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    Jennifer S. Bowles (2016). Recovery Poets, Recovery Workers: Labor and Place in the Dialogical Way‐Finding of Homeless Addicts in Therapy. Anthropology of Consciousness 27 (1):51-74.
    In recent years, anthropologists have built a rich body of ethnography on the experience of addiction, including important cultural critiques of treatment systems. Yet little has been written from the perspective of those who work in the everyday to help others recover from substance abuse. In this article, I reflect on my labor as a clinical social worker providing therapy for homeless women and men who struggle with addiction. Building on the eloquence of those who seek to recover, recovery poets, (...)
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  2. Mina Meir‐Dviri (2016). Symbolic Types: A Ritual of Impurity. Anthropology of Consciousness 27 (1):7-27.
    The semi-commune “Little Home” is a cultural enclave whose beliefs and idiosyncratic, seemingly chaotic interactions are based on gender relations translated into the terms of the purity and impurity of the female body. This framework is the scene of fictional and real kinship relations that play distinct roles within this mini-society and are dominated by symbolic types, which determine their social context. This article examines a ritual of purification performed by the Father/leader of the semi-commune. In this ritual, the Father (...)
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    Jean‐Baptiste Pettier (2016). The Affective Scope: Entering China's Urban Moral and Economic World Through Its Emotional Disturbances. Anthropology of Consciousness 27 (1):75-96.
    From an outsider's perspective, today's Popular China might appear as a self-confident and triumphant country. However, a large-scale examination of the country's recent moral controversies reveals a very different picture, one that has much to do with the widespread local public perception of an ongoing “moral crisis”, whose examination requires careful attention placed on the ethical and affective aspects of the everyday lives of today's Chinese people. In this article, I propose to examine the anguish that Chinese bachelor youths and (...)
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    Donald Pollock (2016). Drugged Subjectivity, Intoxicating Alterity. Anthropology of Consciousness 27 (1):28-50.
    This article explores the use of intoxicants by a community of Kulina Indians in western Brazil. I suggest that Kulina intoxication through alcohol, tobacco, and ayahuasca is best understood as a form of semiotic appropriation of the identity of cosmological “others,” including animal spirits, creator beings, other Indian groups, and Brazilians. I consider how embodying practices, such as song and physical movement, enhance the experience of being an “alter,” facilitated by the alterations in consciousness produced by intoxicants.
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    Heather Roy (2016). Beyond Post‐Traumatic Stress: Homefront Struggles with the Wars on Terror. Hautzinger, Sarah, and Jean Scandlyn. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press, 2014. 318 Pp. ISBN‐978‐1‐61132‐366‐5, $36.95. [REVIEW] Anthropology of Consciousness 27 (1):105-107.
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    Carl A. P. Ruck (2016). The Shamanic Odyssey: Homer, Tolkien, and the Visionary Experience. Tindall, Robert and Susana, Bustos. Park Street/Inner Traditions, 2012. 212 Pp. ISBN 978‐1594773969, $13.38. [REVIEW] Anthropology of Consciousness 27 (1):97-101.
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    Robert Tindall (2016). Subversive Spiritualities: How Rituals Enact the World. Frédérique, Apffel‐Marglin. Oxford University Press, 2012. 264 Pp. ISBN 978‐0199793860, $38.95. [REVIEW] Anthropology of Consciousness 27 (1):102-104.
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    Nicole Torres & Gary Moore (2016). Greetings From the New Editors. Anthropology of Consciousness 27 (1):5-6.
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