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Understanding Vietnam

Understanding Vietnam

Neil L. Jamieson

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520201576
eISBN:
9780520916586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520201576.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The American experience in Vietnam divided America as a nation and eroded its confidence in both the morality and the effectiveness of its foreign policy. Yet America's understanding of this tragic ... More

UnsettledDenial and Belonging Among White Kenyans

Unsettled: Denial and Belonging Among White Kenyans

Janet McIntosh

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290495
eISBN:
9780520964631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290495.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

In 1963, Kenya gained independence from Britain, ending decades of white colonial rule. While tens of thousands of whites relocated in fear of losing their fortunes, many stayed. But over the past ... More

Us, RelativesScaling and Plural Life in a Forager World

Us, Relatives: Scaling and Plural Life in a Forager World

Nurit Bird-David

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293403
eISBN:
9780520966680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293403.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Anthropologists have long looked to animistic forager-cultivator cultures for insights into the spectrum of human lifeways. Yet they have largely failed to appreciate indigenous horizons of concern ... More

The Violence of LiberationGender and Tibetan Buddhist Revival in Post-Mao China

The Violence of Liberation: Gender and Tibetan Buddhist Revival in Post-Mao China

Charlene Makley

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250598
eISBN:
9780520940536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250598.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This wide-ranging, keenly observed study provides an account of the highly contested process through which the Tibetan Buddhist region of Labrang became incorporated into the People's Republic of ... More

Violence WorkersPolice Torturers and Murderers Reconstruct Brazilian Atrocities

Violence Workers: Police Torturers and Murderers Reconstruct Brazilian Atrocities

Martha Huggins, Mika Haritos-Fatouros, and Philip Zimbardo

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234468
eISBN:
9780520928916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234468.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Of the twenty-three Brazilian policemen interviewed in depth for this study, fourteen were direct perpetrators of torture and murder during the three decades that included the 1964–1985 military ... More

Visions of CharityVolunteer Workers and Moral Community

Visions of Charity: Volunteer Workers and Moral Community

Rebecca Anne Allahyari

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520221444
eISBN:
9780520935327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221444.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

In the United States, public talk about charity for the poor is highly moralistic, even in our era of welfare reform. But how do we understand the actual experience of caring for the poor? This study ... More

Visuality and IdentitySinophone Articulations across the Pacific

Visuality and Identity: Sinophone Articulations across the Pacific

Shu-mei Shih

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520224513
eISBN:
9780520940154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224513.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book inaugurates the field of Sinophone studies in this vanguard excursion into sophisticated cultural criticism situated at the intersections of Chinese studies, Asian American studies, ... More

Voyage of RediscoveryA Cultural Odyssey through Polynesia

Voyage of Rediscovery: A Cultural Odyssey through Polynesia

Ben Finney

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080027
eISBN:
9780520913059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080027.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In the summer of 1985, a mostly Hawai'ian crew set out aboard Hōkūle'a, a reconstructed ancient double canoe, to demonstrate what skeptics had steadfastly denied: that their ancestors, sailing in ... More

War and Society in Ancient Mesoamerica

War and Society in Ancient Mesoamerica

Ross Hassig

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077348
eISBN:
9780520912281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077348.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This study of warfare in ancient Mesoamerica offers insight into three thousand years of Mesoamerican history, from roughly 1500 bc to the Spanish conquest. The book examines the methods, purposes, ... More

War of ShadowsThe Struggle for Utopia in the Peruvian Amazon

War of Shadows: The Struggle for Utopia in the Peruvian Amazon

Michael Brown and Eduardo Fernandez

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520074354
eISBN:
9780520911352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520074354.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This is the story of a failed uprising in the Peruvian Amazon—told largely by people who were there. Late in 1965, Asháninka Indians, members of one of the Amazon's largest native tribes, joined ... More

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