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Casualties of CareImmigration and the Politics of Humanitarianism in France

Casualties of Care: Immigration and the Politics of Humanitarianism in France

Miriam Ticktin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520269040
eISBN:
9780520950535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269040.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book explores the unintended consequences of compassion in the world of immigration politics. It focuses on France and its humanitarian immigration practices to argue that a politics based on ... More

Changing FortunesBiodiversity and Peasant Livelihood in the Peruvian Andes

Changing Fortunes: Biodiversity and Peasant Livelihood in the Peruvian Andes

Karl Zimmerer

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520203037
eISBN:
9780520917033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520203037.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Two of the world's most pressing needs—biodiversity conservation and agricultural development in the Third World—are addressed in this multidisciplinary investigation in geography. The book ... More

ChechnyaLife in a War-Torn Society

Chechnya: Life in a War-Torn Society

Valery Tishkov

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238879
eISBN:
9780520930209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238879.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This book illuminates one of the world's most troubled regions from the perspective of a Russian intellectual, examining the evolution of the war in Chechnya that erupted in 1994, and untangling the ... More

Chinese Families in the Post-Mao Era

Chinese Families in the Post-Mao Era

Deborah Davis and Stevan Harrell (eds)

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077973
eISBN:
9780520913578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077973.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

How have the momentous policy shifts that followed the death of Mao Zedong changed families in China? What are the effects of the decollectivization of agriculture, the encouragement of limited ... More

Chinese Femininities/Chinese MasculinitiesA Reader

Chinese Femininities/Chinese Masculinities: A Reader

Susan Brownell and Jeffrey Wasserstrom (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211032
eISBN:
9780520935303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211032.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The past two centuries have witnessed tremendous upheavals in every aspect of Chinese culture and society. At the level of everyday life, some of the most remarkable transformations have occurred in ... More

The Chumash World at European ContactPower, Trade, and Feasting Among Complex Hunter-Gatherers

The Chumash World at European Contact: Power, Trade, and Feasting Among Complex Hunter-Gatherers

Lynn Gamble

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254411
eISBN:
9780520942684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254411.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

When Spanish explorers and missionaries came onto Southern California's shores in 1769, they encountered the large towns and villages of the Chumash, a people who at that time were among the most ... More

Cinderella DreamsThe Allure of the Lavish Wedding

Cinderella Dreams: The Allure of the Lavish Wedding

Cele Otnes and Elizabeth Pleck

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520236615
eISBN:
9780520937505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236615.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The white wedding does more than mark a life passage. It marries two of the most sacred tenets of American culture: romantic love and excessive consumption. For anyone who has ever wondered about the ... More

Communist Neo-TraditionalismWork and Authority in Chinese Industry

Communist Neo-Traditionalism: Work and Authority in Chinese Industry

Andrew Walder

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064706
eISBN:
9780520909007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064706.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Based on official Chinese sources as well as intensive interviews with Hong Kong residents formerly employed in mainland factories, this book's neo-traditional image of communist society in China ... More

Conversion to ChristianityHistorical and Anthropological Perspectives on a Great Transformation

Conversion to Christianity: Historical and Anthropological Perspectives on a Great Transformation

Robert Hefner (ed.)

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520078352
eISBN:
9780520912564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520078352.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Reaching beyond sensational headlines, this book offers a three-dimensional portrait of Afghan women. In a series of wide-ranging, deeply reflective chapters, scholars, humanitarian workers, ... More

Converting WordsMaya in the Age of the Cross

Converting Words: Maya in the Age of the Cross

William Hanks

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257702
eISBN:
9780520944916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257702.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This synthesis of history, anthropology, and linguistics gives a view of the first two hundred years of the Spanish colonization of the Yucatec Maya. Drawing on a range of sources, it documents the ... More

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