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Introduction

Adam B. Seligman, Robert P. Weller, Michael J. Puett, and Bennett Simon

in Ritual and Its Consequences: An Essay on the Limits of Sincerity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336009
eISBN:
9780199868933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336009.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This introductory chapter situates the analysis within existing anthropological studies of ritual, and argues that ritual is not solely an aspect of religious life. Rather, it presents ritual as a ... More


Making It Crazy: An Ethnography of Psychiatric Clients in an American Community

Sue Estroff

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520054516
eISBN:
9780520907751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520054516.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book explores the psychological, social, and economic facts of life for a group of discharged mental hospital patients living in Madison, Wisconsin. It both explicitly and inferentially raises ... More


Liberal Strategies of Exclusion

Uday S. Mehta

in Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520205406
eISBN:
9780520918085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520205406.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the political universality and the history of political exclusion in relation to liberalism, proposing a way of linking the reading of liberal texts and the interpretation of ... More


Epilogue: Ex Oriente Lux, Once Again

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/9780520260559.003.0016
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This epilogue synthesizes the main themes of this book and extracts a more general message. It draws attention again to the significance of long-term continuities (real as well as imagined) for ... More


Comparing Gender in Amazonia and Melanesia: A Theoretical Orientation

Thomas A. Gregor and Donald Tuzin

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

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520228511
eISBN:
9780520935815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228511.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter explores the sources and theoretical implications of remarkable similarities between societies in Amazonia and Melanesia, a comparison which combines the universalist and localist ... More


Toward an Anthropology of Excess: Wanting More (While Getting Less) on a Caribbean Global Periphery

Samuel Martínez

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.11
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on Sidney Mintz's recasting of widely accepted conceptual binaries between personal experience and social meaning, which is considered one of his fundamental but perhaps ... More


Resources for the Task

Carol Meyers

in Rediscovering Eve: Ancient Israelite Women in Context

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199734559
eISBN:
9780199979332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734559.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Developments in feminist biblical study and the sociohistorical analysis of ancient Israel have paved the way for rediscovering Eve and her Israelite sisters. This interdisciplinary project clearly ... More


The Resurrection of Zhuangzi in the 1980s

Liu Jianmei

in Zhuangzi and Modern Chinese Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190238155
eISBN:
9780190238179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190238155.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses a return of interest in Zhuangzi in the literary field in the 1980s. Wang Zengqi’s novels describe natural and harmonious human relationships in small towns where almost ... More


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