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Published: 03 April 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388005-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8800-5
Published: 01 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375791-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7579-1
..., historical temporality, intellectual history, critical theory, and postcolonial studies. It criticizes the methodological nationalism that underlies much scholarship about decolonization and the territorialism that underlies much scholarship on African and Caribbean colonial intellectuals and their forms...
Published: 05 February 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374619-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7461-9
... Focusing on the unique mobilization-reform structure both in political life and as represented in literature, this chapter examines the extent to which this structure became an underlying political and cultural topos in socialist China and how this topos was manifested in literature and through...
Published: 21 April 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7291-2
... The chapter reflects on how the book’s findings should change the goals of development, pushing researchers and practitioners to move beyond single-loop learning, focused on reforming projects, to double-loop learning, focused on questioning the underlying values, goals, and power structures...
Series: Theory Q
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374046-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7404-6
... This chapter examines an early story by Willa Cather and a late novel to see her ongoing struggle with and adaptation to a Wildean aesthetic in her work that underlies queer possibility, which she attaches in these texts (and others as well) to music, especially to classical forms of song...
Published: 24 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373292-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7329-2
... The afterword considers and furthers the parameters of the volume by rethinking its organization, and presenting an alternative path through the essays collected in the volume. Beginning with the significant tension between the intra- and transcultural underlying the volume’s stress on media...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374596-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7459-6
... interactions between villagers and tourists), intersubjective intentions (qua shared goals underlying joint activities), and incommensurable values (qua disparate evaluative standards grounding practical reasoning). It shows the discrepancy and overlap between the project’s portrayal of a standardized ecotour...
Published: 01 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375494-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7549-4
... This entry explores the acoustics of religion as both a conceptual and historical question. After a brief discussion of the sensory epistemology underlying the modern concept of religion, the entry turns to some of the central themes addressed by anthropologists, musicologists, and historians...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374596-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7459-6
... This chapter analyzes practices underlying the institution of replacement—namely, house building, civil-religious elections, vengeance, loans, illness cures, adultery, and namesakes. Such practices involve the substitution of one entity for another entity, insofar as these entities have shared...
Published: 05 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374022-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7402-2
... of Maoist rule; the institutional legacy of this Maoist regime, which continues to shape contemporary Chinese society in critical ways; and a spirit of resistance and critique consonant with the underlying principles of Marxist theory. The essay also includes capsule summaries of each of the chapters...
Published: 24 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373292-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7329-2
... technology and social change are thought together. At the same time, it tracks the role of media theory as an indicator of social change, demonstrating how the presuppositions underlying media theory have transformed from the economic boom time of the 1980s to recessionary, post-Fukushima Japan. Azuma...
Published: 13 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374213-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7421-3
... intact many of the assumptions about sexuality, biology, and difference underlying the naturalization of monogamy. It extends an analysis of the politics of science to these counternarratives by foregrounding a capacious understanding of science : one that includes claims about nature grounded...
Series: The Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures
Published: 03 June 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374220-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7422-0
... research. The anthropological approach problematizes understandings of personhood in relation to the focus on the individual that dominates economic and psychological reasoning. The chapter concludes that anthropology offers a necessary critique of modern ideology that underlies a major part of the social...
Published: 13 July 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375289-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7528-9
... feminists had politicized trafficking as “violence against women.” The main antitrafficking laws developed by the un, the eu, and the United States focus on anticrime and not addressing the underlying economic and social vulnerabilities that sustain trafficking. U.S. Trafficking Victims Protection...
Published: 15 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375463-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7546-3
... and stigmatized groups are differentially targeted as objects of surveillance and harassment in social media and video game culture. Yet policing and penalizing harrassers through legal means tends to work poorly and fails to address underlying issues and motivations for the behavior. This essay describes how...
Published: 10 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373056-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7305-6
... that underpin citizen-state relations—three modes of interrelationship that we see as underlying the competing responsibilities inherent in contemporary social life. Inspired by current examinations of neoliberal projects of responsibilization, but also looking beyond them, the framework of competing...
Book Chapter

By Attiya Ahmad
Series: Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies
Published: 03 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373223-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7322-3
... workers perceive themselves to be ideal transnational subjects, able to adjust to the temporariness and suspension that characterize their migration experiences, and also to have the underlying capacity to develop the skills necessary for the work they undertake in the Gulf. Being naram not only enables...
Series: Console-ing Passions
Published: 12 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373902-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7390-2
...” the Eurocentric presumptions that have tended to underlie much extant work in mainstream television studies. lifestyle television multiple modernities television studies ...
Book Chapter

By Natasha Myers
Series: Experimental Futures
Published: 07 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375630-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7563-0
.... This chapter is concerned with contexts when modelers deny or disavow their inventive use of machine analogies, that is, when they give the impression that they are merely unveiling the underlying machinery of life. It argues that just as these molecular machines can be naturalized as nature’s evolutionary...
Book Chapter

By Hagar Kotef
Series: Perverse Modernities: A Series Edited by Jack Halberstam and Lisa Lowe
Published: 09 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375753-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7575-3
.... This chapter maps the colonial, global, classed and gendered regimes that underlie this schism, as well as the subject-positions they constitute. movement confinement Mill globalization checkpoints ...