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Rhetorics of Self-Making

Debbora Battaglia (ed.)

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520087989
eISBN:
9780520915251
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520087989.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Departing from an essentialist concept of the self, this book advances the cross-cultural study of selfhood with three contributions to the literature: First, it approaches the self as an ideological ... More


Listening in the Silence, Seeing in the Dark: Reconstructing Life after Brain Injury

Ruthann Knechel Johansen

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231146
eISBN:
9780520927766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231146.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Traumatic brain injury can interrupt without warning the life story that any one of us is in the midst of creating. When the author's fifteen-year-old son survives a terrible car crash in spite of ... More


Migration, Mujercitas, and Medicine Men: Living in Urban Mexico

Valentina Napolitano

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233188
eISBN:
9780520928473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233188.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book explores issues of migration, medicine, religion, and gender in this analysis of everyday practices of urban living in Guadalajara, Mexico. Drawing on fieldwork over a ten-year period, it ... More


Introduction

Christine L. Williams

in Self, Social Structure, and Beliefs: Explorations in Sociology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241367
eISBN:
9780520937857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241367.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Neil Smelser is a professionally trained psychoanalyst who maintained a clinical practice for several years while maintaining and managing his more visible career as academic sociologist and ... More


Production Values: Indigenous Media and the Rhetoric of Self-Determination

Faye Ginsburg

in Rhetorics of Self-Making

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520087989
eISBN:
9780520915251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520087989.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter addresses the recent development of` video, film, and television made by, with, and for Aboriginal Australians. It sketches briefly the context for the emergence of Aboriginal media as ... More


The Powerful Ephemeral: Everyday Healing in an Ambiguously Islamic Place

Carla Bellamy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262805
eISBN:
9780520950450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262805.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The violent partitioning of British India along religious lines and ongoing communalist aggression have compelled Indian citizens to contend with the notion that an exclusive, fixed religious ... More


Whole Bodies, Whole Persons?: Cultural Studies, Psychoanalysis, and Biology

Evelyn Fox Keller

in Subjectivity: Ethnographic Investigations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247925
eISBN:
9780520939639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247925.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter discusses the argument that the engagement with new biological knowledge unsettles some of the most critical assumptions about cultural malleability and difference in human nature. It ... More


Being Bourgeois: The Rise of Aesthetic Individuality

Lisa Tiersten

in Marianne in the Market: Envisioning Consumer Society in Fin-de-Siecle France

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225299
eISBN:
9780520925656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225299.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the rise of aesthetic individuality in Paris, France during the late nineteenth century. It explains that the rise of the market as an aesthetic arena for individual actors ... More


Marketplace Modernism: Reinventing the Chic Parisienne

Lisa Tiersten

in Marianne in the Market: Envisioning Consumer Society in Fin-de-Siecle France

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225299
eISBN:
9780520925656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225299.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter evaluates the influence of marketplace modernism on the reinvention of the chic Parisienne in France. It describes the commodification of chic and suggests that though marketplace ... More


Affect and the Self

A. L. Epstein

in In the Midst of Life: Affect and Ideation in the World of the Tolai

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520075627
eISBN:
9780520911642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520075627.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the various dimensions of the self in the Tolai context, and is organized around such terms as individuality, selfhood, and identity. None of these has achieved in the ... More


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