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Briggs, Charles L. 1953-

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Works: 52 works in 180 publications in 2 languages and 7,051 library holdings
Genres: History  Folklore  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: RA644.C3, 614.5140987
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Most widely held works by Charles L Briggs
Stories in the time of cholera racial profiling during a medical nightmare by Charles L Briggs ( )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cholera, although it can kill an adult through dehydration in half a day, is easily treated. Yet in 1992-93, some five hundred people died from cholera in the Orinoco Delta of eastern Venezuela. In some communities, a third of the adults died in a single night, as anthropologist Charles Briggs and Clara Mantini-Briggs, a Venezuelan public health physician, reveal in their frontline report. Why, they ask in this moving and thought-provoking account, did so many die near the end of the twentieth century from a bacterial infection associated with the premodern past?It was evident that the number of deaths resulted not only from inadequacies in medical services but also from the failure of public health officials to inform residents that cholera was likely to arrive. Less evident were the ways that scientists, officials, and politicians connected representations of infectious diseases with images of social inequality. In Venezuela, cholera was racialized as officials used anthropological notions of "culture" in deflecting blame away from their institutions and onto the victims themselves. The disease, the space of the Orinoco Delta, and the "indigenous ethnic group" who suffered cholera all came to seem somehow synonymous.One of the major threats to people's health worldwide is this deadly cycle of passing the blame. Carefully documenting how stigma, stories, and statistics circulate across borders, this first-rate ethnography demonstrates that the process undermines all the efforts of physicians and public health officials and at the same time contributes catastrophically to epidemics not only of cholera but also of tuberculosis, malaria, AIDS, and other killers. The authors have harnessed their own outrage over what took place during the epidemic and its aftermath in order to make clear the political and human stakes involved in the circulation of narratives, resources, and germs
Voices of modernity language ideologies and the politics of inequality by Richard Bauman ( )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Argues that conscious development of new ways of thinking about language had a crucial role in modern history, particularly the discovery of how apparently objective differences between languages legitimated social inequalities
Disorderly discourse narrative, conflict, & inequality by Charles L Briggs ( )
14 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Involving everything from war to playground disputes, narratives generate, sustain, mediate, and represent conflict at levels of social organization. Still, despite the vast amount of research that has been conducted on conflict and narrative in a number of disciplines, the way they interrelate has seldom been explored in any depth; in fact, most studies treat narrative merely as a source of information about conflict rather then as a part of conflict processes. The contributors to this collection argue that language consists of socially and politically situated practices that are differentially distributed on the basis of gender, class, race, ethnicity, and other categories. They draw on new approaches to the study of both discourse and political processes in challenging previous assumptions about narrative and social conflict as they interpret disputes that emerge in a variety of settings in Brazil, Fiji, Crete, Mexico, the United States, and Venezuela. These essays substantially further our theoretical and methodological understanding of narrative and conflict and how they intersect
Learning how to ask : a sociolinguistic appraisal of the role of the interview in social science research by Charles L Briggs ( Book )
33 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The wood carvers of Córdova, New Mexico : social dimensions of an artistic "revival" by Charles L Briggs ( Book )
8 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Land, water, and culture : new perspectives on Hispanic land grants ( Book )
5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New Mexican land grants: the legal background--The pueblo grant labyrinth--Hipanic land grants: ecology and subsistence in the uplands of Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado--Getting both sides of the story: oral history in land grant research and litigation--Mexicano resistance to the expropriation of grant lands in New Mexico--Land, water, and ethnic identity in Toas
Hispano folklife of New Mexico : the Lorin W. Brown Federal Writers' Project manuscripts by Lorin W Brown ( Book )
6 editions published between 1878 and 1978 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Competence in performance : the creativity of tradition in Mexicano verbal art by Charles L Briggs ( Book )
7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lost gold mine of Juan Mondragón : a legend from New Mexico by Melaquías Romero ( Book )
4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in Spanish and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Infectious diseases and social inequality in Latin America : from hemispheric insecurity to global cooperation by Charles L Briggs ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poéticas de vida en espacios de muerte : género, poder y estado en la cotidianeidad warao by Charles L Briggs ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Las historias en los tiempos del cólera by Charles L Briggs ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four decades of epistemological revolution : work inspired by Aaron V. Cicourel ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Narrative resources for the creation and mediation of conflict ( Book )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Personal sentiments and polyphonic voices in Warao women's ritual wailing : music and poetics in a critical and collective discourse by Charles L Briggs ( )
6 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To sell a saint : the manipulation of religious symbols in the evolution of a sacred art by Charles L Briggs ( )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Infectious diseases and social inequalities in Latin America : from hemispheric insecurity to global cooperation by Charles L Briggs ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Communicability, racial discourse, and disease by Charles L Briggs ( )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Linguistic magic bullets in the making of a modernist anthropology by Charles L Briggs ( )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Disorderly Discourse: Narrative, Conflict, and Inequality. Oxford Studies in Anthropological Linguistics ( )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume contains eight essays that are at the intersection of two important areas within linguistics: conversational analysis, and the use of narrative in the creation, mediation and resolution of conflict. The contributors explore these issues in a variety of cultures and languages
 
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Alternative Names
Briggs, Charles
Languages
English (127)
Spanish (11)
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