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We Were Adivasis: Aspiration in an Indian Scheduled Tribe

Megan Moodie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226252995
eISBN:
9780226253183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226253183.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

What are the horizons of hope and possibility for subaltern groups in contemporary India? We were adivasisis an ethnography of collective aspiration among a marginalized urban community known as the ... More


Committed to Memory: Haj Hamed Britel 235 Qlaʿa

Lawrence Rosen

in Two Arabs, A Berber, and A Jew: Entangled Lives in Morocco

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226317342
eISBN:
9780226317519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317519.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Haj Hamed Britel was born at the end of the 19th century, and in the course of his lifetime saw Morocco move from a traditional sultanate and colonial experience to a modernizing kingdom embracing ... More


“He Says No, Your Worship”: Joyce, Free Indirect Discourse, and Vernacular Modernism

Luke Gibbons

in Joyce'S Ghosts: Ireland, Modernism, and Memory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226236179
eISBN:
9780226236209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226236209.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Fredric Jameson has noted that one of the anomalies of modernism is that it does not always emerge in the advanced modernity of the metropolis, but sometimes travels in from the periphery to the ... More


The Critique of Disciplinary Silos

Jerry A. Jacobs

in In Defense of Disciplines: Interdisciplinarity and Specialization in the Research University

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226069296
eISBN:
9780226069463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226069463.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

Chapter 2 suggests that the main criticisms leveled at disciplines are premised on the assumption that they have become “silos.” This view holds that excessive compartmentalization inhibits ... More


Making a Hopi Nation: “Anglo” Law Comes to Hopi Country

in Arguing with Tradition: The Language of Law in Hopi Tribal Court

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226712932
eISBN:
9780226712963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226712963.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The Hopi reservation occupies 1.5 million acres of those aboriginal lands promised them by Maasaw in northeastern Arizona. Over the course of the twentieth century, however, considerable concessions ... More


Scientific Tribes and Totalizing Myths

Nasser Zakariya

in A Final Story: Science, Myth, and Beginnings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226476124
eISBN:
9780226500737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226500737.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Contrary to extensive critique of cultural and epistemological syntheses, a number of scientists promoted what they and others pronounced a new myth, endorsing a broad universalism. The syntheses of ... More


Arguing with Tradition: The Language of Law in Hopi Tribal Court

Justin B. Richland

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226712932
eISBN:
9780226712963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226712963.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book explores language and interaction within a contemporary Native American legal system. Grounded in extensive field research on the Hopi Tribe of northeastern Arizona—on whose appellate court ... More


Introduction

Megan Moodie

in We Were Adivasis: Aspiration in an Indian Scheduled Tribe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226252995
eISBN:
9780226253183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226253183.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The Introduction lays out the central themes of the book. It argues that the Dhanka, like other tribal communities in India, must undertake a great deal of imaginative work to occupy the tribal role ... More


Who Are the Dhanka?

Megan Moodie

in We Were Adivasis: Aspiration in an Indian Scheduled Tribe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226252995
eISBN:
9780226253183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226253183.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the difficulties created by the tribal role that groups such as the Dhanka must occupy in order to be able to claim state affirmative action benefits and protections in India ... More


Conclusion: On Collective Aspiration

Megan Moodie

in We Were Adivasis: Aspiration in an Indian Scheduled Tribe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226252995
eISBN:
9780226253183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226253183.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The last chapter expands the scope of the ethnographic account to reflect on aspiration and affirmative action as important sites of political inquiry in the contemporary world. Focusing on the ... More


Open secrets: Discussable but not publishable

in An Invitation to Laughter: A Lebanese Anthropologist in the Arab World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226434766
eISBN:
9780226434759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226434759.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

The author loved Bahrain and its people and wanted to write a book on the country that would express his affection without compromising his professionalism. Many of the people he had interviewed were ... More


Introduction: Arguing with Tradition in Native America

in Arguing with Tradition: The Language of Law in Hopi Tribal Court

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226712932
eISBN:
9780226712963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226712963.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book analyzes tradition and culture as discourses in and of contemporary tribal law by considering the microdetails of face-to-face communication in one tribal legal context: that of property ... More


“What are you going to do with the village's knowledge?” Language Ideologies and Legal Power in Hopi Tribal Court

in Arguing with Tradition: The Language of Law in Hopi Tribal Court

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226712932
eISBN:
9780226712963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226712963.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Building on the emerging linguistic anthropological study of language ideologies, metadiscourses, and metapragmatics, this chapter explores the interactional practices by which legal actors ... More


“He could not speak Hopi…. That puzzle-puzzled me”: The Pragmatic Paradoxes of Hopi Tradition in Court

in Arguing with Tradition: The Language of Law in Hopi Tribal Court

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226712932
eISBN:
9780226712963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226712963.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers the confrontations of the Hopi Tribe's legal actors through discourses of Hopi tradition and Anglo-American law in a second hearing on property disputes. It focuses on the ... More


Suffering into Truth: Hopi Law as Narrative Interaction

in Arguing with Tradition: The Language of Law in Hopi Tribal Court

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226712932
eISBN:
9780226712963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226712963.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the details of the Hopi Tribe's courtroom interaction with theories of legal narrativity via recent anthropological studies of narrative interaction. It analyzes a third Hopi ... More


Conclusion: Arguments with Tradition

in Arguing with Tradition: The Language of Law in Hopi Tribal Court

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226712932
eISBN:
9780226712963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226712963.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book has presented a historic, ethnographic, and discourse-analytic investigation of the tribal courts of the Hopi Tribe. It has explored the ways in which notions of Hopi tradition and ... More


State Courts as Enforcers of Federal Law

in Polyphonic Federalism: Toward the Protection of Fundamental Rights

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226736624
eISBN:
9780226736648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226736648.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter concentrates on state court enforcement of federal law. It describes how the polyphonic perspective fosters an appreciation for the benefits of intersystemic adjudication. State court ... More


The Tribe of Cool

Alan Liu

in The Laws of Cool: Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226486987
eISBN:
9780226487007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226487007.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In his 1974 book Society against the State, the French anthropologist Pierre Clastres argues that there are societies without politics. Most Indian tribes of the Americas, Clastres says, “are headed ... More


Losing Rome (Rousseau)

Marie-Hélène Huet

in The Culture of Disaster

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226358215
eISBN:
9780226358239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226358239.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter describes a form of fragmentation and disfigurement that presides over our knowledge of Roman history. Rousseau had previously noted: “We have no very reliable remains of the earliest ... More


What Is a Tribe and Why Does It Matter?

in The Culture of Islam: Changing Aspects of Contemporary Muslim Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226726137
eISBN:
9780226726144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226726144.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter aims to consider some of the theoretical and descriptive difficulties that anthropologists in particular have encountered with the concept of the tribe. It wants to show how we may have ... More


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