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Mombasa, the Swahili, and the Making of the Mijikenda

Justin Willis

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203209
eISBN:
9780191675782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203209.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This is a history of the Kenyan city of Mombasa and its surrounding settlements from the mid-19th century to the height of colonial rule in the 1930s. The book places the island and town of Mombasa ... More


Introduction

Veena Das

in Structure and Cognition: Aspects of Hindu Caste and Ritual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077404
eISBN:
9780199081172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077404.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This introductory chapter discusses Hindu caste and ritual. It examines the religious texts in Sanskrit, which serve as relevant sources of information on Indian society. It takes a look at ... More


Introduction: Law and Anthropology

Michael Freeman and David Napier

in Law and Anthropology: Current Legal Issues Volume 12

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199580910
eISBN:
9780191723025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580910.003.0099
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This introductory chapter discusses the development of studies on legal anthropology. It argues that the scope and nature of legal anthropology has changed and broadened considerably in the last ... More


Going over: people and their times

Alasdair Whittle

in Going Over: The Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in North-West Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264140
eISBN:
9780191734489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264140.003.0029
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This concluding chapter does not aim to be a magisterial overview or a comprehensive summary. The preceding chapters speak for themselves of the range and quality of research currently being carried ... More


HIV/AIDS Prevention: Strategies for Improving Prevention Efforts in Africa

Elizabeth Onjoro Meassick

in AIDS, Culture, and Africa

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032535
eISBN:
9780813039305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032535.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter examines the constraints hindering HIV/AIDS prevention in Africa. It analyses the reasons behind program failures and lists components for successful HIV/AIDS prevention strategies. It ... More


The Doing of Anthropology: Reflections on Managing Danger in Fieldwork: Dangerous Anthropology in Belfast

Carolyn Nordstrom and Antonius C. G. M. Robben

in Fieldwork Under Fire: Contemporary Studies of Violence and Culture

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520089938
eISBN:
9780520915718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520089938.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter moves to the day-to-day specificities that make research in dangerous places possible. It gives practical suggestions on how to enhance personal safety. The author's recommendations are ... More


On Fieldwork and Theory

Eric R. Wolf

in Pathways of Power: Building an Anthropology of the Modern World

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223332
eISBN:
9780520924871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223332.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Fieldwork has long replenished the lifeblood of anthropology through the continual engagement of the theory of observed realities of people's lives. This chapter serves to depict the role and import ... More


Governing Through Science: The Anthropology of Science and Technology in Contemporary China

Susan Greenhalgh

in Can Science and Technology Save China?

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747021
eISBN:
9781501747045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747021.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter presents the results of discussions based on research conducted between 2006 and 2018. It explores the makings, workings, and effects of various sciences and technologies. It focuses on ... More


A Time of Great Change: Sha Po during the Ming–Colonial Era

Mick Atha and Kennis Yip

in Piecing Together Sha Po: Archaeological Investigations and Landscape Reconstruction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208982
eISBN:
9789888313952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208982.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The final chronological discussion in Chapter 7 addresses the Ming and Qing dynasties, which at Sha Po could not be more different in that the former is virtually absent, whereas archaeological ... More


Wu Wei Wu

Michael French Smith

in A Faraway, Familiar Place: An Anthropologist Returns to Papua New Guinea

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836863
eISBN:
9780824871253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836863.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The author discusses the art of wu wei wu—“doing without doing”—and its significance to his anthropological research in Kragur. He first explains why he wanted to go back to Kragur and says he kept a ... More


‘Dr. Kar I Presume!’: ‘Medical’ Narratives from the Jarawa Tribal Reserve

Vishvajit Pandya and Madhumita Mazumdar

in Locating the Medical: Explorations in South Asian History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199486717
eISBN:
9780199092093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199486717.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter draws attention to the complex trajectories of the history of biomedicine among the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups of the Andaman Islands. It argues that the scattered traces one ... More


The Ethnoecology of Crop Diversity in Andean Potato Agriculture

Stephen B. Brush

in Farmers' Bounty: Locating Crop Diversity in the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100495
eISBN:
9780300130140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100495.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter describes the ethnobiology of Andean potatoes as an example of how anthropological research can contribute to an overall understanding of the ecology and evolution of a crop in its ... More


Introduction

Daniela Berti and Devika Bordia

in Regimes of Legality: Ethnography of Criminal Cases in South Asia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199456741
eISBN:
9780199085477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199456741.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This introductory chapter begins with presenting the main topic of the book which is to propose ethnography of the judicial practices in South Asia. By drawing on previous studies as well as on the ... More


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