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Anthropology and Antihumanism in Imperial Germany

Anthropology and Antihumanism in Imperial Germany

Andrew Zimmerman

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226983417
eISBN:
9780226983462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226983462.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

With the rise of imperialism, the centuries-old European tradition of humanist scholarship as the key to understanding the world was jeopardized. Nowhere was this more true than in nineteenth-century ... More

Anthropology at WarWorld War I and the Science of Race in Germany

Anthropology at War: World War I and the Science of Race in Germany

Andrew D. Evans

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226222677
eISBN:
9780226222691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226222691.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

Between 1914 and 1918, German anthropologists conducted their work in the midst of full-scale war. The discipline was relatively new in German academia when World War I broke out, and, as this book ... More

Cape Verde, Let's GoCreole Rappers and Citizenship in Portugal

Cape Verde, Let's Go: Creole Rappers and Citizenship in Portugal

Derek Pardue

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039676
eISBN:
9780252097768
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039676.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

Musicians rapping in Kriolu—a hybrid of Portuguese and West African languages spoken in Cape Verde—have recently emerged from Lisbon's periphery. They popularize the struggles with identity and ... More

ChechnyaLife in a War-Torn Society

Chechnya: Life in a War-Torn Society

Valery Tishkov

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238879
eISBN:
9780520930209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238879.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This book illuminates one of the world's most troubled regions from the perspective of a Russian intellectual, examining the evolution of the war in Chechnya that erupted in 1994, and untangling the ... More

Children of the Greek Civil WarRefugees and the Politics of Memory

Children of the Greek Civil War: Refugees and the Politics of Memory

Loring M. Danforth and Riki Van Boeschoten

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226135984
eISBN:
9780226136004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136004.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

At the height of the Greek Civil War in 1948, thirty-eight thousand children were evacuated from their homes in the mountains of northern Greece. The Greek Communist Party relocated half of them to ... More

Dacha IdyllsLiving Organically in Russia's Countryside

Dacha Idylls: Living Organically in Russia's Countryside

Melissa Caldwell

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262843
eISBN:
9780520947870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262843.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This book is a lively account of dacha life and how Russians experience this deeply rooted tradition of the summer cottage amid the changing cultural, economic, and political landscape of ... More

The Hidden FrontierEcology and Ethnicity in an Alpine Valley

The Hidden Frontier: Ecology and Ethnicity in an Alpine Valley

John Cole and Eric Wolf

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520216815
eISBN:
9780520922174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520216815.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This classic in the study of ethnicity, identity, and nation-building has a new introduction (on which Eric Wolf collaborated near the end of his life) that shows the continuing validity of the ... More

Immediate StrugglesPeople, Power, and Place in Rural Spain

Immediate Struggles: People, Power, and Place in Rural Spain

Susana Narotzky and Gavin Smith

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245686
eISBN:
9780520939011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245686.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This historical and ethnographic study of the political economy of the Vega Baja region of Spain, one of the European Union's “Regional Economies,” takes up the question of how to understand the ... More

Inventing the NeedyGender and the Politics of Welfare in Hungary

Inventing the Needy: Gender and the Politics of Welfare in Hungary

Lynne Haney

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225718
eISBN:
9780520936102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225718.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This book offers a powerful, innovative analysis of welfare policies and practices in Hungary from 1948 to the last decade of the twentieth century. Using a compelling mix of archival, interview, and ... More

Making Modern MothersEthics and Family Planning in Urban Greece

Making Modern Mothers: Ethics and Family Planning in Urban Greece

Heather Paxson

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223714
eISBN:
9780520937130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223714.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

In Greece, women speak of mothering as “within the nature” of a woman. But this durable association of motherhood with femininity exists in tension with the highest incidence of abortion and one of ... More

The Mediterranean IncarnateRegion Formation between Sicily and Tunisia since World War II

The Mediterranean Incarnate: Region Formation between Sicily and Tunisia since World War II

Naor Ben-Yehoyada

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226450971
eISBN:
9780226451169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451169.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This book offers an historical anthropology of the re-emergence of the Mediterranean as a transnational region in modern times. It examines this region formation by showing how Sicilian poaching in ... More

National Ideology Under SocialismIdentity and Cultural Politics in Ceausescu's Romania

National Ideology Under Socialism: Identity and Cultural Politics in Ceausescu's Romania

Katherine Verdery

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520072169
eISBN:
9780520917286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520072169.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

The current transformation of many Eastern European societies is impossible to understand without comprehending the intellectual struggles surrounding nationalism in the region. This book shows how ... More

Rationalizing CultureIRCAM, Boulez, and the Institutionalization of the Musical Avant-Garde

Rationalizing Culture: IRCAM, Boulez, and the Institutionalization of the Musical Avant-Garde

Georgina Born

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520202160
eISBN:
9780520916845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520202160.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This book presents an ethnography of a powerful western cultural organization, the renowned Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM) in Paris. As a year-long ... More

Royal FeverThe British Monarchy in Consumer Culture

Royal Fever: The British Monarchy in Consumer Culture

Cele C. Otnes and Paulin Maclaran

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273658
eISBN:
9780520962149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273658.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This book attempts to answer the question, why, in contemporary global society, are monarchies still so compelling to millions of people around the globe? It does so by focusing on the worldwide ... More

School of EuropeannessTolerance and Other Lessons in Political Liberalism in Latvia

School of Europeanness: Tolerance and Other Lessons in Political Liberalism in Latvia

Dace Dzenovska

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501716836
eISBN:
9781501716867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716836.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

Following independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, economic and political liberalization projects were rolled out in Latvia and across Eastern Europe. While economic liberalism was welcomed, ... More

Secrets from the Greek Kitchen

Secrets from the Greek Kitchen

David E. Sutton

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520280540
eISBN:
9780520959309
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280540.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

Secrets from the Greek Kitchen: Cooking, Skill, and Everyday Life on an Aegean Island explores the changing nature of everyday cooking practices on the Greek island of Kalymnos. It asks how cooking ... More

Tensions of EmpireColonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World

Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World

Frederick Cooper and Ann Laura Stoler (eds)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520205406
eISBN:
9780520918085
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520205406.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

Starting with the premise that Europe was made by its imperial projects as much as colonial encounters were shaped by events and conflicts in Europe, this book investigates metropolitan–colonial ... More

Tight KnitGlobal Families and the Social Life of Fast Fashion

Tight Knit: Global Families and the Social Life of Fast Fashion

Elizabeth L. Krause

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226557915
eISBN:
9780226558103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226558103.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

The coveted “Made in Italy” label calls to mind visions of nimble-fingered Italian tailors lovingly sewing elegant, high-end clothing. The phrase evokes a sense of authenticity, heritage, and rustic ... More

The Value of LaborThe Science of Commodification in Hungary, 1920-1956

The Value of Labor: The Science of Commodification in Hungary, 1920-1956

Martha Lampland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226314600
eISBN:
9780226314747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314747.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

In this book it is argued that the commodification of labor in a modern economy relies on complex technical procedures and an extensive institutional infrastructure that precede, and may in fact ... More

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