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Biomedical OdysseysFetal Cell Experiments from Cyberspace to China

Biomedical Odysseys: Fetal Cell Experiments from Cyberspace to China

Priscilla Song

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174778
eISBN:
9781400885282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174778.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Thousands of people from more than eighty countries have traveled to China since 2001 to undergo fetal cell transplantation. Galvanized by the potential of stem and fetal cells to regenerate damaged ... More

Biopolitics of BeautyCosmetic Citizenship and Affective Capital in Brazil

Biopolitics of Beauty: Cosmetic Citizenship and Affective Capital in Brazil

Alvaro Jarrín

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293878
eISBN:
9780520967212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293878.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Using ethnographic fieldwork carried out in Brazilian hospitals, this book shows how plastic surgeons and patients navigate the public health system to transform beauty into a basic health right. The ... More

Constellations of InequalitySpace, Race, and Utopia in Brazil

Constellations of Inequality: Space, Race, and Utopia in Brazil

Sean T. Mitchell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226499123
eISBN:
9780226499437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226499437.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Through an analysis of Brazil’s changing politics of inequality, development, and race, Constellations of Inequality demonstrates the value of ethnography to illuminate the relationships between ... More

DisappointmentToward a Critical Hermeneutics of Worldbuilding

Disappointment: Toward a Critical Hermeneutics of Worldbuilding

Jarrett Zigon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823278237
eISBN:
9780823280650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278237.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

For many today politics is characterized above all else by disappointment. Inspired by years of ethnographic research with the global anti-drug war movement, Disappointment addresses this ... More

Disruptive FixationSchool Reform and the Pitfalls of Techno-Idealism

Disruptive Fixation: School Reform and the Pitfalls of Techno-Idealism

Christo Sims

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691163987
eISBN:
9781400885299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163987.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In New York City in 2009, a new kind of public school opened its doors to its inaugural class of middle schoolers. Conceived by a team of game designers and progressive educational reformers and ... More

Dream TrippersGlobal Daoism and the Predicament of Modern Spirituality

Dream Trippers: Global Daoism and the Predicament of Modern Spirituality

David A. Palmer and Elijah Siegler

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226481760
eISBN:
9780226484983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226484983.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The practices of Daoism – China’s indigenous religion – have become increasingly popular in the West over the past decades. But what does the Americanized “Tao” of healing, health, energy, sex and ... More

Food and PowerA Culinary Ethnography of Israel

Food and Power: A Culinary Ethnography of Israel

Nir Avieli

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520290099
eISBN:
9780520964419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290099.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Drawing on ethnography conducted in Israel since the late 1990s, this book considers how power is produced, reproduced, negotiated, and subverted in the contemporary Israeli culinary sphere. The book ... 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

Hearing Allah's CallPreaching and Performance in Indonesian Islam

Hearing Allah's Call: Preaching and Performance in Indonesian Islam

Julian Millie

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501713118
eISBN:
9781501709609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713118.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

For many Muslims throughout the world, oral preaching provides the most accessible and enjoyable medium for learning about Islam and its meanings for everyday life. This is true in Indonesia’s West ... More

How Lifeworlds WorkEmotionality, Sociality, and the Ambiguity of Being

How Lifeworlds Work: Emotionality, Sociality, and the Ambiguity of Being

Michael Jackson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226491820
eISBN:
9780226492018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226492018.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

In How Lifeworlds Work, Michael Jackson seeks to reinvigorate the study of kinship and ritual by theorizing a society as a force field in which affective as well as cognitive elements are in tension, ... More

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