Anthropology in Action is always happy to hear from potential reviewers at all stages in their academic careers for books, films or other media.

We currently have a number of books and video resources awaiting review. If you are interested in reviewing anything from the list below, please contact the reviews editor, David Orr (d.orr@sussex.ac.uk). We welcome reviews of around 800 words for a single book, but we are also keen to include review articles comparing two or more works, for which the word length is negotiable. Please be aware that we can request recent publications (within the last year) from publishers, so do feel free to let us know of any books that you would like to review within the field of applied anthropology, and we will do our best to get them for you. Also note that many publishers routinely send pdf or e-copies of publications rather than hard copies.

Beyond books, we are particularly keen to broaden reviews to other topical content with relevance to applied anthropology including exhibitions, films, websites, blogs and events. Furthermore, in addition to regular reviews, we feature occasional reviews under the title ‘To see ourselves as others see us’. In these, non-anthropologists review anthropological books and other works, and discuss the contribution they make in the light of their own perspectives and fields. The impetus for this feature lies in the challenges that applied anthropologists often face in explaining and promoting the value of anthropological knowledge outside the discipline. We hope that this invitation to reviewers from outside the discipline will prove stimulating and informative to readers about the responses that anthropological insights receive in the wider world, and will suggest how the wider communication of our research could be enhanced.

If you would like to contribute to the occasional reviews feature, or if there is something that you would especially like to review (including content other than books), please do get in touch with us to discuss!

Books and documentaries currently available and awaiting review include:

  • Amrith, M. (2017), Caring for Strangers: Filipino Medical Workers in Asia (Copenhagen: NIAS Press).

  • Armbrust, W. (2019), Martyrs and Tricksters: An Ethnography of the Egyptian Revolution (Oxford: Princeton University Press).

  • Bernstein, A. (2019), The Future of Immortality: Remaking Life and Death in Contemporary Russia (Oxford: Princeton University Press).

  • Blin, A. (2019), War and Religion: Europe and the Mediterranean from the First through the Twenty-First Centuries (Berkeley: University of California Press).

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  • Boeri, M. and R. K. Shukla (eds) (2019), Inside Ethnography: Researchers Reflect on the Challenges of Reaching Hidden Populations (Berkeley: University of California Press).

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  • Booher, A. and K. Oths (2018), The Last Bonesetter (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources). Video Resource.

  • Chorev, N. (2019), Give and Take: Developmental Foreign Aid and the Pharmaceutical Industry in East Africa (Oxford: Princeton University Press).

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  • De La Piedra, M., B. Araujo and A. Esquinca (2018), Educating across Borders: The Case of a Dual Language Program on the US–Mexico Border (Tucson: University of Arizona Press).

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  • Dunbar-Hester, C. (2019), Hacking Diversity: The Politics of Inclusion in Open Technology Cultures (Oxford: Princeton University Press).

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  • Folch, C. (2019), Hydropolitics: The Itaipu Dam, Sovereignty, and the Engineering of Modern South America (Oxford: Princeton University Press).

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  • Killias, O. (2018), Follow the Maid: Domestic Worker Migration in and from Indonesia (Copenhagen: NIAS Press).

  • Lansing, J. S. and M. P. Cox (2019), Islands of Order: A Guide to Complexity Modelling for the Social Sciences (Oxford: Princeton University Press).

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  • Lawrance, B. N. and J. Stevens (eds) (2017), Citizenship in Question: Evidentiary Birthright and Statelessness (Durham, NC: Duke University Press).

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  • Lemelson, R. and A. Pasquino (2017), Tajen (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources). Video Resource.

  • MacClancy, J. (ed.) (2017), Anthropology and Public Service: The UK Experience (Oxford: Berghahn).

  • Maes, K. (2017), The Lives of Community Health Workers: Local Labor and Global Health in Urban Ethiopia (New York: Routledge).

  • Mascarenhas, M. (2017), New Humanitarianism and the Crisis of Charity: Good Intentions on the Road to Help (Bloomington: Indiana University Press).

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  • McNally, M. D. (2020), Defend the Sacred: Native American Religious Freedom beyond the First Amendment (Oxford: Princeton University Press).

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  • Mortimer, L. (2019), Roger Sandall's Films and Contemporary Anthropology: Explorations in the Aesthetic, the Existential, and the Possible (Bloomington: Indiana University Press).

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  • Nygaard-Christensen, M. and A. Bexley (2017), Fieldwork in Timor-Leste: Understanding Social Change through Practice (Copenhagen: NIAS Press).

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  • Porath, N. (ed.) (2019), Hearing Southeast Asia: Sounds of Hierarchy and Power in Context (Copenhagen: NIAS Press).

  • Shepherd, C. (2019), Haunted Houses and Ghostly Encounters: Ethnography and Animism in East Timor, 1860–1975 (Copenhagen: NIAS Press).

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  • Sørensen, B. R. and E. Ben-Ari (2019), Civil–Military Entanglements: Anthropological Perspectives (Oxford: Berghahn).

  • Weston, K. (2017), Animate Planet: Making Visceral Sense of Living in a High-Tech Ecologically Damaged World (Durham, NC: Duke University Press).

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  • Wu, K. and R. P. Weller (eds) (2020), It Happens among People: Resonances and Extensions of the Work of Fredrik Barth (Oxford: Berghahn).

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  • Wuthnow, R. (2020), What Happens When We Practice Religion? Textures of Devotion in Everyday Life (Oxford: Princeton University Press).

  • Yano, C. R. and N. K. A. Akatsuka (eds) (2018), Straight A's: Asian American College Students in their own Words (Durham, NC: Duke University Press).

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  • Amrith, M. (2017), Caring for Strangers: Filipino Medical Workers in Asia (Copenhagen: NIAS Press).

  • Armbrust, W. (2019), Martyrs and Tricksters: An Ethnography of the Egyptian Revolution (Oxford: Princeton University Press).

  • Bernstein, A. (2019), The Future of Immortality: Remaking Life and Death in Contemporary Russia (Oxford: Princeton University Press).

  • Blin, A. (2019), War and Religion: Europe and the Mediterranean from the First through the Twenty-First Centuries (Berkeley: University of California Press).

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Boeri, M. and R. K. Shukla (eds) (2019), Inside Ethnography: Researchers Reflect on the Challenges of Reaching Hidden Populations (Berkeley: University of California Press).

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Booher, A. and K. Oths (2018), The Last Bonesetter (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources). Video Resource.

  • Chorev, N. (2019), Give and Take: Developmental Foreign Aid and the Pharmaceutical Industry in East Africa (Oxford: Princeton University Press).

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • De La Piedra, M., B. Araujo and A. Esquinca (2018), Educating across Borders: The Case of a Dual Language Program on the US–Mexico Border (Tucson: University of Arizona Press).

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Dunbar-Hester, C. (2019), Hacking Diversity: The Politics of Inclusion in Open Technology Cultures (Oxford: Princeton University Press).

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Folch, C. (2019), Hydropolitics: The Itaipu Dam, Sovereignty, and the Engineering of Modern South America (Oxford: Princeton University Press).

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Killias, O. (2018), Follow the Maid: Domestic Worker Migration in and from Indonesia (Copenhagen: NIAS Press).

  • Lansing, J. S. and M. P. Cox (2019), Islands of Order: A Guide to Complexity Modelling for the Social Sciences (Oxford: Princeton University Press).

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Lawrance, B. N. and J. Stevens (eds) (2017), Citizenship in Question: Evidentiary Birthright and Statelessness (Durham, NC: Duke University Press).

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Lemelson, R. and A. Pasquino (2017), Tajen (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources). Video Resource.

  • MacClancy, J. (ed.) (2017), Anthropology and Public Service: The UK Experience (Oxford: Berghahn).

  • Maes, K. (2017), The Lives of Community Health Workers: Local Labor and Global Health in Urban Ethiopia (New York: Routledge).

  • Mascarenhas, M. (2017), New Humanitarianism and the Crisis of Charity: Good Intentions on the Road to Help (Bloomington: Indiana University Press).

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • McNally, M. D. (2020), Defend the Sacred: Native American Religious Freedom beyond the First Amendment (Oxford: Princeton University Press).

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Mortimer, L. (2019), Roger Sandall's Films and Contemporary Anthropology: Explorations in the Aesthetic, the Existential, and the Possible (Bloomington: Indiana University Press).

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Nygaard-Christensen, M. and A. Bexley (2017), Fieldwork in Timor-Leste: Understanding Social Change through Practice (Copenhagen: NIAS Press).

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Porath, N. (ed.) (2019), Hearing Southeast Asia: Sounds of Hierarchy and Power in Context (Copenhagen: NIAS Press).

  • Shepherd, C. (2019), Haunted Houses and Ghostly Encounters: Ethnography and Animism in East Timor, 1860–1975 (Copenhagen: NIAS Press).

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Sørensen, B. R. and E. Ben-Ari (2019), Civil–Military Entanglements: Anthropological Perspectives (Oxford: Berghahn).

  • Weston, K. (2017), Animate Planet: Making Visceral Sense of Living in a High-Tech Ecologically Damaged World (Durham, NC: Duke University Press).

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Wu, K. and R. P. Weller (eds) (2020), It Happens among People: Resonances and Extensions of the Work of Fredrik Barth (Oxford: Berghahn).

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Wuthnow, R. (2020), What Happens When We Practice Religion? Textures of Devotion in Everyday Life (Oxford: Princeton University Press).

  • Yano, C. R. and N. K. A. Akatsuka (eds) (2018), Straight A's: Asian American College Students in their own Words (Durham, NC: Duke University Press).

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation

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