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Border Work
Spatial Lives of the State in Rural Central Asia
Madeleine Reeves
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.



Seeing Transnationally
How Chinese Migrants Make Their Dreams Come True
Li Minghuan
This volume of essays by Li Minghuan documents the extraordinary story of contemporary Chinese transnational migration.



Taming Tibet
Landscape Transformation and the Gift of Chinese Development
Emily T. Yeh
Yeh examines how Chinese development projects in Tibet served to consolidate state space and power.



The Light of Knowledge
Literacy Activism and the Politics of Writing in South India
Francis Cody
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.



In the Museum of Man
Race, Anthropology, and Empire in France, 1850–1950
Alice L. Conklin
This book offers new insight into the thorny relationship between science, society, and empire at the high-water mark of French imperialism and European racism.



Violence and Vengeance
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.



Scrambling for Africa
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.



Armed with Expertise
The Militarization of American Social Research during the Cold War
Joy Rohde
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...



Indonesia Journal
April 2013



A Disability of the Soul
An Ethnography of Schizophrenia and Mental Illness in Contemporary Japan
Karen Nakamura
A sensitive and multidimensional portrait of what it means to live with mental illness in contemporary...



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