The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail

In his gripping and provocative debut, anthropologist and MacArthur Genius Fellow Jason De Le n sheds light on one of the most pressing political issues of our time the human consequences of US immigration policy The Land of Open Graves reveals the suffering and deaths that occur daily in the

Affluence Without Abundance: The Disappearing World of the Bushmen

A vibrant portrait of the original affluent society the Bushmen of southern Africa by the anthropologist who has spent the better part of the last twenty five years documenting their encounter with modernity If the success of a civilization is measured by its endurance over time, then the

The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker

Since the election of Scott Walker, Wisconsin has been seen as ground zero for debates about the appropriate role of government in the wake of the Great Recession In a time of rising inequality, Walker not only survived a bitterly contested recall that brought thousands of protesters to Capitol

Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work

This captivating ethnography explores Vietnam s sex industry as the country ascends the global and regional stage Over the course of five years, author Kimberly Kay Hoang worked at four exclusive Saigon hostess bars catering to diverse clientele wealthy local Vietnamese and Asian businessmen, Viet