Contemporary Ethnography

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  1. Knowing Dil Das
    Dil Das was a poor farmer—an untouchable—living near Mussoorie, a colonial hill station in the Himalayas. As a boy he became acquainted with a number of American missionary children attending a boarding school in town... Learn More
    Published: 7th October 1999
    Paperback | £21.99
  2. Looking West

    Looking West

    By John D. Dorst

    Series Contemporary Ethnography

    University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    In Looking West, John D. Dorst examines a largely neglected pattern of seeing that stands in contrast to the universally familiar iconography.... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 1999
    Paperback | £23.99
  3. Shelter Blues
    "Beautifully crafted, powerfully illustrated with conversation, theoretically important, and almost unique as an ethnography."—Arthur Kleinman, Harvard University... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 1997
    Paperback | £24.99
  4. Sensuous Scholarship

    Sensuous Scholarship

    By Paul Stoller

    Series Contemporary Ethnography

    University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    Among the Songhay of Mali and Niger, who consider the stomach the seat of personality, learning is understood not in terms of mental activity but in bodily terms. Songhay bards study history by "eating the words of the ancestors,"... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 1997
    Paperback | £21.99
  5. Fighting for Faith and Nation
    "A stunning presentation of narrative ethnography, achieving the remarkable feat of forcing the reader to enter into the world—and the world view—of those whom most of us would regard as terrorists."—Mark Juergensmeyer,... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 1996
    Paperback | £21.99
  6. Gender on the Market
    "Kapchan's splendid enthnographic study of women's performance genres in Beni Mellal, Morocco, is an outstanding contribution to gender studies and to the understanding of Middle Eastern society."—Choice... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 1996
    Paperback | £22.99
  7. The Heartland Chronicles

    The Heartland Chronicles

    By Douglas E. Foley

    Series Contemporary Ethnography

    University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    A complex portrayal of the double structuring of the perceptions people have on opposite sides of a cultural border. Like most Native Americans, the Mesquakis have survived numerous popular and academic misrepresentations of their... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 1995
    Paperback | £17.99
  8. Occasions of Faith
    Devotional "occasions" or experiences by Irish Catholics form the crux of this powerful, first book-length anthropological study of Irish Catholicism.Rich in ethnographical material, wide-ranging archival sources, insightful cultural... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 1995
    Paperback | £23.99
  9. Body and Emotion
    Body and Emotion is a study of the relationship between culture and emotional distress, an examination of the cultural forces that influence, make sense of, and heal severe pain and malaise. In order to investigate this relationship,... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 1992
    Paperback | £26.99
  10. Body, Movement, and Culture
    In Body, Movement, and Culture, Sally Ann Ness provides an original interpretive account of three forms of sinulog dancing practiced in Cebu City in the Philippines: a healing ritual, a dance drama, and a "cultural" exhibition... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 1992
    Paperback | £21.99
  11. Experiencing Ritual
    Experiencing Ritual is Edith Turner's account of how she sighted a spirit form while participating in the Ihamba ritual of the Ndembu. Through her analysis, she presents a view not common in anthropological writings—the... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 1992
    Paperback | £22.99
  12. Enterprising Women
    A study of the worldwide community of fans of Star Trek and other genre television series who create and distribute fiction and art based on their favorite series. This community includes people from all walks of life—housewives,... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 1991
    Paperback | £24.99
  13. The Taste of Blood
    "The Taste of Blood brilliantly explores both Condomble and the representations of ethnographic research."—Folklore Forum... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 1991
    Paperback | £20.99
  14. Patterns of American Culture
    Dan Rose draws on the fact and metaphor of colonization to demonstrate that the central motive in the contemporary United States has been—and continues to be—the corporate form, the purpose of which is to create new... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 1990
    Paperback | £16.99
  15. The Taste of Ethnographic Things
    Anthropologists who have lost their senses write ethnographies that are often disconnected from the worlds they seek to portray. For most anthropologists, Stoller contends, tasteless theories are more important than the savory... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 1989
    Paperback | £20.99
  16. Storytellers, Saints, and Scoundrels
    Supplements eight folk narratives with discussion of audience participation and response as well as relevant Hindu themes.... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 1989
    Paperback | £22.99
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