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Nanda, Serena

Overview
Works: 39 works in 241 publications in 5 languages and 5,467 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Tours  Guidebooks  Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GN316, 306
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Serena Nanda
American cultural pluralism and law by Jill Norgren( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new and updated edition of Norgren and Nanda's classic text brings their examination of American cultural pluralism and the law up to date through the Clinton administration. While maintaining their emphasis on the concept of cultural diversity as it relates to the law in the United States, new and updated chapters reflect recent, relevant court cases dealing with culture, race, gender, and class, with particular attention paid to local and state court opinions. Drawing on court materials, statutes and codes, and legal ethnographies, the text analyzes the ongoing negotiations and accommodations via the mechanism of law between culturally different groups and the larger society. An important text for courses in American government, society and the law, cultural studies and civil rights
Cultural anthropology by Serena Nanda( Book )

102 editions published between 1980 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renowned for its integration of rich ethnographies into the core text, CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 11th Edition provides excellent coverage of cultures around the world. Critical thinking and issues of power, gender, stratification, and ethnicity continue to be highlighted in this edition, supported by features and pedagogy designed to get students thinking about the world in which they live. -- From publisher's web site
Neither man nor woman : the Hijras of India by Serena Nanda( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ethnography is a cultural study of the Hijras of India, a religious community of men who dress and act like women. It focuses on how Hijras can be used in the study of gender categories and human sexual variation
Gender diversity : crosscultural variations by Serena Nanda( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How can we gain new understandings about sex, gender, and sexuality? What are the relationships between culture and gender diversity? How has the diffusion of Euro-American culture affected the sex/gender ideologies of non-European cultures? This eye-opening account of the differences in how sex/gender diversity is experienced in seven cultures raises our consciousness and challenges our intellectual understandings and attitudes about what we consider natural, normal, and morally right. Nanda s examples, which reveal the complexity of social responses toward sex/gender diversity, are ethnographically well documented and represent various geographical areas and sex/gender ideologies. In classic anthropological fashion, Nanda s text enables us to cross the barriers of cultural difference to a recognition of a greater shared humanity
Assisted dying : an ethnographic murder mystery on Florida's gold coast by Serena Nanda( )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethical and legal issues concerning physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia are very much on the public agenda in many jurisdictions. In this timely book L.W. Sumner addresses these issues within the wider context of palliative care for patients in the dying process. His ethical conclusion is that a bright line between assisted death and other widely accepted end-of-life practices, including the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment, pain control through high-dose opioids, and terminal sedation, cannot be justified. In the course of the ethical argument many familiar themes are given careful and thorough treatment: conceptions of death, the badness of death, the wrongness of killing, informed consent and refusal, the ethics of suicide, cause of death, the double effect, the sanctity of life, the 'active/passive' distinction, advance directives, and nonvoluntary euthanasia. The legal discussion opens with a survey of some prominent prohibitionist and regulatory regimes and then outlines a model regulatory policy for assisted death. Sumner concludes by defending this policy against a wide range of common objections, including those which appeal to slippery slopes or the possibility of abuse, and by asking how the transition to a regulatory regime might be managed in three common law prohibitionist jurisdictions
Culture counts : a concise introduction to cultural anthropology by Serena Nanda( Book )

25 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Framed around the concept of culture, Nanda and Warms' brief book shows you how culture matters in driving and explaining human behavior, and that culture is a dynamic concept that interrelates various cultural systems in adaptive (or maladaptive) ways. The text focuses on how cultureaa group of understandings, some explicit, some implicit, with recognizable norms and valuesahelps direct and explain peoples' behavior, why this is important for understanding what is going on in the world today, and how we can solve problems and effect positive change. The authors will draw you into the book's concepts via engaging ethnographic storytelling and a conversational writing style that connects you to the topics. You'll focus on contemporary issues, issues of globalization, issues of gender, and issues of equalities and inequalitiesatopics that are important to both the study of anthropology and your understanding of the world around you
The gift of a bride : a tale of anthropology, matrimony, and murder by Serena Nanda( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ethnographically based murder mystery, set in an Indian immigrant community in New York City, uses the main principles of cultural anthropology and ethnographic method to explore a wide range of cultural conflicts. Central themes of gender inequality, violence against women, and immigrant adaptation to American life are revealed through authentically drawn characters and a tightly woven plot. Power-driven egos, workplace harassment, hostile neighbors, and financial desperation drive the suspense in this exciting novel towards understanding
Love and marriage : cultural diversity in a changing world by Serena Nanda( Book )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cultural anthropologist Serena Nanda mines a wide range of ethnographic research to examine the patterns of love, marriage, sexuality, and family unique to eight cultures around the world. After reviewing changing patterns in the United States, readers are taken to China, India, Brazil, Iran, Indonesia, Nigeria, the South Pacific, and Nepal to explore traditions and transformations and the intertwining dynamics of kinship, class, politics, religion, and gender roles in love and marriage. An additional chapter traces the diversity of LGBTQ relationships, with contemporary examples drawn from the US, Indonesia, and India. A valuable summary chapter features a brief analysis of similar and different cultural configurations. Nanda's ethnographically rich examples and fresh perspective will challenge readers to understand that their own culture is not natural or superior but rather just one of many possibilities adapted to specific environments and subject to changes"--Publisher's website
Soul rebels : the Rastafari by William F Lewis( )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Book-length monograph on the Rastafari uses both historical and participant observation ethnographic methods. Contains chapters on history of the movement, its adaptation to the urban area of Kingston, relationships with the Jamaican State, growth of Rastafari in the US, symbolism, problems with the law, and status of the social movement - or its evolution from charisma to institution"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
40 perfect New York days : walks and rambles in and around the city by Joan Young Gregg( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weder Mann noch Frau : die Hijra in Indien by Serena Nanda( )

1 edition published in 1997 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social honor and informal social relationships : a study of kinship, friendship and neighbor relations in Bombay, India by Serena Nanda( )

2 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York more than ever : forty perfect days in and around the city by Joan Young Gregg( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study guide for Nanda/Warms's Cultural anthropology, sixth edition by Beth M Pacheco( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neither man nor woman : the hijras of India by Serena Nanda( Recording )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ethnography is a cultural study of the Hijras of India, a religious community of men who dress and act like women. It focuses on how Hijras can be used in the study of gender categories and human sexual variation.-http://www.booksinprint.com
Cultural identity in the United States: will NAFTA change America? by Jill Norgren( )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instructor's manual and test file for cultural anthropology by Serena Nanda( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hijṛās by Serena Nanda( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hijura : Otoko demo onna demo naku by Serena Nanda( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture counts : a concise introduction to cultural anthropology by Serena Nanda( Recording )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Neither man nor woman : the Hijras of India
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Cultural anthropologyNeither man nor woman : the Hijras of IndiaGender diversity : crosscultural variationsAssisted dying : an ethnographic murder mystery on Florida's gold coastCulture counts : a concise introduction to cultural anthropologyThe gift of a bride : a tale of anthropology, matrimony, and murderSoul rebels : the Rastafari40 perfect New York days : walks and rambles in and around the city
Alternative Names
Serena Nanda American author and anthropologist

Serena Nanda Amerikaans auteur

Serena Nanda US-amerikanische Autorin und Anthropologin

سيرينا ناندا

ナンダ, セレナ

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