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“A Worth-While Living from the Soil”: The Farmlet in Southern California from the Late Nineteenth Century to World War II

Eileen V Wallis.

in The Western Historical Quarterly

April 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Canadian History; US History (Immigration and Ethnicity); Western US History; Social and Cultural Anthropology; Management of Land and Natural Resources (Social Science). 11070 words.

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The American West has a long tradition of informal or backyard agricultural production. Such enterprises were urban and suburban instead of rural,...

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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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Advances in the Sciences of Exorcism

Nitzan Shoshan.

in The Management of Hate

August 2016; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 12676 words.

This chapter examines the elaboration of and experimentation with diverse therapeutic and reformative procedures on which the governance of hate in Germany relies, with the aim of...

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Advancing Feminist Thinking on Globalization

Kathy E. Ferguson and Monique Mironesco.

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...

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Adventure Nepal: Trekking, Thamel, and the New Tourism

Mark Liechty.

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...

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Aesthetic Community

Lily Chumley.

in Creativity Class

June 2016; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 13527 words.

This chapter first contrasts two professional sites in which practice communities and aesthetic communities emerge: a giant art fair called Art Beijing, and a private meeting between a...

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Aesthetics, Beliefs, Values, and Behavior

Glenn Petersen.

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...

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Affliction

Veena Das.

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 269 pages.

This book inaugurates a novel way of understanding the trajectories of health and disease in the context of poverty. Focusing on low-income neighborhoods in Delhi, it stitches together...

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Affliction

Veena Das.

in Affliction

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 10457 words.

This book explores the trajectories of health and disease in the context of poverty, drawing on the concepts of affliction and suffering. Focusing on low-income neighborhoods in Delhi, it...

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