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Street Economies in the Urban Global South

2014. Edited by Karen Tranberg Hansen, Walter E. Little, and B. Lynne Milgram

Although contestations over public space have a long history, this volume presents the argument that the recent conjuncture of neoliberal economic policies and unprecedented urban growth in the Global South has changed the equation.

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Structure and Process in Latin America

1972. Edited by Arnold Strickon and Sidney M. Greenfield

This book provides analysis of social anthropology and approaches to the study of patronage and clientage from work done in Latin America in the late 1960s. Essays include discussions on topics as diverse as the effect of societal structures on the actions of individuals and communities wherein women play the roles of both patrons and clients.

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Things in Motion

2015. Edited by Rosemary A. Joyce and Susan D. Gillespie

Complementing the concept of object biography, the contributors to this volume use the complex construct of “itineraries” to trace the places in which objects come to rest or are active, the routes through which things circulate, and the means by which they are moved.

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Timely Assets

2008. Edited by Elizabeth Emma Ferry and Mandana E. Limbert

Oil is running out. What’s more, its final depletion, once relegated to a misty future, now seems imminent. In all the more or less apocalyptic discussions of oil and similar depleted resources, nature, labor, and time converge. This volume focuses on how resources, resource-making, and resource-claiming are entangled with experiences of time.

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Violence

2004. Edited by Neil L.Whitehead

Covering wide-ranging regimes of violence, these essays examine various aspects of state violence, legitimate and illegitimate forms of violence, the impact of anticipatory violence on daily life, and its effects long after the events themselves have passed.

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Vital Relations

2013. Edited by Susan McKinnon and Fenella Cannell

For more than 150 years, theories of social evolution, development, and modernity have been unanimous in their assumption that kinship organizes simpler, “traditional,” pre-state societies but not complex, “modern,” state societies. This volume challenges these notions.

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Walling In and Walling Out

2020. Edited by Laura McAtackney and Randall H. McGuire

The contributors to this volume illuminate the roles and uses of walls around the world—in contexts ranging from historic neighborhoods to contemporary national borders.

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War in the Tribal Zone

1992. Edited by R. Brian Ferguson and Neil L.Whitehead; With a New Preface by the Editors

Finding the book’s analysis tragically prophetic in identifying the key dynamics that have produced the kinds of conflicts recently witnessed globally — as in Bosnia, Kosovo, Rwanda, and Somalia — the editors consider the political origins and cultural meanings of ‘ethnic’ violence in our postcolonial world.

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The Work of Sovereignty

2010. David Kamper

This volume explores the political, economic, and cultural forces that structure and influence indigenous economic development, giving special attention to the perspectives and priorities of the indigenous working people who build tribal futures with their everyday labor.

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Yanomami Warfare

1995. R. Brian Ferguson

These reputedly isolated people have been portrayed as fiercely engaging in constant warfare over women, status, and revenge. Ferguson argues persuasively that the Yanomami make war not because Western influence is absent, but because it is present.

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