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The Juggernaut of Global Capitalism

Shehzad Nadeem

in Dead Ringers: How Outsourcing Is Changing the Way Indians Understand Themselves

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147871
eISBN:
9781400836697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147871.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the cultural dynamics of the offshore workplace from the perspective of Tyler Pfeifer, an American executive in Bombay. Pfeifer had come to India armed with a firm belief in the ... More


The Centrifugal Movement

Benjamin Harshav

in Language in Time of Revolution

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079588
eISBN:
9780520912960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079588.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter concentrates on the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern European origin a) because they constituted the overwhelming majority of world Jewry at the beginning of this period and b) because it was ... More


In Pursuit of Progress: Narratives of Development on a Philippine Island

Hannah C. M. Bulloch

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858865
eISBN:
9780824873646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858865.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In Pursuit of Progress explores how meta-narratives of development become entangled in people’s identities and life trajectories; how they weave their way into people’s imaginings of their histories, ... More


Go Nation: Chinese Masculinities and the Game of Weiqi in China

Marc L. Moskowitz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520276314
eISBN:
9780520956933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276314.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Go Nation examines the board game Weiqi (known in the West as “Go”) in several spheres. The author outlines the different cultural metaphors of the game throughout history, as well as its ... More


Contradictory Modernization

Valery Tishkov

in Chechnya: Life in a War-Torn Society

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238879
eISBN:
9780520930209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238879.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the advancement and modernization of Chechens after resettlements. On January 9, 1957, the presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet passed a decree on reconstituting the ... More


The Politics of Zan From Amanullah to Karzai: Lessons for Improving Afghan Women's Status

Shireen Khan Burki

in Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520261853
eISBN:
9780520948990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261853.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter addresses the frustrating and dangerous maze of Afghanistan's official gender policies starting in 1919, when ideas of equality were introduced, and suggests how future attempts to raise ... More


A Generation Afterward

Heonik Kwon

in After the Massacre: Commemoration and Consolation in Ha My and My Lai

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247963
eISBN:
9780520939653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247963.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In Vietnam, household death-commemoration rites are a rich store of historical evidence. The domestic ritual calendars in places like My Lai and Ha My offer a panoramic view of the fluctuating ... More


Monks Are Men Too: Domesticating Monastic Subjects

Charlene E. Makley

in The Violence of Liberation: Gender and Tibetan Buddhist Revival in Post-Mao China

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250598
eISBN:
9780520940536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250598.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter ends the study of the basic roles of sex and gender in the recontextualization process of national incorporation in the Sino-Tibetan frontier zone. It considers the unstable nature of ... More


Women, State, and Family in Latin American Literature of the 1920s

Emilie Bergmann, Greenberg Janet, Gwen Kirkpatrick, Francine Masiello, Francesca Miller, Morello-Frosch Marta, Kathleen Newman, and Mary Louise Pratt

in Women, Culture, and Politics in Latin America

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520065536
eISBN:
9780520909076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520065536.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter reviews the novel of family relationships in the 1920s and 1930s that casts new light on the representation of family structures in the novel: how this representation conforms to or ... More


The Modernization of Femininity: Argentina, 1916–1926

Emilie Bergmann, Greenberg Janet, Gwen Kirkpatrick, Francine Masiello, Francesca Miller, Morello-Frosch Marta, Kathleen Newman, and Mary Louise Pratt

in Women, Culture, and Politics in Latin America

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520065536
eISBN:
9780520909076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520065536.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter investigates the media images of women between 1916 and 1926, as they reflect political anxieties of a changing society. It explores the modernization of femininity in relation to the ... More


Immoral Politics

Xin Liu

in In One's Own Shadow: An Ethnographic Account of the Condition of Post-reform Rural China

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219939
eISBN:
9780520923478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219939.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter deals with politics, particularly with some cumbersome efforts made by the local authorities trying to reintroduce political struggles of the Maoist kind in the 1990s. Focusing on the ... More


The Yi Health Care System in Liangshan and Chuxiong

Liu Xiaoxing

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/9780520219885.003.0017
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter treats the changes in the health care system, and more significantly the lack of change in and the persistence of traditional healers, as another instance of the contradiction between ... More


Conclusion

Mun Young Cho

in The Specter of "the People": Urban Poverty in Northeast China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451652
eISBN:
9780801467431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451652.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter illustrates how questions about the personal experience of poverty often overlap with very different questions about how to overcome the nation's poverty through continuous ... More


Mystic Island

Hannah C. M. Bulloch

in In Pursuit of Progress: Narratives of Development on a Philippine Island

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858865
eISBN:
9780824873646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858865.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Throughout the Philippines, Siquijor is infamous as a realm of sorcery, witchcraft and hyperactive paranormal activity. At the same time, the island is promoted as an unspoiled haven of white beaches ... More


Performing Development

Hannah C. M. Bulloch

in In Pursuit of Progress: Narratives of Development on a Philippine Island

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858865
eISBN:
9780824873646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858865.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on development as a “civic project.” It explores local symbols of orchestrated community-wide development, including infrastructure, ceremony and signage. The chapter argues that ... More


“Strive to Make a Living” in the Era of Urbanization and Modernization: The Story of Petty Traders in a Hanoi Peri-urban Community

Nguyễn Thị Thanh Bình

in Traders in Motion: Identities and Contestations in the Vietnamese Marketplace

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501719820
eISBN:
9781501721342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501719820.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the dynamics of petty trade in a Hanoi peri-urban community under the impact of an assemblage of recent urbanization and modernization policies. Drawing on material from ... More


Loving-Kindness/MAITRI: Contested Notions of Ethics, Values, and Progress

Jessica Marie Falcone

in Battling the Buddha of Love: A Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501723469
eISBN:
9781501723476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501723469.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Chapter eight studies the concepts of Buddhist morality that undergird the “engaged Buddhist” aspirations of FPMT, and its MPI offshoot. The chapter places “engaged Buddhism” in contrast with the ... More


The state(s) of the road

Dimitris Dalakoglou

in The Road: An Ethnography of (Im)mobility, Space, and Cross-border Infrastructures in the Balkans

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526109330
eISBN:
9781526124234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109330.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter departs from the first highways built in Albania during WWI and passing through the Italian fascist’s regime’s road project of the 1930s, focuses on the socialist period. I propose a ... More


The city and the road

Dimitris Dalakoglou

in The Road: An Ethnography of (Im)mobility, Space, and Cross-border Infrastructures in the Balkans

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526109330
eISBN:
9781526124234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109330.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The urban topography of Gjirokastër city, where part of the current ethnography was based, is under a continuous process of change during the last two decades. The city has in fact been relocated ... More


Genealogies of Misfortune

Manduhai Buyandelger

in Tragic Spirits: Shamanism, Memory, and Gender in Contemporary Mongolia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226086552
eISBN:
9780226013091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226013091.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The chapter explores connections among postsocialism, neoliberal capitalism, and shamanism. The author traces the multiple contexts behind current misfortunes by revealing the cumulative ... More


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