By Suzanne S. Finney,Mary Mostafanezhad,Guido Carlo Pigliasco,Forrest Wade Young

Crossing disciplinary obstacles, At domestic and within the box is an anthology of twenty-first century ethnographic learn and writing concerning the worldwide worlds of domestic and disjuncture in Asia and the Pacific Islands. those tales exhibit novel insights into the serendipitous nature of fieldwork. specified in its inclusion of "homework"—ethnography that without delay engages with matters and identities during which the ethnographer unearths political team spirit and belonging in fields at home—the anthology contributes to growing to be tendencies that complicate the excellence among "insiders" and "outsiders." The tasks that fieldwork engenders between researchers and native groups are exemplified via individuals who're frequently socially engaged with the peoples and locations they paintings. In its specialize in Asia and the Pacific Islands, the gathering deals ethnographic updates on issues that diversity from ritual funds burning in China to the militarization of Hawai'i to the social position of textual content messages in opting for marriage companions in Vanuatu to the cultural energy of robots in Japan. inspiration upsetting, occasionally funny, those cultural encounters will resonate with readers and supply precious conversing issues for exploring the human range that makes the examine of ourselves and every different concurrently worthwhile and challenging.

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