Posts Tagged: anthropology

João Biehl – Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment

João Biehl, Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment, U of California Press, 2005. What makes a human being an ex-human? How can a life of a human being expelled from the family, related institutions, and society, as if

João Biehl – Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment

João Biehl, Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment, U of California Press, 2005. What makes a human being an ex-human? How can a life of a human being expelled from the family, related institutions, and society, as if

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Rayna Rapp – Testing Women, Testing the Fetus

Rayna Rapp, Testing Women, Testing the Fetus: The Social Impact of Amniocentesis inAmerica, London: Routledge, 2000.  Rayna Rapp’s Testing Women, Testing the Fetus is led by her own failed motherhood after a prenatal diagnosis of Down’s. To investigate the social construction and cultural

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Rayna Rapp – Testing Women, Testing the Fetus

Rayna Rapp, Testing Women, Testing the Fetus: The Social Impact of Amniocentesis inAmerica, London: Routledge, 2000.  Rayna Rapp’s Testing Women, Testing the Fetus is led by her own failed motherhood after a prenatal diagnosis of Down’s. To investigate the social construction and cultural

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Talal Asad – On Suicide Bombing

Talal Asad, On Suicide Bombing, New York: Columbia UP, 2007. Talal Asad’s short but powerful book, On Suicide Bombing (New York: Columbia UP, 2007) is not a detailed description or an ethnographic storytelling about suicide bombers, but a series of philosophical (ethical

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Talal Asad – On Suicide Bombing

Talal Asad, On Suicide Bombing, New York: Columbia UP, 2007. Talal Asad’s short but powerful book, On Suicide Bombing (New York: Columbia UP, 2007) is not a detailed description or an ethnographic storytelling about suicide bombers, but a series of philosophical (ethical