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The Ethnography of Tantra
Presents Tantra from an ethnographic vantage point, through a series of case studies grounded in diverse settings across contemporary Asia.
The Festival of Indra
Details the textual and performative history of the South Asian festival of Indra and its role in the development of classical Hinduism.
Moving across Differences
Explores how discussion of LGBTQ+ themes in a high-school literature course can foster ethical engagement among students.
Nine Nights of Power
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 Science of Satyug
The first in-depth study of the All World Gayatri Pariwar, a modern Indian religious movement.
Teacher Education Reform as Political Theater
An ethnography of Russian teacher education reforms as scripted performances of political theater.
The Spiritual Transformation of Jews Who Become Orthodox
A psychological study, based on extensive interview data, of Jewish adults who take on a devout lifestyle.
Nine Nights of the Goddess
Explores the contemporary nature and the diverse narratives, rituals, and performances of the Navarātri Festival.
Religious Journeys in India
Explores how religious travel in India is transforming religious identities and self-constructions.
Cambodian Buddhism in the United States
The first comprehensive anthropological description of the Khmer Buddhism practiced by Cambodian refugees in the United States over the past four decades.
Uses two case studies to demonstrate how neoliberal reforms in India have de-democratized labor politics.
Time to Write, Second Edition
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.
Between Speaking and Silence
Explores the question of student silence from students’ perspectives and challenges the conventional wisdom about silent students.
Three Documentary Filmmakers
Uses new critical approaches to demonstrate deep affinities in these vastly different filmmakers’ philosophies on film, fantasy, and reality.
Landscapes of Betrayal, Landscapes of Joy
Looks at how teenagers in one small town use spaces and give value and meaning to specific places.
For the Time Being
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.
Dying the Good Death
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.
Where "Something Catches"
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 ...