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ChechnyaLife in a War-Torn Society

Chechnya: Life in a War-Torn Society

Valery Tishkov

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238879
eISBN:
9780520930209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238879.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This book illuminates one of the world's most troubled regions from the perspective of a Russian intellectual, examining the evolution of the war in Chechnya that erupted in 1994, and untangling the ... More

Dacha IdyllsLiving Organically in Russia's Countryside

Dacha Idylls: Living Organically in Russia's Countryside

Melissa Caldwell

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262843
eISBN:
9780520947870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262843.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This book is a lively account of dacha life and how Russians experience this deeply rooted tradition of the summer cottage amid the changing cultural, economic, and political landscape of ... More

The Hidden FrontierEcology and Ethnicity in an Alpine Valley

The Hidden Frontier: Ecology and Ethnicity in an Alpine Valley

John Cole and Eric Wolf

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520216815
eISBN:
9780520922174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520216815.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This classic in the study of ethnicity, identity, and nation-building has a new introduction (on which Eric Wolf collaborated near the end of his life) that shows the continuing validity of the ... More

Immediate StrugglesPeople, Power, and Place in Rural Spain

Immediate Struggles: People, Power, and Place in Rural Spain

Susana Narotzky and Gavin Smith

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245686
eISBN:
9780520939011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245686.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This historical and ethnographic study of the political economy of the Vega Baja region of Spain, one of the European Union's “Regional Economies,” takes up the question of how to understand the ... More

Inventing the NeedyGender and the Politics of Welfare in Hungary

Inventing the Needy: Gender and the Politics of Welfare in Hungary

Lynne Haney

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225718
eISBN:
9780520936102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225718.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This book offers a powerful, innovative analysis of welfare policies and practices in Hungary from 1948 to the last decade of the twentieth century. Using a compelling mix of archival, interview, and ... More

Making Modern MothersEthics and Family Planning in Urban Greece

Making Modern Mothers: Ethics and Family Planning in Urban Greece

Heather Paxson

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223714
eISBN:
9780520937130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223714.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

In Greece, women speak of mothering as “within the nature” of a woman. But this durable association of motherhood with femininity exists in tension with the highest incidence of abortion and one of ... More

National Ideology Under SocialismIdentity and Cultural Politics in Ceausescu's Romania

National Ideology Under Socialism: Identity and Cultural Politics in Ceausescu's Romania

Katherine Verdery

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520072169
eISBN:
9780520917286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520072169.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

The current transformation of many Eastern European societies is impossible to understand without comprehending the intellectual struggles surrounding nationalism in the region. This book shows how ... More

Rationalizing CultureIRCAM, Boulez, and the Institutionalization of the Musical Avant-Garde

Rationalizing Culture: IRCAM, Boulez, and the Institutionalization of the Musical Avant-Garde

Georgina Born

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520202160
eISBN:
9780520916845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520202160.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This book presents an ethnography of a powerful western cultural organization, the renowned Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM) in Paris. As a year-long ... More

Royal FeverThe British Monarchy in Consumer Culture

Royal Fever: The British Monarchy in Consumer Culture

Cele C. Otnes and Paulin Maclaran

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273658
eISBN:
9780520962149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273658.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This book attempts to answer the question, why, in contemporary global society, are monarchies still so compelling to millions of people around the globe? It does so by focusing on the worldwide ... More

Secrets from the Greek Kitchen

Secrets from the Greek Kitchen

David E. Sutton

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520280540
eISBN:
9780520959309
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280540.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

Secrets from the Greek Kitchen: Cooking, Skill, and Everyday Life on an Aegean Island explores the changing nature of everyday cooking practices on the Greek island of Kalymnos. It asks how cooking ... More

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