Anthropological Quarterly

Anthropological Quarterly 75.2, Spring 2002

Articles

    Owens, Bruce McCoy.
  • Monumentality, Identity, and the State: Local Practice, World Heritage, and Heterotopia at Swayambhu, Nepal
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    Subject Headings:
    • Swayambhu (Kathmandu, Nepal)
    • Buddhist shrines -- Nepal -- Kathmandu.
    • Sacred space -- Nepal -- Kathmandu.
    Abstract:
      Over the past decade, democratization, economic liberalization, and a new politics of ethnicity have contributed to the emergence of new modes of devotional activities that have been shaping sacred sites in the Kathmandu Valley for millennia. Locally initiated devotional transformations of these sites now threaten the "monumental" integrity of places that UNESCO has designated "monumental zones," and new debates about fundamentally ancient processes and places are occurring in new venues and causing frictions between new kinds of constituencies. This paper examines the nexus of forces and intersections of interests that are currently transforming the important Buddhist (and World Heritage) site of Swayambhu in the Kathmandu Valley. It outlines the ways in which this heterotopia of long-standing has become a newly heterotopic arena of transnational, local, ethnic, and religious contestation. It also argues that the transformations at Swayambhu and the controversies they have produced are products of processes in which many religious monuments around the world are presently enmeshed, and that careful attention to the "multilocality" of such sites and the multivocality of those who have a stake in them is essential for understanding what such places are becoming. [Nepal, Newar, identity, religion, place, monument, heterotopia, multilocality]

Social Thought and Commentary:

    Hirschkind, Charles.
    Mahmood, Saba.
  • Feminism, the Taliban, and Politics of Counter-Insurgency
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    Subject Headings:
    • Muslim women -- Afghanistan -- Social conditions.
    • Taliban.
    • Feminism -- United States.
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- Afghanistan.

Development in Theory:

    LaViolette, Adria Jean.
  • Encountering Archaeology in Tanzania: Education, Development, and Dialogue at the University of Dar es Salaam
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    Subject Headings:
    • Chuo Kikuu cha Dar es Salaam. Archaeology Unit.
    • Archaeology -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Tanzania -- Dar es Salaam.

Remembering Pierre Bourdieu

New Releases (Books Published This Quarter):

    Steiner, Christopher Burghard.
  • Waiting to Inhale: The Moral Economy of African Trade
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    Subject Headings:
    • Stoller, Paul. Money has no smell: the Africanization of New York City.
    • West Africans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Economic conditions.
    Robert, Christophe.
  • The Politics of Life and Death in Thailand
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    Subject Headings:
    • Klima, Alan, 1964- Funeral casino: meditation, massacre, and exchange with the dead in Thailand.
    • Thailand -- Politics and government -- 1948-1988.

Book Review Essay:

    Vazquez, Roland.
  • Begging to Differ: On Pluralism and "Civil" Society
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    Subject Headings:
    • Isin, Engin F. (Engin Fahri), 1959- Citizenship and identity.
    • Wood, Patricia K.
    • Greenhouse, Carol J., 1950-, ed. Democracy and ethnography: constructing identities in multicultural liberal states.
    • Citizenship.
    • Multiculturalism -- United States.

Book Reviews:

    Jaffe, Alexandra M. (Alexandra Mystra), 1960-
  • Cultivating Dissent: Work, Identity and Praxis in Rural Languedoc (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Lem, Winnie. Cultivating dissent: work, identity and praxis in rural Languedoc.
    • Languedoc (France) -- Social conditions.
    Lawrance, Benjamin Nicholas.
  • The Griot's Craft: An Essay on Oral Tradition and Diplomacy (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Jansen, Jan, 1962- Griot's craft: an essay on oral tradition and diplomacy.
    • Griots -- Mali -- Kela.
    Moses, Yolanda T.
  • Black Feminist Anthropology: Theory, Politics, Praxis, and Poetics (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • McClaurin, Irma, ed. Black feminist anthropology: theory, politics, praxis, and poetics.
    • Feminist anthropology.
    Aubry, Caroline.
  • Consuming Grief: Compassionate Cannibalism in an Amazonian Society (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Conklin, Beth A. Consuming grief: compassionate cannibalism in an Amazonian society.
    • Pakaasnovos Indians -- Funeral customs and rites.
    Hébert, Martin.
  • The Underneath of Things: Violence, History and the Everyday in Sierra Leone (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Ferme, Mariane C. (Mariane Conchita), 1959- Underneath of things: violence, history and the everyday in Sierra Leone.
    • Mende (African people) -- Material culture.
    Collins, Samuel Gerald.
  • Anthropology: Theoretical Practice in Culture and Society (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Herzfeld, Michael, 1947- Anthropology: theoretical practice in culture and society.
    • Ethnology -- Philosophy.



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