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Opening hours during winter term (9th October 2023 till 2nd February 2024):

Monday to Thursday 9 - 19 h
Friday closed!



ATTENTION: in the winter semester 2023/24 the "60 Minutes in Ethnography, Theory, Anthropology" will take place Wednesdays (14-15h) on several dates in the library. There will be limited workstations available during this time  but borrowing and returning items will be possible. The exact dates can be found here.

Finding and borrowing

 Cologne University Catalogue


For the holdings of the Ethnology Library, please use the filter on the left side of the search result!

Due to technical reasons all our titles are marked "Präsenzbestand".
Nevertheless our books remain lendable!

New Books

Osburg, John:  Anxious wealth : money and morality among China's new rich. (Stanford University Press), 2013.

Prasse-Freeman, Elliott: Rights Refused: Grassroots Activism and State Violence in Myanmar. (Stanford University Press), 2023.

Le Renard, Amélie: Western privilege: work, intimacy and postcolonial hierarchies in Dubai. (Stanford University Press), 2021.

Dawson, Ashley, Fiore Longo, and Survival International (eds.): Decolonize Conservation: Global Voices for Indigenous Self-Determination, Land, and a World in Common. (Common Notions), 2023.

Edwards, Ferne, Lucia Alexandra Popartan and Ida Nilstad Pettersen (eds.): Urban Natures: living the more-than-human city. (Berghahn), 2023.

Layton, Robert, Appell, George, Abusharraf, Rogaia (eds.): The Anthropology of Displaced Communities. (Sean Kingston Publishing), 2020.

Shah, Alpa: Nightmarch : among India's revolutionary guerrillas. (Hurst & Company), 2018.

Philippe Sormani, Dirk vom Lehn (eds.): The Anthem Companion to Harold Garfinkel. (Anthem Press), 2023.


METH 838
Madden, Raymond: Being ethnographic: a guide to the theory and practice of ethnography (3. edition). SAGE, 2023.

AF/S 508
August, Tyrone: Dennis Brutus : the South African years. BestRed, 2020.

AF/S 505
Winch, Jonty: World champions : the story of South African rugby. BestRed, 2022.

AF/S 506
Mampane, Tumi: Pentecostal charismatic women : constructions of feminity in Alexandra township. HSRC Press, 2023.

AF/S 507
Tlali, Miriam / Gqola, Pumla Dineo (ed.): Miriam Tlali : writing freedom. HSRC Press, 2021.

AF/WG 206
Pailey, Robtel Neajai: Development, (dual) citizenship and its discontents in Africa : the political economy of belonging to Liberia. Cambridge University Press, 2022.

AF/S 504
Verheul, Susanne: Performing power in Zimbabwe : politics, law, and the Courts since 2000. Cambridge University Press, 2023.

Z 50b, 62
Walterscheid, Lisa Roxane: Rewilding im Anthropozän - Narrative der Wiederansiedlung des Wolfs im Siegtal. Institut für Ethnologie, 2023. (Kölner ethnologische Beiträge ; 62)

AF/S 502
Frankel, Philip: Human trafficking in South Africa. BestRed, 2023.

AF/S 503
Mazwi, Freedom: The political economy of contract farming in Zimbabwe. HSRC Press, 2022.

AF/S 499
Adams, Rachel et al.: Human rights and the Fourth Industrial Revolution in South Africa. HSRC Press, 2021.

AF/S 500
Mkhwanazi, Nolwazi & Lenore Manderson (eds.): Connected lives : families, households, health and care in South Africa. HSRC Press, 2020.

AF/S 501
Bohler-Muller, Narnia ; Vasu Reddy, Gregory Houston, Maxi Schoeman and Heather Thuynsma (eds.): The texture of dissent : defiant public intellectuals in South Africa. BestRed, 2022.

Aghoghovwia, Philip: Violent ecotropes : petroculture in the Niger Delta. HSRC Press, 2022.

MUS 79
Linden-Museum Stuttgart (Hrsg.) ; Projektleitung Prof. Dr. Inés de Castro: LindenLAB : Partizipation, Provenienz, Präsentation : Projekt-Dokumentation 2019-2023. Linden-Museum, 2023.

AF 710
Bruton, Mike: Harambee : the spirit of innovation in Africa. BestRed, 2022.

AF/S 498
Edgar, Robert and Luyanda ka Msumza (eds.): Africa's cause must triumph : the collected writings of A. P. Mda. BestRed in association with African Lives, 2018.

AF/S 497
Neame, Sylvia: Drama of the peace process in South Africa : I look back 30 years. BestRed, 2021.

AF/S 495
Mahala, Siphiwo: Can Themba : the making and breaking of the intellectual tsotsi, a biography. Wits University Press, 2022.

AF/S 496
Backwell, Lucinda and Francesco D'Errico: San Elders speak : ancestral knowledge of the Kalahari San. Wits University Press, 2021.

AF 709
Peterson, Bhekizizkwe ; Khwezi Mkhize and Makhosazana Xaba (eds.): Foundational African writers : Peter Abrahams, Noni Jabavu, Sibusiso Nyembezi and Es'kia Mphahlele. Wits University Press, 2022.

AF/S 494
Vilakazi, Thando ; Sumayya Goga, Simon Roberts (eds.): Opening the South African economy : barriers to entry & competition. HSRC Press, 2020.

AF/O 378
Kelly, James D.: From AIDS to population health : how an American University and a Kenyan Medical School transformed healthcare in East Africa. Indiana University Press, 2022.

AF/O 379
Degani, Michael: The city electric : infrastructure and ingenuity in postsocialist Tanzania. Duke University Press, 2022.

AF/S 492
Wiegink, Nikkie: Former Guerrillas in Mozambique. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020.

AF/S 493
Johnson, David ; Noor Nieftagodien, Lucien van der Walt (eds.): Labour struggles in Southern Africa, 1919-1949 : new perspectives on the Industrial and Commercial Workers' Union (ICU). HSRC Press, 2023.

AF/W 172
Rochette, René Marceau (hrsg.): Le Sahel en lutte contre la désertification : leçons d'expériences. Margraf, 1989.

E/BIOL 335
Bollig, Michael ; Krause, Franz: Environmental anthropology : current issues and fields of engagement. Haupt Verlag, 2023.

AF/S 491
Gröne, Katharina: Growing politics : communities of practice im politischen Feld der (peri-)urbanen Landwirtschaft in Kapstadt (Südafrika). oekom Verlag, 2023.

METH 837
Candea, Matei: Comparison in anthropology : the impossible method. Cambridge University Press, 2019.