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Bitter and Sweet: Food, Meaning, and Modernity in Rural China

Ellen Oxfeld

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293519
eISBN:
9780520966741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293519.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book examines the value of food in rural China through an ethnographic study of a Hakka village in Meixian, a county in northeast Guangdong Province. By examining the role of food in the lives ... More


Problematization of the Modern: Bios

Paul Rabinow and Anthony Stavrianakis

in Designs on the Contemporary: Anthropological Tests

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226138336
eISBN:
9780226138503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226138503.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter narrates a shift in anthropological problematization from nature and culture to the problem space of bios. It discusses philosopher Hans Blumenberg’s account of the legitimacy of ... More


Conclusion: Stitching the World Together

Ellen Oxfeld

in Bitter and Sweet: Food, Meaning, and Modernity in Rural China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293519
eISBN:
9780520966741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293519.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The conclusion asks how the ethnographic material in the book can shed new light on contemporary views of China, which often concentrate on the decimation of traditional culture and the headlong ... More


A Catholic Body?: Miracles, Secularity, and the Porous Self in Malta

Jon P. Mitchell

in Anthropology of Catholicism: A Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520288423
eISBN:
9780520963368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288423.003.0017
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Josh Brahinsky (2012) has recently argued that Protestant Pentecostals engage in processes of cultivating the body to generate a ‘modern sensorium’. This chapter considers what a modern Catholic ... More


Making Harmful Traditional Practices

Saida Hodžić

in The Twilight of Cutting: African Activism and Life after NGOs

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291980
eISBN:
9780520965577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291980.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 2, Making Harmful Traditional Practices, examines the Ghanaian problematization of cutting as a “harmful traditional practice,” and contextualizes it within governance discourses and policies ... More


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