The following books are available for review. If you would like to review any of these titles, or if you have another title to suggest, please email us at reviews@histanthro.org.


Adams, William Y. The Boasians: Founding Fathers and Mothers of American Anthropology. Lanham, MD: Hamilton Books, 2016.

Barbash, Ilisa. Where the Roads All End: Photography and Anthropology in the Kalahari. Cambridge, MA: Peabody Museum Press, 2017.

Cadaval, Olivia, Sojin Kim, and Diana Baird N’Diaye. Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithonian Folklife Festival. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2016.

Chin, Elizabeth, ed. Katherine Dunham: Recovering an Anthropological Legacy, Choreographing Ethnographic Futures. Santa Fe, NM: School for Advanced Research Press, 2014.

Cline, Eric H. Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archaeology. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017.

Custred, Glynn. A History of Anthropology as a Holistic Science. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016.

Darnell, Regna, and Frederic W. Gleach, eds. Corridor Talk to Culture History: Public Anthropology and Its Consequences. Histories of Anthropology Annual Series 9. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015.

Darnell, Regna, Michelle Hamilton, Robert L. A. Hancock, and Joshua Smith, eds. The Franz Boas Papers, Volume 1: Franz Boas as Public Intellectual—Theory, Ethnography, Activism. Franz Boas Papers Documentary Edition Series. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015.

Debaene, Vincent. Far Afield: French Anthropology Between Science and Literature. Translated by Justin Izzo. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014.

Dyck, Ian. The Life and Work of W. B. Nickerson (1865-1926): Scientific Archaeology in Central North America. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2016.

Ens, Gerhard J., and Joe Sawchuk. From New Peoples to New Nations: Aspects of Metis History and Identity from the Eighteenth to the Twenty-First Centuries. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016.

Fagan, Brian M., and Nadia Durrani. A Brief History of Archaeology: Classical Times to the Twenty-First Century. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2016.

Gardner, Helen, and Patrick McConvell. Southern Anthropology: A History of Fison and Howitt’s Kamilaroi and Kurnai. Palgrave Studies in Pacific History. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Guha, Sudeshna. Artefacts of History: Archaeology, Historiography and Indian Pasts. New Delhi: SAGE Publications, 2015.

Hardy, Andrew David. The Barefoot Anthropologist: The Highlands of Champa and Vietnam in the Words of Jacques Dournes. Chiang Mai: Silkworm Books, 2015.

Ishikawa, Hideshi, Josef Kreiner, Ken’ichi Sasaki, and Takehiko Yoshimura, eds. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Origins of Oka Masao’s Anthropological Scholarship, Meiji University, November 27, 2015. Bonn: Bier’sche Verlagsanstalt, 2016.

Jonsson, Hjorleifur. Slow Anthropology: Negotiating Difference with the Iu Mien. Ithaca: Southeast Asia Program Publications, Cornell University Press, 2014.

Kan, Sergei, ed. Sharing Our Knowledge: The Tlingit and Their Coastal Neighbors. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015.

Kelly, Isabel T. Isabel T. Kelly’s Southern Paiute Ethnographic Field Notes, 1932-1934: Las Vegas. Edited by Catherine S. Fowler and Darla Garey-Sage. Salt Lake City: The University of Utah Press, 2016.

Lee, Julian C.H., John M. Prior, and Thomas A. Reuter, eds. Trajectories: Excursions with the Anthropology of E. Douglas Lewis. Vol. 74. Asian Thought and Culture. New York: Peter Lang, 2016.

Lyman, R. Lee. Theodore E. White and the Development of Zooarchaeology in North America. Critical Studies in the History of Anthropology Series. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2016.

Mitchell, Joseph. “Man—With Variations”: Interviews with Franz Boas and Colleagues, 1937. Edited by Robert Brightman. Chicago: Prickly Paradigm Press, 2017.

Noyes, John K. Herder: Aesthetics Against Imperialism. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015.

Oppenheim, Robert. An Asian Frontier: American Anthropology and Korea, 1882-1945. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2016.

Ray, Arthur J. Aboriginal Rights Claims and the Making and Remaking of History. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016.

Redman, Samuel J. Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016.

Schiffer, Michael Brian. Archaeology’s Footprints in the Modern World. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017.

Shaw, Lytle. Fieldworks: From Place to Site in Postwar Poetics. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2013.

Sysling, Fenneke. Racial Science and Human Diversity in Colonial Indonesia. Singapore: Singapore NUS Press, 2016.

Warren, Claude N., and Joan S. Schneider. Purple Hummingbird: A Biography of Elizabeth Warder Crozer Campbell. Salt Lake City: The University of Utah Press, 2017.