Books by Fellows

Books published by recipients of SSRC fellowships.

Titles

Cover for Journey of Song: Public Life and Morality in Cameroon Journey of Song: Public Life and Morality in Cameroon
2006. Clare Ignatowski
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.

Cover for Legalizing Identities: Becoming Black or Indian in Brazil's Northeast Legalizing Identities: Becoming Black or Indian in Brazil's Northeast
2009. 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.

Cover for Soviet Women in Combat: A History of Violence on the Eastern Front Soviet Women in Combat: A History of Violence on the Eastern Front
2010. Anna Krylova

Soviet Women in Combat explores the unprecedented historical phenomenon of Soviet young women's en masse volunteering for World War II combat in 1941 and writes it into the twentieth-century history of women, war, and violence.

The Greengrocer and His TV: The Culture of Communism after the 1968 Prague Spring
2010. Paulina Bren
The Market and the Masses in Latin America: Policy Reform and Consumption in Liberalizing Economies
2009. Andy Baker
Villages, Women, and the Success of Dairy Cooperatives in India: Making Place for Rural Development
2009. Pratyusha Basu