Hau Books is the book-publishing wing of the Society for Ethnographic Theory (SET), a learned society that also publishes the quarterly journal Hau: Journal of Ethnographic Theory. Hau Books, founded in 2015 by Giovanni da Col, is committed to publishing the most distinguished texts in classic and contemporary ethnographic theory. Its aim is to situate ethnography as the central heuristic of anthropology and to return it to the forefront of conceptual developments in the discipline. Hau Books publishes its titles in print, e-book, and open-access formats. Our print editions are produced, distributed, and marketed by the University of Chicago Press, and digital versions are provided to university libraries through Knowledge Unlatched. Our open-access titles can be found on our All Titles page.

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SET Board of Directors

Kriti Kapila, King’s College London (Board Chair)
John Borneman, Princeton University
Carlos Londoño Sulkin, University of Regina
Anne-Christine Taylor, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris


Editorial Collective of Hau Books

Hylton White, University of the Witwatersrand
Catherine V. Howard, Social Research Translating Services
Vita Peacock, King’s College London


Editorial Staff

Nanette Norris, Managing Editor
Jane Sabherwal, Editorial Officer
Enrique Martino, Digital Editor, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Caroline Jeannerat, Copy Editor



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Hau Books publishes most of its titles in both open-access and print (paperback) formats. The open access versions are available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licenses (CC BY or CC BY-NC-ND). Some reprinted or translated works may not be not available in open-access format due to limitations of permissions from the original publisher. Please contact the editorial collective for further information.