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Introduction: New Houses for the Gods in an Urban World

Joanne Punzo Waghorne

in Diaspora of the Gods: Modern Hindu Temples in an Urban Middle-Class World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195156638
eISBN:
9780199785292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156638.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Tourists rarely consider Chennai a “temple city”, yet this major commercial center is experiencing a temple building boom. As active in building the economy as in constructing temple, new donors and ... More


Conclusion: Archaeological Pasts, Postcolonial Presents, Traditional Futures

François G. Richard

in Reluctant Landscapes: Historical Anthropologies of Political Experience in Siin, Senegal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226252407
eISBN:
9780226252681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226252681.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

The conclusion tracks the legacies of contested sovereignty and the dialectics of state presence/absence in postcolonial Senegal. Since independence, the state’s involvement in Siin has tacked ... More


Experiments with Justice: On Turning in the Grave

J. Brent Crosson

in Experiments with Power: Obeah and the Remaking of Religion in Trinidad

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226700649
eISBN:
9780226705514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226705514.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter focuses on spiritual workers’ practices of turning persons and practices around, over, or inside out to produce a radical change in a particular state of affairs. It argues that these ... More


Films and Cartoons: The Second Pen

Nadia Sonneveld

in Khul' Divorce in Egypt: Public Debates, Judicial Practices, and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164842
eISBN:
9781617971082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164842.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Describes and analyzes the use of styles of dress, music, and language in two films: Muhami khul' and Uridu khul'an, showing that these works of popular culture served to articulate a political ... More


Creating an Object

Gregory Starrett

in Putting Islam to Work: Education, Politics, and Religious Transformation in Egypt

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209268
eISBN:
9780520919303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209268.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces Egyptian religious culture, focusing on one aspect of this culture, namely the use of a modern public-school system to teach children about Islam and introduce them to God's ... More


DV-made Tibet: Domestic Videos, Elite Films, and the Work of Pema Tseden

Robert Barnett

in DV-Made China: Digital Subjects and Social Transformations after Independent Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846817
eISBN:
9780824868116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846817.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Media and culture in Tibet had already been radically transformed by cheap cassette technology a decade or more before digital equipment spread rapidly there in the early years of the new century. ... More


Secrets from the Greek Kitchen

David E. Sutton

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520280540
eISBN:
9780520959309
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280540.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

Secrets from the Greek Kitchen: Cooking, Skill, and Everyday Life on an Aegean Island explores the changing nature of everyday cooking practices on the Greek island of Kalymnos. It asks how cooking ... More


Inflationary Rituals: The Mau Mau Rebellion

Robert W. Blunt

in For Money and Elders: Ritual, Sovereignty, and the Sacred in Kenya

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226655611
eISBN:
9780226655895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226655895.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Chapter Three traces the effects of the unmaking and remaking of Kikuyu ritual in relationship to Christian understandings of the sovereign function of elders by reinterpreting the ritual life of ... More


Nor-tec and the Postnational Imagination

Alejandro L. Madrid

in Nor-tec Rifa!: Electronic Dance Music from Tijuana to the World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195326376
eISBN:
9780199851652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326376.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter provides a critical interpretation of the circumstances surrounding the production, consumption, and distribution of Nor-tec and attempts to attain a greater comprehension of the power ... More


Islam in South Asia: From Orthodoxy to Fundamentalism

T. N. Madan

in Modern Myths, Locked Minds: Secularism and Fundamentalism in India

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198065104
eISBN:
9780199080182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065104.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter presents an argument about the character of Muslim fundamentalism in South Asia. The argument runs as follows: While a concern with orthodoxy and orthopraxis is only to be expected among ... More


Reading Du Fu: Nine Views

Xiaofei Tian (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9789888528448
eISBN:
9789882209916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528448.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This is the first collection of English essays on Du Fu, commonly regarded the greatest Chinese poet. Contributed by well-known experts of Chinese literature as well as scholars of a younger ... More


Through the Kitchen Window

David E. Sutton

in Secrets from the Greek Kitchen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520280540
eISBN:
9780520959309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280540.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides several shorter portraits of Kalymnian kitchens and cooks, including male cooks. It considers issues of temporality in the kitchen, concerns over health and “local” cooking, ... More


High Streets, Low Places, and Indian Roots: Shopping Malls and the Narratives of Space

Sanjay Srivastava

in Entangled Urbanism: Slum, Gated Community, and Shopping Mall in Delhi and Gurgaon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198099147
eISBN:
9780199084487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099147.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Focusing on shopping malls, this chapter seeks to track the ways in which ‘social’ and consuming life are imagined within narratives of their design, operation, and use. It is concerned with ... More


Copycat Japan

Michael Lucken

in Imitation and Creativity in Japanese Arts: From Kishida Ryusei to Miyazaki Hayao

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231172929
eISBN:
9780231540544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172929.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art History

History of Japanese culture as imitative


A Politics of Nearness: Uses of Montage and Haptics in Documenting Cultural Experiences of Communities of India

Aparna Sharma

in Female Authorship and the Documentary Image: Theory, Practice and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419444
eISBN:
9781474444682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419444.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The essay focuses on the applications, epistemological and political implications of montage and haptics in documentary practice. The author argues that documenting local cultures and cultural ... More


Classifying Spaces, Specifying Classes: Citizens, the State, and Disney-Divinity in Delhi

Sanjay Srivastava

in Entangled Urbanism: Slum, Gated Community, and Shopping Mall in Delhi and Gurgaon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198099147
eISBN:
9780199084487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099147.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter focuses on the massive Akshardham Temple complex on the banks of the Yamuna river, completed in November 2005. Surrounded by a network of flyovers, highways, toll-ways, and new suburban ... More


‘Lifestyle Choices in Harmony’: Gated Biographies

Sanjay Srivastava

in Entangled Urbanism: Slum, Gated Community, and Shopping Mall in Delhi and Gurgaon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198099147
eISBN:
9780199084487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099147.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter in offers a series of biographical notes of residents of Gurgaon’s gated communities. It seeks to utilize biography as a method of understanding wider social processes. It suggests that ... More


“Sugar Hill”/“Fresno Blues”: “Dad” Crockett/Johnny and Albert Crockett Brunswick 372

Tony Russell

in Rural Rhythm: The Story of Old-Time Country Music in 78 Records

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190091187
eISBN:
9780190091217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190091187.003.0044
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses Crockett Family, “Sugar Hill”, “Fresno Blues”, guitar instrumentals, tradition vs. modernity, and old-time music


Tools and Their Users

David E. Sutton

in Secrets from the Greek Kitchen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520280540
eISBN:
9780520959309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280540.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on five different Kalymnian tools: knives, kitchen counters, can openers, rolling pins, and outdoor ovens. The goal is to explore issues of the relationship of skill, embodiment, ... More


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