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The Future of (Post)Socialism
The Future of (Post)Socialism (November 2018)
Eastern European Perspectives
John Frederick Bailyn - Editor
Dijana Jelaca - Editor
Danijela Lugaric - Editor

Explores the current and future trajectories of the paradigm of postsocialism.

If socialism did not end as abruptly as is sometimes perceived, what remnants of it linger today and will continue to linger? Moreover, if postsocialism is an umbrella term for the uncertain times of various transitions that followed in socialism’s wake, how might the “post” be rendered complicated by the notion that the unfinished b...(Read More)
 
 
Religious Journeys in India
Religious Journeys in India (September 2018)
Pilgrims, Tourists, and Travelers
Andrea Marion Pinkney - Editor
John Whalen-Bridge - Editor

Explores how religious travel in India is transforming religious identities and self-constructions.

In an increasingly global world where convenient modes of travel have opened the door to international and intraregional tourism and brought together people from different religious and ethnic communities, religious journeying in India has become the site of evolving and often paradoxical forms of self-construction. Through ethno...(Read More)
 
 
Nine Nights of the Goddess
Nine Nights of the Goddess (August 2018)
The Navaratri Festival in South Asia
Caleb Simmons - Editor
Moumita Sen - Editor
Hillary Rodrigues - Editor

Explores the contemporary nature and the diverse narratives, rituals, and performances of the Navarātri festival.

Nine Nights of the Goddess explores the festival of Navarātri—alternatively called Navarātra, Mahānavamī, Durgā Pūjā, Dasarā, and/or Dassain—which lasts for nine nights and ends with a celebration called Vijayadaśamī, or “the tenth (day) ...(Read More)
 
 
Cambodian Buddhism in the United States
Cambodian Buddhism in the United States (September 2017)
Carol A. Mortland - Author

The first comprehensive anthropological description of the Khmer Buddhism practiced by Cambodian refugees in the United States over the past four decades.

Cambodian Buddhism in the United States is the first comprehensive anthropological study of Khmer Buddhism as practiced by Khmer refugees in the United States. Based on research conducted at Khmer temples and sites throughout the country over a period of three and a ha...(Read More)
 
 
Undervalued Dissent
Undervalued Dissent (December 2016)
Informal Workers' Politics in India
Manjusha Nair - Author

Uses two case studies to demonstrate how neoliberal reforms in India have de-democratized labor politics.

Historically, the Indian state has not offered welfare and social rights to all of its citizens, yet a remarkable characteristic of its polity has been the ability of citizens to dissent in a democratic way. In Undervalued Dissent, Manjusha Nair argues that this democratic space has been vanishing slowly. Based on ext...(Read More)
 
 
Asian Muslim Women
Asian Muslim Women (October 2015)
Globalization and Local Realities
Huma Ahmed-Ghosh - Editor

Presents multifaceted aspects of Asian Muslim women’s lives and agencies.

This book resists the homogenization of Muslim women by detailing the diversity in their lives and by challenging the dominant paradigm of Arabized Islam as the sole interpreter of the faith. Though much has been written on the Middle East, there is a huge gap in research on Asia, which has two-thirds of the world’s Musl...(Read More)
 
 
It Hurts Down There
It Hurts Down There (September 2015)
The Bodily Imaginaries of Female Genital Pain
Christine Labuski - Author

Tracks the medical emergence and treatment of vulvar pain conditions in order to understand why so many US women are misinformed about their sexual bodies.

How does a woman describe a part of her body that much of society teaches her to never discuss? It Hurts Down There analyzes the largest known set of qualitative research data about vulvar pain conditions. It tells the story of one hundred women who s...(Read More)
 
 
Time to Write, Second Edition
Time to Write, Second Edition (March 2015)
The Influence of Time and Culture on Learning to Write
John Sylvester Lofty - Author

Analyzes interviews with students, teachers, and administrators to develop a new set of literacies essential for student success in the digital age.

“To read John’s work is to take on the role of a patient listener … A book, like a piece of music, is scored for time, and I feel Time to Write is scored adagio.… I believe that Time to Write can be read as a critique of [the]...(Read More)
 
 
Desbordes
Desbordes (November 2014)
Translating Racial, Ethnic, Sexual, and Gender Identities across the Americas
María-Amelia Viteri - Author
Salvador Vidal-Ortiz - Foreword by

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.

María-Amelia Viteri explores the multiple unfixed meanings that the term “Latino” takes on as this category is reappropriated and translated by LGBT &ld...(Read More)
 
 
Rethinking Autonomy
Rethinking Autonomy (January 2013)
A Critique of Principlism in Biomedical Ethics
John W. Traphagan - Author

Provides a critique of and alternative to the dominant paradigm used in biomedical ethics by exploring the Japanese concept of autonomy.

This groundbreaking book offers a critical examination of the concept of autonomy, one with major implications for biomedical ethics. Working from the perspectives of ethnography and medical anthropology, John W. Traphagan argues that the notion of autonomy as a foundational ...(Read More)
 
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