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Acupuncture and the techno-politics of bodyscape
Wen-Hua Kuo

Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist. (Attributed to Pablo Picasso) Introduction: global acupuncture and bodies on treatment Acupuncture is an essential part of East Asian medicine. A peculiar way of diagnosing and treating people via meridians inside their bodies punctuated by regulatory points, it is a simple yet sophisticated art of healing that has been used

in Global health and the new world order
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The passion and performance of contemporary football fandom

Since their emergence in Italy in 1968, ultras have become the most dominant style of football fandom in the world. Since its inception, the ultras style has spread from Southern Europe across North Africa to Northern and Eastern Europe, South East Asia and North America. This book argues that ultras are an important site of enquiry into understanding contemporary society. They are a passionate, politically engaged collective that base their identity around a form of consumption (football) that links to modern notions of identity like masculinity and nationalism. The book seeks to make a clear theoretical shift in studies of football fandom. While it sits in the body of literature focused on political mobilisations, social movements and hooliganism, it emphasises more fundamental sociological questions about group formation, notably collective performances and emotional relationships. By focusing on the common form of expression through the performance of choreographies, chants and sustained support throughout the match, this book shows how members build an emotional attachment to their club that valorises the colours and symbols of that team, whilst mobilising members against opponents. It does this through recognising the importance of gender, politics and violence to the expression of ultras fandom, as well as how this is presented on social media and within the stadium through specular choreographies.

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Corpses and mass violence: an inventory of the unthinkable
Élisabeth Anstett and Jean-Marc Dreyfus

Horror: Post Genocide Debates in Rwanda (London: Pluto Press, 2004). A. Y. Guillou, ‘An alternative memory of the Khmer Rouge genocide: the ritual treatment of the dead of the mass graves and the killing fields in the Cambodian villages’, South East Asia Research, 20:2 (2012) (special issue, Life After Collective Death in South East Asia), pp. 207–26. S. Garibian, ‘Derecho a la verdad. El caso argentino’, in R. C. Santiago & V. D. Carlos (eds), Justicia de transición: el caso de España (Barcelona: Institut Catala Internacional per la Pau, 2012). Hinton & O

in Human remains and mass violence
Robert H. Wade

Theory and the Role of Government in East Asian Industrialization (1990, Princeton University Press, reprinted 2004; awarded Best Book or Article in Political Economy by the American Political Science Association for publications in 1989–91). The World Bank in Washington DC In 1984, after fieldwork in Taiwan, I was invited to join the World Bank in

in The anthropology of power, agency, and morality
The status of bodies in the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge genocide
Anne Yvonne Guillou

in 2007 of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, in which various former leading figures from Democratic Kampuchea are standing trial. See B. Kiernan, The Pol Pot Regime: Race, Power, and Genocide in Cambodia Under the Khmer Rouge, 1975–1979 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996); S. Heder, ‘Racism, Marxism, label­ ling and genocide in Ben Kiernan’s The Pol Pot Regime’, South East Asia Research, 5:2 (1997), pp. 101–53. I have examined this question in greater detail in A. Y. Guillou, ‘Traces of destruction and thread of continuity in post

in Human remains and mass violence
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A conclusion
Mark Doidge, Radosław Kossakowski, and Svenja Mintert

, members build an emotional attachment to their club that valorises the colours and symbols of that team, while denigrating those of their opponents. Since their emergence in Italy in 1968, ultras have become the most dominant style of football fandom in the world. In the decades since, the ultras style has spread from Southern Europe across North Africa to Northern and Eastern Europe, South East Asia and North America. This book has argued that ultras are an important site of enquiry into understanding contemporary society. They are a passionate, politically engaged

in Ultras
Introduction
Claire Beaudevin, Jean-Paul Gaudillière, Christoph Gradmann, Anne M. Lovell, and Laurent Pordié

twenty-first century, characterized by South–South relations dominated by a strong presence of South-East Asian actors. Within this perspective, analyses of global health from 1990 to 2010 become a search-light pointing towards a twenty-first-century global political order. The four domains explored in this book not only reveal decisive differences regarding the paths through which localization and generalization have been worked out. Their comparison also highlights contrasted modes of insertion within global health as a field. TB control is, in

in Global health and the new world order
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Selling the Barefoot College
Stewart Allen

coordinated under an umbrella organisation, the Society for Activating, Motivating and Promoting Developmental Alternatives (SAMPDA), operate independently of the Barefoot College but employ solutions inspired by Barefoot working methods. Since 2010 the College has stepped up its international presence with proposals for nine ‘community college’ vocational training centres across Africa, Latin America, South East Asia and the Pacific regions. The first of these opened in Zanzibar in 2015 with contributions from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Coca

in An ethnography of NGO practice in India