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Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390114-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9011-4
Published: 24 September 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383932-027
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8393-2
Published: 01 November 2000
DOI: 10.1215/9780822381341-021
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8134-1
Published: 05 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374480-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7448-0
... This chapter examines the explanatory functions and lapses of the maternal mortality ratio, the most commonly used maternal health indicator. Unlike people, metrics can be tracked, graphed, compared across time and space, converted to dollars, inserted into equations, and statistically...
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373094-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7309-4
... This chapter is devoted to the conceptual history of “quadratic equation” in China between the first and the eleventh centuries. It argues that conceptual history must rely on a description of how practitioners worked with various elements in their mathematical activity—here mainly problems...
Book Chapter

By Hagar Kotef
Published: 09 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375753-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7575-3
... This chapter works with Reviel Netz’s Barbed Wire to show the different layers through which mobility and immobility are regulated, the relation of this regulation to violence, and the place of freedom in this equation. A short reflection of “safety” in New York streets opens the geo-political...
Published: 05 March 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7448-0
... This chapter examines the explanatory functions and lapses of the maternal mortality ratio, the most commonly used maternal health indicator. Unlike people, metrics can be tracked, graphed, compared across time and space, converted to dollars, inserted into equations, and statistically...
Published: 10 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373049-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7304-9
.... This function is frequently imbued with progressive tendencies, although the correlation between critique and left politics has also been hotly contested. Yet many commentators, including the practitioners of radical critique themselves, question whether critique can be equated to a politics at all...
Published: 16 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373711-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7371-1
... often shape one’s phenomenological experience of it. In this sense, both Delany’s novel and Butler’s oft-cited passage on drag in Gender Trouble suffer from similar forms of mischaracterization, which equate gender electivity and performativity with freedom from (gender) identity. ...
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By Eunjung Kim
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373513-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7351-3
...” simplistically equate sexual oppression with lack of a sexual outlet. ...
Published: 05 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373964-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7396-4
... This chapter analyzes food policing through the discourse of fūhyōhigai and its gendered mechanisms. Originally a concept to help food producers gain compensation for reduced sales due to the fear of contamination, the concept had a wider influence, often equating consumer worries with...
Published: 13 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375623-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7562-3
... of modern images and sounds for transpacific diasporic Chinese audiences. Film musicals in this era built upon prewar conventions and further cemented the equation between femininity and lyrical expression. They also developed in new directions, within the context of a vibrant, polyglot culture of...
Published: 25 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375401-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7540-1
... of the exoticizing “Korea Boom” in metropolitan Japan and continuing association of this work with “traditional” Korean culture. The exoticizing commodification of the Korea Boom and the equation of national authenticity with the traditional both partake of nostalgia. The former turns upon the...
Published: 12 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375074-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... This chapter builds from the etymology of algebra (meaning “bonesetter”), referring to the cancellation of like terms on opposite sides of the equation, to examine exhumations of mass graves and their role in counting the dead. Forensic anthropologists are disembedding bodies in order to count...
Published: 30 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375135-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7513-5
... Bringing Islam into our readings of European secularity requires scrutinizing the universalistic underpinnings of the secular and its equation with the European experience. The contemporary powers of the secular cannot be grasped only in monocivilizational realities. The postcolonial European...
Published: 17 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373230-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7323-0
... time, the African sign shifted meanings, from fundamental difference, to a being-apart, to the possibility of assimilation. Yet Pan-Africanism, Negritude, and anticolonial movements as well as anthropology and geography, the latter of which increasingly equated Blackness with Africanness, insisted on...
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373582-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7358-2
... level of intensity that requires focused attention. Analogously, quiet photography names a heuristic for attending to the lower range of intensities generated by images assumed to be mute. The choice to “listen to” rather than simply “look at” images is a conscious decision to challenge the equation of...
Published: 17 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7309-4
... cultural environments, where knowledge, practices, representations, epistemological values, institutions, and social configurations all influenced the final result. This chapter is devoted to the conceptual history of “quadratic equation” in China between the first and the eleventh centuries. It...
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-129
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... British-Bolivian anthropologist Alison Spedding, herself a coca grower, helps to elucidate its meaning in everyday life for Yungas residents. One of her fascinating findings is that the plant is symbolically equated with a woman, in the various phases of her life cycle. A new coca plant is known as wawa...
Book Chapter

By Diane M. Nelson
Published: 12 October 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7507-4
... This chapter builds from the etymology of algebra (meaning “bonesetter”), referring to the cancellation of like terms on opposite sides of the equation, to examine exhumations of mass graves and their role in counting the dead. Forensic anthropologists are disembedding bodies in order to...