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Under a Watchful Eye: Self, Power, and Intimacy in Amazonia

Harry Walker

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273597
eISBN:
9780520954212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273597.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

What does it mean to be accompanied? How can autonomy and a sense of self emerge through one's involvements with others? This book examines the formation of self among the Urarina, an Amazonian ... More


Sensory Symbolism in Birth and Infant Care Practices

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/9780520234550.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter studies a sampling of the elements that are considered to be relevant dimensions of the mƆfialawo culture, and takes a look at the elements which show the links between sensory ... More


The Impact on Family Life

Valery Tishkov

in Chechnya: Life in a War-Torn Society

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238879
eISBN:
9780520930209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238879.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the sociology of the Chechen family during and after the Secessionist Warfare. The family is the primary social institution in Chechnya, and before the conflict, nuclear family ... More


Learning About God

Gregory Starrett

in Putting Islam to Work: Education, Politics, and Religious Transformation in Egypt

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209268
eISBN:
9780520919303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209268.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter shows how the Egyptians learned about God outside the classroom, starting with the postmodern knowledge about God, which can be found in the bedtime stories Egyptian mothers told their ... More


Sensory Experience and Cultural Identity

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/9780520234550.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter aims to provide an interpretive framework for the study of sensoriums and sensory experience and their place in one's understanding of cultural difference, discussing four arguments that ... More


How the Messages Are Received: The Spectrum of Response

Robbi E. Davis-Floyd

in Birth as an American Rite of Passage

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520229327
eISBN:
9780520927216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229327.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter presents the result of an in depth investigation into the responses of individual women to their socialization through birth rituals. The findings indicate that the single factor that ... More


Socialization: Acquisition and Transmission of Status Culture

Takie Sugiyama Lebra

in Above the Clouds: Status Culture of the Modern Japanese Nobility

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076006
eISBN:
9780520911796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076006.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The kazoku status, to be hereditary, had to have its culture carried on by successive generations. Chapters 3–6 conveyed what that status culture was like; this chapter considers how it was acquired ... More


Patterns of Social Interaction

Yasuhito Kinoshita

in Refuge of the Honored: Social Organization in a Japanese Retirement Community

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520075955
eISBN:
9780520911789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520075955.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter highlights the features of background and setting that make Fuji-no-Sato stand out as a unique whole. The first task in presenting Fuji-no-Sato as a culture-specific set of social ... More


Markets and Marketers

S. Ashley Kistler

in Maya Market Women: Power and Tradition in San Juan Chamelco, Guatemala

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038358
eISBN:
9780252096228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038358.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the significance that the market plays both as an economic institution and a center of socialization for Chamelqueños. In doing so, it describes life in the market and analyzes ... More


Representing Fa‘afafine: Sex, Socialization, and Gender Identity in Samoa

Penelope Schoeffel

in Gender on the Edge: Transgender, Gay, and Other Pacific Islanders

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838829
eISBN:
9780824869489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838829.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines three anthropological theories suggesting that fa'afafine is a social institution in Samoa that function as negative models for the psychosexual reinforcement of masculinity, or ... More


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