Explores the rich diversity of narratives, rituals, and participants connected with one of the most important celebrations for Hindus in South Asia and in the diaspora.
The first in-depth study of the All World Gayatri Pariwar, a modern Indian religious movement.
An ethnography of Russian teacher education reforms as scripted performances of political theater.
Explores the contemporary nature and the diverse narratives, rituals, and performances of the Navarātri Festival.
Explores how religious travel in India is transforming religious identities and self-constructions.
The first comprehensive anthropological description of the Khmer Buddhism practiced by Cambodian refugees in the United States over the past four decades.
Analyzes interviews with students, teachers, and administrators to develop a new set of literacies essential for student success in the digital age.
Examines the intersections of “Latino,” “queer,” and “American,” to illustrate how the categories of class, race, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity are directly entangled with issues of citizenship and belonging.
Explores the question of student silence from students’ perspectives and challenges the conventional wisdom about silent students.
Uses new critical approaches to demonstrate deep affinities in these vastly different filmmakers’ philosophies on film, fantasy, and reality.
A different approach to contemporary ethnography, embracing the idea that alternative genres may be used to express cultural experience.
Uses case study narratives of marginalized adults in evaluating the move from welfare to work.
Looks at how teenagers in one small town use spaces and give value and meaning to specific places.
Through the sharing of one man's life and photographs, this ethnography of human existence covers religion, philosophy, literature, the environment, visual arts, music, drama, literary criticism, sociology, and the psychology of self.
Exploring the Hindu concepts of good and bad deaths, this rich ethnography follows pilgrims who choose to travel to the holy city of Kashi to die.
Helps people working with youth think in new ways about the relationships between work, love, and identity and how these interact within the socio-political processes of class, race, gender, and sexuality.
This book presents a model for analyzing and evaluating ethnographic arguments. It examines the relationship between the claims anthropologists make about human behavior and the data they use to warrant ...