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A Sense of People and Place

Andrew Moutu

in Names are Thicker than Blood: Kinship and Ownership amongst the Iatmul

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197264454
eISBN:
9780191760501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264454.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides a general sense of the geography and economic livelihood, as well as an example of the sorts of (clan) relationships that prevail, in Iatmul villages. Topics discussed include ... More


Introduction: Among the Matsigenka

Allen Johnson

in Families of the Forest: The Matsigenka Indians of the Peruvian Amazon

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232419
eISBN:
9780520936294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232419.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume, which is about the family of Matsigenka Indians of southeastern Peru. This book analyzes the Matsigenka as a family level society and ... More


The Great Historical Arch of Andean Biodiversity

Karl S. Zimmerer

in Changing Fortunes: Biodiversity and Peasant Livelihood in the Peruvian Andes

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520203037
eISBN:
9780520917033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520203037.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter addresses the evolution of diverse crops amid the historical transitions in farming systems and peasant livelihoods of the Andes. Beginning seven thousand years ago, early Andean ... More


Diversity's Sum: Geography, Ecology-Economy, and Culture

Karl S. Zimmerer

in Changing Fortunes: Biodiversity and Peasant Livelihood in the Peruvian Andes

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520203037
eISBN:
9780520917033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520203037.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The Quechua in Paucartambo have factored a gamut of place-based criteria in determining the actual sums of diversity in their crop plants during the years between 1969 and 1990. In defining the ... More


Anlo-Land and Anlo-Ewe People

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/9780520234550.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides some general ethnographic background in order to familiarize readers with the people and lands of West Africa, specifically with the late-twentieth century southeastern Ghana, ... More


On the Border between “the People” and “the Population”

Mun Young Cho

in The Specter of "the People": Urban Poverty in Northeast China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451652
eISBN:
9780801467431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451652.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter delves into the contestation between the poor and government officials over the management of urban poverty by focusing on the actual workings of the minimum livelihood guarantee (zuidi ... More


Poverty and Prosperity

Hannah C. M. Bulloch

in In Pursuit of Progress: Narratives of Development on a Philippine Island

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858865
eISBN:
9780824873646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858865.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces Siquijor Island and sketches the socio-economic terrain of the village. It then considers key material markers of development—such as infant formula and concrete block ... More


Living off the Land

Hannah C. M. Bulloch

in In Pursuit of Progress: Narratives of Development on a Philippine Island

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858865
eISBN:
9780824873646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858865.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter expands on the exploration of meanings of development at the personal and familial level, finding narratives of development woven into personal histories and aspirations. It recounts the ... More


The Productivity of Crisis: Aid, Time, and Medicine in Mozambique

Ramah Mckay

in African Futures: Essays on Crisis, Emergence, and Possibility

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226402246
eISBN:
9780226402413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226402413.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Anthropological accounts have explored how humanitarian and medical interventions produce “mobile,” “partial” forms of sovereignty across Africa. Scholars have demonstrated how a “humanitarian ... More


Initiation and Rebellion

Michael Jackson

in How Lifeworlds Work: Emotionality, Sociality, and the Ambiguity of Being

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226491820
eISBN:
9780226492018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226492018.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Though infrastructures are destroyed, movements restricted, and patterns of livelihood suspended, life in a war zone makes one prone to emotional extremes of anxiety, fear, and grief that are ... More


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