• Publications of Katherine P. Ewing

      • Books

          • KP Ewing.
          • (May, 2008).
          • Stolen Honor: Stigmatizing Muslim Men in Berlin.
          • Stanford University Press.
          • KP Ewing.
          • (1997).
          • Arguing Sainthood: Islam, Modernity and Psychoanalysis.
          • Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press.
          • Editor,.
          • (1988).
          • Shari‘at and Ambiguity in South Asian Islam.
          • Berkeley, University of California Press.
      • Published Articles

          • KP Ewing.
          • (2000).
          • Legislating religious freedom: Muslim challenges to the relationship between "church" and "state" in Germany and France.
          • DAEDALUS
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          • 129
          • (4)
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          • 31-54.
          • (Richard A. Shweder, Martha Minow, and Hazel R. Markus, eds. Reprinted in Engaging Cultural Differences: The Multicultural Challenge in Liberal Democracies. Richard A. Shweder, Marcha Minow, and Hazel R. Markus, eds. Russell Sage Foundation, 2002.)
          • [web]
          • K EWING.
          • (1994).
          • DREAMS FROM A SAINT - ANTHROPOLOGICAL ATHEISM AND THE TEMPTATION TO BELIEVE.
          • AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGIST
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          • 96
          • (3)
          • ,
          • 571-583.
          • [web]
          • K EWING.
          • (1991).
          • CAN PSYCHOANALYTIC THEORIES EXPLAIN THE PAKISTANI WOMAN - INTRAPSYCHIC AUTONOMY AND INTERPERSONAL ENGAGEMENT IN THE EXTENDED FAMILY.
          • ETHOS
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          • 19
          • (2)
          • ,
          • 131-160.
          • [web]
          • K EWING.
          • (1990).
          • THE ILLUSION OF WHOLENESS - CULTURE, SELF, AND THE EXPERIENCE OF INCONSISTENCY.
          • ETHOS
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          • 18
          • (3)
          • ,
          • 251-278.
          • (Winner of L. Bryce Boyer Prize for 1990. Reprinted 1998 in The Art of Medical Anthropology: Readings, Sjaak van der Geest and Adri Rienks, eds. Amsterdam: Het Spinhaus, pp. 296-310)
          • [web]
          • KP Ewing.
          • (1990).
          • The Dream of Spiritual Initiation and the Organization of Self Representations among Pakistani Sufis.
          • American Ethnologist
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          • 17
          • (1)
          • ,
          • 56-74.
          • KP Ewing.
          • (1987).
          • Clinical Psychoanalysis as an Ethnographic Tool.
          • Ethos
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          • 15
          • (1)
          • ,
          • 16-39.
          • KP Ewing.
          • (1984).
          • The Sufi as Saint, Curer, an Exorcist in Modern Pakistan.
          • Contributions to Asian Studies
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          • 18
          • ,
          • 106-114.
          • KP Ewing.
          • (1983).
          • The Politics of Sufism: Redefining the Saints of Pakistan.
          • Journal of Asian Studies
          • ,
          • 42
          • ,
          • 251-265.
          • (Reprinted in Pakistan: The Social Sciences' Perspective, Akbar S. Ahmed, ed. Oxford University PRess, pp. 165-189 (1990))
      • Articles & Book Chapters

          • KP Ewing.
          • (2009).
          • Comment on Rebecca J. Lester’s "Brokering Authenticity: Borderline Personality Disorder and the Ethics of Care in an American Eating Disorder Clinic.".
          • Current Anthropology
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          • 50
          • (3)
          • .
          • KP Ewing.
          • (2009).
          • “Anthropology and the Pakistani National Imaginary.” Naveed Khan, ed. New Delhi: Routledge..
          • manual
          • N Khan (Eds.),
          • Beyond Crisis: Re-Evaluating Pakistan.
          • New Delhi: Routledge..
          • KP Ewing and M Hoyler.
          • (2008).
          • Being Muslim and American: South Asian Muslim youth and the war on terror.
          • scopus
          • K.P. Ewing (Eds.),
          • Being and Belonging: Muslims in the United States Since 9/11
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          • 80-103.
          • Russell Sage Foundation.
          Publication Description

          IN THIS CHAPTER, we consider some of the responses of Muslim youth growing up in the United States amidst the atmosphere of suspicion associated with the war on terror. We focus on youth from middle class families of South Asian background living in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina, an area that has drawn many professional immigrants and their families to the hightechnology companies associated with the Research Triangle Park. At the time of this research, these youth were in their late teens and early twenties. At the time of the September 11 attacks, they were in their early and mid-teens, and in the midst of navigating the social, familial, and identity-related challenges that are a central aspect of growing up in the United States. Given the class of these youth as the children of professionals in middle America, we are concerned with how they have perceived and experienced the changing discourse surrounding Islam and Muslims since 9/11 and how they see it affecting their identities. Copyright © 2008 by Russell Sage Foundation.

          • KP Ewing.
          • (2008).
          • “Stigmatisierte Männlichkeit: Muslimische Geschlechterbeziehungen und kulturelle Staatsbürgerschaft in Europa.” x, eds. Bielefeld, Germany: transcript Verlag..
          • manual
          • L Potts and J Kühnemund (Eds.),
          • Mann wird man: Geschlechtliche Identitäten im Spannungsfeld von Migration und Islam
          • Bielefeld, Germany:
          • transcript Verlag.
          • KP Ewing.
          • (2008).
          • Emine: Muslim University Student in Berlin.
          • manual
          • F Trix and J Walbridge and L Walbridge (Eds.),
          • Muslim Voices, Muslim Lives
          • McGraw Hill.
          • KP Ewing.
          • (2007).
          • Immigrant Identities and Emotion.
          • scopus
          • A Companion to Psychological Anthropology: Modernity and Psychocultural Change
          • ,
          • 225-240.
          • [web]
          Publication Description

          The inbetweenness of those who migrate is not easily captured in the models that dominate the anthropology of emotions. This chapter examines situations in which this inbetweenness is foregrounded: the medical clinic, where many migrants seek help in managing the stresses of migration; the emotional structurings of the memory of home; and the relationships between first and second generations, in which emotional structures and identities are transmitted across a gulf of cultural difference. © 2005 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

          • KP Ewing.
          • (2007).
          • "The Muslim Child".
          • manual
          • R Shweder (Eds.),
          • Encyclopedia of the Child
          • .
          Publication Description

          encyclopedia article

          • KP Ewing.
          • (May, 2006).
          • Between cinema and social work: Diasporic Turkish women and the (Dis)pleasures of hybridity.
          • CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
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          • 21
          • (2)
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          • 265-294.
          • [web]
          Publication Description

          Against a backdrop of increasingly vocal assertions that Germany’s growing Muslim immigrant population is resisting integration through the development of a “parallel society,” this article demonstrates how German social policy literature, the news media, and cinema converge to naturalize assumptions of cultural difference through a mythological process that generates polarized stereotypes of the cultural practices of Turks in Germany. This discourse freezes the Muslim woman as an oppressed other to the liberated Western woman and generates scripts for the liberation of Turkish women that limit their options by posing multiculturalism, hybridity, or humanistic individualism as the only models for integration. This discourse reinforces the misrecognition of practicing Muslims who are involved in Islamic groups or wear headscarves. I propose an alternative approach that focuses on the practical effects of competing discourses by tracing out ethnographically the micropolitics of everyday life to foreground the multiple positionings and identities that immigrants and their families occupy and to identify how they negotiate the contradictions and inconsistencies they experience. [hybridity, gender, micropolitics, Islam, Europe]

          • KP Ewing.
          • (February, 2006).
          • Revealing and Concealing: Interpersonal Dynamics and the Negotiation of Identity, with comments by Dorinne Kondo and Sidney Mintz, and author response..
          • Ethos
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          • 34
          • (1)
          • ,
          • 89-131.
          Publication Description

          With questions of identity negotiation and power now central in anthropology, anthropologists must become more attentive to negotiations in the interview process itself. This article draws together insights from sociolinguistics, psychoanalysis, and literary criticism to identify procedures for recognizing multiple layers of significance in interview responses. Passages from two well-known ethnographies, Dorinne Kondo’s Crafting Selves (1990) and Sidney Mintz’s Worker in the Cane (1974), are reinterpreted to demonstrate how attending to transference and countertransference, allusion and intertextuality, and linguistic phenomena such as ambiguity and pronominal shifts can enhance the anthropologist’s awareness of the process of identity negotiation in the field and yield richer ethnographic writing that goes beyond the use of abstracted cultural patterns as an explanatory device to a demonstration of how cultural practices are enacted with and through the ethnographer. [interviewing, ethnography, identity, transference, sociolinguistics, intertextuality]

          • K.P. Ewing.
          • (2005).
          • Immigrant Identities and Emotion.
          • In Conerly Casey and Robert Edgerton (Eds.),
          • A Companion to Psychological Anthropology: Modernity and Psychocultural Change
          • ,
          • (pp. 225-240).
          • Blackwell Publishing.
          • K Ewing.
          • (2005).
          • Women, Gender and Childhood: Social Practices, Pre-Modern and Modern: United States.
          • manual
          • Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures
          • Leiden: Brill.
          • KP Ewing.
          • (2005).
          • Identity Politics: Turkey.
          • manual
          • Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures
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          • 2
          • ,
          • 289-291.
          • KP Ewing.
          • (2003).
          • Diasporic dreaming, identity, and self-constitution.
          • scopus
          • Jeannette Marie Mageo (Eds.),
          • Dreaming and the Self
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          • 43-60.
          • SUNY Press.
          Publication Description

          The effort to understand globalization and the diaspora experience has challenged anthropology's theoretical apparatus. We can no longer understand culture as a system of meanings that constitutes social reality and shapes the experience of individuals. Anthropologists are now preoccupied with flows of goods, ideas, and people, and with borderlands, where culture is a fluid, often inconsistent and disjunctive process. From this perspective, the idea of the individual as possessing a cohesive self-whether understood to be culturally constituted, innate, or a psychological, developmental achievement-has also been challenged. In its place we now see multiple identities, shifting selves (Ewing 1990a), and even an ever fluid process of identification in which an individual never fully inhabits a stable identity, but is continually escaping into new positions (Hall 1997; Ewing 2000). © 2003 State University of New York. All rights reserved.

          • KP Ewing.
          • (2003).
          • The Sufi and the Mullah: Islam and Local Culture in Pakistan.
          • manual
          • C Kennedy (Eds.),
          • Pakistan at the Millennium
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          • 169-198.
          • Karachi: Oxford University Press.
          • KP Ewing.
          • (2003).
          • Migration, Identity Negotiation and Self Experience.
          • manual
          • J Friedman and S Randeria (Eds.),
          • Worlds on the Move: Globalization, Migration, and Cultural Security
          • ,
          • 117-140.
          • London: Taurus.
          • KP Ewing.
          • (2003).
          • Iktidar, Psikopatoloji ve Kimlik Müzakeresi: Psikanaliz ve Antropolojnin Kesi_me Hatt_nda Baz_ Güncel Meseleler (Power, Psychopathology and the Negotiation of Identity: Current Issues at the Intersection of Psychoanalysis and Anthropology".
          • manual
          • K Sayar (Eds.),
          • Kültür ve Ruh Sa 1
          • Istanbul: Metis Yay_nlar_.
          • KP Ewing.
          • (2003).
          • Between Turkey and Germany: Living Islam in the Diaspora.
          • South Atlantic Quarterly
          • G Guzeldere and S Irzik (Eds.),
          • ,
          • 102
          • (2/3)
          • ,
          • 405-431.
          • KP Ewing.
          • (2002).
          • Images of Order and Authority: Shifting Identites and Legal Consciousness in a Runaway Immigrant Daughter.
          • manual
          • J Mageo and B Knauft (Eds.),
          • Power and the Self
          • ,
          • 93-113.
          • Cambridge University Press.
          • KP Ewing.
          • (2000).
          • Dream as symptom, dream as myth: A cross-cultural perspective on dream narratives.
          • Sleep and Hypnosis
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          • 2
          • (4)
          • ,
          • 152-159.
          Publication Description

          Freudian dream analysis pays little attention to a dream's manifest content, except as a starting point for free association. But many dreams have a clear narrative structure, and in many cultures, the manifest content of such dreams is culturally patterned and significant on its own terms. The dreamer and others may find in the story of the dream a resolution to personal and even social conflicts that may be transformative. Such phenomena suggest that in clinical settings, attention to dreams as a creative process as well as a vehicle for expressing symptoms may further healing.

          • KP Ewing.
          • (2000).
          • The Violence of Non-Recognition: Becoming a ’Conscious’ Muslim Woman in Turkey.
          • manual
          • A Robben and M Suarez-Orozco (Eds.),
          • Cultures under Siege: Collective Violence and Trauma in Anthropological and Psychoanalytical Perspective
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          • 248-271.
          • Cambridge University Press.
          • KP Ewing.
          • (2000).
          • Özne, Arzu ve Farkina Vari_ (Seval Y _Imaz, trans.).
          • manual
          • K Sayar (Eds.),
          • Sufi Ksikolojisi
          • ,
          • 173-187.
          • Istanbul: Insan Yay_nlar_.
          • KP Ewing.
          • (1998).
          • Crossing borders and transgressing boundaries: Metaphors for negotiating multiple identities.
          • ETHOS
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          • 26
          • (2)
          • ,
          • 262-267.
          • (Special Issue "Multiple Identities in Muslim Communities," edited by James Wilce)
          • [web]
          • KP Ewing.
          • (1998).
          • A Perspective on the Problem of Moral Principles in Tension.
          • manual
          • K Ewing (Eds.),
          • Shari'at and Ambiguity in South Asian Islam
          • ,
          • 1-22.
          • Berkeley: University of California Press.
          • KP Ewing.
          • (1998).
          • A Majzub and his Mother: The Place of Sainthood in a Family’s Emotional Memory.
          • manual
          • P Werbner and H Basu (Eds.),
          • Embodying Charisma: Modernity, Locality and the Performance of Emotion in Sufi Cults
          • ,
          • 160-183.
          • London: Routledge.
          • KP Ewing.
          • (1993).
          • The Modern Businessman and the Pakistani Saint: The Interpenetration of Worlds.
          • manual
          • GM Smith and C Ernst (Eds.),
          • Manifestations of Sainthood in Islam
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          • 69-84.
          • Istanbul: Editions Isis.
          • KP Ewing.
          • (1992).
          • Is Psychoanalysis Relevant for Anthropology?.
          • manual
          • T Schwartz and G White and C Lutz (Eds.),
          • New Directions in Psychological Anthropology
          • ,
          • 251-268.
          • Cambridge University Press.
          • KP Ewing.
          • (1991).
          • Idiosyncrasy and the Problem of Shared Understandings: The Case of a Pakistani Orphan.
          • manual
          • LB Boyer and R Boyer (Eds.),
          • The Psychoanalytic Study of Society
          • ,
          • 16
          • ,
          • 215-247.
          • KP Ewing.
          • (1984).
          • Malangs of the Punjab: Intoxication or Adab as the Path to God?.
          • manual
          • B Metcalf (Eds.),
          • Moral Conduct and Authority: the Place of Adab in South Asian Islam
          • ,
          • 357-71.
          • Berkeley: University of California Press.
          • KP Ewing.
          • (1983).
          • The Messengers of the 1890 Ghost Dance.
          • manual
          • DA Halperin (Eds.),
          • Psychodynamic Perspectives on Religion, Sect, and Cult
          • ,
          • 73-92.
          • Boston: PSG Publishing Company.
          • KP Ewing.
          • (1982).
          • Sufis and Adepts: Islamic and Hindu Sources of Spiritual Power among Punjabi Muslims and Christian Sweepers.
          • manual
          • S Pastner and L Flam (Eds.),
          • Anthropology in Pakistan
          • Ithaca: Cornell University South Asia Monograph Series.
      • Book Reviews

          • KP Ewing.
          • (2008).
          • Review of Anthropology and Social Theory: Culture, Power, and the Acting Subject by Sherry B. Ortner..
          • American Anthropologist
          • ,
          • 110
          • .
          • KP Ewing.
          • (2005).
          • Pilgrims of Love: The Anthropology of a Global Sufi Cult, by Pnina Werbner.
          • Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
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          • 11
          • (3)
          • ,
          • 626-627.
          • KP Ewing.
          • (2004).
          • "Review of Nation of Empire: The Ottoman Legacy of Turkish Modernity by Michal E. Meeker and Faces of the State: Secularism and Public Life in Turkey by Pael Navaro-Yashin.".
          • American Anthropologist
          • ,
          • 106
          • (3)
          • .
          • A Özdemir and K Frank.
          • (2002).
          • Visible Islam in Modern Turkey.
          • International Journal of Turkish Studies
          • .
          • KP Ewing.
          • (1997).
          • Review of Nandy, Ashis. The Savage Freud and other Essays on Possible and Retrievable Selves.
          • Journal of Asian Studies
          • .
          • KP Ewing.
          • (1996).
          • Review of Rhetorics of Self-Making, edited by Debbora Battaglia.
          • Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
          • .
          • KP Ewing.
          • (1994).
          • Review of Intimate Communications: Erotics and the Study of Culture, by Gilbert Herdt and Robert J. Stoller.
          • American Ethnologist
          • ,
          • 21
          • ,
          • 635-636.
          • KP Ewing.
          • (1993).
          • Review of Self and Consciousness: Multiple Perspectives, by Rank S. Kessel, Pamela M. Cole, and Dale L. Johnsonm eds,.
          • American Anthropologist
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          • 95
          • ,
          • 1067-1068.
          • KP Ewing.
          • (1992).
          • Review of Personality and the Cultural Construction of Society, by David K. Jordan and Marc J. Swartz, eds..
          • Journal of Anthropologist Research
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          • 48
          • ,
          • 71-75.
          • KP Ewing.
          • (1991).
          • Review of Culture and Human Nature: Theoretical Papers of Melford Spiro, edited by Benjamin Kilborne and L.L. Langness.
          • The Psychoanalysis Quarterly
          • .
          • KP Ewing.
          • (1991).
          • Review of Notes on Love in a Tamil Family by Margaret Trawick.
          • American Anthropologist
          • ,
          • 94
          • ,
          • 237-238.
          • KP Ewing.
          • (1991).
          • Review of Divine Passions: The Social Construction of Emotion in India, by Owen Lynch, ed..
          • Journal of Asian Studies
          • ,
          • 50
          • (4)
          • ,
          • 976-978.
          • KP Ewing.
          • (1987).
          • Review of The Cultural Transition: Human Experience and Social Transformation in the Third World and Japan, edited by Merry I. White and Susan Pollak.
          • Journal of Asian Studies
          • ,
          • 47
          • ,
          • 630-631.
          • KP Ewing.
          • (1987).
          • Review of Buddhism and Society: A Great Tradition and its Burmese Vicissitudes by Melford Spiro.
          • Journal of Psychoanalytic Anthropology
          • .
      • Papers Accepted

          • KP Ewing.
          • (2006).
          • Cultivating a Wholesome Body: Islam in the German Gym Class.
          • manual
          • S Swad (Eds.),
          • Islam: Portability and Exportability. Muslim Diaspora in Europe and the US
          • UCLA: Center for European and East European Studies.
          • KP Ewing.
          • (2006).
          • The Misrecognition of a Modern Islamist Organization: Germany Faces "Fundamentalism".
          • manual
          • C Ernst and R Martin (Eds.),
          • Festschrift in Honor of Bruce Lawrence
          • .
      • Other

          • KP Ewing.
          • (2004).
          • Conversation with Katherine Pratt Ewing.
          • manual
          • A Molino (Eds.),
          • Culture, Subject, Psyche: Dialogues in Psychoanalysis and Anthropology
          • ,
          • 80-97.
          • Wesleylan University Press..
          • KP Ewing.
          • (1999).
          • CA Comment on "Debating Self, Identity, and Culture in Anthropology," by Martin Sokefeld.
          • Current Anthropology
          • ,
          • 40
          • (4)
          • ,
          • 432-433.
          • KP Ewing.
          • (1997).
          • Anthropological Research in Pakistan: A Bibliography.
          • American Institute of Pakistan, Occasional Papers
          • .
          • KP Ewing.
          • (1994).
          • Pir.
          • manual
          • JL Esposito (Eds.),
          • Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World
          • Oxford University Press.
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