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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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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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Across Damen

Catherine Fennell.

in Last Project Standing

November 2015; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 11948 words.

Chapter One provides an overview of the place that anchored the study--the Near West Side--the challenges of conducting research there, and how Fennell navigated them. It also frames public...

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The Actors

Satsuki Kawano.

in Nature's Embrace

March 2010; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 11737 words.

In postwar Japan, the generational contract within a stem-family framework socially and conventionally allocated the care of the elderly and the family dead to their descendants, as a moral...

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Acts of Speculation

Marc Flandreau.

in Anthropologists in the Stock Exchange

September 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 8692 words.

This chapter provides an account of the “bona fides” man in Victorian Britain. It elaborates on a heretofore unnoticed parallel between financial history and the history of sciences. Both...

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