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Babaylan Sing BackPhilippine Shamans and Voice, Gender, and Place

Babaylan Sing Back: Philippine Shamans and Voice, Gender, and Place

Grace Nono

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501760082
eISBN:
9781501760112
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501760082.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book depicts the embodied voices of Native Philippine ritual specialists popularly known as babaylan. These ritual specialists are widely believed to have perished during colonial times, or to ... More

The Battle for FortuneState-Led Development, Personhood, and Power among Tibetans in China

The Battle for Fortune: State-Led Development, Personhood, and Power among Tibetans in China

Charlene Makley

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501719646
eISBN:
9781501719653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501719646.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Based on long-term fieldwork in a rural Tibetan region in China’s northwest (2002-13), The Battle for Fortune is an ethnography of state-local relations among Tibetans marginalized underChina’s Great ... More

Battling the Buddha of LoveA Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built

Battling the Buddha of Love: A Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built

Jessica Marie Falcone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501723469
eISBN:
9781501723476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501723469.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This ethnography explores the controversial plans and practices of the Maitreya Project, as they worked to build the “world's tallest statue” as a multi-million dollar “gift” to India. This effort ... More

Beyond BordersStories of Yunnanese Chinese Migrants of Burma

Beyond Borders: Stories of Yunnanese Chinese Migrants of Burma

Wen-Chin Chang

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453311
eISBN:
9780801454516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453311.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The Yunnanese from southwestern China have for millennia traded throughout upland Southeast Asia. Burma in particular has served as a “back door” to Yunnan, providing a sanctuary for political ... More

Beyond ExceptionNew Interpretations of the Arabian Peninsula

Beyond Exception: New Interpretations of the Arabian Peninsula

Ahmed Kanna, Amélie Le Renard, and Neha Vora

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750298
eISBN:
9781501750328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750298.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Over nearly two decades during which they have each been conducting fieldwork in the Arabian Peninsula, the authors have regularly encountered exoticizing and exceptionalist discourses about the ... More

Black Lives and Spatial MattersPolicing Blackness and Practicing Freedom in Suburban St. Louis

Black Lives and Spatial Matters: Policing Blackness and Practicing Freedom in Suburban St. Louis

Jodi Rios

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750465
eISBN:
9781501750496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750465.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book is a call to reconsider the epistemic violence that is committed when scholars, policymakers, and the general public continue to frame Black precarity as just another racial, cultural, or ... More

The Chinese Revolution on the Tibetan Frontier

The Chinese Revolution on the Tibetan Frontier

Benno Weiner

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749391
eISBN:
9781501749421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749391.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book provides the first in-depth study of an ethnic minority region during the first decade of the People's Republic of China: the Amdo region in the Sino-Tibetan borderland. Employing ... More

Collaborative Anthropology TodayA Collection of Exceptions

Collaborative Anthropology Today: A Collection of Exceptions

Dominic Boyer and George E. Marcus (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501753343
eISBN:
9781501753374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753343.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

As multisited research has become mainstream in anthropology, collaboration has gained new relevance and traction as a critical infrastructure of both fieldwork and theory, enabling more ambitious ... More

Cultivating the Past, Living the ModernThe Politics of Time in the Sultanate of Oman

Cultivating the Past, Living the Modern: The Politics of Time in the Sultanate of Oman

Amal Sachedina

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501758614
eISBN:
9781501758621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501758614.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This book explores how and why heritage has emerged as a prevalent force in building the modern nation-state of Oman. The book analyses the relations with the past that undergird the shift in Oman ... More

Doctors at WarLife and Death in a Field Hospital

Doctors at War: Life and Death in a Field Hospital

Mark de Rond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705489
eISBN:
9781501707940
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705489.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book is a candid account of a trauma surgical team based, for a tour of duty, at a field hospital in Helmand, Afghanistan. It tells of the highs and lows of surgical life in hard-hitting detail, ... More

An Elusive CommonLand, Politics, and Agrarian Rurality in a Moroccan Oasis

An Elusive Common: Land, Politics, and Agrarian Rurality in a Moroccan Oasis

Karen E. Rignall

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501756122
eISBN:
9781501756146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501756122.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book details the fraught dynamics of rural life in the arid periphery of southeastern Morocco. The book considers whether agrarian livelihoods can survive in the context of globalized capitalism ... More

The Everyday Lives of SovereigntyPolitical Imagination beyond the State

The Everyday Lives of Sovereignty: Political Imagination beyond the State

Rebecca Bryant and Madeleine Reeves (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501755736
eISBN:
9781501755767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501755736.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Around the world, border walls and nationalisms are on the rise as people express the desire to “take back” sovereignty. This book uses ethnographic research in disputed and exceptional places to ... More

Far from the Caliph's GazeBeing Ahmadi Muslim in the Holy City of Qadian

Far from the Caliph's Gaze: Being Ahmadi Muslim in the Holy City of Qadian

Nicholas H. A. Evans

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501715686
eISBN:
9781501715716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715686.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

How do you prove that you're Muslim? This is not a question that most believers ever have to ask themselves, and yet for members of India's Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, it poses an existential ... More

Fault LinesViews across Haiti's Divide

Fault Lines: Views across Haiti's Divide

Beverly Bell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452123
eISBN:
9780801468322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452123.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, killing more than a quarter-million people and leaving another two million Haitians homeless. This book is a searing account of the first ... More

Fear and FortuneSpirit Worlds and Emerging Economies in the Mongolian Gold Rush

Fear and Fortune: Spirit Worlds and Emerging Economies in the Mongolian Gold Rush

Mette M. High

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501707544
eISBN:
9781501708121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707544.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Mongolia over the last decade has seen a substantial and ongoing gold rush. The wide-spread mining of gold looks at first glance to be a blessing for a desperately poor and largely pastoralist ... More

Fragile ConvictionChanging Ideological Landscapes in Urban Kyrgyzstan

Fragile Conviction: Changing Ideological Landscapes in Urban Kyrgyzstan

Mathijs Pelkmans

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705137
eISBN:
9781501708381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705137.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

How do specific secular and religious ideologies—such as nationalism, neoliberalism, atheism, Pentecostalism, Tablighi Islam, and shamanism—gain popularity and when do they lose traction? To answer ... More

From Family to Police ForceSecurity and Belonging on a South Asian Border

From Family to Police Force: Security and Belonging on a South Asian Border

Farhana Ibrahim

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501759536
eISBN:
9781501759550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759536.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book illuminates the production and contestation of social, familial, and national order on a South Asian borderland. In the borderland that divides Kutch, a district in the western Indian state ... More

The Frontier EffectState Formation and Violence in Colombia

The Frontier Effect: State Formation and Violence in Colombia

Teo Ballvé

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747533
eISBN:
9781501747564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747533.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book challenges the notion that in Urabá, Colombia, the cause of the region's violent history and unruly contemporary condition is the absence of the state. Although the book takes this locally ... More

The Future ConditionalBuilding an English-Speaking Society in Northeast China

The Future Conditional: Building an English-Speaking Society in Northeast China

Eric S. Henry

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754906
eISBN:
9781501754920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754906.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book offers a nuanced discussion of the globalization of the English language and the widespread effects it has had on Shenyang, the capital and largest city of China's northeast Liaoning ... More

Galvanizing Nostalgia?Indigeneity and Sovereignty in Siberia

Galvanizing Nostalgia?: Indigeneity and Sovereignty in Siberia

Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501759772
eISBN:
9781501759796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759772.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book explores critical questions for the survival of Russia in its nominally federal form. Will Russia fall apart along the lines of its internal republics, as did the Soviet Union? Based on ... More

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