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Against HumanityLessons from the Lord's Resistance Army

Against Humanity: Lessons from the Lord's Resistance Army

Sam Dubal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520296091
eISBN:
9780520968752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296091.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book is not about crimes against humanity. Rather, it is an indictment of “humanity,” the concept that lies at the heart of human rights and humanitarian missions. Based on fieldwork in northern ... More

Engaged AnthropologyPolitics beyond the Text

Engaged Anthropology: Politics beyond the Text

Stuart Kirsch

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520297944
eISBN:
9780520970090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297944.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Does anthropology have more to offer than just its texts? This book discusses different forms of engaged research practices, which it defines in terms of their constructive intervention into ... More

Gogo BreezeZambia's Radio Elder and the Voices of Free Speech

Gogo Breeze: Zambia's Radio Elder and the Voices of Free Speech

Harri Englund

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226498768
eISBN:
9780226499093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226499093.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

When Breeze FM Radio, in the provincial Zambian town of Chipata, hired an elderly retired school teacher in 2003, no one anticipated the skyrocketing success that would follow. A self-styled ... More

Good QualityThe Routinization of Sperm Banking in China

Good Quality: The Routinization of Sperm Banking in China

Ayo Wahlberg

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520297777
eISBN:
9780520969995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297777.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

From crude and uneasy beginnings, sperm banking has become a routine part of China’s pervasive and restrictive reproductive complex within the space of thirty years. It covers the introduction of ... More

India and the Patent WarsPharmaceuticals in the New Intellectual Property Regime

India and the Patent Wars: Pharmaceuticals in the New Intellectual Property Regime

Murphy Halliburton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713460
eISBN:
9781501713972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713460.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

India and the Patent Wars examines struggles over patents and access to medicine among pharmaceutical producers, activists and others under a new global intellectual property regime. India, one of ... More

Indigenous VisionsRediscovering the World of Franz Boas

Indigenous Visions: Rediscovering the World of Franz Boas

Ned Blackhawk and Isaiah Lorado Wilner (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300196511
eISBN:
9780300235678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196511.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This book is a compelling study that charts the influence of indigenous thinkers on Franz Boas, the founder of modern anthropology. In 1911, the publication of Franz Boas's The Mind of Primitive Man ... More

PassingTwo Publics in a Mexican Border City

Passing: Two Publics in a Mexican Border City

Rihan Yeh

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226511887
eISBN:
9780226512075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226512075.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Tijuana is the largest of Mexico’s northern border cities, and despite the US’s dramatic escalation of border enforcement, it remains deeply connected with California by one of the busiest ... More

Prescription for the PeopleAn Activist's Guide to Making Medicine Affordable for All

Prescription for the People: An Activist's Guide to Making Medicine Affordable for All

Fran Quigley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713750
eISBN:
9781501713910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713750.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Millions of people around the world face a real problem: their desperate need for affordable medicines clashes with the core business model of the powerful pharmaceutical industry. In response, ... More

Remembering the PresentMindfulness in Buddhist Asia

Remembering the Present: Mindfulness in Buddhist Asia

J. L. Cassaniti

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501707995
eISBN:
9781501714177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707995.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Remembering the Present examines the contemporary meanings, practices, and purposes of mindfulness in the countries of Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar (Burma), which together make up a large part of ... More

School of EuropeannessTolerance and Other Lessons in Political Liberalism in Latvia

School of Europeanness: Tolerance and Other Lessons in Political Liberalism in Latvia

Dace Dzenovska

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501716836
eISBN:
9781501716867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716836.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

Following independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, economic and political liberalization projects were rolled out in Latvia and across Eastern Europe. While economic liberalism was welcomed, ... More

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