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Clientelism, Elections, and the Dialectic of Numerical People in Northeast Brazil
(University of Chicago Press, 2018-04-01)
This paper explores rural Brazilians’ interpretations of and ethical reflections on political clientelism. Brazilian elites often regard the people of the dry hinterland (sertanejos) as lazy, politically apathetic, and ...
Syllabus - REL 5984 (Spring 2013)
Models of Clientelism and Policy Change: The Case of Conditional Cash Transfer Programmes in Mexico and Brazil
Clientelist systems vary, and this variation influences the adoption and evolution of conditional cash transfer (CCT) programmes. We find that vertically integrated, corporatist clientelism in Mexico and more locally ...
Xiuzhen (Immortality Cultivation) Fantasy: Science, Religion, and the Novels of Magic/Superstition in Contemporary China
In early twenty-first-century China, online fantasy is one of the most popular literary genres. This article studies a subgenre of Chinese fantasy named <i>xiuzhen</i> 修真 (immortality cultivation), which draws on Daoist ...
Syllabus - REL/HUM 4324 (Spring 2012)
Syllabus for REL/HUM 4324: The Language of Religious Violence. Taught by Prof. Matthew Gabriele (Dept. of Religion and Culture).
Syllabus - REL/HIST 4074 (Fall 2012)
Syllabus for REL/HIST 4074: Memory & Legend. Taught by Prof. Matthew Gabriele (Dept. of Religion and Culture).
Auctioning Patronage in Northeast Brazil: The Political Value of Money in a Ritual Market
Fundraising auctions help people in a small rural town in Northeast Brazil reckon with the effects that currency stabilization and democratization have had on municipal politics. These simultaneous processes have made ...
Syllabus - REL/HUM/HIST 3504 (Spring 2012)
Syllabus for REL/HUM/HIST 3504: Age of the Crusades. Taught by Prof. Matthew Gabrielel (Dept. of Religion and Culture).
Syllabus - REL/JUD/HUM 3704 (Spring 2013)
Syllabus for REL/JUD/HUM 3704: Christians, Jews, & the Idea of Judeo-Christianity (Spring 2013).