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Fragile ConvictionChanging Ideological Landscapes in Urban Kyrgyzstan

Fragile Conviction: Changing Ideological Landscapes in Urban Kyrgyzstan

Mathijs Pelkmans

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705137
eISBN:
9781501708381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705137.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

How do specific secular and religious ideologies—such as nationalism, neoliberalism, atheism, Pentecostalism, Tablighi Islam, and shamanism—gain popularity and when do they lose traction? To answer ... 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

The Gender of the GiftProblems with Women and Problems with Society in Melanesia

The Gender of the Gift: Problems with Women and Problems with Society in Melanesia

Marilyn Strathern

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064232
eISBN:
9780520910713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064232.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In this original synthesis on Melanesian scholarship, this book argues that gender relations have been a particular casualty of unexamined assumptions held by Western anthropologists and feminist ... More

Getting Married in KoreaOf Gender, Morality, and Modernity

Getting Married in Korea: Of Gender, Morality, and Modernity

Laurel Kendall

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520201989
eISBN:
9780520916784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520201989.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This work explores what it means to be modern and what it means to be Korean in a culture where courtship and marriage are often the crucible in which notions of gender and class are cast and recast. ... More

Ghosts of the New CitySpirits, Urbanity, and the Ruins of Progress in Chiang Mai

Ghosts of the New City: Spirits, Urbanity, and the Ruins of Progress in Chiang Mai

Andrew Alan Johnson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839390
eISBN:
9780824868437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839390.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Chiang Mai (literally, “new city”) suffered badly in the 1997 Asian financial crisis as the Northern Thai real estate bubble collapsed along with the Thai baht, crushing dreams of a renaissance of ... More

Go NationChinese Masculinities and the Game of Weiqi in China

Go Nation: Chinese Masculinities and the Game of Weiqi in China

Marc L. Moskowitz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520276314
eISBN:
9780520956933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276314.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Go Nation examines the board game Weiqi (known in the West as “Go”) in several spheres. The author outlines the different cultural metaphors of the game throughout history, as well as its ... More

Gods, Ghosts, and GangstersRitual Violence, Martial Arts, and Masculinity on the Margins of Chinese Society

Gods, Ghosts, and Gangsters: Ritual Violence, Martial Arts, and Masculinity on the Margins of Chinese Society

Avron Boretz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833770
eISBN:
9780824870539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833770.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Demon warrior puppets, sword-wielding Taoist priests, spirit mediums lacerating their bodies with spikes and blades—these are among the most dramatic images in Chinese religion. Usually linked to the ... More

Handbook of Religion and the Asian CityAspiration and Urbanization in the Twenty-First Century

Handbook of Religion and the Asian City: Aspiration and Urbanization in the Twenty-First Century

Peter van der Veer (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520281226
eISBN:
9780520961081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281226.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book highlights the creative and innovative role of urban aspirations in Asian world cities. It does not assume that religion is of the past and that the urban is secular, but instead points out ... More

Harnessing FortunePersonhood, Memory and Place in Mongolia

Harnessing Fortune: Personhood, Memory and Place in Mongolia

Rebecca M. Empson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264737
eISBN:
9780191753992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264737.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Based on long-term fieldwork with herding families along the Mongolian-Russian border, this book examines how people tend to past memories in their homes while navigating new ways of accumulating ... More

Haunting ImagesA Cultural Account of Selective Reproduction in Vietnam

Haunting Images: A Cultural Account of Selective Reproduction in Vietnam

Tine M Gammeltoft

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520278424
eISBN:
9780520958159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520278424.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In the twenty-first century, people's possibilities to choose the children that they want to enter this world have expanded dramatically. Across the globe, new reproductive technologies enable ... More

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