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    A Business Without a Future? The Parisian Vidéo-Club, Past and Present

    Article written by 2007 DPDF Visual Culture Fellow and 2009 IDRF Fellow Brian Jacobson and Joshua Neves, featured in Media Fields Journal, Issue 8: Almost eighty-five years after the cinématographe created a flurry of enthusiasm for cinema on the Grands Boulevards, Paris’s fir…

    Author Jacobson, Brian Publisher University of California, Santa Barbara, 2010

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    A Cloudburst in Venice: Fred Kabotie and the U.S. Pavilion of 1932

    Essay written by 2009 DPDF Empires of Vision Fellow and 2011 IDRF Fellow Jessica L. Horton, featured in American Art, Volume 29, No. 1: This essay reevaluates the early paintings of Hopi artist Fred Kabotie (ca. 1900–1986) in light of their forgotten inclusion in the U.S. Pavil…

    Author Horton, Jessica L. Publisher University of Chicago Press, 2015

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    A Coincidence of Desires: Anthropology, Queer Studies, Indonesia

    In A Coincidence of Desires, 1997 IDRF Fellow and 2010 DPDF Virtual Worlds Research Director Tom Boellstorff considers how interdisciplinary collaboration between anthropology and queer studies might enrich both fields. For more than a decade he has visited Indonesia, both as an…

    Author Boellstorff, Tom Publisher Duke University Press, 2007

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    A Heart for the Work: Journeys through an African Medical School

    Burnout is common among doctors in the West, so one might assume that a medical career in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, would place far greater strain on the idealism that drives many doctors. But, as A Heart for the Work makes clear, Malawian medical student…

    Publisher University of Chicago Press, 2010

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    A History of Race in Muslim West Africa, 1600-1960

    The mobilization of local ideas about racial difference has been important in generating, and intensifying, civil wars that have occurred since the end of colonial rule in all of the countries that straddle the southern edge of the Sahara Desert. From Sudan to Mauritania, the rac…

    Publisher Cambridge University Press, 2011

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    A Laboratory of Liberty: The Transformation of Political Culture in Republican Switzerland, 1750-1848

    Looking at a series of Swiss political debates, this book offers a case study of a revolutionary transformation to a rights-based society and political culture. Based on a tradition of political innovation and experimentation, Swiss citizens recalibrated their understanding of li…

    Author Lerner, Marc Publisher Brill Publishers, 2011

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    A Nation of Emigrants: How Mexico Manages its Migration

    In A Nation of Emigrants, 2003 IDRF Fellow David Fitzgerald explores an interesting question: what do governments do when much of their population simply gets up and walks away? In Mexico and other migrant-sending countries, mass emigration prompts governments to negotiate a new…

    Author FitzGerald, David Publisher University of California Press, 2008

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    Adopted Territory: Transnational Korean Adoptees and the Politics of Belonging

    Since the end of the Korean War, an estimated 200,000 children from South Korea have been adopted into white families in North America, Europe, and Australia. While these transnational adoptions were initiated as an emergency measure to find homes for mixed-race children born in…

    Publisher Duke University Press, 2010

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    Age in the Welfare State: The Origins of Social Spending on Pensioners, Workers, and Children

    …1997 IDRF Fellow Julia Lynch’s book asks why some countries devote the lion’s share of their social policy resources to the elderly, while others have a more balanced repertoire of social spending. Far from being the outcome of demands for welfare spending by powerful age-bas…

    Author Lynch, Julia Publisher Cambridge University Press, 2006

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    An Enchanted Modern: Gender and Public Piety in Shi’i Lebanon

    Based on two years of ethnographic research in the southern suburbs of Beirut, An Enchanted Modern demonstrates that Islam and modernity are not merely compatible, but actually go hand-in-hand. 1999 IDRF Fellow Lara Deeb’s eloquent ethnographic portrayal of an Islamic community…

    Author Deeb, Lara Publisher Princeton University Press, 2006