Anthropology Dissertations Database

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This information is transcribed directly from departmental records, which, starting in 1963, also lists the faculty advisor. The Ph.D. date is based on fulfillment of departmental requirements and not the deposit date, therefore it may differ slightly from official Columbia University records.


Kroeber, Alfred L. Decorative Symbolism of the Arapaho


Jones, William. Some Principles of Algonquian Word Formation


Lewis, Albert B. Tribes of the Columbia Valley and the Coast of Washington and Oregon


Lowie, Robert H. The Test-Theme in North American Mythology


Goldenweiser, Alexander A. Totemism: An Analytical Study


Radin, Paul. The Ritual and Significance of the Winnebago Medicine Dance


Benedit, Laura E. W. A Study of Bagobo Ceremonial, Magic and Myth

Waterman, Thomas T. The Explanatory Element in the Folk-Tales of the North American Indians


Cole, Fay Cooper. A Study of Tinguian Folk-Lore

Haeberlin, Herman K. The Idea of Fertilization in the Culture of the Pueblo Indians


Beckwith, Martha W. The Hawaiian Romance of Laieikawai with Introductions and Translation


Spier, Leslie. The Sun Dance of the Plains Indians, its Development and Diffusion


Gamio, Manuel. Traduction of the Introduction, Synthesis and Conclusions of the Work: The Population of the Valley of Teotihuacan

Sullivan, Louis R. The Frequency and Distribution of Some Anatomical Variations in American Crania


Benedict, Ruth F. Concept of the Guardian Spirit in North America


Herskovits, Melville J. The Cattle Complex in East Africa

Reichard, Gladys A. Wiyot Grammar and Texts


Carter, Isabel G. Reduction of Variability in an Inbred Population

Gunther, Erna. A Further Analysis of the First Salmon Ceremony

Mead, Margaret. An Inquiry into the Question of Cultural Stability in Polynesia

Schmidt, Erich F. Time-Relations of Prehistoric Pottery Types in Southern Arizona


Bunzel, Ruth L. The Pueblo Potter; A Study of Creative Imagination in Primitive Art

Durlach, Theresa Mayer. The Relationship Systems of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian

Sawtell, Ruth O. Ossification and Growth of Children from One to Eight Years of Age


Brenner, Anita. The Influence of Technique on Decorative Style in the Domestic Pottery of Culhuacan

Carey, Henry A. An Analysis of the Northwestern Chihuahua Culture

Fortune, Reo F. The Social Organization of Dobu

Jacobs, Melville Clay. A Sketch of Northern Sahaptin Grammar


De Laguna, Frederica. A Comparison of Eskimo and Paleolithic Art

Phelps, Eleanor M. A Critique of the Principle of the Horizontal Plane of the Skull


Andrade, Manuel J. Quileute


Aginsky, Bernard W. Kinship Systems and the Forms of Marriage

Aginsky, Ethel G. A Grammar of the Mende Language

Briensen, Hans V. Hereditary Chieftainship and Kava in Melanesia

Garfield, Viola E. Some Aspects of Tsimshian Culture

Henry, Jules. A Kaingang Text

Smith, Marian Wesley. The War Complex of the Plains Indians: A Treatment Reflecting the War Complex of the New World


Goldstein, Marcus S. Changes in Dimensions and Forms of the Face and Head with Age

Kennard, Edward Allen. Mandan Grammer

Lewis, Carolyn Adler. Relation Between Basal Metabolism and Adolescent Growth


Ashley-Montagu, M. F. Coming Into Being Among the Australian Aborigines: A Study of the Procreative Beliefs of the Native Tribes of Australia

Herzog, George. A Comparison of Pueblo and Pima Musical Styles

Underhill, Ruth M. Social Organization of the Papago Indians

Whitman, William, III. The Oto


Landes, Ruth. Ojibwa Sociology

Richardson, Jane. Status and the Prosecution of Crime among the Kiowa Indians

Smith, Marian Wesley. The War Complex of the Plains Indians

Wagley, Charles. The Economics of a Guatemalan Village


Edel, May Mandelbaum. The Tillamook Language

Ehrlich, Clara Hildermann. Tribal Culture in Crow Mythology

Garfield, Viola E. Tsimshian Clan and Society


Elkin, Henry. The Northern Arapaho of Wyoming

Harris, Jack Sargent. The White Knife Shoshoni of Nevada

Joffe, Natalie Frankel. The Fox of Iowa

Opler, Marvin Kaufman. The Southern Ute of Colorado

Siegel, Morris. The Mackenzie Collection: A Study of West African Carved Gambling Chips


Bram, Joseph. An Analysis of Inca Militarism

Goldeman, Irving. The Alkatcho Carrier: Historical Background of Crest Prerogatives

Hoebel, Edward Adamson. The Political Organization and Law-Ways of the Comanch Indians

Keur, Dorothy Louise. Big Bead Mesa: An Archaeological Study of Navaho Acculturation, 1745-1812

Mishkin, Bernard. Rank and Warfare Among the Plains Indians

Stafford, Cora Elder. Paracas Embroideries: A Study of Repeated Patterns

Wagley, Charles. Economics of a Guatemalan Village


Hall, Edward Twitchell, Jr. Early Stockaded Settlements in the Governador, New Mexico: A Maginal Anasazi Development from Basket Maker III to Pueblo I Times

Lewis, Oscar. The Effects of White Contact Upon Blackfoot Culture, with Special Reference to the Role of the Fur Trade

Willey, Gordon Randolph. Excavations in the Chancay Valley


Susman, Amelia. The Accentual System of Winnebago

Weiant, Clarence Wolsey. An Introduction to the Ceramics of Tres Zapotes, Veracruz, Mexico


Benet, Sula. The Paleolithic Period in Poland

Lipkind, William. Winnebago Grammar

Richardson, Jane. Law and Status Among the Kiowa Indians

Ritchie, William Augustus. The Pre-Iroquoian Occupations of New York State


James, Alica Galligan. Village Arrangement and Social Organization Among Some Amazon Tribes


Champe, John Leland. AshHollow Cave: A Study of Stratigraphic Sequence in the Central Great Plans

Spaulding, Albert C. Northeastern Archaeology and General Trends in the Northern Forest Zone

Stout, David Bond. San Blas Cuna Acculturation: An Introduction


Barnouw, Victor. Acculturation and Personality Among the Wisconsin Chippewa

Hu Hsien-Chin. The Common Descent Group in China and its Functions

Wilson, Pauline Park. College Women Express Futility: A Study of Fifty Case Histories of Women College Graduates


Baerreis, David Albert. The Preceramic Horizons of Northeastern Oklahoma

French, David Heath. Factionalism in Isleta Pueblo

McAllester, David Park. Peyote Music

Smith, Carlyle Shreeve. The Archaeology of Coastal NewYork


Aberle, David Friend. The Reconciliation of Divergent Views of Hopi Culture through the Analysis of Life-History Material

Adams, Dorothy I. The Role of Rice Ritual in Southeast Asia

Codere, Helen F. Fighting with Property: A Study of Kwakiutl Potlatching and Warfare, 1792-1930

Cotten, Rena Maxine. The Fork in the Road: A Study of Acculturation Among the American Kalderas Gypsies

Evans, Clifford, Jr. The Archaeology of the Territory of Amapa, Brazil

Ford, James Alfred. Cultural Dating of Prehistoric Sites in Viru Valley Peru

Friedl, Ernestine. An Attempt at Directed Culture Change: Leadership Among the Chippewa, 1640-1948

Horsley, Margaret Wyant. Sangley: The Formation of Anti-Chinese Feelings in the Philippines: A Cultural Study of the Stereotypes of Prejudice

Jablow, Joseph. The Cheyenne in Plains Indian Trade Relations, 1795-1840

Jones, John Allan. The Role of the Sun Dance in Northern Ute Acculturation

Manners, Robert Alan. Culture and Agriculture in an Eastern Highland Community of Puerto Rico

Ritzenthaler, Robert Eugene. Chippewa Preocupation with Health: Change in a Traditional Attitude Resulting from Modern Health Problems

Scheele, Raymond Lewis. Warfare of the Iroquois and their Northern Neighbors

Service, Elman, Rogers. Spanish-Guarani Acculturation in In Early Colonial Paraguay: The Encomienda from 1537-1620

Slusser, Mary Shepherd. Preliminary Archaeological Studies of Northern Central Chile

Thieme, Frederick Patton. Lumbar Breakdown Caused by Erect Posture in Man, with Emphasis on Spondylolisthesis and Herniated Intervertebral Discs

Weltfish, Gene. The Interrelation of Technique and Design in North American Basketry


Casagrande, Joseph Bartholomew. Comanche Linguistic Acculuration: A Study in Ethnolinguistics

Corbett, John Maxwell. A Comparative Analysis of the Cultural Remains from Early Ancon and Early Supe, Peru

Diamond, Stanley. Dahomey: A Proto-State in West Africa.

Fried, Morton H. Kin and Non-Kin in Chinese Society: An Analysis of Extra-Kin Relationships in Chinese Society with Special Reference to a Selected Community – Ch’u Hsien

Holder, Preston. The Role of Caddoan Horticulturalists in Culture History in the Great Plains

Landgraf, John Leslie. Land-Use in the Ramah Navaho Area, New Mexico

Metraux, Rhoda Bubendey. Kith and Kin: A Study of Creole Social Structure in Marbial, Haiti

Mintz, Sidney Wilfred. Canamelar: The Contemporary Culture of a Rural Puerto Rican Proletariat

Padilla, Elena. Nocora: An Agrarian Refrom Sugar Community in Puerto Rico

Porter, Muriel Noe. The Significance of Tlatilco in the Study of the Pre-Classic Cultures of the New World

Rosenfeld, Henry Lloyd. Military-Occupational Specialization of the Kin Among Pastoral Bedouins: A Key to the Progress of Caste Formation in the Arabian Desert

Rubin, Vera Dourmashkin. Fifty Years in Rootville: A Study in the Dynamics of Acculturation of an Italian Immigrant Group in a Rurban Community

Secoy, Frank Raymond. A Functional-Historical View of Plains Indian War-fare: The Process of Change from the 17th to the Early 19th Century

Wike, Joyce Annabel. The Effect of the Maritime Fur Trade on Northwestern Coast Indian Society

Wolf, Eric Robert. Culture Change and Culture Stability in a Puerto Rican Coffee Community


Dutton, Bertha Pauline. The Toltecs and their Influence on the Culture of Chichen Itza

Ferreire, Antonia Jose de Lize. An Anthropological Analysis of the Problem of Chronic Diseases Among the Thonga Peoples of Southeast Africa: A Case Study in Applied Anthropology

Galvao, Eduardo E. The Religion of an Amazon Community: A Study in Culture Change

Halley, Hellen. A Historical Functional Approach to the Study of a Greek Community of Tarpon Springs.

King, Louise E. Negro Life in a Rural Community.

Leacock, Eleanor Burke. The Montagnais “Hunting Territory” and the Fur Trade

Liz Ferreira, Antonio J. de. An Anthropological Analysis of the Problem of Chronic Diseases Among the Thonga Peoples of Southeast Africa

Maggers, Betty J. The Archaeological Sequence on Marajo Island, Brazil, with Special Reference to the Marajoara Culture

Rands, Robert L. Some Evidences of Warfare in Classic Maya Art


Harris, Marvin. Minas Velhas: A Study of Urbanism in the Mountains of Eastern Brazil

Heyer, Virginia. Patterns of Social Organization in New York’s Chinatown

Rosenstiel, Annette. The Motu of Papua-New Guinea: A Study of Successful Acculturation

Salzer, Herbert E. A Generalization of Divided Differences, with Applications


Carrasco-Pizana, Pedro. Tarascan Folk Religion: An Analysis of Economic, Social, and Religious Interactions

Edwards, William Ellis. The Helen Blazes Site of Central-eastern Florida: A Study in Method Utilizing the Disciplines of Archaeology, Geology and Pedology

Faron, Louis C. The Acculuration of the Araucanian Picunche During the First Century of Spanish Colonization in Chile: 1536-1635

Gussow, Zachary. The Contribution of Associations to Evolutionary Changes in Four African Societies

Hutchinson, Harry William. Vila Reconcavo: A Brazilian Sugar-Cane Plantation Community

Murphy, Robert Francis. The Rubber Trade and the Mundurucu Village

Murrill, Rupert. Racial Blood Pressure Studies: A Critique of Methodology with Especial Reference to the Effect of Age, Nutrition, Climate, and Race on Blood Pressure in Puerto Rico

Posinsky, Sollie Henry. Yurok Ritual

Ross, Hubert Barnes. The Diffusion of the Maniac Plant from South America to Africa

Sahlins, Marshall David. Social Stratification in Polynesia: A Study of Adaptive Variation in Culture

Shaeffer, James Ball. The Mogollon Complex: Its Cultural Role and Historical Development in the American Southwest

Stigler, Robert L., Jr. Negative Painted Pottery in South America


Forbis, Richard G. The Mac Haffie Site

French, Katherine S. Cultural Segments and Variation in Contemporary Social Ceremonialism on the Warm Springs Reservation, Oregon

Gallagher, Orvoell R. The Cultural and Social Impact of an American Airbase upon an Urban French Community

McCall, Daniel Francis. The Effect on Family Structure of Changing Economic Activities of Women in a Gold Coast Town

Millon, Rene F. When Money Grew on Trees: A Study of Cacao in Ancient Mesoamerica

Okada, Ferdinand E. A Comparative Study of Marginal Societies

Skinner, Elliott P. Ethnic Interaction in a British Guiana Rural Community: A Study in Secondary Acculturation and Group Dynamics

Willis, William Shedrick. Colonial Conflict and the Cherokee Indians, 1710-1760


Cantor, Nathaniel. Primitive Property: A Study of the Relations Between the General Culture of Several Groups and Their Property Rights

Ducey, Paul Richard. Cultural Continuity and Population Change on the Isle of Skye

Halpern, Joel M. Social and Cultural Change in a Serbian Village

Lieban, Richard W. Land and Labor on Kudaka Island

Lilien, Rose M. A Study of Central Andean Ceramic Figurines

McCall, Daniel F. The Effect on Family Structure of Changing Economic Activities of Women in Gold Coast Town

Malouf, Garling. The Cultural Connections Between the Prehistoric Inhabitants of the Upper Missouri and Columbia River Systems

Smalley, William A. Outline of Khmu Structure

Vayda, Andrew Peter. Maori Warfare


Leeds, Anthrony. Economic Cycles in Brazil: The Persistence of a Total Culture Pattern: Cacao and other Cases

Lehman, Rederic K. Anthropological Parameters of a Civilization: The Ecology, Evolution and Typology of India's High Culture

Moore, Sally F. Inca Law and Government

Niehoff, Arthur. Caste, Class and Family in an Industrial Community of Northern India


Bonilla, E. Seda. The Normative Patterns of Puerto Rican Family in Various Situational Contexts

Chapman, Anne M. An Historical Analysis of the Tropical Forest Tribes on the Southern Border of Meso-america

Eglar, Zekiye S. Vartan Bhanji: Institutionalized Reciprocity in a Changing Punjabi Village

Grace, George William. The Position of the Polynesian Language within the Austronesian (Malayo-Polynesian) Language Family

Jacobson, Claire. The German Petty Bourgeoisie in Transition: Imperial Germany and Yorkville, USA

Kreiselman, Mariam. The Caribbean Family: A Case Study in Martinique

Lesser, Alexander. Siouan Kinship

Mencher, Joan P. Child Rearing and Family Organization Among Puerto Ricans in Eastville: El Barrio de Nueva York

Philips, Jane. Lebanese Folk Cures

Sinder, Leon. The Instability of Urban and Rural Castes in Northern India Under the Impact of Mohammedanism

Solecki, Ralph S. The Baradostian Industry and the Upper Paleolithic in the Near East

Towle, Margaret A. The Ethnobotany of Pre-Columbian Peru as Evidenced by Archaeological Materials


Dunn, Stephen P. The Influence of Ideology Upon Culture Change: Two Test Cases

Gonzales, Alberto R. The Stratigraphy of Intihuasi Cave, Argentina and its Relationships to Early Lithic Cultures of South America

Greenfield, Sidney M. Family Organization in Barbados

Horowitz, Michael M. Morne-Paysan: Peasant Community in Martinique. An Approach to a Typology of Rural Community Forms in the Caribbean

Klass, Morton. Cultural Persistence in a Trinidad East Indian Community

Lehman, Frederic. Some Anthropological Parameters of a Civilization. (The Evolution of India’s High Culture

Levine, Lewis. Speech Variation and Social Structure in a Group of North Indian Villages

Slobodin, Richard. Band Organization of the Peel River Kutchin

Suggs, Robert C. The Archaeology of Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Island, French Polynesia

Tolstoy, Paul. Surface Survey of the Northern Valley of Mexico: The Classic and Post-Classic Periods.

Wood, Lucie A. An Inquiry into the Preferences for Parallel Cousin Marriage Among the Contemporary Arabs.


Abramson, Arthur S. The Vowels and Tones of Standard Thai: Acoustical Measurements and Experiments

Conant, Francis P. Dodo of Dass: A Study of a Pagan Religion on Northern Nigeria

Fink, Ruth A. The Changing Status and Cultural Identity of Western Australian Aborigines: A Field Study of Aborigines in The Murchison District

Freilich, Morris. Cultural Diversity Among Trinidadian Peasants

Hartle, Donald D. RockVillage, An Ethnohistorical Approach to Hidatsa Archaeology

Malefijt, Anna M. de W. The Javanese Population of Surinam

Moore, Frank William. The Foundations of New World Agriculture

Raulet, Harry M. Some Ecological Determinants of Social Structure in Northwest Melanesia

Sinder, Leon. The Instability of Urban and Rural Castes in Northern India Under the Impact of Islam

Strickson, Arnold. The Grandsons of the Gauchos: A Study in Subcultural Persistence


Hammer, Muriel. An Analysis of Social Networks as Factors Influencing the Hospitalization of Mental Patients

Johnson, Erwin H. Nagura Mura: An Historical Analysis of Stability and Change in Community Structure


Andromedas, John Nicholas. The Inner Maniat Community Type: A Study of the Local Community's Changing Articulation with Society

Balikci, Asen. Development of Basic Socio-economic Units in Two Eskimo Communities

Champion, J. R. A Study in Culture Persistence: The Tarahumaras of Northwestern Mexico

Comitas, Lambros. Fishermen and Cooperation in Rural Jamaica

Crab, David W. Nasal and Nasalized Roots in Proto Southwest Bantu

Eveleth, Phyllis B. Climatic Effects on the Physical Growth of Children with Special Reference to American Children Residing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Hartle, Janet A. A Study of Certain Features of the Mongoloid Face

Icken, Helen M. From Shanty Town to Public Housing: A Comparison of Family Structure in Two Urban Neighborhoods in Puerto Rico

Noble, G. Kingsley, Jr. Proto-Arawakan and its Descendants

O’Neill, George C. Postclassic Ceramic Stratigraphy at Chalco in the Valley of Mexico

Stover, Leon Eugene. “Face” and Verbal Analogues of Interaction in Chinese Culture: A Theory of Formalized Social Behavior Based Upon Participant-Observation of an Upper Class Chinese Household, Together with a Biographical Study of the Primary Informant


Carter, William E. The Ambiguity of Reform: Man and the Land in Highland Bolivia

Fraser, Thomas Mott, Jr. Directed Change in India

Gorestein, Shirley Slotkin. The Differential Development of Military and Political Organization in Prehispanic Peru and Mexico

Hammond, Dorothy. The Image of Africa in British Literature of the Twentieth Century

Harwood, Ruth. An Experiement in Community Development in El Salvador

Jablow, Alta. The Development of the Image of Africa in British Popular Literature, 1530-1910

Lewis, Herbert S. Jimma Abba Jifar: A Despotic Galla Kingdom

Marenco, Ethne K. Caste and Class Among the Sikhs of Northwest India

Rubel, Paula Glicksman. The Kalmyk Mongols: Maintenance of a Social Unit

Silverman, Sydel Finfer. Landlord and Peasant in an Umbrian Community

Vizedom, Monika Basch. The Concept of Rites of Passage in the Light of Ethnographic Data from 15 Cultures

Wallrath, Matthew. Excavations in the Tehuantepec Region, Mexico

Bordaz, Jacques. Pre-Columbian Ceramic Kilns at Penitas, a Post-Classic Site in Coastal Nayarit, Mexico

Fortier, David H. Culture Change Among Chinese Agricultural Settlers in British North Borneo

Fuchs, Estelle S. The Compatibility of Western Education with Ibo Culture

Marshall, Gloria A. Women, Trade and the Yoruba Family

Miller, Solomon. Haciendas and Plantations in Northern Peru

Riegelhaupt, Joyce F. In the Shadow of the City: Integration of a Portuguese Village


Bendix, Edward H. Semantic Analysis of a Set of Verbs in English, Hindi, and Japanese

Salwen, Bert. Sea Levels and the Archaic Archaeology of the Northeast Coast of the U.S

Skinner, James H. Variations in the Flake Tool Industries of Southwest Asia: A Typological Study

Stevenson, Robert Findlay. Population Density and State Formation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Zenner, Walter P. Syrian Jewish Identification in Israel


Buechler, Hans Christian. Bases for Change: Agrarian Reform and Migration in an Altiplano Community

Crane, Julia. Concomitants of Selective Emigration on a Caribbean Island

Forman, Shepard Lewis. Jangadeiros: The Raft Fishermen of Northeast Brazil

Funk, Robert Ellsworth. Archaic Cultures of the Hudson Valley: A Culture-Historical Synthesis

Kottak, Conrad Phillip. The Structure of Equality in a Brazilian Fishing Community

LaRuffa, Anthony L. Pentecostalism in Puerto Rican Community

Lynch, Owen M. The Politics of Untouchability: Social Change in an Indian City

Marks, Anthony Edward. The Mousterian Industries of Nubia

Moore, Alexander G. Festivals and Social Change in a Guatemalan Village

Okediji, Oladejo Olatokunbo. Policy Decisions in Planned and Directed Change: The Nigerian Experience

Raphael, Dana. The Lactation-Suckling Process within a Matrix of Supportive Behavior

Rappaport, Roy A. Ritual in the Ecology of a New Guinea People: An Anthropological Study of the Tesmbaga Maring

Smith, David Beardsley. Occupational Multiplicity and the Negro Family in the Caribbean

Stancliff, Merton W. Cultural and Ecological Aspects of Marriage, Succession, and Migration in a Peasant Community in the Catalan Pyrenees

Treistman, Judith. An Appraisal of Prehistory and Early History of Southwest China


Burger, Henry G. Telesis: Facilitatating Directed Cultural Change by Strategically Designing Chain Reactions

Cohen, Myron Leon. A Case Study of Chinese Family Development and Economy: The Hakka of Yen-liao, South Taiwan

Gwaltney, John L. Role of Expectation of Blindness in a Oaxaca Village

Harwood, Allan. Witchcraft, Sorcery, and Social Classification in a Banty-Speaking Tribe of Southwestern Tanzania

Lewis, Ralph Kepler. Hadchite: A Study of Emigration from a Lebanese Village

Pasternak, Burton. Agnatic Atrophy and Village Integration in a Taiwanese Village

Pendrell, Nan. An Exploratory Study of Squatting in Salvador

Shirley, Robert Weaver. Urbanization and Culture Change in the Municipio of Cunha, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil: The End of a Tradition


Bowers, Nancy. The Ascending Grasslands: An Anthropologcial Study of Ecological Succession in a High Mountain Valley of New Guinea

Briggs, Jerome R. A Steppe-Oasis Association in Native North America

Brush, Ellen. The Archaeology Significance of Ceramic Figurines from Guerrero, Mexico

Curry, Donald Edward. Lusiada: An Anthropological Study of the Growth of Protestantism in Brazil

Ebihara, May. A Study of a Cambodian Village

Hopkins, Elizabeth. The Politics of Conquest: The Pacification of Kigezin District, Uganda

Hughes, Jack. Prehistory of the Caddoan Speaking Tribes

Jablonko, Allison Peters. A Study of Movement Among the Making of New Guinea

Knight, Rolf. Why Don't You Work the Way Other Men Do?: Second and Short Term Employment in Zafria and Non Zafria Sugar Cane Regions

McDonald, Mary L. Ecclesiastical Orientation in Programs in Latin America

Sanders, Edith R. East African Age-Grade System: Structure and Origin

Siskind, Janet. Reluctant Hunters

Swidler, Warren. Technology and Social Structure in Baluchistan, West Pakistan

Taylor, James. The Neanderthal Tibia

Vincent, Joan Eveline. Status and Leadership in an African Community: A Case Study

Wilson, Charles J. The Social Organization of the Mexican Factory [2nd copy]


Brush, Charles F. A Contribution to the Archaeology of Coastal Guerrero, Mexico

Denitch, Bette S. Social Mobility and Industrialization in a Yugoslave Town

Epstein, David George. Planned and Spontaneous Urban Settlement in Brasilia

Erickson, Edwin. The Song Trace: Song Styles and the Ethnohistory of Aboriginal America

Gregor, Thomas A. Roles in a Small Society: A Study of Mehinacu Indians (Ansley)

Gregson, Ronald Edgar. Work and the Social Process: Agricultural Strategies Among the Tumbuka of the Henga Valley

Hendel, Giselle. The Sephardic Home: Ethnic Homogeneity and Cultural Traditions in a Total Institution

Kessler, Evelyn S. Mesoamerican Contacts in the Southwest and the Southeast

Mitchell, William E. Cognatic Descent Groups in an Urban-Industrial Society: The Jewish Kinship Clubs of New York City

Price, Barbara. The Analysis of Settlement Pattern: Towards a Methodology of Archaeological Inference

Schoepf, Brooke G. A Doctor-Patient Communication in a Plastic Surgery Clinic

Schroeder, Bruce. The Lithic Industries from Jerf Ajla and Their Bearing on the Problem of Middle to Upper Paleolithic Transition

Siroto, Leon. Masks and Social Organization Among the Bakwele People of Western Equatorial Africa

Smollett, Eleanor Wenkart. Occupational Change in an Urban Fringe Village in Mysore, India

Sorenson, Arthur. Morphology of Tukane

Steed, Gitel Poznanski. Caste and Kinship in Rural Gujarat (India)

Sutton, Constance. The Scene of Action: A Spontaneous Strike in the Barbados

Swartzberg, Jr., Leon. The North Indian Peasant Goes to Market

Swidler, Nina B. The Khanate of Qalat

Wilson, Charles Joslyn. The Social Organization of the Mexican Factory


Crapanzano, Vincent. The 'Hamadsha': The Structure of a Primitive Psychotheraphy

Goossen, Jean Griffin. Kin to Each Other: Integration in Guadeloupe

Gottlieb, Erich. Chalma Pilgrimage Pattern

Gross, Daniel. Sisal and Social Structure in North East Brazil

Hanchett, Suzanne Lorraine. Changing Economic, and Ritual Relationship in a Modern South Indian Village

Jacobson, Dorothy Ann. Purdah in Central India

Jacobson, Jerome. Stone Age Man in Early Historic Period of Central India

Lapointe, Jean. Residence Patterns and Wayana Social Organization

Loeb, Laurence Delemos. The Jews of Southwest Iran

Paulson, Allison. A Chronology of Guangala and Libertad Ceramics. Santa Elena Peninsula, So. Coastal Ecuador

Pollard, Gordon Clark. The Cultural Ecology of Ceramic-Stage Settlement in the Atacama

Sarma, Akkaraju V. The Cultural Implications of Upper Pleistocene and Holocene Ecology of the Santa Elena Peninsula

Schaeffer, Joseph Herbert. Videotape Techniques in Anthropology: The Collection and Analysis of Data (vol.s 1 and 2)

Schaeffer, Joseph Herbert. Videotape Techniques in Anthropology: The Collection and Analysis of Data (2nd copy)

Schein, Muriel Dimen. Social and Economic a Greek Village

Solimene, Alfonso. An Experimental Investigation of Primate Pelvic Morphology

Vastokas, Romas. The Aboriginal Use of Copper in the Great Lakes

Walker, Malcolm Trafford. Power Structure and Political Behavior in a Community of the Domican Republic


Campbell, Joan. Agricultural Development in East Africa: A Problem in Cultural Ecology

Cohen, Mark. Settlement Pattern and Subsistence Analysis on the Peru Coast

Garrison, Vivian. Social Networks, Social Change and Mental Health Among Migrants in a New York City Slum

Harrison, Robert. A Comparative Analysis of the Variation in Social Structure Among Ranau Dusun Communities of Sabah, Malaysia

Katzer, Bruce. The Caughnawaga Mohawks: Occupations, Residence and the Maintenance of Community Membership

Lander, Patricia Slade. Cleavages and Convergences in a Finnish Commune

Leibowitz, Lila. Family Among Humans: A Dissertation on Origins

Lubell, David. The Fakhurian: A Late Paleolithic Industry form Upper Egypt and Its Place in Nilotic Prehistory

Manning, Alice. Calama: Patterns of Interaction in a Chilean City

Margolis, Maxine, Luanna.. Ouro Verde: A Frontier Community in Northern Parana, Brazil

Post, Peter. Pigmentation and its Role in Human Adaptation

Regelson, Stanley. Some Aspects of Food Behavior in a South Indian Village

Ruyle, Eugene Edward. The Political Economy of the Japanese Ghetto

Wallach, Irving Albert. The Police in an Urban Negro Neighborhood


Asch, Michael. A Social Behavioral Approach to the Analysis of Music

Bean, Susan Sharf. Kannada Kinship Terms: Use and Meaning

Bonvillain, Nancy. A Grammar of Akwesasne Mohawk

Brownrigg, Leslie. The Nobles of Cuenca: The Agrarian Elite of Southern Ecuador

Byers, Paul. From Biological Rhythm to Cultural Pattern: A Study of Minimal Units

Chodkiewicz, Jean-Luc. “Fictive” Kinship and Real Politics

DuBois, Hazel. Courtship and Marriage in Puerto Rico

Ehrman, Susan Barbara. Wayuunaiki: A Grammar of Guajiro

Friedman, Jonathan. System, Structure and Contradiction in the Evolution of 'Asiatic' Social Formations

Friedman, Jonathan. System, Structure and Contradiction in the Evolution of 'Asiatic' Social Formations [second copy]

Gamburd, Geraldine DeNering. The Hatmutu Paramparawa (Generations of the Seven Grandparents: Lineality and Locality in Sinhalese Kinship and Caste)

Glick, Nina Karen Barnett. The Formation of a Haitian Ethnic Group

Gorlin, Peter. Health, Wealth, and Agnation Among the Abelam: The Beginnings of Social Stratification in New Guinea

Lander, Patricia. Cleavages and Convergences in a Finish Commune

Margolis, Luise. Subcultural Diversity in a Mexican Regional Network

Montgomery, Edward. Stratification and Nutrition in a Population in Southern India

Pollard, Helen. Prehispanic Urbanism at Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan

Reyna, Stephen Perry. The Costs of Marriage: Some Factors Affecting Northwest Barma Fertility

Sanjek, Roger. Ganaian Networks: Interethnic Relations in Urban Situations

Shapiro, Judith. Sex Roles and Social Structure Among the Yanamamo Indians of Northern Brazil

Washburn, Dorothy Koster. An Analysis of the Spatial Aspects of the Site Locations of Pueblo I-III Sites Along the Middle Rio Puerco, New Mexico


Davis, Richard. The Late Paleolithic of Northern Afghanistan

Bloch, Harriet Hall. Household Economy and Entrepreneurial Activity in a Polish Peasant Village

Buchbinder, George. Maring Microadaptation: A Study of Demographic, Nutritional, Genetic and Phenotypic Variation in a Highland New Guinea Population

Cramer, Eugenia. Sacred and Profane Livestock in Southwest Donegal

Dornstreich, Mark David. An Ecological Study of Gadio Enga (New Guina) Subsistene (vol.s 1 and 2 with a map supplement)

Donrnstreich, Mark. An Ecological Stufy of Gadio Enga (New Guinea) Subsistence.

Gorlin, Peter. Health, Wealth and Agnation Among the Abelam

Hagman, Roy. Nama Hottentot Grammar

Klein, Harriet. A Grammar of Argentine Toba: Verbal and Nominal Morphology

Lewis, Lucille. A Computer Aided Attribute Analysis of Lithic Artifacts fron North Chile

Meltzer, Stanley. The Salar de Talabre, Northern Chile: The Utilization of a Paleoindian Locality

Perey, Arnold. Oksapmin, Society and World View

Pillsbury, Barbara Linne Kroll. Cohesion and Cleavage in a Chinese Muslim Minority

Torry, William. Subsistence Ecology among the Gabra: Nomads of the Kenya/Ethiopian Frontier


Bartlett, Peggy F. Agricultural Change in Paso: The Structure of Decision Making in a Costa Rican Peasant Community

Bick, Mario J.A. Power and the Allocation of Rights in Women in African Societies

Brintnal, Douglas Edgar. Revolt Against the Dead: Religious Change in the Western Highlands of Guatemala

Britan, Gerald M. Fishermen and Workers: The Processes of Stability and Change in a Rural Newfound and Community

Brown, Diana Deg. Umbanda: Politics of an Urban Religious Movement

Chibnik, Michael Steven. Economic Strategies of Small Farmers in Stann Creek District, British Honduras

Giford, Philip C., Jr. The Iconology of the Uli figure of the Central New Ireland

Gruph, Ronald. Local Dynamics of Revolution in a Tlaxcalan Village.

Lopate, Carol Bergman. Power and Authority in a Rural School: A History of the Green Valley Central School System.

Morren, George Edward Bradshaw Jr. Settlement Strategies and Hunting in a New Guinea Society

Olmstead, Judith. Female Fertility, Social Structure, and the Economy: A Controlled Comparison of Two Southern Ethiopian Communities

Roy-Choudhury, Dibyendu. A Reexamination of the Concept of Homogeneity of Indian Caste Groups with Respect to Morphological Characters

Saucier, Jean-Francois. The Patron-Client Relationship in Traditional and Contemporary Southern Rwanda

Schwartz, Jeffrey. Dental Development and Eruption in the Prosimians and its Bearing on their Evolution

Scrimshaw, Susan Crosby. Culture, Enviornment and Family Size: A Study of Urban Immigrants in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Waldron, Sidney. Social Organization and Social Control in the Walled City of Harar, Ethiopia


Arocha, Jaime. “La Violencia” I Monteverde (Colombia) Environmental and Economic Determinants of Homicide in a Coffee-Growing Municipio

Jack, Lucas. The Fate of Tribesmen: Chotanagpur: 1765-1855 Toward a Comparison of Movements

Joseph, Suad. Borj Hammoud: A Case Study in the Politicization of Religion and Ethninity

Kopper, John. Dating and Interpretation of Archaeological Cave Deposits by the Paleomagnetic Method

Larson, Barbara, K. The Impact of National Government on Local Life and Politics in a Tenisian Village

McCay, Bonnie J. "Appropriate Technology" and Coastal Fishermen of Newfoundland

Mikell, Gwendolyn. Cocoa and Social Change in Ghana: A Study of Development in the Sunyani District.

Pillai, A. K. Balakrishna. The Culture of Social Stratification: The Economics, Politics, and Rituals of Marriage--A Case Study of the Nayars

Strug, David Lawrence. An Evaluation of a Program of Applied Anthropology in Michoacan, Mexico


Armstrong, Este Hammer. A Quantitative Comparison of the Hominoid Thalamus

Andors, Ellen B. The Rodi: Female Associations Among the Gurung of Nepal

Cinquemani, Dorothy Kyte. Drinking and Violence among Middle American Indians

Cole, John R. Stone Tools from Ceramic Period Cultures of Southwest Ecuador

Cooper, Eugene Jay. The Social Evolution of Craft Production: The Woodcarvers of Hong Kong

deWind, Adrian. Peasants Become Miners: The Evolution of Industrial Mining System in Peru

Dillon, Robert. Carpet Capitalism and Craft Involution in Kirman, Iran: A Study in Economic Anthropology

Hyslop, John. An Archaeological Investigation of the Lupaca Kingdom and its Origins

Katz, Roberta Reiff. The Potters and Pottery of Tonala, Jalisco, Mexico: A Study in Aesthetic Anthropology

Levine, Robert. Haida Grammar (Skidegate Dialect)

Morse, Mary Lynn. A Sketch of the Phonology and Morphology of Bobo (Upper Volta)

Murray, Gerald Francis. The Evolution of Haitian Peasant Land Tenure: A Case Study in Agrarian Adaptation to Population Growth

Petersen, Glenn. Prestige Economies and Political Economics in the Caroline Islands

Roosevelt, Anna. Subsistence and Demography in the Prehistory of Parmana

Ross, Eric Barry. The Achuara Jivaro: Cultural Adaptation in the Upper Amazon

Sacks, Maurie. Structure and Process in a Turkish Village

Sedlak, Lynn. Cultural Patterns in Huichol Art

White, Benjamin. Production and Reproduction in a Javanese Village (vol.s 1 and 2)


Belmonte, Thomas. Poverty and Social Life Among the Neapolitan Underclass

DeHavenon, Anna Lou. Rank-Ordered Behavior in Four Urban Familes: A Comparative Video-analysis of Patterns of Superordination in Request-Compliance and Food-Control Behavior in Two Black and White Families

Druss, Mark. Environment, Subsistence Economy and Settlement Patterns of the Chiuchiu Complex (Ca. 2700-1600 BC) of the Atacama Desert

Goodell, Grace. The Elementary Structures of Political Life

Hammond, William M. An Analysis of Correlations Between Raw Material and Tools of a Lithic Industry from Tell El Hesi, Israel

Hesse, Brian. Evidence of Husbandry from the Early Neolithic Site of Ganj Dareh in Western Iran

Johnson, Orna Roth. Interpersonal Relations and Domestic Authority Among the Machiguenga of the Peruvian Amazon

Johnson, Twig W. Work and Life in a Portuguese Fishing Village

Leymarie, Isabelle. The Role and Functions of the Griots Among the Woloff of Senegal

Maack, Stephen Charles. Urban Change and Quarter Routinization in Pikine, Senegal (vol.s 1, 2, and 3)

Minge-Kalman. The Evolution of Family Productive Changes During the Peasant to Worker Transition in Europe

Murray, Gerald Francis. The Evolution of Haitian Peasant Land Tenure: A Case Study in Agrarian Adaptation to Population Growth (vol.s 1 and 2)

Peranio, Roger D. The Structure of Bisaya Society: A Ranked Cognatic Social System

Tenenbaum, Joan Marsha. Morphology and Semantics of the Tanaina Verb

Turner, Brian. The Social Origins of Academic Sociology: Durkheim

Sontz, Ann L. Neighbors and Stranger-Factory and Community in a West German Immigrant Zone


Coleman, Samuel J. Induced Abortion and Contraceptive Method Choice Among Urban Japanese Marrieds

Farber, Anne. Social and Sexual Constraints on Bilingualism in a Highland Mayan Town

Kaprow, Miriam Lee. An Ethnic Group in Spite of Itself: Gypsies of Saragossa

Padoch, Christine. Migration and Its Alterations Among the Iban of Sarawak

Peet, Robert Creighton. Migration, Culture and Community: A Case Study from Rural Nepal

Sharff, Jagna Wojcicka. Patterns of Authority in Two Puerto Rican Households

Snarkis, Michael. The Archaeology of the Central Atlantic Watershed of Costa Rica


Carupana, Douglas V. An Analysis of use-wear Patterns on Natufian and Proto-Neolithic Bone Implants

Gilbert, Allan S. Urban Taphonomy of Mammalian Remains from the Bronze Age of Godin Tape, Western Iran

Groger, Burghild Lisa. The Transformation of Peasants Into Consumers of Machines: Big Tractors on Small Fields in a French Community

Haas, Jonathan. The Development of the Prehistoric State: Toward an Archaeological Analysis of Political Organization

Imokhai, Charles A. The Missionization of Uzairue: A Study of Missionary Impact on Traditional Marriage

Kerner, Karen. Building God’s Kingdom

Kramer, Betty Jo. Urarina Economy and Society: Tradition and Change

Laderman, Carol C. Conceptions and Preconceptions: Childbirth and Nutrition in Rural Malaysia

Lindholm, Charles. Generosity and Jealousy: Social and Emotional Structures of the Swat Pakhtun

McGovern, Thomas Howatt. The Paloeconomy of Norse Greenland

Susser, Ida. Poverty and Politics in a NYC Working Class Neighborhood

Vance, Carole S. Female Employment and Fertility in Barbados


Begler, Elsie B. Modernization of Agricultural Production and the Problem of Rural Unemployment: The Search for Work Among the Rural Protelariate of the Peruvian North Coast

Feldan-Bianco, Bela. The Petty Supporters of a Stratified Order: The Economic Entrepreneurs of Matpir, Sao Paulo, Brazil (1877-1974)

Chaki-Sircar, Manjusri. Lai Harouba: Social Position and Ritual Status of Meitei Women of Manipur, India

Gordon, Connie L. An Anthropo-Geographic View of an Economy: The Late Pre-Conquest Basin of Mexico

Kendall, Laurel. Restless Spirits: Shaman and Housewife in Korean Ritual Life

Lowman, Cherry. Environment, Society and Health: Community Growth and Decline Papua, New Guinea

Nolan, James L. Prehispanic Polity in the Lambayaquie Sphere, Peru

Selling, Eleanor. Trade and State Formation in the Pre-Colonial Southeast Asia

Sheehan, Brian. The Boston School Integration Dispute: Legal Maneuvers and Social Change

Sircar, Manjusri. Lai Harouba: Social Position and Ritual Status of Meitei Women of Manipur, India

Wander, Nathaniel. The World as Incantation. A Structural Study of the Attribution of Order Through Caste, Sacrifice, and Mythology

Weil, James Ernest. The Organization of Work in a Quechua Pioneer Settlement: Adaptation of Highland Tradition in the Lowlands of Eastern Bolivia


Foran, Neil. We Are All Related Here: Fishing, Land Tenure, and the Consequences of Kinship in a Small Hebridean Community

Geismar, Joan H. Skunk Hollow: Archaeological Perspectives on Social Disintegration in a Rural 19th Century Black Community

Hide, Robin Lamond. Aspects of Pig Production and Use in Colonial Sinasina, Papua New Guinea

Hudelson, John E. The Expansion and Development of Quichua Transitional Culture in the Upper Amazon Basin

Kehl, Frank. Hong Kong Shanty-Towns: The Demography and Household Economy on Intra-urban Migration and Housing

Losche, Diane. Abelam Ritual and Society

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Mazer, Rona S. Town and Tribe in Conflict: A Study of Local-Level Politics in Mashpee, Massachusetts

Moser, Michael. Mediation and Litigation in Rural Taiwan: An Ethnographic Study of Law and Dispute Settlement in a Modern Chinese Community

Orgel, Celia. Structuring Social Conflict: The Politics of Space in a Long Island Town

Waldstein, Alfred S. A Hydro-Agricultural Zone in the Global Economic System: Adaptation to the Constraints on Development in the Senegal River Delta

Witkin, Joan Wharton. Primate Brain and Life History

Yates, Michael. Factors Affecting Economic Behavior in Rural in Rural Paraguay


Atran, Scott. The Phenomenal Foundations of Biological Classification: An Anthropological Inquiry into the Scope and Limits of Common Sense Thought

Bonner, Jeffrey P. The Impact of the Consolidation of Agricultural Holdings on Village Socio-Economics in the Fine Foodgrains Region of Haryana

de Lacoste, L., M.C. Anatomical and Morphological Aspects of the Human Corpus Callosum

Butler, Fay E. The Conditioning of Medical Culture of an Inner City Population

Cerf, Barry J. The Dimensions and Causes of Child Malnutrition in a Balinese Village

Ehrlich, William D. Hong Kong: Economic Organization and Language Diversity

Ghani, Ashraf. Production and Domination: Aghanistan, 1747-1901

Godoy, Ricardo A. From Indian to Miner and Back Again: Small Scale Mining in the Jukumani Ayllu, Northern Potosi, Bolivia

Greenhalgh, Susan. Demographic Differentiation and Income Distribution: The Taiwan Case

Laderman, Rena. Mendi Twem and Sem: A Preliminary Analysis of the Social Relationships of Exchange and Production in a Highland New Guinea Society

Meltzoff, Sarah K. Custom Versus Civilization: A Japanese Fishery’s Multinational in Solomon Islands Development 1971-1981

Ong, Aihwa. Malay Peasants from Subsistence Production to Industrial Capitalism, Coastal Selangor, West Malaysia 1974-80

Stoler, Ann L. In The Company’s Schadow: The Politics of Labor Control in North Sumatran Agribusiness

Strongin, Jonathon D. Machiguenga, Medicine and Missionaries: The Introduction of Western Health Aids Among a Native Population of Southeastern Peru

Szanton, Maria Christina Blanc. People in Movement: Social Mobility and Leadership in Small Town Thailand


Burkhalter, Steve Brian. Amazon Gold Rush: Markets and the Mundurucu Indians

Chernela, Janet M. Hierarchy and Economy: A Study of the Uanano (Kotiria) Indians of the Northwest Amazon

Coleman, Robert Griffin Jr. Pakpak Batak Kin Groups and Land Tenure: A Study of Descent Organization and its Cultural Ecology

Dahbany-Miraglia, Dina. An Analysis of Ethnic Identity Among Yemenite Jews in the Greater New York Area

Flanders, Nicholas Edward. Socioeconomic Change and Cultural Continuity in an Alaskan Community

Galin, Anne. Spatial Organization in Lushootseed Culture, Texts and Language

Lennihan, Louise. The Origins and Development of Agricultural Wage Labor in Northern Nigeria: 1886-1980

Magnetti, Linda A. Verb Morphology in Mori, An Austronesian Language Spoken in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

Raphael, Terrie G. “Rise Before the Hoary Head”: A Study of Socialization to Old Age in an Israeli Town

Yongerman, Suzanne. “Shaking is No Foolish Play”: An Anthropological Perspective on the American Shakers--Person, Time, Space, and Dance-Ritual


Atran, Scott. The Phenomenal Foundations of Biological Classification: An Anthropological Inquiry into the Scope and Limits of Common Sense (vol.s 1 and 2)

Balee,William L. The Cultural Persistence of Ka'apor Indians of Brazil

Brock, Lina Lee. The Tamejirt: Kinship and Social History in a Tuareg Community

de Zengotita, Thomas. The Functional Reduction of Kinship in the Social Thought of the French Enlightment

Edelman, Marc. Land and Labor in an Expanding Economy: Agrarian Capitalism and the Hacienda System in Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica, 1880-1982

Espeland, Christine E. The Rural Side of Urbanization: Migration and Change in an Andean Village

Hanson, Karen Joyce. Development and Preventive Health Practices: in Taipei, Taiwan

Hirschfeld, Lawrence Adolph. The Mental Representation of Human Groupings: Inherent Levels in Classifying People

Gill, Lesley. Capitalist Agriculture and Peasant Production: A Case Study of Northern Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Kreniske, John. Sociobiology, the Runcible Science: An Examination of the Claims and Contentions of Sociobiology

Lewis, Linda Sue. Mediation and Judicial Process in a Korean Court

Lopez, Iris. Sterilization and Puerto Rican Women in New York City

Lutkehaus, Nancy. The Flutes of the Tenepoa: The Dynamics of Hierarchy and Equivalence in Manam, Papa New Guinea

Motta, Roberto. Meat and Feast: The Xango Religion in Recife, Brazil

Mwaria, Cheryl Benoit. The Changing Conditions of Social Production and Reproduction Among the Kitui Kamba: 1800-1976

Reiss, Nira. Speech-Act Taxonomy as a Tool for Ethnographic Description

Roach, Elizabeth Marchette. From English Mission to Samoan Congregation: Women and the Church in Rural Western Samoa

Romanoff, Steven A. Matses Adaptations in the Peruvian Amazon

Roy, John Dennis. An Investigation of the Processes of Language Variation and Change in a Speech Community in Barbados

Russell, Christine H. Upper Class Women and Men in the United States: An Investigation into the Significance of Gender and Class

Wali, Alaka. Kilowatts and Crisis Among the Kuna, Choco, and Colonos: National and Regional Consequences of the Bayano Hydroelectric Complex in Eastern Panama

Waldstein, Alfred Solomon. A Hydro Agricultural Zone in the Global Economic System: Adaptation to the Constraints on Development in the Seneral River Delta


Barstow, Alan Moser. The Politics of Employee Participation: A Case Study of Changing Power Relationships in Work and Management at a Swedish Manufacturing Plant

Berlin, Margalit. Manufacturing Clothes: Work and Home for the Colombian Female Worker in Venezuela

Dei, Carleene Hope. Political Activity Among Urban African Women: Le Groupe d'Animation Culturel de Cocody

Edmondson, Janet C. Fertility Decline in a Balinese Village

Engebretsen (Ferguson) Janet E. Hunter-Gatherer Models and North-west Plains Paleoindians

Ferguson, Brian Richard. Class Transformations in Puerto Rico

Gaughan, Joseph P. Narrative Tradition and Social Structure: Peasant Folktales in the Tregor, Brittany

Georges, Eugenia. The Causes and Consequences of International Labor Migration From a Rural Dominican Sending Community

Lutkehaus, Nancy Christine. The Flutes of the Tanepoa: The Dynamics of Hierarchy and Equivalence in Manam

Murphy, Martin F. Historical and Contemporary Labor Utilization Practices in the Sugar Industries of the Dominican Republic

Mwaria, Cheryl Benoit. The Changing Conditions of Social Production and Reproduction Among the Kitui Kamba: 1800-1976

Panagopoulou, Helen. Form Versus Function: Lithic Use-Wear Analysis and Its Application to a Class of Levantine


Ausenda, Georgio. Leisurely Nomads: The Hadendowa (Beja) of the Gash Delta and Their Transition to Sedentary Village Life (vol.s 1 and 2)

Berger, Allen H. Cooperation, Conflict, and Production Environment in Highland Sardinia: A Study of the Associational Life of Transhumant Shepherds (vol.s 1 and 2)

Golla, Susan M. Hellas a Name: Continuity and Chance in a Vancouver Island Indian Community

Gort, Enid. Changing Traditional Medicine in Swaziland: A World Systems Analysis

Heilbroner, Peter I. Cerebral Symmetry and Sexual Dimorphism in Non-Human Primates: A Study of Five Species

Henderson, Carol Elaine. Life in the Land of Death: Famine and Drought in Arid Western Rajasthan (vol.s 1 and 2)

Jervis, Nancy. Retracing a Chinese Landscape: The Interaction of Policy and Culture in a North China Village

Meissner, Jeffrey R. Tribes at the Core: Legitimacy, Structue and Power in Zaydi Yemen

Novac, Cynthia Jean. Sharing the Dance: An Ethnography of Contact Improvisation

Ross, Jane Bennett. A Balance of Deaths: Revenge Feuding Among the Achuara Jivaro of the Northwest Peruvian Amazon

Saenz, Candelario. “They Have Eaten our Grandfathers”


Alterman, Michael. A Reassessment of Late Archaic Settlement and Subsistence Along the Upper Savannah River Valley: A View from the Richard B. Russell Reservoir

Biolsi, Thomas John. Organizing the Sioux: The Implementation of the Indian Reorganization Act on Rosebud and Pine Ridge Reservations

Fisher, William F. Ethnicity, Migration, and Social Change: The Thakali of Central Nepal

Gort, Enid. Changing Traditional Medicine in Rural Swaziland: A World Systems Analysis

Hirota, Janice M. The Making of Meaning: The Work World of 'Creatives' in American Advertising Agencies

Manson, William Chase. The Kardiner-Linton Synthesis: Culture, Psychodynamics, and "Basic Personality" (1933-1945)

Owens, Bruce. The Politics of Divinity in the Kathmandu Valley: The Festival of Bungadya/Rato Matsyendranath (vol.s 1 and 2)

Saltzman, Cynthia. Women and Unions at Yale University: An Ethnohistorical Account

Santoro, Geraldine. "We Don't Need the Shoreham Nuclear Power Station": Perceptions on and Responses to Technological Risk of Three American Anti-Nuclear Protest Groups

Scheer, Jessica. The Social Consequences of Mobility Impairment in a New York City Neighborhood (vol.s 1 and 2)

Shaw, Thomas Anthony. Emerging Persona: Youth Subculture, Social Identity, and Social Mobility in an Urban Chinese Setting

Smith, Stephen Richard. Drinking and Sobriety in Japan


Antoniello, Patricia. Women’s Reproductive Health in a Polyethnic Neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York

Bauch, Elizabeth Ann. We Shall Not Lose the Bread of Our Children: Strikes at a U.S. Copper Company in Southern Peru

Bosco, Joseph. Rural Industrialization in a Taiwanese Township

Burges, Judith. Women’s Migration and Work: Caribbean Nurses in New York City

Flory, Michael John. More Japanese than Japan: Adaptation and Social Network Formation Among the Wives of Japanese Businessmen Temporarily Residing in Bergen County, New Jersey

Krute, Laurence Dana. Piaroa Nominal Morphosemantics

Lagos, Maria Laura. Paths to Autonomy, Roads to Power: Peasant-Elite Relations in Cochabamba, Bolivia, 1900-1985

Motta, Roberto Mauro. Cortez. Meat and Feast: The Xango Religion of Recife, Brazil

Nugent, David Leslie. The Mercantile Transformation of Provincial Urban Life: Labor, Value and Time in the Northern Peruvian Sierra (vol.s 1 and 2)

Owens, Bruce. The Politics of Divinity in the Kathmandu Valley: The Festival of Bungadya/Rato Matsyendranath (vol.s 1 and 2)

Quaggiotto, Pamela Kay. Altars of Food to Saint Joseph in Sicily

Quinones, Maria. Gender, Power and Politics Among the Rural Working Class in Barbados, West Indies

Simich, Laura Lee. Comiso: The Politics of Peace in a Sicilian Town


Agelarakis, Anagnostis. The Paleopathological Evidence, Indicator of Stress, of the Shanidar Proto-Neolithic and Ganj Dareh Neolithic Human Skeletal Remains

Florance, Charles. A Survey and Analysis of Late and Terminal Preclassic Settlement Along the Lerma River in Southesastern Guanajuato, Mexico

Hahn, Hanhee. Songje's Transformation: Social and Economic History of a Korean Village, 1910-1987

Kubik, Jan. The Role of Symbols in the Legitimation of Power: Poland 1976-1981 (vol.s 1 and 2)

Mills, Sharon G. The Social Construction of Contemplation (vol.s 1 and 2)

Wallman, Joel A. A Critique of Ape Language


Cerf, Charlotte. Waters of Change: The Impact of Industrial Water Pollution on Small Scale Fishing Communities in North Eastern Brazil

Fried-Foster, Nancy.

William, Annie K. The Evolution of Mitochondrial DNA in the Silenus-Sylvanus Species Group of Macaques (Macaca)


Chairetakis, Anna L. The Past in the Present: Community Variation and Earthquake Recovery in the Sele Valley, Southern Italy, 1980-1989

Dudley, Kathryn Marie. Betrayed in America: The Politics of Meaning in a Plant Shutdown

Fenton, James P. The Social Uses of Dead People

Goodman, Jacqueline. Politics of the White Collar Workers: Proletariat or Professional?

Hawkeswood, William G. One of the Children: An Ethnography of Identity and Gay Black Men

He, Yong. Aspects of Discourse Structure in Mandarin Chinese

Holleman, Linda Carlene. Vietnamese Medical Beliefs in the Context of the American Medical System: Cultural vs. Medical Efficacy

Mizrahi, Daryo. Diversity and Comedy in Ottoman Istanbul: The Turkish Shadow Puppet Performance

Pivnick, Anitra Margot. Victims and Saviors: The Meanings of Motherhood and Children Among Poor, HIV Infected, Drug Using Women (vol.s 1 and 2)

Shapiro, Delores Jeanne. Symbolic Fluids: The World of Spirit Mediums in Brrazilian Possession Groups

Vom Eigen, Keith. Science and Spirit: Doctors and Healers in Jamaica

Worley, Barbara. Livestock, Vassals, Slaves, and Drum: These are the Property of Women: The Cultural Construction of Twareg Gender Relations


Ciekawy, Diane. Witchcraft Eradication Movements as Political Process in Kilifi District, Kenya, 1955-1987

Karakasidou. Fields of Wheat, Hills of Shrub: Agrarian Development and the Dialectics of Ethnicity and Nationality in Northern Greece, 1870-1990 (vol.s 1 and 2)

Mahler, Sarah Jean. Tres Veces Mojado: Undocumented Central and South American Migration to Suburban Long Island (vol.s 1 and 2)

Savishinsky, Neil J. Rastafari in the Promised Land: The Spread of a Jamaican Socio-Religious Movement and its Music and Culture Among the Youth of Ghana and Senegambia

William, Peace J. Symbolic Fluids: The World of Spirit Mediums in Brazilian Possession Gropus

Zent, Standord Rhode. Historical and Ethnographic Ecology of the Upper Cuao River Wothiha: Clues for an Interpretation of Native Guianese Social Organization (vol.s 1 and 2)


Canin, Eric Joan. Between Religion and Revolution: A study of Grassroots Christian Communities in Managua, Nicaragua

Goldberg, Neil.

Gounis, Kostas. The Domestication of Homelessness: The Politics of Space and Time in New York City Shelters

Herrera, Jesus. "Free as a Hare": A Slave Rebellion in Colonial Venezuela

Marakowitz, Ellen. Gender and Nationalism in Finland: The Domestication of the National Narrative

McLaughlin, Irene C. Colonialism, Cattle, and Class: A Century of Ranching on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation

Mescher, Gary W. Fisheries Industrialization and the Consequences for Small-Scale Fisherman: The Weir Fishermen of New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy Shore

Nagle, Robin A. On Earth as it is in Heaven: Narrative, Ritual and the Construction of Faith in Northeast Brazil

Putra, Heddy Shri Ahimsa. The Politics of Agrarian Change and Clientelism in Indonesia: Bantaeng, South Sulawesi, 1883 to 1990 (vol.s 1 and 2)

Ruf, Gregory A. Pillars of the State: Laboring Families, the Structuring of Authority, and the Crafting of Community in West Chinca Village, 1930-1990

Scandlyn, Jean Naomi. When the Social Contract Fails: Intergenerational and Interethnic Conflict in an American Suburban School District (vol.s 1 and 2)

Weisgrau, Maxine. Social and Political Relations of Development: NGOS and Adivasis in Rajasthan

Xia, Ningsheng. Chinese/English Bilingual Communication


Bushell, William C. Psychophysiological and Cross Cultural Dimensions of Ascetico-Meditational Practices: Special Reference to the Christian Hermits of Ethiopia and Application to Theory in Anthropology and Relgious Studies (vol.s I and II)

Herrera, Jesus . "Free as a Hare": A Slave Rebellion in Colonial Venezuela

Murphy, Eugene Thomas. WillowPond Village: Family, Marriage, and Social Stratification in a Yangzi Delta Farming Community

Pires-Hester, Laura J. A Study of Cape Verdean-American Ethnic Development: The Emergence of Bilateral Diaspora Ethnicity and its Impact in a Southeastern New England Locality

Watson, Carol J. Women and the Development Apparatus in Chad: A Critical Analysis of Institutions and Ideologies in Action with Case Studies from UNICEF


Blincoe, Deborah A. Miniatures of the Upper Delaware: The Delineation of a Regional Aesthetic Category

Kyle, Christopher. The Ecology and Political Economy of Maize in Upper Rio Atempa Basin, Gurerrero, Mexico

Robins, Steven L. The Social Impact of a Resettlement in Zimbabwe

Rubenstein, Steven Lee. Death in a Distant Place /or/ The Politics of Shuar Shamanism, (vol.s I and II)

Shapiro, Jill S. A Craniometric Analysis of Subspecific Variation in Pongo: Implications for Hominoid Evolution

Stevens, Carolyn S. A Purehabu with a View: Volunteer Activities and Social Marginality in Urban Japan

Sundar, Nandini. In Search of Gunda Dhur: Colonialism of Conflict in Bastar Central India, 1854-1993

Weiss, Martin D. Japanese Immigrants in Brazil: A Quantitative Study of Two Postwar Africultural Colonies


Cameron, Louisa. White Collar Women in the Japanese Workplace

Wagner, Catherine C. Burden of Dreams: History Memory and the Making of National Identity in Post-Soviet Union

Williams, Dee Mack. Subjective Landscapes and Resource Management on the Chinese Grasslands of Inner Mongolia


Bornstein, Avram. Give Me Your Identity: Palestinian Border Struggles in the West Bank

de Carvalho, Joao Filipe Soutelo Soeiro. Choral Musics in Maputo: Urban Adaptation, Nation Building and the Performance of Identity

Edell, James M. Political Control of a ‘Throw Away’ Population. Examination of Sex Education in Foster Care

Ramos-Zayas, Ana Y. Nationalistic Ideologies, Ethnic Ideologies, Ethnic Identity and “Community Building” Among Puerto Ricans in Chicago

Rosenblum, Lisa L. Population Genetics and Molecular Evolution of Pigtail Macaques and Silver Leaf Monkey

Snyder, Corinna A. Locating Crosses in Lithuania


Eitzen, Hilda. Scenarios of Statehood: Media and State Ceremonials in Kazakstan

Kanaaneh, Rhoda. Conceiving Difference: Gender, Class, Nation and Family Planning in the Galilee

Walker, Drew. Naming the Cause: A Cultural Critique of the Alzheimer's State

Zhang, Hong. Social Transformations, Family Life, and Uxorilocal Marriages in a Hubei Village, 1870-1994


Clemons, Eric W. Transcending National Identity: Foreign Employees and Organizational Management in Corporate Japan

McLean, Stuart J. The Event and its Terrors: Memory Transformation and Death in Narratives of the Irish Famine

Matthews, Christopher N. An Archaeology of History and Tradition: Anapolis and the Making of the Modern Landscape

Isabelle F. Rey-Lescure. The Party-State and Society: The Dynamics of the Encounter Between the Party-State and the Family in Northeast China


Cuddy, Thomas W. Socioeconomic Integration of the Classis Maya State: Political and Domestic Economies in a Residential Neighborhood

Fashing, Peter J. Behavior and Ecology of Abyssinian Black and White Colobus Monkeys (Colobus guereza) in the Kakamega Forest, Kenya

Gathua, Joel Mwangi. Intraspecific Variation in Foraging Patterns of Redtail Monkeys (Cerocopithecus ascanius) in the Kakamega Forest, Kenya

Hoffman, Katherine E. The Place of Language: Song, Talk and Land in Southwestern Morocco

Jackson, John L. Doing Harlem: Practicing Race and Class on Post Civil Rights America

Lennon, Chauncy H. Home Rule

MacLachlan, Elizabeth Naoko. National Television News in Japan: A Production Study

Swedell, Larissa. Social Behavior and Reproductive Strategies of Female Hamadryas Baboons, Papio hamadryas hamadryas, in Ethiopia

Tosi, Anthony J. Evolutionary Relationships Among Members of the Genus Macaca as Inferred from Paternal, Maternal, and Biparental Molecular Markers

Yuan, Michael S. Perikymata Counts in Two Modern Human Sample Populations


Ellis, Catherine. The Legacy of Jim Crow in Rural Louisiana

Hancock, Nelson C. Ethnicity and State Measures: Social and Political Constructions of Kamchadal Identity, 1700-2000

Kim, Hanna H. Being Swaminarayan: The Ontology and Significance of Belief in the Construction of a Gujurati Diaspora

MdZain, Badrul M. Molecular Systematics of the Genus Presbytis

Weidman, Amanda J. The Politics of Classical Music in South India


Gifford, Clarence C. Imperial Negotiations in the Northern Calchaqui Valley

Jordan, Kurt A. Settlement, Housing and Economy at a Disparate Seneca Community, ca 1715-1754

Karkazis, Katrina A. Beyond Treatment: Mapping the Connections among Genitals, Gender and Sexuality in Recent Controversies Inter-sexuality

Perez-Sweeney, Beatriz. Lion Tamarin Conservation and Genetics

Porcu, Leide. The Way We Deal with Harsh Reality: The Rhetorics of Stealing, Selling, Hoarding and Humor at the Fish Market of Cagliari

Ramsey, Kate. Performances of Prohibition: Law, "Superstition," and National Modernity in Haiti

Valderrama, Ximena. Population Structure in Wedge-capped Capuchin Monkeys

Varzi, Roxanne. Visionary Terrains of Post-revolution War Iran:Youth Culture, Media and Public Space


Abowd, Thomas P. Landscape Exclusion

Arai, Andrea G. Effects of Time and Value: The Child, Modernity and Turn-of-the-Century Japan

Bayo, Holsey. Routes of Remembrance: The Transatlantic Slave Trade in the Ghanan Imagination

Fisher, Melissa Suzanne Wang. Wall Street Women: Gender, Culture, and History in Global Finance

Khan, Naveeda Ahmed. Grounding Sectarianism: Islamic Ideology and Muslim Everyday Life in Lahore, Pakistan Crica 1920s/1990s

Kramer, Jennifer. Switchback: Art, Cultural Revival and Nuxalk National Identity. in Bella Cola, British Columbia

Lele, Veerendra P. The Archaeology of Identity in Aran

McCabe, Marikay. Parameters of the Public Commercial and Legal Topographies of 19th Century Havana, Cuba

Peluso, Daniela M. Ese Eja Epona: Women’s Social Power in Multiple and Hybrid Worlds

Seif, Huda. Castes and Outcastes: Domination and Allegories of Resentment

Sherwood, Chester C. Co-Evolution of Communication and the Brain in Primates: Evidence from Brainstem and Motor Cortex

Warfield, James J. Individual Differences in Infant Rhesus Macaque Attachment Behavior

Zamindar, Vazira. Divided Families and the Making of Nation-hood in India and Pakistan


Allen, Jafari. Counterpoint: Black Masculinities, Sexuality and Self-Making in Contempoary Cuba

Arai, Andrea G. Effects of Time and Value: The Child, Modernity and Turn-of-the-Century Japan

Buzzard, Paul J. Assessing the Effects of Interspecific Competition in Tai guenons

Gupta, Pamila. The Relic State: St. Francis Xavier and the Politics of Ritual in Portuguese India

Khan, Naveeda A. Grounding Sectarianism: Islamic Ideology and Muslim Everyday Life in Lahore, Circa 1920s/1990s

Mitchell, Lisa A. From Medium to Marker: The Making of a Mother Tongue in Modern South India

Myrivili, Eleni. The Liquid Border: Subjectivity at the Limits of the Nation-State in Southeast Europe

Neuman, Dard A.  A House of Music: The Hindustani Musicians and the Crafting of Traditions

Ruppel, Kristin T. Nations Undivided, Indian Land Unearthed: The Dis-Owining of US Federal India Trust

Sangchantr, Sasimar. Social Organization and Ecology of Mentawai Leaf Monkeys

Subiaul, Francys. Assessing the Initiative Abilities of Humans and Non-Human Primates

Sutton, Wendy Ann Swanson. Economic and Social Change During a Critical Transition: The Protohistoric in the Powder River Basin and Big Horn Mountains

Unsal, Deniz. The Multicultural Ordeal: Race, Nation and Sexuality in Dutch Postcoloniality


Brown, Emily J. Instruments of Power: Musical Performance in Rituals of the Ancestral Puebloans of the American Southwest

Miller, Thomas. Songs from the House of the Dead: Sound, Shamans and Collecting in the North Pacific (1900-2000)

Oushakine, Serguei. The Patriotism of Despair: Symbolic Economies, National Memory, and Communities of Loss in Russia


De la Cruz, Deirdre. All His Instruments: Mary, Miracles, and the Media in the Catholic Philippines

Gandolfo, Daniella. The City at Its Limits: Taboo, Transgression, and Urban Renewal in Lima, Peru

Huq, Maimuna. The Politics of Belief: Women’s Islamic Activism in Bangladesh

Kernaghan, Richard. Coca’s Gone: An Ethnography of Time and the Political in Peru’s Upper Huallaga Valley

Lazzari, Marissa. Traveling Things and the Production of Social spaces: An Archaeological Study of Circulation and Value in North Western Argentina

Ochoa, Todd R. The Living and the Dead in a Cuban-Congo Sacred Society

Obarrio, Juan Manuel. The Spirit of the Laws in Mozambique

Zitzewitz, Karin. The Aesthetics of Secularism: Modernist Art and Visual Culture in India


Boozer, Anna. Housing Empire: The Archaeology Of Daily Life In Roman Amheida, Egypt

Chaturvedi, Ruchi. Down By Law: Violence and the Work of Politics in Kerala, South India

Haniffa, Fathima. In Search of an Ethical Self in a Beleaguered Context: Middle ClassMuslims in Contemporary Sri Lanka

Hatcher, Jeffrey. Paternity and Population Genetics in Blue Monkeys, Cercopithecus Mitis Stuhlmanni: Methods for Non-Invasive DNA Sampling, Strategies for Laboratory Analysis and an Assessmentof the Role of Paternity in the Microevolution of a Local Population in Western Kenya

Horowitz, Mara. Monumentality and Social Transformation at Late Bronze I Phlamoudhi-Vounari, Cyprus

Meeker, Lauren. Musical Transmissions: Folk Music, Mediation, and Modernity in Northern Vietnam

Campbell, Michael C. Worldwide Survey of Haplotype Variation and Linkage Disequilibrium at the Sort 1 and Sorl 1 Genes: Implications for Human Demographic History, Modern Human Origins and Complex Disease

Cook, Matthew Alain. After Annexation: Colonialism and Sindh During the 1840s After Annexation:Colonialism and Sindh Duringthe 1840s

Lukic, Dejan. Inscriptions of the Apparitional: Interrogating Ex-Yugoslavia

Pahwa, Sonali.  Staging Difference: An Ethnography of New Generation Egyptian Theatre

Spadola, Emilio. Rites of Reception:The Jinnsin Moroccan Mass Society

Talebi, Shahla. Discriminatory Discourses of Self-Sacrifice and Martydom: State and Dissident Martyrs in Post-Revolutionary Iran

Wu, Kaming. Specter of the Folk:The Making of Culture in Contemporary China


Bridges, Khiara. Reproducing Race, an Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization

Chaney, Ryan D. Signing Sounds of the South: Performing “Heritage” and Representing Culture in Appalachia Virginia

Chang, Ho-jun. Economy Compromised, Law Contested:The Social/Cultural Construction of Informality/Illegality in Beijin’s Zhongguancun, China

Collins, Rodney William James. From Coffee to Manhood: Grounds for Exchange in the Tunisian Coffeehouse, CA 1898-2008

Costley, Alex W. “I Can Manage”: The Measure and the Meaning of Daily Life Amongthe Elderly of Washington Heights in New York City

Çubukçu,Ayça. "Humanity must be Defended?"

Dewan, Jennifer. The Practice of Politics: Feminism, Activism and Social Change in Ireland

Drybread, Kristen. Funeral Rights:An Ethnography of the Physical Lives and Social Deaths of Brazilian “Street Children"

Erami, Narges. Rates of Influence:Revolution, Religion, and Ritual in a Holy Iranian City

Erdur, Oguz. Nietsche and the Neolithic: An Excavation Diary

Grey, Jacquelyn L. Beyond Words: Interrogating Violence on the Island of Noepe

Hasinoff, Erin Louise. Seeing Through Things: Material Burma,The Missionary Exhibit and its Object Lessons

Hopkins, Drew. Junctures: An Historical Ethnography of Networking and Surviving in the Mountains of Western Fujium

Kabamba, Patience. Trading on War: New Forms of Life in the Debris of the State

Koga, Yukiko. The Double Inheritance: The Afterlife of Colonial Modernity in the Cities of Former “Manchuria.”

Linn, Meredith. From Typus to Tuberculosis and Fractures in between: A Visceral Historical Archaeology of Irish Immigrant Life in New York City 1845-1870

Nakamura, Carolyn Matsuko. The Matter of Magic: Material Figures of Memory and Protection in Neu Assyrian Apotropaic Figurine Rituals (First Millenium BC)

Naqvi, Syed N. Mourning Indo-Muslim Modernity: Moments in Post-Colonial Urdu Literacy Culture

Roberts, Nathaniel. The Power of Conversion and the Foreignness of Belonging: Domination and Moral Community in a Paraiyar Slum


Britt, Kelly. Lancaster Renaissance:Urban Revitalization, Heritage, Tourism, and Community Archaeology

Fisch, Michael Adam. Commuting Times:Modernity on the Rails in Contemporary Japan

Harmon, Brian Duane. Opening Luzhou:Representation, Visuality, and Consumer

Holmberg, Karen Geneil. Nature, Material, Culture, and the Volcano: The Archaeological of the Volcán Barú in Highland Chiriquí, Panamá

Kapadia, Anush Darius. States, Markets and Control Mechanisms:Monetary Politics in India

Kim, David Jee-Yoon. Divining Capital:Spectral Returns and the Commodification of Fate

Krishnan, Rajan. Cultures of Indices:Anthropology of Tamil and other Cinemas

Merabet, Sofian. Social Transformations in a War Torn City:The Production of Queer Spaces and the Formation of Identities in Post Civil-war, Beirut

Nadkarni, Maya. Remains of Socialism:Memory and National Identity in Postsocialist

Olesen, Morten Sylvest. The Discursive Dimensions of the Sri Lankan Conflict

Plourde, Lorraine D. Difficult Music: An Ethnography of Listening for the Avant-Garde in Tokyo

Sime, Jennifer N. The Long Night of Stone:From National Catholicism to Cultural Heritage on the Camino de Santiago

Weiss, Lindsay Moira. Diamond Mine:Diamond Yours:Illegal Diamonds Buying on the Late 19th Century Diamond Fields and its Relationship to Apartheid Landscapes of South Africa


Bardawil, Fadi A. Why all that is Revolution Melts into Air.” The Disenchantment of Levantine Marxists

Buyuksarac, Guldem Baykal. "The Politics of Loss and the Poetics of Melancholy: A Case Study on Iraqi Turkmen"?

Garriga-Lopez, Adriana M. Viral Citizens: The Coloniality of HIV/AIDS in Puerto Rico

Dinovelli-Lang, Danielle. Nature Value and Territory in Alaskan Subsistance Politics: The View from Brown Bear Bay

Kilroy-Marac, Kathleen P. The Impossible Inheritance:Memory and Postcolonial Subjectivity at the Fann Psychiatric Hospital in Dakar, Senegal

Latif, Nadia. Kinship, Narrative and Belonging to Place: Home and Homeland in a Palestinian Refugee Camp

Lazzari, Axel César. Autonomy in Apparitions: Phantom Indian, Selves, and Freedom (on the Rankülche in Argentina)

Paidipaty, Poornima. Tribal Nation:Politics and the Making of Anthropology in India, 1874-1967

Palus, Matthew. Materialities of Government: A Historical Archaeology of Infrastructure in Annapolis and Eastport, 1865-1961

Skrydstrup, Martin Christian Hugo. Once Ours:The Making and Unmaking of Claims to Cultural Property

Sriramachandran, Ravindran. Life is where we are not: Making the Tamil Coolie

Uperesa, Lisaclaire Fa’anofo. Fabled Futures:Development, Gridiron Football and Transnational Movements in American Samoa

Von Schnitzler, Anna. Liberation in a Time of Neoliberalism: Citizenship, Technology and Politics in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Wu, Yi. Transforming Rural Land Ownership in Southwest China:Local Government, Village Collectives, and Rural Households in Conflict and Negotiation


Ayyathurai, Gajendran. Foundations of Anti-Caste Discourse:  Tamil Buddhism and the Marginalized in South Asia

Blanton, Anderson Hall. Hittin’ the Prayer Bones:  Materialities of Faith in Southern Appalachia

Guessous, Nadia. Geneologies of Feminism:  Leftist Feminist Subjectivity in the Wake of the Islamic Revival in Contemporary Morocco

Jennings, Ronald C.  Cosmopolitan Subjects: An Anthropological Critique Of Cosmopolitan Criminal Law And Political Modernity

Leal, Alejandra. For the Enjoyment of all:  Cosmopolitan Aspirations, Urban Encounters and Class Boundaries in Mexico City

Pecelli, Morgan V. Tendrils of Lost Prime and the Self: An Aesthetic Anthropology of New York City’s “Post” Avant Garde

Pillay, Suren.  The Partisan's Violence, Law And Apartheid: The Assassination Of Matthew Goniwe And The Cradock Four

Saleh, Zainab M. Iraqui Exiles in the U.K.: Nation-Building, Violence and Identity


Abelin, Mireille S. Fiscal sovereignty:  Reconfigurations of value and citizenship in post-financial crisis in Argentina.

Arumugam, Sivakumar V. Governing social bodies: Affect and number in contemporary cricket

Carter, Jon. H. Splendor of ruins: Gangs, state, and crime in Honduras

Gaitan, Felipe Ammann. Daring Trade: An Archaeology of the Slave Trade in Late 17th-Century Panama (1663-1674)

Hatsumi, Kaori. War and grief, faith and healing in a Tamil Catholic fishing village in northern Sri Lanka

Hohman, Kathryn Anne.

Here are my 50 cultural anthropology dissertation selections for 2016. As in past years, my search was based on Dissertation Abstracts International, an electronic database available through my university library which consists of almost 100 percent U.S. dissertations. As always, I rely only on the abstract of each dissertation as the basis for my selection. I have taken the liberty of trimming long abstracts so that all entries are roughly the same length. My apologies to the authors for any possible offenses created by my editing.

The search terms I used reflect the focus of the anthropologyworks blog: food, resources, and livelihoods; power and politics; health; conflict and violence; population dynamics; stratification including race, class, gender, and age; activism, programs and policies; and the importance of cultural anthropology in describing and analyzing the complexity of these topics within particular and changing contexts – local, regional, and global. 

The selected dissertations of 2016 offer a rich array of topics and approaches. Health-related research predominates. Other recurrent subjects are politics and power, migration, rights, and the effects of policies and programs. Cities are a notably frequent site, while several studies are based on multi-sited research. 

Congratulations to writers of these 50 dissertation. Best wishes to you all.

See also the best cultural anthropology dissertations of 2009, 2010, 2011,20122013, 2014, and 2015.

Altun, Murat. Of conspiracies and men: The politics of evil in Turkey. University of Minnesota.Advisor: Hoon Song. 

This ethnographic study documents the belief in conspiracy theories in Turkey, a growing conviction that an insider evil agent is stirring the harmony and unity of society. It is based on fieldwork in Northeastern Turkey, where belief in conspiracy theories are prevalent and a folk festival of evil power expulsion is celebrated. I ask: what are the cultural and historical roots of believing in conspiracy theories? The ethnography sheds light on the increasing references to conspiratorial powers in Turkish politics by drawing attention to the conspiratorial thinking in Trabzon, one of the strong voter bases of the governing Justice and Development Party. Kalandar, from its costumes and reenactments to its relation to historical religious conversions and state violence, provides a lens for its participants to interpret the concept of a nation that they imagine to be in constant defense of “insider conspiratorial” threats.

Ananda, Kitana. Politics after a ceasefire: Suffering, protest, and belonging in Sri Lanka’s Tamil Diaspora. Columbia University. Advisor: Daniel, E. Valentine.

This multi-sited ethnographic study concerns the cultural formations of moral and political community among Tamils displaced by three decades of war and political violence in Sri Lanka. Through field research among Tamils in Toronto, Canada, and Tamil Nadu, India, I inquire into the histories, discourses, and practices of diasporic activism at the end of war between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Tamils abroad were mobilized to protest the war, culminating in months of spectacular mass demonstrations in metropolitan cities around the world. Participant-observation among activists and their families in diaspora neighborhoods and refugee camps, public events and actions, semi-structured interviews, media analysis, and archival work, reveal how “diaspora” has become a capacious site of political becoming for the identification and mobilization of Tamils within, across, and beyond-nation states and their borders.

Bajoghli, Narges Paramilitary media: Revolution, war, and the making of the Islamic Republic of Iran.New York University. Advisor: Faye Ginsburg.

This ethnographic study of state power in the Islamic Republic offer us insights into how the hegemonic paramilitary organization, Basij, attempts to influence its citizens via media. If successful, every revolutionary movement eventually faces a dilemma: how does the commitment to the revolutionary project get transmitted from one generation to the next as historical circumstances change? In investigating this question, I look at how pro-regime cultural producers, affiliated primarily with the Basij, but also with the Revolutionary Guard and Ansar-e Hezbollah, produce media in everyday interactions between producers, directors, editors, translators, and viewers. Drawing on fieldwork in Tehran, Abadan, and Karaj, among Basij filmmakers, my study addresses the work of a hegemon in attempting to advance a culture of revolution. I argue that at stake is not just the creation of new forms of revolutionary media, but also new ways of guiding the future of the Islamic Republic through the cultivation of today’s citizen.

Begim, Ainur Investing for the long term: Temporal politics of retirement planning in financialized central Asia. Yale University. Advisor: Douglas Rogers.

Fieldwork in Almaty, Kazakhstan, is the basis for this ethnographic study of pension planning and investments in the age of oil-enabled financialization. I use retirement investments as a lens through which to investigate how Kazakhstanis have conceptualized their individual and collective futures and made long-term plans in an oil-centered economy from the 1990s to the present. My findings suggest that many Kazakhstanis view the country’s relative prosperity and political stability as uncertain and impermanent. This in turn informs how they make plans, strategize for the future, invest, spend, and save money. The temporal orientation of Kazakhstanis is not necessarily short-term; it is a complex of short-term strategies, mid-range possibilities, and contingency plans. Citizens aim to invest in a range of short-term and medium-term investments, such as real estate, bank deposits in foreign currency, and more dubious and risky financial schemes.

Borea, Giuliana. Recasting the contemporary: Processes, assemblages and aspirations in the making of the new Lima art scene. New York University. Advisor: Fred R. Myers.

This dissertation is an anthropological analysis of the processes of formation of the booming scene of contemporary art in Lima and of its mechanisms of articulation over the last twenty years. It locates its study in conjuncture with the political economy and the neoliberal transformations of Lima and Peru, and with changes in the larger art world. By tracing processes and art agents’ multiscalar strategic practices and dreams, I argue that there are three periods and forms of assemblages in the making of the new Lima art scene, and I show how different actors and generations come into play. This thesis demonstrates the paradoxes of participation and posits that the “global art world” does not necessarily imply new art values and forms, but rather the expansion of dominant art views and prototypes through grounded assemblages and a wider multi-scale participation of transnational elite actors. With an ethnographic approach, this dissertation discusses the politics of the “global art map.”

Boyle, Michael J. Declining city, born-again citadel: Faith-based organizations and the reconstitution of inequality in postindustrial America. City University of New York. Advisor: Donald Robotham.

In the context of the hegemonic neoliberalism of recent decades, faith-based organizations (FBOs) have flourished as mechanisms for addressing poverty and other varieties of social need. For all of the contributions of contemporary anthropological research to the study of FBOs, however, most analyses have stressed the potency of FBOs and elided the agency of recipients. This dissertation, through a multi-cited study of Evangelical FBOs in the postindustrial American city of Plainfield, focuses on the latter theme. Owing to the traditional behaviorism of American culture and also its Evangelical reproduction in FBO settings, the pursuit of charity thrusts a dilemma onto recipients: Risk accepting the stigma and shame typically associated with poverty or contest those meanings and risk alienating oneself from a valuable source of much-needed household assistance. Rather than accepting the terms of this invidious dilemma, however, charitable subjects in Plainfield transcend them with performances of worthiness—demonstrations of respectfulness, a work ethic, and more, that mark them as worthy, despite their poverty. Marxian praxis theory suggests that these performances have the contradictory consequence of facilitating the reproduction of capitalist social relations.

Chapman, Chelsea. Multi-natural resources: politics and cosmologies of energy in central Alaska. The University of Wisconsin Madison. Advisors: Larry Nesper and Maria Lepowsky.

This dissertation addresses energy cosmologies surfacing in conflicts over development in central Alaska. Fieldwork included regional fossil and renewable resource agencies, petroleum and power production sites, public hearings on energy consumption, regulation and development. The author interviewed renewable energy researchers, forestry scientists, consultants, engineers, environmental activists, state legislators and tribal representatives. Authoritative knowledge developed alongside a proliferation of quasi-public entities developing natural gas production and transportation schemes. Simultaneously, rapid climate change and ongoing energy supply crises disrupted local livelihoods. Resulting renewable energy projects threatened to import many of the social inequities institutionalized in decades of petroleum production. The study finds that, despite the potential of studying ontological pluralism in contested extractive sites, energy development here remains a site of neocolonial governmentality best suited to political economic analysis.

Crocker, Rebecca. “Sadness is a great pain for the body”: The emotional trauma and embodied impacts of migration from Mexico to Tucson, Arizona.The University of Arizona. Advisor: Thomas E. Sheridan.

A considerable body of evidence links social and economic inequities to poor health. One of the means through which these inequities are translated to the body is via negative emotions, which carry known psychological and physiological responses. This thesis is a historically contextualized study of how migration from Mexico to southern Arizona is experienced at the site of the body. I outline the ethno-historical background of traditional medicinal usage and concepts of health and healing in northern Mexico. I examine migration-related psychosocial stressors impacting first-generation Mexican immigrants in southern Arizona, and report on the primary emotional experiences immigrants associate with these stressors. I use the illness narratives of my participants to move more deeply into the connections between these experiences of emotional suffering and physical health. I employ immigrants’ own words to draw a link between group level epidemiological data on health declines in the immigrant community and established research in biological anthropology and neurobiology that identifies individual emotional hardship as a biological pathway to disease.

Durrani, Mariam. A study on mobility: Pakistani-origin Muslim youth in higher education. University of Pennsylvania. Advisors: Asif Agha and Stanton E. F. Wortham. 

This multi-sited ethnography investigates the gendered lifeworlds of transnational Pakistani-origin, Muslim college students in New York City and in Lahore, Pakistan. I follow the multiple and overlapping mobility trajectories of transnational youth as marked by particular, semiotic practices and narratives. My field sites—hallways, dorms, student club- rooms, cafeterias, and libraries at two comparable college campuses—provided the interactional spaces where I could observe students developing their social and cultural selves. I found that the rural to urban migration pattern and concomitant imaginaries remained significant for both intra- and inter-national movements. My research examined students’ narratives about these multiscalar mobilities, analyzing emergent and locale-specific discursive and embodied practices in relation to transnational and piety-based markers of belonging. These practices both reified and critiqued traditional and modern notions of patriarchy. Mobility offers an ideal construct to ethnographically observe Pakistani-origin Muslim youth subject-making and to understand how transnational youth re-fashion their social identities and professional aspirations given the post-9/11 political and social climate.

El Kotni, Mounia. “Porque tienen mucho derecho”: Parteras, biomedical training and the vernacularization of human rights in Chiapas.State University of New York at Albany. Advisor: Jennifer L. Burrell.

This research stems from ethnographic fieldwork in the Mexican State of Chiapas, one of the regions with the highest maternal mortality rates in the country. To comply with international development goals to lower maternal mortality rates, indigenous midwives are trained in detecting risk factors in pregnancy and birth, while women are encouraged to give birth in hospitals. This study sheds light on the impact of such policies on poor women’s access to reproductive health care and Mayan midwives’ practices. Over the course of my research, I utilized the methodology of participant-observation and conducted in-depth interviews with traditional Mayam midwives and professional midwives within and outside the public health system, mothers living in urban and rural areas, workers from the public health sector, and Non-Governmental Organizations activists working in the field of reproductive health. In particular, this dissertation stems from my collaboration with the Organization of Indigenous Doctors of Chiapas in San Cristóbal de las Casas. Indigenous women’s interpretations of human rights allow them to call out the obstetric and structural violence these policies reproduce.

Evangelista, Javiela. Reshaping national imaginations in the midst of civil genocide: Denationalization in the Dominican Republic and transnational activism. City University of New York. Advisor: Leith Mullings.

In the Dominican Republic, a 2013 Constitutional Tribunal ruling retroactively revoked the citizenship of over 200,000 Dominican nationals of Haitian descent, thus creating the fifth largest stateless population in the world and the largest in the Western Hemisphere. Building upon ethnographic research in the Dominican Republic and New York, as well as literature on race, nation, international human rights law and transnational activism, my dissertation, Reshaping National Imaginations in the Midst of Civil Genocide: Denationalization in the Dominican Republic and Transnational Activism, argues that despite the Dominican government’s claim to sovereignty and legitimate legislation, it has designed the civil genocide of Dominicans of Haitian descent with racially discriminatory bureaucratic processes of historical continuity, that simultaneously signal a dangerous turn towards the legalization of clandestine human rights violations. This dissertation lays bare the relevance of state power despite the recent push to portray deterritorialization as a result of globalized processes. This research also posits that the political, economic and social solidarity between activists organizing against statelessness in Dominican Republic and the Dominican diaspora in New York creates innovative collaborative spaces for resistance and resilience, self-determination, demands for Dominican and U.S. state accountability and ultimately alternative national imaginations.

Ferryman, Kadija S. From bench to bedside: Accountability in genomic medical research. The New School. Advisor: Miriam Ticktin.

Translational research, known in shorthand as the “bench to bedside” model, has become a dominant logic of scientific knowledge production that emphasizes the movement of scientific discoveries made at the laboratory “bench” to clinical applications at the patient “bedside.” Based on fieldwork conducted at a large academic medical research center in the northeast United States from 2011-2014, this dissertation centers on the process of designing a clinical research trial that aims at translating a newly-identified African-ancestry specific genetic disease risk into a clinical intervention. I argue that translational genomic medicine research is productive of an ethics of accountability, and that this framework is distinct from the concerns and principles of bioethics. Moving genomic disease risk information from bench to bedside is a way to account for, and a return on investment in basic genomic research as well as reveals forms of accountability in contemporary biomedical research where obligations and responsibilities for health disparities, disease, and the uses of genetic risk information are negotiated among researchers, physicians, research subjects, and community members.

Fifita, Patricia A.Siu i moana: Navigating female cancer experience in the Kingdom of Tonga. University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Advisor:Ty P. Kawika Tengan,

Drawing upon the intersections of gender, health and culture, this dissertation focuses on the growing cancer health disparities in the Pacific through the lens of female cancer experience in the Kingdom of Tonga. Due to the late presentation of the disease and lack of comprehensive cancer health care resources, breast cancer mortality rates in Tonga are disproportionately high. I approach this problem on two levels: from an indigenous meaning-centered analysis of health and illness in relation to fonua (land and people), and from a political economic critique that examines the inequalities and structural power dynamics affecting the allocation of resources and health seeking behavior. Women’s cancer narratives give voice to issues and experiences that are often silenced by shame and stigma. Through research at the Ministry of Health, Vaiola Hospital, and the Tongan Breast Cancer Society, I detail the ways Tongan women negotiate tensions between individual agency and the structural conditions that remain a part of everyday life and describe how current conditions of modernity and globalization are transforming the meaning and the management of health and disease. I argue that the development of effective interventions for female cancers in Tonga will require a multidisciplinary, holistic, and engaged approach foregrounding indigenous conceptualizations and articulations of health and disease in relation to sociocultural, political and economic inequalities.

Fleming, Rachel C. Working for a happy life in Bangalore: Gender, generation, and temporal liminality in India’s tech city. University of Colorado at Boulder. Advisor: Carole McGranahan. 

In Bangalore, women who work in information technology (IT) and other white-collar professions are part of a new generation of middle-class Indian women who expect to work. Beyond previous narratives of work as a “backup” in case a normative married life is not possible, these women now consider work important for their self-confidence and identity. The opportunity to work is also tied to India’s economic liberalization and ideas about what constitutes a good life as compared to the past, including a more expansive social life, more varied knowledge about the world, more gender equality at work and home, and a different kind of marriage. However, from the demands of work putting stress on families and relationships to sexism that seems ever more entrenched, the promise of work often becomes disappointment. At work, women feel exploited, yet when they leave or go part time they experience a painful loss of self. This dissertation draws on fieldwork in Bangalore with middle-class women from three generations to examine the effects of new regimes of work on women’s lives and senses of identity. As elsewhere, global neoliberal reconfigurations of work in Bangalore are both exploitive and essential in constructing the self.

Garbow, Diane R. Crafting colombianidad: The politics of race, citizenship and the localization of policy in Philadelphia. Temple University. Advisor: Judith G. Goode.

In contrast to the municipalities across the United States that restrict migration and criminalize the presence of immigrants, Philadelphia is actively seeking to attract immigrants as a strategy to reverse the city’s limited economic and political importance caused by decades of deindustrialization and population loss. I analyze how Colombians’ articulations of citizenship, and the ways they extend beyond juridical and legal rights, are enabled and constrained under new regimes of localized policy. In the dissertation, I examine citizenship as a set of performances and practices that occur in quotidian tasks that seek to establish a sense of belonging. Without a complex understanding of the effects of local migration policy, and how they differ from the effects of federal policy, we fail to grasp how Philadelphia’s promotion of migration has unstable and unequal effects for differentially situated actors. I also explore how the racialization of Colombians is transformed by the dynamics of localized policy in Philadelphia, where their experiences of marginalization as Latinos belies the construction of immigrants as a highly valued group, and shaped by the particularities of Colombian history, the imperial nature of US-Colombia relations, and shifting geopolitics among Latin American nations.

Grosh, Chris. Adaptability in a Bhutanese refugee community: Navigating integration and the impacts on nutritional health after U.S. resettlement. University of Kentucky. Advisor: Deborah Crooks.

Increasing rates of overweight, obesity, and related metabolic diseases documented among refugee communities across the United States necessitate greater attention to how processes of integration impact refugee health. While Bhutanese refugees were among the largest refugee groups entering the US during the five years leading up to this research, very few studies have examined how they have responded to integration and the impact of this transition on their health. Grounded in human adaptability and political economic theories, and adopting a biocultural approach, I investigate how Bhutanese refugees in “Prospect City” negotiate changing and unfamiliar structural and sociocultural conditions after resettlement and the consequences for energy balance and nutritional status. I found high rates of overweight and obesity compared to US averages along with age and caste related differences in nutritional status. Overconsumption of energy dense traditional foods stemmed from several interrelated factors: the abundance of foods in the US, prior experiences with food deprivation, a history of political exile that reinforced desires to preserve cultural food preferences, and joint family efforts to accommodate work-related time constraints by increasing food production and availability.

Jenkins, Andrea Louise. Economies of urban American Indian belonging: Cultivating academic and cultural strength through Title VII programs. The University of Chicago. Advisors: Raymond Fogelson and Michael Fisch.

This study examines an urban Title VII education program in mid-Michigan, seeking to understand how it facilitates the cultivation of distinct and the seemingly alternative, social worlds and social projects that affect both the positive and problematic distribution of educational and cultural outcomes for Indigenous stakeholders. As a federally-assisted supplemental education program, Title VII was primarily designed to address both the educational achievement and the “culturally-related academic needs” of American Indian students attending non-tribal public schools. This dissertation, therefore, works to approach these programs and their students as complex entities who deserve to be understood in their diversity and multiplicity of layers. By using varied, multi-stage anthropological methods, this study notes the everyday processes and interactions that occur, both on-site and off-site, while keeping broader temporal and spatial, discursive and material, contexts in mind. Rather than pre-judge certain actions as important and others as less so, my research offers a more comprehensive representation of stakeholder experiences and the environment that initiates, mitigates, or otherwise affects those experiences.

Johnson, Anthony. Post-apartheid citizenship and the politics of evictions in inner city Johannesburg. City University of New York. Advisor: Leith Mullings.

Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, this ethnographic study examines the phenomenon of eviction within the context of the post-apartheid constitutional right to housing and legal protections against evictions. Evictions are treated as a lived experience intrinsically linked to the historical, political, and economic life of inner city Johannesburg and more broadly South Africa. I address how South Africa’s constitution creates both a platform for housing advocates to contest evictions and also allows property owners to evict tenants.I collected data through participant observation, media sources, archives, interviews, and legal documents. Working at the intersection of urban anthropology and contemporary studies of race and space, I begin by linking the historical process of land dispossession as a result of settler colonialism to current urban formations. I analyze how the construction of evictions in popular media obscures the consequences of asymmetrical property relations established during the Apartheid era. I address how local activists organize to challenge evictions. Contributing to the broader anthropological study of the city, I conclude by concentrating on the limits of constitutional judgments on behalf of evicted tenants living in transitional housing facilities and explore the way evictions have become metaphors for the incomplete transformation of post-apartheid South African society.

Jude, Mary Elizabeth. Thinking beyond an evidence-based model to enhance Wabanaki Health: Story, resilience and change. The University of Maine. Advisor: Darren Ranco,

Despite marked improvements in access to healthcare, researchers continue to report substantial health disparities among Indigenous people. This study examines the relationship of history, culture and policy to the health of Maine’s Native American population. Identification of the upstream causes that result in poor health outcomes for Native Americans is fundamental to finding workable solutions, yet the underlying causes remain largely undefined. After considering these issues for some time, my research question became: Why do tribal health disparities persist, despite advances in modern medicine and increased access to care? This process caused me to re-consider the concept of health disparities and in doing so, to begin to understand that not only was I observing the issues through a Western, medicalized lens, but that most attempts at addressing poor health outcomes are also directed through the Western evidence base. Although colonization practices and the resultant historical trauma response are of foundational importance, the lack of an Indigenous evidence base may be the critical reason that health outcomes for Native Americans have not shown marked improvements over time. Future efforts to address tribal health will require a community-based approach tailored to the culture and health practices of Native populations, using Indigenous research methods to further the development of an Indigenous evidence base. It will be the obligation of the Academy to provide the support needed to help Native Mainers redefine health and appropriate interventions on their own terms.

Ketchum, Frederick S. Situated problems: Ethics and pharmaceutical enhancement in contemporary Germany. The University of Chicago. Advisors: Judith Farquhar and Jean Comaroff.

This dissertation examines the problem of “pharmaceutical enhancements” in contemporary Germany. Pharmaceutical enhancements (enhancements for short) are medications that are typically used for therapy, but which can also supposedly increase function in or “improve” some aspect of healthy individuals (e.g. concentration, mood). Near the end of the last decade, news media in Germany began widely reporting on enhancements: a large insurance study claimed that 5% of German employees were taking medications to boost performance at work. Other reports have stated that university students were regularly taking medications to study; and that schoolchildren were being given attention-deficit disorder medications to improve their academic performance. The central goal of this dissertation is to develop a framework for anthropologically studying “ethical dilemmas” attributed to advances in biomedicine/biosciences, specifically those technologies that claim to be able to “redesign” human beings. I reframe the ethical concerns at stake in pharmacological enhancement, adding to the questions typically voiced by a dominant strand of the bioethics literature. Using the German debate, I show how ethical concerns emerge out of a specific, situated context. I argue for an understanding of ethical dilemmas as “situated” problems, showing how technological ability converges with a set of meanings and biomedical rationalities to delineate a set of ethical concerns around pharmacological self-improvement.

King, Lynnette Zahrn. Human right or commodity: Middle-class perceptions and experiences of the mix of public and private health care in San José, Costa Rica.Michigan State University. Advisor: Linda M. Hunt.

This dissertation examines middle-class health care professionals’, providers’, and patients’ perceptions and experiences of the ideologies and practices of health care in San José, Costa Rica. I examine health care as a human right and health care as a commodity, as experienced in public and private health care and their mixing. It is well documented that the population holds strong beliefs about publically provided health care, but little is known about what happens to those beliefs when individuals use a mix of public and private health care. The perceptions and experiences of how individuals engage in these strategies indicate that as individuals in this study used a mix of public and private health care, they came to view health care, doctors, and the clinical experience as a commercial marketplace. Flexible medical citizenship is proposed as a means to understand the uncertainties, vulnerabilities, and inequalities that emerge as the ideologies and practices of public and private health care are mixed in daily life. Taken together, these findings illustrate the impact of neoliberal ideologies on health care, and how the once taboo topic of health care privatization has become more tenable.

Lee, Aleksandra Maria. Modeling China: Business, politics, and material in China’s museum industry. University of California, Irvine. Advisor: Mei Zhan.

This ethnography examines changing relationships between government and business through the emergence of a booming museum industry in developing, postsocialist China. Some sources estimate that in China a new museum opens every three days. Most new museums are built by local governments with public money, and they have become big business for privately held small museum production companies. This new industry provides services in researching museum content, curating collections, producing artifact replicas, designing exhibits, and constructing interiors. Building on studies of how state power is reproduced in the halls of public museums, I examine how political ideology intersects with small business concerns and design practices to shape new displays of Chinese history and culture in public space. This ethnography is based on participant observation with one of the new museum production companies; interviews with local officials and industry participants; visual analysis of museums of local history, ecology, industry, and urban planning; and analysis of news media and law concerning museums, cultural heritage, and corruption between state and industry. The use of development models to measure China’s progress as a practice of modeling echoes other practices of modeling, including the creation of museum scale models, the crafting of artifact replicas, and the design of museum exhibits that reference and recycle earlier designs. Public and private, real and fake, original and copy are plastic categories that become meaningful as they are reshaped by everyday practices of governance, business, and design.

Leeds, Adam E. Spectral liberalism: On the subjects of political economy in Moscow. University of Pennsylvania. Advisor: Adriana Petryna.

This dissertation, based on fieldwork in among the economists of Moscow, brings the tools of science studies to the social sciences, building on studies of the co-constitution of objects and rationalities of rule to take seriously the local lives of mathematical economics as culture. I offer an approach to the production of liberal political modernity through unpacking how economic knowledge contributes to assembling the object it claims to study—“the economy.” In creating disciplinary knowledge, economists craft specifically Russian visions of a liberal Russia to come. While the Russian right has commanded sustained attention (and fear), the nature of Russian liberalism have been largely taken for granted. I reconstruct the genealogies of mathematical economics to understand contemporary Russian liberalism. I argue that, under Stalin, the Soviet Union ceased to have an economy, considered as a realm separate from politics. In the 1950s, reformist economists constructed models of market-based socialisms, resuscitating an economic hermeneutic of the Soviet polity. They joined forces with military cyberneticians, producing a new form of knowledge: economic cybernetics. Economic cybernetics proved a strange “trading zone” allowing mathematical economists to translate knowledges across the Iron Curtain. I reveal the 1980s prehistory of the young economists who became the first Yeltsin government and dismantled the Soviet economy.

Lohokare, Madhura. Making men in the city: Articulating masculinity and space in urban India.Syracuse University. Advisor: Cecilia Van Hollen.

I illustrate the way in which processes in contemporary urban India structure the making/ unmaking of gendered identities for young men in a working class, scheduled caste neighborhood in the western Indian city of Pune. Present day Pune, an aspiring metropolis, presents a complex socio-spatial intersection of neoliberal processes and peculiar historical trajectories of caste exclusion; this dissertation seeks to highlight how socio-spatial dynamics of the city produce and sustain gendered identities and inequalities in Pune, a city hitherto neglected in academic research. My focus on young men’s gendered identities speaks to a growing recognition that men need to be studied in gendered terms, as ‘men,’ in order to understand fully the dimensions of gendered inequalities and violence prevalent in South Asian cities today. I follow the lives of young men between 16 and 30 in a neighborhood in the eastern part of Pune, who belong to a scheduled caste called Matang. The historical incorporation of this caste group as municipal sweepers in the city’s labour regime has had adverse implications for the young men, in terms of low levels of education and precarious chances of employment in an increasingly skill-based and informalized labor market. I explore ethnographically the deep sense of gendered inadequacy that this lack generates in the young men, articulated in explicitly spatialised terms: through the continuous dismissal by the young men of their neighborhood as ‘backward’ as opposed to the middle class ‘standard’ areas in the city; and through their aspirational struggles to master the new spaces of consumption in the city.

Luo, Yu. Ethnic by design: Branding a buyi cultural landscape in late-socialist southwest China. Yale University. Advisor: Helen F. Siu.

This dissertation, based on fieldwork in southwestern China‘s Guizhou Province, unravels the paradox of ethnic branding through the case of the Buyi (Bouyei) in the early 21st century. “Ethnic by design” describes the remaking of ethnicity in a late-socialist context, wherein minority identities and cultural traditions are interwoven with the party-state rhetoric and internalized by local peoples themselves so that they may benefit from cultural commodification and consumption. Especially in places where other modes of rural-based development may not be valued, branding ethnic identity in a readily recognizable manner becomes a potential means for locals to gain socioeconomic welfare. The Buyi, officially classified by the socialist state in 1953, is now China‘s tenth ‘ largest minority nationality, but little is known about this group in Western scholarship. Even within China, the Buyi – in contrast to other ethnicities such as the Miao (Hmong) or the Dong (Kam) – have a lower profile today and are less closely identified with the exoticized, multi-ethnic Guizhou. This is often attributed to the self-described “water-like” nature of the Buyi. As summarized by their local elites, the Buyi – relying on rice paddy agriculture in alluvial strips and river valleys – have become culturally cosmopolitan and physically sedentarized at once. Strategically attaching themselves to the central state(s), the Buyi have also thrived on fluidity and adaptability across rugged terrains, which are nonetheless at odds with the state’s attempt to make local populations legible.

McGuire, Meredith Lindsay. Inhabiting aspiration: Embodied practices of new middle-classness and the production of world-class New Delhi. The University of Chicago. Advisor: Willliam T. S. Mazzarella.

This dissertation examines the emergence of a new vision of the city and new ways of practicing and aspiring to middle-classness in New Delhi, two decades economic reforms that “opened” India to the global market. The project emerges from two interrelated questions: What is new about the “new” Indian middle class, and how does the city authorize and situate this newness? Extant literature on India’s new middle class emphasizes the novelty, among the inheritors of pre-liberalization social and cultural capital, of consumerist and gendered practices that articulate “global” standards, tastes, and styles with cultural values framed as essentially Indian and nationalist in orientation. This dissertation foregrounds instead the newness of the new middle class as an explicitly urban formation, constituted through embodied practices that work to build, claim, and are simultaneously solicited by the spaces of the “world-class” city. By following the circulation of these aspirational practices through participant observation and interviews at three sites — professional training programs, “global” workplaces, and “world-class” leisure and consumption sites — I examine how a world-class imaginary is materialized. I argue that the difference of this world-class geography (from the wider city, nation, and world) is constituted through embodied practices that make the new middle class subject visible in conspicuous and gendered ways. This dissertation contributes to a growing body of literature on emergent middle classes, as well as to our understanding of the practice of aspiration and the production of space in cities shaped by neoliberal developmental agendas.

Magrath, Priscilla. Moral landscapes of health governance in West Java, Indonesia.The University of Arizona.Advisors: Mark Nichter and Susan Shaw.

The democratic decentralization of government administration in Indonesia from 1999 represents the most dramatic shift in governance in that country for decades. In this dissertation I explore how health managers in one kabupaten (regency) are responding to the new political environment. Kabupaten health managers experience decentralization as incomplete, pointing to the tendency of central government to retain control of certain health programs and budgets. At the same time they face competing demands for autonomy from puskesmas (health center) heads. Building on Scott’s (1985) idea of a “moral economy” I delve beneath the political tensions of competing autonomies to describe a moral landscape of underlying beliefs about how government ought to behave in the health sector. Through this analysis certain failures and contradictions in the decentralization process emerge, complicating the literature that presents decentralization as a move in the direction of “good governance.” Decentralization brings to the fore the internal divisions within government, yet health workers present a united front in their engagements with the public. This is the first anthropological study of how government officials at different levels negotiate the process of health decentralization in the face of increasing international pressure to achieve global public health goals.

Mckay, Francis Alan. Homo-eudaimonicus: Affects, biopower, and practical reason. The University of Chicago. Advisors: Judith Farquhar and Robert Richards.

This dissertation examines the topic of “global well-being” (as something distinct from global health or global mental health) through an emergent discourse in the science and politics of happiness on “subjective well-being.” It is argued that this discourse attempts to combine two traditions of thinking about well-being: the ancient eudaimonic tradition on the one hand, and the tradition of political economy on the other. Consequently, it examines a new configuration of both—a political economy of eudaimonia—and a new kind of person emerging at the center of that discourse, a paradoxical biopolitical figure I call homo-eudaimonicus. Through the example of mindfulness meditation, I offer a history and ethnography of that person as it turned up in science, politics and personal practice, highlighting in particular the importance of three kinds of “teleological affects” (mindlessness, tranquility and compassion) that, taken together, represent the affective dimensions of homo-eudaimonicus. Finally, through these teleological affects, I also argue for a rethinking of the bios in biopower, to include not just the concept of life itself, but the good life, and with that a teleo-power grounded in experiences of affective fullness.

Moulton, Sunday. Telling a tornado story: The role of narrative in memory, identity, and the post-disaster, trauma recovery of Joplin, Missouri. State University of New York at Buffalo. Advisor: Donald Pollock.

Following the May 22, 2011 impact of an EF-5 tornado in Joplin, Missouri, the devastated community displayed remarkable resilience, earning the Rick Rescorla Community Resilience Award from the Department of Homeland Security, attracting over 80,000 volunteers, and capturing the nation’s attention and admiration. Although they lost 161 lives, experienced more than 1,000 citizens seriously injured, lost more than 7,500, 18,000 cars, and numerous schools, firehouses, and churches, the community’s actions and ethos inspired monuments and publications bearing the title “The Miracle of the Human Spirit.” To better understand how this community could exhibit such success, I engaged in ethnographic, grounded theory research, discovering that the narratives of the tornado helped to shape the ongoing ethos within the community and inspire non-residents to actively engage in the recovery process. This work examines the traumatic effects of the tornado, how narrative contributes to individual, psychological recovery, how narrative helps shape post-disaster identity for communities, the role of social media in changing access to representation of individual narratives, and material objects related to defining a narrative past.

Ozden-Schilling, Canay. Economy electric: Techno-economics, neoliberalism, and electricity in the United States.Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Advisor: Michael M. J. Fischer.

This dissertation is a study of emergent economic forms of life. It investigates recent remakings of economic existence and modes of disseminating these forms of life, and does so with particular reference to the crafting of electricity markets in the United States. It draws on more than a year of fieldwork among experts and users involved in electricity exchange. The experts and users among whom I conducted participant observation include computer programmers who assist companies that trade in electricity markets by collecting information and making trading suggestions, electrical engineers who design new infrastructures such as electricity markets for buying and selling electricity in bulk, psychologists and social scientists who study people’s electricity consumption behavior to generate economic technologies to save money to users and providers of electricity, and citizen groups based in West Virginia and rural Illinois that organize against electricity markets’ exclusion of consumers from decision-making mechanisms. Anthropological studies of the techno-economic are best equipped to make connections in ethnographic representation between otherwise disparate nodes of social life, like expertise and wires, law and steel, and finally, economics and electricity.

Park, Seo Yeon. The cultural politics of affective bureaucracy in service delivery to North Korean refugees in South Korea.University of South Carolina. Advisor: Jennifer F. Reynolds. 

This study explores the affective dimensions and intersecting politics of service operations for North Koreans, focusing on semi-government institutions, Hana Centers in two different regions of South Korea. It probes into how bureaucratic service institutions for North Koreans operate on the ground using affect-laden languages and practices in creating a specific type of clientele subjectivity. This study also points out how the state bureaucracies identifying themselves as “practical” and “neutral” agencies reveal contradictory and fragmented governing which is antithetical to how the state institutions are imagined. There are underlying politics working in the realm of a so-called neutral service agency, such as Cold War memories, imagined homogeneity regarding ethnicity, and neoliberal changes in the welfare area and beyond. Even though these are hidden on public and formal policy and statements, they inevitably emerge in unexpected contexts in forms of mistrust, conflicts and anxiety among the service providers and the recipients. This study highlights flexible, performative and emotional aspects of the relationships between the service providers and the service recipients by attending to affective dimensions. It finds that desirable figures of North Korean clientship are represented differently, depending on distinctive characteristics of the locations as well as different modes of governing.

Pleshet, Noah. Man, dog, dingo: Canine conjunctures and indigenous transformations in central Australia. New York University. Advisor: Fred R. Myers.

This dissertation investigates the relationships of Anangu with domestic dogs and native dingoes across their desert homelands in central Australia. Prior to European colonization, indigenous people tamed the dingo, valued as a companion animal, a hunting aid, and a totemic figure in “Dreaming” or creation-time narratives. Settlers introduced domestic dogs, and hybrid dog-dingo “camp dogs” were rapidly integrated into indigenous social, ecological, and spiritual life. These relationships have emerged, on the one hand, in the midst of colonial articulations with ranchers, missionaries, and bureaucrats at the desert frontier, and, on the other, from the significant and enduring value of Anangu relationships with native animal species like the dingo. Using translated speech and oral history data, I show how dogs and dingoes capture a range of social values: once hunted as predators of sheep and cattle, today ecologists have reinscribed dingoes as an “apex predator,” essential to the preservation of ecological balance, whereas, hybrid dog-dingo “camp dogs” owned by Anangu are deemed a risk to human health and safety. This project sheds light on human histories of colonizing “the wild” and “the foreign,” modern indigenous struggles for rights over land, and how settler-colonial expansions have transformed the domains of desert peoples in central Australia.

Polson, Michael.Through the gateway: Marijuana production, governance, and the drug war détente. City University of New York.Advisor: Leith Mullings.

Since the 1996 voter approval of medical marijuana laws in California, marijuana policy has become increasingly liberalized. Producers, however, have remained in the greyest of grey market zones. Federal anti-drug laws and supply-side tactics have intensively targeted them even as marijuana has become more licit. In this legally unstable environment, marijuana patient-cultivators and underground producers have begun to articulate and assert themselves politically and economically, particularly as the likelihood of full legalization increased. This dissertation explores how producers navigated the nebulous zone between underground and medical markets. It is based on 19 months of participant-observation fieldwork in Northern California, spanning from 2010 to 2014. It is focused on two subregions: the North Coast and the Sierra Foothills. Both case studies are explored in three chapters focused on: the historical entrenchment of marijuana prohibition and production; the destabilization of these systems as producers vied for political voice; and the governmental retrenchment of the War on Drugs. Prior to these explorations, I narrate a legal, medical, and economic history of marijuana and, in conclusion, I explore some of the implications of this study for our understanding of Northern California’s political economy, domestic marijuana politics, politics of the new peasantry and the informal market, systems of criminalization and social control and recent efforts to reform them, and the relation of the War on Drugs to the arc of US global empire.

Raby, Tonda Cheryl. Constructing motherhood: How multi-ethnic women navigate cultural expectations of pregnancy and postpartum emotions. Southern Methodist University. Advisor: Carolyn Smith-Morris.

This dissertation research explores aspects of the social construction of motherhood among low-income, multi-ethnic women in Dallas, Texas. Multiple cultural models of pregnancy and motherhood are encountered by a sample of 30 women during prenatal care, birth and postpartum. The various ways in which women negotiate differing expectations from biomedical care and their own cultural values are analyzed. Expectations concerning postpartum maternal emotions and how “good” mothers “should” feel are examined within the context of postpartum sadness and seeking care for possible depression. Ambiguities in the identification and diagnosing of postpartum depression is elaborated through thematic analysis of interviews from 15 healthcare practitioners, who include postpartum women in their practice. The shaping of women’s experiences through the construction of a sense of place is suggested through discussion of the history of the research setting and the realities concerning financing healthcare for the poor. Interpretation of thematic analysis is accomplished through use of a critical theoretical approach. Dominant cultural ideologies, social norms and diagnostic ambiguity are presented as forms of structural violence that shape women’s reproductive experiences.

Reid, Jacqualine N. Some things change, some things remain the same: Negotiating politics, discourse, and change in a job training program. American University. Advisor: Dolores Koenig.

This dissertation examines the ways in which a nonprofit organization and its job-training program have been shaped by decades of public policy and poverty discourses. This project also examines how training approaches and performance goals are informed by discourses on poverty and unemployment. This project uncovers to what extent cultural, structural and human capital discourses inform training approaches and goals in a post-Keynesian, late-neoliberal landscape and their value in addressing poverty and unemployment. Finally, I examine how various training approaches interact to aid or limit the ability of job training to improve the lives of the poor. Ethnographic methods included participant observation, semi-structured interviews, and documentation review. Results reveal that the job training program relies mainly on cultural and human capital discourses to shape training approaches. Elements of structural discourses also intersect to impact training. Despite the quality of the technical training, the low wages and stressful working conditions of the culinary industry create challenges for program graduates.

Sandoval-Cervantes, Ivan. The intersections of transnational and internal migration: Gender, kinship, and care. University of Oregon. Advisor: Lynn Stephen.

This dissertation analyzes the intersections of different forms of migrations, and how such intersections shape and are shaped by gendered kinship and care relationships. In other words, I analyze how the ways in which people relate, and how they define and redefine their gender identities as they become mobile in diverse ways. This dissertation is based on ethnographic research conducted with the Zapotec community of Zegache, Oaxaca, in Mexico City, and in Oregon. I approach the study of different migrations from a transborder perspective that is able to better capture how the crossing of different borders (national, regional, ethnic, rural and urban) has different meanings and consequences for migrant men and women from Zegache. I analyze how different forms of mobility and migration are constructed and discussed in scholarly works and “in the field”. The definition of who is a migrant is even more complicated as we consider that men and women from Zegache often engage in more than one form of migration. Thus, women who migrate to Mexico City sometimes will also migrate to the U.S. Even if women don’t migrate, they are increasingly becoming mobile and commuting to Oaxaca City, and are often in families with transnational migrants.

Seaman, Aaron Todd. Figuring families: Caregiving in the midst of Alzheimer’s disease. The University of Chicago. Advisor: Jennifer Cole.

In 2015, an estimated 5.3 million people in the United States were living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). For both those diagnosed and their families, the dominant narrative of what this life is like is a harrowing one: Alzheimer’s disease is a terminal condition that unremittingly eats away at people’s ability to connect with the world around them, slowly unraveling the core of who they are. Through a study of couples living with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in the Midwestern United States, this dissertation examines how families learn to live with Alzheimer’s, the ways they balance a caregiving relationship with existing family relations, and what the implications of doing so are for them as a family. Medical anthropologists and sociologists frame the process of learning to live with illness as one of increasing medicalization for those involved. Viewed in this way, life with Alzheimer’s is a process of becoming a “person with Alzheimer’s disease” and a “family caregiver,” a trajectory in which families are dissolved into this new relation—one often understood by scholars as primarily one of social control—as biomedical understanding comes to obscure all other relational possibilities. In contrast, I argue that families draw upon both biomedical and familial notions of AD and caregiving as they learn to live with Alzheimer’s. Even as they increasingly recognize themselves in terms of a caregiving relation, I demonstrate that family members remain concerned with endeavors of family-making.

Snyder, Charles Melvin, Jr. Culture, health, and hope: Exploring historical trauma, syndemics, and the application of anthropology to reducing disparities in Native American health. Washington State University. Advisor: Marsha B. Quinlan.

This dissertation is a study of key elements underlying the poor health status of Native Americans, the constellation of factors that drive this health status, and possible pathways for mitigating the burden of health inequity experienced by the population. Health disparities reach into every aspect of life and underlie many of the social, political, and environmental challenges facing indigenous populations around the world. While the specific manifestations of the social determinants of health are unique to specific tribes, and even families or clans within tribes, the etiology is not. Colonialism, and the resulting loss of lives, culture, identity, voice, and place is the base ingredient of a post-colonial trauma syndemic. This dissertation posits that the maintenance and restoration indigenous practices such as storytelling, and traditional tobacco use can reinforce connection to culture and cultural continuity which is a promising protective factor within the post-colonial trauma syndemic. However, in order to effectively address the post-colonial trauma syndemic, further investigation into protective factors must be initiated including an investigation into factors that can be introduced or reinforced as well as provide greater recognition of those that are already in place such resilient oral traditions and knowledge of pre-colonial practices.

Sosa, Joseph Jay. “Homophobia is a crime!”: An ethnography of a political demand. The University of Chicago. Advisor: William Mazzarella.

“Homophobia is a Crime!” is an ethnography of political experience that accompanies LGBT activists across sites critical to contemporary Brazilian governance. Activists with whom I worked declared this time as both a “watershed era” for gay and transgender recognition and a time when “homophobia [had come] out of the closet.” Diverse readings of current events reflected activists’ uncertainties about the increasing attention elected politicians and media commentators placed on LGBT politics. Since political democratization in the 1980s, sexual politics were often treated as secondary to economic development, and LGBT activists could accrue incremental victories with little organized opposition. LGBT advocacy had become central to Brazilian statecraft in areas ranging from municipal urban planning to international diplomacy. But growing visibility combined with the consolidation of conservative evangelicalism created a new source of antagonism. Contrary to activists’ political expectations, the more visibility LGBT people gained in the public sphere, the more public opposition to their political agenda increased.

Standifer, Maisha N. The blurred lines of HPV and cervical cancer knowledge: Exploring the social and cultural factors of identity, gender, and sexuality in caribbean immigrant women. University of South Florida. Advisor: Kevin Yelvington.

This dissertation explores how the sociocultural experiences of migration and acquisition of health knowledge influence the beliefs and behaviors related to human papillomavirus (HPV) risks and cervical cancer prevention among women who have emigrated from English-speaking Caribbean nations and now live in the Tampa Bay metropolitan area. More women of color, including Black and Hispanic women, are diagnosed with cervical cancer and at a later stage of the disease than women of other races or ethnicities. Black women have lower levels of knowledge and awareness of HPV and related preventive measures compared to Whites. The incidence of cervical cancer is higher among African American/Black women and Latina women than among White women. Ethnographic methods were employed in this study, including participant observation, key-informant interviewing, focus groups, and semi-structured in-depth interviewing to assess attitudes, available knowledge, culturally specific perceptions, and behavioral practices of the study participants. Findings include: Many women were very aware of HPV, and most women were familiar with cervical cancer. However, the majority of women were not confident regarding how HPV and cervical cancer were connected.

Storey, Angela Diane. Infrastructure and informality: Contesting the neoliberal politics of participation and belonging in Cape Town, South Africa. The University of Arizona. Advisor: Thomas K. Park.

This dissertation examines the production of an everyday politics of infrastructure within informal settlements in the Khayelitsha area of Cape Town, South Africa. As residents attempt to meet water, sanitation, and electricity needs through assemblages of informal service connections, in addition to limited formal services provided by the municipality, their material exclusions are articulated as evidence of persistent political marginality. Residents engage in multiple modes of politicized action seeking expansion to formal infrastructure and full inclusion in the promises of citizenship. However, they also face an array of complications created by municipal reliance upon neoliberal policies, practices, and logics. Despite a nominal emphasis on participatory processes of governance and development, municipal approaches to service provision and community engagement produce further marginalization. In order to theorize the intersection of neoliberal urban governance and democratic practice, I examine participation as the result of complex interactions between everyday experience, urban governance, circulating moral logics, and the work of civil society.

Stotts, Rhian. Cross-cultural threats to water supplies and future approaches for water management. Arizona State University. Advisor: Amber Wutich.

The worldwide supply of potable fresh water is ever decreasing. While 2.5% of Earth’s water is fresh, only 1% is accessible. Only one-third can be used to meet our daily needs while the other two-thirds are unusable due to contamination. As the world population continues to grow and climate change reduces water security, we must consider not only solutions, but evaluate the perceptions and reactions of individuals in order to successfully implement such solutions. To that end, the goal of this dissertation is to explore human attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors around water issues by conducting cross-cultural comparisons of water risks and solutions, wastewater knowledge and acceptance, and motivators for willingness to use treated wastewater. Previous research in these domains has primarily focused on a single site or national context. While such research is valuable for establishing how and why cultural context matters, comparative studies are also needed to help link perceptions at local and global scales. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach grounded in anthropological methods and theory, I use interview data collected in a range of international sites as part of the Arizona State University’s Global Ethnohydrology Study.

Telenko, Shannon. Displaced and disinvested: Understanding racial inequality in rural Pennsylvania. American University. Advisor: Brett Williams.

Inequality plagues the United States and has resulted in negative, unproductive relationships between raced groups. One of the ways in which racism has operated is through federal housing policy that overwhelmingly aided in the well-being of white middle and working class families through the subsidization of segregated suburbs and more recently through the promotion of displacement from public housing converted to mixed-use. White America is largely unaware of these factors that have benefited their families for generations but that over time have come at an exorbitant cost to families of color. When black families migrated away from their home cities to escape concentrated poverty and to take advantage of affordable housing availability, white families in rural areas expressed alarm due to racial stereotypes as well as ignorance of the historical factors that led black families to move into white communities. These rural locations also struggled economically, reeling from decades of disinvestment, in which steel mills in nearby cities were gradually shut down. Deindustrialization sent these communities into physical and economic ruin, creating feelings of insecurity that amplified into racism upon the in-migration of black families. When made aware of the presence and implications of systemic racism, individuals can use their collective voices to affect change.

Touhouliotis, Vasilik. War of extermination: Cluster bombs, the durabilities of war and killable subjects in south Lebanon. The New School. Advisor: Ann L. Stoler.

War of Extermination is an ethnographic study of the millions of cluster bombs dropped by Israel on the South of Lebanon during the 2006 War, a quarter of which failed to explode and turned into de facto landmines. Based on a year of ethnographic fieldwork in South Lebanon, this dissertation offers an account of how cluster bombs, highly controversial yet conventional weapons, render war durable—both protracted and resilient—in unconventional ways. From Thomas Hobbes’s injunction that war is a “tract of time” to the War on Terror’s reprehensible endlessness, the concept of war has been fundamentally shaped by liberal philosophy’s assumption that war is temporary, transitional and opposed to peace. Yet, far from the temporally bounded and temporary event assumed by this liberal concept of war, I argue that the cluster bombs in South Lebanon make war durable and persistent. I use ethnography to disrupt dominant discourses of war and to show that cluster bombs are productive political technologies. By tracking the durable sociotechnical assemblages produced by cluster bombs, I examine how the cluster bombs not only make the distinction between war and peace impossible but, in doing so, also draw new distinctions between who lives and dies, and how they do so.

Trivedi, Jennifer Marie. Biloxi’s recovery from Katrina: Long-term influences and inequalities. The University of Iowa. Advisor: Michael Chibnik.

Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the American Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005. Biloxi, Mississippi, a small town on the coast, was one of the towns devastated by the storm. A decade after the storm, recovery remains an ongoing process. My ethnographic research in 2006, 2010, and 2011 and media and historic document analysis throughout these ten years explore this recovery process and what pre-disaster cultural, social, political, and economic issues have shaped Biloxi and Biloxians’ recovery. Pre-Katrina Biloxians’ cultural, political, and economic inequalities directly affected the recovery process. To better understand these influences, in this research I use a political economy approach to describe and analyze Biloxi’s recovery from Katrina. To strengthen this analysis, I have also drawn on theories regarding vulnerability and resilience, risk and uncertainty, and cultural-historical context. My holistic anthropological approach to post-Katrina Biloxi reveals the importance of understanding a range of facts and processes that exist before, during, and after a disaster to explore the recovery process. Post-Katrina Biloxi is as much a product of pre-Katrina Biloxi as it is a product of the effects of the hurricane itself.

Valle, Gabriel. Cultivating subjectivities: The class politics of convivial labor in the interstitial spaces of neoliberal neglect. University of Washington. Advisor: Devon G. Pena.

This dissertation explores home kitchen gardens and the role they play in the lives of a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual community of diaspora and low-income residents in San José, California. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork, I develop three central arguments. First, I argue home kitchen gardeners produce garden subjectivities. These subjectivities enunciate a complex world-view that challenges inequality through cooperative labor. They allow this group of gardeners to learn to live with uncertainty as they navigate and transform their worlds. I argue a “moral economy of the home kitchen gardener” exists because people have the necessary knowledge and skills as well as a capacity for autonomy to create new worlds while transforming existing ones through the intentional self-organization of direct lived experiences. Second, I argue that there exists a tight relationship between social and cultural diversity. These gardens encourage various forms of biological, social, cultural, and economic diversity. The ethnographic narratives and observations reveal that the gardeners actively seek to make sense of their worlds and their circumstances with a sense of openness to the truth claims of others, and this encourages the diversity of the crops grown in gardens as much as it promotes a wide range of convivial social relationships. Home kitchen gardening offers new spaces to emerge through the practice of autonomy. Growing food for this group and many other precarious, diasporic, and working class groups like them, is a means to self-determined and self-defined justice.

Vega, Rosalynn Adeline. Supranational citizenship: (Im)mobility and the alternative birth movement in Mexico. University of California Berkeley. Advisors: Nancy Scheper-Hughes and Charles L. Briggs.

My research analyzes how the remaking anew of tradition—the return to “traditional” birthing arts (home birth, midwife-assisted birth, water birth, “natural” birth)—has resulted in the commodification of indigenous culture and the re-inscription of racial inequalities on the one hand, and, despite feminist rhetoric about women’s liberation from (masculine) biomedical hegemony, the reconfiguring of parent-child bonds in ways that again place the burden of correctly producing future bioconsumers on women’s shoulders. I focus on the extremes of contemporary Mexican society—disenfranchised indigenous families and members of the global meritocracy—and in doing so, I demonstrate how citizenship retains value for some while being rendered an inadequate analytical frame for others. More specifically, I argue that the privileged do not position themselves as citizens through claims to public resources; instead, they accumulate cultural capital through privatized services. Through an examination of processes of racialization and patterns of bioconsumption, I critique the broad application of the concept of citizenship, and make a case for the consideration of the bioconsumer.

Westermeyer, William. Political culture, everyday activists and the struggle to restore America: Local tea party groups in the North Carolina Piedmont. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Advisor: Dorothy C. Holland.

This dissertation examines the significance of Local Tea Party Groups (LTPGs) in the success of the wider Tea Party Movement. I challenge a common description of the Tea Party as an elite-driven, pseudo-movement, maintaining it is best conceptualized as a movement network encompassing conservative, elite advocacy organizations, conservative media and hundreds of autonomous groups of “everyday” people (non-professional political actors). Extended ethnographic research reveals that LTPGs are vibrant, independent, local organizations, which, while they do constantly draw on nationally disseminated cultural images and discourses, are far from simple agents of the larger organizations and the media. I argue that the LTPGs create submerged spaces where everyday Tea Party participants fashion powerful, action-oriented collective and personal political identities. The Tea Party movement’s figured world allows people to establish meaningful links between their own lives and concerns and the movement’s goals and narratives, as well as develop outlooks on a variety of political issues. Collectively, the production and circulation of the figured world within LTPGs provides the basis for subjectivities that often support political activism. LTPG memberships develop varied and innovative tactics and goals, while choosing different settings to engage in political contention. These activists often have dramatic effects upon their local political cultures.

Yang, Beibei. From China to Zambia: The new Chinese migrants in Africa under global capitalism. Southern Methodist University. Advisor: Carolyn Smith-Morris.

The Chinese presence in Africa is an increasingly notable phenomenon in the past two decades. Based on the ethnographic data from a fieldwork conducted in Zambia, this dissertation documented the migratory experience of new Chinese migrants to Zambia, which is a non-traditional destination country for this group. The new Chinese migrants include the SME (small and medium sized enterprises) migrants who are self-employed businessmen and the SOE (state-owned enterprises) migrants who are affiliated with large-scale state-owned Chinese companies. This study explores Chinese migrants’ migratory motivation, settlement, life satisfaction, and inter-ethnic social encounter with the local Zambians. Tis dissertation discusses health and health management strategies among ethnic Chinese migrants in Zambia. By examining the influence of migration processes on Chinese migrants’ health and health management in Zambia, this study further investigates how health inequality amongst Chinese migrants is shaped by structural factors as well as individual agency. My research reveals that despite the existence of various healthcare options, Chinese migrants’ healthcare seeking is restricted by multiple factors including their employment patterns, the availability of their social capital, and even the legality of their immigration status.

Zhang, Shunyuan. Unmaking Identity: Male-to-female transgenderism in Southwest China. Emory University. Advisors: Michael Peletz and Carla Freeman.

My field research in the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming reveals a thriving business of transgendered sex work and performance coexisting with transgendered individuals’ non-recognition of and/or nonchalance towards a transgender identity. I look into the space of (un)becoming with regard to the constitution of a Chinese transgender identity and community from the perspective of an array of social processes in mainland China, including international and national HIV/AIDS intervention projects, the emergence of transnational LGBT identity-based human rights movements, the neoliberal turn to cultural economy that embraces desires, and the trajectory that state-individual relationships have gone through. I argue that the indifference (or non-recognition) from many of my transgendered informants with regard to their gender/sexual identities is contingent upon an assemblage of social processes that have given rise to the confusing and even contradictory condition of life with which transgendered individuals have struggled. Through traversing the different domains of life where transgendered practices appear and are submerged, I pursue two goals. First, my project demonstrates the dispersion of it via ongoing ethnographic encounters that constantly sidestep, if not disregard, seemingly apparent practices of transgenderism. This problematization of identity as a valid analytic category leads to the second goal: the use of queer perspective that can better capture the ways in which lived experience overflows analytic categories.

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