Books by Fellows
Books published by recipients of SSRC fellowships.
- Conflicts of Interest and the Future of Medicine
- Marc A. Rodwin
As most Americans know, conflicts of interest riddle the US health care system. They result from physicians practicing medicine as entrepreneurs, from physicians' ties to pharma, and from investor-owned firms and insurers' influence over physicians' medial choices.
- In the Shadow of Sectarianism: Law, Shi`ism, and the Making of Modern
Max David Weiss
Contrary to the conventional wisdom that sectarianism is intrinsically linked to violence, bloodshed, or social disharmony, 2005 IDRF Fellow Max Weiss uncovers the complex roots of Shi`i sectarianism in twentieth-century Lebanon.
- Spiritual Economies: Islam, Globalization, and the Afterlife of Development
Daromir Antonovych Rudnyckyj
2003 IDRF Fellow Daromir Rudnyckyj's innovative and surprising book challenges widespread assumptions about contemporary Islam by showing how moderate Muslims in Southeast Asia are reinterpreting Islam not to reject modernity but to create a spiritual economy consisting of practices conducive to globalization.
- Living for the City: Migration, Education, and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California
- The Red Rockets’ Glare: Spaceflight and the Soviet Imagination, 1857-1957
Asif A. Siddiqi
The Red Rockets' Glare is the first academic study on the birth of the Soviet space program and one of the first social histories of Soviet science.
- Creative State: Forty Years of Migration and Development Policy in Morocco and Mexico
Natasha Nefertiti Iskander
Morocco's and Mexico's experiences with migration and development policy demonstrate that far from being a prosaic institution resistant to change, the state can be a remarkable site of creativity, an essential but often overlooked component of good governance.
- Global Security Watch - Japan
- Andrew L. Oros ;
This book provides an overview of Japan's transformation into one of the world's most capable military powers over the past 150 years.
- New Masters, New Servants: Migration, Development, and Women Workers in China
Based on her interviews with young women who migrated from China's Anhui province to the city of Beijing to undertake domestic service for middle-class families--and with employers, job placement agencies, and government officials—1998 IDRF Fellow Yan Hairong explores what these migrant domestic workers mean to the families that hire them, to urban economies, to rural provinces such as Anhui, and to the Chinese state. Above all, Yan focuses on the domestic worker's self-conceptions, desires, and struggles.
- Beyond the Royal Gaze: Clanship and Public Healing in Buganda
Beyond the Royal Gaze shifts the perspective from which we view early African politics by asking what Buganda, a kingdom located on the northwest shores of Lake Victoria in present-day Uganda, looked like to people who were not of the center but nevertheless became central to its functioning.
- Legalizing Identities: Becoming Black or Indian in Brazil's Northeast
Jan Hoffman French
Through ethnographic, historical, and legal analysis of successful claims to land by two neighboring black communities in the backlands of northeastern Brazil, 2000 IDRF Fellow Jan Hoffman French demonstrates how these two communities have come to distinguish themselves from each other while revising and retelling their histories and present-day stories.