in Under Construction
February 2009; published 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...
September 2011; published 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 than in...
August 1997; published 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, relatively...
January 1993; published 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 his family....
December 1999; published 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 inhalation or...
in Inside the Drama-House
May 1996; published online May 2012.
Chapter. Subjects: anthropology. 8521 words.
This book describes the performance of Kampan's medieval text Kamparāmāyanam as a shadow puppet play in Kerala, south India, analyzing the puppeteers' particular telling of the story though...
in Listening in the Silence, Seeing in the Dark
March 2002; published online May 2012.
Chapter. Subjects: medical anthropology. 10197 words.
The chapter provides an overview of the behavioral actions of society and family members toward patients with traumatic brain injuries that help them to resume their normal lives. All who are touched...
in Fieldwork Under Fire
January 1996; published online May 2012.
Chapter. Subjects: theory and practice of anthropology. 8543 words.
The uncertainty of violent events besets the anthropologist who becomes suddenly enveloped in a situation of violence for which he or she was not prepared. This chapter describes how one ethnographer...
in Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective
May 2010; published online May 2012.
Chapter. Subjects: anthropology of religion. 9756 words.
While part of a global community of Eastern Christians, Orthodox believers in Saatse and elsewhere in Setomaa maintain distinctive musical practices and oral traditions, commemorate local saints,...
in What Is Medicine?
September 2009; published 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. It has...