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 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...
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...
in Traditional Micronesian Societies
June 2009; p ublished online November 2016 .
Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 11336 words.
This chapter attempts to show how art, religion, magic, and interpersonal relations manifest basic Micronesian concerns with individual participation in social processes and with the...
in The Anthropology of Global Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism
October 2015; p ublished online May 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology of Religion. 5739 words.
This chapter argues that by concentrating on affect, we can think about language and embodiment together without privileging either term. To demonstrate, the chapter draws on eight years of...
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