<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="65001"%> Cynthia Mahmood

Cynthia Keppley Mahmood
University of Notre Dame
Department of Anthropology
cmahmood@nd.edu


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Publications

Penn Series on the Ethnography of Political Violence

Books and Book Orders

Full Text of Selected Articles


Penn Series on the Ethnography of Political Violence

Founded and Directed by Cynthia Keppley Mahmood
Advisory Board:  Kevin Avruch, Carolyn Nordstrom, Antonius Robben, Jeffrey A. Sluka

The Series on the Ethnography of Political Violence, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press, examines the lived realities of conflict as experienced by women and men in zones of violence around the world.  The series is founded on the idea that the ethnographic study of conflict can provide a critical complement to the perspectives of political science, history, psychology, military science, and other fields.  It is designed as a forum through which the blossoming anthropological literature on how people actually survive, escalate or resolve conflict can reach both scholars and policy makers around the world, as well as helping to carve out a distinct niche within anthropology for the study of human violence.  Recognizing that we cannot effectively more toward a more just coexistence without an unflinching and serious study of the breadth of human beliefs and behaviors, authors in the series commit themselves to the ethical on-the-ground investigation – and respectful description, analysis, and interpretation – of how people live in war and peace.

Poster

If you are an author with a manuscript or proposal for the series, you can email or call me to discuss its possibilities.  Or, send the formal proposal to me and/or Peter Agree at the Press.  Usually a proposal consists of a good, clear description of your book including a statement as to how it fits into the series, an annotated table of contents, a comment as to market niche and possible other books like yours, probable page length and completion date, and a couple of sample chapters.  Of course, there are variations.  Note that you don’t have to be an anthropologist, but the research must be ethnographic in method (based on the ground level, the face-to-face).  Don’t send an unrevised dissertation; make
it readable.

Attend the AAA Executive Session at the next annual meetings, “Publishing in Public andEngaged Anthropology,” where Rob Borofsky (U Cal Press, Public Anthropology), Alex Hinton (Rutgers U Press, Genocide and Human Rights) and will engage in dialogue with anthropologists who write and act beyond the academy.  We three buck the competitive capitalist system by cooperating on anthropology publishing; we all want the right series to get the right manuscripts and the best books to come out.  Everybody wins.


Books and Book Orders 

FRISIAN AND FREE: STUDY OF AN ETHNIC MINORITY OF THE NETHERLANDS
  (Waveland Press, 1989) 
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A SEA OF ORANGE: WRITINGS ON THE SIKHS AND INDIA
    (XLibris, 2004) 
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“Taking the Risks of the Face-to-Face: Building Peace in Punjab and Cyprus”
       (DVD, _____ min.) 
        Dynamic lectures with slides on Cynthia Mahmood’s field research with Sikh and Cypriot militants engaged in conflict.  Responding to her commentary are a group of American teachers  trying to make sense of 9/11 and the violence of the world today.  

 

FIGHTING FOR FAITH AND NATION: DIALOGUES WITH SIKH MILITANTS
   (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996) 

    • desc. from inside book cover THE GURU’S GIFT: EXPLORING GENDER EQUALITY WITH NORTH AMERICAN
            SIKH WOMEN, by Cynthia Mahmood and Stacy Brady
              (Mayfield Press, 2000) 
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How to Order:   
  


Full Text of Selected Articles

 

Anthropological Compulsions in a World in Crisis

Why I Believe We Need To Talk To Extremists

Agenda for an Anthropology of Peace


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


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