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The emergence of consumer credit in Greece: An ethnography of indebtedness
Based on fieldwork conducted during 2001 to 2003 in Athens, Greece, this dissertation looks at the introduction and development of consumer credit in the Greek market. It examines how pre-existing social conditions affect ...
Birth in Crisis: Public Policy and the Humanization of Childbirth in Brazil
This dissertation is about shifting paradigms of care in childbirth. Based on over eight years of experience with Brazil and 24 months of ethnographic research for this project, I track the implementation of Rede Cegonha ...
Re-imagining Silk Roads: Transnational Movement among the Sinophone Muslims between China and Central Asia
Nationalism is on the rise in contemporary Asia. It poses serious challenges to the mobility of ethnic and religious minorities in the region. Anthropologists have long been investigating the state-minority relationship ...