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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

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

Ethnographic PresentsPioneering Anthropologists in the Papua New Guinea Highlands

Ethnographic Presents: Pioneering Anthropologists in the Papua New Guinea Highlands

Terence Hays (ed.)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077454
eISBN:
9780520912342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077454.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Life on the frontier suggests excitement, danger, and backbreaking labor. In this book, the frontier is the Highlands region of what is now Papua New Guinea—a part of the world largely unexplored by ... More

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

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