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Agitating ImagesPhotography against History in Indigenous Siberia

Agitating Images: Photography against History in Indigenous Siberia

Craig Campbell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681051
eISBN:
9781452948911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681051.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Agitating Images explores the early history of Communist organization among small dispersed groups of indigenous Evenki peoples of Central Siberia. It draws this history into an examination of the ... 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

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

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

Citizens' Media against Armed ConflictDisrupting Violence in Colombia

Citizens' Media against Armed Conflict: Disrupting Violence in Colombia

Clemencia Rodríguez

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665839
eISBN:
9781452946443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665839.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

For two years, fieldwork was carried out in regions of Colombia where leftist guerillas, right-wing paramilitary groups, the army, and drug traffickers made their presence felt in the lives of ... More

Consoling GhostsStories of Medicine and Mourning from Southeast Asians in Exile

Consoling Ghosts: Stories of Medicine and Mourning from Southeast Asians in Exile

Jean M. Langford

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687176
eISBN:
9781452948751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687176.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Consoling Ghosts is a sustained contemplation of relationships with the dying and the dead as inspired by conversations with emigrants from Laos and Cambodia. Emigrants’ thoughts and stories often ... More

The Dance That Makes You VanishCultural Reconstruction in Post-Genocide Indonesia

The Dance That Makes You Vanish: Cultural Reconstruction in Post-Genocide Indonesia

Rachmi Diyah Larasati

Published in print:
1969
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679935
eISBN:
9781452948577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679935.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Larasati elucidates the complex, often paradoxical relationships between the dancing body and the Indonesian state since 1965. In the brief period from late 1965 to early 1966, approximately 1 ... More

Downed By Friendly FireBlack Girls, White Girls, and Suburban Schooling

Downed By Friendly Fire: Black Girls, White Girls, and Suburban Schooling

Signithia Fordham

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816689668
eISBN:
9781452955216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689668.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Downed by Friendly Fire examines the ubiquity of violence and the need to rehabilitate its prevailing physical classification, especially as it relates to gender. The book seeks to change the meaning ... More

HIV ExceptionalismDevelopment through Disease in Sierra Leone

HIV Exceptionalism: Development through Disease in Sierra Leone

Adia Benton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692422
eISBN:
9781452950693
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692422.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

In 2002, Sierra Leone emerged from a decade long civil war. Seeking international attention and development aid, its government faced a dilemma. Though devastated by conflict, Sierra Leone had a low ... More

Landscape of DiscontentUrban Sustainability in Immigrant Paris

Landscape of Discontent: Urban Sustainability in Immigrant Paris

Andrew Newman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816689620
eISBN:
9781452950686
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689620.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

On a rainy day in May 2007, the mayor of Paris inaugurated the Jardins d’Éole, a park whose completion was hailed internationally as an exemplar of sustainable urbanism. The park was the result of a ... More

Last Project StandingCivics and Sympathy in Post-Welfare Chicago

Last Project Standing: Civics and Sympathy in Post-Welfare Chicago

Catherine Fennell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816697366
eISBN:
9781452953649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697366.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

In 1995, a half-vacant, wrecked public housing project on Chicago's Near West Side went under the wrecking ball. Federal and local officials touted the demolition and redevelopment of the Governor ... More

Microfinance and Its DiscontentsWomen in Debt in Bangladesh

Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh

Lamia Karim

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670949
eISBN:
9781452946665
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670949.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In 2006 the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh won the Nobel Peace Prize for its innovative microfinancing operations. This study of gender, grassroots globalization, and neoliberalism in Bangladesh looks ... More

Navigating the African DiasporaThe Anthropology of Invisibility

Navigating the African Diaspora: The Anthropology of Invisibility

Donald Martin Carter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816647774
eISBN:
9781452945927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816647774.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Investigating how the fraught political economy of migration impacts people around the world, this book raises important issues about contemporary African diasporic movements. Developing the notion ... More

Pregnant on ArrivalMaking the Illegal Immigrant

Pregnant on Arrival: Making the Illegal Immigrant

Eithne Luibhéid

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680993
eISBN:
9781452946634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680993.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book-length study explores the discursive construction of pregnant migrants in Ireland as paradigmatic figures of illegal immigration; the measures that were taken in response; and the cultural, ... More

Saigon's EdgeOn the Margins of Ho Chi Minh City

Saigon's Edge: On the Margins of Ho Chi Minh City

Erik Harms

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816656059
eISBN:
9781452946245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816656059.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Much of the world’s population inhabits the urban fringe, an area that is neither fully rural nor urban. Hóc Môn, a district that lies along a key transport corridor on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh ... More

The Slumbering MassesSleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life

The Slumbering Masses: Sleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life

Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674749
eISBN:
9781452947341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674749.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The book traces the interactions of American allopathic medicine, industrial capitalism, and the human desire for sleep from the late 18th century through the turn of the 21st century. The foundation ... More

Tongzhi LivingMen Attracted to Men in Postsocialist China

Tongzhi Living: Men Attracted to Men in Postsocialist China

Tiantian Zheng

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816691999
eISBN:
9781452952499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691999.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Tongzhi, which translates into English as “same purpose” or “same will,” was once widely used to mean “comrade.” Since the 1990s, the word has been appropriated by the LGBT community in China and now ... More

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