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Network Epidemiology: A Handbook for Survey Design and Data Collection

Martina Morris (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199269013
eISBN:
9780191601330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269017.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

For epidemiologists and public health professionals, the global epidemic of HIV/AIDS has provoked a fundamental re-examination of infectious disease prevention and the research needed to support it. ... More


Bible-Carrying Christians: Conservative Protestants and Social Power

David Harrington Watt

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195068344
eISBN:
9780199834822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195068343.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book focuses on the relationship between conservative Protestants and social power in the U.S. The book, which is particularly concerned with which sorts of power relationships seem natural and ... More


 Historical and Ethnographic Setting

Emma Cohen

in The Mind Possessed: The Cognition of Spirit Possession in an Afro-Brazilian Religious Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195323351
eISBN:
9780199785575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323351.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Chapter 2 gives an overview of the wider historical and ethnographic setting in which fieldwork took place. It presents a historical account of changing attitudes to African religions in Brazil and ... More


Introduction: Caste Fictions

Jeffrey G. Snodgrass

in Casting Kings: Bards and Indian Modernity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195304343
eISBN:
9780199785063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195304349.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In this chapter, Bhat caste history and identity are presented, with particular attention paid to these bards’ claims to be “traditional” puppeteers. It is shown that such a claim, like many others ... More


 Experience, Purpose, Pedagogy, and Theory: Ritual Activities in the Classroom

Mark I. Wallace

in Teaching Ritual

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195176452
eISBN:
9780199785308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176452.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses how fresh reactions to 9/11 were dealt with in the classroom. In a class on religion and ecology, a variety of contemplative practices and social fieldwork projects were used, ... More


Methodological Issues in the Study of New Religious Movements

David G. Bromley

in Teaching New Religious Movements

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177299
eISBN:
9780199785537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177299.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Some of the most significant knowledge about new religious movements has been generated through participant observation fieldwork. A variety of methodological issues have emerged in the process of ... More


Harnessing Fortune: Personhood, Memory and Place in Mongolia

Rebecca M. Empson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264737
eISBN:
9780191753992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264737.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Based on long-term fieldwork with herding families along the Mongolian-Russian border, this book examines how people tend to past memories in their homes while navigating new ways of accumulating ... More


Introduction: Fieldwork among the Harijans

William S. Sax

in God of Justice: Ritual Healing and Social Justice in the Central Himalayas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335866
eISBN:
9780199868919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335866.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of ethnography, the practice of living with a particular group of people, adopting their diet and dress, speaking their language, and participating in ... More


Palestinian Politics after the Oslo Accords: Resuming Arab Palestine

Nathan Brown

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520237629
eISBN:
9780520937789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237629.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book does what hostilities in the Middle East have made nearly impossible: it offers a measured, internal perspective on Palestinian politics, viewing emerging political patterns from the ... More


Birthing a Mother: The Surrogate Body and the Pregnant Self

Elly Teman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520259638
eISBN:
9780520945852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259638.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This ethnography probes the intimate experience of gestational surrogate motherhood. The book shows how surrogates and intended mothers carefully negotiate their cooperative endeavor. Drawing on ... More


Preserving and Promoting Indigenous Languages in Vanuatu: Possibilities and Constraints

Hannah Vari‐Bogiri

in Endangered Languages of Austronesia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199544547
eISBN:
9780191720260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544547.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses approaches to the challenge of recording and supporting local languages in Vanuatu, a highly diverse and dispersed island chain with 110 languages. It outlines the language ... More


Being There: The Fieldwork Encounter and the Making of Truth

John Borneman and Abdellah Hammoudi (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257757
eISBN:
9780520943438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257757.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Challenges to ethnographic authority and to the ethics of representation have led many contemporary anthropologists to abandon fieldwork in favor of strategies of theoretical puppeteering, textual ... More


Between One and One Another

Michael Jackson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520272330
eISBN:
9780520951914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272330.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The author extends his path-breaking work in existential anthropology by focusing on the interplay between two modes of human existence: that of participating in other peoples' lives and that of ... More


Prologue: A New Blues People

Zain Abdullah

in Black Mecca: The African Muslims of Harlem

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314250
eISBN:
9780199871797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314250.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

A recent influx of West African immigrants is creating an enclave Harlem residents now call Little Africa. Because most Americans view Islam as an Arab religion, many disregard the Muslim identity of ... More


Data for the Study: The MidWest Insurance Company

Charlotte Linde

in Working the Past: Narrative and Institutional Memory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195140286
eISBN:
9780199871247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140286.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter describes the process of gathering data for the study, which is the outcome of a three-year, team ethnographic study of a large American insurance company. It then describes the ... More


Epilogue

Barbara R. Stein

in On Her Own Terms: Annie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227262
eISBN:
9780520926387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227262.003.0030
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter studies the activities of Louise Kellogg after the death of her longtime companion and friend, Annie Montague Alexander. One of these was her two trips to Baja California with Annetta ... More


The Sutol Pāṇḍav Līlā

William S. Sax

in Dancing the Self: Personhood and Performance in the Pandav Lila of Garhwal

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139150
eISBN:
9780199871650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139151.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Contains a lively narrative account of one of the first pandav lilas attended by the author. The reader obtains a vivid picture of what a pandav lila performance looks and sounds like, as well as a ... More


Being a Good Student

Diana G. Tumminia

in When Prophecy Never Fails: Myth and Reality in a Flying-Saucer Group

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176759
eISBN:
9780199835720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176758.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The status of a student depends on participation in the narrative production, specifically the retelling of past lives and recovered memories. Several examples are given. The ethnographer’s ... More


In the Dreamtime

Diana G. Tumminia

in When Prophecy Never Fails: Myth and Reality in a Flying-Saucer Group

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176759
eISBN:
9780199835720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176758.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explains the Unarian practice of dream analysis as a fact-finding process that constructs reality. Dreams are used for healing, contact with Space Brothers, viewing past lives, and ... More


Courting Violence: Offences Against the Person Cases in Court

Nigel Fielding

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199279357
eISBN:
9780191700057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279357.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Courting violence analyses how the courts handle cases of physical violence. It examines how lawyers and judges go about questioning defendants, witnesses and victims; how testimony and physical ... More


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