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Selves and Others

Webb Keane

in Ethical Life: Its Natural and Social Histories

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691167732
eISBN:
9781400873593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167732.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the intersection between psychology and the study of conversational interaction. People's self-understanding as ethical beings is most often instigated by the very dynamics of ... More


Collecting, curating and exhibiting cross-cultural material histories in a post-settler society

Bronwyn Labrum

in Curatopia: Museums and the future of curatorship

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526118196
eISBN:
9781526142016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526118196.003.0016
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter considers social history in a post-colonial contest. It specifically examines how the history of the majority culture in a post-settler society has and might be curated. Using Aotearoa ... More


The Political Economy of Mountain Java: An Interpretive History

Robert Hefner

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520069336
eISBN:
9780520913769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520069336.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

A rich and sensitive portrait of a changing peasantry, this study is also a general inquiry into the nature of status, class, and community in the developing world, presenting an analysis designed to ... More


Tracing the Veins: Of Copper, Culture, and Community from Butte to Chuquicamata

Janet Finn

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211360
eISBN:
9780520920071
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211360.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This tale of two cities—Butte, Montana, USA; and Chuquicamata, Chile—traces the relationship of capitalism and community across cultural, national, and geographic boundaries. Combining social history ... More


Making the Community: George Town in Social History

Mattison Mines

in Public Faces, Private Voices: Community and Individuality in South India

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520084780
eISBN:
9780520914599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520084780.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the social history of George Town and the role which civic individuality has played in its construction, explaining that the town was organized as it is because leaders have ... More


Keep Listening: Ethnography and Reading

Jonathan Boyarin

in The Ethnography of Reading

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079557
eISBN:
9780520913431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079557.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Reading has not been among the rubrics of standard ethnographic research and writing. Why this should have been so is a question that should be asked, not that reading is a topic of ethnography. The ... More


Beyond Sugar Revolutions: The Spanish Caribbean in the Rethinking Centuries Seventeenth and Eighteenth

Juan Giusti-Cordero

in Empirical Futures: Anthropologists and Historians Engage the Work of Sidney W. Mintz

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833452
eISBN:
9781469604558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895344_baca.6
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on Sidney Mintz, the rare Caribbean scholar who has studied the historical development of the Spanish Antilles while reflecting on their overall role in Caribbean social history. ... More


Fictions of Haiti

Joan Dayan

in Haiti, History, and the Gods

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520089006
eISBN:
9780520920965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520089006.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes the novels of Marie Chauvet to understand the social history of Haiti. Images of women, scenes of affectionate appropriation, and charades of love permeate the text of Chauvet's ... More


Ritual and Resistance: Subversion as a Social Fact

Nicholas B. Dirks

in Autobiography of an Archive: A Scholar's Passage to India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169677
eISBN:
9780231538510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169677.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores everyday forms of resistance and challenges anthropological assumptions about ritual as well as historical reifications of these assumptions. In taking “ritual” as its subject, ... More


Chinese Art and Its Impact on the West

Paul S. Ropp

in Heritage of China: Contemporary Perspectives on Chinese Civilization

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064409
eISBN:
9780520908932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064409.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter investigates modern Chinese social history in a comparative light. It suggests some hypotheses about what changed and what did not change in the past 500 years of Chinese history. It ... More


A story about Emberá clothes

Dimitrios Theodossopoulos

in Exoticisation Undressed: Ethnographic Nostalgia and Authenticity in Emberá Clothes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781526100832
eISBN:
9781526114969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100832.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The chapter tells one among many possible stories of social change in Emberá society—one account of Emberá social history in Panama. Here the uniting thread is the changing Emberá dress codes. Until ... More


Taidong: The Mountains and Beyond

Avron Boretz

in Gods, Ghosts, and Gangsters: Ritual Violence, Martial Arts, and Masculinity on the Margins of Chinese Society

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833770
eISBN:
9780824870539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833770.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces the first of two main field sites in the present study, the Taiwanese coastal city of Taidong (and environs), invoking local (as well as outsiders') narratives that identify ... More


Cunhas: Situational Kinship and Everyday Authority

Jon Schubert

in Working the System: A Political Ethnography of the New Angola

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713699
eISBN:
9781501709692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713699.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at practices of situative kinship in everyday interactions between citizens and agents of the state, and the ideas of power and hierarchy expressed in these practices. This reveals ... More


Life

Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward

in Blue Jeans: The Art of the Ordinary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520272187
eISBN:
9780520952089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272187.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter explores the ways in which jeans work within the life histories of the study participants. One of the key issues to emerge is that of “generation” in terms of what people wore in certain ... More


Encounters

Charles Price

in Becoming Rasta: Origins of Rastafari Identity in Jamaica

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767467
eISBN:
9780814768464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767467.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter draws on the stories of the Rastafari themselves to reveal why and how they became Rastafari, and how they utilize the justice motifs. The justice motifs function, among other ways, as ... More


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