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Tensions of EmpireColonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World

Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World

Frederick Cooper and Ann Laura Stoler (eds)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520205406
eISBN:
9780520918085
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520205406.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

Starting with the premise that Europe was made by its imperial projects as much as colonial encounters were shaped by events and conflicts in Europe, this book investigates metropolitan–colonial ... 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

Tracing the VeinsOf Copper, Culture, and Community from Butte to Chuquicamata

Tracing the Veins: Of Copper, Culture, and Community from Butte to Chuquicamata

Janet Finn

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211360
eISBN:
9780520920071
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211360.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This tale of two cities—Butte, Montana, USA; and Chuquicamata, Chile—traces the relationship of capitalism and community across cultural, national, and geographic boundaries. Combining social history ... More

Trade of the TricksInside the Magician's Craft

Trade of the Tricks: Inside the Magician's Craft

Graham Jones

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520270466
eISBN:
9780520950528
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270466.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

From risqué cabaret performances to engrossing after-hours shop talk, this book offers an unprecedented look inside the secretive subculture of modern magicians. Entering the flourishing Paris magic ... More

Transplant Imaginary"Mechanical Hearts, Animal Parts, and Moral Thinking in Highly Experimental Science"

Transplant Imaginary: "Mechanical Hearts, Animal Parts, and Moral Thinking in Highly Experimental Science"

Lesley A. Sharp

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277960
eISBN:
9780520957152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277960.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The extraordinarily surgically successful realm of organ transplantation is plagued worldwide by the scarcity of donated human parts, a quandary that generates ongoing debates over the marketing of ... More

Tropical Forests and the Human SpiritJourneys to the Brink of Hope

Tropical Forests and the Human Spirit: Journeys to the Brink of Hope

Roger Stone and Claudia D'Andrea

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520217997
eISBN:
9780520936072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217997.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Tropical forests are vanishing at an alarming rate. This book, based on extensive international field research, highlights one solution for preserving this precious resource: empowering local people ... More

The Twilight of CuttingAfrican Activism and Life after NGOs

The Twilight of Cutting: African Activism and Life after NGOs

Saida Hodzic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291980
eISBN:
9780520965577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291980.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Departing from common treatment of female genital cutting as an African problem to be debated within Western moral and critical publics, this book examines how Ghanaians problematize and materialize ... More

Under a Watchful EyeSelf, Power, and Intimacy in Amazonia

Under a Watchful Eye: Self, Power, and Intimacy in Amazonia

Harry Walker

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273597
eISBN:
9780520954212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273597.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

What does it mean to be accompanied? How can autonomy and a sense of self emerge through one's involvements with others? This book examines the formation of self among the Urarina, an Amazonian ... More

The Underneath of ThingsViolence, History, and the Everyday in Sierra Leone

The Underneath of Things: Violence, History, and the Everyday in Sierra Leone

Mariane Ferme

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225428
eISBN:
9780520925717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225428.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This ethnography explores the links between a violent historical and political legacy, and the production of secrecy in everyday material culture. The focus is on Mende-speaking southeastern Sierra ... More

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