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Environmentalism, Ethical Trade, and Commodification Technologies of Value and the Forest Stewardship Council in Chile

Environmentalism, Ethical Trade, and Commodification: Technologies of Value and the Forest Stewardship Council in Chile

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By Adam Henne
December 18, 2017

This book explores the global connections between Chilean landscapes and Northern consumers embodied by the Forest Stewardship Council logo, the green seal of approval for certified sustainably-produced "good wood." How do we decide what makes good forestry? What knowledges and values are expressed...

Ethnographies in Pan Pacific Research Tensions and Positionings

Ethnographies in Pan Pacific Research: Tensions and Positionings

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Edited By Robert E. Rinehart, elke emerald, Rangi Matamua
December 18, 2017

The book is about exciting ethnographic happenings in the vibrant and growing global interface which includes Australia, New Zealand, and some of the Asian geographical regions, as well as - more broadly - the global South. It explores ethnographic writing as culture(s) (re)produced, ...

HIV/AIDS and the Social Consequences of Untamed Biomedicine Anthropological Complicities

HIV/AIDS and the Social Consequences of Untamed Biomedicine: Anthropological Complicities

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By Graham Fordham
December 18, 2017

Drawing on the case of HIV/AIDS in Thailand, this book examines how anthropological and other interpretative social science research has been utilized in modeling the AIDS epidemic, and in the design and implementation of interventions. It argues that much social science research has been complicit...

Magical Consciousness An Anthropological and Neurobiological Approach

Magical Consciousness: An Anthropological and Neurobiological Approach

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By Susan Greenwood, Erik D. Goodwyn
December 18, 2017

How does a mind think magically? The research documented in this book is one answer that allows the disciplines of anthropology and neurobiology to come together to reveal a largely hidden dynamic of magic. Magic gets to the very heart of some theoretical and methodological difficulties encountered...

Negotiating Territoriality Spatial Dialogues Between State and Tradition

Negotiating Territoriality: Spatial Dialogues Between State and Tradition

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Edited By Allan Charles Dawson, Laura Zanotti, Ismael Vaccaro
December 18, 2017

This edited collection disrupts dominant narratives about space, states, and borders, bringing comparative ethnographic and geographic scholarship in conversation with one another to illuminate the varied ways in which space becomes socialized via political, economic, and cognitive appropriation. ...

Student Mobility and Narrative in Europe The New Strangers

Student Mobility and Narrative in Europe: The New Strangers

1st Edition

By Elizabeth Murphy-Lejeune
December 18, 2017

Bringing together case studies and theory, this book is the first in-depth qualitative study of student migration within Europe. Drawing on the theory of 'the stranger' as a sociological type, the author suggests that the travelling European students can be seen as a new migratory elite. The book ...

The Anthropology of Postindustrialism Ethnographies of Disconnection

The Anthropology of Postindustrialism: Ethnographies of Disconnection

1st Edition

Edited By Ismael Vaccaro, Krista Harper, Seth Murray
December 18, 2017

This volume explores how mechanisms of postindustrial capitalism affect places and people in peripheral regions and de-industrializing cities. While studies of globalization tend to emphasize localities newly connected to global systems, this collection, in contrast, analyzes the ...

An Ethnography of Global Environmentalism Becoming Friends of the Earth

An Ethnography of Global Environmentalism: Becoming Friends of the Earth

1st Edition

By Caroline Gatt
October 31, 2017

Based on nine years of research, this is the first book to offer an in-depth ethnographic study of a transnational environmentalist federation and of activists themselves. The book presents an account of the daily life and the ethical strivings of environmental activist members of Friends of the ...

Critical Times in Greece Anthropological Engagements with the Crisis

Critical Times in Greece: Anthropological Engagements with the Crisis

1st Edition

Edited By Dimitris Dalakoglou, Georgios Agelopoulos
October 30, 2017

This volume brings together new anthropological research on the Greek crisis. With a number of contributions from academics based in Greece, the book addresses a number of key issues such as the refugee crisis, far-right extremism and the psychological impact of increased poverty and unemployment. ...

Counterfeit Itineraries in the Global South The human consequences of piracy in China and Brazil

Counterfeit Itineraries in the Global South: The human consequences of piracy in China and Brazil

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By Rosana Pinheiro-Machado
August 24, 2017

At the end of the 1970s, Chinese merchandise moved to Brazil via Paraguay, forming an on-the-margins-of-the-law trade chain involving the production, distribution, and consumption of cheap goods. Economic changes in the twenty-first century, including the enforcement of intellectual property rights...

Culture as a System How We Know the Meaning and Significance of What We Do and Say

Culture as a System: How We Know the Meaning and Significance of What We Do and Say

1st Edition

By David B. Kronenfeld
August 17, 2017

A particular culture is associated with a particular community, and thus has a social dimension. But how does culture operate and how is it to be defined? Is it to be taken as the behavioral repertoire of members of that community, as the products of their behavior, or as the shared mental content ...

Distortion Social Processes Beyond the Structured and Systemic

Distortion: Social Processes Beyond the Structured and Systemic

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Edited By Nigel Rapport
August 16, 2017

Distortion occurs between the intentions of actions and their outcomes. It can also occur between thoughts and actions; between words and how they are interpreted; between a statement of law and its enactment; between a vision and its artistic representation; and between a cultural tradition or ...

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