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Expat, Local, and Refugee

“Studying Up” the Global Division of Labor and Mobility in the Humanitarian Industry in Jordan

Reem Farah

implications does this have on humanitarian aid? Using the methodology of “studying up,” which I expand on below, this article observes the managers of displacement—or the humanitarian industry—as a transnational industry, and its workers as economic migrants

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Ethnographic engagements with global elites

Paul Robert Gilbert and Jessica Sklair

resuscitate Laura Nader’s (1972) project of “studying up” through “vertical slices” of society—such that, for instance, the organizational culture of an insurance firm could be causally related to residence patterns, credit access, and life chances in

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Elite ethnography in an insecure place

The methodological implications of “studying up” in Pakistan

Rosita Armytage

portray themselves to a researcher or observer. One scholar to directly explore these issues is John Osburg in relation to his research among the criminal underworld in China. Osburg noted that anthropology’s assumptions about “studying up” often leave

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Rihab Azar

The notion of “studying up” and to research the “powerful” discussed by Nader (1972) seems like a step in the right direction, although I would call it studying “inward.” I agree with Okely and Callaway (1992: 228) that this does not mean that

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Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Mette Louise Berg, and Johanna Waters

this field. Complementing Brankamp and Daley's emphasis on regimes and systems that create inequalities, including vis-à-vis exploitative labor regimes, Reem Farah's article critically “studies up” the humanitarian industry and the unequal position of

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Too Little, Too Late?

The Challenges of Providing Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare to Men on College Campuses

Lilian Milanés and Joanna Mishtal

these perspectives might affect men’s access to and experience of SRH. This article contributes to studyingup, down and sideways’ ( Stryker and González 2014 ) by looking at one of the various aspects that influence reproductive practice: clinician

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Confronting Tyranny in a Public Health Agency

Crafting a ‘Philosophy of Praxis’ into a ‘Community of Resistance’

Brian McKenna

‘terror of neoliberalism’ ( Giroux 2004 ), anthropologists must become better educated on the methods, possibilities and risks of doing a kind of cultural activism that ‘studies up’ in their communities and converts private pain into a public issue, as C

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Is anthropology legal?

Earthquakes, blitzkrieg, and ethical futures

Edward Simpson

ways of those who primarily or secondarily informed it. Therefore, because of the principle of nonmaleficence, no “studying up” or writing critically about deforesters, polluters, torturers, warmongers, or predatory humanitarians. These codes are guides

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A gendered ethnography of elites

Women, inequality, and social reproduction

Luna Glucksberg

: Simon & Schuster . Mears , Ashley . 2015 . “ Girls as elite distinction: The appropriation of bodily capital ”. Poetics 53 : 22 – 37 . Nader , Laura . 1972 . “Up the anthropologist: Perspectives gained from studying up.” In Reinventing

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Recentering the South in Studies of Migration

Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

and Suranjana Choudhury, and the spatial-visual intervention by Rafael Guendelman Hales included in this volume's “Creative Encounters” section, introduced by Yousif M. Qasmiyeh (this volume). It may involve “studying up” structures of inequality such