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Person to Person
Person to Person (March 1996)
Fieldwork, Dialogue, and the Hermeneutic Method
Barry P. Michrina - Author
CherylAnne Richards - Author

Guides students through the step-by-step procedure of qualitative social research using the dialogical hermeneutic method of analysis.

The first undergraduate guide to qualitative ethnographic fieldwork, this book describes a step-by-step procedure called the dialogical hermeneutic method of analysis, including its philosophical basis, practical application, and ethical implications. The authors delineate the characte...(Read More)
 
 
The Two Milpas of Chan Kom
The Two Milpas of Chan Kom (March 1996)
Scenarios of a Maya Village Life
Alicia Re Cruz - Author

An ethnographic account of Chan Kom, a contemporary Maya community in Yucatan, Mexico that focuses on the social schism within the community resulting from an accelerated process of migration to Cancun, a major tourist center.

Chan Kom is a Maya community in the Yucatan peninsula that is currently undergoing a process of transformation due to increasing migration to Cancun, Mexico. The author demonstrates the significanc...(Read More)
 
 
Biocultural Dimensions of Chronic Pain
Biocultural Dimensions of Chronic Pain (November 1995)
Implications for Treatment of Multi-Ethnic Populations
Maryann S. Bates - Author

Based on qualitative and quantitative studies in the United States and Puerto Rico, this book demonstrates the significant effect of patients' and health care providers' ethnic and cultural backgrounds on chronic pain.
"What I like most about this book is that first it addresses an important issue: the role of ethnicity and culture in chronic pain.. Much of what Bates says also applies not only to chronic disease but virtually all types ...(Read More)
 
 
Violence and Mediation in Contemporary Culture
Violence and Mediation in Contemporary Culture (November 1995)
Ronald Bogue - Editor
Marcel Cornis-Pope - Editor

This collection of essays addresses two major issues of contemporary culture: the problem of violence in relation to notions of "difference" and power; and the role of mediation in making possible non-conflictive play of cultural differences.

Two major issues in contemporary culture are explored in this book: the problem of violence in relation to the much-debated notions of difference, representation, and power; and the...(Read More)
 
 
Demon Hordes and Burning Boats
Demon Hordes and Burning Boats (November 1995)
The Cult of Marshal Wen in Late Imperial Chekiang
Paul R. Katz - Author

Provides a lively description of how the cult of a popular plague-fighting deity named Marshal Wen arose and spread in late imperial China.

One of the few full-length regional studies of popular religion in late imperial China, this book presents the history of the cult of Marshal Wen, a plague-fighting deity whose cult flourished through Chekiang and its neighboring provinces. The author provides a lively account of t...(Read More)
 
 
Lukang
Lukang (October 1995)
Commerce and Community in a Chinese City
Donald R. DeGlopper - Author

An anthropological study of the social organization and local history in Lukang, a city in Taiwan.
"The book is written in a clean, clear style with a wit rare in anthropology. It is attractive as such classics as Ruth Benedict's Patterns of Culture and Raymond Firth's We, the Tikopia. It is important as one of the few (and certainly the very best) account of the social structure of the petty capitalists that were the motor...(Read More)
 
 
Organizing the South Bronx
Organizing the South Bronx (November 1994)
Jim Rooney - Author

"This book tells a fascinating story about the relationships between a viable network of organizations and the political leadership of New York City. It provides a real feel for the people, interests, and issues that were part of these debates." -- Joe R. Feagin, University of Florida

This is a story of heroic and articulate individuals who were able to defy overwhelming odds and build affordable housing in the South Bronx. It...(Read More)
 
 
The Play of the Self
The Play of the Self (September 1994)
Ronald Bogue - Editor
Mihai I. Spariosu - Editor

“The book covers extraordinary ground in literature, the arts, philosophy, and even the social sciences. The concern about the issue of self and the representations of self brings far-reaching ideas together in the most surprising and mutually illuminating ways. Poststructuralist and postmodernist critiques of self-identity have made the topic controversial and broadly relevant to all the fields represented. Extreme statements abound on both s...(Read More)
 
 
Ethnicity
Ethnicity (July 1994)
Source of Strength? Source of Conflict?
J. Milton Yinger - Author

"Yinger is one of the world's leading authorities on this subject; and this book provides a valuable distillation of his work and thought on this critical topic. I like most, as I have for years in Yinger's writing, his original thinking on both the macro- and micro-topics of the subject. This book is not a mere rehash of what is known in the field. It offers fresh, even sometimes contrasting, viewpoints to the accepted wisdom in the field."--T. F. ...(Read More)
 
 
Mythology and Folklore of the Hui, A Muslim Chinese People
Mythology and Folklore of the Hui, A Muslim Chinese People (July 1994)
Shujiang Li - Author
Karl W. Luckert - Author

"Not only does this amazing corpus contribute much to our understanding of the tremendous cultural and religious variety found within both Chinese and Islamic societies, but it challenges our conceptions and compartmentalizations of each."-- Dru C. Gladney, University of Southern California

"There is no comparable study of the Hui in a Western language. It will help break down the monolithic image we still have of Ch...(Read More)
 
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