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HAU is delighted to present:
THE CENTRE OF ETHNOGRAPHIC THEORY
(SOAS, University of London)
We are delighted to inform you of the Foundation of the Centre of Ethnographic Theory (CET) at SOAS, University of London. The Centre will host administratively the Society for Ethnographic Theory (SET) and the open-access work of HAU Journal and HAU Books, in addition to bringing together a range of ethnographic and theoretical work, scholarly events, and helping facilitate the fund-raising for such activities. Special thanks go to David Mosse (Head of the Anthropology & Sociology Department at SOAS), Ed Simpson, and Fabio Gygi for their brilliant work in setting up the Centre. We plan to hold an inaugural event in early 2016 and we will inform you of this and our future projects in due course.
HAU Books (www.haubooks.org) is pleased to release:
FOUR LECTURES ON ETHICS: ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES
by Michael Lambek, Veena Das, Didier Fassin, and Webb Keane
232 pp. | 6x9 | $19.99 USD
read full text here: http://haubooks.org/four-lectures-on-ethics/
order hardcopy here: http://ow.ly/UJBlc
Responding to the challenges from the worlds they study and reflecting critically on their own practice, anthropologists have recently devoted new attention to ethics and morality. This masterclass brings together four of the most eminent scholars working in this field—Michael Lambek, Veena Das, Didier Fassin, and Webb Keane—to discuss, in a lecture format, the way in which anthropology faces contemporary ethical issues and moral problems.
Rather than treating ethics as an object or as an isolable domain in moral theory, the authors are interested in grasping how the ethical and the moral emerge from social actions and interactions, how they are related to historical contexts and cultural settings, how they are transformed through their confrontation with the political, and how they are, ultimately, an integral part of life. Contrasting in their perspectives and methods, but developing a lively conversation, this masterclass provides four distinct voices to compose what will be an essential guide for an anthropology of the ethical and the moral in the twenty-first century.
HAU Books (www.haubooks.org) is pleased to release:
TRANSLATING WORLDS: THE EPISTEMOLOGICAL SPACE OF TRANSLATION
Edited by William F. Hanks and Carlo Severi
338 pp. | 6x9 | $15.99 USD
order here: http://ow.ly/UJBul
Set against the backdrop of anthropology's recent focus on various "turns" (whether ontological, ethical, or otherwise), this pathbreaking volume returns to the question of knowledge and the role of translation as a theoretical and ethnographic guide for twenty-first century anthropology, gathering together contributions from leading thinkers in the field: Adam Yuet Chau, Emmanuel de Vienne, Carlos Fausto, William F. Hanks, John Leavitt, Geoffrey E. R. Lloyd, Bruce Mannheim, Alan Rumsey, Carlo Severi, Rupert Stasch, and Anne-Christine Taylor.
Since Ferdinand de Saussure and Franz Boas, languages have been seen as systems whose differences make precise translation nearly impossible. And still others have viewed translation between languages as principally indeterminate. The contributors here argue that the challenge posed by the constant confrontation between incommensurable worlds and systems may be the most fertile ground for state-of-the-art ethnographic theory and practice. Ranging from tourism in New Guinea to shamanism in the Amazon to the globally ubiquitous restaurant menu, the contributors mix philosophy and ethnography to redefine translation not only as a key technique for understanding ethnography but as a larger principle in epistemology
HAU Books (www.haubooks.org) is also pleased to announce a forthcoming title, to be releaed in December 2015 (with a preview available at the AAA reception — see below):
THE RELATIVE NATIVE: ESSAYS ON INDIGENOUS CONCEPTUAL WORLDS
by Eduardo Viveiros de Castro with an afterword by Roy Wagner
360 pp. | 6x9 | $24.99 USD
pre-order here: http://ow.ly/UJBxX
This volume is the first to collect the most influential essays and lectures of Eduardo Viveiros de Castro. Published in a wide variety of venues, and often difficult to find, the pieces are brought together here for the first time in one major volume, which includes his momentous 1998 Cambridge University Lectures, "Cosmological Perspectivism in Amazonia and Elsewhere." Rounded out with new English translations of previous works, the resulting book is a wideranging portrait of one of the towering figures of contemporary thought—philosopher, anthropologist, ethnographer, ethnologist, and more. With a characteristic afterword by Roy Wagner, elucidating Viveiros de Castro's influence and engaging with his arguments, The Relative Native further cements Viveiros de Castro's position at the center of contemporary anthropological theory.
FORTHCOMING TITLES FROM HAU BOOKS
Please download our new brochure here: http://ow.ly/UJBZH
You can browse the following forthcoming titles from HAU Books at the University of Chicago Press website: http://ow.ly/UJBr2
The Relative Native: Essays on Indigenous Conceptual Worlds, by Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, with an Afterword by Roy Wagner. Coming December 2015.
Classic Concepts in Anthropology, by Valerio Valeri, edited by Giovanni da Col and Rupert Stasch. Coming January 2016.
The Gift: Expanded Edition, by Marcel Mauss, selected, introduced, and translated by Jane I. Guyer with a foreword by Bill Maurer. Coming February 2016.
The Mythology in Our Language: Remarks on Frazer’s Golden Bough, by Ludwig Wittgenstein, translated with a preface by Stephan Palmié, edited by Giovanni da Col, with critical contributions by Veena Das, David Graeber, Wendy James, Heonik Kwon, Michael Lambek, Michael Puett, and Carlo Severi. Coming March 2016.
Before and After Gender: Sexual Mythologies of Everyday Life, by Marilyn Strathern, edited with an introduction by Sarah Franklin, and with a foreword by Judith Butler. Coming April 2016.
From Hospitality to Grace: The Julian Pitt-Rivers Omnibus, edited by Giovanni da Col and Andrew Shryock. Coming May 2016.
Comparing Impossibilities: Selected Essays by Sally Falk Moore, with a foreword by John Borneman. Coming May 2016.
On Kings, by David Graeber and Marshall Sahlins. Coming June 2016.
Why We Play: An Anthropological Study, by Roberte Hamayon. Translated by Damien Simon. Coming August 2016.
Language in Culture: The Semiotics of Interaction by Michael Silverstein. Coming September 2016.
For previously released titles, please see the links below to purchase your copies today:
Gifts and Commodities <http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/G/bo20551269.html> by Chris Gregory
The Anti-Witch <http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/A/bo20551844.html> by Jeanne Favret-Saada (Translated by Matthew Carey)
The Chimera Principle <http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/C/bo20552112.html> by Carlo Severi (Translated by Janet Lloyd)
The Meaning of Money in China and the United States <http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/M/bo20551417.html> by Emily Martin
Magic: A Theory from the South <http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/M/bo20552672.html> by Ernesto de Martino (Translated by Dorothy Louise Zinn)
REMINDER: THE MOST DAZZLING ANTHROPOLOGICAL RECEPTION OF THE YEAR AT THE 2015 AAA MEETINGS IN DENVER — PLEASE JOIN US.
HAU, the University of Chicago Press, and Savage Minds will be holding a reception at Stout Street Social, 1400 Stout Street, Denver, CO (www.stoutstsocial.com), Saturday November 21 at 9:00 pm.
A few minutes walk from the Convention Center, we will celebrate the release of new titles, old projects, and exciting plans for the future of our discipline. Please join us and come to talk with Giovanni and Sean about your projects, manuscripts, and monographs.
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– Giovanni da Col and the HAU Editorial Team
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