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Killing Your NeighborsFriendship and Violence in Northern Kenya and Beyond

Killing Your Neighbors: Friendship and Violence in Northern Kenya and Beyond

Jon D. Holtzman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291911
eISBN:
9780520965515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291911.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

One of the most disturbing spectacles of recent decades has been brutal acts of violence—indeed genocide—between groups who had long lived together in relative peace. In such cases lethal violence is ... More

Learning Love from a TigerReligious Experiences with Nature

Learning Love from a Tiger: Religious Experiences with Nature

Daniel Capper

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290419
eISBN:
9780520964600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290419.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This book explores the vibrancy and variety of humans' sacred encounters with the natural world, gathering a range of stories culled from Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Mayan, Himalayan, Buddhist, and ... More

Living Faithfully in an Unjust WorldCompassionate Care in Russia

Living Faithfully in an Unjust World: Compassionate Care in Russia

Melissa L. Caldwell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520285835
eISBN:
9780520961210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285835.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book examines what it means to be a compassionate, caring person in a place like Russia, which has become a country of stark income inequalities and political restrictions.Through vivid ... More

Our Most Troubling MadnessCase Studies in Schizophrenia Across Cultures

Our Most Troubling Madness: Case Studies in Schizophrenia Across Cultures

T.M. Luhrmann and Jocelyn Marrow (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291089
eISBN:
9780520964945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291089.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book examines the way schizophrenia is shaped by its social context: how life is lived with this madness in different settings, and what it is about those settings that alters the course of the ... More

Plastic ReasonAn Anthropology of Brain Science in Embryogenetic Terms

Plastic Reason: An Anthropology of Brain Science in Embryogenetic Terms

Tobias Rees

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520288126
eISBN:
9780520963177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288126.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Throughout the twentieth century, neuronal researchers knew the adult human brain to be a thoroughly fixed and immutable cellular structure, devoid of any developmental potential. This book is a ... More

Praying and PreyingChristianity in Indigenous Amazonia

Praying and Preying: Christianity in Indigenous Amazonia

Aparecida Vilaça

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520289130
eISBN:
9780520963849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289130.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Praying and Preying offers one of the rare anthropological monographs on the Christian experience of contemporary Amazonian indigenous peoples, based on an ethnographic study of the relationship ... More

Regulating StyleIntellectual Property Law and the Business of Fashion in Guatemala

Regulating Style: Intellectual Property Law and the Business of Fashion in Guatemala

Kedron Thomas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520290969
eISBN:
9780520964860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290969.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Fashion knock-offs are everywhere. Even in the out-of-the-way markets of highland Guatemala, fake branded clothes offer a cheap, stylish alternative for people who can’t afford high-priced originals. ... More

They Leave Their Kidneys in the FieldsIllness, Injury, and Illegality Among U.S. Farmworkers

They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fields: Illness, Injury, and Illegality Among U.S. Farmworkers

Sarah Bronwen Horton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520283268
eISBN:
9780520962545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283268.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fields takes the reader on an ethnographic tour of the melon and corn harvesting fields in California’s Central Valley to understand why farmworkers die at work each ... More

To Be Cared ForThe Power of Conversion and Foreignness of Belonging in an Indian Slum

To Be Cared For: The Power of Conversion and Foreignness of Belonging in an Indian Slum

Nathaniel Roberts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520288812
eISBN:
9780520963634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288812.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

To Be Cared For offers a unique window into the conceptual and moral world of slum-bound Dalits (“untouchables”), in the south Indian city of Chennai. It focuses on decisions by many women there to ... More

UnsettledDenial and Belonging Among White Kenyans

Unsettled: Denial and Belonging Among White Kenyans

Janet McIntosh

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290495
eISBN:
9780520964631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290495.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

In 1963, Kenya gained independence from Britain, ending decades of white colonial rule. While tens of thousands of whites relocated in fear of losing their fortunes, many stayed. But over the past ... More

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