Laos

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Laos: Beyond the Revolution, The Journal of Asian Studies (1993)
 

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Poppies, Pipes, and People: Opium and Its Use in Laos, The Journal of Asian Studies (1986)
 

Thailand

Alaska

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Arctic Gold, Alaska, Rocks and Minerals (1951)

To armchair travelers, especially in the United States, few places have a stronger allure than...

 

Geology

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Use of Minerals by the Copper Eskimo, Rocks and Minerals (1952)
 

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Thomas Jefferson and the Geological Sciences, Rocks and Minerals (1951)
 

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Arctic Gold, Alaska, Rocks and Minerals (1951)

To armchair travelers, especially in the United States, few places have a stronger allure than...

 

Cambodia

Scandanavia

Yugoslavia

Gruber and Halpern (with Siegfried Gruber) (2013)
 

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The ecological transformation of a resettled area, pig herders to settled farmers in Central Serbia (Sumadija, Yugoslavia) during the 19th and 20th centuries, Transhumant Pastoralism in Southern Europe: Recent Perspectives from Archaeology, History, and Ethnology (1999)

A vegetarian has a difficult time finding a suitable restaurant in Serbia — the featured...

 

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Anthropology and Conflict: Reflections on the Bosnian War Part 2, AnthroWatch (1997)

It clearly takes a certain period to reflect on a singular experience in one's life....

 

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Some Anthropological Observations on a War - The Conflict in Bosnia (1996)

Since I recently (in January and February) had a chance to spend something less than...

 

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Connections on Death, Destruction and the Future - An American Perspective on the Former Yugoslavia (1995)

In making connections to explain and evaluate the causes and consequences of violence in the...

 

Serbia

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The ecological transformation of a resettled area, pig herders to settled farmers in Central Serbia (Sumadija, Yugoslavia) during the 19th and 20th centuries, Transhumant Pastoralism in Southern Europe: Recent Perspectives from Archaeology, History, and Ethnology (1999)

A vegetarian has a difficult time finding a suitable restaurant in Serbia — the featured...

 

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Professional and Personal Perspectives on Long Term Research in Serbia [Yugoslavia] (with Barbara Kerewsky-Halpern), Serbian Studies (1992)

On the leveI of personal relationships, there is, perhaps, no need to pose the question...

 

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Our Rural Metamorphoses in the Eyes of the Ethnologist Joel M. Halpern (with Lidija Boskovic), The Singer Narrates: An American in Orasac (1985)

Our multiethnic community is one of the most mosaicked ethnic and cultural areas in the...

 

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A Microstudy of Social Process: The Historical Demography of a Serbian Village Community (1775-1975) (with Richard A. Wagner), Papers for the V. Congress of the Southeast European Studies, Belgrade, September 1984 (1984)
 

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Comparative Dynamics of a Traditional Serbian Village: Oraciac 1863 to 1975 (1977)

Research proposal: I. Purposes of this Research In summary this research will provide a model...

 

Bulgaria

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Rituals of Transformation, Establishing Time Boundaries for the End of Socialism: the Case of Bulgaria, The Anthropology of East Europe Review (1991)

How does one era end and another begin? How do people publicly express themselves in...

 

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The Zadruga: An Anglo-American View of Balkan Social Structures, 1st Congres International des Etudes Balkaniques et Sud-Est Europennes: Resumes des Communications (1966)

This paper concentrates on the South Slav extended family as viewed by observers writing in...

 

Macedonia

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Letters from Macedonia (with Barbara Kerewsky-Halpern), EthnoAnthropoZoom (2003)

Field notes that Joel M. Halpern and Barbara Kerewski - Halpern have made during their...

 

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Reflections on Jozef Obrebski’s Work in Macedonia from the Perspective of American Anthropology, Ethnologia Polona (2003)

This article deals with the difficulties encountered by Jozef Obrebski when he immigrated from Poland...

 

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Reflection of Jozef Obrebski’s Work in Macedonia From the Perspective of American Anthropology, 70 Years from the Research of Jozef Obrebski in Poreche, R. Macedonia (2002)

Jozef Obrebski (1905-1967) had a moderately long, interesting, and, in some respects, tragic life. The...

 

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The Pecalba Tradition in Macedonia, A Case Study (1975)

The following narrative has been excerpted from an account by a pravoslavni (Eastern Orthodox Christian)...

 

China

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The Role of the Chinese in Lao Society, Laos Project Paper, No.1 (1961)
 

Canada

Lapland

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Swedish Lapland - As a Hosteler Saw It, Hosteling (1950)

The train had just left Kimna, the last stop before Narvik. It was a mid-September...

 

Judaic Studies

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Judaic Studies and Me, Textures and Meanings: Thirty Years of Judaic Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (2004)

At the time I carried out my researches in Alaska among the Eskimo, in Balkan...

 

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American Multiculturalism - The Position of Jewish Americans, A Comparative Study of Multiculturalism and Assimilation in Canada, the US, and Australia (2001)

This brief essay is written at the time of the end of the American election...

 

Bosnia

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Photographs: Bosnia 1954-1996, The Thin Veneer; the Peoples of Bosnia and Their Disappearing Cultural Heritage (2002)

The images which appear here are, unless otherwise indicated, are copyright Joel M. Halpern and...

 

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Anthropology and Conflict: Reflections on the Bosnian War Part 2, AnthroWatch (1997)

It clearly takes a certain period to reflect on a singular experience in one's life....

 

A demographic study of a Serbian village - A micro case study in socio cultural and demographic change over two centuries

Gruber and Halpern (with Siegfried Gruber) (2013)
 

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Interview with Joel Halpern [regarding fieldwork in Serbia] conducted by Mirjana Prošić-Dvornić (2003)

Interview with Joel M. Halpern conducted by Mirjana Prošić-Dvornić October 2003 to April 2004 (Revised...

 

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Conrad Maynadier Arensberg (1910-1997), AnthroWatch (1997)

Conrad Maynadier Atensberg died on February 10, 1997. Connie, as he was known to his...

 

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Beginning a career: A Bronx Autobiography, The Bronx County Historical Society Journal (1990)

This article begins where the initial account, "The pulley, A Memoir of a Bronx Industry,"...