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Published: 19 November 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377450-021
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7745-0
...The Problem of God Robert Moffat Robert Moffat (1795–1883) and his wife, Mary, left the Cape for South Africa’s in- terior in 1820, settling at Kuruman near the Vaal River among Setswana-­speaking peoples. He continued missionizing in South Africa for another fifty years. Moffat’s...
... THE POWER OF THE PEOPLE AND THE RULE OF LAW The Problem ofConstitutional Democracy in the Weimar Republic On August II, I9I9, for the first time in the history of the German nation, a constitution...
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396420-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9642-0
... the capital in search of food, work, medical care, or charity. Unfortunately, they joined a populace already buffeted by inflation, declining real wages, and underemployment. As a result, mendicity became a growing problem. The response of elite city dwellers to the swelling crowds of...
Published: 02 January 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383413-029
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8341-3
...questions for the weather The Age-Old Problem of Sentimental Verse I’ll tell you what the problem was. It started with Italian—words too musical for sentences without a heartfelt revelation or some destructive exclamation, a language made of many nations...
Published: 10 October 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384007-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8400-7
... Chapter Four ‘‘A DIABOLICAL CIRCLE FOR THE DIVELL TO DAUNCE IN FOUNDATIONAL WEDDINGS AND THE PROBLEM OF CIVIL MARRIAGE this little bride & groom are standing) in a kind of crown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . this candy crown with this candy...
Published: 25 June 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384557-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8455-7
...SEVEN can the symptom speak? hegemony and the problem of cultural representation spivak’s sublime subaltern Like Jameson, Spivak is confronted with a form of the postmodern sublime. The sublime object in this case, however, is not the vast unrepresentable space of global capitalism...
Published: 03 August 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394075-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9407-5
... π Sanda Mayzaw Lwin Romance with a Message W.E.B. Du Bois’s Dark Princess and the Problem of the Color Line hen W.E.B. Du Bois famously predicted, ‘‘The prob- Wlem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color-line he described it as ‘‘the relation of the darker to the...
Published: 01 October 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394525-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9452-5
... 2 Knowing the Problem by thE lAtE 1990s, river conditions in Nepal’s capital city had reached a new breaking point, amplified in prevalent news media ac- counts. On February 7, 2000, a Kathmandu Post headline...
Published: 26 August 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389347-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8934-7
... ‘‘Delicately Built’’ the ‘‘problem’’ of working women in pittsburgh G If city boosters and social reformers fought to represent Pittsburgh’s workers in diametrically opposed ways, those workers who made it into celebratory events and the most spectacular of...
Published: 31 March 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388722-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8872-2
... Part I The Stage and the Problem Chapter 1 Actors and Events When shall we start? Events are nominal constructs. Their referents are bundles of actions and decisions that analysts and commentators abstract from the flow of historical time. This abstraction is...
Published: 25 January 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387909-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8790-9
... 2 The Banality of the Negative gilles deleuze’s ethics of the problem ‘‘To be like myself, does this not simply mean to be like? I am like, but like whom? No doubt like him who, himself, is like me ‘‘But who are...
Published: 09 November 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388456-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8845-6
... CHAPTER 2 Resistance and the Problem of Ethnographic Refusal his essay traces the e√ects of what I call ethnographic Trefusal on a series of studies surrounding the subject of resistance.∞ I argue that many of the most...
Published: 08 October 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386179-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8617-9
... THE UNREAD LEGACY: AN INTRODUCTION TO TUPICOCHA’S KHIPU PROBLEM, AND ANTHROPOLOGY’S n1994, a fluke of ethnographic luck brought me face to face with the officers of ITupicocha village, Peru, as they draped themselves in skeins of knotted cords which constitute the most sacred of...
Published: 20 September 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386094-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8609-4
...4 THE PROBLEM OF SIMI-DIMI A blue bottle upended on a stick protects crops from the possible maljo of passersby. Photo by author. he problem of simi-dimi, what we might call mumbo-jumbo, Tor superstition, is nicely encapsulated in a cartoon from the local Trinidadian comic...
Published: 15 July 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385080-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8508-0
... 7 NEW BANDS AND NEW TENSIONS Jazz and the Labor Problem French bands like Ventura’s, Grégor’s, and others confronted the cultural dispute over jazz’s foreign origins by replacing a supposedly black Ameri- can jazz with what they believed to be a French or...
Published: 12 April 2000
DOI: 10.1215/9780822380658-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8065-8
... Part I Looking at Development and Evolution 1 Transmission and Construction: Levels and the Problem of Heredity The conventional view of evolution involves two mistaken ideas. One, the idea that traits are...
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822399506-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9950-6
...I .. What Makes Peasants Counterrevolutionary? The Problem of Partisanship in Mexico's Cristero Rebellion At some point in the summer of I926, the Michoacan community of San juan Parangaricutiro heard the alarming rumor that President Plutarco Elias Calles had ordered that all...
Published: 11 January 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394587-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9458-7
...PArt I Understanding Creativity ONE    TWO    THREE    FOUR    FIVE    SIX    SEVEN    EIGHT    NINE Creativity as a Problem of Modernity I devote chapters 1–3 to the theoretical explication of the meanings of cre- ativity before analyzing the actual renditions and discontents of the...
Published: 27 March 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392293-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9229-3
... 1 the birth of the uncontrollable colonial surplus A Prehistory of the Korean Problem One of the abiding insights made by Marx in Capital is that in the colonies of capitalist nation-states the illusions of the capitalist law of the...
Published: 12 March 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395638-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9563-8
... Three Case Studies in Difficulty 2 and the Problem of Affect A Blank: Aliza Shvarts, Untitled (2008) A friend, a deeply committed feminist scholar, asks me what I am working on. “Abortion,” I email her. “Yuck,” she writes back. She was kidding — but only partly. I...