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Transforming Displaced Women in SudanPolitics and the Body in a Squatter Settlement

Transforming Displaced Women in Sudan: Politics and the Body in a Squatter Settlement

Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226001999
eISBN:
9780226002019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226002019.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Over twenty years of civil war in predominantly Christian Southern Sudan has forced countless people from their homes. This book examines the lives of women who have forged a new community in a ... More

Travels with TooyHistory, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Travels with Tooy: History, Memory, and the African American Imagination

Richard Price

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226680583
eISBN:
9780226680576
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226680576.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Thirty-five years into his research among the descendants of rebel slaves living in the South American rain forest, the author of this book encountered Tooy, a priest, philosopher, and healer living ... More

Two Arabs, A Berber, and A JewEntangled Lives in Morocco

Two Arabs, A Berber, and A Jew: Entangled Lives in Morocco

Lawrence Rosen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226317342
eISBN:
9780226317519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317519.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Ordinary people have intellectual lives. By following the thoughts and experiences of four Moroccans – two Arabs, a Berber, and a Jew – it is possible to see how their views of history, religion, the ... More

Under ConstructionMaking Homeland Security at the Local Level

Under Construction: Making Homeland Security at the Local Level

Kerry B. Fosher

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226257433
eISBN:
9780226257457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226257457.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

In the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, security became the paramount concern of virtually everyone involved in governing the United States. While the public's most enduring memories of that ... More

Unmasking the StateMaking Guinea Modern

Unmasking the State: Making Guinea Modern

Mike McGovern

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226925097
eISBN:
9780226925110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226925110.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

When the Republic of Guinea gained independence in 1958, one of the first policies of the new state was a village-to-village eradication of masks and other ritual objects it deemed “fetishes.” The ... More

The Value of LaborThe Science of Commodification in Hungary, 1920-1956

The Value of Labor: The Science of Commodification in Hungary, 1920-1956

Martha Lampland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226314600
eISBN:
9780226314747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314747.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

In this book it is argued that the commodification of labor in a modern economy relies on complex technical procedures and an extensive institutional infrastructure that precede, and may in fact ... More

Varieties of Muslim ExperienceEncounters with Arab Political and Cultural Life

Varieties of Muslim Experience: Encounters with Arab Political and Cultural Life

Lawrence Rosen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226726168
eISBN:
9780226726182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226726182.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This book focuses on Arab Muslims and aspects of their lives that are, at first glance, perplexing to Westerners. It ranges over such diverse topics as why Arabs eschew portraiture, why a Muslim ... 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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