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Prototype NationChina and the Contested Promise of Innovation

Prototype Nation: China and the Contested Promise of Innovation

Silvia M. Lindtner

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691207674
eISBN:
9780691204956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691207674.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

How did China's mass manufacturing and “copycat” production become transformed, in the global tech imagination, from something holding the nation back to one of its key assets? This book offers a ... More

Chimpanzee Culture WarsRethinking Human Nature alongside Japanese, European, and American Cultural Primatologists

Chimpanzee Culture Wars: Rethinking Human Nature alongside Japanese, European, and American Cultural Primatologists

Nicolas Langlitz

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691204284
eISBN:
9780691204260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691204284.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In the 1950s, Japanese zoologists took note when a number of macaques invented and passed on new food-washing behaviors within their troop. The discovery opened the door to a startling question: ... More

An Internet for the PeopleThe Politics and Promise of craigslist

An Internet for the People: The Politics and Promise of craigslist

Jessa Lingel

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691188904
eISBN:
9780691199887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691188904.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Begun by Craig Newmark as an e-mail to some friends about cool events happening around San Francisco, craigslist is now the leading classifieds service on the planet. It is also a throwback to the ... More

HydropoliticsThe Itaipu Dam, Sovereignty, and the Engineering of Modern South America

Hydropolitics: The Itaipu Dam, Sovereignty, and the Engineering of Modern South America

Christine Folch

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691186603
eISBN:
9780691197524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691186603.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book is a ground-breaking investigation of the world's largest power plant and the ways the energy we use shapes politics and economics. Itaipu Binational Hydroelectric Dam straddles the Paraná ... More

Martyrs and TrickstersAn Ethnography of the Egyptian Revolution

Martyrs and Tricksters: An Ethnography of the Egyptian Revolution

Walter Armbrust

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691162645
eISBN:
9780691197517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162645.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The Egyptian Revolution of 2011 began with immense hope, but was defeated in two and a half years, ushering in the most brutal and corrupt regime in modern Egyptian history. How was the passage from ... More

Biomedical OdysseysFetal Cell Experiments from Cyberspace to China

Biomedical Odysseys: Fetal Cell Experiments from Cyberspace to China

Priscilla Song

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174778
eISBN:
9781400885282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174778.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Thousands of people from more than eighty countries have traveled to China since 2001 to undergo fetal cell transplantation. Galvanized by the potential of stem and fetal cells to regenerate damaged ... More

Disruptive FixationSchool Reform and the Pitfalls of Techno-Idealism

Disruptive Fixation: School Reform and the Pitfalls of Techno-Idealism

Christo Sims

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691163987
eISBN:
9781400885299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163987.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In New York City in 2009, a new kind of public school opened its doors to its inaugural class of middle schoolers. Conceived by a team of game designers and progressive educational reformers and ... More

Everyday Sectarianism in Urban LebanonInfrastructures, Public Services, and Power

Everyday Sectarianism in Urban Lebanon: Infrastructures, Public Services, and Power

Joanne Randa Nucho

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168968
eISBN:
9781400883004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168968.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

What causes violent conflicts around the Middle East? All too often, the answer is sectarianism—popularly viewed as a timeless and intractable force that leads religious groups to conflict. This book ... More

Democracy's InfrastructureTechno-Politics and Protest after Apartheid

Democracy's Infrastructure: Techno-Politics and Protest after Apartheid

Antina von Schnitzler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170770
eISBN:
9781400882991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170770.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

In the past decade, South Africa's “miracle transition” has been interrupted by waves of protests in relation to basic services such as water and electricity. Less visibly, the postapartheid period ... More

For Love of the ProphetAn Ethnography of Sudan's Islamic State

For Love of the Prophet: An Ethnography of Sudan's Islamic State

Noah Salomon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691165158
eISBN:
9781400884292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165158.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

For some, the idea of an Islamic state serves to fulfill aspirations for cultural sovereignty and new forms of ethical political practice. For others, it violates the proper domains of both religion ... More

The Management of HateNation, Affect, and the Governance of Right-Wing Extremism in Germany

The Management of Hate: Nation, Affect, and the Governance of Right-Wing Extremism in Germany

Nitzan Shoshan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691171951
eISBN:
9781400883653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171951.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Since German reunification in 1990, there has been widespread concern about marginalized young people who, faced with bleak prospects for their future, have embraced increasingly violent forms of ... More

Creativity ClassArt School and Culture Work in Postsocialist China

Creativity Class: Art School and Culture Work in Postsocialist China

Lily Chumley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691164977
eISBN:
9781400881321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164977.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The last three decades have seen a massive expansion of China's visual culture industries, from architecture and graphic design to fine art and fashion. New ideologies of creativity and creative ... More

Making a Good LifeAn Ethnography of Nature, Ethics, and Reproduction

Making a Good Life: An Ethnography of Nature, Ethics, and Reproduction

Katharine Dow

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691167480
eISBN:
9781400881062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167480.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book takes a timely look at the ideas and values that inform how people think about reproduction and assisted reproductive technologies. In an era of heightened scrutiny about parenting and ... More

On British IslamReligion, Law, and Everyday Practice in Shari'a Councils

On British Islam: Religion, Law, and Everyday Practice in Shari'a Councils

John R. Bowen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691158549
eISBN:
9781400881055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158549.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This book examines the history and everyday workings of Islamic institutions in Britain, with a focus on shariʻa councils. These councils concern themselves with religious matters, especially ... More

Sounding the Limits of LifeEssays in the Anthropology of Biology and Beyond

Sounding the Limits of Life: Essays in the Anthropology of Biology and Beyond

Stefan Helmreich

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164809
eISBN:
9781400873869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164809.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

What is life? What is water? What is sound? This book investigates how contemporary scientists—biologists, oceanographers, and audio engineers—are redefining these crucial concepts. Life, water, and ... 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

Of Sand or SoilGenealogy and Tribal Belonging in Saudi Arabia

Of Sand or Soil: Genealogy and Tribal Belonging in Saudi Arabia

Nadav Samin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164441
eISBN:
9781400873852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164441.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Why do tribal genealogies matter in modern-day Saudi Arabia? What compels the strivers and climbers of the new Saudi Arabia to want to prove their authentic descent from one or another prestigious ... 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

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

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

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