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Fertile DisorderSpirit Possession and Its Provocation of the Modern

Fertile Disorder: Spirit Possession and Its Provocation of the Modern

Kalpana Ram

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836306
eISBN:
9780824871307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836306.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book reflects on the way spirit possession unsettles some of the foundational assumptions of modernity. Drawing on spirit possession among women and the rich traditions of subaltern religion in ... More

Fighting for BreathLiving Morally and Dying of Cancer in a Chinese Village

Fighting for Breath: Living Morally and Dying of Cancer in a Chinese Village

Anna Lora-Wainwright

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836825
eISBN:
9780824871093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836825.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Numerous reports of “cancer villages” have appeared in the past decade in both Chinese and Western media, highlighting the downside of China's economic development. Less generally known is how people ... More

Forest of StruggleMoralities of Remembrance in Upland Cambodia

Forest of Struggle: Moralities of Remembrance in Upland Cambodia

Eve Monique Zucker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836115
eISBN:
9780824871079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836115.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In a village community in the highlands of Cambodia's Southwest, people struggle to rebuild their lives after nearly thirty years of civil war and genocide. Recovery is a tenuous process as villagers ... More

Gender and Globalization in Asia and the PacificMethod, Practice, Theory

Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific: Method, Practice, Theory

Kathy E. Ferguson and Monique Mironesco (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831592
eISBN:
9780824869311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831592.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

What is globalization? How is it gendered? How does it work in Asia and the Pacific? This book takes a fresh stock of globalization's complexities. It pursues critical feminist inquiry about women, ... More

Gender on the EdgeTransgender, Gay, and Other Pacific Islanders

Gender on the Edge: Transgender, Gay, and Other Pacific Islanders

Niko Besnier and Kalissa Alexeyeff (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838829
eISBN:
9780824869489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838829.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Transgender identities and other forms of gender and sexuality that transcend the normative pose important questions about society, culture, politics, and history. They force us to question, for ... More

Ghosts of the New CitySpirits, Urbanity, and the Ruins of Progress in Chiang Mai

Ghosts of the New City: Spirits, Urbanity, and the Ruins of Progress in Chiang Mai

Andrew Alan Johnson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839390
eISBN:
9780824868437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839390.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Chiang Mai (literally, “new city”) suffered badly in the 1997 Asian financial crisis as the Northern Thai real estate bubble collapsed along with the Thai baht, crushing dreams of a renaissance of ... More

Gods, Ghosts, and GangstersRitual Violence, Martial Arts, and Masculinity on the Margins of Chinese Society

Gods, Ghosts, and Gangsters: Ritual Violence, Martial Arts, and Masculinity on the Margins of Chinese Society

Avron Boretz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833770
eISBN:
9780824870539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833770.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Demon warrior puppets, sword-wielding Taoist priests, spirit mediums lacerating their bodies with spikes and blades—these are among the most dramatic images in Chinese religion. Usually linked to the ... More

Gossip and the Everyday Production of Politics

Gossip and the Everyday Production of Politics

Niko Besnier

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833381
eISBN:
9780824870676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833381.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Although gossip is disapproved of across the world’s societies, it is a prominent feature of sociality, whose role in the construction of society and culture cannot be overestimated. In particular, ... More

Greed and GrievanceEx-Militants' Perspectives on the Conflict in Solomon Islands, 1998-2003

Greed and Grievance: Ex-Militants' Perspectives on the Conflict in Solomon Islands, 1998-2003

Matthew G. Allen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838546
eISBN:
9780824871024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838546.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book offers important new perspectives on the violence and unrest that gripped Solomon Islands between late 1998 and mid-2003, a period known as the Ethnic Tension. Based on in-depth interviews ... More

Khmer Women on the MoveExploring Work and Life in Urban Cambodia

Khmer Women on the Move: Exploring Work and Life in Urban Cambodia

Annuska Derks

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831288
eISBN:
9780824869182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831288.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book offers a fascinating ethnography of young Cambodian women who move from the countryside to work in Cambodia's capital city, Phnom Penh. Female migration and urban employment are rising, ... More

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