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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

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

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

Far OutCountercultural Seekers and the Tourist Encounter in Nepal

Far Out: Countercultural Seekers and the Tourist Encounter in Nepal

Mark Liechty

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226428802
eISBN:
9780226429137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226429137.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Far Out examines how generations of counterculturally inclined Westerners have imagined Nepal as a land untainted by modernity and its capital, Kathmandu, a veritable synonym of Oriental Mystique. ... More

Landscapes of AccumulationReal Estate and the Neoliberal Imagination in Contemporary India

Landscapes of Accumulation: Real Estate and the Neoliberal Imagination in Contemporary India

Llerena Guiu Searle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226384900
eISBN:
9780226385235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226385235.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Mushrooming in size and bristling with new construction, Indian cities are being remade to suit a new post-liberalization society of computer engineers, working women, and savvy consumers. Now, ... More

SyntheticHow Life Got Made

Synthetic: How Life Got Made

Sophia Roosth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226440323
eISBN:
9780226440637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226440637.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Life is not what it used to be. Synthetic is an anthropological story about how it got that way. Living things bearing genomes streamlined or cobbled together from synthesized DNA now scurry, swim, ... More

The Value of LaborThe Science of Commodification in Hungary, 1920-1956

The Value of Labor: The Science of Commodification in Hungary, 1920-1956

Martha Lampland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226314600
eISBN:
9780226314747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314747.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

In this book it is argued that the commodification of labor in a modern economy relies on complex technical procedures and an extensive institutional infrastructure that precede, and may in fact ... More

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