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American Anthropological Association Virtual Exhibit

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

Since we can’t be together at the conference, we’re bringing our book exhibit to you.

From virtually anywhere, you can browse our list of new and recent titles, chat with our editor Lucas Church, learn about our new books in our Where Religion Lives Series, and more.


Lucas Church, Acquisitions Editor

Connect with editor Lucas Church, whose acquisition interests include humanities and social sciences, especially sociology, anthropology, literary studies, history of medicine, and social science approaches to health, medicine, and culture.

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


Congratulations to Ashante Reese and Black Food Geographies!
Winner of the
2020 Margaret Mead Award, American Anthropological Association

and the Society for Applied Anthropology


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.


I Don't Like the Blues

I Don't Like the Blues

Race, Place, and the Backbeat of Black Life

B. Brian Foster

Painted Pomegranates and Needlepoint Rabbis

Painted Pomegranates and Needlepoint Rabbis

How Jews Craft Resilience and Create Community

Jodi Eichler-Levine

The Haitians

The Haitians

A Decolonial History

Jean Casimir, Laurent Dubois, Walter D. Mignolo

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

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

Freedom Farmers

Freedom Farmers

Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

Monica M. White, LaDonna Redmond

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

The Lumbee Indians

The Lumbee Indians

An American Struggle

Malinda Maynor Lowery

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

Talking Guitar

Talking Guitar

Conversations with Musicians Who Shaped Twentieth-Century American Music

Jas Obrecht

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