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Street Life under a RoofYouth Homelessness in South Africa

Street Life under a Roof: Youth Homelessness in South Africa

Emily Margaretten

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039607
eISBN:
9780252097690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039607.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

An exemplary ethnography of post-apartheid life: this book takes the reader to a place that few people know even exists—a self-run shelter for homeless young people in Durban. What emerges is a ... More

Strings AttachedAIDS and the Rise of Transnational Connections in Africa

Strings Attached: AIDS and the Rise of Transnational Connections in Africa

Nadine Beckmann, Alessandro Gusman, and Catrine Shroff (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265680
eISBN:
9780191771910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265680.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Religious ideas about health, sexuality, and the body have had great influence on the perceptions of HIV/AIDS in the African continent. At the same time, AIDS as a disease and as a realm of ... More

SubjectivityEthnographic Investigations

Subjectivity: Ethnographic Investigations

Joao Biehl, Byron Good, and Arthur Kleinman (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247925
eISBN:
9780520939639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247925.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This book is an extended intellectual conversation about the ways personal lives are being undone and remade today. Examining the ethnography of the modern subject, this group of scholars probes the ... More

Survival by HuntingPrehistoric Human Predators and Animal Prey

Survival by Hunting: Prehistoric Human Predators and Animal Prey

George Frison

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231900
eISBN:
9780520927964
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231900.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The North American Great Plains and Rocky Mountains have yielded many artifacts and other clues about the prehistoric people who once lived there, but little is understood about the hunting practices ... More

SyntheticHow Life Got Made

Synthetic: How Life Got Made

Sophia Roosth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226440323
eISBN:
9780226440637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226440637.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Life is not what it used to be. Synthetic is an anthropological story about how it got that way. Living things bearing genomes streamlined or cobbled together from synthesized DNA now scurry, swim, ... More

Taiko BoomJapanese Drumming in Place and Motion

Taiko Boom: Japanese Drumming in Place and Motion

Shawn Bender

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520272415
eISBN:
9780520951433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272415.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

With its thunderous sounds and dazzling choreography, Japanese taiko drumming has captivated audiences in Japan and across the world, making it one of the most successful performing arts to emerge ... More

TakarazukaSexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan

Takarazuka: Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan

Jennifer Robertson

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211506
eISBN:
9780520920125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211506.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The all-female Takarazuka Revue is world-famous today for its rococo musical productions, including gender-bending love stories, torridly romantic liaisons in foreign settings, and fanatically ... More

Tales of the Ex-ApesHow We Think about Human Evolution

Tales of the Ex-Apes: How We Think about Human Evolution

Jonathan Marks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520285811
eISBN:
9780520961197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285811.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This book is about the irreducibility of human evolution to purely biological properties and processes, for human evolution has incorporated the emergence of social relations and cultural histories ... More

Taming the Wind of DesirePsychology, Medicine, and Aesthetics in Malay Shamanistic Performance

Taming the Wind of Desire: Psychology, Medicine, and Aesthetics in Malay Shamanistic Performance

Carol Laderman

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520069169
eISBN:
9780520913707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520069169.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Charged with restoring harmony and relieving pain, the Malay shaman places his patients in a trance and encourages them to express their talents, drives, personality traits—the “Inner Winds” of Malay ... More

Technology as Human Social TraditionCultural Transmission among Hunter-Gatherers

Technology as Human Social Tradition: Cultural Transmission among Hunter-Gatherers

Peter Jordan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520276925
eISBN:
9780520958333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276925.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This book outlines a new approach to studying variability and cumulative change in human technology, a definitive research theme spanning archaeology and anthropology. The central argument is that ... More

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