Of Gutka Chewing Piety and the Economic Exploitation of Fishermen of the Indus Delta in Pakistan

Get PDF: Chang, Abdul Haque. 2017. Of Gutka Chewing Piety and the Economic Exploitation of Fishermen of the Indus Delta in Pakistan. Global Ethnographic. Abdul Haque Chang haq.chang@gmail.com University of Texas at Austin Abstract This paper discusses how the religious connotations of gutka chewing by poor fishermen render the practice a useful metaphor for their ambiguous social and economic position […]

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Politics beyond the Yoga Mat: Yoga Fundamentalism and the ‘Vedic Way of Life’

Get PDF: McCartney, Patrick. 2017. Politics beyond the Yoga Mat: Yoga Fundamentalism and the ‘Vedic Way of Life’. Global Ethnographic.   Patrick McCartney Visiting Fellow, Australian National University psdmccartney@gmail.com Abstract This article explores an under-appreciated relation between the quotidian practices of Western yoga practitioners and the global agenda of Hindu supremacism. It demonstrates how yoga, or rather, the yoga body, […]

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The Brazilian Hawaii: Surf Culture, Tourism, and the Construction of Place

Get PDF: Palmer, Christian. 2017. The Brazilian Hawaii: Surf Culture, Tourism, and the Construction of Place. Global Ethnographic.   Christian Palmer Windward Community College ctpalmer@hawaii.edu Abstract This article describes how ideas of Hawaii were introduced and circulated in Brazil through surf culture, military travel and tourism, and the importance of these ideas in establishing a positive tropical identity in opposition […]

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