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Jones, Carla Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • My research focuses on the Indonesian middle class, questions of femininity, consumption and religious propriety. Broadly, my research analyzes the cultural politics of appearance and aesthetics. I work in two major cities on Java, Yogyakarta and Jakarta. In Yogyakarta, I work in two middle-class neighborhoods, one older and one newer, in which I have come to know many of the families in my research on domesticity. I have also studied the growing phenomenon of women's self-improvement seminars, and issues of dress and manners. More recently, I have turned to questions of Islamic dress as Indonesia, the largest majority-Muslim country in the world, has become a vibrant site for a global Islamic fashion industry. This growth has raised questions within Indonesia about the relationship between religion and wealth, a topic I theorize through the lens of feminist ethnography. I find that anxieties about illegitimate wealth, corruption and scandal are gendered as forms of style.

keywords

  • consumption, corruption, gender, middle class, femininity, Islam, Indonesia, appearance, manners, aesthetics, materiality, fashion

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • ANTH 4840 Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 4910 Teaching Anthropology (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 4930 Anthropology Internship (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 5840 Guided Study (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 5930 Anthropology Internship (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 6940 Master's Candidate for Degree (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 7840 Independent Research (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 4840 Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 4910 Teaching Anthropology (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 4930 Anthropology Internship (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 5840 Guided Study (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 5930 Anthropology Internship (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 6940 Master's Candidate for Degree (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 6950 Master's Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 7840 Independent Research (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 4840 Independent Study (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 4910 Teaching Anthropology (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 5840 Guided Study (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 5930 Anthropology Internship (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 6940 Master's Candidate for Degree (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 6950 Master's Thesis (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 7840 Independent Research (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 4720 Departmental Honors in Anthropology 2 (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 4840 Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 4910 Teaching Anthropology (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 4930 Anthropology Internship (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 5785 Advanced Seminar in Cultural Anthropology (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 5840 Guided Study (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 5930 Anthropology Internship (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 6940 Master's Candidate for Degree (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 7840 Independent Research (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)

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