Books by Fellows

Books published by recipients of SSRC fellowships.

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The Children of Fate: Families, Class, and the State in Chile, 1800-1930
2009. Nara Milanich
The Old Faith and the Russian Land: A Historical Ethnography of Ethics in the Urals
2009. Doug Rogers
Cover for In the Shadow of Sectarianism: Law, Shi`ism, and the Making of Modern In the Shadow of Sectarianism: Law, Shi`ism, and the Making of Modern
2010. 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.

Cover for Spiritual Economies: Islam, Globalization, and the Afterlife of Development Spiritual Economies: Islam, Globalization, and the Afterlife of Development
2010. 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.

Cover for Living for the City: Migration, Education, and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California Living for the City: Migration, Education, and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California
10/10/2010.
Cover for The Red Rockets’ Glare: Spaceflight and the Soviet Imagination, 1857-1957 The Red Rockets’ Glare: Spaceflight and the Soviet Imagination, 1857-1957
2010. 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.

Cover for Creative State: Forty Years of Migration and Development Policy in Morocco and Mexico Creative State: Forty Years of Migration and Development Policy in Morocco and Mexico
2010. 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.

Cover for Global Security Watch - Japan Global Security Watch - Japan
Andrew L Oros ; Yuki Tatsumi

This book provides an overview of Japan's transformation into one of the world's most capable military powers over the past 150 years.

Cover for New Masters, New Servants: Migration, Development, and Women Workers in China New Masters, New Servants: Migration, Development, and Women Workers in China
2008. Hairong Yan

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.

Cover for Beyond the Royal Gaze: Clanship and Public Healing in Buganda Beyond the Royal Gaze: Clanship and Public Healing in Buganda
2010. Neil Kodesh

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.