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. 84, No. 3, Summer

Beyond Logos: Extensions of the Language Ideology Paradigm in the Study of Global Christianity(-Ies)
As the careful reader may intuit from looking at the title situated above, this special section of Anthropological Quarterly is entitled "Beyond Logos: Extensions of the Language Ideology Paradigm in the Study of Global Christianity(-ies)." This title...
Debating Morals and the Discourse of Social Change in the Anthropology of Modern China
Yunxiang Yan, Private Life under Socialism: Love, Intimacy, and Family Change in a Chinese Village 1949-1999. Stanford University Press. 2003. 320 pp.Ellen Oxfeld, Drink Water, but Remember the Source: Moral Discourse in a Chinese Village. Berkeley:...
Forgive Me Friend: Mohammed and Ibrahim
AbstractThis essay examines my accidental conversion to Islam and its discomforting consequences for my fieldwork in Morocco. While my conversion and my subsequent efforts to grasp its significance represents an awkward extreme, I use the episode to...
"How Much of This Is Promise?" God as Sincere Speaker in Evangelical Bible Reading
AbstractIn this article I examine how language ideology intersects with textual ideology, listening, and group identity in an American Evangelical context. The ethnographic focus is a men's Bible study group, their extended reading of the Old Testament...
Ideologies of Marginality in Brazilian Hip Hop
Derek Pardue, Ideologies of Marginality in Brazilian Hip Hop. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2008. 224 pp.Derek Pardue is a cultural anthropologist and the foremost US scholar on Brazilian hip hop, having already contributed a number of articles on the...
Israelite Genealogies and Christian Commitment: The Limits of Language Ideologies in Guhu-Samane Christianity
AbstractLanguage ideological work on Protestantism has largely focused on how people engage in an intimate, immediate, and individualistic relationship with God, and the answer has been that they do so by sweeping away the debris-the history, the social...
No Caller ID for the Soul: Demonization, Charisms, and the Unstable Subject of Protestant Language Ideology
AbstractThe ethnography of Christianity has only one area where a sort of Khunian "normal science" has been achieved: Christian Language practices has been agreed on as a topic of vital and sustained ethnographic interest, and is usually understood analytically...
Perspectives on Israeli Anthropology
Esther Hertzog, Orit Abuhav, Harvey E. Goldberg, and Emanuel Marx, eds., Perspectives on Israeli Anthropology, Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press, 2010. 752 pp.Israelis are fond of saying that their country may be quite small, but it has...
Shamans, Nostalgias and the IMF: South Korean Popular Religion in Motion
Laurel Kendall, Shamans, Nostalgias and the IMF: South Korean Popular Religion in Motion. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2009. 251 pp.Shamans, Nostalgias and the IMF demonstrates Laurel Kendall's rigorous and masterful observation that the aboriginal...
Soldiers, Martyrs, Traitors, and Exiles: Political Conflict in Eritrea and the Diaspora
Tricia Redeker Hepner, Soldiers, Martyrs, Traitors, and Exiles: Political Conflict in Eritrea and the Diaspora. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011. 272 pp.Soldiers, Martyrs, Traitors, and Exiles is, as one reviewer stated, "a brave,...
The Hutterites in North America
Rod Janzen and Max Stanton, The Hutterites in North America. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. 373 pp."We don't need another book about the Hutterites," a 30-year-old Hutterite man bluntly told the authors when they visited his colony...
The Semiotics of Relevance: Campaigning for the Bible in Greater Manchester
AbstractThis is an article about an advertising campaign that ran in the Greater Manchester area, north of England, in May and June 2007, sponsored by the Bible Society of England and Wales, and aimed at stressing the relevance of the Bible to the general...
Towards an Ideology of Gesture: Gesture, Body Movement, and Language Ideology among Q'eqchi'-Maya Catholics
AbstractWhile much attention has been paid to how linguistic practices and language ideologies shape local forms of Christianity, relatively little attention has been paid to the role that non-verbal communicative codes and people's ideas about them...
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