Makes a case for the value—and ultimately impact—of seemingly mundane moments in college classrooms.
Presents Tantra from an ethnographic vantage point, through a series of case studies grounded in diverse settings across contemporary Asia.
Details the textual and performative history of the South Asian festival of Indra and its role in the development of classical Hinduism.
Explores how discussion of LGBTQ+ themes in a high-school literature course can foster ethical engagement among students.
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.
A psychological study, based on extensive interview data, of Jewish adults who take on a devout lifestyle.
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.
Uses two case studies to demonstrate how neoliberal reforms in India have de-democratized labor politics.
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.
Explores the social and political history of the Qu`ayti and Kathiri sultanates of Hadhramawt during their gradual incorporation into the British Empire.
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.
Examines the practices of life history, ethnographic fieldwork, and interpretation of women's narratives, ultimately asserting the importance of self-reflexivity for feminist methodology.
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 ...