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Winegar, Jessica

Overview
Works: 21 works in 44 publications in 1 language and 768 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: N72.S6, 701.030962
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jessica Winegar
Creative reckonings : the politics of art and culture in contemporary Egypt by Jessica Winegar( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Egyptian art world is the oldest and largest in the Arab Middle East. Its artists must reckon with the histories of ancient Egypt, European modernism, anti-colonial nationalism, and state socialism-all in the context of a growing neoliberal economy marked by American global dominance. At this crucial intersection of culture, politics, and economy, Egypt's art and artists provide unique insight into current struggles for cultural identity and sovereignty in the Middle East. This book examines the heated cultural politics in today's Arab world, and tells how art-making has become an unexpectedly central part of that. It offers a lively analysis of the battles between artists, curators, and audiences over cultural authenticity, cultural policy, public art in a changing urban Egypt, and the new global marketing of Egyptian art. The art world it shows powerfully exemplifies how people in the Middle East reckon with global transformations that are changing how culture is made in societies with colonial and socialist pasts." from the publisher
Anthropology's politics : disciplining the Middle East by Lara Deeb( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book sheds light on the contemporary state of Middle East anthropology as it is situated in broader, intertwined fields of anthropological, academic, national, and global politics. The aim is to track the relationship between anthropological work and politics, taking as the case study the primary region that has, in the post-Cold War era, become the focus of political intervention and politicized discussion. This ethnographic investigation of post-Cold War academic politics is framed in three overlapping histories. First, the authors excavate the institutionalization of the Middle East Section of the American Anthropological Association as the outcome of a longer struggle to establish the "Middle East" as a region of study within anthropology. Second, the authors analyze the relationship of the development of the regional subfield to changes with the AAA more generally, highlighting the sometimes fraught relationships of discipline to region (namely the growing prominence of disciplinary studies and declining interest in "area studies"), as well as on the presumed progressive politics of the discipline. Third, geopolitics are of course critical to discipline-region relations, and this book is situated within an analysis of the impact of post-Cold War geopolitics on the academy in general and scholarship of the Middle East in particular
Farouk Hosny, Adam Henein : contemporary Egyptian artists and heirs to an ancient tradition by Jessica Winegar( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claiming Egypt : the cultural politics of artistic practice in a postcolonial society by Jessica Winegar( )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation is a study of the cultural politics that shape visual art practice in contemporary Egypt. Seeking to go beyond facile dismissals of non-Western modern art as derivative or epiphenomenal, it shows that the local debates around the practice of such art are key to understanding the tension between nationalist claims and cosmopolitan ambitions that is central to postcolonial elite life. The debates also capture the shifting nature of cultural nationalisms in the context of post-Cold War neoliberal reforms. Through ethnographic examination of the social relations and various sites of artistic production and consumption, the dissertation argues that for indigenous cultural elites, the definitions of and claims to the nation are undergoing significant transformation. Nonetheless, the nation continues to be the primary frame through which these elites negotiate global forces
Anthropologies of Arab-majority societies by Lara Deeb( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The privilege of revolution : gender, class, space, and affect in Egypt by Jessica Winegar( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Becoming an Egyptian artist : "freethinking" in the mainstream by Jessica Winegar( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

'If books fail, try beauty': Gender, consumption, and higher education in Uganda by Brooke Bocast( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

My dissertation "'If books fail, try beauty': Gender, consumption, and higher education in Uganda," explores students' romantic entanglements at Uganda's Makerere University (the "Harvard of Africa") in order to illuminate emerging processes of value creation in the context of controversial market-based education reforms. Each chapter of my dissertation (in addition to the Introduction and Conclusion) speaks to an underlying question: Why do educated, financially stable young women engage in sexual transactions that incur significant biomedical and social risk? Ultimately, I demonstrate how these reforms - in opposition to their gender equality aims - compel novel sexual and consumption practices that undermine female students' opportunities for success. The aims of my dissertation are three-fold. First, I analyze the interlinked sexual and consumption practices of an emerging demographic group in a post-structural adjustment economy; namely, young, educated, unmarried women. Because they occupy this novel life stage, female students are structurally positioned to be a particularly revelatory group for examining the relationship between institutional restructuring and transforming gender, class, and generational norms in East Africa. Second, this project provides a crucial counterpoint to the bulk of Africanist literature that conflates "youth" with "young men." In doing so, my analysis generates insight into how young women navigate the challenges and opportunities wrought by higher education reform. Third, by taking seriously the prevalence of HIV on African university campuses, this project produces useful knowledge about cross-generational sex and multiple concurrent partnerships - practices that directly contribute to disproportionate rates of HIV among young African women (as opposed to men)
Nka roundtable II : contemporary African art history and the scholarship( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cultural authenticity, artistic personhood, and frames of evaluation by Jessica Winegar( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Eating Potato Chips with Chopsticks: Nikkei Latin Americans Making Home, Shaping Family and Defining Selves by Garrett Alexandrea McDowell( )

1 edition published in 2009 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation examines the effects of return migration on Nikkei (of Japanese descent) sending communities in the Soconusco Region (Acacoyagua), Chiapas, Mexico and Lima, Peru. Massive numbers of Nikkei Latin Americans have been returning to Japan in the last two decades filling a shortage in low-skill labor. The Nikkei mass exodus is indicative of the global economic pattern that has caught Latin American countries in a downward economic spiral resulting in joblessness and class polarization. For many, transnational migration is the only viable option for economic survival. This research illustrates how Nikkei are strategically making home, shaping family and defining selves through return migration. Nikkei Latin Americans (those who go and those who stay) approach return as Ganbatteando (doing one's best) embracing and making-their-own the Japanese concept of Ganbarimas. This study examines the local impacts of a global phenomenon broadening the traditional anthropological approach on spatially localized groups to address identity-formation as a discursive phenomenon situated in-between, across and outside, yet still connected to fixed or bounded locations or nations. I explore how Japanese in Latin America reconcile their Japanese roots with their embedded experience in their Latin American birthplace as well as their newest and current experiences in Japan to construct variable, changing and unique identities. Nikkei, situated in and creating a temporal and spatial borderzone are forming, reforming, and transforming home, family and identity as their local communities and marriage options, are depleted. By incorporating non-Nikkei-but-Nikkei-enthusiasts, Nikkei are sustaining and reinforcing endogamous marriage at a time when the emigration of large numbers of marriageable-aged Nikkei make that otherwise impossible. In this process, they are making intimate choices: reasserting ethnic strongholds in the homes of their choice, shifting and strategically broad
NEGOTIATING MODERNITY IN THE MARGINS OF THE STATE: THE CULTURAL POLITICS OF REPRODUCTION IN SOUTHWEST CHINA by Qingyan Ma( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation examines how globalized biomedical definitions of reproduction are being adopted by the Chinese state and interpreted at the local level in Yunnan. It provides an anthropological perspective on how to provide affordable health care for the mass population, a question that most nation states have to contend with in the current neoliberal economy. In the dissertation, I present a critical view of the state through a medical lens (Kleinman 1995) so as to reengage anthropological theory and social theory. The following chapters of the dissertation investigate how the local people articulate their understanding of medicine, science, the body, and ethnicity in relation with the state and in the everyday life of medical practice and consumption. In particular, this dissertation examines the relationship between different narratives of modernity and ethnicity as embodied in the transformation of the public health system in Weixi Lisu Autonomous County in Southwest China, the so-called "margin of the state" (Das and Poole 2004). As a historical ethnography, I contextualize the transformation of public health policy in this area within the nexus of shifting political and economic policies from 1) the Maoist period from 1958 to 1981, during which "cooperative medicine" backed by the commune provided basic health care for the peasants; 2) 1981 to 2006, the transitional period from the command economy to the post-Mao market economy, during which most rural peasants had been left out of post-decollectivization health care; and 3) 2007 until now, the period in which the New Cooperative Medicine has been implemented in rural China. By historicizing the transformation of public health policy in the ethnic minority area, this dissertation not only intends to illuminate how the changing public health policy has been embedded in the state's pursuit of modernity, development agenda, and nation-building strategy in the borderland, it also attempts to portray how its mul
Art and culture between empire and sovereignty by Jessica Winegar( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Creative reckonings : the politics of oart and cultura in contemporary Egypt by Jessica Winegar( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Civilizing Muslim youth : Egyptian state culture programmes and Islamic television preachers by Jessica Winegar( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cultivating civilized publics by Jessica Winegar( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Africa north, south, and in-between = Afrique nord, sud et entre-deux by Jessica Winegar( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Collecting a nation, displaying (a) culture by Jessica Winegar( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Freedom of talk : cultural policy and the transforming state by Jessica Winegar( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Creative reckonings : the politics of art and culture in contemporary Egypt
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