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The Ethnography of Reading

The Ethnography of Reading

Jonathan Boyarin (ed.)

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079557
eISBN:
9780520913431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079557.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Writing, the subject of much innovative scholarship in recent years, is only half of what we call literacy. The other half, reading, receives its due in these essays by a group of anthropologists and ... More

Exceptional StatesChinese Immigrants and Taiwanese Sovereignty

Exceptional States: Chinese Immigrants and Taiwanese Sovereignty

Sara L. Friedman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520286221
eISBN:
9780520961562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286221.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book analyzes new configurations of marriage, immigration, and sovereignty emerging in an increasingly mobile Asia where Cold War legacies continue to shape contemporary political struggles over ... More

Exits from the LabyrinthCulture and Ideology in the Mexican National Space

Exits from the Labyrinth: Culture and Ideology in the Mexican National Space

Claudio Lomnitz-Adler

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077881
eISBN:
9780520912472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077881.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Can we address the issue of nationalism without polemics and restore it to the domain of social science? This book takes a major step in that direction by applying anthropological tools to the study ... More

Fabricating ConsumersThe Sewing Machine in Modern Japan

Fabricating Consumers: The Sewing Machine in Modern Japan

Andrew Gordon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267855
eISBN:
9780520950313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267855.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Since its early days of mass production in the 1850s, the sewing machine has been intricately connected with the global development of capitalism. This book traces the machine's remarkable journey ... More

Families of the ForestThe Matsigenka Indians of the Peruvian Amazon

Families of the Forest: The Matsigenka Indians of the Peruvian Amazon

Allen Johnson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232419
eISBN:
9780520936294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232419.001.0001
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 this ethnography, the Matsigenka ... More

Fieldwork Under FireContemporary Studies of Violence and Culture

Fieldwork Under Fire: Contemporary Studies of Violence and Culture

Carolyn Nordstrom and Antonius Robben (eds)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520089938
eISBN:
9780520915718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520089938.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This book contains chapters written by anthropologists who have experienced the unpredictability and trauma of political violence firsthand. The chapters combine theoretical, ethnographic, and ... More

Fighting WordsReligion, Violence, and the Interpretation of Sacred Texts

Fighting Words: Religion, Violence, and the Interpretation of Sacred Texts

John Renard (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520258310
eISBN:
9780520954083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258310.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

One of the critical issues in interreligious relations today is the connection, both actual and perceived, between sacred texts and the justification of violent acts as divinely mandated. ... More

Framing the Sexual SubjectThe Politics of Gender, Sexuality, and Power

Framing the Sexual Subject: The Politics of Gender, Sexuality, and Power

Richard Parker, Regina Maria Barbosa, and Peter Aggleton (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520218369
eISBN:
9780520922754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520218369.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book brings together the work of writers from a range of disciplines and cultural traditions to explore the social and political dimensions of sexuality and sexual experience. The chapters ... More

FriendshipDevelopment, Ecology, and Evolution of a Relationship

Friendship: Development, Ecology, and Evolution of a Relationship

Daniel Hruschka

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520265462
eISBN:
9780520947887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265462.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Friends—they are generous and cooperative with each other in ways that appear to defy standard evolutionary expectations, frequently sacrificing for one another without concern for past behaviors or ... More

From Village to CitySocial Transformation in a Chinese County Seat

From Village to City: Social Transformation in a Chinese County Seat

Andrew B. Kipnis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520289703
eISBN:
9780520964273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289703.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Over the past twenty-five years, the Chinese county seat of Zouping has developed from a relatively impoverished town of thirty thousand people to a bustling city of more than 350,000. It has come to ... More

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