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Writing "Bhopal": Rhetorical perspectives on India, environmentalism and the politics of disaster
This dissertation explores the ways contemporary environmental politics in India combine older Leftist agendas with important new critiques of the role of science and technology in societal development. The primary case ...
The sword of the spirit: Christians, Karens, colonialists, and the creation of a nation of Burma
An ethnography of representation combining the following elements: (a) The American Baptist Mission to the Karen people of Burma; (b) The emergence of Karen nationalism as a consequence of the former, demonstrating the ...
Depression and the Catholic church: A genealogy of accommodation and subject-formation
A genealogy of institutional Catholic discourse on depression reveals a strategic process of epistemic accommodation that supports the construction of the condition as a spiritual and moral problem. The hierarchy defends ...
Manly acts: Buenos Aires, 24 March 1996
Ethnographic fieldwork and writing are employed to explore how men in Buenos Aires construct and contest masculinity. The fieldwork is focused on three sites of manly performance: asado (Argentine barbecue), soccer, and ...
Organizing bodies: Creating and funding experimental dance in the United States, 1965--2000
Avant-garde artists are among the most broadly theorized sub-groups of cultural producers. Artistic vanguards been theorized in two opposing ways---either as uniquely able to change social conditions through artistic ...
A nation's demons: The legacy of the 70s in contemporary Italy
This ethnography addresses how former Italian radical activists of the 70s negotiate their militant past with their present predicament. This is done by comparing and contrasting the public discourse (historical texts and ...