This Week’s New Books–Atlantic Slavery, Life in Nepal, The Arab Spring, and Anthropology Paperbacks

A New World of Labor
A New World of Labor: The Development of Plantation Slavery in the British Atlantic


Simon P. Newman

352 pages | 6 x 9 | 15 illus.

Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4519-6 | $55.00 | £36.00

A volume in the Early Modern Americas series

A New World of Labor connects developments in seventeenth-century Britain with the British experience of slavery on the West African coast and with the initial development of African chattel slavery in Barbados, whose labor system played a foundational role in defining how plantation slavery developed throughout British America. Read more . . .

Maoists at the Hearth
Maoists at the Hearth: Everyday Life in Nepal's Civil War


Judith Pettigrew. Foreword by David N. Gellner

192 pages | 6 x 9 | 6 illus.

Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4492-2 | $55.00 | £36.00

A volume in the Ethnography of Political Violence series

Maoists at the Hearth details the ways that inhabitants of a hill village in central Nepal managed their everyday activities following the arrival of Maoist insurgents in the late 1990s, exploring their changing social relationships with fellow villagers and the parties to the conflict both during and after the civil war. Read more . . .

Roots of the Arab Spring
Roots of the Arab Spring: Contested Authority and Political Change in the Middle East


Dafna Hochman Rand

176 pages | 6 x 9

Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4530-1 | $47.50 | £31.00

The first book-length assessment of events whose ramifications are still unfolding, Roots of the Arab Spring is a coherent and incisive account of the factors that gave rise to the Arab Spring. Read more . . .

Now in Paperback
Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones
Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones: From the Ancient World to the Era of Human Rights


Edited by Elizabeth D. Heineman

352 pages | 6 x 9

Cloth 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4318-5 | $59.95 | £39.00

Paper 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2261-6 | $27.50 | £18.00

A volume in the Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights series

"[Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones] makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the relationship between sexual violence and periods of conflict."–Women's Review of Books Read more . . .

Now in Paperback
Gender and Culture at the Limit of Rights
Gender and Culture at the Limit of Rights


Edited by Dorothy L. Hodgson

312 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 illus.

Cloth 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4328-4 | $47.50 | £31.00

Paper 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2142-8 | $24.95 | £16.50

A volume in the Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights series

"[This book] provides us fresh material with which to address the issues of culture, gender, and human rights from an anthropological viewpoint. It will prove a valuable resource that has previously been missing from the array of textbooks that could be used in our courses and a book that will be of general interest for those who work in the field. It moves away from the simple dichotomy of human rights versus culture to look at the interaction of localized legalities and cultural practices surrounding gender."–American Ethnologist

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Now in Paperback
Pigeon Trouble
Pigeon Trouble: Bestiary Biopolitics in a Deindustrialized America


Hoon Song

272 pages | 6 x 9

Cloth 2010 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4242-3 | $49.95 | £32.50

Paper 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2270-8 | $24.95 | £16.50

"Offering a rare and intimate account of anxieties that can proliferate in encounters with animal Others, Pigeon Trouble will certainly become a canonical text in the emergent interdisciplinary tradition of multispecies ethnography."–Cultural Anthropology Read more . . .


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