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Castration and the Heavenly Kingdom
A Russian Folktale
Laura Engelstein
Of the many sects that broke from the official Russian Orthodox church in the eighteenth century, one was universally despised. Its members were peasants from the Russian heartland skilled in the arts of animal husbandry who turned their knives...



Central Asians under Russian Rule
A Study in Culture Change
Elizabeth E. Bacon
Originally published in 1966, this edition of Elizabeth E. Bacon's classic work of history and ethnography includes an extensive introduction by Michael M. J. Fischer that surveys developments in our knowledge of Central Asia in the fifteen years...



China's Motor
A Thousand Years of Petty Capitalism
Hill Gates
This monumental work reveals the continuities that underlie the changing surface of Chinese life from late imperial days to modern...



Chinatown No More
Taiwan Immigrants in Contemporary New York
Hsiang-Shui Chen
By focusing on the social and cultural life of post-1965 Taiwan immigrants in Queens, New York, this book shifts Chinese American studies from ethnic enclaves to the diverse multiethnic neighborhoods of Flushing and Elmhurst. As Hsiang-shui Chen documents, the political dynamics of these settlements are entirely different from the traditional...



Chinese Working-Class Lives
Getting By in Taiwan
Hill Gates
Taiwan’s working class has been shaped by Chinese tradition, by colonialism, and by rapid industrialization. This book defines that class, explores that history, and presents with sensitive honesty the life experiences of some of its women and men. Hill Gates first provides a solid and informative introduction to Taiwan’s history, showing how...



Cities, Classes, and the Social Order
Anthony Leeds
This volume brings together nine conceptual and theoretical essays by the influential anthropologist, Anthony Leeds (1925–1989), whose pioneering work in the anthropology of complex societies was built on formative personal and research experiences in both urban and rural settings in the US, Brazil, Venezuela, and Portugal.



City of Green Benches
Growing Old in a New Downtown
Maria D. Vesperi, Maria Vesperi
St. Petersburg, Florida, has become virtually synonymous with retirement and old age. The city of green benches once courted its elderly population; now, however, it seeks to rejuvenate its image, to attract the young through urban revitalization. In this humane and sensitive book, Maria Vesperi, an anthropologist and journalist, looks at the...



City of Strangers
Gulf Migration and the Indian Community in Bahrain
Andrew M. Gardner
In City of Strangers, Andrew M. Gardner explores the everyday experiences of workers from India who have migrated to the Bahrain and the sponsorship system, the kafala, under which they labor and upon which they depend for continued employment.



Civilized Women
Gender and Prestige in Southeastern Liberia
Mary H. Moran, Mary Moran
Civilized Women is concerned with the intersection of cultural constructions of gender and other systems of ranking among the Glebo people of Cape Palmas, in southeastern...



Clandestine Crossings
Migrants and Coyotes on the Texas-Mexico Border
David Spener
Clandestine Crossings delivers an in-depth description and analysis of the experiences of working-class Mexican migrants at the beginning of the twenty-first century as they enter the United States surreptitiously with the help of paid guides known as...



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