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Abramova's Treasure

Jeanne Guillemin.

in Anthrax

December 1999; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Anthropology. 4809 words.

This chapter takes a look at the examination of the tissue samples taken from the victims and presents the results of the examination, which could reveal the portal of entry, whether by...

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An Absent Audience

Stuart Blackburn.

in Inside the Drama-House

May 1996; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 8521 words.

This book describes the performance of Kampan's medieval text Kamparāmāyanam as a shadow puppet play in Kerala, south India, analyzing the puppeteers' particular telling of the story though...

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Abstinence and Power

Jane Schneider.

in Empirical Futures

December 2009; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 13536 words.

This chapter accepts the premise that formal colonization is a poor yardstick for imperial reach, and that the United States became an industrial-capitalist empire largely—although not...

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Accepting Vulnerability

Ruthann Knechel Johansen.

in Listening in the Silence, Seeing in the Dark

March 2002; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Anthropology. 10197 words.

The chapter provides an overview of the behavioral actions of society and family members toward patients with traumatic brain injuries that help them to resume their normal lives. All who...

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Accidental Anthropology

Carolyn Nordstrom and Antonius C. G. M. Robben.

in Fieldwork Under Fire

January 1996; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory and Practice of Anthropology. 8543 words.

The uncertainty of violent events besets the anthropologist who becomes suddenly enveloped in a situation of violence for which he or she was not prepared. This chapter describes how one...

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The Accompaniment

Paul Rabinow.

November 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Theory and Practice of Anthropology. 248 pages.

In this culmination of his search for anthropological concepts and practices appropriate to the twenty-first century, the author contends that to make sense of the contemporary,...

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The Accompaniment: On the Contemporary and the Untimely

Paul Rabinow.

in The Accompaniment

November 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory and Practice of Anthropology. 4314 words.

This chapter examines Giorgio Agamben’s lecture on the understanding of the contemporary. For Agamben, there are two essential qualities of the contemporary: déphasage (temporal...

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Accountability: Ethnographic Engagement and the Ethics of the Police (United States)

Edited by Steve Herbert.

in Writing the World of Policing

October 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 7672 words.

Relating three brief banal episodes of law enforcement in Seattle, Steve Herbert put to the test the notion of accountability by displacing it from the police to the ethnographer. When the...

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Acculturation, Assimilation, and the “View from Manywheres” in the Hmong Diaspora<sup>1</sup>

Jacob R. Hickman.

in Universalism without Uniformity

October 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory and Practice of Anthropology. 9600 words.

This chapter elucidates trends in moral thinking from a transnational comparison of Hmong refugee families in both Thailand and the United States. An intergenerational comparative analysis...

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The Acoustics and Geopolitics of Orthodox Practices in the Estonian-russian Border Region

Chris Hann and Hermann Goltz.

in Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective

May 2010; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology of Religion. 9756 words.

While part of a global community of Eastern Christians, Orthodox believers in Saatse and elsewhere in Setomaa maintain distinctive musical practices and oral traditions, commemorate local...

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