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Adverse EventsRace, Inequality, and the Testing of New Pharmaceuticals

Adverse Events: Race, Inequality, and the Testing of New Pharmaceuticals

Jill A. Fisher

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479877997
eISBN:
9781479861439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479877997.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Phase I clinical trials test the safety and tolerability of new pharmaceuticals and typically pay healthy people to enroll as research participants. In addition to being exposed to the risks of ... More

Anthropology after GluckmanThe Manchester School, colonial and postcolonial transformations

Anthropology after Gluckman: The Manchester School, colonial and postcolonial transformations

Richard Werbner

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526138002
eISBN:
9781526155498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526138019
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Anthropology after Gluckman places the intimate circle around Max Gluckman, his Manchester School, in the vanguard of modern social anthropology. The book discloses the School’s intense, ... More

Beyond ExceptionNew Interpretations of the Arabian Peninsula

Beyond Exception: New Interpretations of the Arabian Peninsula

Ahmed Kanna, Amélie Le Renard, and Neha Vora

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750298
eISBN:
9781501750328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750298.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Over nearly two decades during which they have each been conducting fieldwork in the Arabian Peninsula, the authors have regularly encountered exoticizing and exceptionalist discourses about the ... More

Black Lives and Spatial MattersPolicing Blackness and Practicing Freedom in Suburban St. Louis

Black Lives and Spatial Matters: Policing Blackness and Practicing Freedom in Suburban St. Louis

Jodi Rios

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750465
eISBN:
9781501750496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750465.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book is a call to reconsider the epistemic violence that is committed when scholars, policymakers, and the general public continue to frame Black precarity as just another racial, cultural, or ... More

The Chinese Revolution on the Tibetan Frontier

The Chinese Revolution on the Tibetan Frontier

Benno Weiner

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749391
eISBN:
9781501749421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749391.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book provides the first in-depth study of an ethnic minority region during the first decade of the People's Republic of China: the Amdo region in the Sino-Tibetan borderland. Employing ... More

Experiments with PowerObeah and the Remaking of Religion in Trinidad

Experiments with Power: Obeah and the Remaking of Religion in Trinidad

J. Brent Crosson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226700649
eISBN:
9780226705514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226705514.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

From eighteenth-century slave rebellions to contemporary responses to police brutality, Caribbean methods of problem-solving “spiritual work” have been criminalized under the label “obeah.” Connected ... More

Far from the Caliph's GazeBeing Ahmadi Muslim in the Holy City of Qadian

Far from the Caliph's Gaze: Being Ahmadi Muslim in the Holy City of Qadian

Nicholas H. A. Evans

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501715686
eISBN:
9781501715716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715686.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

How do you prove that you're Muslim? This is not a question that most believers ever have to ask themselves, and yet for members of India's Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, it poses an existential ... More

International Intervention and the Problem of LegitimacyEncounters in Postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina

International Intervention and the Problem of Legitimacy: Encounters in Postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina

Andrew C. Gilbert

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750267
eISBN:
9781501750281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750267.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This book argues for an ethnographic analysis of international intervention as a series of encounters, focusing on the relations of difference and inequality, and the question of legitimacy that ... More

Intimacy across the FencelinesIntimacy across the Fencelines

Intimacy across the Fencelines: Intimacy across the Fencelines

Rebecca Forgash

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750403
eISBN:
9781501750427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750403.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book examines intimacy in the form of sexual encounters, dating, marriage, and family that involve US service members and local residents. The book analyzes the stories of individual U.S. ... More

Living on the SpectrumAutism and Youth in Community

Living on the Spectrum: Autism and Youth in Community

Elizabeth Fein

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479864355
eISBN:
9781479873005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479864355.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Autism is a deeply contested condition. To some, it is a devastating invader, robbing families of their children and sufferers of their personhood. To others, it is a form of neurodiversity, a ... More

Marriage and MarriageabilityMarriage and Marriageability

Marriage and Marriageability: Marriage and Marriageability

Chigusa Yamaura

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750144
eISBN:
9781501750168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750144.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

How do the Japanese men and Chinese women who participate in cross-border matchmaking—individuals whose only interaction is often just one brief meeting—come to see one another as potential marriage ... More

Mastery of Non-Mastery in the Age of Meltdown

Mastery of Non-Mastery in the Age of Meltdown

Michael Taussig

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226684581
eISBN:
9780226698700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226698700.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

For centuries, humans have excelled at mimicking nature in order to exploit it. Now, with the existential threat of global climate change on the horizon, the ever-provocative Michael Taussig asks ... More

Mixed MessagesMediating Native Belonging in Asian Russia

Mixed Messages: Mediating Native Belonging in Asian Russia

Kathryn E. Graber

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750502
eISBN:
9781501750533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750502.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

Focusing on language and media in Asian Russia, particularly in Buryat territories, this book engages debates about the role of minority media in society, alternative visions of modernity, and the ... More

Queering Family TreesRace, Reproductive Justice, and Lesbian Motherhood

Queering Family Trees: Race, Reproductive Justice, and Lesbian Motherhood

Sandra Patton-Imani

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479865567
eISBN:
9781479866595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479865567.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Queering Family Trees explores the lived experience of family-making among queer mothers in the United States between 1991 and 2015. While the legalization of same-sex marriage and adoption has ... More

Remains of SocialismMemory and the Futures of the Past in Postsocialist Hungary

Remains of Socialism: Memory and the Futures of the Past in Postsocialist Hungary

Maya Nadkarni

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750175
eISBN:
9781501750205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750175.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This book investigates the changing fates of the socialist past in postsocialist Hungary. The book introduces the concept of “remains”—both physical objects and cultural remainders—to analyze all ... More

The Saigon SistersPrivileged Women in the Resistance

The Saigon Sisters: Privileged Women in the Resistance

Patricia D. Norland

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749735
eISBN:
9781501749759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749735.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book offers the narratives of a group of privileged women who were immersed in a French lycée and later rebelled and fought for independence, starting with France's occupation of Vietnam and ... More

Tales from AlbaradoPonzi Logics of Accumulation in Postsocialist Albania

Tales from Albarado: Ponzi Logics of Accumulation in Postsocialist Albania

Smoki Musaraj

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750335
eISBN:
9781501750366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750335.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This book revisits times of excitement and loss in early 1990s Albania, in which about a dozen pyramid firms collapsed and caused the country to fall into anarchy and a near civil war. To gain a ... More

Textures of the OrdinaryDoing Anthropology after Wittgenstein

Textures of the Ordinary: Doing Anthropology after Wittgenstein

Veena Das

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823287895
eISBN:
9780823290451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823287895.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Textures of the Ordinary: Doing Anthropology after Wittgenstein is an exploration of everyday life in which anthropology finds a companionship with philosophy. Based on two decades of ethnographic ... More

TraversingEmbodied Lifeworlds in the Czech Republic

Traversing: Embodied Lifeworlds in the Czech Republic

Susanna Trnka

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749223
eISBN:
9781501749247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749223.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This book is about our ways of seeing, experiencing, and moving through the world and how they shape the kinds of people we become. Drawing from concepts developed by two phenomenological ... More

The Trouble with Snack TimeChildren's Food and the Politics of Parenting

The Trouble with Snack Time: Children's Food and the Politics of Parenting

Jennifer Patico

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479835331
eISBN:
9781479817214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479835331.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In the wake of school lunch reform debates, heated classroom cupcake wars, and worries about childhood obesity, children’s food is a locus of anxiety and “crisis” in the United States. What does the ... More

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