Anthropology

Experiments in Holism: Theory and Practice in Contemporary by Ton Otto, Nils Bubandt

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By Ton Otto, Nils Bubandt

Experiments in Holism: concept and perform in modern Anthropologypresents a sequence of essays from major anthropologists that severely reexamine the relevance of holism as a foundational guideline of anthropology, and its theoretical and methodological power in modern-day world.Represents the 1st quantity to think about the fashionable position of holism as a critical anthropological drawback throughout quite a lot of anthropological traditionsCritically examines the earlier and current obstacle of holism and its capability for the renewal of destiny practiceFeatures contributions from major anthropologists which debate how anthropology could be re-designed within the context of a altering worldChallenges a lot of modern anthropology's crucial tools, idea, and features

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Words in Motion: Toward a Global Lexicon by Carol Gluck, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

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By Carol Gluck, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

On the idea that phrases have the ability to make worlds, each one essay during this ebook follows a note because it travels all over the world and throughout time. students from 5 disciplines handle 13 societies to focus on the social and political lifetime of phrases in Asia, Europe, and the center East, from the mid-nineteenth century to the current. The process is consciously experimental, in that conscientiously monitoring particular phrases in particular settings often leads in unforeseen instructions and alters traditional depictions of world modernity.

Such phrases as security in Brazil, responsibility in Japan, community in Thailand, and hijāb in France replaced the societies during which they moved at the same time the phrases have been replaced via them. a few phrases threatened to release wars, as injury did in imperial Britain’s kin with China within the 19th century. Others, equivalent to secularism, labored in silence to agitate for political swap in twentieth-century Morocco. phrases imposed or imported from overseas should be reworked by means of those that wielded them to oppose the very powers that first brought them, as occurred in Turkey, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Taken jointly, this feature of fourteen essays finds commonality in addition to uniqueness throughout sleek societies, making the realm glance diversified from the interdisciplinary and transnational viewpoint of “words in motion.”

Contributors. Mona Abaza, Itty Abraham, Partha Chatterjee, Carol Gluck, Huri Islamoglu, Claudia Koonz, Lydia H. Liu, Driss Maghraoui, Vicente L. Rafael, Craig J. Reynolds, Seteney Shami, Alan Tansman, Kasian Tejapira, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

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Romantic Motives Essays on Anthropological Sensibility by George W. Stocking Jr.

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By George W. Stocking Jr.

Romantic Motives explores a subject that has been underemphasized within the historiography of anthropology. monitoring the Romantic lines within the the writings of Rousseau, Herder, Cushing, Sapir, Benedict, Redfield, Mead, Lévi-Strauss, and others, those essays exhibit Romanticism as an enduring and recurrent tendency in the anthropological culture.

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Making Tea, Making Japan: Cultural Nationalism in Practice by Kristin Surak

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By Kristin Surak

The tea rite persists as the most evocative symbols of Japan. initially a hobby of elite warriors in premodern society, it used to be later recast as a symbol of the fashionable jap country, in basic terms to be reworked back into its present incarnation, mostly the pastime of middle-class housewives. How does the cultural perform of some come to symbolize a country as a whole?

Although few non-Japanese students have peered at the back of the partitions of a tea room, sociologist Kristin Surak got here to grasp the internal workings of the tea global over the process ten years of tea education. the following she bargains the 1st complete research of the perform that incorporates new fabric on its historic adjustments, an in depth excavation of its institutional association, and a cautious exam of what she phrases "nation-work"—the exertions that connects the nationwide meanings of a cultural perform and the particular adventure and enactment of it. She concludes via putting tea rite in comparative point of view, drawing on different expressions of nation-work, akin to gymnastics and track, in Europe and Asia.

Taking readers on a unprecedented trip into the elusive international of tea rite, Surak deals an insightful account of the basic techniques of modernity—the paintings of creating international locations.

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Eavesdropping: An Intimate History by John L. Locke

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By John L. Locke

Who between us hasn't eavesdropped on a stranger's dialog in a theater or eating place? certainly, scientists have discovered that even animals listen in on the calls and cries of others. In Eavesdropping, John L. Locke presents the 1st critical examine this nearly common phenomenon. Locke's pleasing and demanding account explores every thing from sixteenth-century voyeurism to Hitchcock's "Rear Window"; from chimpanzee habit to Parisian café society; from deepest eyes to fb and Twitter. He uncovers the organic force at the back of the habit and highlights its results throughout heritage and cultures. Eavesdropping could be a reliable thing--an try and comprehend what is going on within the lives of others with a purpose to understand higher the right way to stay one's personal. Even birds who snoop on the calls of far away animals are inclined to continue to exist longer. yet Locke additionally concedes that eavesdropping has a foul identify. it will probably surround dishonest to get unfair virtue, espionage to discover secrets and techniques, and secretly tracking emails to take care of energy over staff. within the age of CCTV, cellphone tapping, and desktop hacking, this is often eye-opening interpreting.

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Subjectivity: Ethnographic Investigations by João Biehl, Byron Good, Arthur Kleinman

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By João Biehl, Byron Good, Arthur Kleinman

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This cutting edge quantity is a longer highbrow dialog in regards to the methods own lives are being undone and remade this day. interpreting the ethnography of the trendy topic, this preeminent workforce of students probes the continuity and variety of modes of personhood throughout a number Western and non-Western societies. individuals think about what occurs to person subjectivity whilst solid or imagined environments akin to international locations and groups are remodeled or displaced by way of unfastened exchange economics, terrorism, and struggle; how new info and scientific applied sciences reshape the relation one has to oneself; and which kinds of subjectivity and existence probabilities are produced opposed to a global in items. The transdisciplinary dialog contains anthropologists, historians of technology, psychologists, a literary critic, a thinker, physicians, and an economist. The authors contact on how we predict and write approximately contingency, human business enterprise, and ethics at the present time.

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The Sorcerer's Apprentice. An Anthropology of Public Policy by Cyril S. Belshaw

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By Cyril S. Belshaw

The Sorcerer's Apprentice: An Anthropology of Public coverage sees the neighborhood in an international and nationwide view, increases a press release announcing that society itself is coverage making, and asks what societies can in achieving in the event that they did issues in a different way. The ebook is split into 5 components. half I: coverage and Anthropology discusses the problem of coverage and explains how anthropology is a social technological know-how. half II: research of worldwide Society covers the research and coverage of the village universe; the city contribution; parts of the kingdom nation; foreign connections, and the "supra-nation" half III: circulate within the Social method contains the innovation and genesis of principles; assets and their administration; switch, clash, and resistance. half IV: forms of motion discusses the method of technical information; politics and clash; the connection among the baby-kisser and the social scientist; the mastery of judgment; and the association of social sciences. half V: Values and recommendations talks concerning the values selection, and the issues of technological know-how. The textual content is suggested for sociologists, anthropologists, and politicians, specially those that want to comprehend the significance of the social stories, its relation to society and politics, and the worldwide neighborhood.

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The Anthropology of Childhood: Cherubs, Chattel, Changelings by David F. Lancy

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By David F. Lancy

How are kids raised in several cultures? what's the position of youngsters in society? How are households and groups dependent round them? Now to be had in a revised version, this ebook units out to respond to those questions, and argues that our universal understandings approximately youngsters are narrowly culture-bound. Enriched with anecdotes from ethnography and the day-by-day media, the ebook examines relatives constitution, copy, profiles of children's caretakers inside kinfolk or group, their therapy at diverse a while, their play, paintings, education, and transition to maturity. the result's a nuanced and credible photo of early life in numerous cultures, previous and current. Organised developmentally, relocating from infancy via to formative years and early maturity, this new version stories and catalogues the findings of over a hundred years of anthropological scholarship facing adolescence and early life, drawing on over 750 newly additional assets, and interesting with newly rising matters proper to the realm of adolescence this present day.

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Argonauts of the Western Pacific (Routledge Classics) by Bronislaw Malinowski

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By Bronislaw Malinowski

Bronislaw Malinowski’s pathbreaking Argonauts of the Western Pacific is without delay an in depth account of trade within the Melanesian islands and a manifesto of a modernist anthropology. Malinowski argued that the aim of which the ethnographer should not lose sight is ‘to take hold of the native’s viewpoint, his relation to lifestyles, to understand his imaginative and prescient of his world.’ via shiny evocations of Kula lifestyles, together with the development and launching of canoes, fishing expeditions and the function of fantasy and magic among the Kula humans, Malinowski brilliantly describes an inter-island process of alternate - from presents from father to son to swapping fish for yams - round which a complete neighborhood revolves. A vintage of anthropology that did a lot to set up the primacy of painstaking fieldwork over the sooner anecdotal stories of commute writers, newshounds and missionaries, it's a compelling perception right into a global now mostly misplaced from view.   With a brand new foreword by means of Adam Kuper.

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