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The Alzheimer ConundrumEntanglements of Dementia and Aging

The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging

Margaret Lock

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149783
eISBN:
9781400848461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149783.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Due to rapidly aging populations, the number of people worldwide experiencing dementia is increasing, and the projections are grim. Despite billions of dollars invested in medical research, no ... More

Being German, Becoming MuslimRace, Religion, and Conversion in the New Europe

Being German, Becoming Muslim: Race, Religion, and Conversion in the New Europe

Esra Özyürek

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162782
eISBN:
9781400852710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162782.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Every year more and more Europeans, including Germans, are embracing Islam. It is estimated that there are now up to 100,000 German converts—a number similar to that in France and the United Kingdom. ... More

Dead RingersHow Outsourcing Is Changing the Way Indians Understand Themselves

Dead Ringers: How Outsourcing Is Changing the Way Indians Understand Themselves

Shehzad Nadeem

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147871
eISBN:
9781400836697
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147871.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In the Indian outsourcing industry, employees are expected to be “dead ringers” for the more expensive American workers they have replaced—complete with Westernized names, accents, habits, and ... More

The Enculturated GeneSickle Cell Health Politics and Biological Difference in West Africa

The Enculturated Gene: Sickle Cell Health Politics and Biological Difference in West Africa

Duana Fullwiley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691123165
eISBN:
9781400840410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691123165.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In the 1980s, a research team led by Parisian scientists identified several unique DNA sequences, or haplotypes, linked to sickle cell anemia in African populations. After casual observations of how ... More

Ethical LifeIts Natural and Social Histories

Ethical Life: Its Natural and Social Histories

Webb Keane

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691167732
eISBN:
9781400873593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167732.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The human propensity to take an ethical stance toward oneself and others is found in every known society, yet we also know that values taken for granted in one society can contradict those in ... More

Leisurely IslamNegotiating Geography and Morality in Shi'ite South Beirut

Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi'ite South Beirut

Lara Deeb and Mona Harb

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153650
eISBN:
9781400848560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153650.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

South Beirut has recently become a vibrant leisure destination with a plethora of cafés and restaurants that cater to the young, fashionable, and pious. What effects have these establishments had on ... More

Life ExposedBiological Citizens after Chernobyl

Life Exposed: Biological Citizens after Chernobyl

Adriana Petryna

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151663
eISBN:
9781400845095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151663.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

On April 26, 1986, Unit Four of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor exploded in then Soviet Ukraine. More than 3.5 million people in Ukraine alone, not to mention many citizens of surrounding countries, ... More

Local Histories/Global DesignsColoniality, Subaltern Knowledges, and Border Thinking

Local Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges, and Border Thinking

Walter D. Mignolo

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156095
eISBN:
9781400845064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156095.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book is an extended argument about the “coloniality” of power. In a shrinking world where sharp dichotomies, such as East/West and developing/developed, blur and shift, this book points to the ... More

Melancholia of FreedomSocial Life in an Indian Township in South Africa

Melancholia of Freedom: Social Life in an Indian Township in South Africa

Thomas Blom Hansen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152950
eISBN:
9781400842612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152950.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The end of apartheid in 1994 signaled a moment of freedom and a promise of a nonracial future. With this promise came an injunction: define yourself as you truly are, as an individual, and as a ... More

The Modern Spirit of AsiaThe Spiritual and the Secular in China and India

The Modern Spirit of Asia: The Spiritual and the Secular in China and India

Peter van der Veer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128146
eISBN:
9781400848553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128146.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book challenges the notion that modernity in China and India are derivative imitations of the West, arguing that these societies have transformed their ancient traditions in unique and ... More

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