Provides a theoretical and practical guide to community-engaged scholarship with Indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada.
Historical and theoretical discussions that describe and reflect on personal objects from a variety of perspectives.
Offers a strong critique of traditional anthropological studies from an Indigenous and postcolonial perspective.
The first book to offer a detailed framework, a fine-grained history, and an analytically nuanced understanding of one of the rarest branches of Hindu worship.
Investigates the professional practices of astrologers in urban India and their popularity among the educated middle and upper classes.
Essays in the field of comparative world religions and corresponding axial civilizations.
Archaeologists, anthropologists, and classicists discuss how urbanization first emerged in strikingly different sociopolitical contexts in North America, Europe, and the Near East.
Explores the current and future trajectories of the paradigm of postsocialism.
Assesses the range and magnitude of Robert Gardner’s achievements as a filmmaker, photographer, writer, educator, and champion of independent cinema.
Looks at southern Chinese martial arts traditions and how they have become important to local identity and narratives of resistance.
Examines the lives of recent Russian-Jewish immigrants in Germany.
David N. Keightley’s seminal essays on the origins of Chinese society are brought together in one volume.
Traces the historical dimensions of Native North American drama using a critical perspective.
Interdisciplinary celebration of the cultural contributions of members of the African Diaspora in the Western hemisphere.
New edition of Aihwa Ong’s classic ethnographic study of Malay women factory workers.
Looks at perceptions of the miraculous in a variety of contemporary South Asian religious traditions-Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity.
The story of a 17th century Mohawk woman's interaction with her land, the Jesuits, and the religion they brought.
An interdisciplinary look at the dramatic changes in the contemporary Japanese family, including both empirical data and analyses of popular culture.
Anthropological case studies of the interplay of space, culture, and power in Iberia since 1850.
How perceptions of land and space influence social and aesthetic conditions in the Tamil region of India.
A surprising look at how the Internet does, and does not, affect public discourse and social practice in the Middle East and Kuwait in particular.
Interrogates the comfortable and stable contours of "home," asking what it means to women in different social, class, sexual, ethnic, and racial contexts in different times and places.
A comparative analysis of the social and cultural dimensions of nationalism in the Middle East.
Interviews with women in cross-cultural marriages, offering a unique insight into Japanese life.
Uncovers the methodological principles that govern interpretive change.
Examines American and Middle Eastern texts in studies of Orientalism and Occidentalism, and argues for a new approach to cultural studies that incorporates a wider variety of materials.
Guides students through the step-by-step procedure of qualitative social research using the dialogical hermeneutic method of analysis.
This book addresses the cross-cultural variations in the conceptions of face and facework from a multidisciplinary communication perspective. Facework represents one of the most important theoretical ...
Placing identity within its cultural context, Fitzgerald offers ethnographic case material to examine the meaning and changing metaphors of ethnicity, male and female identity, and aging and identity. ...
This book investigates cultural and social identity in contemporary complex societies, focusing especially on Eastern Europe. Mach explains the role of symbols and symbolic forms in he relations between ...
Designed as a reader for courses, this anthology presents an array of theories and interpretations in the field of modern cultural anthropology. It provides a deeper understanding of the major theoretical ...