp. ISBN 978-3-643-80201-9. (pbk)

Bradley, Francis R.: Forging Islamic Power and Place. The Legacy of Shaykh Dā’ūd bin ʻAbd Allāh al-Faṭānī in Mecca and Southeast Asia. Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2016. 213 pp. ISBN 978-0-8248-5161-3. (hbk)

Schreiber, Jenny: Politics, Piety, and Biomedicine. The Malaysian Transplant Venture. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 2017. 298 pp. ISBN 978-3-8376-3702-1. (pbk)

Lee, Doreen: Activist Archives. Youth Culture and the Political Past in Indonesia. Durham: Duke University Press, 2016. 296 pp. ISBN 978-0-8223-6171-8. (pbk)

Goodlander, Jennifer: Women in the Shadows. Gender, Puppets, and the Power of Tradition in Bali. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2016. 199 pp. ISBN 978-0-89680-304-6. (pbk)

Elmore, Mark: Becoming Religious in a Secular Age. Oakland: University of California Press, 2016. 292 pp. ISBN 978-0-520-29054-9. (pbk)


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

Ståhlberg, Sabira, and Ingvar Svanberg: Wildmen in Central Asia. Anthropos 112. 2017/1: 51–61.

Ala Uddin, Muhammad: Continuing Conflict. Critical Transition to Peace in the Post-Conflict Southeastern Bangladesh. Anthropos 112. 2017/1: 63–74.

Chétima, Melchisedek: On ne nait pas ethnique, on le devient ! Anthropos 112. 2017/1 : 179–197.

Oesterdiekhoff, Georg W.: Theorie der Magie (Theory of Magic). Anthropos 112. 2017/1: 199–221.

Hansen, Anne M. and Pelle Tejsner: Identifying Challenges and Opportunities for Residents in Upernavik as Oil Companies Are Making a First Entrance into Baffin Bay. Arctic Anthropology 53. 2016/1: 84–94.

Beckett, Greg: A Dog’s Life: Suffering Humanitarianism in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. American Anthropologist 119. 2017/1: 35–45.

Duncan, Whitney L.: Psicoeducación in the Land of Magical Thoughts. American Ethnologist 44. 2017/1: 37–51.

Warren, Sara D.: Indigenous in the City. The Politics of Urban Mapuche Identity in Chile. Ethnic and Racial Studies 40. 2017/4: 694–712.

Smith, Bianca J., and M. Woodward: Magico-spiritual Power, Female Sexuality, and Ritual Sex in Muslim Java: Unveiling the Kesekten of Magical Women. The Australian Journal of Anthropology 27. 2016/3: 317–332.

Hiền, Nguyễn Thị: Cultural Adaptation, Tradition, and Identity of Diasporic Vietnamese People. A Case Study in Silicon Valley, California, USA. Asian Ethnology 75. 2016/2: 441–459.

Remme, Jon Henrik Ziegler: The Dynamics of Lennawa: Exchange, Sharing, and Sensorial Techniques for Managing Life Substances in Ifugao. Asiatische Studien – Études asiatiques 71. 2017/1: 327–351.

Gewa Tiala, Lukas: Mission as Crossing Borders: Challenges and Opportunities for Mission in Papua New Guinea. Catalyst 46. 2016/2: 123–133.

Kucinskas, Jaime, and Tamara van der Does: Gender Ideals in Turbulent Times: An Examination of In-security, Islam, and Muslim Men’s Gender Attitudes during the Arab Spring. Comparative Sociology 16. 2017: 340–368.

Vanhaute, Eric: Making Sense of the Great Divergence. The Limits and Challenges of World History. Comparativ 26. 2016/3: 101–118.

September 2017