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Demands of the DayOn the Logic of Anthropological Inquiry

Demands of the Day: On the Logic of Anthropological Inquiry

Paul Rabinow and Anthony Stavrianakis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226036885
eISBN:
9780226037073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226037073.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This book asks about the logical standards and forms that should guide ethical and experimental anthropology in the twenty-first century. The authors do so by taking up Max Weber’s notion of the ... More

Designs on the ContemporaryAnthropological Tests

Designs on the Contemporary: Anthropological Tests

Paul Rabinow and Anthony Stavrianakis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226138336
eISBN:
9780226138503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226138503.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

The book presents a highly original reflection on the status of an “anthropology of the contemporary”. Following on the same authors’ Demands of the Day, this new and convincing manuscript gives a ... 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

Facts on the GroundArchaeological Practice and Territorial Self-Fashioning in Israeli Society

Facts on the Ground: Archaeological Practice and Territorial Self-Fashioning in Israeli Society

Nadia Abu El-Haj

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226001944
eISBN:
9780226002156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226002156.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Archaeology in Israel is truly a national obsession, a practice through which national identity—and national rights—have long been asserted. But how and why did archaeology emerge as such a pervasive ... 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

HarlemworldDoing Race and Class in Contemporary Black America

Harlemworld: Doing Race and Class in Contemporary Black America

John L. Jackson Jr.

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226389981
eISBN:
9780226390000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390000.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Harlem is one of the most famous neighborhoods in the world—a historic symbol of both black cultural achievement and of the rigid boundaries separating the rich from the poor. But as this book shows ... 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

Inheritance of LossChina, Japan, and the Political Economy of Redemption After Empire

Inheritance of Loss: China, Japan, and the Political Economy of Redemption After Empire

Yukiko Koga

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226411941
eISBN:
9780226412276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226412276.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Inheritance of Loss explores how contemporary generations come to terms with losses inflicted by imperialism, colonialism, and war that happened decades ago, and how descendants of perpetrators and ... More

The Intestines of the StateYouth, Violence, and Belated Histories in the Cameroon Grassfields

The Intestines of the State: Youth, Violence, and Belated Histories in the Cameroon Grassfields

Nicolas Argenti

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226026114
eISBN:
9780226026138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226026138.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

The young people of the Cameroon Grassfields have been subject to a long history of violence and political marginalization. For centuries the main victims of the slave trade, they became prime ... More

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