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A ‘private place’? Changing meanings of the countryside in northern Italy

Jaro Stacul.

in Alternative countrysides

September 2015; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 7827 words.

Jaro Stacul investigates the consequences of an Italian party’s discourse about the countryside, and how it has dovetailed with local concerns. He discusses the rise of the Lega Nord...

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// A Brief Introduction to Homeland Security Work

in Under Construction

February 2009; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 3459 words.

This chapter, which discusses the issues covered by homeland security work in the United States, suggests that there are two rough categories of homeland security work: daily task oriented...

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“A Head Full of Royal”

Cele C. Otnes and Pauline Maclaran.

in Royal Fever

October 2015; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 10485 words.

This chapter illustrates the importance of the royal family to Margaret Tyler, a dedicated collector of all things royal, whose home in London contains more than ten thousand pieces of...

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“A Poem Befitting of Her”

Daniel J. Gilman.

in Cairo Pop

November 2014; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 13972 words.

Ethnographic account of how the January 25 uprising was set in motion, and how public discourse and political rhetoric altered after Mubarak’s ouster. Strategically ambiguous music videos...

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“A Pretty Shitty Place Out There”

James B. Waldram.

in Hound Pound Narrative

May 2012; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 10626 words.

This chapter examines prospective narratives, as the inmates look into their futures as sexual offenders and explore anticipated experiences both in their home penitentiaries and in the...

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Abandoned in the Heartland

Jennifer Hamer.

September 2011; p ublished online May 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Anthropology. 262 pages.

Urban poverty, along with all of its poignant manifestations, is moving from city centers to working-class and industrial suburbs in contemporary America, and nowhere is this more evident...

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The Abject Body of Infertility

Kalpana Ram.

in Fertile Disorder

January 2013; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 11628 words.

This chapter examines how the temporality of spirit possession is intertwined with that of the female life cycle by focusing on the case of a woman named Santi, who had experienced...

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Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

Leland Donald.

August 1997; p ublished online May 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Anthropology. 375 pages.

This investigation of slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America contributes to our understanding of the aboriginal cultures of this area, and shows that Northwest Coast servitude,...

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Above the Clouds

Takie Sugiyama Lebra.

January 1993; p ublished online May 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Anthropology. 430 pages.

This book provides an ethnographic study of the modern Japanese aristocracy. Established as a class at the beginning of the Meiji period, the kazoku ranked directly below the emperor and...

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Abramova's Treasure

Jeanne Guillemin.

in Anthrax

December 1999; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Anthropology. 4809 words.

This chapter takes a look at the examination of the tissue samples taken from the victims and presents the results of the examination, which could reveal the portal of entry, whether by...

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