American Anthropological Association

We regret that in the ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we will be unable to meet with you at the AAA annual conference. We want to highlight new titles that were scheduled to be featured in our booth and hope you will visit our website for more details.

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View the gallery of author selfies with their new books.

Join us for these online events featuring Duke University Press authors:

Editors Gisela Fosado and Ken Wissoker join Anand PandianCarole McGranahan, Hugh Raffles, and Angela Garcia to discuss the opening of new forms and practices of ethnographic writing.
"On Writing Otherwise: Rethinking the Genre and Forms of Ethnography"
Friday, November 6, 2:30-3:30 PM EST
Join Ruha Benjamin for the 2020 Joint ABA/CASTAC Invited Lecture, "Racial Violence & Technology: A Conversation with Ruha Benjamin" 
Thursday, November 12, 5:00-6:00 PM EST
Savannah Shange joins other authors to discuss "Abolition, Activism, and Decolonization: New Books Challenging Settler Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism in North America" 
Saturday, November 7, 2:30-3:30 PM EST

Use coupon code AAA20 to save 30% online orders for books and journal issues through December 31, 2020.


Reclaiming the Discarded: Life and Labor on Rio's Garbage Dump

Kathleen M. Millar
Co-Winner of the 2020 Society for Economic Anthropology Book Award

The Fixer: Visa Lottery Chronicles

Charles Piot with Kodjo Nicolas Batema
Second Place, 2020 Victor Turner Prize for Ethnographic Writing

Fencing in Democracy: Border Walls, Necrocitizenship, and the Security State

Miguel Díaz-Barriga and Margaret Dorsey
Winner of the ALLA Book Award, presented by the Association of Latina/Latino Anthropologists

Relations: An Anthropological Account

Marilyn Strathern

Pluriversal Politics: The Real and the Possible

Arturo Escobar

Writing Anthropology: Essays on Craft and Commitment

Carole McGranahan, editor
View the In Conversation video for Writing Anthropology

Militarized Global Apartheid

Catherine Besteman

Latinx Art: Artists, Markets, and Politics

Arlene Dávila

Influx and Efflux: Writing Up with Walt Whitman

Jane Bennett

GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies

Jennifer DeVere Brody and C. Riley Snorton, editors
Recent special issue: "Time out of Joint: The Queer and Customary in Africa"

Wild Things: The Disorder of Desire

Jack Halberstam

TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly

Susan Stryker, Francisco J. Galarte, Jules Gill-Peterson, Grace Lavery, and Abraham B. Weil, editors
Recent special issues: "Trans* Studies Now," "Trans Pornography," "Trans Futures," "Trans*/Religion," "Trans Studies en las Américas"

The Sense of Brown

José Esteban Muñoz
Edited and with an Introduction by Joshua Chambers-Letson and Tavia Nyong'o

Liquor Store Theater

Maya Stovall

We Are Not Dreamers: Undocumented Scholars Theorize Undocumented Life in the United States

Leisy J. Abrego and Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales, editors
View the conversation between the editors and contributors and meet the contributors on YouTube

Island Futures: Caribbean Survival in the Anthropocene

Mimi Sheller

Divided Bodies: Lyme Disease, Contested Illness, and Evidence-Based Medicine

Abigail A. Dumes

Manufacturing Celebrity: Latino Paparazzi and Women Reporters in Hollywood

Vanessa Diaz
View the conversation with Vanessa Diaz

Avian Reservoirs: Virus Hunters and Birdwatchers in Chinese Sentinel Posts

Frédéric Keck

Virulent Zones: Animal Disease and Global Health at China's Pandemic Epicenter

Lyle Fearnley

Enduring Cancer: Life, Death, and Diagnosis in Delhi

Dwaipayan Banerjee

History 4° Celsius: Search for a Method in the Age of the Anthropocene

Ian Baucom

The Globally Familiar: Digital Hip Hop, Masculinity, and Urban Space in Delhi

Ethiraj Gabriel Dattatreyan

Vital Decomposition: Soil Practitioners and Life Politics

Kristina M. Lyons

Building Socialism: The Afterlife of East German Architecture in Urban Vietnam

Christina Schwenkel

The Future of Fallout, and Other Episodes in Radioactive World-Making

Joseph Masco

Bolivia in the Age of Gas

Bret Gustafson

Animal Traffic: Lively Capital in the Global Exotic Pet Trade

Rosemary-Claire Collard

Porkopolis: American Animality, Standardized Life, and the Factory Farm

Alex Blanchette
View the In Conversation video with Alex Blanchette

For a Pragmatics of the Useless

Erin Manning

Social Text

Jayna Brown and David Sartorius, editors
Recent special issues: "The Biopolitics of Plasticity," "Radical Care"

The Occupied Clinic: Militarism and Care in Kashmir

Saiba Varma

The Moral Triangle: Germans, Israelis, Palestinians

Sa'red Atshan and Katharina Galor

Genetic Afterlives: Black Jewish Indigeneity in South Africa

Noah Tamarkin

Demanding Images: Democracy, Mediation, and the Image-Event in Indonesia

Karen Strassler

Mekong Dreaming: Life and Death along a Changing River

Andrew Alan Johnson

Politics of Rightful Killing: Civil Society, Gender, and Sexuality in Weblogistan

Sima Shakhsari

South Atlantic Quarterly

Michael Hardt, editor
Recent special issues: "1968 Decentered," "Getting Back the Land: Anticolonial and Indigenous Strategies of Reclamation"

The Licit Life of Capitalism: US Oil in Equatorial Guinea

Hannah Appel

Self-Devouring Growth: A Planetary Parable as Told from Southern Africa

Julie Livingston

Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism

Ginetta E. B. Candelario, editor
Recent special issue: "Radical Transnationalism: Reimagining Solidarities, Violence, Empires"

An Ecology of Knowledges: Fear, Love, and Technoscience in Guatemalan Forest Conservation

Micha Rahder

Rock | Water | Life: Ecology and Humanities for a Decolonial South Africa

Lesley Green

Futureproof: Security Aesthetics and the Management of Life

D. Asher Ghertner, Daniel M. Goldstein, and Hudson McFann, editors

Tehrangeles Dreaming: Intimacy and Imagination in Southern California's Iranian Pop Music

Farzaneh Hemmasi

Re-enchanting Modernity: Ritual Economy and Society in Wenzhou, China

Mayfair Yang

The Government of Beans: Regulating Life in the Age of Monocrops

Kregg Hetherington

Parenting Empires: Class, Whiteness, and the Moral Economy of Privilege in Latin America

Ana Yolanda Ramos-Zayas

Thinking Like a Climate: Governing a City in Times of Environmental Change

Hannah Knox

Bombay Brokers

Lisa Björkman, editor