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American Klezmer: Its Roots And Offshoots

Klezmer, the Yiddish word for a folk instrumental musician, has come to mean a person, a style, and a scene. This musical subculture came to the United States with the late-nineteenth-century Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. Although it had ......

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Nothing About Us Without Us: Disability Oppression And Empowerment - James I. Charlton

James Charlton has produced a ringing indictment of disability oppression, which, he says, is rooted in degradation, dependency, and powerlessness and is experienced in some form by five hundred million persons throughout the world who have physic......

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Birth On The Threshold: Childbirth And Modernity In South India - Cecilia Van Hollen

Even childbirth is affected by globalization-and in India, as elsewhere, the trend is away from home births, assisted by midwives, toward hospital births with increasing reliance on new technologies. And yet, as this work of critical feminist ethn......

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Gypsy Law: Romani Legal Traditions And Culture

Approximately one thousand years ago Gypsies, or Roma, left their native India. Today Gypsies can be found in countries throughout the world, their distinct culture still intact in spite of the intense persecution they have endured. This authorita......

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The Confusions Of Pleasure: Commerce And Culture In Ming China - Timothy Brook

The Ming dynasty was the last great Chinese dynasty before the Manchu conquest in 1644. During that time, China, not Europe, was the center of the world: the European voyages of exploration were searching not just for new lands but also for new tr......

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White Saris And Sweet Mangoes: Aging, Gender, And Body In North India - Sarah Lamb

This rich ethnography explores beliefs and practices surrounding aging in a rural Bengali village. Sarah Lamb focuses on how villagers' visions of aging are tied to the making and unmaking of gendered selves and social relations over a lifetime. L......

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Japan's Total Empire: Manchuria And The Culture Of Wartime Imperialism - Louise Young

In this first social and cultural history of Japan's construction of Manchuria, Louise Young offers an incisive examination of the nature of Japanese imperialism. Focusing on the domestic impact of Japan's activities in Northeast China between 193......

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Living Letters Of The Law: Ideas Of The Jew In Medieval Christianity - Jeremy Cohen

In Living Letters of the Law, Jeremy Cohen investigates the images of Jews and Judaism in the works of medieval Christian theologians from Augustine to Thomas Aquinas. He reveals how-and why-medieval Christianity fashioned a Jew on the basis of it......

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