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New Series, Volume XIV (2022)


(ISSN: 2040-1876)

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Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford Online

ISSN: 2040-1876 New Series, Volume XIV (2022)

CONTENTS (also available as a Word file)

Editorial, 3 (Word version)

1. Christopher Morton, Dwelling practices and the reproduction of marginality among the Mbanderu of Ngamiland, Botswana, 5-30 (Word version)

2. David Zeitlyn, Arguments for humility: lessons for anthropologists from six texts, 31-46 (Word version)

3. Marcus Banks, Good morning! Memes and the visual economy of images in contemporary India, 47-62 (Word version)

4. Howard Morphy, Marcus Banks and R.H. Barnes, Fear and anthropology: a view from 1995, 63-83 (Word version)

Anthropology in translation (JASO occasional series)
Editors’ introduction, 84 (Word version)

5. Ismaël Moya (translated by David Zeitlyn), An aesthetics of norm-adherence: discourse and power in matrimonial and maraboutic relationships in Dakar, 85-100 (Word version)

6. Felix RoltReflections on modern sovereigns. Review Essay: Joseph Tonda. The modern sovereign: the body of power in Central Africa, trans. Chris Turner. London: Seagull Books 2021, ISBN 9780857426888, 101-105 (Word version)

Book reviews

Lilia Moritz Schwarcz. Brazilian authoritarianism: past and present. Princeton: Princeton University Press 2022, 328 p. ISBN 9780691210919, reviewed by Sebastian Antoine, 106-107 (Word version)

Eve Darian-Smith. Global burning: rising antidemocracy and the climate crisis. Stanford: Stanford University Press 2022, 230 p. ISBN 9781503631083, reviewed by Elaine (Yiling) Hu, 108-109 (Word version)

Pascal Ménoret. Graveyard of clerics: everyday activism in Saudi Arabia. Stanford: Stanford University Press 2020, 264 p. ISBN 9781503612464, reviewed by Frederike Brockhoven, 110-112 (Word version)

Sonia Ahsan-Tirmizi. Pious peripheries: runaway women in post-Taliban Afghanistan. Stanford: Stanford University Press 2021, 256 p. ISBV 9781503614710, reviewed by Juliette Foulon, 113-115 (Word version)

Leah Zani. Strike patterns: notes from postwar Laos. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2022, 208 p. ISBN 9781503611733, reviewed by Luise Eder, 116-117 (Word version)

Aparecida Vilaça. Paletó and me: memories of my indigenous father, trans. David Rodgers. Stanford: Stanford University Press 2021, 232 p. ISBN 9781503629332, reviewed by Niklas Hartmann, 118-120 (Word version)

Sophie Chao. In the shadow of the palms: more-than-human becomings in West Papua. Durham: Duke University Press 2022, 336 p. ISBN 9781478018247, reviewed by Sebastian Antoine, 121-123 (Word version)

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