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A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Romantic Love
The anthropological study of romantic (or passionate) love is virtually nonexistent due to the widespread belief that romantic love is unique to Euro-American culture. This belief is by no meansExpand
Ten considerations for effectively managing the COVID-19 transition
Governments around the world have implemented measures to manage the transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). While the majority of these measures are proving effective, they have a highExpand
Resocializing Suffering
An ethnographic account of the putative shift away from state-sponsored violence and the emergence of new patterns of violence in postwar Guatemala challenges liberal political and moral models thatExpand
High-End Coffee and Smallholding Growers in Guatemala
Coffee production in Guatemala has undergone a dramatic transformation over the last twenty years. Changing tastes among northern consumers have driven new demand for high-quality Strictly Hard BeanExpand
Cultural Logic and Maya Identity
  • E. Fischer
  • Sociology
  • Current Anthropology
  • 1 August 1999
Ironically, as many Western scholars have turned to constructivist theories to explain new ethnic movements and forms of identity politics, the subjects of their studies have begun to embrace a formExpand
Quality and Inequality: Taste, Value, and Power in the Third Wave Coffee Market
Based on a case study of the burgeoning high-end ("Third Wave") coffee market in the United States, this discussion paper examines value creation and capital accumulation in an age of neoliberalExpand
Cultural Logic and Maya Identity. Rethinking constructivism and essentialism. Commentaries. Author's reply
Ironically, as many Western scholars have turned to constructivist theories to explain new ethnic movements and forms of identity politics, the subjects of their studies have begun to embrace a formExpand
Broccoli and Desire
Tracing the commodity chain of broccoli from Nashville, Tennessee supermarkets to Maya farmers in highland Guatemala, this paper examines relations of desire and political economic power. We argueExpand
Maya cultural activism in Guatemala
Acronyms 1. Introduction: Maya Cultural Activism in Guatemala (Edward F. Fischer and R. McKenna Brown) 2. The Politics of Maya Revindication (Demetrio Cojti Cuxil) 3. Induced Culture Change as aExpand
Chronic Malnutrition Breastfeeding, and Ready to Use Supplementary Food in a Guatemalan Maya Town
Ready To Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) and Ready To Use Supplementary Food (RUSF) have proliferated in recent years to treat acute and chronic malnutrition. Biomedical research has established theExpand
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