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Asian Ethnology 73

Editors’ Note
Korom, Frank J., and Benjamin Dorman


Guest Editors’ Introduction: Indigeneity, Performance, and the State in South Asia and Beyond
Wolf, Richard K., and Frank Heidemann

Dimensions of Indigeneity in Highland Odisha, India
Berger, Peter

Placing Indigeneity: Betta Kurumba Narratives of Territory and Clan Structure
Coelho, Gail

Tribal and Modern Voices in South Indian Kota Society
Wolf, Richard K.

Objectification and Social Aesthetics: Memoranda and the Celebration of “Badaga Day”
Heidemann, Frank

The Poetics and Politics of Practical Reason: Indigenous Identity, Ritual Discourse, and the Postcolonial State in the Northern Nilgiris (South India)
Demmer, Ulrich

The Social Life of an Ethnonym: The “Kattu Nayaka” of South India
Bird-David, Nurit

Fertility or Indigeneity?: Two Versions of the Santal Flower Festival
Schulte-Droesch, Lea

VCD Crossovers: Cultural Practice, Ideas of Belonging, and Santali Popular Movies
Schleiter, Markus

The “Bison Horn” Muria: Making it “More Tribal” for a Folk Dance Competition in Bastar, Chhattisgarh
Prévôt, Nicolas

Contact Zone: Ethnohistorical Notes on the Relationship between Kings and Tribes in Middle India
Schnepel, Burkhard

Ethnographies of States and Tribes in Highland Odisha
Pfeffer, Georg

Hockings, Paul


Kent Flannery and Joyce Marcus, The Creation of Inequality: How Our Prehistoric Ancestors Set the Stage for Monarchy, Slavery, and Empire
Shankman, Paul

Sam Gill, Dancing Culture Religion
Shay, Anthony

Laura Hirvi, Identities in Practice: A Trans-Atlantic Ethnography of Sikh Immigrants in Finland and in California
Leonard, Karen


John Baily, Songs from Kabul: The Spiritual Music of Ustad Amir Mohammad
Sumits, William


Beth Szczepanski, The Instrumental Music of Wutaishan’s Buddhist Monasteries: Social and Ritual Contexts
Stock, Jonathan P. J.

Emily Chao, Lijiang Stories: Shamans, Taxi Drivers, and Runaway Brides in Reform-Era China
Jinba, Tenzin


Anne Murphy, The Materiality of the Past: History and Representation in Sikh Tradition
Rinehart, Robin

Akhil Gupta, Red Tape: Bureaucracy, Structural Violence, and Poverty in India
Gamburd, Michele Ruth

Teena Purohit, The Aga Khan Case: Religion and Identity in Colonial India
Shodhan, Amrita

Jeanne Hein and V. S. Rajam, The Earliest Missionary Grammar of Tamil: Fr. Henriques’ Arte da Lingua Malabar: Translation, History and Analysis
Tschacher, Torsten

Amitabh SenGupta, Scroll Paintings of Bengal: Art in the Village
Ghosh, Pika

Smita Tewari Jassal, Unearthing Gender: Folksongs of North India
Davis, Coralynn V.


Satsuki Kawano, Glenda S. Roberts, and Susan Orpett Long, eds., Capturing Contemporary Japan: Differentiation and Uncertainty
Métraux, Daniel A.

Yasui Manami, Shussan kankyō no minzokugaku: “Dai san ji osan kakumei” ni mukete
Reider, Noriko T.

Ian Condry, The Soul of Anime: Collaborative Creativity and Japan’s Media Success Story
Morisawa, Tomohiro

Peter Haskel, Sword of Zen: Master Takuan and His Writings on Immovable Wisdom and The Sword Tale
Amano, Yuka

Merry White, Coffee Life in Japan
Creighton, Millie


Ian Harper, Development and Public Health in the Himalaya: Reflections on Healing in Contemporary Nepal
McKay, A. C.

Reviews/Books/Southeast Asia

Jan-Olof Svantesson, Kàm Ràw (Damrong Tayanin), Kristina Lindell and Håkan Lundström Dictionary of Kammu Yùan Language and Culture
Jähnichen, Gisa

Ronit Ricci, Islam Translated: Literature, Conversion, and the Arabic Cosmopolis of South and Southeast Asia
Gupta, Radhika

Reviews/Books/Sri Lanka

Sharika Thiranagama, In My Mother’s House: Civil War in Sri Lanka
McGilvray, Dennis B.

Michele Ruth Gamburd, The Golden Wave: Culture and Politics after Sri Lanka’s Tsunami Disaster
Feener, R. Michael

Dhana Hughes, Violence, Torture and Memory in Sri Lanka: Life after Terror, and Gordon Weiss, The Cage: The Fight for Sri Lanka and the Last Days of the Tamil Tigers
Gamburd, Michele Ruth


Emily T. Yeh, Taming Tibet: Landscape Transformation and the Gift of Chinese Development
Thurston, Timothy

Tanya Zivkovic, Death and Reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism: In-between Bodies
McKay, A. C.


Lauren Meeker, Sounding Out Heritage: Cultural Politics and the Social Practice of Quan Ho Folk Song in Northern Vietnam
Roche, Gerald