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You Can’t Eat Okra with One Finger: Community-Run Humanitarian Aid

Beverly Bell

in Fault Lines: Views across Haiti's Divide

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452123
eISBN:
9780801468322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452123.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the humanitarian aid made possible by Haiti's various community groups in the wake of the earthquake. It begins with an overview of the emergency relief efforts initiated by ... More


Turf Wars: Territory and Citizenship in the Contemporary State

Bettina Ng'weno

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755962
eISBN:
9780804768290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755962.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

People of African descent living in the Colombian Andes had long been struggling, as peasants and workers, for political participation and equal citizenship. When the 1991 Colombian Constitution ... More


The Contemporary State

in Turf Wars: Territory and Citizenship in the Contemporary State

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755962
eISBN:
9780804768290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755962.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers the fact that the claims that were made in Alsacia and Cerro Teta were both about land or resources and the modern state or governance. These were claims towards a complete ... More


Participation

in Turf Wars: Territory and Citizenship in the Contemporary State

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755962
eISBN:
9780804768290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755962.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter is concerned with the Planes de Ordenamiento Territorial (OT), which were created to start distributing jurisdictions between territorial and national entities. It shows that the process ... More


Electoral Participation in the Hmong American Community: An Initial Analysis

Steven Doherty

in Diversity in Diaspora: Hmong Americans in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835972
eISBN:
9780824871390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835972.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter documents electoral behavior—by considering whether or not Hmong Americans vote for “their own”—and the impact of Hmong American electoral participation on policies affecting their ... More


Aesthetics, Beliefs, Values, and Behavior

Glenn Petersen

in Traditional Micronesian Societies: Adaptation, Integration, and Political Organization in the Central Pacific

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832483
eISBN:
9780824870140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832483.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter attempts to show how art, religion, magic, and interpersonal relations manifest basic Micronesian concerns with individual participation in social processes and with the constant ... More


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