Hau Books is the book publishing wing of the Society for Ethnographic Theory, a learned society that also publishes the quarterly journal, Hau: Journal of Ethnographic Theory (www.haujournal.org). Hau Books, founded in 2015 by Giovanni da Col, is committed to publishing the most distinguished texts in classic and advanced anthropological theory. The titles aim to situate ethnography as the prime heuristic of anthropology and return it to the forefront of conceptual developments in the discipline. Hau Books has been sponsored by some of the world’s most distinguished anthropology departments and research institutions, and releases its titles in both print editions and open-access formats. Titles are printed, distributed and marketed by The University of Chicago Press.

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Giovanni da Col (in sabbatical)
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