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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

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

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

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

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

Dark Matter of the MindThe Culturally Articulated Unconscious

Dark Matter of the Mind: The Culturally Articulated Unconscious

Daniel L. Everett

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226070766
eISBN:
9780226401430
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226401430.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book discusses the unarticulated unconscious and tacit knowledge, termed “dark matter of the mind,” which underlies and enables verbal communication. Humans, when they speak or interpret, make ... More

Exit ZeroFamily and Class in Postindustrial Chicago

Exit Zero: Family and Class in Postindustrial Chicago

Christine J. Walley

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226871790
eISBN:
9780226871813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226871813.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Interweaving personal narratives and family photos with a nuanced assessment of the social impacts of deindustrialization, this book is one part memoir and one part ethnography—providing a ... More

Far AfieldFrench Anthropology between Science and Literature

Far Afield: French Anthropology between Science and Literature

Vincent Debaene

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226106908
eISBN:
9780226107233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107233.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book takes as its object of analysis the relationship between literature and anthropology in France during the twentieth century, a moment that marked ethnography’s rise to prominence as a field ... 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

Imaginative HorizonsAn Essay in Literary-Philosophical Anthropology

Imaginative Horizons: An Essay in Literary-Philosophical Anthropology

Vincent Crapanzano

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226118734
eISBN:
9780226118758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226118758.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

How do people make sense of their experiences? How do they understand possibility? How do they limit possibility? These questions are central to all the human sciences. Here, the book offers a ... 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

Mixed MessagesCultural and Genetic Inheritance in the Constitution of Human Society

Mixed Messages: Cultural and Genetic Inheritance in the Constitution of Human Society

Robert A. Paul

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226240725
eISBN:
9780226241050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241050.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Starting from the observed fact that humans construct themselves using information carried in two separate channels, one cultural and consisting largely of symbols, the other genetic and consisting ... More

Mobile SecretsYouth, Intimacy, and the Politics of Pretense in Mozambique

Mobile Secrets: Youth, Intimacy, and the Politics of Pretense in Mozambique

Julie Soleil Archambault

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226447438
eISBN:
9780226447605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226447605.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Now part and parcel of everyday life almost everywhere, mobile phones have radically transformed how we acquire and exchange information. Many anticipated that in Africa, where most have gone from no ... More

Ours to LoseWhen Squatters Became Homeowners in New York City

Ours to Lose: When Squatters Became Homeowners in New York City

Amy Starecheski

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226399805
eISBN:
9780226400006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226400006.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Though New York’s Lower East Side today is heavily gentrified, it spent decades as an infamous site of blight, open-air drug dealing, and class conflict—an emblematic example of the tattered state of ... More

The Power of the BetweenAn Anthropological Odyssey

The Power of the Between: An Anthropological Odyssey

Paul Stoller

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226775340
eISBN:
9780226775364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226775364.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

It is the anthropologist's fate to always be between things: countries, languages, cultures, even realities. But rather than lament this, the author celebrates the creative power of the between, ... More

Provisional AuthorityPolice, Order, and Security in India

Provisional Authority: Police, Order, and Security in India

Beatrice Jauregui

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226403670
eISBN:
9780226403847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226403847.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Policing as a global form is often fraught with excessive violence, corruption, and even criminalization. These sorts of problems are especially omnipresent in postcolonial nations such as India, ... More

Stories of CapitalismInside the Role of Financial Analysts

Stories of Capitalism: Inside the Role of Financial Analysts

Stefan Leins

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226523392
eISBN:
9780226523569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226523569.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Why do financial analysts exist in the market? Stories of Capitalism seeks to find an anthropological explanation to a question economists have failed to answer. Building on recent developments in ... 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

Walter Benjamin's Grave

Walter Benjamin's Grave

Michael Taussig

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226790039
eISBN:
9780226790008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226790008.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In September 1940, Walter Benjamin committed suicide in Port Bou on the Spanish–French border when it appeared that he and his traveling partners would be denied passage into Spain in their attempt ... More

We Were AdivasisAspiration in an Indian Scheduled Tribe

We Were Adivasis: Aspiration in an Indian Scheduled Tribe

Megan Moodie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226252995
eISBN:
9780226253183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226253183.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

What are the horizons of hope and possibility for subaltern groups in contemporary India? We were adivasisis an ethnography of collective aspiration among a marginalized urban community known as the ... More

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