© Department of Anthropology, Durham University, 2004–14

ISSN 1742-2930



Special Edition: Second Issue of RAI’s First Annual Postgraduate Conference 2011



General Editor: Claudia Merli

Contents


Guest Editorial: Second Issue of RAI’s First Annual Postgraduate Conference, September 20, 2011, Department of Anthropology, Durham University

Erika McClure, Durham University and Carla Handley, Durham University


Discourses of motherhood: Negotiation, contradiction and dilemma inchildlessness

Mirza Taslima Sultana, Lancaster University


Empowerment and knowledge: Examining discourses of female genital cutting in a London NGO

Mary-Anne Decatur, SOAS


Caring women: Relationships between matrifocality and Yamatji breast cancer experiences

Melanie Dembinsky, University of Kent


Reiki embodied: An anthropological approach to Reiki

Dori Beeler, Durham University


“A place to rest from the world”: An ethnographic approach to pro-self- harm virtual communities

Lina C. Casadó-Marín, Rovira i Virgili University


Grammatically speaking: Religious authority and cultural identity in Buddhist Ladakh

Andrea Butcher, University of Aberdeen



BOOK REVIEWS


Mosse, David. ed. 2011. Adventures in aidland: The anthropology of professionals in international development. New York: Berghahn Books.

Reviewed by Ben Kasstan, Durham University



Herman, Marilyn. 2012. Gondar’s child: Songs, honor, and identity among Ethiopian Jews in Israel. New Jersey: The Red Sea Press.

Reviewed by Ben Kasstan, Durham University



La Fontaine, J. ed. 2009. The Devil’s Children. From spirit possession to witchcraft: New allegations that affect children. Farnham: Ashgate.

Reviewed by Diana Vonnak, Durham University



Turner, Edith. 2012. Communitas: The Anthropology of Collective Joy. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Reviewed by Diana Vonnak, Durham University



Wagner, John R. ed. (2013) The social life of water. New York: Berghahn Books.

Reviewed by Gwynned de Looijer, Durham University



 
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Guest Editors: Erika McClure and Carla Handley