Books for Reviews

2020-11-27

TSANTSA reviews recent publications that make important theoretical or empirical contributions to anthropology. We have a particular focus on publications originating in the Swiss academic context. If you are interested in writing a book review, get in touch with the responsible book review editor Sylvain Besençon (sylvain.besencon@unifr.ch) for a choice of book to review or take a look at our bookshelf for a selection:

 

2021

– Affolter, Laura. 2021. Asylum matters. On the front line of administrative decision-making. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. 203 p. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-61512-3

– Berthod, Marc-Antoine, Dolores Angela Castelli Dransart, Alexandre Pillonel, Anthony Stavrianakis (eds). 2021. La mort appréciée. L'assistance au suicide en Suisse. Lausanne: Antipodes. 340 p. https://www.antipodes.ch/produit/la-mort-appreciee/

– Brandel, Andrew, Marco Motta (eds). 2021. Living with Concepts. Anthropology in the Grip of Reality. New York: Fordham University Press. 352 p. https://www.fordhampress.com/9780823294275/living-with-concepts/

– Das, Veena. 2021. Voix de l’ordinaire. L’anthropologue face à la violence. Préface de Sandra Laugier. BSN Press. 240 pages http://www.bsnpress.com/voixdelordinaire/

– Fargnoli, Vanessa. 2021. InVIHsibles. Trajectoires de femmes séropositives. Lausanne: Antipodes. 400 p. https://www.antipodes.ch/produit/invihsibles/

– Faust, Lene. 2021. Neofaschismus in Italien. Politik, Familie und Religion in Rom. Eine Ethnographie. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag. 366 p. https://www.transcript-verlag.de/978-3-8376-5470-7/neofaschismus-in-italien/

– Gartmann, Thomas, Michaela Schäuble (eds.). 2021. Studies in the Arts – Neue Perspektiven auf Forschung über, in und durch Kunst und Design. Bielefeld & London: trancript Verlag. 209 p. https://www.transcript-verlag.de/978-3-8376-5736-4/studies-in-the-arts-neue-perspektiven-auf-forschung-ueber-in-und-durch-kunst-und-design/

Haller, Tobias, Karina Liechti, Martin Stuber, François-Xavier Viallon, Wunderli, Rahel (eds). 2021. Balancing the Commons in Switzerland. Institutional Transformations and Sustainable Innovations. London, New York: Routledge. 322 p. https://www.routledge.com/Balancing-the-Commons-in-Switzerland-Institutional-Transformations-and/Haller-Liechti-Stuber-Viallon-Wunderli/p/book/9780367488734

– Helbling, Jörg, Tobias Schwoerer (eds). 2021. The Ending of Tribal Wars. Configurations and Processes of Pacification. New York, Oxon: Routledge. 280 p. https://www.routledge.com/The-Ending-of-Tribal-Wars-Configurations-and-Processes-of-Pacification/Helbling-Schwoerer/p/book/9780367520427

 – Lüthi, Eva. 2021. Blicke auf das Dazwischen. Foto-Ethnografien zu Transformationen in Zürich. Zürich: Seismo Verlag. 440 p. https://www.seismoverlag.ch/de/daten/blicke-auf-das-dazwischen/

– Piñeiro, Esteban, Martina Koch, Nathalie Pasche (eds). 2021. Un/doing Ethnicity im öffentlichen Dienst. Ethnografien zum ethnischen Differenzieren am Beispiel von Jugendamt und Polizei. Zürich: Seismo Verlag. 152 p. https://www.seismoverlag.ch/de/daten/un-doing-ethnicity-im-offentlichen-dienst/

– Robinne, François. 2021. Birmanie. Par-delà l’ethnicité. Préfacé par Michel Agier. Paris: Éditions Dépysage. 268 p. https://www.editions-depaysage.fr/livres/birmanie-par-dela-lethnicite/

2020

– Binder, Stefan. 2020. Total Atheism: Secular Activism and the Politics of Difference in South India. Methodology and History in Anthropology, Vol. 38. New York: Berghahn. 290 p. https://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/BinderTotal

– Bochow, Astrid. 2020. Risiko und HIV/Aids in Botswana. Leben in der Pandemie. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer Verlag. 236 p. http://reimer-mann-verlag.de/controller.php?cmd=detail&titelnummer=101644&verlag=4

– Eckert, Julia M. (ed.). 2020. The Bureaucratic Production of Difference. Ethos and Ethics in Migration Administrations. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag. 182 p. https://www.transcript-verlag.de/978-3-8376-5104-1/the-bureaucratic-production-of-difference/

– Gamba, Fiorenza, Marco Nardone, Toni Ricciardi, Sandro Cattacin (eds). 2020. COVID-19. Eine sozialwissenschaftliche Perspektive. Zürich: Seismo. 336 p. https://www.seismoverlag.ch/fr/daten/covid-19/

– Geißler, P. Wenzel, Rene Gerrets, Ann H. Kelly, Peter Mangesho (eds). 2020. Amani – Auf den Spuren einer kolonialen Forschungsstation in Tansania. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag. 168 p. https://www.transcript-verlag.de/978-3-8376-4959-8/amani-auf-den-spuren-einer-kolonialen-forschungsstation-in-tansania/

– Lustenberger, Sibylle. 2020. Judaism in Motion. The Making of Same-Sex Parenthood in Israel. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030551032

– Menet, Joanna. 2020. Entangled Mobilities in the Transnational Salsa Circuit: The Esperanto of the Body, Gender and Ethnicity. London: Routledge. 226p. https://www.routledge.com/Entangled-Mobilities-in-the-Transnational-Salsa-Circuit-The-Esperanto-of/Menet/p/book/9780367433666