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The AccompanimentAssembling the Contemporary

The Accompaniment: Assembling the Contemporary

Paul Rabinow

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226701691
eISBN:
9780226701714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226701714.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

In this culmination of his search for anthropological concepts and practices appropriate to the twenty-first century, the author contends that to make sense of the contemporary, anthropologists must ... More

The Adventure of the RealJean Rouch and the Craft of Ethnographic Cinema

The Adventure of the Real: Jean Rouch and the Craft of Ethnographic Cinema

Paul Henley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226327143
eISBN:
9780226327167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327167.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Though relatively unsung in the English-speaking world, Jean Rouch (1917–2004) was a towering figure of ethnographic cinema, who, over the course of a fifty-year career, completed over one hundred ... More

Affective CircuitsAfrican Migrations to Europe and the Pursuit of Social Regeneration

Affective Circuits: African Migrations to Europe and the Pursuit of Social Regeneration

Jennifer Cole and Christian Groes (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226405018
eISBN:
9780226405292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226405292.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This book examines the simultaneously material, social and emotional exchanges involved when African migrants venture to Europe in search of a better life. As we argue, these exchange are part of a ... More

African FuturesEssays on Crisis, Emergence, and Possibility

African Futures: Essays on Crisis, Emergence, and Possibility

Brian Goldstone and Juan Obarrio (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226402246
eISBN:
9780226402413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226402413.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Civil wars, corporate exploitation, AIDS, and Ebola—but also democracy, burgeoning cities, and unprecedented communication and mobility: the future of Africa has never been more uncertain. Indeed, ... More

The Age of ImmunologyConceiving A Future in an Alienating World

The Age of Immunology: Conceiving A Future in an Alienating World

A. David Napier

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226568126
eISBN:
9780226568140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226568140.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book argues that the central assumption of immunology—that we survive through the recognition and elimination of non-self—has become a defining concept of the modern age. Tracing this ... More

Ancestors and AntiretroviralsThe Bio-Politics of HIV/AIDS in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Ancestors and Antiretrovirals: The Bio-Politics of HIV/AIDS in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Claire Laurier Decoteau

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226064451
eISBN:
9780226064628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226064628.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book argues that HIV/AIDS policy has been a venue through which the South African government has attempted to balance the contradictory demands of postcolonial nation-building: forced to satisfy ... More

Anthropologists in the Stock ExchangeA Financial History of Victorian Science

Anthropologists in the Stock Exchange: A Financial History of Victorian Science

Marc Flandreau

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226360300
eISBN:
9780226360584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226360584.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Starting with the discovery of a curious plot in which science became the handmaiden of white-collar crime, this book tracks a group of Victorian gentlemen-swindlers as they shuffled between the ... More

Anthropology and Antihumanism in Imperial Germany

Anthropology and Antihumanism in Imperial Germany

Andrew Zimmerman

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226983417
eISBN:
9780226983462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226983462.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

With the rise of imperialism, the centuries-old European tradition of humanist scholarship as the key to understanding the world was jeopardized. Nowhere was this more true than in nineteenth-century ... More

Anthropology at WarWorld War I and the Science of Race in Germany

Anthropology at War: World War I and the Science of Race in Germany

Andrew D. Evans

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226222677
eISBN:
9780226222691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226222691.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

Between 1914 and 1918, German anthropologists conducted their work in the midst of full-scale war. The discipline was relatively new in German academia when World War I broke out, and, as this book ... More

Arguing with TraditionThe Language of Law in Hopi Tribal Court

Arguing with Tradition: The Language of Law in Hopi Tribal Court

Justin B. Richland

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226712932
eISBN:
9780226712963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226712963.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book explores language and interaction within a contemporary Native American legal system. Grounded in extensive field research on the Hopi Tribe of northeastern Arizona—on whose appellate court ... More

Best Laid PlansCultural Entropy and the Unraveling of Aids Media Campaigns

Best Laid Plans: Cultural Entropy and the Unraveling of Aids Media Campaigns

Terence E. McDonnell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226382012
eISBN:
9780226382296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226382296.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Organizations strive to create campaign messages that yield clear, consistent, and resonant interpretations that motivate people to buy their product, support their cause, vote for their candidate, ... More

Beyond SurgeryInjury, Healing, and Religion at an Ethiopian Hospital

Beyond Surgery: Injury, Healing, and Religion at an Ethiopian Hospital

Anita Hannig

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226457154
eISBN:
9780226457321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457321.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Over the past few decades, maternal childbirth injuries have become a potent symbol of Western biomedical intervention in Africa, affecting over one million women across the global south. ... More

Children of the Greek Civil WarRefugees and the Politics of Memory

Children of the Greek Civil War: Refugees and the Politics of Memory

Loring M. Danforth and Riki Van Boeschoten

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226135984
eISBN:
9780226136004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136004.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

At the height of the Greek Civil War in 1948, thirty-eight thousand children were evacuated from their homes in the mountains of northern Greece. The Greek Communist Party relocated half of them to ... More

The City at Its LimitsTaboo, Transgression, and Urban Renewal in Lima

The City at Its Limits: Taboo, Transgression, and Urban Renewal in Lima

Daniella Gandolfo

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226280974
eISBN:
9780226280998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280998.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

In 1996, against the backdrop of Alberto Fujimori's increasingly corrupt national politics, an older woman in Lima, Peru—part of a group of women street sweepers protesting the privatization of the ... More

Constellations of InequalitySpace, Race, and Utopia in Brazil

Constellations of Inequality: Space, Race, and Utopia in Brazil

Sean T. Mitchell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226499123
eISBN:
9780226499437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226499437.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Through an analysis of Brazil’s changing politics of inequality, development, and race, Constellations of Inequality demonstrates the value of ethnography to illuminate the relationships between ... More

Contingent LivesFertility, Time, and Aging in West Africa

Contingent Lives: Fertility, Time, and Aging in West Africa

Caroline H. Bledsoe

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226058511
eISBN:
9780226058504
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226058504.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Most women in the West use contraceptives in order to avoid having children. But in rural Gambia and other parts of sub-Saharan Africa, many women use contraceptives for the opposite reason—to have ... More

Corporate Social Responsibility?Human Rights in the New Global Economy

Corporate Social Responsibility?: Human Rights in the New Global Economy

Charlotte Walker-Said and John D. Kelly (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226244273
eISBN:
9780226244440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226244440.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This volume presents CSR as a series of economic and political strategies that are currently shifting the focus of international human rights activism and signaling the rise of new forms of global ... More

Cruel AttachmentsThe Ritual Rehab of Child Molesters in Germany

Cruel Attachments: The Ritual Rehab of Child Molesters in Germany

John Borneman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226233888
eISBN:
9780226234076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226234076.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In every culture intimacy between adults and children is subject to regulation, but it is most often only a taboo. In the last half-century in the West such taboos have become explicit objects for ... More

Crying for Our EldersAfrican Orphanhood in the Age of HIV and AIDS

Crying for Our Elders: African Orphanhood in the Age of HIV and AIDS

Kristen E. Cheney

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226437408
eISBN:
9780226437682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226437682.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

The African HIV/AIDS pandemic has defined the childhoods of an entire generation. Many children have lost their parents to AIDS while HIV-infected children are now surviving thanks to life-saving ... More

Culture in ChaosAn Anthropology of the Social Condition in War

Culture in Chaos: An Anthropology of the Social Condition in War

Stephen C. Lubkemann

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226496412
eISBN:
9780226496436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226496436.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Fought in the wake of a decade of armed struggle against colonialism, the Mozambican civil war lasted from 1977 to 1992, claiming hundreds of thousands of lives while displacing millions more. As ... More

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