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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

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

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

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

Hearing Allah's CallPreaching and Performance in Indonesian Islam

Hearing Allah's Call: Preaching and Performance in Indonesian Islam

Julian Millie

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501713118
eISBN:
9781501709609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713118.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

For many Muslims throughout the world, oral preaching provides the most accessible and enjoyable medium for learning about Islam and its meanings for everyday life. This is true in Indonesia’s West ... More

HematologiesThe Political Life of Blood in India

Hematologies: The Political Life of Blood in India

Jacob Copeman and Dwaipayan Banerjee

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501745096
eISBN:
9781501745102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501745096.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book is an account of the political economy and cultural meaning of blood in contemporary India. It examines how the giving and receiving of blood has shaped social and political life. The book ... More

Improvisational IslamIndonesian Youth in a Time of Possibility

Improvisational Islam: Indonesian Youth in a Time of Possibility

Nur Amali Ibrahim

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501727856
eISBN:
9781501727870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501727856.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book examines novel ways of being Muslim, where religious dispositions are achieved through techniques that have little or no precedent in classical Islamic texts or concepts. At the center of ... More

India and the Patent WarsPharmaceuticals in the New Intellectual Property Regime

India and the Patent Wars: Pharmaceuticals in the New Intellectual Property Regime

Murphy Halliburton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713460
eISBN:
9781501713972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713460.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

India and the Patent Wars examines struggles over patents and access to medicine among pharmaceutical producers, activists and others under a new global intellectual property regime. India, one of ... More

International Intervention and the Problem of LegitimacyEncounters in Postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina

International Intervention and the Problem of Legitimacy: Encounters in Postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina

Andrew C. Gilbert

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750267
eISBN:
9781501750281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750267.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This book argues for an ethnographic analysis of international intervention as a series of encounters, focusing on the relations of difference and inequality, and the question of legitimacy that ... More

Intimacy across the FencelinesIntimacy across the Fencelines

Intimacy across the Fencelines: Intimacy across the Fencelines

Rebecca Forgash

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501750403
eISBN:
9781501750427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750403.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book examines intimacy in the form of sexual encounters, dating, marriage, and family that involve US service members and local residents. The book analyzes the stories of individual U.S. ... More

Land and LoyaltySecurity and the Development of Property Rights in Thailand

Land and Loyalty: Security and the Development of Property Rights in Thailand

Tomas Larsson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450815
eISBN:
9780801464089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450815.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Domestic and international development strategies often focus on private ownership as a crucial anchor for long-term investment; the security of property rights provides a foundation for capitalist ... More

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