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  • 1. Publications & Writing

    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

  • 3. Publications & Writing

    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 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 Scott 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

  • 8. Publications & Writing

    Architecture and Tourism in Italian Colonial Libya: An Ambivalent Modernism

    …1998 IDRF Fellow Brian McLaren’s book is about the construction of tourist experience in colonial Libya through representations produced by and for modern Italian society. Because it is considered as a complex cultural formation, architecture has a role in the construction of t…

    Author McLaren, Brian Publisher University of Washington Press, 2006

  • 9. Publications & Writing

    Assembling Women: The Feminization of Global Manufacturing

    …1998 IDRF Fellow Teri Caraway challenges the notion that globalization has been beneficial in improving the lives of women workers by opening more employment opportunities. Despite the increase of women in the labor force as a result of globalization, the gender inequalities at w…

    Author Caraway, Teri Publisher ILR Press, 2007

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    Banking on the Environment: Multilateral Development Banks and Their Environmental Performance in Central and Eastern Europe (Global Environmental Accord: Strategies for Sustainability and Institutional Innovation)

    Multilateral development banks (MDBs) are increasingly expected to address environmental issues in their economic development lending. Yet the banks have been accused of failing to implement their own environmental policies, thereby contributing to environmental degradation in bo…

    Author Gutner, Tamar Publisher MIT Press, 2002