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Biopolitics of BeautyCosmetic Citizenship and Affective Capital in Brazil

Biopolitics of Beauty: Cosmetic Citizenship and Affective Capital in Brazil

Alvaro Jarrín

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293878
eISBN:
9780520967212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293878.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Using ethnographic fieldwork carried out in Brazilian hospitals, this book shows how plastic surgeons and patients navigate the public health system to transform beauty into a basic health right. The ... More

Food and PowerA Culinary Ethnography of Israel

Food and Power: A Culinary Ethnography of Israel

Nir Avieli

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520290099
eISBN:
9780520964419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290099.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Drawing on ethnography conducted in Israel since the late 1990s, this book considers how power is produced, reproduced, negotiated, and subverted in the contemporary Israeli culinary sphere. The book ... More

Great HanRace, Nationalism, and Tradition in China Today

Great Han: Race, Nationalism, and Tradition in China Today

Kevin Carrico

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295490
eISBN:
9780520967687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295490.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The Great Han: Race, Nationalism, and Tradition in China Today is an ethnographic study of China’s Han Clothing Movement, a racial nationalist and neo-traditionalist group that has emerged in cities ... More

Owners of the MapMotorcycle Taxi Drivers, Mobility, and Politics in Bangkok

Owners of the Map: Motorcycle Taxi Drivers, Mobility, and Politics in Bangkok

Claudio Sopranzetti

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520288492
eISBN:
9780520963399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288492.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

On May 19, 2010, the Royal Thai Army deployed tanks, snipers, and other weapons of war to disperse thousands of protesters who had taken over the commercial center of Bangkok. For the two months, ... More

Robo sapiens japanicusRobots, Gender, Family, and the Japanese Nation

Robo sapiens japanicus: Robots, Gender, Family, and the Japanese Nation

Jennifer Robertson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520283190
eISBN:
9780520959064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283190.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Japan is arguably the first postindustrial society to embrace the prospect of human-robot coexistence. Over the past decade, Japanese humanoid robots designed for use in homes, hospitals, offices, ... More

Technologies for IntuitionCold War Circles and Telepathic Rays

Technologies for Intuition: Cold War Circles and Telepathic Rays

Alaina Lemon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520294271
eISBN:
9780520967458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294271.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Cold War paranoia can only partly describe or explain the twentieth-century dreams of telepathy. The nightmare shades of mind control and crowd frenzy have long alternated with the pastels of love ... More

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