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Unmasking the StateMaking Guinea Modern

Unmasking the State: Making Guinea Modern

Mike McGovern

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226925097
eISBN:
9780226925110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226925110.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

When the Republic of Guinea gained independence in 1958, one of the first policies of the new state was a village-to-village eradication of masks and other ritual objects it deemed “fetishes.” The ... More

UnsettledDenial and Belonging Among White Kenyans

Unsettled: Denial and Belonging Among White Kenyans

Janet McIntosh

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290495
eISBN:
9780520964631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290495.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

In 1963, Kenya gained independence from Britain, ending decades of white colonial rule. While tens of thousands of whites relocated in fear of losing their fortunes, many stayed. But over the past ... More

Upside-Down Gods

Upside-Down Gods

Peter Harries-Jones

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270347
eISBN:
9780823270385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270347.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This is an intellectual biography of Gregory Bateson, one of the most important holistic writers of the twentieth century, whose qualitative approach to information and intelligence in living systems ... 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

The Value of LaborThe Science of Commodification in Hungary, 1920-1956

The Value of Labor: The Science of Commodification in Hungary, 1920-1956

Martha Lampland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226314600
eISBN:
9780226314747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314747.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

In this book it is argued that the commodification of labor in a modern economy relies on complex technical procedures and an extensive institutional infrastructure that precede, and may in fact ... More

Varieties of Muslim ExperienceEncounters with Arab Political and Cultural Life

Varieties of Muslim Experience: Encounters with Arab Political and Cultural Life

Lawrence Rosen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226726168
eISBN:
9780226726182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226726182.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This book focuses on Arab Muslims and aspects of their lives that are, at first glance, perplexing to Westerners. It ranges over such diverse topics as why Arabs eschew portraiture, why a Muslim ... More

Victims and WarriorsViolence, History, and Memory in Amazonia

Victims and Warriors: Violence, History, and Memory in Amazonia

Casey High

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039058
eISBN:
9780252097027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039058.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

In 1956, a group of Waorani men killed five North American missionaries in Ecuador. The event cemented the Waorani's reputation as “wild Amazonian Indians” in the eyes of the outside world. It also ... More

Violence and VengeanceReligious Conflict and Its Aftermath in Eastern Indonesia

Violence and Vengeance: Religious Conflict and Its Aftermath in Eastern Indonesia

Christopher R. Duncan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451584
eISBN:
9780801469107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451584.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Between 1999 and 2000, sectarian fighting fanned across the eastern Indonesian province of North Maluku, leaving thousands dead and hundreds of thousands displaced. What began as local conflicts ... More

The Violence of CareRape Victims, Forensic Nurses, and Sexual Assault Intervention

The Violence of Care: Rape Victims, Forensic Nurses, and Sexual Assault Intervention

Sameena Mulla

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479800315
eISBN:
9781479878901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800315.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Every year in the United States, thousands of women and hundreds of men participate in sexual assault forensic examinations. Drawing on four years of participatory research in a Baltimore emergency ... More

The Violence of LiberationGender and Tibetan Buddhist Revival in Post-Mao China

The Violence of Liberation: Gender and Tibetan Buddhist Revival in Post-Mao China

Charlene Makley

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250598
eISBN:
9780520940536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250598.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This wide-ranging, keenly observed study provides an account of the highly contested process through which the Tibetan Buddhist region of Labrang became incorporated into the People's Republic of ... More

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