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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Aesthetic Community

Lily Chumley.

in Creativity Class

June 2016; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 13527 words.

This chapter first contrasts two professional sites in which practice communities and aesthetic communities emerge: a giant art fair called Art Beijing, and a private meeting between a...

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Community Fixations

Christo Sims.

in Disruptive Fixation

March 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 10965 words.

This chapter examines how powerful factions of the local community—in this case privileged parents of the Downtown School for Design, Media, and Technology—can wrest a philanthropic...

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Community Context

Sumie Okazaki and Nancy Abelmann.

in Korean American Families in Immigrant America

October 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 9197 words.

This chapter describes the research process, from survey data collection to family ethnography. It details the ethnic geography of the Chicagoland Korean American community through...

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A Community of Those without Community

Jarrett Zigon.

in War on People

October 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 10980 words.

One of the most common ways the anti–drug war movement describes who it is they represent is with the word community. This chapter interrogates what is meant by this use of community, a use...

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Community Development to the Blue Revolution

in Shorelines

April 2009; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 11442 words.

This chapter takes a look at the slow transformation from wealth redistribution to capital accumulation of the state of Kanyakumari and how this influenced the coastal understandings of...

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Labor Instability and Community Mental Health

Clara Han.

in When People Come First

July 2013; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 10667 words.

This chapter explores how the local destiny of Chile's national program for depression was forged through pharmaceuticals. How and when women use antidepressants reflect both their...

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An Analysis of Poverty in Hmong American Communities

Yang Sao Xiong.

in Diversity in Diaspora

January 2013; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 14845 words.

This chapter investigates the causes of and solutions to socioeconomic immobility in the Hmong American community. It assesses the key factors that make poverty an enduring problem for...

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Electoral Participation in the Hmong American Community

Steven Doherty.

in Diversity in Diaspora

January 2013; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 5596 words.

This chapter documents electoral behavior—by considering whether or not Hmong Americans vote for “their own”—and the impact of Hmong American electoral participation on policies affecting...

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Civic Values and Political Engagement in Two Hmong American Communities

Carolyn Wong.

in Diversity in Diaspora

January 2013; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 9465 words.

This chapter surveys political and civic activism, examining how Hmong politicians and communities mobilize Hmong American engagement in politics, including an investigation of references...

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Tense Territories

in Turf Wars

July 2007; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 8418 words.

This chapter looks at certain community programs that were designed to form a specific idea of community as a part of the state. These programs are a part of Community Mothers, which has a...

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Communitas and Recovered Life

Yasmeen Arif.

in Wording the World

December 2014; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 9625 words.

This chapter engages with Veena Das’ work on the Sikh carnage of 1984. The ethnography is based on a brief encounter, during 2004, with the Sikh community and their continuing experiences,...

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Politics and Leadership

Glenn Petersen.

in Traditional Micronesian Societies

June 2009; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 13261 words.

This chapter deals with the broad sweep of political life in Micronesia, focusing on the overlapping spheres of political dynamics and leadership. Micronesian political life is...

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Memorializing the Dead in Postconflict North Maluku

Christopher R. Duncan.

in Violence and Vengeance

September 2013; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 6971 words.

This chapter explores how communities have dealt with the deceased in postconflict North Maluku. It focuses on two different issues: martyrdom and the construction of memorials, and how...

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Situating Sustainability against Displacement

Giovanna Di Chiro and Laura Rigell.

in Sustainability

July 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 8718 words.

Based on an account of an ongoing campus-community collaboration between students and faculty at Swarthmore College and community leaders in North Philadelphia, this chapter discusses a...

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Blogging in Papua New Guinea

Steven Edmund Winduo.

in At Home and in the Field

April 2015; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 2663 words.

This chapter introduces the role of new digital media in the globalization of the cultural worlds of Papua New Guinea. It argues that access to digital media is empowering Papua New Guinean...

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Landowner Groups and the Codification of Custom in Papua New Guinea

Victoria C. Stead.

in Becoming Landowners

October 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 10662 words.

Although it diverges markedly from the vision of the Melanesian Way elaborated in the 1975 constitution, large-scale resource extraction has in recent decades been championed as the key...

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Customary Connection to Land and Practices of Resilience

Victoria C. Stead.

in Becoming Landowners

October 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 9084 words.

An ethnography of Cacavei, a rural subsistence community in eastern Timor-Leste, provides a case study for theorizing customary connection to land. When the community was displaced during...

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Women in the Hmong Diaspora

Dia Cha.

in Diversity in Diaspora

January 2013; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 9224 words.

This chapter examines Hmong women's changing roles by examining their experiences in refugee camps and diasporic communities. It includes profiles of three well-educated female Hmong...

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Ashkenazi or Sephardi Dialect?

Benjamin Harshav.

in Language in Time of Revolution

August 1993; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 7100 words.

Ashkenazi Hebrew pronunciation was formed in Central and Eastern Europe some time after the thirteenth century, then branched out into several dialects and survived in Orthodox communities...

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Compassion

Melissa L. Caldwell.

in Living Faithfully in an Unjust World

November 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 13277 words.

This chapter introduces themes of care, kindness, compassion, civic action, social justice, and faith-based assistance within the context of contemporary Russian society. The chapter...

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