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Afghanistan's IslamFrom Conversion to the Taliban

Afghanistan's Islam: From Conversion to the Taliban

Nile Green (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294134
eISBN:
9780520967373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294134.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book provides the first ever overview of the history and development of Islam in Afghanistan. It covers every era from the conversion of Afghanistan through the medieval and early modern periods ... More

After HeavenSpirituality in America Since the 1950s

After Heaven: Spirituality in America Since the 1950s

Robert Wuthnow

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520213968
eISBN:
9780520924444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520213968.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The evolution of American spirituality over the past fifty years is the subject of this book. The book uses in-depth interviews and a broad range of resource materials to show how Americans, from ... More

After the MassacreCommemoration and Consolation in Ha My and My Lai

After the Massacre: Commemoration and Consolation in Ha My and My Lai

Heonik Kwon

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247963
eISBN:
9780520939653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247963.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Though a generation has passed since the massacre of civilians at My Lai, the legacy of this tragedy continues to reverberate throughout Vietnam and the rest of the world. This engrossing study ... More

Age of IrreverenceA New History of Laughter in China

Age of Irreverence: A New History of Laughter in China

Christopher Rea

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520283848
eISBN:
9780520959590
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283848.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Age of Irreverence tells why China’s entry into the modern age was not just traumatic but also uproarious. As the Qing dynasty slumped toward extinction, prominent writers compiled jokes into ... More

AIDS and Masculinity in the African CityPrivilege, Inequality, and Modern Manhood

AIDS and Masculinity in the African City: Privilege, Inequality, and Modern Manhood

Robert Wyrod

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520286689
eISBN:
9780520961784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286689.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

AIDS has been a devastating plague in much of sub-Saharan Africa, but the long-term implications for gender and sexuality are just emerging. This book tackles this issue head-on and examines how AIDS ... More

Ain't No Trust"How Bosses, Boyfriends, and Bureaucrats Fail Low-Income Mothers and Why It Matters"

Ain't No Trust: "How Bosses, Boyfriends, and Bureaucrats Fail Low-Income Mothers and Why It Matters"

Judith Levine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274716
eISBN:
9780520956919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274716.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book explores issues of trust and distrust among low-income women in the United States—at work, around childcare, in their relationships, and with caseworkers—and presents richly detailed ... More

Alef, Mem, TauKabbalistic Musings on Time, Truth, and Death

Alef, Mem, Tau: Kabbalistic Musings on Time, Truth, and Death

Elliot Wolfson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520246195
eISBN:
9780520932319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246195.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book explores the nexus of time, truth, and death in the symbolic world of medieval kabbalah. Demonstrating that the historical and theoretical relationship between kabbalah and western ... More

Alexander the Great and the Mystery of the Elephant Medallions

Alexander the Great and the Mystery of the Elephant Medallions

Frank Holt

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238817
eISBN:
9780520938786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238817.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

To all those who witnessed his extraordinary conquests, from Albania to India, Alexander the Great appeared invincible. How Alexander himself promoted this appearance—how he abetted the belief that ... More

Alliance CapitalismThe Social Organization of Japanese Business

Alliance Capitalism: The Social Organization of Japanese Business

Michael Gerlach

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520208896
eISBN:
9780520919105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208896.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Business practices in Japan inspire fierce and even acrimonious debate, especially when they are compared to American ones. This book attempts to explain the remarkable economic success of Japan in ... More

America and the Misshaping of a New World Order

America and the Misshaping of a New World Order

Giles Gunn and Carl Gutierrez-Jones (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520098701
eISBN:
9780520943797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098701.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

The attempt by the George W. Bush administration to reshape world order, especially but not exclusively after September 11, 2001, increasingly appears to have resulted in a catastrophic “misshaping” ... More

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