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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


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


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


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


Historicizing Violence: Memory and the Transmission of the Aesthetic

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/9780816679935.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chapter three examines strategic transmission of “folk” dance technique within villages and family compounds as a coded distribution of alternate historical narratives. Entering the context of ... More


Violence and Mobility: Autoethnography of Coming and Going

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/9780816679935.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chapter five critically explores the potential for agency among various groups of nationally and internationally mobilized female “labor”–including state dancers and expatriate academics–through the ... More


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

Abraham Acosta

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257096
eISBN:
9780823261475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257096.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book reevaluates Latin American theories and narratives of cultural resistance by advancing the concept of “illiteracy” as a new critical approach to understanding scenes or moments of social ... More


The Cultural Cold War at Its Peak: Mass Culture and Intellectuals, 1948–1956

Alessandro Brogi

in Confronting America: The Cold War between the United States and the Communists in France and Italy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834732
eISBN:
9781469602950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877746_brogi.10
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the importance of the Cold War struggle over ideas and mass culture, which was as crucial as the confrontations in the political, economic, and military arenas. The United ... More


Consumption, Modernity and Japanese Cultural Identity: The Limits of Americanization?1

Gerard Delanty (ed.)

in Global America?: The Cultural Consequences of Globalization

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239185
eISBN:
9781846313219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239185.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines some aspects of cultural resistance to Americanization in Japan. It also discusses the significance of a nascent cosmopolitanism and further illustrates the effect of ... More


Poetry and Decolonization

Jahan Ramazani

in A Transnational Poetics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226703442
eISBN:
9780226703374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226703374.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the poetic effects of the decolonization of the British Empire. The analysis uses Edward Said's ideas of cross-national affiliation and decolonizing cultural resistance. It ... More


Introduction

Isaiah Helekunihi Walker

in Waves of Resistance: Surfing and History in Twentieth-Century Hawaii

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834623
eISBN:
9780824871703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834623.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. Ka po'ina nalu (the surf zone) constitutes a Native Hawaiian realm, an overlooked space extremely significant to Kānaka Maoli ... More


What Is Left: The Fabricated and the Illicit

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/9780816679935.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chapter two interrogates the New Order’s post-1965 cultural reconstruction as a form of ideological domination and self-legitimation: the commemoration of a set of depoliticized, “ancient” national ... More


Staging Alliances: Cambodia as Cultural Mirror

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/9780816679935.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chapter Four employs detailed ethnographic descriptions of traditional dance in the context of diplomacy and aid in Cambodia. Unlike Indonesia, because the genocide under Pol Pot was condemned by the ... More


Spiritual Assimilation: Namsan's Shintō Shrines and Their Festival Celebrations

Todd A. Henry

in Assimilating Seoul: Japanese Rule and the Politics of Public Space in Colonial Korea, 1910–1945

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520276550
eISBN:
9780520958418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276550.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

A revisionist response to nationalist accounts that project wartime resistance onto early periods, this chapter argues that spiritual assimilation began as a makeshift arrangement in which the ... More


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