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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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Expat, Local, and Refugee

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

Reem Farah

? And what 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

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Rihab Azar

terms that I perceive as colonialist, nationalist, nonfluid, non-nuanced, generalizing, and/or reductive. 4 The notion of “studying up” and to research the “powerful” discussed by Nader (1972) seems like a step in the right direction, although I

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

research in 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

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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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Corporate Social Responsibility

The Great Shell Game

Ellen Hertz

Human Rights ’, Zeitschrift für Schweizerisches Recht 2 , no. 2 . Nader , L. ( 1969 ), ‘ Up the Anthropologist: Perspectives Gained from Studying Up ’, in D. Hymes (ed), Reinventing Anthropology ( New York : Vintage Books ), 284 – 311

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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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In Pursuit of Masculinity

On Aging Bodies, Migration and Youthful Masculinities

Usman Mahar

come with a great amount of scholarly responsibility. However, since I was “studying up” rather than “studying down” I had the opportunity to engage my informant and take care of some of the issues that are trickier to handle when one is “studying down

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Nir Gazit and Yagil Levy

-Sponsored Vigilantism: Jewish Settlers’ Violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territories .” Sociology 49 ( 3 ): 438 – 454 . 10.1177/0038038514526648 Gazit , Nir , and Yael Maoz-Shai . 2010 . “ Studying-Up and Studying-Across: At-Home Research of Governmental