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The Nature and Culture of RattanReflections on Vanishing Life in the Forests of Southeast Asia

The Nature and Culture of Rattan: Reflections on Vanishing Life in the Forests of Southeast Asia

Stephen F. Siebert

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835361
eISBN:
9780824871826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835361.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Rattan is the common name for a diverse group of climbing palms found throughout Old World tropical forests. For centuries people have used them for binding, basketry, house construction, food, and ... More

Nature's EmbraceJapan's Aging Urbanites and New Death Rites

Nature's Embrace: Japan's Aging Urbanites and New Death Rites

Satsuki Kawano

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833725
eISBN:
9780824870850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833725.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Based on extensive fieldwork, this book reveals the emerging pluralization of death rites in postindustrial Japan. Low birth rates and high numbers of people remaining permanently single have led to ... More

Negotiating Rural Land Ownership in Southwest ChinaState, Village, Family

Negotiating Rural Land Ownership in Southwest China: State, Village, Family

Yi Wu

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780824846770
eISBN:
9780824872168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846770.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Based on field data collected in Fuyuan County, Yunnan Province since 2002, this in-depth ethnography provides a comprehensive analysis of the formation, operation, and evolvement of the current ... More

On Creating a Usable CultureMargaret Mead and the Emergence of American Cosmopolitanism

On Creating a Usable Culture: Margaret Mead and the Emergence of American Cosmopolitanism

Maureen A. Molloy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831165
eISBN:
9780824869236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831165.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Margaret Mead's career took off in 1928 with the publication of Coming of Age in Samoa. Within ten years, she was the best-known academic in the United States, a role she enjoyed all of her life. ... More

Out to WorkMigration, Gender, and the Changing Lives of Rural Women in Contemporary China

Out to Work: Migration, Gender, and the Changing Lives of Rural Women in Contemporary China

Arianne M. Gaetano

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840990
eISBN:
9780824868192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840990.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book is a longitudinal and multifaceted ethnographic study of rural Chinese women who, as youth in the late 1990s and early 2000s, migrated from their rural hometowns to Beijing to take up jobs ... More

The Perfect Business? Anti-Trafficking and the Sex Trade along the Mekong

The Perfect Business? Anti-Trafficking and the Sex Trade along the Mekong

Sverre Molland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836108
eISBN:
9780824871505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836108.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

For those at the high end of the trafficking chain, the sex trade is an alluring and lucrative business: the supply of girls is constant, the costs of operations are low, and interference from law ... More

Performing GriefBridal Laments in Rural China

Performing Grief: Bridal Laments in Rural China

Anne E. McLaren

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832322
eISBN:
9780824869366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832322.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This is the first in-depth study of Chinese bridal laments, a ritual and performative art practiced by Chinese women in premodern times that gave them a rare opportunity to voice their grievances ... More

Potent LandscapesPlace and Mobility in Eastern Indonesia

Potent Landscapes: Place and Mobility in Eastern Indonesia

Catherine Allerton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836320
eISBN:
9780824869540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836320.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The Manggarai people of eastern Indonesia believe their land can talk, that its appetite demands sacrificial ritual, and that its energy can kill as well as nurture. They tell their children to avoid ... More

Refiguring Women, Colonialism, and Modernity in Burma

Refiguring Women, Colonialism, and Modernity in Burma

Chie Ikeya

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834616
eISBN:
9780824871741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834616.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book presents the first study of one of the most prevalent and critical topics of public discourse in colonial Burma: the women of the khit kala—“the women of the times”—who burst onto the ... More

Seeing Beauty, Sensing Race in Transnational Indonesia

Seeing Beauty, Sensing Race in Transnational Indonesia

L. Ayu Saraswati

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836641
eISBN:
9780824871161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836641.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In Indonesia, light skin color has been desirable throughout recorded history. This book explores Indonesia's changing beauty ideals and traces them to a number of influences: first to ninth-century ... More

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