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Beyond the BorderlandsMigration and Belonging in the United States and Mexico

Beyond the Borderlands: Migration and Belonging in the United States and Mexico

Debra Lattanzi Shutika

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520269583
eISBN:
9780520950238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269583.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Over the last three decades, migration from Mexico to the United States has moved beyond the borderlands to diverse communities across the country, with the most striking transformations in American ... More

Birth as an American Rite of Passage

Birth as an American Rite of Passage

Robbie Davis-Floyd

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520229327
eISBN:
9780520927216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229327.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Why do so many American women allow themselves to become enmeshed in the standardized routines of technocratic childbirth—routines that can be insensitive, unnecessary, and even unhealthy? This book ... More

Birth Models That Work

Birth Models That Work

Robbie Davis-Floyd, Lesley Barclay, and Jan Tritten (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248632
eISBN:
9780520943339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248632.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book takes us around the world in search of birth models that work in order to improve the standard of care for mothers and families everywhere. The contributors describe examples of maternity ... More

Birthing a MotherThe Surrogate Body and the Pregnant Self

Birthing a Mother: The Surrogate Body and the Pregnant Self

Elly Teman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520259638
eISBN:
9780520945852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259638.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This ethnography probes the intimate experience of gestational surrogate motherhood. The book shows how surrogates and intended mothers carefully negotiate their cooperative endeavor. Drawing on ... More

Black and BlueThe Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism

Black and Blue: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism

John Hoberman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520248908
eISBN:
9780520951846
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248908.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book is the first systematic description of how American doctors think about racial differences and how this kind of thinking affects the treatment of their black patients. The standard studies ... More

Blue JeansThe Art of the Ordinary

Blue Jeans: The Art of the Ordinary

Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520272187
eISBN:
9780520952089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272187.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This fresh and accessible ethnography offers a new vision of how society might cohere, in the face of ongoing global displacement, dislocation, and migration. Drawing from intensive fieldwork in a ... More

Bodies of DifferenceExperiences of Disability and Institutional Advocacy in the Making of Modern China

Bodies of Difference: Experiences of Disability and Institutional Advocacy in the Making of Modern China

Matthew Kohrman

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226449
eISBN:
9780520935563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226449.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book chronicles the story of disability's emergence as an area of significant sociopolitical activity in contemporary China. Attentive to how bodies are embedded in discourse, history, and ... More

Body of Victim, Body of WarriorRefugee Families and the Making of Kashmiri Jihadists

Body of Victim, Body of Warrior: Refugee Families and the Making of Kashmiri Jihadists

Cabeiri deBergh Robinson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274204
eISBN:
9780520954540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274204.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book provides a fascinating look at the creation of contemporary Muslim jihādists. Drawing on a long-term fieldwork in the disputed borderlands between Pakistan and India, the book explains how ... More

Born Out of PlaceMigrant Mothers and the Politics of International Labor

Born Out of Place: Migrant Mothers and the Politics of International Labor

Nicole Constable

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520282018
eISBN:
9780520957770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282018.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Born Out of Place focuses on the largely invisible and easily overlooked topic of babies born to migrant worker mothers. Such a focus brings to light the flaws and unintended consequences of ... More

The Calligraphic StateTextual Domination and History in a Muslim Society

The Calligraphic State: Textual Domination and History in a Muslim Society

Brinkley Messick

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076051
eISBN:
9780520917828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076051.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This combination of anthropology, history, and postmodern theory examines the changing relation of writing and authority in a Muslim society from the late nineteenth century to the present. The ... More

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