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Marilyn Strathern

in The Gender of the Gift: Problems with Women and Problems with Society in Melanesia

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064232
eISBN:
9780520910713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064232.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Some sense of the variety of social forms is sustained in the running distinction between societies whose exchange systems do and those whose do not produce more kinship. Comparative anthropology ... More


Methodology After the Event: Weiner, Symbolic Obviation, and the Foi and Strathern, Gender of the Gift, and the Hagen moka

Tony Crook

in Anthropological Knowledge, Secrecy and Bolivip, Papua New Guinea: Exchanging Skin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264003
eISBN:
9780191734151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264003.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter provides two ethnographic examples of anthropologists reflexively incorporating Melanesian aesthetics and energetics into their interpretations by making distinctive borrowings from ... More


Dam Epilogue: The Textual Person

Tony Crook

in Anthropological Knowledge, Secrecy and Bolivip, Papua New Guinea: Exchanging Skin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264003
eISBN:
9780191734151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264003.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Angkaiyakmin notions of a person's efficacy circulating beyond themselves and combining with others is used in this chapter as a vantage point on anthropological interpretative artefacts, and the ... More


Upside-Down Gods

Peter Harries-Jones

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270347
eISBN:
9780823270385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270347.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This is an intellectual biography of Gregory Bateson, one of the most important holistic writers of the twentieth century, whose qualitative approach to information and intelligence in living systems ... More


New Cosmopolitanisms: South Asians in the US

Gita Rajan and Shailja Sharma (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752800
eISBN:
9780804767842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752800.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book offers an in-depth look at the ways in which technology, travel, and globalization have altered traditional patterns of immigration for South Asians who live and work in the United States, ... More


Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld

C. Fred Blake

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835323
eISBN:
9780824870379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835323.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

For a thousand years across the length and breadth of China and beyond, people have burned paper replicas of valuable things—most often money—for the spirits of deceased family members, ancestors, ... More


Mass Mediations: New Approaches to Popular Culture in the Middle East and Beyond

Walter Armbrust (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219250
eISBN:
9780520923096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219250.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Offering a diversity of perspectives, this collection examines how popular culture through mass media defines the scale and character of social interaction in the Middle East. The contributors ... More


Dance, Music, and the Nature of Terror in Democratic Kampuchea

Toni Shapiro-phim

in Annihilating Difference: The Anthropology of Genocide

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230286
eISBN:
9780520927575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230286.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter studies the relation between state-sanctioned ideology and daily life. It analyzes the combination between daily terror and music, song, and dance in Cambodian genocide. It notes that ... More


Archives of Violence: The Holocaust and the German Politics of Memory

Uli Linke

in Annihilating Difference: The Anthropology of Genocide

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230286
eISBN:
9780520927575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230286.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter studies the links between modernity and genocide through the idea of social memory. It argues that Nazi racial aesthetics have persisted in German cultural memory and are apparent in a ... More


Well-Being, Strength, and Health in Anlo Worlds

Kathryn Linn Geurts

in Culture and the Senses: Bodily Ways of Knowing in an African Community

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234550
eISBN:
9780520936546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234550.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter is concerned with how well-being is integrally bound up with sensory experience and sensory engagements, developing the ideas that were introduced in the previous chapter by directly ... More


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