Books for Reviews

2020-11-27

TSANTSA reviews recent publications that make important theoretical or empirical contributions to anthropology. We have a particular focus on publications originating in the Swiss academic context. If you are interested in writing a book review, get in touch with the co-editors of the book review section, Sylvain Besençon (sylvain.besencon@unifr.ch) and Anne Kukuczka (anne.kukuczka@uzh.ch) for a choice of book to review or take a look at our bookshelf for a selection:

2022

Aymeric Nsangou, Jacques. Les fortifications endogènes au Sénégal oriental (17ème-19ème siècle). Oxford : British Archaeological Reports, 2022, 174 p.
https://www.barpublishing.com/les-fortifications-endogenes-au-senegal-oriental-17eme-19eme-siecle.html

dos Santos Pinto, Jovita, Pamela Ohene-Nyako, Mélanie-Evely Pétrémont, Anne Lavanchy, Barbara Lüthi, Patricia Purtschert, Damir Skenderovic (eds). Un/doing Race. Rassifizierung in der Schweiz. Zürich/Genf: Seismo Press. 334 pp. (available in German and French)
https://seismoverlag.ch/en/daten/un-doing-race/

Eitel, Kathrin. Recycling Infrastructures in Cambodia: Circularity, Waste, and Urban Life in Phnom Penh. London/New York. Routledge. 224 pp.
https://www.routledge.com/Recycling-Infrastructures-in-Cambodia-Circularity-Waste-and-Urban-Life/Eitel/p/book/9781032154664

Farahmand Manéli, 2022. Néochamanisme maya. Passé revisité, pouvoir au féminin et quête spirituelle. Lausanne : Antipodes. 400 p.
https://www.antipodes.ch/produit/neochamanisme-maya/

Goodale, Mark. 2022. Reinventing Human Rights. Stanford : Stanford University Press. 232 p.
https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=32746

Roesler, Sascha, Madlen Kobi and Lorenzo Stieger (Eds.). 2022. Coping with Urban Climates. Comparative Perspectives on Architecture and Thermal Governance. Basel: Birkhäuser.
https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/9783035624243/html

Spyer, Patricia. 2022. . Violence, Visuality, and Appearance in Indonesia. Fordham University Press. 336p.
https://www.fordhampress.com/9780823298709/orphaned-landscapes/

 Turner, Sarah, Annuska Derks, Jean-François Rousseau (eds.). 2022. Fragrant Frontier: Global Spice Entanglements from the Sino-Vietnamese Uplands. Copenhagen: NIAS Press. 272 pp.
https://www.niaspress.dk/book/fragrant-frontier/

Beer, Bettina, Tobias Schwoerer. 2022. Capital and Inequality in Rural Papua New Guinea. Canberra: ANU Press. 210 pp.
https://press.anu.edu.au/publications/series/asia-pacific-environment-monographs/capital-inequality-rural-png

 

2021

Affolter, Laura. 2021. Asylum matters. On the front line of administrative decision-making. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. 203 pp.
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-61512-3

Bärnreuther, Sandra. 2021. Substantial Relations: Making Global Reproductive Medicine in Postcolonial India. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. 191 pp.
https://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/9781501758218/substantial-relations/

Berthod, Marc-Antoine, Dolores Angela Castelli Dransart, Alexandre Pillonel, Anthony Stavrianakis (eds). 2021. La mort appréciée. L'assistance au suicide en Suisse. Lausanne: Antipodes. 340 pp.
https://www.antipodes.ch/produit/la-mort-appreciee/

Brandel, Andrew, Marco Motta (eds). 2021. Living with Concepts. Anthropology in the Grip of Reality. New York: Fordham University Press. 352 pp.
https://www.fordhampress.com/9780823294275/living-with-concepts/

Fargnoli, Vanessa. 2021. InVIHsibles. Trajectoires de femmes séropositives. Lausanne: Antipodes. 400 pp. 
https://www.antipodes.ch/produit/invihsibles/

Faust, Lene. 2021. Neofaschismus in Italien. Politik, Familie und Religion in Rom. Eine Ethnographie. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag. 366 pp.
https://www.transcript-verlag.de/978-3-8376-5470-7/neofaschismus-in-italien/

Gartmann, Thomas, Michaela Schäuble (eds.). 2021. Studies in the Arts – Neue Perspektiven auf Forschung über, in und durch Kunst und Design. Bielefeld & London: trancript Verlag. 209 pp.
https://www.transcript-verlag.de/978-3-8376-5736-4/studies-in-the-arts-neue-perspektiven-auf-forschung-ueber-in-und-durch-kunst-und-design/

Haller, Tobias, Karina Liechti, Martin Stuber, François-Xavier Viallon, Wunderli, Rahel (eds). 2021. Balancing the Commons in Switzerland. Institutional Transformations and Sustainable Innovations. London, New York: Routledge. 322 pp.
https://www.routledge.com/Balancing-the-Commons-in-Switzerland-Institutional-Transformations-and/Haller-Liechti-Stuber-Viallon-Wunderli/p/book/9780367488734

Helbling, Jörg, Tobias Schwoerer (eds). 2021. The Ending of Tribal Wars. Configurations and Processes of Pacification. New York, Oxon: Routledge. 280 pp.
https://www.routledge.com/The-Ending-of-Tribal-Wars-Configurations-and-Processes-of-Pacification/Helbling-Schwoerer/p/book/9780367520427

Käser, Isabel. 2021. The Kurdish Women’s Freedom Movement. Gender, Body Politics and Militant Femininities. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 288 pp. 
https://www.cambridge.org/ch/academic/subjects/politics-international-relations/middle-east-government-politics-and-policy/kurdish-womens-freedom-movement-gender-body-politics-and-militant-femininities?format=HB

Lems, Annika, Kathrin Oester, Sabine Strasser (eds). 2021. Children of the Crisis. Ethnographic Perspectives on Unaccompanied Refugee Youth In and en Route to Europe. London/New York : Routledge. 172 pp.
https://www.routledge.com/Children-of-the-Crisis-Ethnographic-Perspectives-on-Unaccompanied-Refugee/Lems-Oester-Strasser/p/book/9781032072524

Lüthi, Eva. 2021. Blicke auf das Dazwischen. Foto-Ethnografien zu Transformationen in Zürich. Zürich: Seismo Verlag. 440 pp.
https://www.seismoverlag.ch/de/daten/blicke-auf-das-dazwischen/

Meizoz, Jérôme. 2021. Écrire les mondes vernaculaires. Littérature, ethnologie et création sociale. Rimouski, Trois-Rivières: Tangence éditeur.
https://tangence.uqar.ca/produit/ecrire-les-mondes-vernaculaires/.

Piñeiro, Esteban, Martina Koch, Nathalie Pasche (eds). 2021. Un/doing Ethnicity im öffentlichen Dienst. Ethnografien zum ethnischen Differenzieren am Beispiel von Jugendamt und Polizei. Zürich: Seismo Verlag. 152 pp.
https://www.seismoverlag.ch/de/daten/un-doing-ethnicity-im-offentlichen-dienst/

Robinne, François. 2021. Birmanie. Par-delà l’ethnicité. Préfacé par Michel Agier. Paris: Éditions Dépysage. 268 pp.
https://www.editions-depaysage.fr/livres/birmanie-par-dela-lethnicite/

Shaila, Seshia Galvin. Becoming Organic: Nature and Agriculture in the Indian Himalaya. Yale University Press. 320 p.
https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300215014/becoming-organic/