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Series: Objects/Histories
Published: 25 November 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384168-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8416-8
Published: 06 April 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394693-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9469-3
Published: 09 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375654-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7565-4
... If ethnography is the writing of life in its varied worlds, what forms must it take in addressing itself to the escalating and varied forms of mass death? This chapter explores the death of form(s) as an analogue for writing about mass death. It revisits a vexed conjuncture between ethnography...
Published: 05 February 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374619-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7461-9
... Taking up the vexed and fraught relation between the local and the national, Cai examines in this chapter the ways in which the socialist national had to cope with and absorb local inflections and local strategies of narrative social existence. Rejecting any simple binary conflict between...
Published: 01 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374572-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7457-2
.... occupation of Iraq. As an examination of the vexed position of Iraqi translators working for the U.S. military shows, attempts to deploy American notions of translation in war have devolved instead into the circulation of what remains untranslatable and so inassimilable to U.S. imperialist projects. ...
Published: 16 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375845-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7584-5
... This chapter is an extended examination of another kind of boundary, this one between sex and money. The chapter discusses the vexed issue of disability and prostitution. The chapter asks what actually happens when a person with significant disabilities goes to a sex worker. How does...
Published: 01 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374572-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7457-2
.... occupation of Iraq. As an examination of the vexed position of Iraqi translators working for the U.S. military shows, attempts to deploy American notions of translation in war have devolved instead into the circulation of what remains untranslatable and so inassimilable to U.S. imperialist projects...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-012
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... s older brother published an airbrushed short account of him with a staggeringly persuasive 160- song appendage, initiating a century s worth of books exploring the murky and short life (1826 64) of a figure vexing to parse whose minstrel songs became folk songs became sentimental ballads and whose...
Series: Writing Matters!
Published: 01 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013075-017
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1307-5
... in the workshop Object Disturbance and Hip Check during the Soup Is On. First, pick something regarding your writing that you re stuck on: stuck on in the sense of mired, snagged, or vexed; possibly stuck on in the old- fashioned sense of crushed out. Attachments can feed im- mobility among other effects. Some...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 16 August 2019
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0552-0
... of Roberts Birds of Southern Africa, the editor notes that vernacular names are an eternal vexed question. The task of settling on a standard set for southern Africa was bedev illed. His observation stands for Tonga vocabulary in Zimbabwe. Many of the words here are from Mola. Agritex Department...
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009160-054
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0916-0
... recording is a form of fixing knowledge, how does one write what one doesn t know? How can our writ- ing play on the edge between knowing and not knowing, refusing to fix the unknown by writing it into existence? Exploring this playful and vexing ten- sion in ethnographic writing is my current preoccupation...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021384-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2138-4
... poor and powerless to control the market. This existential strug gle between being an actor and being acted upon would come to preoccupy me, not only as it played out in the politics of chieftaincy and in economic life, but as it found expression in the vexed rela- tionship between ethnographers...
Published: 18 October 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478004370-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0437-0
... to confound its elitism and hierarchy. When your body, 2 Introduction and your body of work, do not fit neatly into the categories provided, you become a problem, the young anthropologist noted. Who could blame her for thinking to go? I found myself vexed by Todd s reflections when I encountered them...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-088
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... interpreting specific examples of the music he was putatively tout- ing he didn t relate to recordings in that fashion, describing in Walser s Reader an ambivalent response to what was prob ably a Tina Turner concert. Musicking returned to a space Small found vexing but familiar: the sym- phony hall, where...
Book Chapter

By Laura Doyle
Published: 02 November 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012610-012
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1261-0
... as forms of dis- cipline, the dialectics of history show and indeed ensure that they are also leverage points, vexed but power ful points of entry. Teachers unions, affirmative action, family care policies, ethnic studies and gender studies programs: these mark the grounds of engagement...
Book Chapter

By Michael Jackson
Published: 23 April 2021
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2138-4
... and sibling rivalries, psychological complexes, knots, and double binds. I argue, moreover, that relations with ancestors always implicate, to some degree, relations with the natu ral environment, history, the gods, and material objects, and, like kinship, these relationships are vexed and subject...
Book Chapter

By Michael Jackson
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021384-041
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2138-4
... together and whether the sins of our fathers are ever redeemed in the lives of our sons; it raises vexed ethical and epistemological questions concerning the relationship between fact and fiction. Because Gil provided me with the skeleton of a story that I would flesh out in my imagination, I might...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-160
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... and Snoop s 1992 Nuthin but a G Thang, setting up without hugely exploring a new corporate order rising in the aftermath of the Rodney King verdict L.A. riots. The selling of hip- hop had a vexed relationship with the telling of hip- hop. Chang, a Bay Area alt- weekly and hip- hop press writer...
Series: Archives of empire ;
Published: 10 December 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385042-157
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8504-2
... and silent; the Haj had departed from among us. A little money is caught at as great gain in these lands long vexed by a criminal government: the hope of silver immediately brought me ve or six poorer persons, saying all with great By-Gods they would set their seals to a paper to carry me safely to Medáin...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... Foster s older brother published an airbrushed short account of him with a staggeringly persuasive 160- song appendage, initiating a century s worth of books exploring the murky and short life (1826 64) of a figure vexing to parse whose minstrel songs became folk songs became sentimental ballads...