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Clarity, Cut, and Culture: The Many Meanings of Diamonds

Susan Falls

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479810666
eISBN:
9781479877430
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479810666.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Images of diamonds appear everywhere in American culture. And everyone who has a diamond has a story to tell about it. Our stories about diamonds not only reveal what we do with these tiny stones, ... More


Cinderella Dreams: The Allure of the Lavish Wedding

Cele Otnes and Elizabeth Pleck

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520236615
eISBN:
9780520937505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236615.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The white wedding does more than mark a life passage. It marries two of the most sacred tenets of American culture: romantic love and excessive consumption. For anyone who has ever wondered about the ... More


Romance, Magic, Memory, and Perfection

Cele C. Otnes

in Cinderella Dreams: The Allure of the Lavish Wedding

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520236615
eISBN:
9780520937505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236615.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses how pervasive weddings have become in the cultural landscape, noting the statistics of weddings in the United States alone and attempting to determine whether a wedding can ... More


The Rise of the Lavish Wedding

Cele C. Otnes

in Cinderella Dreams: The Allure of the Lavish Wedding

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520236615
eISBN:
9780520937505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236615.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the trend in weddings in the past century, which reveal that this event has become much larger and grander and takes longer to plan, and attempts to explain exactly why this ... More


“Our Museum”: Mapping Race, Gender, and West Indian Transnationalism

Oneka LaBennett

in She's Mad Real: Popular Culture and West Indian Girls in Brooklyn

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752470
eISBN:
9780814765289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752470.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents an ethnographic mapping of the youngsters' journeys within and beyond the confines of the Brooklyn Children's Museum (BCM), placing West Indian immigrant youth within the racial ... More


Dual Citizenship in the Hip-Hop Nation: Gender and Authenticity in Black Youth Culture

Oneka LaBennett

in She's Mad Real: Popular Culture and West Indian Girls in Brooklyn

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752470
eISBN:
9780814765289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752470.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter interrogates the common view that hip-hop culture is largely constituted in misogyny, rampant consumerism, and male violence. West Indian girls pursue a symbolic “dual citizenship” as ... More


What’s Fair?: The Paradox of Seeking Justice through Markets

Mark Moberg and Sarah Lyon

in Fair Trade and Social Justice: Global Ethnographies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796207
eISBN:
9780814765005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796207.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This book presents an ethnographically grounded examination of how fair trade operates in practice, and specifically whether it attains the goals of social justice and environmental sustainability ... More


Relationship Coffees: Structure and Agency in the Fair Trade System

Molly Doane

in Fair Trade and Social Justice: Global Ethnographies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796207
eISBN:
9780814765005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796207.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the meanings that roasters and consumers in North America ascribe to fair trade relationships by focusing on “relationship coffees” in Mexico. More specifically, it analyzes the ... More


Naming Rights: Ethnographies of Fair Trade

Jane Henrici

in Fair Trade and Social Justice: Global Ethnographies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796207
eISBN:
9780814765005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796207.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter draws some conclusions from the case studies presented in this book regarding the local impact of fair trade networks and certification. These case studies highlight the anthropology of ... More


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