Robert Mcc. Netting - National Academy of Sciences
... ously constrained by the limit placed on resources—namely,
meadows, gardens, grain fields, and water to irrigate them.
Households with extended family units that included maiden
aunts, or celibate uncles became more common through
time; but when emigration and wage labor opportunities
presented them ...
PDF - ASSA ABLOY Catalogue
... production. I chose a rather ‘surreal’ image to reflect upon the social life and epistemological grounding of
anthropological-‘text-making’ and to represent existing power-relations in which ethnographic encounters have
been imbedded throughout our discipline’s history. But are they therefore less r ...
Blood of My Blood - The George Washington University
... continues to ritually hunt deer, feast, and dance in a historically driven and traditional
manner. He also explores the positive attitude taken by most local residents with regard
to the increase in international tourism.
Tourism and identity maintenance
Cultural anthr ...
CULTURAL ECOLOGY AND THE INDIGENOUS LANDSCAPE
... (Figure 1), hunting and gathering the many resources that abound in the region and
adapting to the changes in their environment over time. The earliest inhabitants were
probably Paleoindian peoples who arrived toward the end of the Pleistocene, hunting
the now-extinct megafauna that roamed the area ...
The Future and Frontiers of Culturalized Properties in the Global South
... capital accumulation that privileges informational goods, the use of local cultural specificity as a
means of capturing monopoly rents has accelerated (Harvey, 2001). Ironically, this is a strategy
proffered in response to global capitalist forces that are understood to be culturally
Creolization in Anthropological Theory and in Mauritius
... cultural meaning is being reproduced and transmitted between generations
and that natives do classify and create boundaries, often amidst powerful
tendencies of cultural mixing. The views of culture as continuum and
variation as endemic are uncomfortably uncontroversial today (see Fox &
King, 2002, ...
Print this article - Forum: Qualitative Social Research
... what I chose to report, were an expression of my own cultural code. So, from a
socio-psychological perspective, by being the object of study I did not only learn
about myself but also about my own society (STRATHERN 1987, p.17) and about
its value system in which I had been enculturated. 
Bayan Nila: Pilipino Culture Nights and Student Performance at
... In any discussion of Asian-American performance, homeland
practices and representation should be understood within this dynamic
exchange between Asia and America (rather than one practice simply
informing the other). Within the Filipina/o context, the history of these
practices cannot be understood ...
The ethnographic present revisited
... things change at the same rate? No. In fact sociocultural life is like a highway where
some sociocultural items travel faster than others.
The best example I can find for discussing this point is generations. In an agricultural community, the price of products may well change daily, but do the minds ...
Cultural Landscape - Society for California Archaeology
... illustrated in Karl Butzer's model--Perception,
spatial behavior, and the archaeological record
(see Figure 1). In this model, the real environment
is the physical and biological environment in which
people live. Information about the environment is
psychologically filtered, or in other words,
R J F
... 1-Is Iran really moving towards a democracy appropriate to a multi-ethnicity culture in line with world changes?
2-If now, which factors hander the process of democratization in this country?
3-In what ways and active political participation seeking structure and culture can be achieved in Iran?
invisible fences: egalitarianism, nationalism and racism
... and this makes you an immigrant to Norway.’ The woman, who had apparently hoped to throw off this label, voiced her disappointment and posed a
further question. ‘But for how long will I then continue to be an immigrant?’
‘All your life’, answered the professor. The conversation then reached its peak ...
Interdisciplinariteit in jeugdhulpverlening en
... 5.1 The western discovery of adolescence and ethnocentrism
Adolescence was already depicted as an allegory of the life stages on an Arabic fresco in Moorish Spain
in the 8th century after Christ. In 1556 adolescence was determined as the period between 14 and 28
years of age, which starts when a pe ...
What is culturally informed psychiatry? Cultural understanding and
... deﬁned as the systems of knowledge, concepts, rules and
practices that are learned and transmitted across
generations, yet are open, dynamic and undergo continuous
changes over time.
The formulation emphasises that cultural information
must not be overgeneralised or stereotype groups of ﬁxed
The sources of this essay are a bias
... I have to confess at the outset that I find efforts to reconcile symbolic and
historical studies fundamentally misconceived. Although the dialogue/dialectic
between synchrony and diachrony, paradigm and syntagm, myth and history, culture
and praxis, and structure and process has been a mainstay of t ...
ANTH 2351 - HCC Learning Web
... video is an example of. Many of these themes are present in the Essay options, so even if you
choose not to do certain Essays, it is good to consider those that do deal with the assigned
additional readings and videos as "reviews".
Social Inequalities: Class & Caste
How does the American Dream relat ...
Loads of different rituals, important are
... CA is not primarily interested in universal cultural characteristics, but in the particularities.
Cultural universals are (usually) biologically based.
Anthropology always works from the particular towards the general, instead of the other way
around like with most other sciences.
Daniel M. Goldstein-page 1 20. Aim and scope of the project
... is accompanied by worsening poverty, diminishing health and sanitary conditions, and mounting
interpersonal violence. Displaced from their rural origins, migrants often find themselves in a harsh urban
environment where the old support networks no longer function, and where old social identities are ...
Globalization is notoriously difficult to define, but all commentators
... reduction of all the world’s peoples to mindless lackeys of hegemonic Western
imperialism. Instead, globalization is both an integrative and disintegrative force. While
bringing people into contact across territorial, ethnic, national, and cultural boundaries
and thereby expanding reciprocal knowled ...
Social Work and Anthropology: Moroccan Female Immigrants in Spain
... Knowledge regarding the effects of assimilation on immigrants triggered interests with other minority
groups and the notion that these groups may eventually disappear spearheaded the need of “salvaging”
their cultures, histories, etc. was necessary. In fact, Boas’ students, Ruth Benedict and Margare ...
Cultural diplomacy and the concept of the Other
... According to Lechner and Boli, through globalization and cultural relationships among
countries, identities change, new interests are pursued, and new issues arise. In addition, over the
years, the world has become more unified, and it gained a whole dimension. This cultural
globalization had a prof ...
Medicine and Cultural Competency: What Medical Anthropology
... as Sally Engle Merry and Uni Wikan suggest. [4,12] It is, after all, individuals who create and
enact culture, who experience illness and disease, and who can illuminate the variation that
exists both within and among what we understand as cultures. [5, 12] Such an approach
recognizes that culture i ...
F. T. Cloak, Jr. "Cultural Microevolution" Research Previews 13
... regeneration of torn tissue. I cannot review here all the difficulties encountered
by this analogy, but they are mainly due, I believe, to the fact that while an
organism has an ontogeny, a society, like a species, has a phylogeny.
Developments in biology, which have recently begun to diffuse into p ...
What is Anthropology?
Recap: What is Anthropology?
Anthropology is the study of humans
through time- from past to present
Anthropology looks at how things have
changed from one time to the other
Political Organization and the Maintenance of Order
... is founded upon structural
inequities among dissimilar groups into a
single political entity
► based on cultural differences & similarities
perceived as shared
► identification with & feeling a part of an
ethnic group & exclusion from certain other
groups because of this affiliation (endogamy
& exog ...
An ethnoburb is a suburban residential and business area with a notable cluster of a particular ethnic minority population. Although the group may not constitute the majority within the region, it does compose a significant amount of the population. This can greatly influence the social geography within the area because of cultural and religious traditional values exhibited. Ethnoburbs allow for ethnic minority groups to maintain their individual identity, though this may also restrict their ability to fully assimilate into mainstream culture and society.According to Dr. Wei Li, author of many writings on the subject, the ethnoburb has resulted from ""the influence of international geopolitical and global economic restructuring, changing national immigration and trade policies, and local demographic, economic and political contexts.""Although many assume that an ethnoburb is composed of immigrants with a lower economic standing, this may not always be the case as many ethnoburbs are made up of wealthy and high economic status individuals in more expensive neighbourhoods and communities. For this reason, there is not always a ""one size fits all"" definition of what can be expected when examining an ethnoburb. Through comparing different locations of ethnoburbs various degrees of social characteristics, including economic standings and cultural assimilation, can be observed.