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Diva NationFemale Icons from Japanese Cultural History

Diva Nation: Female Icons from Japanese Cultural History

Laura Miller and Rebecca Copeland (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520297722
eISBN:
9780520969971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297722.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Diva Nation explores the constructed nature of female iconicity. From ancient goddesses and queens to modern singers and writers, each chapter critically reconsiders the female icon, tracing how she ... More

Owners of the MapMotorcycle Taxi Drivers, Mobility, and Politics in Bangkok

Owners of the Map: Motorcycle Taxi Drivers, Mobility, and Politics in Bangkok

Claudio Sopranzetti

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520288492
eISBN:
9780520963399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288492.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

On May 19, 2010, the Royal Thai Army deployed tanks, snipers, and other weapons of war to disperse thousands of protesters who had taken over the commercial center of Bangkok. For the two months, ... More

Robo sapiens japanicusRobots, Gender, Family, and the Japanese Nation

Robo sapiens japanicus: Robots, Gender, Family, and the Japanese Nation

Jennifer Robertson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520283190
eISBN:
9780520959064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283190.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Japan is arguably the first postindustrial society to embrace the prospect of human-robot coexistence. Over the past decade, Japanese humanoid robots designed for use in homes, hospitals, offices, ... More

Great HanRace, Nationalism, and Tradition in China Today

Great Han: Race, Nationalism, and Tradition in China Today

Kevin Carrico

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295490
eISBN:
9780520967687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295490.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The Great Han: Race, Nationalism, and Tradition in China Today is an ethnographic study of China’s Han Clothing Movement, a racial nationalist and neo-traditionalist group that has emerged in cities ... More

Bitter and SweetFood, Meaning, and Modernity in Rural China

Bitter and Sweet: Food, Meaning, and Modernity in Rural China

Ellen Oxfeld

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293519
eISBN:
9780520966741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293519.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book examines the value of food in rural China through an ethnographic study of a Hakka village in Meixian, a county in northeast Guangdong Province. By examining the role of food in the lives ... More

Us, RelativesScaling and Plural Life in a Forager World

Us, Relatives: Scaling and Plural Life in a Forager World

Nurit Bird-David

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293403
eISBN:
9780520966680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293403.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Anthropologists have long looked to animistic forager-cultivator cultures for insights into the spectrum of human lifeways. Yet they have largely failed to appreciate indigenous horizons of concern ... More

To Be Cared ForThe Power of Conversion and Foreignness of Belonging in an Indian Slum

To Be Cared For: The Power of Conversion and Foreignness of Belonging in an Indian Slum

Nathaniel Roberts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520288812
eISBN:
9780520963634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288812.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

To Be Cared For offers a unique window into the conceptual and moral world of slum-bound Dalits (“untouchables”), in the south Indian city of Chennai. It focuses on decisions by many women there to ... 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

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

No One Will Let Her LiveWomen's Struggle for Well-Being in a Delhi Slum

No One Will Let Her Live: Women's Struggle for Well-Being in a Delhi Slum

Claire Snell-Rood

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520284807
eISBN:
9780520960503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284807.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

From family to community and politics, relationships establish the social conditions in which health is forged. The inequalities that structure these relationships have left the health of women ... More

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