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Introduction: Squawking

John Mowitt

in Sounds: The Ambient Humanities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520284623
eISBN:
9780520960404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284623.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter provides an overview of the emergence of sound studies. According to Trevor Pinch and Karin Bijsterveld, editors of “Sound Studies: New Technologies and Music,” “Sound Studies is an ... More


Making Quality Auditable

Ayo Wahlberg

in Good Quality: The Routinization of Sperm Banking in China

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520297777
eISBN:
9780520969995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297777.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Donor screening in sperm banks has become increasingly medicalized in the last few decades. Sperm is a vital yet potentially dangerous substance. To improve its quality, sperm banks advise potential ... More


Fiscal and Moral Accountability

Kedron Thomas (ed.)

in Regulating Style: Intellectual Property Law and the Business of Fashion in Guatemala

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520290969
eISBN:
9780520964860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290969.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The book’s analytical approach to material culture is foregrounded in Chapter 4, which focuses on the material technologies and techniques of business accounting and audit. The chapter explores a ... More


Álvaro’s Casket: Heat Illness and Chronic Disease at Work

Sarah Bronwen Horton

in They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fields: Illness, Injury, and Illegality Among U.S. Farmworkers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520283268
eISBN:
9780520962545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283268.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explains how migrant men’s longstanding exclusion from subsidized health care, such as Medicaid, allows their chronic illnesses to remain undiagnosed. Even as the Affordable Care Act ... More


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