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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 New Indian Intelligentsia”: Archie Phinney and the Search for a Radical Native American Modernity

Benjamin Balthaser.

in Indigenous Visions

March 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory and Practice of Anthropology. 7621 words.

This chapter considers the thought of midcentury Nez Perce activist and anthropologist Archie Phinney, which offers a glimpse into Native practices of modernity through the lens of Marxism...

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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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“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,...

Aamodt, Dammit!

Eric P. Perramond.

in Unsettled Waters

November 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 9651 words.

The adjudication in the Pojoaque Basin (the Aamodt case) is the longest-standing federal water case in history. This chapter incorporates the voices of local Indian and non-Indian residents...

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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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Abeyta

Eric P. Perramond.

in Unsettled Waters

November 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 7083 words.

The Taos Valley (Abeyta) adjudication case illustrates how settlement outside the formal court process led to a more amenable resolution of difficult and adversarial litigation. The Taos...

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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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Abolitionists, Doctors, Ranchers, and Writers: A Family Journey through American History. By Lynne Marie Getz

Jairo E Marshall.

in The Western Historical Quarterly

October 2018; p ublished online July 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). 458 words.

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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An Absent Audience

Stuart Blackburn.

in Inside the Drama-House

May 1996; p ublished 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...

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Abstinence and Power

Jane Schneider.

in Empirical Futures

December 2009; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 13536 words.

This chapter accepts the premise that formal colonization is a poor yardstick for imperial reach, and that the United States became an industrial-capitalist empire largely—although not...

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Accepting Vulnerability

Ruthann Knechel Johansen.

in Listening in the Silence, Seeing in the Dark

March 2002; p ublished 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...

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Accidental Anthropology

Carolyn Nordstrom and Antonius C. G. M. Robben.

in Fieldwork Under Fire

January 1996; p ublished 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...

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The Accompaniment

Paul Rabinow.

November 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Theory and Practice of Anthropology. 248 pages.

In this culmination of his search for anthropological concepts and practices appropriate to the twenty-first century, the author contends that to make sense of the contemporary,...

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