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Violence WorkersPolice Torturers and Murderers Reconstruct Brazilian Atrocities

Violence Workers: Police Torturers and Murderers Reconstruct Brazilian Atrocities

Martha Huggins, Mika Haritos-Fatouros, and Philip Zimbardo

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234468
eISBN:
9780520928916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234468.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Of the twenty-three Brazilian policemen interviewed in depth for this study, fourteen were direct perpetrators of torture and murder during the three decades that included the 1964–1985 military ... More

Visions of CharityVolunteer Workers and Moral Community

Visions of Charity: Volunteer Workers and Moral Community

Rebecca Anne Allahyari

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520221444
eISBN:
9780520935327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221444.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

In the United States, public talk about charity for the poor is highly moralistic, even in our era of welfare reform. But how do we understand the actual experience of caring for the poor? This study ... More

Visuality and IdentitySinophone Articulations across the Pacific

Visuality and Identity: Sinophone Articulations across the Pacific

Shu-mei Shih

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520224513
eISBN:
9780520940154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224513.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book inaugurates the field of Sinophone studies in this vanguard excursion into sophisticated cultural criticism situated at the intersections of Chinese studies, Asian American studies, ... More

Voyage of RediscoveryA Cultural Odyssey through Polynesia

Voyage of Rediscovery: A Cultural Odyssey through Polynesia

Ben Finney

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080027
eISBN:
9780520913059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080027.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In the summer of 1985, a mostly Hawai'ian crew set out aboard Hōkūle'a, a reconstructed ancient double canoe, to demonstrate what skeptics had steadfastly denied: that their ancestors, sailing in ... More

Walter Benjamin's Grave

Walter Benjamin's Grave

Michael Taussig

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226790039
eISBN:
9780226790008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226790008.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In September 1940, Walter Benjamin committed suicide in Port Bou on the Spanish–French border when it appeared that he and his traveling partners would be denied passage into Spain in their attempt ... More

War and Society in Ancient Mesoamerica

War and Society in Ancient Mesoamerica

Ross Hassig

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077348
eISBN:
9780520912281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077348.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This study of warfare in ancient Mesoamerica offers insight into three thousand years of Mesoamerican history, from roughly 1500 bc to the Spanish conquest. The book examines the methods, purposes, ... More

War of ShadowsThe Struggle for Utopia in the Peruvian Amazon

War of Shadows: The Struggle for Utopia in the Peruvian Amazon

Michael Brown and Eduardo Fernandez

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520074354
eISBN:
9780520911352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520074354.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This is the story of a failed uprising in the Peruvian Amazon—told largely by people who were there. Late in 1965, Asháninka Indians, members of one of the Amazon's largest native tribes, joined ... More

Waste AwayWorking and Living with a North American Landfill

Waste Away: Working and Living with a North American Landfill

Joshua O. Reno

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288935
eISBN:
9780520963771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288935.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The most wasteful people in world history know the least about what becomes of their waste. Waste Away reveals how North Americans have been shaped by their preferred means of disposal: sanitary ... More

Wayward ShamansThe Prehistory of an Idea

Wayward Shamans: The Prehistory of an Idea

Silvia Tomášková

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520275317
eISBN:
9780520955318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275317.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Wayward Shamans tells the story of an idea—the idea that humanity’s first expression of art, religion, and creativity found form in the figure of a proto-priest known as a shaman. Tracing this ... More

We Are All CannibalsAnd Other Essays

We Are All Cannibals: And Other Essays

Claude Lévi-Strauss

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231170680
eISBN:
9780231541268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170680.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

On Christmas Eve 1951, Santa Claus was hanged and then publicly burned outside of the Cathedral of Dijon in France. That same decade, ethnologists began to study the indigenous cultures of central ... More

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