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Cyberchess

Robert Desjarlais

in Counterplay: An Anthropologist at the Chessboard

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267398
eISBN:
9780520948204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267398.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Computers are changing how chess is played. They are altering how players prepare for and analyze games, how they think during a contest, and what they make of chess. The impact of computers on the ... More


Politicising family food practices

Esther Muddiman, Sally Power, Chris Taylor, Esther Muddiman, Sally Power, and Chris Taylor

in Civil Society and the Family

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781447355526
eISBN:
9781447355571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447355526.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter describes the role of family mealtimes and shared food practices in fostering skills and values that may be of benefit to civil society. A number of scholars have emphasised the ... More


On Fallen Nature and the Two Cities

Nery Gabriel Lemus

in Black and Brown in Los Angeles: Beyond Conflict and Coalition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520275591
eISBN:
9780520956872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275591.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers the idea of “the shared practice” by exploring the visual aesthetic of a haircut and the barbershop experiences of young Black and Latino males. In particular, it examines a ... More


From Warm-up to Dobale in Philadelphia: Embodying “Community” Meaning in a West African Dance Class

Julie B. Johnson

in Hot Feet and Social Change: African Dance and Diaspora Communities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042959
eISBN:
9780252051814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042959.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

From an experiential perspective, Julie B. Johnson charts the five main components of a West African dance class in West Philadelphia as a lens through which to explore the varied understandings of ... More


Preserving Territory: The Changing Language of the Accordion in Tohono O’odham Waila Music

Janet L. Sturman

in The Accordion in the Americas: Klezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More!

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037207
eISBN:
9780252094323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037207.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Ethnographic focus on identifying shared cultural practice often obscures the fact that many times such choices result from individual desire and taste. This chapter illustrates the importance of ... More


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