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Encountering the SacredThe Debate on Christian Pilgrimage in Late Antiquity

Encountering the Sacred: The Debate on Christian Pilgrimage in Late Antiquity

Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241916
eISBN:
9780520931121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241916.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This study sheds new light on one of the most spectacular changes to occur in late antiquity—the rise of pilgrimage all over the Christian world—by setting the phenomenon against the wide background ... More

Encounters with AgingMythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America

Encounters with Aging: Mythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America

Margaret Lock

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520082212
eISBN:
9780520916623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520082212.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book explicitly compares Japanese and North American medical and political accounts of female middle age to challenge Western assumptions about menopause. It uses ethnography, interviews, ... More

Enduring ViolenceLadina Women's Lives in Guatemala

Enduring Violence: Ladina Women's Lives in Guatemala

Cecilia Menjivar

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267664
eISBN:
9780520948419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267664.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Drawing on revealing, in-depth interviews, this book investigates the role that violence plays in the lives of Ladina women in eastern Guatemala, a little-visited and little-studied region. While ... More

Engineering TroubleBiotechnology and Its Discontents

Engineering Trouble: Biotechnology and Its Discontents

Rachel Schurman (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520237612
eISBN:
9780520937499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237612.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Talk of genetically engineered organisms (GEOs) has moved from the hushed corridors of life science corporations to the front pages of the world's major newspapers. As Europeans began rejecting ... More

Environmental FlowsSaving Rivers in the Third Millennium

Environmental Flows: Saving Rivers in the Third Millennium

Angela H. Arthington

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273696
eISBN:
9780520953451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273696.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Environmental Flows: Saving Rivers in the Third Millenniumis a singular source of information on the subject of environmental flows-the quantity, timing, and quality of water flows and regimes ... More

Environmental WindsMaking the Global in Southwest China

Environmental Winds: Making the Global in Southwest China

Michael J. Hathaway

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520276192
eISBN:
9780520956766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276192.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book challenges the notion that globalized social formations emerged solely in the Global North prior to impacting the Global South. Instead, such globalized formations have been constituted, ... More

Ephemeral HistoriesPublic Art, Politics, and the Struggle for the Streets in Chile

Ephemeral Histories: Public Art, Politics, and the Struggle for the Streets in Chile

Camilo D. Trumper

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520289901
eISBN:
9780520964303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289901.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Ephemeral Histories: Public Art, Politics and the Struggle for the Street in Chile is a cultural history of the street in Chile during the presidency of Salvador Allende, the hemisphere’s first ... More

Epiphanius of CyprusA Cultural Biography of Late Antiquity

Epiphanius of Cyprus: A Cultural Biography of Late Antiquity

Andrew S. Jacobs

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520291126
eISBN:
9780520964983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291126.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Epiphanius, Bishop of Constantia on the island of Cyprus from 367 to 403 CE, was incredibly influential in the last decades of the fourth century. Whereas his major surviving text (the Panarion, an ... More

Erotic Grotesque NonsenseThe Mass Culture of Japanese Modern Times

Erotic Grotesque Nonsense: The Mass Culture of Japanese Modern Times

Miriam Silverberg

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222731
eISBN:
9780520924628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222731.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This history of Japanese mass culture during the decades preceding Pearl Harbor argues that the new gestures, relationship, and humor of ero-guro-nansensu (erotic grotesque nonsense) expressed a ... More

The Ethics of Sightseeing

The Ethics of Sightseeing

Dean MacCannell

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257825
eISBN:
9780520948655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257825.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Is travel inherently beneficial to human character? Does it automatically educate and enlighten while also promoting tolerance, peace, and understanding? This book identifies and overcomes common ... More

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