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America and the Misshaping of a New World Order

Giles Gunn and Carl Gutierrez-Jones (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520098701
eISBN:
9780520943797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098701.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

The attempt by the George W. Bush administration to reshape world order, especially but not exclusively after September 11, 2001, increasingly appears to have resulted in a catastrophic “misshaping” ... More


Suffering and Its Professional Transformation: Toward an Ethnography of Interpersonal Experience

Arthur Kleinman

in Writing at the Margin: Discourse Between Anthropology and Medicine

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209657
eISBN:
9780520919471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209657.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter studies suffering and how it can be included in an ethnography of interpersonal experience. It first studies an effective strategy used in medical anthropology, which demonstrates how a ... More


The Culture of Hostage-Taking

Valery Tishkov

in Chechnya: Life in a War-Torn Society

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238879
eISBN:
9780520930209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238879.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter highlights the culture of hostage-taking in Chechnya. The lucrative business of holding hostages for ransom developed among Chechens during the first war, and after the peace agreement, ... More


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