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The Challenge of Facework
The Challenge of Facework (May 1994)
Cross-Cultural and Interpersonal Issues
Stella Ting-Toomey - Editor

This book addresses the cross-cultural variations in the conceptions of face and facework from a multidisciplinary communication perspective. Facework represents one of the most important theoretical concepts available to us in contemporary communication literature as it encompasses a dynamic network of cross-cultural, social cognitive, affective, interpersonal, interactional, and identity issues. The book serves a dual purpose: to raise issues a...(Read More)
 
 
Little Big Men
Little Big Men (September 1993)
Bodybuilding Subculture and Gender Construction
Alan M. Klein - Author

Little Big Men is a study of competitive bodybuilders on the West Coast that examines the subculture from the perspective of bodybuilders' everyday activities. It offers fascinating descriptions and insightful analogies of an important and understudied subculture that has risen to widespread popularity in today's mass culture.

Alan Klein conducted his field study of bodybuilding in some of the world's best-known gyms. In studying the...(Read More)
 
 
Metaphors of Identity
Metaphors of Identity (September 1993)
A Culture-Communication Dialogue
Thomas K. Fitzgerald - Author


Placing identity within its cultural context, Fitzgerald offers ethnographic case material to examine the meaning and changing metaphors of ethnicity, male and female identity, and aging and identity. He opens up an exciting multidisciplinary dialogue for improving interpersonal and cross-cultural communication. The book provides a clear synthesis of the interrelated meanings of culture, identity, and communication, examining ...(Read More)
 
 
The Political Dimensions of Religion
The Political Dimensions of Religion (August 1993)
Saïd Amir Arjomand - Editor

"The only other book that deals with Jewish, Christian, and Muslim fundamentalism is the book by Bruce Lawrence. It does not have the range of Arjomand's book." -- Hamid Algar, University of California, Berkeley

"In this book, Said Amir Arjomand has brought together a number of brilliant essays, each addressing a particular aspect of that beguiling force of attraction that relentlessly keeps religion and politics in close proximity--i...(Read More)
 
 
New Horizons in Sephardic Studies
New Horizons in Sephardic Studies (July 1993)
Yedida K. Stillman - Editor
George K. Zucker - Editor

This book contains the most recent research in the intrinsically interdisciplinary field of Sephardic Studies. It provides new insights into Sephardic history, culture, folklore, languages, music, and literature from both new and established international scholars.

"New Horizons in Sephardic Studies reflects the breadth, diversity, and interdisciplinary character of Sephardic Studies. New material is presented in an accessible manner...(Read More)
 
 
One Blood
One Blood (July 1993)
The Jamaican Body
Elisa Janine Sobo - Author

One Blood offers a wealth of ethnographic material, skillfully using traditional Jamaican images and expressions to present a coherent and systematic depiction of the Jamaican body, of how it works and of how health is maintained. Sobo explains some of the more complex issues of medical anthropology in a clear and accessible fashion and shows how gender and kinship tensions are expressed through culturally constructed syndromes. The book ex...(Read More)
 
 
Symbols, Conflict, and Identity
Symbols, Conflict, and Identity (July 1993)
Essays in Political Anthropology
Zdzislaw Mach - Author

This book investigates cultural and social identity in contemporary complex societies, focusing especially on Eastern Europe. Mach explains the role of symbols and symbolic forms in he relations between groups and the protection and development of their identities, especially ethnic identity. He places his study within the context of social order and the structure of power, using case studies which deal especially with the significance of politics...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of Public Memory
The Politics of Public Memory (July 1993)
Tourism, History, and Ethnicity in Monterey, California
Martha K. Norkunas - Author

This book examines American public culture and the means by which communities in the U.S. reconstruct the past and reinterpret the present in the development of tourism. Norkunas shows how public culture is not confined to just museums or monuments, but can be constructed on many different levels and in different settings, such as community ethnicity, natural setting (environment), literary landscape, and history. In her case study of Monterey, th...(Read More)
 
 
The Nature of Shamanism
The Nature of Shamanism (May 1993)
Substance and Function of a Religious Metaphor
Michael Ripinsky-Naxon - Author

"This book is provocative! It is a 'thinking book;' the reader cannot remain passive. It makes one realize that truths are constantly being rediscovered in all cultures throughout all time--how we create culture and how culture in turn creates us--the circle of truths, ancient and modern. I was sometimes awestruck by the comprehension of the author. A profound and powerful work, I enjoyed it to the last sentence." -- Lana Clark
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Tattoo, Torture, Mutilation, and Adornment
Tattoo, Torture, Mutilation, and Adornment (September 1992)
The Denaturalization of the Body in Culture and Text
Frances E. Mascia-Lees - Editor
Patricia Sharpe - Editor

Analyzes the power of culture to encode its messages on the human form.

This exciting book engages the most current debates about the representation of the human body, particularly the female body, in various media such as literature, film, and popular magazines. Thoroughly conversant with the latest in feminist criticism, gender theory, and the predicaments of postmodern culture, the authors explore various narrative...(Read More)
 
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