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People Trees: Worship of Trees in Northern India

David L. Haberman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199929177
eISBN:
9780199332960
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929177.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This is a book about religious conceptions of trees within the cultural world of tree worship at the tree shrines of northern India. Sacred trees have been worshiped for millennia in India, and today ... More


In Byron's Shadow: Modern Greece in the English and American Imagination

David Roessel

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195143867
eISBN:
9780199871872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143867.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book examines the significance of what Victor Hugo called the “Greece of Byron” or modern Greece in English and American literature. Although ancient Greece, Hugo's “Greece of Homer”, and modern ... More


Culture: Panacea or Problem?

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/9780520223332.003.0023
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter explicates ethnographic or historical case material and reconsiders anthropology's basic notions, central among which is the concept of culture. It discusses issues of how cultures were ... More


Stories of war in the Balkans and Caucasus

Cerwyn Moore

in Contemporary Violence: Postmodern War in Kosovo and Chechnya

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075995
eISBN:
9781781702697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075995.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the enemification—or the cultural construction of an enemy—and its location within a wider body of work on colonialism and post-colonialism. It addresses the argument that ... More


Consumer Citizenship and the Republicanization of the Market

Lisa Tiersten

in Marianne in the Market: Envisioning Consumer Society in Fin-de-Siecle France

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225299
eISBN:
9780520925656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225299.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the issues of consumer citizenship and the republicanization of the marketplace in Paris, France. It explains that the burgeoning alliance between home and marketplace was ... More


Imagining a Collaborative Curatorial Relationship: A Reordering of Authority over Representation

Olivia Cadaval

in Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805980
eISBN:
9781496806024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter addresses the involvement of participants in the curatorial process as it plays out—often in contestation among participants, program staff, and partner entities—in Festival–framed time ... More


Mixed Messages: Cultural and Genetic Inheritance in the Constitution of Human Society

Robert A. Paul

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226240725
eISBN:
9780226241050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241050.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Starting from the observed fact that humans construct themselves using information carried in two separate channels, one cultural and consisting largely of symbols, the other genetic and consisting ... More


Root Issues

David L. Haberman

in People Trees: Worship of Trees in Northern India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199929177
eISBN:
9780199332960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929177.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter introduces the questions and issues that shape this particular study. Within the overall framework of a consideration of the cultural construction of nature, it re-examines such concepts ... More


Cross-Cultural Studies of Gender-Based Violence: Holistic Approaches for Marital Rape Research

Jennifer R. Wies and Hillary J. Haldane

in Marital Rape: Consent, Marriage, and Social Change in Global Context

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190238360
eISBN:
9780190615208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190238360.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

Drawing from studies of gender-based violence in anthropology, Wies and Haldane chart the possibilities for understanding rape in marriage informed by cross-cultural approaches. Through ethnographic ... More


The Eugenic Atlantic: Disability and the Making of an International Science

in Cultural Locations of Disability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226767314
eISBN:
9780226767307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226767307.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter folds the cultural location of disability into the cross national equation. Although discriminatory practices against racial populations are not identical with those enacted on disabled ... More


Introduction

David L. Haberman

in People Trees: Worship of Trees in Northern India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199929177
eISBN:
9780199332960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929177.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This opening section introduces the reader to the subject of the book: an investigation of the religious conception of trees in the context of Hindu tree worship at the tree shrines of northern ... More


The Land of Suffering

Edin Hajdarpasic

in Whose Bosnia?: Nationalism and Political Imagination in the Balkans, 1840-1914

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453717
eISBN:
9781501701115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453717.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter demonstrates how the extensive body of patriotic writing on the Bosnian Christians’ suffering reconfigured South Slavic categories of identification, and established suffering as a ... More


Introduction

Annuska Derks

in Khmer Women on the Move: Exploring Work and Life in Urban Cambodia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831288
eISBN:
9780824869182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831288.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter aims to understand the differences and similarities in rural–urban migration and urban employment of young Cambodian women. It examines the interrelationships among ... More


Lost in Nostalgia: Modernity’s Repressed Other

Wen-chin Ouyang

in Tradition, Translation, Trauma: The Classic and the Modern

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199554591
eISBN:
9780191808258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199554591.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the conceptual category constructed around the figure of the cultural other in narratives of modernity, and looks at the ways in which its presence and absence are entangled in ... More


John Milton: Toleration and “Fantastic Terrors of Sect and Schism”

David Loewenstein

in Treacherous Faith: The Specter of Heresy in Early Modern English Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199203390
eISBN:
9780191762796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203390.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines Milton's controversial writings in this context of diverse radical religious efforts to rethink and remake, in the midst of the period's battle over toleration, the contested ... More


[] Diagnosing Plague Narratives

Ernest B. Gilman

in Plague Writing in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226294094
eISBN:
9780226294117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294117.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter aims to bracket the historical period of plague narratives between the London plague epidemics of 1603 and 1665, and then to explore more fully the critical paths that may lead us back ... More


Demilitarization: Unraveling the Structures of Violence

Andrew Bickford

in Demilitarization in the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037894
eISBN:
9780252095153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037894.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter presents a case study regarding East Germany after reunification, and frames it in terms of a larger and interdisciplinary inquiry into what demilitarization is all about. Narrow ... More


Prostitution, Women’s Movements, and the Victim Narrative

Mina Roces

in Women's Movements and the Filipina: 1986-2008

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834999
eISBN:
9780824871581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834999.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on how the women's movements represented prostitutes in their campaign for the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003. The activism over prostitution as a feminist issue ... More


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