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Searching Eyes: Privacy, The State, And Disease Surveillance In America - , Ronald Bayer

This is the first history of public health surveillance in the United States to span more than a century of conflict and controversy. The practice of reporting the names of those with disease to health authorities inevitably poses questions about ......

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Counting The Dead: The Culture And Politics Of Human Rights Activism In Colombia - Winifred Tate

At a time when a global consensus on human rights standards seems to be emerging, this rich study steps back to explore how the idea of human rights is actually employed by activists and human rights professionals. Winifred Tate, an anthropologist......

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Violence In The City Of Women: Police And Batterers In Bahia, Brazil - Sarah Hautzinger

Brazil's innovative all-female police stations, installed as part of the return to civilian rule in the 1980s, mark the country's first effort to police domestic violence against women. Sarah J. Hautzinger's vividly detailed, accessibly written st......

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To Save Her Life: Disappearance, Deliverance, And The United States In Guatemala - Dan Saxon

Part human rights drama, part political thriller, part love story, this riveting narrative chronicles the disappearance of one woman as it tells the larger story of the past fifty years of violence and struggle for social justice and democracy, an......

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Postcolonial Disorders

The essays in this volume reflect on the nature of subjectivity in the diverse places where anthropologists work at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Contributors explore everyday modes of social and psychological experience, the constitu......

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Fundamentals Of The Stem Cell Debate: The Scientific, Religious, Ethical, And Political Issues

Few recent advances in science have generated as much excitement and controversy as human embryonic stem cells. The potential of these cells to replace diseased or damaged cells in virtually every tissue of the body heralds the advent of an extrao......

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Surrogate Motherhood And The Politics Of Reproduction - Susan Markens

Susan Markens takes on one of the hottest issues on the fertility front-surrogate motherhood-in a book that illuminates the culture wars that have erupted over new reproductive technologies in the United States. In an innovative analysis of legisl......

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Friends Of God: Islamic Images Of Piety, Commitment, And Servanthood - John Renard

Prophets, saints, martyrs, sages, and seers-one of the richest repositories of lore about such exemplary religious figures belongs to the world's approximately 1.3 billion Muslims. Illuminating some of the most delightful tales in world religious ......

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A Seat At The Table: Huston Smith In Conversation With Native Americans On Religious Freedom - Huston Smith

In this collection of illuminating conversations, renowned historian of world religions Huston Smith invites ten influential American Indian spiritual and political leaders to talk about their five-hundred-year struggle for religious freedom. Thei......

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Playing America's Game: Baseball, Latinos, And The Color Line - Adrian Burgos

Although largely ignored by historians of both baseball in general and the Negro leagues in particular, Latinos have been a significant presence in organized baseball from the beginning. In this benchmark study on Latinos and professional baseball......

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Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics And The Profession In The Twenty-first Century

In 2004, Michael Burawoy, speaking as president of the American Sociological Association, generated far-reaching controversy when he issued an ambitious and impassioned call for a "public sociology." Burawoy argued that sociology should speak beyo......

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Playing To The World's Biggest Audience: The Globalization Of Chinese Film And Tv - Michael Curtin

In this provocative analysis of screen industries in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore, Michael Curtin delineates the globalizing pressures and opportunities that since the 1980s have dramatically transformed the terrain of Chinese film and ......

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Uncanny Bodies: The Coming Of Sound Film And The Origins Of The Horror Genre - Robert Spadoni

In 1931 Universal Pictures released Dracula and Frankenstein, two films that inaugurated the horror genre in Hollywood cinema. These films appeared directly on the heels of Hollywood's transition to sound film. Uncanny Bodies argues that the comin......

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Blue-chip Black: Race, Class, And Status In The New Black Middle Class - Karyn Lacy

As Karyn R. Lacy's innovative work in the suburbs of Washington, DC, reveals, there is a continuum of middle-classness among blacks, ranging from lower-middle class to middle-middle class to upper-middle class. Focusing on the latter two, Lacy exp......

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The Crime Of My Very Existence: Nazism And The Myth Of Jewish Criminality - Prof. Berkowitz, Michael

The Crime of My Very Existence investigates a rarely considered yet critical dimension of anti-Semitism that was instrumental in the conception and perpetration of the Holocaust: the association of Jews with criminality. Drawing from a rich body o......

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Against The Law: Labor Protests In China's Rustbelt And Sunbelt - Ching Kwan Lee

This study opens a critical perspective on the slow death of socialism and the rebirth of capitalism in the world's most dynamic and populous country. Based on remarkable fieldwork and extensive interviews in Chinese textile, apparel, machinery, a......

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Global Outlaws: Crime, Money, And Power In The Contemporary World - Carolyn Nordstrom

Carolyn Nordstrom explores the pathways of global crime in this stunning work of anthropology that has the power to change the way we think about the world. To write this book, she spent three years traveling to hot spots in Africa, Europe, Asia, ......

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Canyon Cinema: The Life And Times Of An Independent Film Distributor - Scott Macdonald

Bringing alive a remarkable moment in American cultural history, Scott MacDonald tells the colorful story of how a small, backyard organization in the San Francisco Bay Area emerged in the 1960s and evolved to become a major force in the developme......

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