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The Politics of Circulating Narratives

Stefan Leins.

in Stories of Capitalism

January 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 6168 words.

This chapter focuses on the role of financial analysts as market intermediaries. It explains how financial analysts interact with other groups that are part of Swiss Bank, as well as with...

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Ethical Affordances, Awareness, and Actions

Webb Keane.

in Ethical Life

October 2015; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 14188 words.

This introductory chapter provides a definition of some key terms: ethics, morality, reflexive awareness, and affordance. Studies that focus on virtues, values, and ways of life tend to...

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Ties That Bind

Katharine Dow.

in Making a Good Life

June 2016; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 9250 words.

This chapter examines how surrogacy troubles ideas about motherhood, maternal responsibility, and maternal bonding. In particular, it considers how ideas about altruism in surrogacy relate...

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Islam and Assisted Reproduction

Marcia C. Inhorn.

in The New Arab Man

March 2012; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 15353 words.

This chapter demonstrates how major divergences have occurred in the fatwas being issued by Sunni and Shia religious authorities regarding the permissibility of third-party reproductive...

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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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Conclusion

Susan Dewey and Tonia St. Germain.

in Women of the Street

February 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 6653 words.

Our conclusion questions the utility of an alliance between criminal justice and social services professionals that remains dominated by punitive criminal justice paradigms. The alliance’s...

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Women of the Street

Susan Dewey and Tonia St. Germain.

February 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 288 pages.

This is a book about people who make their living by engaging in street-based sex trading and criminal justice and social services efforts to curtail it through the work of police officers,...

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Global Health Discourse and the View from Planet Earth

Veena Das.

in Affliction

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 9006 words.

This chapter examines a diverse set of literatures from behavioral economics and global health to see what changes have taken place in foundational agreements about policy regarding the...

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Who’s in Charge and Are Any of Them Women?

Juliana Flinn.

in Mary, the Devil, and Taro

January 2010; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 14339 words.

This chapter investigates the roles of women in various domains, or institutions, perceived as governing Pollapese lives. Pollapese cite three domains that govern the lives: religion,...

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Harm Reduction and Help Seeking

Susan Dewey and Tonia St. Germain.

in Women of the Street

February 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 16736 words.

This chapter contends that alliance positioning of street-involved women as damaged by dysfunctional families and communities neglects the structural forces that inform the women’s everyday...

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Indigenous Archaeology

George P. Nicholas.

in Anthropology

P ublished online July 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 13661 words.

What has become known as “indigenous archaeology” took form in the 1990s through efforts to ensure a place for descendent communities in the discovery, interpretation of, and benefits from...

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Legal Anthropology

Tobias Kelly.

in Anthropology

P ublished online January 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 7480 words.

Legal practices, processes, and claims are among the most powerful forces that shape our lives. Legal anthropology has historically tried to understand the relationship between legal...

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