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Essential TradeVietnamese Women in a Changing Marketplace

Essential Trade: Vietnamese Women in a Changing Marketplace

Ann Marie Leshkowich

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839901
eISBN:
9780824868918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839901.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

“My husband doesn’t have a head for business,” complained Ngọc, the owner of a children’s clothing stall in Bến Thành market. “Naturally, it’s because he’s a man.” When the women who sell in Ho Chi ... More

Ethnographic PresentsPioneering Anthropologists in the Papua New Guinea Highlands

Ethnographic Presents: Pioneering Anthropologists in the Papua New Guinea Highlands

Terence Hays (ed.)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077454
eISBN:
9780520912342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077454.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Life on the frontier suggests excitement, danger, and backbreaking labor. In this book, the frontier is the Highlands region of what is now Papua New Guinea—a part of the world largely unexplored by ... 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

Fabricating ConsumersThe Sewing Machine in Modern Japan

Fabricating Consumers: The Sewing Machine in Modern Japan

Andrew Gordon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267855
eISBN:
9780520950313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267855.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Since its early days of mass production in the 1850s, the sewing machine has been intricately connected with the global development of capitalism. This book traces the machine's remarkable journey ... More

Falling into the Lesbi WorldDesire and Difference in Indonesia

Falling into the Lesbi World: Desire and Difference in Indonesia

Evelyn Blackwood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834425
eISBN:
9780824870461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834425.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book offers a compelling view of sexual and gender difference through the everyday lives of tombois and their girlfriends (“femmes”) in the city of Padang, West Sumatra. While likening ... More

Feasting in Southeast Asia

Feasting in Southeast Asia

Brian Hayden

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856267
eISBN:
9780824873059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856267.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Feasting emerges from the pages of this book as far more than gustatory and social diversions from daily work routines. Instead, feasting in tribal societies plays a critical role in village social, ... More

Fertile DisorderSpirit Possession and Its Provocation of the Modern

Fertile Disorder: Spirit Possession and Its Provocation of the Modern

Kalpana Ram

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836306
eISBN:
9780824871307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836306.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book reflects on the way spirit possession unsettles some of the foundational assumptions of modernity. Drawing on spirit possession among women and the rich traditions of subaltern religion in ... More

Fighting for BreathLiving Morally and Dying of Cancer in a Chinese Village

Fighting for Breath: Living Morally and Dying of Cancer in a Chinese Village

Anna Lora-Wainwright

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836825
eISBN:
9780824871093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836825.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Numerous reports of “cancer villages” have appeared in the past decade in both Chinese and Western media, highlighting the downside of China's economic development. Less generally known is how people ... More

Forest of StruggleMoralities of Remembrance in Upland Cambodia

Forest of Struggle: Moralities of Remembrance in Upland Cambodia

Eve Monique Zucker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836115
eISBN:
9780824871079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836115.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In a village community in the highlands of Cambodia's Southwest, people struggle to rebuild their lives after nearly thirty years of civil war and genocide. Recovery is a tenuous process as villagers ... 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

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