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Waste AwayWorking and Living with a North American Landfill

Waste Away: Working and Living with a North American Landfill

Joshua O. Reno

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288935
eISBN:
9780520963771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288935.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The most wasteful people in world history know the least about what becomes of their waste. Waste Away reveals how North Americans have been shaped by their preferred means of disposal: sanitary ... More

Wayward ShamansThe Prehistory of an Idea

Wayward Shamans: The Prehistory of an Idea

Silvia Tomášková

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520275317
eISBN:
9780520955318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275317.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Wayward Shamans tells the story of an idea—the idea that humanity’s first expression of art, religion, and creativity found form in the figure of a proto-priest known as a shaman. Tracing this ... More

Weight of ObesityHunger and Global Health in Postwar Guatemala

Weight of Obesity: Hunger and Global Health in Postwar Guatemala

Emily Yates-Doerr

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520286818
eISBN:
9780520961906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286818.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

As death rates from heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes in Latin America escalate, global health interventions increasingly emphasize healthy eating, exercise, and weight loss. This book explores ... More

What Is Medicine?Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Paul Unschuld

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book is a comparative history of two millennia of Western and Chinese medicine from their beginnings in the centuries bce through present advances in sciences such as molecular biology and in ... More

What Justice? Whose Justice?Fighting for Fairness in Latin America

What Justice? Whose Justice?: Fighting for Fairness in Latin America

Timothy Wickham-Crowley

Susan Eva Eckstein (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237445
eISBN:
9780520936980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237445.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The idea of a family level society, discussed and disputed by anthropologists for nearly half a century, assumes moving, breathing form in this book. According to the book's ethnography, the ... More

When Bodies RememberExperiences and Politics of AIDS in South Africa

When Bodies Remember: Experiences and Politics of AIDS in South Africa

Didier Fassin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244672
eISBN:
9780520940451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244672.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book takes on the failure of the ANC government to stem the tide of the AIDS epidemic in South Africa. The book traces the deep roots of the AIDS crisis to apartheid and, before that, to the ... More

Where Memory DwellsCulture and State Violence in Chile

Where Memory Dwells: Culture and State Violence in Chile

Macarena Gomez-Barris

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520255838
eISBN:
9780520942493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255838.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The 1973 military coup in Chile deposed the democratically elected Salvador Allende and installed a dictatorship that terrorized the country for almost twenty years. Subsequent efforts to come to ... More

Wherewithal of LifeEthics, Migration, and the Question of Well-Being

Wherewithal of Life: Ethics, Migration, and the Question of Well-Being

Michael Jackson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520276703
eISBN:
9780520956810
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276703.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Through extensive conversations with three key informants—from Uganda, Burkina Faso, and Mexico—in Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and Cambridge, MA, Jackson compares and contrasts what is at stake for each ... 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

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

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