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My Music, My War: The Listening Habits of U.S. Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan

In the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, recent technological developments in music listening enabled troops to carry vast amounts of music with them and easily acquire new music, for themselves and to share with their fellow troops as well as friends and loved ones far away. This ethnographic study examines U.S. troops’ musical-listening habits during and after war, and the accompanying fear,... Read more

UNESCO on the Ground: Local Perspectives on Intangible Cultural Heritage

For nearly 70 years, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has played a crucial role in developing policies and recommendations for dealing with intangible cultural heritage. What has been the effect of such sweeping global policies on those actually affected by them? How connected is UNESCO with what is happening every day, on the ground, in local... Read more

Book cover for "The Dance of Politics"

Lisa Gilman’s The Dance of Politics: Gender, Performance, and Democratization in Malawiexamines the “praise performing” women as a political tool in present-day Malawi.

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