Anthropology and Mission 56

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


Johnson, Greg, and Siv Ellen Kraft (eds.): Handbook of Indigenous Religion(s). Leiden: Brill, 2017. 408 pp. ISBN 978-90-04-34669-7. (hbk)

Parzinger, Severino, y Cabildo Indígena de San Miguel de Velasco (eds.): Osuputakai rurasti Tupáj (Conozcamos la Palabra de Dios). Manual de sermones chiquitanos del Pueblo de San Miguel de Velasco y de sus comunidades. Cochabamba: Editorial Verbo Divino, Bolivia SRL, 2016. 247 pp. + DVD. ISBN 978-99905-1-635-7.

Holt, John Clifford: Theravada Traditions. Buddhist Ritual Cultures in Contemporary Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2017. 393 pp. ISBN 978-0-8248-6780-5. (hbk)

Poser, Alexis Th. von, and Anita von Poser (eds.): Facets of Fieldwork. Essays in Honor of Jürg Wassmann. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2017. 299 pp. ISBN 978-3-8253-6624-7. (pbk)

Friedrich, Markus, and Alexander Schunka (eds.): Reporting Christian Missions in the Eighteenth Century. Communication, Culture of Knowledge, and Regular Publication in a Cross-Confessional Perspective. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2017. 196 pp. ISBN 978-3-447-10825-6. (hbk)

Höring, Patrik C., Clemens Dölken und Polykarp Ulin Agan (Hrsg.): Mission – Evangelisierung – Inkulturation. Sankt Ottilien: EOS-Verlag, 2017. 143 pp. ISBN 978-3-8306-7852-6. (pbk)

Blanes, Ruy Llera, and Galina Oustinova-Stjepanovic (eds.): Being Godless. Ethnographies of Atheism and Non-Religion. New York: Berghahn Books, 2017. 147 pp. ISBN 978-1-78533-573-0. (pbk)

Harris, Melanie L. (ed.): Ecowomanism, Religion, and Ecology. Leiden: Brill, 2017. 92 pp. ISBN 978-90-04-35218-6. (pbk)

Barrera-González, Andrés, Monica Heintz and Anna Horolets (eds.): European Anthropologies. New York: Berghahn Books, 2017. 288 pp. ISBN 978-1-78533-607-2. (hbk)

Cartledge, Mark J.: Narratives and Numbers. Empirical Studies of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity. Leiden: Brill, 2017. 221 pp. ISBN 978-90-04-34552-2. (pbk)

Lund, Christian, and Michael Eilenberg (eds.): Rule and Rupture. State Formation through the Production of Property and Citizenship. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell, 2017. 263 pp. ISBN 978-1-119-38473-1. (pbk)

Beneduce, Roberto: L’histoire au corps. Mémoires indociles et archives du désordre dans les cultes de pos-session en Afrique. Fribourg: Academic Press, 2016. 316 pp. ISBN 978-3-7278-1762-5. (pbk)

Walvin, James: Slavery in Small Things. Slavery and Modern Cultural Habits. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell, 2017. 276 pp. ISBN 978-1-119-16622-1. (pbk)

Piwowarczyk, Darius J.: Transforming Africans into Cogwheels of the Imperial Machine. Ideology of Progress, Nationalism, and Ultramontane Catholicism in Service of the German Colonial Project in Togo, 1892–1914. Fribourg: Academic Press Fribourg. 760 pp. ISBN 978-3-7278-1808-0. (pbk)

Gutmeyr, Dominik: Borderlands Orientalism or How the Savage Lost His Nobility. The Russian Perception of the Caucasus between 1817 and 1878. Wien: LIT Verlag, 2017. 314 pp. ISBN 978-3-643-50788-4. (pbk)
Lipset, David: Yabar. The Alienations of Murik Men in a Papua New Guinea Modernity. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 253 pp. ISBN 978-3-319-51075-0. (hbk)

Nygaard-Christensen, Maj, and Angie Bexley (eds.): Fieldwork in Timor-Leste. Understanding Social Change through Practice. Copenhagen: Nias Press, 2017. 261 pp. ISBN 978-87-7694-209-0. (pbk)

Koga, Yukiko: Inheritance of Loss. China, Japan, and the Political Economy of Redemption after Empire. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2016. 307 pp. ISBN 978-0-226-41213-9. (pbk)

Keul, István (ed.): Consecration Rituals in South Asia. Leiden: Brill, 2017. 395 pp. ISBN 978-90-04-31370-5. (hbk)

Amrith, Megha: Caring for Strangers. Filipino Medical Workers in Asia. Copenhagen: Nias Press, 2017. 226 pp. ISBN 978-87-7694-193-2. (pbk)

Bonshek, Elizabeth: Tikopia Collected. Raymond Firth and the Creation of Solomon Islands Cultural Heri-tage. Canon Pyon: Sean Kingston Publishing, 2017. 222 pp. ISBN 978-1-907774-39-3. (hbk)

Dinslage, Sabine, and Sophia Thubauville (eds.): Seeking Out Wise Old Men. Six Decades of Ethiopian Studies at the Frobenius Institute Revisited. Berlin: Reimer Verlag, 2017. 319 pp. ISBN 978-3-496-01588-8. (pbk)

Mans, Minette: The Changing Faces of Aawambo Musical Arts. Basel: Basler Afrika Bibliographien, 2017. 203 pp. ISBN 978-3-905758-83-2. (pbk)

Shigwedha, Vilho Amukwaya: The Aftermath of the Cassinga Massacre. Survivors, Deniers, and Injustices. Basel: Basler Afrika Bibliographien, 2017. 169 pp. ISBN 978-3-905758-80-1. (pbk)

Gerold, Jana: Full of Life. Old Age and Care in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Wien: LIT Verlag, 2017. 176 pp. ISBN 978-3-643-80237-8. (pbk)

Berman, Nina: Germans on the Kenyan Coast. Land, Charity, and Romance. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017. 269 pp. ISBN 978-0-253-02430-5. (pbk)

Hunt, Swanee: Rwandan Women Rising. Durham: Duke University Press, 2017. 392 pp. ISBN 978-0-8223-6257-9. (hbk)

Wilker, Frank: Cultural Memories of Origin. Trauma, Memory, and Imagery in African American Narratives of the Middle Passage. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2017. 302 pp. ISBN 978-3-8253-6192-1. (hbk)

Pavanello, Mariano: La Papaye empoisonnée. Essais sur la société Akan des Nzema. Saarbrücken: Éditions universitaires européennes, 2017. 217 pp. ISBN 978-3-639-62278-2. (pbk)

Cochrane, Laura L.: Everyday Faith in Sufi Senegal. London: Routledge, 2017. 147 pp. ISBN 978-0-415-79039-0. (hbk)

Montgomery, Eric J., and Christian N. Vannier: An Ethnography of a Vodu Shrine in Southern Togo. Of Spirit, Slave, and Sea. Leiden: Brill, 2017. 306 pp. ISBN 978-90-04-34108-1. (hbk)

Chrysagis, Evangelos, Panas Karampampas (eds.): Collaborative Intimacies in Music and Dance. Anthropologies of Sound and Movement. New York: Berghahn Books, 2017. 272 pp. ISBN 978-1-78533-453-5. (hbk)

Montani, Rodrigo: El mundo de las cosas entre los wichís del Gran Chaco. Un estudio etnolingüístico. Cochabamba: Instituto de Misionología – ILAMIS, 2017. 607 pp. ISBN 978-99974-854-4-1. (pbk)

Wicker, Hans-Rudolf: Die Guaraní im Tiefland Südamerikas. Studien zu einer indigenen Minderheit. Berlin: Reimer Verlag, 2017. 382 pp. ISBN 978-3-496-01584-0. (hbk)


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

Dedenbach-Salazar Sáenz, Sabine: Deities and Spirits in Andean Belief. Towards a Systematisation. Anthropos 112.2017/2: 443–453.

Awienagua, Gariba J.: Appropriating Land, Worldviews, and Spiritual Navigation. The Dynamics and Praxis of Everyday Life in the Alavanyo-Nkonya Land Dispute in Ghana. Anthropos 112.2017/2: 583–596.

Giordan, Giuseppe, and Adam Possamai: The Over-policing of the Devil: A Sociology of Exorcism. Social Compass 63.2016/4: 444–460.

Weller, Robert P., and Keping Wu: On the Boundaries between Good and Evil: Constructing Multiple Moralities in China. The Journal of Asian Studies 76.2017/1: 47–67.

Howell, Signe: Battle of Cosmologies. The Catholic Church, Adat, and “Inculturation” among Northern Lio, Indonesia. Social Analysis 60.2016/4: 21 ̶ 39.

Nading, Alex: Orientation and Crafted Bureaucracy. Finding Dignity in Nicaraguan Food Safety. American Anthropologist 119.2017/3: 478–490.

La Hatte, Kristin: Professionalizing Persons and Fore-telling Futures. Capacity Building in Post-Earthquake Haiti. The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology 35.2017/1: 17–30.

Roxburgh, Shelagh: Witchcraft and Violence in Ghana. An Assessment of Contemporary Mediation Efforts. Cahiers d’Études africaines 56.2016/4: 891–914.

January 2018