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Ethnicity and Nationhood

Eric R. Wolf

in Pathways of Power: Building an Anthropology of the Modern World

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223332
eISBN:
9780520924871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223332.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

New nation-states have emerged through the breakup of empires and culture spheres predicated on other principles of organization. Social historians have shown how politics, the law, the army, and the ... More


Michel Foucault's History of Culture

Patricia O'brien

in The New Cultural History

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064287
eISBN:
9780520908925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064287.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter explores both Michel Foucault's influence and his practices as a historian of culture. It also argues that Foucault studied culture through the prism of the technologies of power, which ... More


Introduction: Language in History and Modernity

Sumathi Ramaswamy

in Passions of the Tongue: Language Devotion in Tamil India, 1891-1970

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520208049
eISBN:
9780520918795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208049.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The “inassimilable,” the “untranslatable,” the “different”—these are the stuff of histories written in a post-colonial moment. The goal here is a narrative refusal to seek recognition through ... More


“Not to Scale”: Cartographic Productions of Community

Mieka Brand Polanco

in Historically Black: Imagining Community in a Black Historic District

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762882
eISBN:
9780814724743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762882.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the expressions and productions of “community” among Union's delegitimized historians. Analyzing a map hand drawn by Ernest Green, an 85-year old resident of the town, it ... More


Conclusion: Unfolding Communities: Union Road as a “Uniter of People”?

Mieka Brand Polanco

in Historically Black: Imagining Community in a Black Historic District

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762882
eISBN:
9780814724743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762882.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter presents a broad perspective of community as a concept in which history, space, and race are constantly “becoming” and where competing meanings are intertwined with and ... More


“A Head Full of Royal”: Margaret Tyler’s Majestic World

Cele C. Otnes and Pauline Maclaran

in Royal Fever: The British Monarchy in Consumer Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273658
eISBN:
9780520962149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273658.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter illustrates the importance of the royal family to Margaret Tyler, a dedicated collector of all things royal, whose home in London contains more than ten thousand pieces of royal family ... More


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