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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

An Invitation to LaughterA Lebanese Anthropologist in the Arab World

An Invitation to Laughter: A Lebanese Anthropologist in the Arab World

Fuad I. Khuri

Sonia Jalbout Khuri (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226434766
eISBN:
9780226434759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226434759.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

For the author of this book, a distinguished career as an anthropologist began not because of typical concerns like accessibility, money, or status, but because the very idea of an occupation that ... More

Love in Africa

Love in Africa

Jennifer Cole and Lynn M. Thomas (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226113524
eISBN:
9780226113555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226113555.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

In recent years, scholarly interest in love has flourished. Historians have addressed the rise of romantic love and marriage in Europe and the United States, while anthropologists have explored the ... More

Methods That MatterIntegrating Mixed Methods for More Effective Social Science Research

Methods That Matter: Integrating Mixed Methods for More Effective Social Science Research

M. Cameron "Hay (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226328522
eISBN:
9780226328836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226328836.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Methods that Matter is an invitation to explore the benefits of mixed methods. This collection of original essays by leading social scientists illustrates ways of doing work that crosses ... 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

Modes of UncertaintyAnthropological Cases

Modes of Uncertainty: Anthropological Cases

Limor Samimian-Darash and Paul Rabinow (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226257075
eISBN:
9780226257242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226257242.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Modes of Uncertainty: Anthropological Cases argues that today it is vital to distinguish danger, risk, and uncertainty analytically and anthropologically. In order to do so, it presents a series of ... More

Mother FiguredMarian Apparitions and the Making of a Filipino Universal

Mother Figured: Marian Apparitions and the Making of a Filipino Universal

Deirdre de la Cruz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226314884
eISBN:
9780226315072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315072.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This book is a wide-ranging study of the efflorescence of apparitions and miracles of the Virgin Mary in the Philippines, from the mid-nineteenth century to the turn of the millennium. It examines ... More

Navigators of the ContemporaryWhy Ethnography Matters

Navigators of the Contemporary: Why Ethnography Matters

David A. Westbrook

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226887517
eISBN:
9780226887531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226887531.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

As the image of anthropologists exploring exotic locales and filling in blanks on the map has faded, the idea that cultural anthropology has much to say about the contemporary world has likewise ... More

The Pan-African NationOil and the Spectacle of Culture in Nigeria

The Pan-African Nation: Oil and the Spectacle of Culture in Nigeria

Andrew Apter

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226023540
eISBN:
9780226023564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226023564.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

When Nigeria hosted the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC) in 1977, it celebrated a global vision of black nationhood and citizenship animated by the exuberance of ... More

The Perils of BelongingAutochthony, Citizenship, and Exclusion in Africa and Europe

The Perils of Belonging: Autochthony, Citizenship, and Exclusion in Africa and Europe

Peter Geschiere

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226289649
eISBN:
9780226289663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226289663.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Despite being told that we now live in a cosmopolitan world, more and more people have begun to assert their identities in ways that are deeply rooted in the local. These claims of ... More

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