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Ethnography as Self-Reflection: Japanese Anthropology in Colonial Korea

E. Taylor Atkins

in Primitive Selves: Koreana in the Japanese Colonial Gaze, 1910-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266735
eISBN:
9780520947689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266735.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter teases out the multiple, sometimes contradictory, messages in Japanese ethnographic accounts and images of colonial Korea to assess their practical and ideological value to the imperial ... More


May the Lord Make You My Atonement: Yom Kippur in the Ethnographic Accounts on the Jews

Yaacov Deutsch

in Judaism in Christian Eyes: Ethnographic Descriptions of Jews and Judaism in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199756537
eISBN:
9780199950201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756537.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the descriptions of a single festival—Yom Kippur. Out of all the possible holidays, Yom Kippur has been chosen for several reasons. To begin with, it comes up more often than ... More


Gorging and Carousing: Accounts of Jewish Dietary Guidelines and Eating Habits

Yaacov Deutsch

in Judaism in Christian Eyes: Ethnographic Descriptions of Jews and Judaism in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199756537
eISBN:
9780199950201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756537.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Following a survey of the depiction of Jewish eating customs in ancient and medieval texts, this chapter scrutinizes the corresponding early modern accounts. It addresses the Jews' abstinence from ... More


Introduction

S.C. Dube

in The Kamar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077312
eISBN:
9780199081158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077312.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter introduces the Kamars, an aboriginal tribe located in the south-eastern districts of the Central Province of India. The chapter first describes the location of the Kamars; the habitat, ... More


Reconstructions of the Past: Forms of Historical Consciousness

Susan Visvanathan

in The Christians of Kerala: History, Belief and Ritual Among the Yakoba

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647990
eISBN:
9780199080663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647990.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter discusses the history of Syrian Christians. It covers the Persian period, during which a dispersion of the early Christians seems to have taken place following the departure of St ... More


Cultural Activism and Sexuality in Feminist Performance

Christine L. Garlough

in Desi Divas: Political Activism in South Asian American Cultural Performances

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037320
eISBN:
9781621039242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037320.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter offers an ethnographic account of an emerging feminist performance movement called Yoni Ki Baat (Our Vaginas Speak). Across the Unites States, a growing number of South Asian American ... More


Local Boons: The Many Lives of Family Stories

Kirin Narayan

in Locating Life Stories: Beyond East-West Binaries in (Auto)Biographical Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837303
eISBN:
9780824871543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837303.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on family stories. These stories include rehashings of recent events that the speaker may have personally observed; oral history and legends about ancestors that are passed along ... More


Congruence: Pattern as the Art of Connecting

Graeme Were

in Lines That Connect: Rethinking Pattern and Mind in the Pacific

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833848
eISBN:
9780824870454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833848.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter introduces and explores the central argument of the book. It concentrates on a group of people called the Nalik in northern New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, where the author conducted ... More


Introduction: The Experience and Mediation of Race-Religion

Harold D. Morales

in Latino and Muslim in America: Race, Religion, and the Making of a New Minority

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190852603
eISBN:
9780190852634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190852603.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This introductory chapter provides an ethnographic vignette regarding a young woman’s embrace of Islam with the help of the Los Angeles Latino Muslim Association. This account introduces several ... More


Conclusion

Richa Kumar

in Rethinking Revolutions: Soyabean, Choupals, and the Changing Countryside in Central India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199465330
eISBN:
9780199087013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465330.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Science, Technology and Environment

The concluding chapter revisits the arguments of earlier social science research on capitalist agrarian development. Rural transformation has typically been characterized as following some variant of ... More


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