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The Variation Puzzle

Nancy C. Dorian

in Investigating Variation: The Effects of Social Organization and Social Setting

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195385939
eISBN:
9780199870141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385939.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The unwritten Gaelic of East Sutherland fishing communities offers an example of linguistic variation in which individual speakers' competing variants lack social weighting. Dense face‐to‐face ... More


Does Structure Matter?: Local Labor Markets and Social Mobility

Giuliano Elise

in Constructing Grievance: Ethnic Nationalism in Russia's Republics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801447457
eISBN:
9780801460722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801447457.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter explores whether adverse economic conditions in republican labor markets at the end of the Soviet era inspired people to support nationalism. It first considers socioeconomic ... More


Conclusion: Reclaiming the Mexican Nation for the Poor and the Indigenous South

Lynn Stephen

in Zapata Lives!: Histories and Cultural Politics in Southern Mexico

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222373
eISBN:
9780520927643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222373.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter emphasizes how new ejidatarios in Oaxaca and Chiapas have formed their own responses to the neoliberal economic policy that stopped land reform, encouraged privatization, and ... More


Introduction: Capitalists and Immigrants in Historical Perspective, 1865–1924

Robert F. Zeidel

in Robber Barons and Wretched Refuse: Ethnic and Class Dynamics during the Era of American Industrialization

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748318
eISBN:
9781501748332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748318.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of how industrialization and the class structure it engendered defined the United States into which millions of late nineteenth- and early ... More


Flying “Cholo”

Willie Hiatt

in The Rarified Air of the Modern: Airplanes and Technological Modernity in the Andes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190248901
eISBN:
9780190248932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190248901.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter demonstrates how Cuzqueños employed flight to construct a modern identity built upon a unique claim to the past. Alejandro Velasco Astete’s September 1925 flight from Lima to his ... More


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