Books for Review

The following books are available for review in JASO online at the time of writing:

1. Anton Blok, Radical innovators: the blessings of adversity in science and the arts, 1500-2000, Cambridge UK and Malden MA 2017, x, 235 pp., £55.00/£17.99. ISBN 978-1-5095-0552-4 (paperback), 978-1-5095-0551-7 (hardback).

2. Ian Heywood (ed.), Sensory arts and design, London etc.: Bloomsbury Academic 2017, xv, 258 pp. ISBN 9781474280198. £85 (hard covers).

3. Alex Rhys-Taylor, Food and multiculture: a sensory ethnography of east London, London etc.: Bloomsbury Academic 2017, 173 pp. ISBN 978 1 4725 8116 7. £85.00 (hard covers).

4. Arnd Schneider (ed.), Alternative art and anthropology: global encounters, London etc.: Bloomsbury Academic 2017, xvii, 239 pp. ISBN 9781474231244.

5. Thomas Stodulka, Coming of age on the streets of Java: coping with marginality, stigma and illness, Bielefeld: transcript Verlag (Emotioncultures Series, Vol. 2) 2017, 285 pp. ISBN 978-3-8376-3608-6. US$ 45.00.

6. Paul-François Tremlett, Liam T. Sutherland and Graham Harvey (eds.), Edward Burnett Tylor, religion and culture, London etc.: Bloomsbury 2017, viii, 219 pp. ISBN 978-1-3500-0341-5.

7. Roy Wagner, The invention of culture, 2nd edn., with a foreword by Tim Ingold, 2016 [1975], xix, 168 pp. ISBN 978-0-226-42328-9.

8. Helena Wulff, Rhythms of writing: an anthropology of Irish literature, London etc.: Bloomsbury 2017, xxii, 162 pp. ISBN 978-1-4742-4413-8.

Anyone interested in reviewing any of these books should contact Bob Parkin (

If you are in Oxford, you can view the book beforehand. Please include a postal address in your message if you are not in Oxford, so that we can send you the book (which you may keep in exchange for the review). Please also provide a one-sentence statement of your current affiliation and institutional (not personal) contact details to be added to the published review; this helps us get indexed. Note that we do not pay for reviews.

Reviews should be in the range of 500 to 1000 words, but lengthier reviews are acceptable if the book being reviewed justifies one. Reviews will be copy-edited, and an edited version may be returned to the author for checking or for queries to be answered. Please observe JASO editorial conventions where appropriate.

We ask that reviewers submit their reviews within two months of receiving them, unless otherwise agreed with the editors. 

Bob Parkin, Editor

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