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Marketing Death: Culture and the Making of a Life Insurance Market in China

Cheris Shun-ching Chan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195394078
eISBN:
9780199951154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394078.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Based on an extensive ethnography of the emergence of commercial life insurance in China, this book examines how culture impacts economic practice. It details how a Chinese life insurance market is ... More


Introduction

Cheris Shun-ching Chan

in Marketing Death: Culture and the Making of a Life Insurance Market in China

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195394078
eISBN:
9780199951154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394078.003.0000
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The life insurance business has been growing rapidly in China in recent years, despite complaints by insurance sales agents about the local public’s resistance to discussing death or misfortune. This ... More


Human Values and the Market: The Case of Life Insurance and Death in Nineteenth-Century America

Viviana A. Zelizer

in Economic Lives: How Culture Shapes the Economy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139364
eISBN:
9781400836253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139364.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter uses data on the diffusion of life insurance in nineteenth-century America as a testing ground to explore the larger theoretical problem of establishing monetary equivalences for sacred ... More


Bollywood, Postcolonial Transformation, and Modernity

BILL ASHCROFT

in Travels of Bollywood Cinema: From Bombay to LA

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075981
eISBN:
9780199081523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075981.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter explores globalization and resistance to globalization from the perspective of postcolonial theory. It argues that resistance to cultural domination occurs through transformation of ... More


Translation and Survival: The Greek Bible of the Ancient Jewish Diaspora

Tessa Rajak

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199558674
eISBN:
9780191720895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558674.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The first translation of the Hebrew Bible into Greek was a major translation in Western culture. This literary and social study is about the ancient creators and receivers of the translations and ... More


Introduction

Abraham Acosta

in Thresholds of Illiteracy: Theory, Latin America, and the Crisis of Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257096
eISBN:
9780823261475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257096.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This introductory chapter sets out the book’s main themes. This book examines the politics of reading resistance in contemporary Latin America. It explores the predominance and inner workings of ... More


The Dance That Makes You Vanish: Cultural Reconstruction in Post-Genocide Indonesia

Rachmi Diyah Larasati

Published in print:
1969
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679935
eISBN:
9781452948577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679935.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Larasati elucidates the complex, often paradoxical relationships between the dancing body and the Indonesian state since 1965. In the brief period from late 1965 to early 1966, approximately 1 ... More


Cultural Melancholy: Readings of Race, Impossible Mourning, and African American Ritual

Jermaine Singleton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039621
eISBN:
9780252097713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039621.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

A daring cultural and literary studies investigation, this book explores the legacy of unresolved grief produced by ongoing racial oppression and resistance in the United States. Using analysis of ... More


Purloined Letters: Cultural Borrowing and Japanese Crime Literature, 1868-1937

Mark Silver

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831882
eISBN:
9780824869397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831882.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book argues for a reassessment of existing models of literary influence between “unequal” cultures. Because the detective story had no pre-existing native equivalent in Japan, the genre's ... More


To Remember Differently: Paradoxical Statehood and Preserved Value

Rachmi Diyah Larasati

in The Dance That Makes You Vanish: Cultural Reconstruction in Post-Genocide Indonesia

Published in print:
1969
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679935
eISBN:
9781452948577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679935.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chapter one analyzes the Cold War-inspired massacres of up to one million accused communists in Indonesia in 1965-67 during the rise of president Suharto’s “New Order” regime. Further, it explains ... More


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