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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

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

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

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