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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

CounterplayAn Anthropologist at the Chessboard

Counterplay: An Anthropologist at the Chessboard

Robert Desjarlais

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267398
eISBN:
9780520948204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267398.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

“Chess gets a hold of some people, like a virus or a drug,” states this book. Drawing on a lifelong fascination with the game, the book guides readers into the world of twenty-first-century chess to ... More

Cultural Citizenship in Island Southeast AsiaNation and Belonging in the Hinterlands

Cultural Citizenship in Island Southeast Asia: Nation and Belonging in the Hinterlands

Renato Rosaldo (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520227477
eISBN:
9780520935693
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227477.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Nation building and the construction of citizenship, so often conducted—or coerced—from the center, are all too commonly studied from the center as well. This book moves the view of cultural ... More

Culture and the SensesBodily Ways of Knowing in an African Community

Culture and the Senses: Bodily Ways of Knowing in an African Community

Kathryn Linn Geurts

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234550
eISBN:
9780520936546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234550.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book investigates the cultural meaning system and resulting sensorium of Anlo-Ewe-speaking people in southeastern Ghana. It was discovered that the five-senses model has little relevance in Anlo ... More

Cultures in ConflictSocial Movements and the State in Peru

Cultures in Conflict: Social Movements and the State in Peru

Susan Stokes

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520086173
eISBN:
9780520916234
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520086173.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This ethnography set in contemporary Peru provides an analysis of the making and unmaking of class consciousness among the urban poor. The author's research strategy is multifaceted; through ... More

Dacha IdyllsLiving Organically in Russia's Countryside

Dacha Idylls: Living Organically in Russia's Countryside

Melissa Caldwell

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262843
eISBN:
9780520947870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262843.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This book is a lively account of dacha life and how Russians experience this deeply rooted tradition of the summer cottage amid the changing cultural, economic, and political landscape of ... More

Darkness before DaybreakAfrican Migrants Living on the Margins in Southern Italy Today

Darkness before Daybreak: African Migrants Living on the Margins in Southern Italy Today

Hans Lucht

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520270718
eISBN:
9780520950467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270718.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book chronicles the lives of a group of fishermen from Ghana who took the long and dangerous journey to Southern Italy in search of work in a cutthroat underground economy. A story that ... More

Democracy as DeathThe Moral Order of Anti-Liberal Politics in South Africa

Democracy as Death: The Moral Order of Anti-Liberal Politics in South Africa

Jason Hickel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520284227
eISBN:
9780520959866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284227.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book explores how the values that underpin Western liberal democracy are contested and resisted in contemporary South Africa. During the 1980s, migrant workers from rural Zululand attempted to ... More

Diagram for FireMiracles and Variation in an American Charismatic Movement

Diagram for Fire: Miracles and Variation in an American Charismatic Movement

Jon Bialecki

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294202
eISBN:
9780520967410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294202.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

What is the work that miracles do in American Charismatic Evangelicalism? How are miracles something that are at once unanticipated, and yet worked for? Finally, what do miracles tell us about ... More

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