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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

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

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

Mothers on the MoveReproducing Belonging Between Africa and Europe

Mothers on the Move: Reproducing Belonging Between Africa and Europe

Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226389745
eISBN:
9780226389912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226389912.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Mothers on the Move tells the story of Cameroonian migrants in Germany through the lives of women who navigate belonging—in Europe and in Africa—through birthing and caring for children. It explores ... 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

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

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