in What Is Medicine?
September 2009; p ublished online May 2012 .
Chapter. Subjects: Medical Anthropology. 1410 words.
China witnessed significant decline in the use of acupuncture in 1500 but pharmaceutics had been steadily developing since antiquity. Li Shizhen's encyclopedia remains the definitive work....
in Hidden Truth
July 2010; p ublished online May 2012 .
Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 5729 words.
This chapter explores the differences in the ways in which young offenders react to juvenile prisons and correctional facilities. Every young man in a juvenile correctional facility must...
in Wording the World
December 2014; p ublished online September 2015 .
Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 16655 words.
This chapter revolves around the key question - how does one aspire to a genuine form of life as an anthropologist? In seeking to address this question Veena Das says that it is a mode of...
in The Value of Labor
September 2016; p ublished online September 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 13521 words.
This chapter provides an outline of the administrative apparatus of the party/state in its early years, and considers the process of collectivization in terms of the actual workings of...
in Visions of Charity
October 2000; p ublished online May 2012 .
Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 10426 words.
The Salvation Army differs significantly in its structure and working arrangements from Loaves & Fishes. This chapter shows how the conservative Salvationist moral rhetoric of charitable...
in Negotiating Rural Land Ownership in Southwest China
August 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 8589 words.
This chapter examines the state-imposed rural administrative structure. By examining the current two levels of village administration—the administrative village and its constituent...
in Home, Uprooted
June 2014; p ublished online September 2015 .
Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 21620 words.
This chapter describes the author’s experience in writing the stories of her interviewees. The author said that the stories themselves or the act of reading or listening to them made her...
in Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific
August 2008; p ublished online November 2016 .
Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 9878 words.
This chapter reflects on the lessons advanced in previous chapters and returns three umbrella themes developed in the introduction. In doing so, the chapter finds that the first...
in Far Out
February 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 10943 words.
By the late 1970s “adventure tourism” had become Nepal’s main “brand,” as it remains to this day. The rise of trekking as a tourism industry paralleled the emergence of Thamel, a completely...
February 2010; p ublished online March 2013 .
Book. Subjects: Anthropology. 508 pages.
Though relatively unsung in the English-speaking world, Jean Rouch (1917–2004) was a towering figure of ethnographic cinema, who, over the course of a fifty-year career, completed over one...