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Bitter and SweetFood, Meaning, and Modernity in Rural China

Bitter and Sweet: Food, Meaning, and Modernity in Rural China

Ellen Oxfeld

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293519
eISBN:
9780520966741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293519.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book examines the value of food in rural China through an ethnographic study of a Hakka village in Meixian, a county in northeast Guangdong Province. By examining the role of food in the lives ... More

Creativity ClassArt School and Culture Work in Postsocialist China

Creativity Class: Art School and Culture Work in Postsocialist China

Lily Chumley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691164977
eISBN:
9781400881321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164977.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The last three decades have seen a massive expansion of China's visual culture industries, from architecture and graphic design to fine art and fashion. New ideologies of creativity and creative ... More

Democracy's InfrastructureTechno-Politics and Protest after Apartheid

Democracy's Infrastructure: Techno-Politics and Protest after Apartheid

Antina von Schnitzler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170770
eISBN:
9781400882991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170770.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

In the past decade, South Africa's “miracle transition” has been interrupted by waves of protests in relation to basic services such as water and electricity. Less visibly, the postapartheid period ... More

Educating MonksMinority Buddhism on China's Southwest Border

Educating Monks: Minority Buddhism on China's Southwest Border

Thomas A. Borchert

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824866488
eISBN:
9780824875657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866488.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Educating Monks examines the education and training of novices and young Buddhist monks of a Tai minority group on China’s Southwest border. The Buddhists of this region, the Dai-lue, are Chinese ... More

Environment, Labour and Capitalism at SeaWorking the Ground' in Scotland

Environment, Labour and Capitalism at Sea: Working the Ground' in Scotland

Penny McCall Howard

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784994143
eISBN:
9781526128478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994143.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

How do fishers extend their bodies and senses to work beneath the surface of the sea in places they cannot see, have never been, and could not survive in? And at what risk? This book explores how ... More

Everyday Sectarianism in Urban LebanonInfrastructures, Public Services, and Power

Everyday Sectarianism in Urban Lebanon: Infrastructures, Public Services, and Power

Joanne Randa Nucho

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168968
eISBN:
9781400883004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168968.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

What causes violent conflicts around the Middle East? All too often, the answer is sectarianism—popularly viewed as a timeless and intractable force that leads religious groups to conflict. This book ... More

Factories for LearningMaking Race, Class and Inequality in the Neoliberal Academy

Factories for Learning: Making Race, Class and Inequality in the Neoliberal Academy

Christy Kulz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526116178
eISBN:
9781526128430
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526116178.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book draws on empirical research based at Dreamfields Academy, a celebrated secondary academy in a large English city, to explore how the heightened marketization and centralization of education ... More

For Love of the ProphetAn Ethnography of Sudan's Islamic State

For Love of the Prophet: An Ethnography of Sudan's Islamic State

Noah Salomon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691165158
eISBN:
9781400884292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165158.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

For some, the idea of an Islamic state serves to fulfill aspirations for cultural sovereignty and new forms of ethical political practice. For others, it violates the proper domains of both religion ... More

JailcareFinding the Safety Net for Women behind Bars

Jailcare: Finding the Safety Net for Women behind Bars

Carolyn Sufrin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520288669
eISBN:
9780520963559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288669.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Thousands of pregnant women pass through our nation's jails every year. What happens to them as they carry their pregnancies in a space of punishment? In this time when the public safety net is ... More

Making a Good LifeAn Ethnography of Nature, Ethics, and Reproduction

Making a Good Life: An Ethnography of Nature, Ethics, and Reproduction

Katharine Dow

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691167480
eISBN:
9781400881062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167480.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book takes a timely look at the ideas and values that inform how people think about reproduction and assisted reproductive technologies. In an era of heightened scrutiny about parenting and ... More

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