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Consoling GhostsStories of Medicine and Mourning from Southeast Asians in Exile

Consoling Ghosts: Stories of Medicine and Mourning from Southeast Asians in Exile

Jean M. Langford

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687176
eISBN:
9781452948751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687176.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Consoling Ghosts is a sustained contemplation of relationships with the dying and the dead as inspired by conversations with emigrants from Laos and Cambodia. Emigrants’ thoughts and stories often ... More

Microfinance and Its DiscontentsWomen in Debt in Bangladesh

Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh

Lamia Karim

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670949
eISBN:
9781452946665
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670949.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In 2006 the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh won the Nobel Peace Prize for its innovative microfinancing operations. This study of gender, grassroots globalization, and neoliberalism in Bangladesh looks ... More

Saigon's EdgeOn the Margins of Ho Chi Minh City

Saigon's Edge: On the Margins of Ho Chi Minh City

Erik Harms

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816656059
eISBN:
9781452946245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816656059.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Much of the world’s population inhabits the urban fringe, an area that is neither fully rural nor urban. Hóc Môn, a district that lies along a key transport corridor on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh ... More

Tongzhi LivingMen Attracted to Men in Postsocialist China

Tongzhi Living: Men Attracted to Men in Postsocialist China

Tiantian Zheng

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816691999
eISBN:
9781452952499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691999.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Tongzhi, which translates into English as “same purpose” or “same will,” was once widely used to mean “comrade.” Since the 1990s, the word has been appropriated by the LGBT community in China and now ... More

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