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Coyotes

Dale F. Lott

in American Bison: A Natural History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233386
eISBN:
9780520930742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233386.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

The versatile coyote, not paired with the badger to hunt squirrels, would probably search for some other kind of food, perhaps with other companions and collaborators. Opportunists that they are, ... More


Introduction

Jeffrey C. Alexander

in Self, Social Structure, and Beliefs: Explorations in Sociology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241367
eISBN:
9780520937857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241367.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

In the late twentieth century, Neil Smelser was one of the few powerful voices in the field of sociology to emphasize autonomy and interrelation of the three fundamental levels of social ... More


Listening for the Secret: The Grateful Dead and the Politics of Improvisation

Ulf Olsson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520286641
eISBN:
9780520961760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286641.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

During their thirty years of existence, the Grateful Dead produced a musical as well as a cultural heritage that invites and rewards exploration and evaluation. This book engages critical theory in ... More


Gender in Amazonia and Melanesia: An Exploration of the Comparative Method

Thomas Gregor and Donald Tuzin (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520228511
eISBN:
9780520935815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228511.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

One of the great riddles of cultural history is the remarkable parallel that exists between the peoples of Amazonia and those of Melanesia. Although the two regions are separated by half a world in ... More


The Origins of Indigenism: Human Rights and the Politics of Identity

Ronald Niezen

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520235540
eISBN:
9780520936690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235540.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

“International indigenism” may sound like a contradiction in terms, but it is indeed a global phenomenon and a growing form of activism. This book examines the ways the relatively recent emergence of ... More


Future Imperatives

Roger D. Stone

in Tropical Forests and the Human Spirit: Journeys to the Brink of Hope

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520217997
eISBN:
9780520936072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217997.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter explores the possibilities of increased forest conservation and an increased role of local-community participation in it. Despite increased demand for forest resources and increasing ... More


Conclusion

Michael J. Hathaway

in Environmental Winds: Making the Global in Southwest China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520276192
eISBN:
9780520956766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276192.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book has argued that environmental winds do not blow in a straight line and often push up against one another, and are thus unpredictable in their force and direction. As people engage with ... More


Health Care Utilization

Stephen J. Kunitz

in Disease Change and the Role of Medicine: The Navajo Experience

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520049260
eISBN:
9780520909649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520049260.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter discusses changes in the use of hospitals and clinics since the 1920s. The utilization of hospitals increased rapidly during the 1920s and 1930s as the number of beds increased. The ... More


A Comparative Approach to Lineages among the Xiao Liangshan Nuosu and Han

Ann Maxwell Hill and Eric Diehls

in Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219885
eISBN:
9780520935259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219885.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter puts the Nuosu cvyi firmly in the orbit of comparative studies of social structure, showing the differences between patrilineal organization at the local level in Nuosu and in Han ... More


From Russian to Western Influence

Morris Rossabi

in Modern Mongolia: From Khans to Commissars to Capitalists

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243996
eISBN:
9780520938625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243996.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Despite the anticommunist demonstrations of 1989–90, many reformers had ambivalent feelings about the USSR. Many of them resented the authoritarian USSR government but at the same time recognized the ... More


Hawaiian Archaic States on the Eve of European Contact

Patrick Vinton Kirch

in How Chiefs Became Kings: Divine Kingship and the Rise of Archaic States in Ancient Hawai'i

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267251
eISBN:
9780520947849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267251.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter reviews the contours of the Hawaiian archaic states which were functioning at the time of first contact with the West, and then investigates the major categories held to be criterial for ... More


Risk and Safety: American Mayhem in Comparative Perspective

HAROLD L. WILENSKY

in Rich Democracies: Political Economy, Public Policy, and Performance

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231764
eISBN:
9780520928336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231764.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter discusses risk and safety in the U.S. and compares them with those in other rich democracies. It investigates the reasons behind the high crime rate in the U.S. and attempts to explain ... More


Mobilizing Marchers in the Mile-High City: The Role of Community-Based Organizations

Lisa M. Martinez

in Rallying for Immigrant Rights: The Fight for Inclusion in 21st Century America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267541
eISBN:
9780520948914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267541.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

In the spring of 2006, about 150,000 protestors took part in three major demonstrations in Denver, Colorado. This chapter focuses on the coalition of community-based organizations (CBOs) that drove ... More


Social Organization of the Labor Market in Hong Kong

Ching Kwan Lee

in Gender and the South China Miracle: Two Worlds of Factory Women

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520211254
eISBN:
9780520920040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211254.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter turns to a parallel analysis of the labor market in Hong Kong. A comparison with the conditions in Shenzhen elucidates the role of the social organization of the labor market in ... More


The Prophet's Pulpit: Islamic Preaching in Contemporary Egypt

Patrick Gaffney

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520084711
eISBN:
9780520914582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520084711.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Muslim preaching has been central in forming public opinion, building grassroots organizations, and developing leadership cadres for the wider Islamist agenda. Based on in-depth field research in ... More


The Importance of Democracy and Economic Development

Amy Adamczyk

in Cross-National Public Opinion about Homosexuality: Examining Attitudes across the Globe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520288751
eISBN:
9780520963597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288751.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter examines the roles of economic development and democracy for shaping attitudes, and it tests competing arguments for other macro-level processes. Theoretical insight from the works of ... More


Regulating Social Life Through Uncertainty and Fear

Susana Narotzky and Gavin Smith

in Immediate Struggles: People, Power, and Place in Rural Spain

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245686
eISBN:
9780520939011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245686.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how public politics was intertwined with social relations of production. One theme comes up insistently: the production of a culture of fear which took uncertainty to the ... More


Exorcising Demons in Post-Soviet Ukraine: A Monastic Community and Its Imagistic Practice

Chris Hann and Hermann Goltz

in Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520260559
eISBN:
9780520945920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260559.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter explores the making and unmaking of a monastic community in post-Soviet Ukraine. The postsocialist revival of religion occurred within a ferment of unrest that saw the splintering and ... More


The Global Politics of GEOs: The Achilles’ Heel of the Globalization Regime?

Frederick H. Buttel

in Engineering Trouble: Biotechnology and Its Discontents

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520237612
eISBN:
9780520937499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237612.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter investigates the global context of the controversy over genetically engineered organisms (GEOs), since active resistance to GEOs appears to have originated in northern and northwestern ... More


Biotech Battles: Plants, Power, and Intellectual Property in the New Global Governance Regimes

Kathleen McAfee

in Engineering Trouble: Biotechnology and Its Discontents

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520237612
eISBN:
9780520937499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237612.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

New global environmental institutions, particularly the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and its Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, have become staging grounds for resistance to World Trade ... More


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