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Women in Blue HelmetsGender, Policing, and the UN's First All-Female Peacekeeping Unit

Women in Blue Helmets: Gender, Policing, and the UN's First All-Female Peacekeeping Unit

Lesley J. Pruitt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290600
eISBN:
9780520964716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290600.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This book tells the story of the first all-female formed police unit (FFPU) deployed in UN peacekeeping. The 105 members of this FFPU were recruited from India’s Central Reserve Police Force, a ... More

Women in China's Long Twentieth Century

Women in China's Long Twentieth Century

Gail Hershatter

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098565
eISBN:
9780520916128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098565.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This guide on Chinese and women's history synthesizes recent research on women in twentieth-century China. It surveys more than 650 scholarly works, discussing Chinese women in the context of ... More

Women, Culture, and Politics in Latin America

Women, Culture, and Politics in Latin America

Seminar on Feminism & Culture in Latin America

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520065536
eISBN:
9780520909076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520065536.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The result of a collaboration among eight women scholars, this book examines the history of women's participation in literary, journalistic, educational, and political activity in Latin American ... More

Women, the Recited Qur'an, and Islamic Music in Indonesia

Women, the Recited Qur'an, and Islamic Music in Indonesia

Anne Rasmussen

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520255487
eISBN:
9780520947429
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255487.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book takes readers to the heart of religious musical praxis in Indonesia, home to the largest Muslim population in the world. The author explores a rich public soundscape, where women recite the ... More

Working Skin"Making Leather, Making a Multicultural Japan"

Working Skin: "Making Leather, Making a Multicultural Japan"

Joseph D. Hankins

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520283282
eISBN:
9780520959163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283282.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Japan’s largest minority group, the Buraku people, face discrimination because of associations with stigmatized forms of labor, such as leather and meat production. Over the past several decades, it ... More

The Wrestler's BodyIdentity and Ideology in North India

The Wrestler's Body: Identity and Ideology in North India

Joseph Alter

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076976
eISBN:
9780520912175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076976.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book tells the story of a way of life organized in terms of physical self-development. While Indian wrestlers are competitive athletes, they are also moral reformers whose conception of self and ... More

Writing at the MarginDiscourse Between Anthropology and Medicine

Writing at the Margin: Discourse Between Anthropology and Medicine

Arthur Kleinman

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209657
eISBN:
9780520919471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209657.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

In this collection, a scholar in medical anthropology takes stock of his recent intellectual odysseys. An anthropologist and psychiatrist who has studied in Taiwan, China, and North America since ... More

Writing ImmigrationScholars and Journalists in Dialogue

Writing Immigration: Scholars and Journalists in Dialogue

Marcelo Suarez-Orozco (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267176
eISBN:
9780520950207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267176.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This book presents a unique interplay of leading scholars and journalists working on the contentious topic of immigration. The chapters reflect on how hard it is to write about one of the defining ... More

Wuhan, 1938War, Refugees, and the Making of Modern China

Wuhan, 1938: War, Refugees, and the Making of Modern China

Stephen MacKinnon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254459
eISBN:
9780520934603
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254459.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

During the spring of 1938, a flood of Chinese refugees displaced by the Anti-Japanese War (1937–1945) converged on the central Yangzi valley tricity complex of Wuhan. For ten remarkable months, in a ... More

Zapata Lives!Histories and Cultural Politics in Southern Mexico

Zapata Lives!: Histories and Cultural Politics in Southern Mexico

Lynn Stephen

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222373
eISBN:
9780520927643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222373.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This study chronicles recent political events in southern Mexico, up to and including the July 2000 election of Vicente Fox. The book focuses on the meaning that Emiliano Zapata, the great symbol of ... More

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