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America and the Misshaping of a New World Order

America and the Misshaping of a New World Order

Giles Gunn and Carl Gutierrez-Jones (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520098701
eISBN:
9780520943797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098701.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

The attempt by the George W. Bush administration to reshape world order, especially but not exclusively after September 11, 2001, increasingly appears to have resulted in a catastrophic “misshaping” ... More

Balancing ActsYouth Culture in the Global City

Balancing Acts: Youth Culture in the Global City

Natasha Kumar Warikoo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262102
eISBN:
9780520947795
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262102.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This examination of children of immigrants in New York and London asks, “Is there a link between rap/hip-hop-influenced youth culture and motivation to succeed in school? The author challenges ... More

Blue JeansThe Art of the Ordinary

Blue Jeans: The Art of the Ordinary

Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520272187
eISBN:
9780520952089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272187.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This fresh and accessible ethnography offers a new vision of how society might cohere, in the face of ongoing global displacement, dislocation, and migration. Drawing from intensive fieldwork in a ... 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

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

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

Gender in Amazonia and MelanesiaAn Exploration of the Comparative Method

Gender in Amazonia and Melanesia: An Exploration of the Comparative Method

Thomas Gregor and Donald Tuzin (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520228511
eISBN:
9780520935815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228511.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

One of the great riddles of cultural history is the remarkable parallel that exists between the peoples of Amazonia and those of Melanesia. Although the two regions are separated by half a world in ... More

Human Biogeography

Human Biogeography

Alexander Harcourt (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520272118
eISBN:
9780520951778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272118.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Why are we what we are, where we are? Part 1. When and how did humankind spread across the world from our evolutionary origins in Africa? How do we know the answers? Did climate affect our evolution ... More

International Migration and Human RightsThe Global Repercussions of U.S. Policy

International Migration and Human Rights: The Global Repercussions of U.S. Policy

Samuel Martinez

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520258211
eISBN:
9780520942578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258211.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

In this book, a multidisciplinary group of scholars examines how the actions of the United States as a global leader are worsening pressures on people worldwide to migrate, while simultaneously ... More

On HolidayA History of Vacationing

On Holiday: A History of Vacationing

Orvar Lofgren

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520217676
eISBN:
9780520928992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217676.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This book takes us on a tour of the Western holiday world and shows how two centuries of “learning to be a tourist” have shaped our own ways of vacationing. We see how fashions in destinations have ... More

The Origins of IndigenismHuman Rights and the Politics of Identity

The Origins of Indigenism: Human Rights and the Politics of Identity

Ronald Niezen

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520235540
eISBN:
9780520936690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235540.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

“International indigenism” may sound like a contradiction in terms, but it is indeed a global phenomenon and a growing form of activism. This book examines the ways the relatively recent emergence of ... More

Remaking a WorldViolence, Social Suffering, and Recovery

Remaking a World: Violence, Social Suffering, and Recovery

Veena Das, Arthur Kleinman, and Margaret Lock

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223295
eISBN:
9780520924857
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223295.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This book completes a triptych of volumes on social suffering, violence, and recovery. Social Suffering, the first volume, deals with sources and major forms of social adversity, with an emphasis on ... More

Respectable LivesSocial Standing in Rural New Zealand

Respectable Lives: Social Standing in Rural New Zealand

Elvin Hatch

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520074729
eISBN:
9780520911437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520074729.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Where do we get our notions of social hierarchy and personal worth? What underlies our beliefs about the goals worth aiming for, the persons we hope to become? This book addresses these questions in ... More

Rhetorics of Self-Making

Rhetorics of Self-Making

Debbora Battaglia (ed.)

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520087989
eISBN:
9780520915251
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520087989.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Departing from an essentialist concept of the self, this book advances the cross-cultural study of selfhood with three contributions to the literature: First, it approaches the self as an ideological ... More

The Secret World of Doing Nothing

The Secret World of Doing Nothing

Orvar Lofgren and Billy Ehn

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262614
eISBN:
9780520945708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262614.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This reflection on “doing nothing” takes us on a tour of what is happening when, to all appearances, absolutely nothing is happening. Sifting through a wide range of examples drawn from literature, ... More

Sexual Inequalities and Social Justice

Sexual Inequalities and Social Justice

Niels Teunis and Gilbert Herdt (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520246140
eISBN:
9780520939141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246140.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This book signals the emergence of a new paradigm of social analysis committed to understanding and analyzing social oppression in the context of sexuality and gender. The contributors, an ... More

Society of the DeadQuita Manaquita and Palo Praise in Cuba

Society of the Dead: Quita Manaquita and Palo Praise in Cuba

Todd Ochoa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520256835
eISBN:
9780520947924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256835.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This book explores Palo, a Kongo-inspired “society of affliction” that is poorly understood at the margins of Cuban popular religion. Narrated as an encounter with two teachers of Palo, the book ... More

Technologies for IntuitionCold War Circles and Telepathic Rays

Technologies for Intuition: Cold War Circles and Telepathic Rays

Alaina Lemon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520294271
eISBN:
9780520967458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294271.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Cold War paranoia can only partly describe or explain the twentieth-century dreams of telepathy. The nightmare shades of mind control and crowd frenzy have long alternated with the pastels of love ... More

Trade of the TricksInside the Magician's Craft

Trade of the Tricks: Inside the Magician's Craft

Graham Jones

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520270466
eISBN:
9780520950528
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270466.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

From risqué cabaret performances to engrossing after-hours shop talk, this book offers an unprecedented look inside the secretive subculture of modern magicians. Entering the flourishing Paris magic ... More

Tropical Forests and the Human SpiritJourneys to the Brink of Hope

Tropical Forests and the Human Spirit: Journeys to the Brink of Hope

Roger Stone and Claudia D'Andrea

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520217997
eISBN:
9780520936072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217997.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Tropical forests are vanishing at an alarming rate. This book, based on extensive international field research, highlights one solution for preserving this precious resource: empowering local people ... More

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