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Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford-online 

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New Series, Volume X, no. 1 (2018)


(ISSN: 2040-1876)

  • Editor: Robert Parkin
  • Web Editor: David Zeitlyn
  • Reviews Editor: Emilia Groupp

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Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford Online

ISSN: 2040-1876 New Series, Volume X, no. 1 (2018)

Robin Smith, An economy of trust: chains of debts and favours in rural Istrian Business relationships, 1-21

Malvika Gupta and Felix Padel, Confronting a pedagogy of assimilation: the evolution of large-scale schools for tribal children in India, 22-47

Anita Sharma, Nomadism and the frontiers of the state, 48-60

Goran Aijmer, Ancestors on high: musings on an east Chinese case, 61-82

Emilia Groupp, Review article: new perspectives on secular ritual, 83-92

Book reviews, 93-132

Constance Classen, The museum of the senses: experiencing art and collections (Yuxin Peng), 93-94

Tsypylma Darieva, Florian Muelfried and Kevin Tuite (eds.), Sacred Places, Emerging Spaces: Religious Pluralism in the Post-Soviet Caucasus (Michael Costello), 94-96

Fredrik Hagen and K.S.B. Ryholt, The antiquities trade in Egypt 1880-1930: the H.O. Lange Papers (Emilia Groupp), 97-99

Peter Harries-Jones, Upside-down gods: Gregory Bateson’s world of difference (Kåre Stokholm Poulsgaard), 99-102

Ian Heywood (ed.) Sensory arts and design (Rachel Hall), 102-105

Andrew Irving, The art of life and death: radical aesthetics and ethnographic practice (Josephine Elliott), 106-107

David Le Breton, Sensing the world: an anthropology of the senses (Saumya Pandey), 108-111

Carol A. Mortland, Grace after genocide: Cambodians in the United States (Vicente Lozano Lovelace), 111-113

Annamaria Mortescu-Mayes and Marcus Banks (eds.) Visual Histories of South Asia (Ratan Kumar Roy), 113-116

Alex Rhys-Taylor, 2017. Food and multiculture: a sensory ethnography of East London (Suhaila Al Behandy), 117-119

Arnd Schneider (ed.), Alternative art and anthropology: global encounters (Nina Khamsy), 119-122

Lucien Scubla, Giving life, giving death: psychoanalysis, anthropology, philosophy (Luisa Schneider), 122-125

Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov, Two Lenins: a brief anthropology of time (Joshua Potter), 125-127

Paul-François Tremlett, Liam Sutherland and Graham Harvey (eds.), Edward Burnett Tylor, religion and culture (Lai Hung Yu), 128-129

Roy Wagner, The invention of culture (Emilia Groupp), 129-132

Film review, 133-134

Olivier Jourdain (Director), Sacred Water (Charlotte Rastas)

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