Books for Review

The following book is available for review in JASO online at the time of writing:

1. Maurice Godelier, Claude Lévi-Strauss A Critical Study of his Thought. London: Verso Books 2018. 560 pp. £24.95 ISBN 9781784787073 (paperback).

2. Katherine Swancutt and Mireille Mazard (eds.) Animism beyond the soul: ontology, reflexivity, and the making of anthropological knowledge. Oxford: Berghahn Books 2018. 160 pp. ISBN  978-1-78533-866-3 $27.95/£19.00

3. Pascale Bonnemère, Acting for others: Relational Transformations in Papua New Guinea. Chicago: Chicago University Press 2018. 322 pp. Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780997367584

Anyone interested in reviewing this book 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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