American Anthropological Association Virtual Exhibit

Welcome to the UNC Press Virtual Exhibit for the American Anthropological Association.

We look forward to meeting you at the conference. But if you’re not traveling this year, we’re bringing our book exhibit to you.

From virtually anywhere, you can browse our list of new and recent titles, chat with one of our acquisitions editors Maria Isela Garcia or Lucas Church, learn about our new books in our Black Food Justice and Where Religion Lives series, and more.

Maria Isela Garcia,
Acquisitions Editor
Lucas Church, Acquisitions Editor
Lucas Church,
Executive Editor

Have questions about whether UNC Press is the right publisher for you, or how to submit a proposal? Visit our For Prospective Authors page.


New Books in our Where Religion Lives Series


New Books in our Black Food Justice Series


All of our books (in fact, our entire site) are available now at our 40 percent AAA conference discount. Plus if your order totals $75, domestic U.S. shipping is FREE! Just use promo code 01DAH40 at checkout.

Click here for our full list of books in Anthropology.

Follow the links at the left for information on submitting a book proposal, ordering desk or examination copies (even free digital exam copies), classroom permissions, disability resources, and more. We’ve even created a handy FAQ document, with answers to the most-asked questions we get at exhibit booths.

Click on any book below to learn more. And, using our View Inside feature, you can leaf through the pages for a preview of each new book, just as if you were standing at our booth. Check it out on each book page.


White Man’s Work

White Man’s Work

Race and Middle-Class Mobility into the Progressive Era

Joseph O. Jewell

Feeding New Orleans

Feeding New Orleans

Celebrity Chefs and Reimagining Food Justice

Jeanne K. Firth

Precarious Constructions

Precarious Constructions

Race, Class, and Urban Revitalization in Toronto

Vanessa A. Rosa

Excavating the Lost Colony Mystery

Excavating the Lost Colony Mystery

The Map, the Search, the Discovery

Eric Klingelhofer

Beyond the Kitchen Table

Beyond the Kitchen Table

Black Women and Global Food Systems

Priscilla McCutcheon, Latrica E. Best, Theresa Ann Rajack-Talley

Far from the Rooftop of the World

Far from the Rooftop of the World

Travels among Tibetan Refugees on Four Continents

Amy Yee

Food Power Politics

Food Power Politics

The Food Story of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement

Bobby J. Smith II

Urban Specters

Urban Specters

The Everyday Harms of Racial Capitalism

Sarah Mayorga

Vodou en Vogue

Vodou en Vogue

Fashioning Black Divinities in Haiti and the United States

Eziaku Atuama Nwokocha

Landscapes of Care

Landscapes of Care

Immigration and Health in Rural America

Thurka Sangaramoorthy

Making Moral Citizens

Making Moral Citizens

How Faith-Based Organizers Use Vocation for Public Action

Jack Delehanty

Indigenous Civil Society in Latin America

Indigenous Civil Society in Latin America

Collective Action in the Digital Age

Pascal Lupien

Guaraná

Guaraná

How Brazil Embraced the World's Most Caffeine-Rich Plant

Seth Garfield

On Our Own Terms

On Our Own Terms

Development and Indigeneity in Cold War Guatemala

Sarah Foss

Culture in the Clinic

Culture in the Clinic

Miami and the Making of Modern Medicine

Catherine Mas

Indigenuity

Indigenuity

Native Craftwork and the Art of American Literatures

Caroline Wigginton

Something in These Hills

Something in These Hills

The Culture of Family Land in Southern Appalachia

John M. Coggeshall

Rude Citizenship

Rude Citizenship

Jamaican Popular Music, Copyright, and the Reverberations of Colonial Power

Larisa Kingston Mann

Talking Guitar

Talking Guitar

Conversations with Musicians Who Shaped Twentieth-Century American Music

Jas Obrecht

Permanent Markers

Permanent Markers

Race, Ancestry, and the Body after the Genome

Sarah Abel

Caribeños at the Table

Caribeños at the Table

How Migration, Health, and Race Intersect in New York City

Melissa Fuster

Meatpacking America

Meatpacking America

How Migration, Work, and Faith Unite and Divide the Heartland

Kristy Nabhan-Warren

The Lumbee Indians

The Lumbee Indians

An American Struggle

Malinda Maynor Lowery

Manteo's World

Manteo's World

Native American Life in Carolina's Sound Country before and after the Lost Colony

Helen C. Rountree

Tainted Tap

Tainted Tap

Flint's Journey from Crisis to Recovery

Katrinell M. Davis

Reconstructing the Landscapes of Slavery

Reconstructing the Landscapes of Slavery

A Visual History of the Plantation in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World

Dale W. Tomich, Reinaldo Funes Monzote, Carlos Venegas Fornias, Rafael de Bivar Marquese

Porn Work

Porn Work

Sex, Labor, and Late Capitalism

Heather Berg

The Thing about Religion

The Thing about Religion

An Introduction to the Material Study of Religions

David Morgan

Spiritual Entrepreneurs

Spiritual Entrepreneurs

Florida's Faith-Based Prisons and the American Carceral State

Brad Stoddard

I Don't Like the Blues

I Don't Like the Blues

Race, Place, and the Backbeat of Black Life

B. Brian Foster

The Haitians

The Haitians

A Decolonial History

Jean Casimir, Laurent Dubois, Walter D. Mignolo

Painted Pomegranates and Needlepoint Rabbis

Painted Pomegranates and Needlepoint Rabbis

How Jews Craft Resilience and Create Community

Jodi Eichler-Levine

Self-Defense in Mexico

Self-Defense in Mexico

Indigenous Community Policing and the New Dirty Wars

Luis Hernández Navarro, Ramor Ryan

Saving History

Saving History

How White Evangelicals Tour the Nation's Capital and Redeem a Christian America

Lauren R. Kerby

The Transnational Mosque

The Transnational Mosque

Architecture and Historical Memory in the Contemporary Middle East

Kishwar Rizvi

The Gift of the Face

The Gift of the Face

Portraiture and Time in Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian

Shamoon Zamir

Black Towns, Black Futures

Black Towns, Black Futures

The Enduring Allure of a Black Place in the American West

Karla Slocum

Black in Place

Black in Place

The Spatial Aesthetics of Race in a Post-Chocolate City

Brandi Thompson Summers

Incarcerated Stories

Incarcerated Stories

Indigenous Women Migrants and Violence in the Settler-Capitalist State

Shannon Speed

Muslim Pilgrimage in the Modern World

Muslim Pilgrimage in the Modern World

Babak Rahimi, Peyman Eshaghi

The Invention of the Favela

The Invention of the Favela

Licia do Prado Valladares, Robert N. Anderson

Sovereign Entrepreneurs

Sovereign Entrepreneurs

Cherokee Small-Business Owners and the Making of Economic Sovereignty

Courtney Lewis

Black Food Geographies

Black Food Geographies

Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C.

Ashanté M. Reese

Prescribing the Dharma

Prescribing the Dharma

Psychotherapists, Buddhist Traditions, and Defining Religion

Ira Helderman

An Anthropology of Marxism

An Anthropology of Marxism

Cedric J. Robinson, H. L. T. Quan, Avery F. Gordon

Crafting an Indigenous Nation

Crafting an Indigenous Nation

Kiowa Expressive Culture in the Progressive Era

Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote

Lovie

Lovie

The Story of a Southern Midwife and an Unlikely Friendship

Lisa Yarger

Mapping Diaspora

Mapping Diaspora

African American Roots Tourism in Brazil

Patricia de Santana Pinho

Capturing the South

Capturing the South

Imagining America's Most Documented Region

Scott L. Matthews

Black. Queer. Southern. Women.

Black. Queer. Southern. Women.

An Oral History

E. Patrick Johnson

Liberia, South Carolina

Liberia, South Carolina

An African American Appalachian Community

John M. Coggeshall

Defiant Indigeneity

Defiant Indigeneity

The Politics of Hawaiian Performance

Stephanie Nohelani Teves

Religion as Critique

Religion as Critique

Islamic Critical Thinking from Mecca to the Marketplace

Irfan Ahmad

The Sound of Navajo Country

The Sound of Navajo Country

Music, Language, and Diné Belonging

Kristina M. Jacobsen

Reality Radio, Second Edition

Reality Radio, Second Edition

Telling True Stories in Sound

John Biewen, Alexa Dilworth

What Is Veiling?

What Is Veiling?

Sahar Amer

Sharing This Walk

Sharing This Walk

An Ethnography of Prison Life and the PCC in Brazil

Karina Biondi, John F. Collins

Understanding Health Inequalities and Justice

Understanding Health Inequalities and Justice

New Conversations across the Disciplines

Mara Buchbinder, Michele Rivkin-Fish, Rebecca L. Walker

Muslim American Women on Campus

Muslim American Women on Campus

Undergraduate Social Life and Identity

Shabana Mir

Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars’ Club

Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars’ Club

Christopher B. Teuton, America Meredith

Mapping the Country of Regions

Mapping the Country of Regions

The Chorographic Commission of Nineteenth-Century Colombia

Nancy P. Appelbaum

The Logic of Compromise in Mexico

The Logic of Compromise in Mexico

How the Countryside Was Key to the Emergence of Authoritarianism

Gladys I. McCormick

Hittin' the Prayer Bones

Hittin' the Prayer Bones

Materiality of Spirit in the Pentecostal South

Anderson Blanton

Longing for the Bomb

Longing for the Bomb

Oak Ridge and Atomic Nostalgia

Lindsey A. Freeman

System Kids

System Kids

Adolescent Mothers and the Politics of Regulation

Lauren J. Silver

Memories of Conquest

Memories of Conquest

Becoming Mexicano in Colonial Guatemala

Laura E. Matthew

Anetso, the Cherokee Ball Game

Anetso, the Cherokee Ball Game

At the Center of Ceremony and Identity

Michael J. Zogry