Ethnology West Indies 51_61
... another. The territories or units receiving the most anthropological attention were, in
order: the Caribbean in general, Trinidad, and French Guiana. For the reader's
convenience, I list below, in several broad categories, those items annotated which deal
with the most representative subjects or ori ...
Innovation Without the Word
... literature of the 20th century. However, as it would be a mistake to study an object or
concept (innovation) in construction only through those who have used its (yet-to-come)
name (as bibliometric studies that select their sample based on words do), it would also
be a mistake if it is forgotten tha ...
Assembling blog affordances - Media Anthropology Network
... suggests. To focus only on what people do with the technology seems to be forgetting the other half
of the equation. For example, when Brerentsen & Trettvik point to the affordances of objects
external to the environment, such as tools, which are ‘designed for use in specific forms of societal
Anthropology and Source Criticism
... 2012 & 2013). For one unfamiliar with the study of cannibalism, it may seem surprising that
such a wide scientific approach to the theme appears nearly unheard of in modern
anthropology. Such is indeed the paradoxical status of cannibalism in our time: there is a
striking contrast between, on the on ...
... also grateful to Marcus George Singer, whose moral relativism seminar (in 1983) kindled my interest in
this subject. Finally, I’m grateful to my students in P326, Ethical Theory, for useful questions and
Eric Wolf: The Crosser of Boundaries. - Irene Portis
... especially in the area of human rights..... It means that you can be a citizen based on where you live
rather than on where you came from .... Cultural relativism, in my view, is a worthless concept when
Arapesh Warfare: Reo Fortune`s Veiled Critique of
... that they were inappropriately influenced by personal and situational factors (see, e.g., Romanucci-Ross 1985 on Manus;
Pollmann 1990 on Bali), the most highly publicized was
Derek Freeman’s (1983, 1999) rejection of her portrayal
of the sexual habits of adolescent girls in Coming of Age in
Samoa (M ...
(2009) 223-233 PAUL G. HIEBERT`S LEGACY OF WORLDVIEW A
... this orientation, it is not surprising that (as Hiebert notes) most of his
research has focused on the cognitive dimension of cultures and
worldviews, and far less on the affective ones (2008,85).
Hiebert's approach to analyzing and understanding worldview
is mapped out in Appendix A of Transforming ...
Leia mais... - Mariza Peirano
... experience are ali around us, but our imaginations are basically European.
Antonio Candido once put this problem directly but ironically: "For us Brazilians,
univeralism is already European." His own solution was to recognize that our link to
Europe (or the United States) was not an option but almos ...
The Uses and Meanings of Liminality
... become an instant classic. And yet, this simply did not happen. Despite rather positive
reviews in British and American Journals, the framework proposed by van Gennep was
neglected in subsequent scholarship. In Durkheim’s most important anthropological
work, The Elementary Forms of Religious Life (f ...
Sylvanus Griswold Morley
... where he visited a number of major Mayan sites, including
Chichén Itzá, and then proceeded to Oaxaca, where he visited the ruins at Mitla and Monte Albán. Present-day visitors
to many of these sites travel along modern and well-marked
highways, and it is sometimes difficult to appreciate the
Remaking Resistance: Cultural Meaning and Activism in the SOA
... change, and how do they imagine their own capacity to change it, their agency? How do systems
of cultural meaning—that is, “culturally constructed and historically specific guides, frames, or
models of and for human feeling, intention, and action” (Ortner 1997:136)— influence the
practices intended ...
... proximity generated by empathy remains unanswered. Does it produce better understanding
of the illness and a greater ability of cure it?
While medical empathy helps to establish a relationship of trust, there is no doubt that it
can also be productive. For instance, it may allow the doctor to collec ...
He may be lying but what he says is
... Castanda's books are fiction, he does nor see this as detracting from their
value: "The dose parallels berween whar Castaneda describes and other areas
of shanlanic experience show thar he is presenting genuine anthropological
marerial ... rhe books bring rogether and commenr upon a wide range of
Journal of Classical Sociology
... contributions that may be pointed to by using the rubrics of contemporary subdisciplines of sociology such as the sociology of emotions, social self-construction,
multiculturalism, world society and civilizational processes are rooted in an
innovative approach to culture understood as dynamic system ...
Resenha A gringo studies Umbanda
... writing; emphasis on the contingency and flexibility of fieldwork; erosion
of the boundary between informant and ethnographer; recognition of the
multivocality of cultural worlds; emphasis on social action as the site where
meaning is constructed; and, of course, a view of ethnography as subjective ...
New Social Connections: Sociology`s Subjects
... in here you know; it’s almost as bad as being out there. By and large, it’s
much more fun.
This book addresses, or at least throws up, some of the substantive
questions of sociology and its place in the world. It sets out to explore the
reconfiguration and fragmentation of sociological thought and a ...
Anthropological perspectives of infanticide
... ABSTRACT: Infanticidal behavior has been very common through-out human history. It is
suggested that progenicidal behavior, whether consciously or unconsciously practiced, be
defined and considered within a cultural, ecological and historical matrix in anthropological
studies. Sociobiological and ma ...
GENDER, CULTURE CHANGE, AND FERTILITY DECLINE IN HONDURAS: AN
... Madrid for her facilitation of my research and her friendship while my wife and I grew
accustomed to living in a strange environment. I would also like to thank Amanda’s
family, Doris Clark, Celia Lett, and all the other members of PREDISAN for their
generous support and friendship. I would like to ...
Pierre Bourdieu as a Post-cultural Theorist
... wide-ranging concept of culture, other analysts such as Broady (1991) suggests
that Bourdieu’s concept of culture went from being vague and overly general (in
the sense inherited from mid-20th century Franco-American anthropology)
to being more specific and precise, essentially moving back to the cl ...
curriculum vitae - Anthropology, UC Berkeley
... Viewing Serbian Prehistoric International Relationships Via Obsidian Source
Characterization Studies. Peter N. Kujachich Endowment in Serbian and Montenegrin
Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of California,
Berkeley. Mentoring Marina Milić. 2006-2007.
Ethnology: West Indies. - Comitas Institute for Anthropological Study
... Jamaica, Martinique, Nevis, Tobago. The remaining publications deal with the Caribbean
in either regional or sub-regional terms. During this biennium, the territories or units
receiving the most attention were, in order: the Caribbean in general, Suriname, Trinidad
and Tobago, and Jamaica. As usual, ...
Dancing the Black Atlantic: Katherine Dunham`s
... stance that blacks had lost all African traits. Further, her need to rectify how black Americans had
lacked “contact with those things which were racially his” was partially verified, as we shall see, in
how Haitians viewed her as part of the “lost tribe of North America.” Hence, Dunham’s efforts in ...
Caste(s): Through the Archetypal
... deserves mention. In the first volume of the Sociological Bulletin in 1952 M.N. Srinivas (1916–
1999) wrote an article on ‘Social Anthropology and Sociology’ where he enthusiastically
commented that the experience of intensive fieldwork has chiefly made social anthropology a
respected and respectabl ...
Social anthropology is the dominant constituent of anthropology throughout the United Kingdom and Commonwealth and much of Europe (France in particular), where it is distinguished from cultural anthropology. In the USA, social anthropology is commonly subsumed within cultural anthropology (or under the relatively new designation of sociocultural anthropology).In contrast to cultural anthropology, culture and its continuity (including narratives, rituals, and symbolic behavior associated with them) have been traditionally seen more as the dependent 'variable' (cf. explanandum) by social anthropology, embedded in its historical and social context, including its diversity of positions and perspectives, ambiguities, conflicts, and contradictions of social life, rather than the independent (explanatory) one (cf. explanans).Topics of interest for social anthropologists have included customs, economic and political organization, law and conflict resolution, patterns of consumption and exchange, kinship and family structure, gender relations, childbearing and socialization, religion, while present-day social anthropologists are also concerned with issues of globalism, ethnic violence, gender studies, trans nationalism and local experience, and the emerging cultures of cyberspace, and can also help with bringing opponents together when environmental concerns come into conflict with economic developments. British and American anthropologists including Gillian Tett and Karen Ho who studied Wall Street provided an alternative explanation for the financial crisis of 2007–2010 to the technical explanations rooted in economic and political theory.Differences among British, French, and American sociocultural anthropologies have diminished with increasing dialogue and borrowing of both theory and methods. Social and cultural anthropologists, and some who integrate the two, are found in most institutes of anthropology. Thus the formal names of institutional units no longer necessarily reflect fully the content of the disciplines these cover. Some, such as the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (Oxford) changed their name to reflect the change in composition, others, such as Social Anthropology at the University of Kent became simply Anthropology. Most retain the name under which they were founded.Long-term qualitative research, including intensive field studies (emphasizing participant observation methods) has been traditionally encouraged in social anthropology rather than quantitative analysis of surveys, questionnaires and brief field visits typically used by economists, political scientists, and (most) sociologists.