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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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Acupuncturists, Barbers, and Masseurs

Paul U. Unschuld.

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....

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Adapting to the Game of Law

Adam D. Reich.

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...

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Adjacent Thinking

Veena Das.

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...

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Adjustment Problems

Stephen J. Collier.

in Post-Soviet Social

August 2011; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 9751 words.

This chapter studies structural adjustment, the reform paradigm that took up the basic proposals established in “Window of Opportunity”—a vision of transition to a market economy through...

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Administering Coercion

Martha Lampland.

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...

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Administering Salvationism

Rebecca Anne Allahyari.

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...

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The Administrative Village

Yi Wu.

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...

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