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Willing To Work: Agency And Vulnerability In An Undocumented Immigrant Network, Ruth Gomberg-Munoz 2010 Loyola University Chicago

Willing To Work: Agency And Vulnerability In An Undocumented Immigrant Network, Ruth Gomberg-Munoz

Social Justice

Restriction-oriented immigration policies and polarizing political debates have intensified the vulnera- bility of undocumented people in the United States, promoting their “willingness” to do low-wage, low-status work. In this article, I draw on ethnographic research with undocumented immigrants in Chicago to examine the everyday strategies that undocumented workers develop to mediate constraints and enhance their well-being. In particular, I explore how a cohort of undocumented Mexican immigrants cultivates a social identity as “hard workers” to promote their labor and bolster dignity and self-esteem. Much of the existing literature on unauthorized labor migration has focused on the structural conditions that encumber ...


The House In The Market: How Q’Eqchi’ Market Women Convert Money And Commodities Into Persons And Personhood, Sarah Ashley Kistler 2010 Rollins College

The House In The Market: How Q’Eqchi’ Market Women Convert Money And Commodities Into Persons And Personhood, Sarah Ashley Kistler

Faculty Publications

Recent research argues that globalization in Latin America sometimes results in the homogenization of culture and loss of indigenous identity. This paper, however, explores how Q’eqchi’-Maya market women in San Juan Chamelco, Guatemala, generate Q’eqchi’ personhood by embracing the conflicts of value introduced by the confrontation of globalization with longstanding Q’eqchi’ values. I argue that in Chamelco, market women are mediators of value who participate in global capitalism to reinforce the categories that structure indigenous life. Q’eqchi’ women engage in marketing activities not only to accrue capital resources, but also to maintain local values, centered ...


On Blushing, Lee T. Nutini 2010 The University of Tennessee College of Law

On Blushing, Lee T. Nutini

Lee T Nutini

Guided by Darwin's writing, an intensive look at one of the most interesting and inexplicable phenomenons of human emotion.


American Adoption Access Laws Are And Policies Are Upside Down And Backwards, Mirah Riben 2010 SelectedWorks

American Adoption Access Laws Are And Policies Are Upside Down And Backwards, Mirah Riben

Mirah Riben

Adoption seals original birth certificates not just from the public, but from the parties named therein. The author argues against the claim that there is any need to continue these antiquated laws to "prtoect" mothers' anonymity.


Subtexts In Multiple Texts Of Globalization: A Case Of Tribal Travails In Orissa, Shalina Mehta, Chakraverti Mahajan 2010 Department of Anthropology, Guru Ghasidas Central University

Subtexts In Multiple Texts Of Globalization: A Case Of Tribal Travails In Orissa, Shalina Mehta, Chakraverti Mahajan

Chakraverti Mahajan

No abstract provided.


Histoires Déchirées, Pedro Paulo Gomes Pereira 2010 Universidade Federal de São Paulo

Histoires Déchirées, Pedro Paulo Gomes Pereira

Pedro Paulo Gomes Pereira

No abstract provided.


Allégories D’Une Nation Dilacérée : Le Sertão De Glauber Rocha, Pedro Paulo Gomes Pereira 2010 Universidade Federal de São Paulo

Allégories D’Une Nation Dilacérée : Le Sertão De Glauber Rocha, Pedro Paulo Gomes Pereira

Pedro Paulo Gomes Pereira

No abstract provided.


Holistic Medicine Not "Torture": Performing Acupuncture In Galway, Ireland, Kevin Taylor Anderson 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Holistic Medicine Not "Torture": Performing Acupuncture In Galway, Ireland, Kevin Taylor Anderson

Kevin Taylor Anderson

This article examines how the aesthetic design of clinics and interactive discourse 5 and rituals construct the social reality of acupuncture sessions as a form of holistic medical therapy. Verbal and nonverbal interactions create an appealing medical environment but also help prevent the emergence of undesired counter-realities (e.g., pain, biomedical intervention). Based on observations of acupuncture sessions conducted in Galway, Ireland, I illustrate how 10 ambiance and aesthetic elements of clinics create a complex medico-cultural environment that balances oppositional associations (Western=non-Western, exoticism=convention, medical alterity=medical professionalism). Patients inter- viewed continually referred to acupuncture as a natural and ...


“What Does This Tell About Us?” Social Research And Indigenous Peoples: The Case Of The Paq’Tnkek Mi’Kmaq, Anthony A. Davis Dr,, Jane McMillan Dr. 2010 Mount Saint Vincent University

“What Does This Tell About Us?” Social Research And Indigenous Peoples: The Case Of The Paq’Tnkek Mi’Kmaq, Anthony A. Davis Dr,, Jane Mcmillan Dr.

Anthony A. Davis Dr,

Indigenous peoples’ conditions and issues have attracted considerable global attention, especially since the United Nations Rio Declaration and Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Yet, indigenous people continue to struggle to achieve the benefits that are inherent to their rights. Often these struggles are played out within judicial settings wherein “reliable evidence” is a requirement for decisions that affirm rights. Social research collaborations potentially have much to contribute to these processes. In this article we outline key attributes of a social research collaboration between university researchers and an indigenous Mi’kmaq community in Nova Scotia, Canada. The strengths and ...


León De Greiff: Cultura Y Política En Colombia (1895-1976), Alexander Montoya Prada 2010 Universidad del Cauca

León De Greiff: Cultura Y Política En Colombia (1895-1976), Alexander Montoya Prada

Alexander Montoya Prada

En este artículo hacemos un análisis de la vida pública del poeta León de Greiff en el contexto de la historia colombiana del siglo XX. Nos interesa la relación entre cultura y política, vista desde la trayectoria de vida del poeta, con énfasis en los personajes públicos que lo rodearon y el vínculo que estableció con ellos. Pensamos a León de Greiff frente al medio que lo produce como autor, evitando exaltar su genialidad y su aura extraña para el entorno colombiano como ya se ha hecho en múltiples textos, prefiriendo un análisis que privilegie su inclusión dentro de los ...


The Ramadan Controversy: Dilemmas In Negotiating Media Discourses Post Iranian Uprising, Payal Arora, Ashok Panikkar 2010 SelectedWorks

The Ramadan Controversy: Dilemmas In Negotiating Media Discourses Post Iranian Uprising, Payal Arora, Ashok Panikkar

Payal Arora

No abstract provided.


From Objective Right To Subjective Rights: The Franciscans And The Interest And Will Conceptions Of Rights, Siegfried Van Duffel 2010 National University of singapore

From Objective Right To Subjective Rights: The Franciscans And The Interest And Will Conceptions Of Rights, Siegfried Van Duffel

Siegfried Van Duffel

What are subjective rights? And what makes Will and Interest conceptions of rights into conceptions of rights? I argue that they originate in two very different natural rights theories which are, however, grounded in the same philosophical anthropology.


El Futuro De La Economía Es "Austriaco", Mario Šilar 2010 University of Navarra

El Futuro De La Economía Es "Austriaco", Mario Šilar

Mario Šilar

No abstract provided.


Martin Rhonheimer: Cristianismo Y Laicidad, Mario Šilar 2010 University of Navarra

Martin Rhonheimer: Cristianismo Y Laicidad, Mario Šilar

Mario Šilar

No abstract provided.


Señal Que Ya Es Un Clásico: Su Actualidad. Road To Serfdom Amazon Nº1, 2010, Mario Šilar 2010 University of Navarra

Señal Que Ya Es Un Clásico: Su Actualidad. Road To Serfdom Amazon Nº1, 2010, Mario Šilar

Mario Šilar

No abstract provided.


Sobre Las Causas Morales De La Crisis Económico-Financiera, Mario Šilar 2010 University of Navarra

Sobre Las Causas Morales De La Crisis Económico-Financiera, Mario Šilar

Mario Šilar

No abstract provided.


Enriqueciendo Con Saber Económico La Vida Diaria. Entrevista A Peter J. Boettke, Mario Šilar 2010 University of Navarra

Enriqueciendo Con Saber Económico La Vida Diaria. Entrevista A Peter J. Boettke, Mario Šilar

Mario Šilar

No abstract provided.


Collaborative Ethics: Development And Implementation, Celia Emmelhainz, Claire Aliki Collins, Catharina LaPorte, Ali Krzton 2010 Texas A & M University - College Station

Collaborative Ethics: Development And Implementation, Celia Emmelhainz, Claire Aliki Collins, Catharina Laporte, Ali Krzton

Celia Emmelhainz

A short article assessing the need for collaborative ethics in anthropology. We suggest the incorporation of consensus methods in developing a new AAA code of ethics, as well as for collaboration with local scholars.


Narratives Of Irony And Failure In Ethnographic Work, Dariusz Jemielniak, Monika Kostera 2010 Kozminski University

Narratives Of Irony And Failure In Ethnographic Work, Dariusz Jemielniak, Monika Kostera

Dariusz Jemielniak

Organizational ethnography is one of the most valued approaches to qualitative studies of organizations. Much attention has been given to the development of the research process, of which the researcher's identity is an integral part. However, we believe that the analysis of research failures has been much less developed in the discourse of ethnographic methods for the study of organizations. Therefore, we have explored some of the “slips” in ethnographic work, as described in accounts of fellow organizational anthropologists. As the study is qualitative, we have adopted a narrative research method. We have divided the “slips” (i.e., errors ...


Field Notes From A Protest: Toronto, Ontario, June 26, 2010, G20 Summit Protests, Denice J. Szafran 2010 SUNY Geneseo

Field Notes From A Protest: Toronto, Ontario, June 26, 2010, G20 Summit Protests, Denice J. Szafran

Denice J Szafran, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


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