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Published: 23 March 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394051-096
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9405-1
...A Place with No Room Ramya Chamalie Jirasinghe Snake bites leading to death occur more frequently in Sri Lanka on a per capita basis than in any other country in the world, with the exception of Burma. Yet the serpent is both feared and admired in Sri Lanka. The naga (serpent) is a...
Published: 03 September 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386049-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8604-9
... Chapter 5 in the operating room: on cows, greece, and the smoking fetus...
Published: 20 August 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385226-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8522-6
... 7 Making Room for Men: Configuring Men as Clients of Family Planning Clinics After having three children, my wife went on the Pill for her contraception because we could no longer a√ord an accident with...
Published: 20 May 2010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9135-7
...Prologue   A Missile in the Living Room The explosive RDX used in the Bombay blasts in 1993 had come to India on boats that had dropped their cargos on the Konkan coast. (Bombay was given the Marathi name Mumbai in 1996.) In that stretch of white sand fringed by coconut groves is a...
Published: 04 October 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388180-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8818-0
... 11 TATAMI ROOM IN CEDAR GROVE never felt more nostalgic for Japan than when I first visited Paris. It was IJanuary of 1989, between our third and fourth trips to Japan, and we were exhausted from the process of looking for new jobs, trying to weigh the pros and cons of one...
Published: 26 April 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386667-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8666-7
... MAKING ROOM TO SELL Location, Regulation, and the Properties of Urban Trade 2 The town crier, Benito de Camudio, made his way through the streets of Potosí at ten o’clock one April morning, calling out the latest message...
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389774-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8977-4
... 2 NOT IN MY LIVING ROOM TV SEX THAT WASN’T n 1969, one Dallas television station ran a public service announcement Iprodding parents to keep tabs on their children’s whereabouts. It asked, ‘‘Do you know where your boy...
Published: 11 October 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387220-020
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8722-0
... MAE G. HENDERSON JAMES BALDWIN’S GIOVANNI’S ROOM: EXPATRIATION, ‘‘RACIAL DRAG AND HOMOSEXUAL PANIC In James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room (1956), geographical expatriation com- bines with...
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387480-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8748-0
...Introduction: Wiggle Room doris sommer Culture is the area in which humanist values are created and established. . . . That is why we interpret it in the broadest possible way to include everything from cus- toms and traditions of distinct sectors that make up...
Published: 11 May 2001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8317-8
... Part IV: Living Room...
Published: 21 December 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390398-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9039-8
... Introduction The Egyptian Sculpture Room The image shown here, from 1825, is of the colossal bust of the Younger Memnon in the Egyptian Sculpture Room, part of the Townley Gallery in the original buildings of the British Museum.1 Raised on a...
Published: 07 May 1996
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382027-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8202-7
... Displacing Desire: Passing, Nostalgia, and Giovanni-s Room VALERIE ROHY " f merica is my country and Paris is my hometown," writes Ger- "L/V trude Stein in "An American in France" (61). Placing in question the very notion of place, this transatlantic crossing...
Published: 09 November 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386278-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8627-8
... ANNA MCCARTHY THE RHYTHMS OF THE RECEPTION AREA: CRISIS, CAPITALISM, AND THE WAITING ROOM TV For several years I took photographs of tv screens in public c settings, using a slow-shutter...
Published: 02 February 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372516-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7251-6
... 2  Living-­Room London A New Medium in an Old Country Two images of London as a tele­vi­sion city, one from approximately the beginning (1968) of the period discussed in this chapter and one from the end (2010), are emblematic of the transformations in both tele­vi­...
Published: 30 November 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394907-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9490-7
... four TECHNIQUES AND ETHICS IN THE OPERATING ROOM The surgery was a success, but the patient died. Sometimes wrong, but never in doubt. SURGICAL APHORISMS A surgeon I know describes what she does as ‘‘controlled violence These two words define surgery as the use of physical...
Book: Castaway
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396208-031
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9620-8
... from A Compendium of Travelers' Tales, Their Fantastic Encounters and Curious Sightings Man in a Room Darkly, darkly, lying darkly against the blue sheet, a man feels the walls of his room frame themselves around him...
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373865-102
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7386-5
Published: 06 May 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7444-2
Published: 04 August 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372707-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7270-7
... This chapter is set inside the operating room, where the act of facial feminization surgery is constituted by tensions between the abstract tools of gender theory and the visceral materiality of reconstructive surgery. Through interspersing detailed field notes of one patient’s operation within...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375067-060
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7506-7