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Contesting LeviathanActivists, Hunters, and State Power in the Makah Whaling Conflict

Contesting Leviathan: Activists, Hunters, and State Power in the Makah Whaling Conflict

Les Beldo

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226657370
eISBN:
9780226657547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226657547.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

In 1999, a whaling crew from the Makah Indian Nation hunted and killed a gray whale off the coast of the Pacific Northwest. The hunt marked the return of a centuries-old tradition and, predictably, ... More

HematologiesThe Political Life of Blood in India

Hematologies: The Political Life of Blood in India

Jacob Copeman and Dwaipayan Banerjee

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501745096
eISBN:
9781501745102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501745096.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book is an account of the political economy and cultural meaning of blood in contemporary India. It examines how the giving and receiving of blood has shaped social and political life. The book ... More

Hierarchies of CareGirls, Motherhood, and Inequality in Peru

Hierarchies of Care: Girls, Motherhood, and Inequality in Peru

Krista E. Van Vleet

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042782
eISBN:
9780252051647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042782.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book explores how young women navigate everyday moral dilemmas, develop understandings of self, and negotiate hierarchies of power, as they endeavor to “make life better” for themselves and ... More

HydropoliticsThe Itaipu Dam, Sovereignty, and the Engineering of Modern South America

Hydropolitics: The Itaipu Dam, Sovereignty, and the Engineering of Modern South America

Christine Folch

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691186603
eISBN:
9780691197524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691186603.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book is a ground-breaking investigation of the world's largest power plant and the ways the energy we use shapes politics and economics. Itaipu Binational Hydroelectric Dam straddles the Paraná ... More

Into the WoodsAn Epistemography of Climate Change

Into the Woods: An Epistemography of Climate Change

Meritxell Ramírez-i-Ollé

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526140982
eISBN:
9781526150493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526140999
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book is a detailed exploration of the working practices of a community of scientists whose work was questioned in public, and of the making of scientific knowledge about climate change in ... More

Martyrs and TrickstersAn Ethnography of the Egyptian Revolution

Martyrs and Tricksters: An Ethnography of the Egyptian Revolution

Walter Armbrust

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691162645
eISBN:
9780691197517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162645.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The Egyptian Revolution of 2011 began with immense hope, but was defeated in two and a half years, ushering in the most brutal and corrupt regime in modern Egyptian history. How was the passage from ... 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

Rituals of CareKarmic Politics in an Aging Thailand

Rituals of Care: Karmic Politics in an Aging Thailand

Felicity Aulino

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739729
eISBN:
9781501739743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739729.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

End-of-life issues are increasingly central to discussions within medical anthropology, the anthropology of political action, and the study of Buddhist philosophy and practice. This book speaks ... More

Sentiment, Reason, and LawPolicing in the Republic of China on Taiwan

Sentiment, Reason, and Law: Policing in the Republic of China on Taiwan

Jeffrey T. Martin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740046
eISBN:
9781501740060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740046.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

What if the job of police was to cultivate the political will of a community to live with itself (rather than enforce law, keep order, or fight crime)? This book describes a world where that is the ... More

Viral EconomiesBird Flu Experiments in Vietnam

Viral Economies: Bird Flu Experiments in Vietnam

Natalie Porter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226648804
eISBN:
9780226649139
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649139.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book narrates the story of H5N1 avian influenza in Vietnam. At this epicenter of bird flu infection, “One Health” regimes are bringing nonhuman animals squarely into the fold of global health ... More

War and HealthThe Medical Consequences of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

War and Health: The Medical Consequences of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Catherine Lutz and Andrea Mazzarino (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781479875962
eISBN:
9781479805242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479875962.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

War affects human lives and public health far beyond the battlefield, long after combat ceases. Based on ethnographic research by anthropologists, healthcare workers, social workers, and activists, ... More

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