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Mother Home: Circumambulation, Femininities, and the Ambiguous Mobility of Women

Charlene E. Makley

in The Violence of Liberation: Gender and Tibetan Buddhist Revival in Post-Mao China

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250598
eISBN:
9780520940536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250598.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the gendered nature of both state-sponsored reforms and monastic revitalization in Labrang, considering the argument that Dengist economic reformers relied on Maoist state ... More


God and Blackness: Race, Gender, and Identity in a Middle Class Afrocentric Church

Andrea C. Abrams

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705230
eISBN:
9780814705254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705230.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Blackness, as a concept, is extremely fluid: it can refer to cultural and ethnic identity, socio-political status, an aesthetic and embodied way of being, a social and political consciousness, or a ... More


Epilogue: Quandaries of Agency

Charlene E. Makley

in The Violence of Liberation: Gender and Tibetan Buddhist Revival in Post-Mao China

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250598
eISBN:
9780520940536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250598.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter reviews the things the author has learned about the Tibetans. It presents a record of her interview with one of her friends, Kazang, and takes a look at the Tibetans' Buddhist revival ... More


E-race-ing Gender: The Racial Construction of Prison Rape

Kim Shayo Buchanan

in Masculinities and the Law: A Multidimensional Approach

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814764039
eISBN:
9780814764046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814764039.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines prison rape, specifically the myth that black men subject white men to rape in prisons more frequently. It asks: How do prisoners, guards, administrators, academics, and other ... More


Moving by the Spirit: Pentecostal Social Life on the Zambian Copperbelt

Naomi Haynes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520294240
eISBN:
9780520967434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294240.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Drawing on two years of ethnographic research, this book explores Pentecostal Christianity in the kind of community where it often flourishes: a densely populated neighborhood in the heart of an ... More


Street Life under a Roof: Youth Homelessness in South Africa

Emily Margaretten

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039607
eISBN:
9780252097690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039607.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

An exemplary ethnography of post-apartheid life: this book takes the reader to a place that few people know even exists—a self-run shelter for homeless young people in Durban. What emerges is a ... More


Social Support and Family Life

Silvia Domínguez

in Getting Ahead: Social Mobility, Public Housing, and Immigrant Networks

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720776
eISBN:
9780814785072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720776.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explores how self-propelling agency and social support shape immigrant trajectories and social mobility, including the negotiation of social support, the fluid nature of networks, and ... More


Engendering Dissent in the Underworld

Rachel Falconer

in Hell in Contemporary Literature: Western Descent Narratives since 1945

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617630
eISBN:
9780748651733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617630.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter investigates fictional descent narratives where the female character descends into the underworld. It first looks at the gender dynamics involved in descent narratives, where the descent ... More


The Making of a Modern Burmese Wife: Gendering the Local and Possessive Investments in Masculinity in Ma Ma Lay’s Not Out of Hate

Tamara C. Ho

in Romancing Human Rights: Gender, Intimacy, and Power between Burma and the West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839253
eISBN:
9780824871659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839253.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the increasing circumscription of minoritized and feminized Burmese subjectivities in the late colonial and early postcolonial period through an analysis of Ma Ma Lay's 1955 ... More


Cultural Heritage: Intangible Aspects

Janet Blake

in International Cultural Heritage Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198723516
eISBN:
9780191790300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723516.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Chapter 5 deals with the intangible aspects of cultural heritage and the notion of ‘intangible cultural heritage’ is introduced and defined and its significance for cultural communities and wider ... More


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