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Affect and Embodiment

Cancer Butch

Mediating Infanticide: Theorizing Relations between Narrative and Violence

Governmentality, Language Ideology, and the Production of Needs in Malagasy Conservation-Development

Fashions and Fundamentalisms in Fin-De-Siecle Yemen: Chador Barbie and Islamic Socks

Culture and Cultural Analysis as Experimental Systems

Watching Twin Bracelets in China: The Role of Spectatorship and Identification in an Ethnographic Analysis of Film Reception

Technologies of the Voice: FM Radio, Telephone, and the Nepali Diaspora in Kathmandu

Borderland Pop: Arab Jewish Musicians and the Politics of Performance

Compassion and Repression: The Moral Economy of Immigration Policies in France

Carnal Economies: The Commodification of Food and Sex in Kathmandu

Mutant Ecologies: Radioactive Life in Post–Cold War New Mexico

“Visible Signs of a City Out of Control”: Community Policing in New York City

Recovering True Selves in the Electro-Spiritual Field of Universal Love

Multipartyism and Nostalgia for the Unified Past: Discourses of Democracy in a Dance Association in Cameroon

Commodities and Sexual Subjectivities: A Look at Capitalism and Its Desires

Traces of Folk Medicine in Jaunpur

Gender and the Politics of Voice: Colonial Modernity and Classical Music in South India

"Very Bombay": Contending with the Global in an Indian Advertising Agency

Stumped Identities: Body Image, Bodies Politic, and the Mujer Maya as Prosthetic

Cyborg Violence: Bursting Borders and Bodies with Queer Machines

Interesting Friends and Faux Amis: An Introduction to New Directions in French Anthropology

The Usable Past, the Comfortable Past, and the Civic Past: Memory in Contemporary America

Technologies of Everyday Life: The Economy of Impotence in Reform China

Generation X: Anthropology in a Media-Saturated World

Anthropology and Politics in Studies of National Character

Primordialist Blinders: A Reply to I. M. Lewis

Northwestern Tanzania on a Single Shilling: Sociality, Embodiment, Valuation

Knowing One's Place: National Language and the Idea of the Local in Eastern Indonesia

Spatial Reconfigurations, Imagined Geographies, and Social Conflicts in Cartagena, Colombia

Originality in the Postcolony: Choreographing the Neoethnic Body of Philippine Ballet