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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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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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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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After cultural theory: the power of images, the lure of immediacy<sup>1</sup>

Janet Wolff.

in Beyond text?

March 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 6791 words.

Janet Wolff’s concluding chapter for Beyond text? identifies the academic trends behind the aesthetic attitudes towards the celebration of the image and image making in the humanities as:...

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After the Conquest

Donald Bahr, Juan Smith, William Smith Allison and Julian Hayden.

in The Short, Swift Time of Gods on Earth

September 1994; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 3540 words.

This chapter discusses just one text given to supplement Juan Smith and William Allison, which is from the long but poorly recorded Mattias Hendricks version of the conquest. It describes...

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Afterword

Michael M. J. Fischer.

in When People Come First

July 2013; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 9934 words.

This chapter uses a series of orientations to make connections among the case studies in this book, as well as the author's own ethnographic research interviewing life scientists in India...

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