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The Anthropology of Global Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism

The Anthropology of Global Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism

Simon Coleman and Rosalind I. J. Hackett (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780814772591
eISBN:
9780814723517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772591.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The phenomenal growth of Pentecostalism and evangelicalism around the world in recent decades has forced us to rethink what it means to be religious and what it means to be global. The success of ... More

Becoming RastaOrigins of Rastafari Identity in Jamaica

Becoming Rasta: Origins of Rastafari Identity in Jamaica

Charles Price

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767467
eISBN:
9780814768464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767467.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

So much has been written about the Rastafari, yet we know so little about why and how people join the Rastafari movement. Although popular understandings evoke images of dreadlocks, reggae, and ... More

Childhood DeployedRemaking Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone

Childhood Deployed: Remaking Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone

Susan Shepler

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724965
eISBN:
9780814760192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724965.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book examines the reintegration of former child soldiers in Sierra Leone. Based on eighteen months of participant-observer ethnographic fieldwork and ten years of follow-up research, the book ... More

Clarity, Cut, and CultureThe Many Meanings of Diamonds

Clarity, Cut, and Culture: The Many Meanings of Diamonds

Susan Falls

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479810666
eISBN:
9781479877430
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479810666.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Images of diamonds appear everywhere in American culture. And everyone who has a diamond has a story to tell about it. Our stories about diamonds not only reveal what we do with these tiny stones, ... More

The Color of SoundRace, Religion, and Music in Brazil

The Color of Sound: Race, Religion, and Music in Brazil

John Burdick

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814709221
eISBN:
9780814723135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814709221.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Throughout Brazil, Afro-Brazilians face widespread racial prejudice. Many turn to religion, with Afro-Brazilians disproportionately represented among Protestants, the fastest-growing religious group ... More

Dangerous or Endangered?Race and the Politics of Youth in Urban America

Dangerous or Endangered?: Race and the Politics of Youth in Urban America

Jennifer Tilton

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814783115
eISBN:
9780814784273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783115.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

How do you tell the difference between a “good kid” and a “potential thug”? This book considers the ways in which children are increasingly viewed as dangerous and yet, simultaneously, as endangered ... More

Desi Hoop DreamsPickup Basketball and the Making of Asian American Masculinity

Desi Hoop Dreams: Pickup Basketball and the Making of Asian American Masculinity

Stanley I. Thangaraj

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814770351
eISBN:
9780814762974
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770351.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

South Asian American men are not usually depicted as ideal American men. They struggle against popular representations as either threatening terrorists or geeky, effeminate computer geniuses. To ... More

The Drug Company Next DoorPollution, Jobs, and Community Health in Puerto Rico

The Drug Company Next Door: Pollution, Jobs, and Community Health in Puerto Rico

Alexa S. Dietrich

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724996
eISBN:
9780814724644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724996.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The production of pharmaceuticals is among the most profitable industries on the planet. Drug companies produce chemical substances that can save, extend, or substantially improve the quality of ... More

Eating DrugsPsychopharmaceutical Pluralism in India

Eating Drugs: Psychopharmaceutical Pluralism in India

Stefan Ecks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724767
eISBN:
9780814760307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724767.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

A Hindu monk in Calcutta refuses to take his psychotropic medications. His psychiatrist explains that just as his body needs food, the drugs are nutrition for his starved mind. Does it matter how—or ... More

Fair Trade and Social JusticeGlobal Ethnographies

Fair Trade and Social Justice: Global Ethnographies

Sarah Lyon and Mark Moberg (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796207
eISBN:
9780814765005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796207.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

By 2008, total fair trade purchases in the developed world reached nearly $3 billion, a five-fold increase in four years. Consumers pay a “fair price” for fair trade items, which are meant to ... More

Fertility HolidaysIVF Tourism and the Reproduction of Whiteness

Fertility Holidays: IVF Tourism and the Reproduction of Whiteness

Amy Speier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479827664
eISBN:
9781479858996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479827664.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Millions of North Americans are priced out of North America’s expensive reproductive medicine industry. Ultimately, women learn about the possibility of doing IVF abroad, and this book reveals the ... More

Fire in the CanyonReligion, Migration, and the Mexican Dream

Fire in the Canyon: Religion, Migration, and the Mexican Dream

Leah M. Sarat

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814759370
eISBN:
9780814724675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814759370.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The canyon in central Mexico was ablaze with torches as hundreds of people filed in. So palpable was their shared shock and grief, they later said, that neither pastor nor priest was needed. The ... More

Giving Up BabySafe Haven Laws, Motherhood, and Reproductive Justice

Giving Up Baby: Safe Haven Laws, Motherhood, and Reproductive Justice

Laury Oaks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479897926
eISBN:
9781479883073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479897926.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

“Baby safe haven” laws, which allow a parent to relinquish a newborn baby legally and anonymously at a specified institutional location—such as a hospital or fire station—were established in every ... More

God's GangsBarrio Ministry, Masculinity, and Gang Recovery

God's Gangs: Barrio Ministry, Masculinity, and Gang Recovery

Edward Orozco Flores

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479850099
eISBN:
9781479818129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850099.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Los Angeles is the epicenter of the American gang problem. Rituals and customs from Los Angeles' eastside gangs, including hand signals, graffiti, and clothing styles, have spread to small towns and ... More

Guadalupe in New YorkDevotion and the Struggle for Citizenship Rights among Mexican Immigrants

Guadalupe in New York: Devotion and the Struggle for Citizenship Rights among Mexican Immigrants

Alyshia Galvez

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732144
eISBN:
9780814733134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732144.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Every December 12, thousands of Mexican immigrants gather for the mass at New York City's St. Patrick's Cathedral in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe's feast day. They kiss images of the Virgin, wait ... More

GülenThe Ambiguous Politics of Market Islam in Turkey and the World

Gülen: The Ambiguous Politics of Market Islam in Turkey and the World

Joshua D. Hendrick

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770986
eISBN:
9780814760475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770986.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The “Hizmet” (“Service”) Movement of Fethullah Gülen is Turkey's most influential Islamic identity community. Widely praised throughout the early 2000s as a mild and moderate variation on Islamic ... More

Historically BlackImagining Community in a Black Historic District

Historically Black: Imagining Community in a Black Historic District

Mieka Brand Polanco

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762882
eISBN:
9780814724743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762882.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This book examines the concept of community in the United States: how communities are experienced and understood, the complex relationship between human beings and their social and physical ... More

How Chinese Are You?Adopted Chinese Youth and their Families Negotiate Identity and Culture

How Chinese Are You?: Adopted Chinese Youth and their Families Negotiate Identity and Culture

Andrea Louie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479890521
eISBN:
9781479859887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479890521.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chinese adoption is often viewed as creating new possibilities for the formation of multicultural, cosmopolitan families. For white adoptive families, it is an opportunity to learn more about China ... More

International AdoptionGlobal Inequalities and the Circulation of Children

International Adoption: Global Inequalities and the Circulation of Children

Diana Marre and Laura Briggs (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791011
eISBN:
9780814764473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791011.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

In the past two decades, transnational adoption has exploded in scope and significance, growing up along increasingly globalized economic relations and the development and improvement of reproductive ... More

Intimate MigrationsGender, Family, and Illegality among Transnational Mexicans

Intimate Migrations: Gender, Family, and Illegality among Transnational Mexicans

Deborah A. Boehm

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789834
eISBN:
9780814789858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789834.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

In her research with transnational Mexicans, the author has often asked individuals: if there were no barriers to your movement between Mexico and the United States, where would you choose to live? ... More

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