Through an ethnography of social and spatial practice at the limits of the state, this book explores the contested work of producing and policing "territorial integrity" when significant stretches of new international borders remain to be conclusively demarcated or effectively policed.
Literacy Activism and the Politics of Writing in South India
This ethnography details the activities of Arivoli Iyakkam (the Enlightenment Movement), in which thousands of Tamil villagers in southern India have participated in literacy lessons, science demonstrations, and other events.
Religious Conflict and Its Aftermath in Eastern Indonesia
Christopher R. Duncan
Christopher R. Duncan spent several years conducting fieldwork in North Maluku, Indonesia, and here examines how individuals taking part in the sectarian violence of 1999 and 2000 understood and experienced that conflict.
AIDS, Expertise, and the Rise of American Global Health Science
Johanna Tayloe Crane
Crane reveals how Africa went from being a continent largely excluded from advancements in HIV medicine to an area of central concern and knowledge production within the increasingly popular field of global health science.
The Militarization of American Social Research during the Cold War
During the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon launched a controversial counterinsurgency program called the Human Terrain System. The program embedded social scientists within military units to provide commanders with information about the cultures and grievances of local populations. Yet the controversy it inspired was...