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“A literature that is not meaningless like our own”

Vincent Debaene.

in Far Afield

April 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 9653 words.

This chapter addresses ethnographic citations of indigenous literature, an important device used in the more literary supplemental texts published by French anthropologists. Studying work...

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1955–1970: A New Deal

Vincent Debaene.

in Far Afield

April 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 14005 words.

This chapter is broadly concerned with the the effects of anthropology on the field of literature between 1955 and 1970. During this period, the exchanges between the two domains became...

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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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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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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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The Age of Immunology

A. David Napier.

January 2003; p ublished online March 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 343 pages.

This book argues that the central assumption of immunology—that we survive through the recognition and elimination of non-self—has become a defining concept of the modern age. Tracing this...

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