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Robo sapiens japanicus

by Jennifer Robertson University of California Press (November 10, 2017)

Japan is arguably the first post-industrial society to embrace the prospect of human-robot coexistence.  Over the past decade, Japanese humanoid robots designed for future use in homes, hospitals, offices,...


Impersonations

by Harshita Mruthinti Kamath University of California Press (June 04, 2019)

Impersonations: The Artifice of Brahmin Masculinity in South Indian Dance centers on an insular community of Smarta brahmin men from the Kuchipudi village in Telugu-speaking South India who are required to don...


Unsettled Waters

by Eric P. Perramond University of California Press (October 23, 2018)

In the American West, water adjudication lawsuits are adversarial, expensive, and lengthy. Unsettled Waters is the first detailed study of water adjudications in New Mexico. The state envisioned adjudication...


Life without Lead

by Daniel Renfrew University of California Press (August 31, 2018)

Life without Lead examines the social, political, and environmental dimensions of a devastating lead poisoning epidemic. Drawing from a political ecology of health perspective, the book situates the Uruguayan...


Revolutionary Bodies

by Emily Wilcox University of California Press (October 23, 2018)

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

Revolutionary...


A War on People

by Jarrett Zigon University of California Press (October 30, 2018)

In a contemporary condition increasingly characterized by widely diffused complexity and war as governance, how do we conduct political activity and what might be its aim? A War on People takes up these questions...


Life Lived in Relief

by Ilana Feldman University of California Press (October 09, 2018)

Palestinian refugees’ experience of protracted displacement is among the lengthiest in history. In her breathtaking new book, Ilana Feldman explores this community’s engagement with humanitarian assistance...


The Sportsworld of the Hanshin Tigers

by William W. Kelly University of California Press (November 13, 2018)

Baseball has been Japan's most popular sport for over a century. The Sportsworld of the Hanshin Tigers analyzes Japanese baseball ethnographically by focusing on a single professional team, the Hanshin Tigers. For...


From a Trickle to a Torrent

by Geoff Childs & Namgyal Choedup University of California Press (October 30, 2018)

What happens to a community when the majority of young people leave their homes for the opportunity of obtaining an education? From a Trickle to a Torrent documents demographic and social consequences of educational...


Mortal Doubt

by Anthony W. Fontes University of California Press (October 09, 2018)

The fact and fear of crime dominate Guatemala City. In the midst of unprecedented levels of postwar violence, Guatemalans struggle to comprehend the myriad forces that have made life in this city so deeply insecure....


Uncertain Citizenship

by Megan Ryburn University of California Press (September 25, 2018)

Uncertain Citizenship explores how Bolivian migrants to Chile experience citizenship in their daily lives. Intraregional migration is on the rise in Latin America and challenges how citizenship in the region...


Eating NAFTA

by Alyshia Galvez University of California Press (September 18, 2018)

Mexican cuisine has emerged as a paradox of globalization. Food enthusiasts throughout the world celebrate the humble taco at the same time that Mexicans are eating fewer tortillas and more processed food. Today...


Animal Ethos

by Lesley A. Sharp University of California Press (November 06, 2018)

What are the moral challenges and consequences of animal research in academic laboratory settings? Animal Ethos considers how the inescapable needs of lab research necessitate interspecies encounters that, in...


Lives in Transit

by Wendy A. Vogt University of California Press (November 06, 2018)

Lives in Transit chronicles the dangerous journeys of Central American migrants in transit through Mexico. Drawing on fieldwork in humanitarian aid shelters and other key sites, the book examines the multiple...


Diva Nation

by Laura Miller & Rebecca Copeland University of California Press (June 08, 2018)

Diva Nation explores the constructed nature of female iconicity in Japan. From ancient goddesses and queens to modern singers and writers, this edited volume critically reconsiders the female icon, tracing how...


Forging the Ideal Muslim Girl

by Shenila Khoja-Moolji University of California Press (June 01, 2018)

In Forging the Ideal Muslim Girl, Shenila Khoja-Moolji traces the evolving politics of educational reform and development campaigns in colonial India and Pakistan. She challenges the prevailing common sense...


Women's Place in the Andes

by Florence E. Babb University of California Press (May 25, 2018)

In Women’s Place in the Andes Florence E. Babb draws on long-term anthropological research to reexamine the complex interworkings of gender, race, and indigeneity in Peru and beyond.  Interweaving five new...


In the Field

by Prof. George Gmelch & Prof. Sharon Bohn Gmelch University of California Press (May 11, 2018)

This book offers students an invaluable look into what cultural anthropologists do when they are in the field. With fascinating insights from their life and work, the authors describe diverse forms of fieldwork,...


Engaged Anthropology

by Stuart Kirsch University of California Press (March 23, 2018)

Does anthropology have more to offer than just its texts? In this timely and remarkable book, Stuart Kirsch shows how anthropology can—and why it should—become more engaged with the problems of the world....


Good Quality

by Ayo Wahlberg University of California Press (April 03, 2018)

From its crude and uneasy beginnings thirty years ago, Chinese sperm banking has become a routine part of China’s pervasive and restrictive reproductive complex. Today, there are sperm banks in fifteen of...


The Stranger at the Feast

by Tom Boylston University of California Press (January 12, 2018)

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

The Stranger...


Against Humanity

by Sam Dubal University of California Press (February 02, 2018)

“Gunya is a woman in her late twenties. Soldiers of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) abducted her when she was eleven years old and forcefully conscripted her into the rebel ranks. Gunya spent a little over...


Beyond Bioethics

by Osagie K. Obasogie & Marcy Darnovsky University of California Press (March 09, 2018)

In this authoritative volume, two senior scholars bring together the most important and current work on the new biopolitics.  Aimed at students and scholars in the field, this intriguing volume addresses provocative...


The Indigenous State

by Nancy Postero University of California Press (May 05, 2017)

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

In 2005,...


Caravan of Martyrs

by David B. Edwards University of California Press (May 09, 2017)

What compels a person to strap a vest loaded with explosives onto his body and blow himself up in a crowded street? Scholars have answered this question by focusing on the pathology of the “terrorist mind”...


The Erotics of History

by Donald L. Donham University of California Press (February 23, 2018)

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

The Erotics...


Making Modern Meals

by Amy B. Trubek University of California Press (October 24, 2017)

Home cooking is crucial to our lives but it is not necessary to our survival. Looking closely at the stories and practices of American home cooks, witnessing them in the kitchen and at the table, reveals our...


Global Africa

by Dorothy Hodgson & Judith Byfield University of California Press (August 01, 2017)

Global Africa is a striking, original volume that disrupts traditional narratives that frame our discussion of Africa, complicating conventional views of the region as a place of violence, despair, and victimhood. ...


Technologies for Intuition

by Alaina Lemon University of California Press (November 10, 2017)

Since the Cold War, Americans and Russians alike have cultivated a special fascination with the workings and failures of communication. Each has accused the other of media jamming and propaganda, posed competing...


Moving by the Spirit

by Naomi Haynes University of California Press (March 28, 2017)

Drawing on two years of ethnographic research, Naomi Haynes explores Pentecostal Christianity in the kind of community where it often flourishes: a densely populated neighborhood in the heart of an extraction...


Owners of the Map

by Claudio Sopranzetti University of California Press (November 10, 2017)

On May 19th 2010, the Royal Thai Army deployed tanks, snipers, and war weapons to disperse the thousands of Thai protesters who had taken over the commercial center of Bangkok. For the previous two months,...


Virtuous Waters

by Casey Walsh University of California Press (March 09, 2018)

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

Virtuous...


Out of War

by Mariane C. Ferme University of California Press (August 10, 2018)

Out of War draws on the author’s three decades of ethnographic engagements to examine the after-effects of the harms of a civil war  whose legacy is experienced in both physical and psychological ways. The...


Impossible City

by Anne Rademacher University of California Press (October 31, 2017)

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

Building...


On the Road of the Winds

by Patrick Vinton Kirch University of California Press (November 07, 2017)

The Pacific Ocean covers one-third of the earth's surface and encompasses many thousands of islands, the home to numerous human societies and cultures. Among these indigenous Oceanic cultures are the intrepid...


The Anthropology of Sport

by Niko Besnier, Susan Brownell & Thomas F. Carter University of California Press (December 05, 2017)

Few activities bring together physicality, emotions, politics, money, and morality as dramatically as sport. In Brazil’s stadiums or parks in China, on Cuba’s baseball diamonds or rugby fields in Fiji, human...


Unprepared

by Andrew Lakoff University of California Press (August 01, 2017)

Recent years have witnessed an upsurge in global health emergencies—from SARS to pandemic influenza to Ebola to Zika. Each of these occurrences has sparked calls for improved health preparedness. This book...


Food and Power

by Nir Avieli University of California Press (December 01, 2017)

Food and Power is about the ways in which power is produced, reproduced, negotiated, and subverted in the Israeli culinary sphere. Drawing on multi-sited ethnography conducted in Israel since the late 1990s,...


The Biopolitics of Beauty

by Alvaro Jarrín University of California Press (August 29, 2017)

The Biopolitics of Beauty examines how beauty became an aim of national health in Brazil. Based on ethnographic fieldwork carried out in Brazilian hospitals, the author explains how plastic surgeons and patients...


The Great Han

by Kevin Carrico University of California Press (August 22, 2017)

The Great Han is an ethnographic study of the Han Clothing movement (Hanfu yundong), a neo-traditionalist and majority racial nationalist movement that has emerged in China since 2001. Participants come together...


A Diagram for Fire

by Jon Bialecki University of California Press (March 07, 2017)

What is the work that miracles do in American Charismatic Evangelicalism? How can miracles be unanticipated and yet worked for? And finally, what do miracles tell us about other kinds of Christianity and even...


Us, Relatives

by Nurit Bird-David University of California Press (February 14, 2017)

Anthropologists have long looked to forager-cultivator cultures for insights into human lifeways. But they have often not been attentive enough to locals’ horizons of concern and to the enormous disparity...


Bitter and Sweet

by Ellen Oxfeld University of California Press (May 23, 2017)

Less than a half century ago, China experienced a cataclysmic famine, which was particularly devastating in the countryside. For older people in rural areas, food now symbolizes everything from misery and extreme...


Jailcare

by Carolyn Sufrin University of California Press (May 23, 2017)

Thousands of pregnant women pass through our nation’s jails every year.  What happens to them as they gestate their pregnancies in a space of punishment?  Based on ethnographic fieldwork and clinical work...


Unorthodox Kin

by Naomi Leite University of California Press (February 28, 2017)

Unorthodox Kin is a groundbreaking exploration of identity, relatedness, and belonging in the context of profound global interconnection. Naomi Leite paints a poignant and graceful portrait of Portugal's urban...


La Nueva California: Latinos in the Golden State

by David Hayes-Bautista University of California Press (October 01, 2004)

Since late 2001 more than fifty percent of the babies born in California have been Latino. When these babies reach adulthood, they will, by sheer force of numbers, influence the course of the Golden State. This...