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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

Burning MoneyThe Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld

Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld

C. Fred Blake

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835323
eISBN:
9780824870379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835323.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

For a thousand years across the length and breadth of China and beyond, people have burned paper replicas of valuable things—most often money—for the spirits of deceased family members, ancestors, ... More

Caged in on the OutsideMoral Subjectivity, Selfhood, and Islam in Minangkabau, Indonesia

Caged in on the Outside: Moral Subjectivity, Selfhood, and Islam in Minangkabau, Indonesia

Gregory M. Simon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838300
eISBN:
9780824868413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838300.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The moral practices and concepts that circulate in Minangkabau society in West Sumatra, Indonesia articulate and help manage tensions between conflicting values and conflicting experiences of ... More

Cairo PopYouth Music in Contemporary Egypt

Cairo Pop: Youth Music in Contemporary Egypt

Daniel J. Gilman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689279
eISBN:
9781452949260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689279.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This book represents the first scholarly engagement with shababiyya, the genre of popular music that dominates consumption in the Arab world in general and Egypt in particular. This genre is hugely ... More

The Calligraphic StateTextual Domination and History in a Muslim Society

The Calligraphic State: Textual Domination and History in a Muslim Society

Brinkley Messick

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076051
eISBN:
9780520917828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076051.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This combination of anthropology, history, and postmodern theory examines the changing relation of writing and authority in a Muslim society from the late nineteenth century to the present. The ... More

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