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Birth Models That Work

Birth Models That Work

Robbie Davis-Floyd, Lesley Barclay, and Jan Tritten (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248632
eISBN:
9780520943339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248632.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book takes us around the world in search of birth models that work in order to improve the standard of care for mothers and families everywhere. The contributors describe examples of maternity ... More

Birthing a MotherThe Surrogate Body and the Pregnant Self

Birthing a Mother: The Surrogate Body and the Pregnant Self

Elly Teman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520259638
eISBN:
9780520945852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259638.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This ethnography probes the intimate experience of gestational surrogate motherhood. The book shows how surrogates and intended mothers carefully negotiate their cooperative endeavor. Drawing on ... More

Black and BlueThe Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism

Black and Blue: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism

John Hoberman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520248908
eISBN:
9780520951846
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248908.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book is the first systematic description of how American doctors think about racial differences and how this kind of thinking affects the treatment of their black patients. The standard studies ... More

Black Women against the Land GrabThe Fight for Racial Justice in Brazil

Black Women against the Land Grab: The Fight for Racial Justice in Brazil

Keisha-Khan Y. Perry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683239
eISBN:
9781452949154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683239.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book offers a depth of ethnographic work that makes the following theoretical interventions: (a) to emphasize the significance of Brazil in the formation of the African Diaspora with specific ... More

Blue JeansThe Art of the Ordinary

Blue Jeans: The Art of the Ordinary

Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520272187
eISBN:
9780520952089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272187.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This fresh and accessible ethnography offers a new vision of how society might cohere, in the face of ongoing global displacement, dislocation, and migration. Drawing from intensive fieldwork in a ... More

Bodies of DifferenceExperiences of Disability and Institutional Advocacy in the Making of Modern China

Bodies of Difference: Experiences of Disability and Institutional Advocacy in the Making of Modern China

Matthew Kohrman

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226449
eISBN:
9780520935563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226449.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book chronicles the story of disability's emergence as an area of significant sociopolitical activity in contemporary China. Attentive to how bodies are embedded in discourse, history, and ... More

Body of Victim, Body of WarriorRefugee Families and the Making of Kashmiri Jihadists

Body of Victim, Body of Warrior: Refugee Families and the Making of Kashmiri Jihadists

Cabeiri deBergh Robinson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274204
eISBN:
9780520954540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274204.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book provides a fascinating look at the creation of contemporary Muslim jihādists. Drawing on a long-term fieldwork in the disputed borderlands between Pakistan and India, the book explains how ... More

Born Out of PlaceMigrant Mothers and the Politics of International Labor

Born Out of Place: Migrant Mothers and the Politics of International Labor

Nicole Constable

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520282018
eISBN:
9780520957770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282018.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Born Out of Place focuses on the largely invisible and easily overlooked topic of babies born to migrant worker mothers. Such a focus brings to light the flaws and unintended consequences of ... More

Bound Feet, Young HandsTracking the Demise of Footbinding in Village China

Bound Feet, Young Hands: Tracking the Demise of Footbinding in Village China

Laurel Boussen and Hill Gates

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804799553
eISBN:
9781503601079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799553.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book examines the once widespread practice of footbinding from the perspective of China’s gendered labor system. In contrast to the common belief that footbinding was motivated by the quest for ... More

Building a House in HeavenPious Neoliberalism and Islamic Charity in Egypt

Building a House in Heaven: Pious Neoliberalism and Islamic Charity in Egypt

Mona Atia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689156
eISBN:
9781452949215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689156.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Building a House in Heaven uses Islamic charity as a lens through which to understand the relations between the economy, state and religion in Mubarak era Egypt. My approach links questions of ... More

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