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Volume 90, #1 • Winter 2017




Joshua A. Bell, Smithsonian Institution

on Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing’s The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins

Clint Bruce, Université Sainte-Anne

on Monica Heller, Lindsay A. Bell, Michelle Daveluy, Mireille McLaughlin, and Hubert Noël’s Sustaining the Nation: The Making and Moving of Language and Nation

Abdelmajid Hannoum, University of Kansas

on Saba Mahmood’s Religious Difference in a Secular Age: A Minority Report

Geoffrey Hughes, London School of Economics and Political Science

on Sarah Tobin’s Everyday Piety: Islam and Economy in Jordan



Ippolytos Kalofonos, UCLA Center for Social Medicine and Humanities

on Neely Laurenzo Myers’s Recovery’s Edge: An Ethnography of Mental Health Care and Moral Agency

Joel Kuipers, George Washington University

on James Bourk Hoesterey’s Rebranding Islam: Piety, Prosperity, and a
Self-Help Guru

Jessica Lockrem, Rice University

on Max Hirsch’s Airport Urbanism: Infrastructure and Mobility in Asia

Tanja Müller, University of Manchester, UK

on Jennifer Riggan’s The Struggling State: Nationalism, Mass Militarization, and the Education of Eritrea




Erin L. Murphy, Independent Scholar

on Paula Ioanide’s The Emotional Politics of Racism: How Feelings Trump
Facts in an Era of Colorblindness

Priscilla Song, Washington University in St. Louis

on Elanah Uretsky’s Occupational Hazards: Sex, Business, and HIV in
Post-Mao China

Sabra G. Thorner, New York University

on Jennifer Loureide Biddle’s Remote Avant-Garde: Aboriginal Art under Occupation

Volume 90, #1

Winter 2017

Inhabiting the Margins: Middle Eastern Minorities Revisited

Introduced and Edited by Güldem Baykal Büyüksaraç & Jonathan Glasser