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  1. Methodologies in the Archaeology of Warfare: Toward a Study of Practice and Social Relations at Tzunun, Chiapas, Mexico

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    Description: This dissertation examines how preparing settlements for war (i.e. fortification) relates to the maintenance of power relations. Violence has psychological and physical effects that can lead to asymmetries of power and extreme forms of social inequality (Brumfiel 1998; Carneiro 1970; Earle 1997; Fanon 1968; Farmer 2005; Flannery and Marcus 2012;...
    Keyword: Power, Warfare, Archaeology, Landscape, Maya, and Practice
    Subject: Anthropology
    Creator: Christopher Luis Hernandez
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 10/26/2018
    Date Modified: 10/26/2018
    Date Created: 2017-01-01
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  2. Making Gains from Industrial Scrap: Small-Scale Production in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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    Description: This dissertation examines how producers in the capital city of Burkina Faso manage to generate gains in producing utilitarian goods from scrap materials. Aluminum-smelting, tinsmithing, and tire-workings are three modern trades that have developed with the rising import of scrap supplies and consumer goods from Europe, the Middle East, and...
    Keyword: informal sector, Burkina Faso, values, scrap materials, Small-scale production, and gains
    Subject: Anthropology
    Creator: Vanessa Linganzi
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 10/02/2018
    Date Modified: 10/02/2018
    Date Created: 2008-12-08
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  3. Monumentality During the Mid-Holocene in the Upper and Middle St. Johns River Basins, Florida

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    Description: This dissertation reviews the contexts and conditions for the appearance of monuments in the upper and middle St. Johns basins of peninsular during the Mt. Taylor period. Beginning with an attempt to determine if mortuary monuments built of shell could be distinguished from shell middens, the archaeology of four preceramic...
    Keyword: Mt. Taylor, St. Johns, Monumentality, and Preceramic
    Subject: Anthropology
    Creator: Virgil Beasley
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 10/01/2018
    Date Modified: 10/01/2018
    Date Created: 2008-12-05
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  4. >"I Love You": Coercion and Consent In Sexual Relations in Postapartheid South Africa

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    Description: "I Love You": Coercion and Consent in Sexual Relations in Postapartheid South Africa Judith L. Singleton This dissertation is an ethnographic study which explores and documents several discourses and practices surrounding sexual coercion and consent in the black South African township of Mpophomeni. I trace and examine discourses and practices...
    Keyword: law, sexuality, violence, South Africa, gender, and sexual violence
    Subject: Anthropology
    Creator: Judith Lynn Singleton
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 10/01/2018
    Date Modified: 10/01/2018
    Date Created: 2008-12-05
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  5. Radio ways: Society, locality, and FM technology in Koutiala, Mali

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    Description: This study in media anthropology uses participant observation, interviews, questionnaires, and recorded broadcasts to analyze how people use FM radio technology in the Koutiala area of southeast Mali, and particularly how they use FM radio to produce locality by relating audience members to one another, to the dominant national culture,...
    Keyword: technology, language ideology, Media anthropology, Africa, politics, and cultural representation
    Subject: Anthropology
    Creator: Craig Tower
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/19/2018
    Date Modified: 09/19/2018
    Date Created: 2008-06-02
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  6. Social support and women's health in El Alto, Bolivia.

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    Description: As in other parts of the global south, economic difficulties in rural areas of Bolivia have forced many of Bolivia's indigenous people to migrate to urban areas such as El Alto, where formal employment and access to services are limited. Women are particularly vulnerable as they must balance economic activities...
    Keyword: Anthropology
    Subject: Anthropology
    Creator: Kathryn Hicks
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/14/2018
    Date Modified: 09/14/2018
    Date Created: 2008-08-15
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  7. Kazane Höyük and Urban Life Histories in Third Millennium Upper Mesopotamia

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    Description: This dissertation addresses the problem of the development of cities in Upper Mesopotamia in the third millennium B.C.E. I investigate these cities through their settlement patterns and urban plans. I argue that these cities were not planned or organic, but exhibited degrees of planning. I treat my reconstruction of the...
    Keyword: harran, urban planning, storage, cities, magnetometry, and bronze age
    Subject: Anthropology
    Creator: Andrew Theodore Creekmore III
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/10/2018
    Date Modified: 09/10/2018
    Date Created: 2008-05-12
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  8. Exploring the Early Development of Health Inequality: Culture, Stress, and Health among African American Adolescents

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    Description: Racial disparities in cardiovascular health constitute one of the most pressing current public health problems in the United States. This dissertation examines how individual's cultural experiences of stress become embodied and contribute to these racial health inequalities. Anthropologists have traditionally approached culture through narrative ethnographic methods that are difficult to...
    Keyword: Physical and Anthropology
    Subject: Anthropology
    Creator: Elizabeth Sweet
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/08/2018
    Date Modified: 09/08/2018
    Date Created: 2008-05-08
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  9. Working at Risk: An ethnography of making markets in Chicago

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    Description: This dissertation examines the role of market makers in making markets for options and futures on Chicago's derivatives exchanges. Recent institutional and technological changes in the ways that financial products are traded have given rise to the possibility of markets without market makers, raising the question of how these developments...
    Keyword: Anthropology
    Subject: Anthropology
    Creator: Gail Eby
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 08/31/2018
    Date Modified: 08/31/2018
    Date Created: 2008-05-06
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  10. Tired Bodies and Traveling Women: Gender and Economy in the Bosnian Refugee Migration to the United States, 1992-2005

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    Description: Bosnian women war refugees are not only trauma survivors, but are actively engaged in economic and social practices that shape their American sites of relocation. These economic activities--wage labor, and unremunerated volunteer and kin labor--are embedded in a moral framework of mutual obligation rooted in the concept veze / connections,...
    Keyword: Migration, Bosnia, Refugees, Chicago, Gender, and Moral Economy
    Subject: Anthropology
    Creator: Christiana Croegaert
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 06/26/2018
    Date Modified: 06/26/2018
    Date Created: 2007-05-14
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation