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Moving through dance between New York and Dakar : ways of learning Senegalese 'Sabar' and the politics of participation
(University of St Andrews, 2010) - Thesis
This thesis explores a network of participants, dance students and teachers, who travel between New York City and Dakar, Senegal, around the practice of West African dance forms. Focusing on the Senegalese dance-rhythms ...
Epidemic events : state-formation, class struggle and biopolitics in three epidemic crises of modern China
(University of St Andrews, 2010-06-25) - Thesis
Based on extended research on Chinese medical and epidemiological archival material dating back to the beginning of the 20th century, and on six months of internship in epidemiology in Beijing’s Medical School and in Haidian ...
The subversion of everyday life : an anthropological study of radical political practices : the Greek revolt of December 2008
(University of St Andrews, 2012-11-30) - Thesis
Authenticity, performance and the construction of self : a journey through the terrestrial and digital landscapes of men's tailored dress
(University of St Andrews, 2018-12-07) - Thesis
This thesis explores high-end and bespoke menswear, tailoring and fashion, asking the question - why do some men choose to spend large sums of money to have clothes made for them? Using tailors and high-end menswear as a ...
The social life of miraa : farming, trade, and consumption of a plant stimulant in Kenya
(University of St Andrews, 2003) - Thesis
This thesis traces the paths and trajectories that one substance - the plant stimulant Catha edulis (Forssk.), known in Kenya as 'miraa' - takes in the course of its 'social life' from production, through exchange, to ...
Moral geographies in Kyrgyzstan : how pastures, dams and holy sites matter in striving for a good life
(University of St Andrews, 2011-06-24) - Thesis
This thesis is an ethnography of how places like mountain pastures (jailoos), hydro-electric dams and holy sites (mazars) matter in striving for a good life. Based on eighteen months of fieldwork in the Toktogul valley of ...
Traditional authority revisited : ancestors, development and an alternative tempo-morality in Ho, Ghana
(University of St Andrews, 2012) - Thesis
This thesis endeavours to re-theorise traditional authority through a consideration of chieftaincy within Ghana’s Asogli Traditional Area. Chiefs’ increasing activity in the implementation of development projects, has ...
The place that words come from... : an ethnography of Quaker worship practices and their social enactment
(University of St Andrews, 2011-11) - Thesis
This thesis addresses the worship practices of contemporary Quakers and their social enactment. It presents an ethnography that attempts to evoke participation in Meeting for Worship at a local site (St Andrews Quaker ...
Report to the dancefloor : journeys by experience and writing into raving and anthropology
(University of St Andrews, 1998) - Thesis
This work is an ethnography about raving. As such, it is based on the author's actual, inter-subjective and historical experience of that contemporary international social phenomenon in Britain and in Goa (India) during ...
Knowing best? : an ethnographic exploration of the politics and practices of an international NGO in Senegal
(University of St Andrews, 2015-06-25) - Thesis
This thesis explores the social and political relations of an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Senegal. NGOs and international development have been the subject of research from a number of different ...