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Wherewithal of LifeEthics, Migration, and the Question of Well-Being

Wherewithal of Life: Ethics, Migration, and the Question of Well-Being

Michael Jackson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520276703
eISBN:
9780520956810
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276703.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Through extensive conversations with three key informants—from Uganda, Burkina Faso, and Mexico—in Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and Cambridge, MA, Jackson compares and contrasts what is at stake for each ... More

Who Are the Jews of India?

Who Are the Jews of India?

Nathan Katz

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520213234
eISBN:
9780520920729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520213234.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Of all the Diaspora communities, the Jews of India are among the least known and most interesting. This study, full of vivid details of everyday life, looks in depth at the religious life of the ... More

Who Is Knowledgeable Is StrongScience, Class, and the Formation of Modern Iranian Society, 1900-1950

Who Is Knowledgeable Is Strong: Science, Class, and the Formation of Modern Iranian Society, 1900-1950

Cyrus Schayegh

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254473
eISBN:
9780520943544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254473.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book tells two intertwined stories: how, in early twentieth-century Iran, an emerging middle class used modern scientific knowledge as its cultural and economic capital, and how, along with the ... More

Why Aren't Jewish Women Circumcised?Gender and Covenant in Judaism

Why Aren't Jewish Women Circumcised?: Gender and Covenant in Judaism

Shaye Cohen

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520212503
eISBN:
9780520920491
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520212503.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Why aren't Jewish women circumcised? This improbable question, first advanced by anti-Jewish Christian polemicists, is the point of departure for this wide-ranging exploration of gender and ... More

Why Classical Music Still Matters

Why Classical Music Still Matters

Lawrence Kramer

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250826
eISBN:
9780520933644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250826.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

“What can be done about the state of classical music?” asks this book. Classical music, whose demise has been predicted for at least a decade, has always had its staunch advocates, but in today's ... More

Wild ReligionTracking the Sacred in South Africa

Wild Religion: Tracking the Sacred in South Africa

David Chidester

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273078
eISBN:
9780520951570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273078.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book is a wild ride through recent South African history from the advent of democracy in 1994 to the euphoria of the football World Cup in 2010. In the context of South Africa's political ... More

William Byrd and His ContemporariesEssays and a Monograph

William Byrd and His Contemporaries: Essays and a Monograph

Philip Brett

Joseph Kerman and Davitt Moroney (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247581
eISBN:
9780520932838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247581.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book features chapters on the music of the Tudor period, the work of William Byrd (c.1540–1623), and other composers of the period, including John Taverner, Thomas Tallis, Orlando Gibbons, and ... More

William Grant StillA Study in Contradictions

William Grant Still: A Study in Contradictions

Catherine Parsons Smith

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215429
eISBN:
9780520921573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215429.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

During the 1930s and 1940s William Grant Still (1895–1978) was known as the “Dean of Afro-American Composers.” He worked as an arranger for early radio, on Broadway, and in Hollywood; major symphony ... More

Women in Blue HelmetsGender, Policing, and the UN's First All-Female Peacekeeping Unit

Women in Blue Helmets: Gender, Policing, and the UN's First All-Female Peacekeeping Unit

Lesley J. Pruitt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290600
eISBN:
9780520964716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290600.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This book tells the story of the first all-female formed police unit (FFPU) deployed in UN peacekeeping. The 105 members of this FFPU were recruited from India’s Central Reserve Police Force, a ... More

Women in China's Long Twentieth Century

Women in China's Long Twentieth Century

Gail Hershatter

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098565
eISBN:
9780520916128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098565.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This guide on Chinese and women's history synthesizes recent research on women in twentieth-century China. It surveys more than 650 scholarly works, discussing Chinese women in the context of ... More

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