November 8, 2009
Weekly Book List, November 9, 2009
Crooked Stalks: Cultivating Virtue in South India by Anand Pandian (Duke University Press; 325 pages; $84.95 hardcover, $23.95 paperback). Combines archival and ethnographic perspectives in a study of the Piramalai Kallar, a caste that has been stigmatized as a "criminal tribe."
Needed by Nobody: Homelessness and Humanness in Post-Socialist Russia by Tova Hojdestrand (Cornell University Press; 256 pages; $59.95 hardcover,