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Research Interests for Ralph A. Litzinger

Research Interests:

Ralph Litzinger, PH.D. University of Washington, 1994, does research on minority politics in the People's Republic of China. He has written on Marxist theory in nationality policy in socialist states, ethnic and indigenous revitalization in the post-Cold War global order, and on ethnographic film, photography, and popular culture. He is the author of Other Chinas: the Yao and the Politics of National Belonging and numerous essays in anthropology, cultural studies, and East Asian studies journals. He is currently doing research on the politics of nature, non-governmental organizations, and global environmentalism in northeastern Yunnan and Eastern Tibet.

Keywords:
Cultural and political theory, critiques of modernity and postmodernity, anthropology of socialist and postsocialist ethnology, environmentalism, NGO, transnational activism, People's Republic of China, East Asia
Areas of Interest:

Cultural and political theory
critiques of modernity and postmodernity
anthropology of socialist and postsocialist ethnology
environmentalism
globalization and anti-globalization
NGOs
transnational activism
the People's Republic of China
East Asia

Representative Publications
  1. Litzinger, RA, Other Chinas: The Yao and the Politics of National Belonging (2000), Duke University Press [abs]
  2. Litzinger, R, Afterword: Beyond the Corporate Leninist Box, in Privatizing China: Socialism from Afar, edited by Ong, A; Zhang, L (2008)
  3. Litzinger, R, The Mobilization of “Nature”: Perspectives from North-west Yunnan, The China Quarterly, vol. 178 no. 178 (Spring, 2004), pp. 488-504, Cambridge University Press (CUP) [doi[abs]
  4. Litzinger, RA, Contested sovereignties and the critical ecosystem partnership fund, Polar: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, vol. 29 no. 1 (January, 2006), pp. 66-87, WILEY [doi[abs]
  5. Litzinger, RA, In Search of the Grassroots: Hydroelectric Schemes in Northwest Yunnan, in Grassroots Political Reform in Contemporary China, edited by Perry, E; Goodman, M (April, 2007)

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