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AfflictionHealth, Disease, Poverty

Affliction: Health, Disease, Poverty

Veena Das

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823261802
eISBN:
9780823268917
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823261802.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book inaugurates a novel way of understanding the trajectories of health and disease in the context of poverty. Focusing on low-income neighborhoods in Delhi, it stitches together three ... More

Dancing Jacobins

Dancing Jacobins

Rafael Sánchez

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823263653
eISBN:
9780823268887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263653.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Since independence from Spain the trope of an endless antagonism pitting civilization against barbarism has remained pervasive in Latin America’s republican imaginary. This book apprehends that trope ... More

DisappointmentToward a Critical Hermeneutics of Worldbuilding

Disappointment: Toward a Critical Hermeneutics of Worldbuilding

Jarrett Zigon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823278237
eISBN:
9780823280650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278237.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

For many today politics is characterized above all else by disappointment. Inspired by years of ethnographic research with the global anti-drug war movement, Disappointment addresses this ... More

Home, UprootedOral Histories of India’s Partition

Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India’s Partition

Devika Chawla

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823256433
eISBN:
9780823268894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256433.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The Indian Independence Act of 1947 granted India freedom from British rule, signaling the formal end of the British Raj in the subcontinent. This freedom, though, came at a price: Partition, the ... More

Looking for Law in All the Wrong PlacesJustice Beyond and Between

Looking for Law in All the Wrong Places: Justice Beyond and Between

Marianne Constable, Leti Volpp, and Bryan Wagner (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823283712
eISBN:
9780823286164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823283712.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

For many inside and outside the legal academy, the right place to look for law is in constitutions, statutes, and judicial opinions. This book looks for law in the "wrong places"-sites and spaces in ... More

Migrant Hearts and the Atlantic ReturnTransnationalism and the Roman Catholic Church

Migrant Hearts and the Atlantic Return: Transnationalism and the Roman Catholic Church

Valentina Napolitano

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267484
eISBN:
9780823272365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267484.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

In Migrant Hearts and the Atlantic Return, Napolitano shows the rendering of migration present at the heart of the twenty-first-century Roman Catholic Church and why this is a key battleground for a ... More

Morality at the MarginsYouth, Language, and Islam in Coastal Kenya

Morality at the Margins: Youth, Language, and Islam in Coastal Kenya

Sarah Hillewaert

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823286515
eISBN:
9780823288786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286515.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book considers the day-to-day lives of young Muslims on the island of Lamu (Kenya) who live simultaneously “on the edge and in the center”: they are situated at the edge of the (inter)national ... More

People's CarIndustrial India and the Riddles of Populism

People's Car: Industrial India and the Riddles of Populism

Sarasij Majumder

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282425
eISBN:
9780823284849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282425.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

People's Car explores one of the major movements for resisting the acquisition of land by the government in the interests of siting a Tata Motors car factory in Singur, India. The factory becomes the ... More

Upside-Down Gods

Upside-Down Gods

Peter Harries-Jones

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270347
eISBN:
9780823270385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270347.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This is an intellectual biography of Gregory Bateson, one of the most important holistic writers of the twentieth century, whose qualitative approach to information and intelligence in living systems ... More

Wording the WorldVeena Das and Scenes of Inheritance

Wording the World: Veena Das and Scenes of Inheritance

Roma Chatterji (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823261857
eISBN:
9780823268900
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823261857.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The essays in this book explore how Veena Das’s work has been critically assimilated in the thinking and writing of a younger generation of anthropologists who have been deeply influenced by her ... More

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