Anthropological Quarterly

Anthropological Quarterly is a peer-reviewed journal published by the George Washington Institute for Ethnographic Research. Anthropological Quarterly publishes original, data-driven articles advancing ethnography and anthropological theory. Anthropological Quarterly also includes essays published on a wide range of topics, from war and racism to globalization and human rights.

Articles from Vol. 73, No. 1, January

Cadres and Kin: Making a Socialist Village in West China, 1921-1991
Cadres and Kin: Making a Socialist Village in West China, 1921-1991. GREGORY A. RUF. Stanford CA: Stanford University Press, 1998; 249 pp. Reviewed by WILLIAM JANKOWIAK University of Nevada Until 1979 anthropological insights into the nature of Chinese...
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Nuer Dilemmas: Coping with Money, War, and the State
Nuer Dilemmas: Coping with Money, War, and the State. SHARON HUTCHINSON. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press (A Centennial Book), 1996; 408 pp. Nuer Dilemmas is one of the most significant ethnographies to appear in recent years....
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"O' Sole Mio": Italian Charter Tourists' Experiences of the Midnight Sun in North Cape, Norway
This article focuses on Italian charter tourists' experiences of North Cape. the site considered to be Europe's northernmost spot and the most privileged place for gazing at the Midnight Sun. My aim is to show that tourists' experiences and interpretations...
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Other Modernities: Gendered Yearnings in China after Socialism
Other Modernities: tendered Yearnings in China after Socialism. LISA ROFEL. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999; 330 pp. Lisa Rofel's Other Modernities: Gendered Yearnings in China After Socialism explores the processes by which three cohorts...
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The Human Motivational Complex: Evolutionary Theory and the Causes of Hunter-Gatherer Fighting. Part I. Primary Somatic and Reproductive Causes
This study addresses the causes of fighting among hunter-gatherers, whose way of life represents 99.5 percent of human history. Focusing an somatic and reproductive causes in Part I and on such diverse causes as dominance, revenge, the "security dilemma,...
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The Politics of Memory: Native Historical Interpretation in the Colombian Andes
The Politics of Memory: Native Historical Interpretation in the Colombian Andes. JOANNE RAPPAPORT. Durham NC: Duke University Press, 1998; 250 pp. Historical truth, legal truth. How does one become the other? This question opens The Politics of Memory:...
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The Rave: Spiritual Healing in Modern Western Subcultures
At raves, young men and women dance to electronic music from dusk to dawn. Previous scholarship treats the rave as a hypertext of pleasure and disappearance. However, such a postmodern view does not attend to the poignant and meaningful spiritual experiences...
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