Anthropology from Chicago

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Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits
Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America’s Culture
Chip Colwell
“A sobering peek into the controversy that surrounds tribal artifacts and human remains found in museums throughout the United States. Colwell provides the reader with a firsthand look at the repatriation process, sympathetically including tribal perspectives—something that few museum directors have sought to do when writing on this subject in the past.”—Science  
Cloth $30.00

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Down and Out in the New Economy
How People Find (or Don’t Find) Work Today
Ilana Gershon
“In this beautifully written volume, Gershon explores the subtle violence that ensues when, in order to get a job, you have to apply branding and marketing techniques to your own personality. In doing so, she reminds us of the power of anthropology not only to expose the hidden workings of our everyday common sense, but also to show how strange and arbitrary they really are.”—David Graeber, author of Debt: The First 5,000 Years
Cloth $25.00

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Going Public
A Guide for Social Scientists
Arlene Stein and Jessie Daniels
Illustrations by Corey Fields
“A clear, cheery read worth pressing on bright-eyed early career researchers and mature curmudgeons alike.”—Times Higher Education

“I’d recommend Going Public to any academic who wants her voice to carry beyond the ivory tower.”—Eric Klinenberg, New York University
Paper $19.00

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Crying for Our Elders
African Orphanhood in the Age of HIV and AIDS
Kristen E. Cheney
“Through her cautious, insightful, and moving ethnography based on fieldwork in Uganda, Cheney provides a deep understanding of the complex and unexpected forms of life that emerge around orphans. An important contribution to the growing field of critical children’s studies, Crying for our Elders is also a remarkable expression of ethically engaged anthropology.”—Didier Fassin, author of When Bodies Remember
Paper $35.00

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Beyond Surgery
Injury, Healing, and Religion at an Ethiopian Hospital
Anita Hannig
“In this incisive and immensely insightful study, Hannig moves beyond the hype of heroic surgery to examine the complex social, moral, and aesthetic landscape—the interplay of science and sanctity, loss and recovery—that comprises the intricate work of care, here as everywhere.”—Jean Comaroff, Harvard University  
Paper $27.50

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A New Edition
Evolving God
A Provocative View on the Origins of Religion, Expanded Edition
Barbara J. King
With a New Afterword by the Author
“King draws on cutting-edge research in primatology to demonstrate that once animals are capable of emotional attachments and cognitive empathy, they are ready for—and even appear to require—certain intangibles like a belief in something greater than themselves.… Fresh insights … lucid writing.”—Publishers Weekly  
Paper $17.00