World Anthropologies in Practice Book


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The ASA Monograph that I put together from a selection of papers presented at the 2013 IUAES World Anthropological Congress in Manchester has now been published by Bloomsbury Academic. Number 52 in the distinguished ASA series, the book has eleven chapters written by anthropologists from different regions of the world, plus a general introduction written by me. Although I hope that the current IUAES executive will succeed in negotiating a concessionary price for IUAES members to match the arrangements in place for ASA members, at the moment the book is only on public sale as a hardback (with a 10% discount) or very expensive ebook. But in a year’s time, a much cheaper paperback, along with cheaper ePub format and Kindle ebooks, will be available to the general public from either Bloomsbury directly or from Amazon and other booksellers at a much lower price, as you can see by looking at the current prices for previous ASA monographs.

Here is the full table of contents:

World Anthropologies in Practice: Situated Perspectives, Global Knowledge

edited by John Gledhill


ASA Foreword   – Veronica Strang

IUAES Foreword – Faye V. Harrison

  1. Introduction: A Global Community at Work

John Gledhill, The University of Manchester, UK

Part One: Anthropology in an Age of Crises

  1. Spain is the Problem, Europe the Solution: Economic Models, Labor Organization and the Hope for a Better Future

Susana Narotzky, The University of Barcelona, Spain

  1. Labour Militancy in Neoliberal Times: A Preliminary Comparison of Nepal with South Africa

Mallika Shakya, South Asian University, India, and University of Pretoria, South Africa

  1. Radical Assertions and Anthropological Practice: Re-framing the Migration Question

Winnie Lem, Trent University, Canada 

Part Two: Extending Perspectives on a Mobile World

5. From ‘Black Kaká’ to Gentrification: the New Motilities of Expatriate Brazilian Football Players

Carmen Rial, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil

  1. Cultural Practices of Mexican Immigrants in Gwinnett County (U.S.A): Intangible Cultural Heritage as a Space of Conviviality in a Receiving Community

Cristina Amescua Chávez, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

Part Three: The Politics of Culture, Gender, Religion and Place

  1. Local Histories and New Museological Approaches in China

Shouyong Pan, Minzu University, Beijing, China

  1. Muslim Women: The Gendered Universality of Legal Rights and Cultural Pluralism

Shalina Mehta, Panjab University, India

  1. The Politics of Reincarnation, Time and Sovereignty: A Comparative Anthropological Exploration of the Syrian Druze and the Australian Anangu

Maria Kastrinou, Brunel University, UK
and Robert Layton, Durham University, UK

Part Four: Navigating Engagement with Public Issues

  1. Toilets for Africa: Humanitarian Design Meets Sanitation Activism in Khayelitsha, Cape Town

Peter Redfield, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
and Steven Robins, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

  1. Locating the Local: Untangling Ownership over Security Sector Processes of Peace-Building in Southern Thailand

Paul Chambers and Napisa Waitoolkiat, Institute of Southeast Asian Affairs, Thailand, and Srisompob Jitpiromsri, Centre for Conflict Studies and Cultural Diversity at Prince of Songkla University, Thailand    

  1. Lessons from Anthropological Projects Related to the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Intangible Cultural Heritage Survey and Disaster Salvage Anthropology

Hiroki Takakura, Tohoku University, Japan