Download E-books Body, Self, and Society: The View from Fiji (New Cultural Studies Series) PDF

By Anne E. Becker

Anne E. Becker examines the cultural context of the embodied self via her ethnography of physically aesthetics, meals trade, care, and social relationships in Fiji. She contrasts the cultivation of the body/self in Fijian and American society, arguing that the inducement of american citizens to paintings on their our bodies' shapes as a private pastime is authorized via their inspiration that the self is individuated and self sustaining. nonetheless, simply because Fijians difficulty themselves with the cultivation of social relationships principally expressed via nurturing and nutrients trade, there's a vested curiosity in cultivating others' our bodies instead of one's own.

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Download E-books Désorceler PDF

By Jeanne Favret-Saada

" Dès los angeles première entrevue, Madame plants voulut que je nomme les ennemis que j'avais pu me faire. Or j'avais beau ne pas croire qu'un sorcier ait pu poser des charmes susceptibles de me rendre malade, j'avais beau ne pas croire que nommer soit tuer, je fus dans une totale impossibilité de lui livrer aucun nom. Chaque fois qu'elle me pressa de le faire, en frappant los angeles desk de ses cannes, j'eus l'esprit aussi vide qu'un analysant sommé de faire des institutions libres [...] L'anthropologue, devenue aussi psychanalyste, rapporte ici l. a. suite de ses travaux sur l. a. sorcellerie dans le Bocage de l'Ouest français. Elle s'est laissé impliquer dans les processus qu'elle étudiait. Certains ont vu en elle une désorceleuse, d'autres une ensorcelée - en même temps qu'elle instituait l'anthropologie "symétrique", dont elle fut une pionnière, qui met sur le même pied les deux partenaires de l'interlocution ethnographique. Le présent livre est donc un retour sur les matériaux relatifs au désorcèlement, et pose l. a. query de savoir remark le fait d'" être affecté(e) " permet de construire un discours rigoureux, ici sur los angeles sorcellerie.

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Download E-books Kant Yearbook: Anthropology 3/2011 PDF

By Dietmar H. Heidemann

The Kant Yearbook is a world magazine that publishes articles, historic or systematic, at the philosophy of Immanuel Kant. it's the Kant Yearbook 's target to accentuate leading edge learn on Kant at the overseas scale. Articles are double-blind peer reviewed via an the world over popular editorial board. each one factor is devoted to a particular subject introduced via a decision for papers. The 3rd factor 's subject is Anthropology .

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Download E-books Daughters of Hariti: Childbirth and Female Healers in South and Southeast Asia PDF

By Santi Rozario (ed.), Geoffrey Samuel (ed.)

Hariti is the traditional Indian goddess of childbirth and girls healers, identified at one time all through South and Southeast Asia from India to Nepal and Bali. The booklet appears at her 'daughters' this day, lady midwives and healers in lots of diversified cultures around the area. In a few areas they're expert and revered execs, somewhere else low-caste menials whose basic functionality is to accommodate the 'pollution' of start. The Daughters of Hariti additionally lines the transformation of childbirth in those cultures less than the impression of Western biomedical expertise, nationwide and foreign wellbeing and fitness regulations and the broader elements of social and fiscal swap. The authors examine a number of the occasions of birthing moms in those societies and the alternatives dealing with them and their households. They ask what could be performed to enhance the excessive charges of maternal and boy or girl deaths and health problems nonetheless linked to childbirth in such a lot societies during this quarter. Is the wholesale alternative of indigenous wisdom through Western biomedical know-how inevitably a very good factor? Even the place it'd be, can the supply of biomedical expertise be better in order that it truly is extra available and proper to the wishes of birthing moms?

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Download E-books Structure and Function in Primitive Society: Essays and Addresses PDF

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Professor Radcliffe-Brown hasn't ever had a lot regard for what he calls 'the abnormal issues that i've got written from time to time'; his significant curiosity has been in conveying rules on to scholars and co-workers by way of own contacts. during this he has been eminently winning. He has taught social anthropology at Cambridge, London, Birmingham, Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape city, Sydney, Yenching, Oxford, Sao Paulo, Alexandria and Grahamstown, and in every one of those areas he's remembered with affection and admire. The indebtedness of his scholars has been proven in collections of essays - one American and one English - written in his honour. And there has not often been a publication or article on social anthropology released over the past zone of a century which doesn't illustrate, at once or not directly, his teaching.

An exam of the essays during this quantity will recommend that his writings were simply as influential as his own contacts. He has no longer, because he has been engaged in instructing and learn in social anthropology for nearly fifty years, written up to so much folks of his educational eminence. What he has written, even if, has been wonderful. we don't suggest via this that we unavoidably settle for his equipment or conclusions intimately, yet relatively that the viewpoint he expresses couldn't were larger expressed. all of the essays is ideal in notion and in expression, and they're tied jointly by means of a consistency and path that's infrequent in glossy anthropology.

We think that the ebook of those essays could be of price for numerous purposes. within the first position, they express the advance of the concept of a exotic anthropologist for the final twenty-five years, and whilst illustrate the various extra very important adjustments within the orientation of social anthropology, with which Professor Radcliffe-Brown was once so in detail linked in this interval. those essays have additionally verified their worth within the education of graduate scholars in our significant centres for social anthropology.

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Download E-books Globalization: Social Theory and Global Culture (Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society) PDF

By Roland Robertson

A stimulating appraisal of a vital modern subject, this finished research of globalizaton deals a distinctively cultural standpoint at the social concept of the modern world.

This viewpoint considers the realm as a complete, going past traditional differences among the worldwide and the neighborhood and among the common and the actual. Its cultural process emphasizes the political and financial importance of moving conceptions of, and types of participation in, an more and more compressed global. even as the booklet exhibits why tradition has turn into a globally contested factor - why, for instance, competing conceptions of `world order' have political and fiscal consequences.

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Download E-books Small Towns and Big Business: Challenging Wal-Mart Superstores PDF

By Stephen Halebsky

Throughout the Nineties, a brand new kind of controversy all started taking place around the usa: controversies over the siting of superstores, often referred to as gigantic field shops. In those disputes, which regularly contain Wal-Mart, the world's largest shop, neighborhood electorate mount equipped competition to the proposed siting of a superstore of their city or local. competitors criticize Wal-Mart superstores for placing neighborhood self sufficient retailers into bankruptcy, siphoning cash from the neighborhood financial system, supplying substandard jobs, disrupting residential neighborhoods, contributing to the 'McDonaldization' of society, inducing sprawl, destroying downtowns and major Streets, and undermining neighborhood strong point and small city attraction. extra in general, those David-and-Goliath controversies characterize quite stark examples of the clash of pursuits among neighborhood groups and massive organisations that experience turn into universal in modern society. Small cities and large company makes use of fieldwork and archival assets to comprehensively study those controversies and the underlying concerns. whereas Wal-Mart is mostly in a position to web site its shops at its most well liked destinations, every now and then neighborhood rivals were in a position to thwart its plans. utilizing precise case reviews of anti-superstore controversies in six small towns in 5 states, Halebsky employs a comparative-historical method of build a proof of the way a few of these neighborhood social activities controlled to succeed opposed to Wal-Mart. This clarification is then prolonged to supply the foundation for a version of the overall stipulations below which neighborhood groups are able to constrain undesirable company motion. therefore, this is often either a examine of social circulation results and an research of community-corporate clash. Small cities and large enterprise presents perception into the possibility of the neighborhood country to regulate huge businesses, the inherently tricky nature of company retailing, the probabilities for resisting McDonaldization, and the destiny of neighborhood anti-corporation activism.

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Download E-books Glückfinder: Geschichten von Menschen, die ihr Glück gefunden haben PDF

By Andreas Gregori, Andreas Glückfinder, Alva Gregori, Katharina O´Dea, Tanja Maier, Peter Kohl, Titus Eich, Glückfinder

Wenn guy wissen möchte, wie guy sein Glück finden kann, muss guy Menschen fragen, die schon glücklich sind.

Andreas Gregori macht das seit einem Jahr regelmäßig. Seine Interviews haben inzwischen eine große Fangemeinde. In seinem ersten Hörbuch erzählt er neben den "Glückfinder-Geschichten" auch die Hintergründe der jeweiligen Interviews.

Was treibt jemanden um, der sich von allen Besitztümern trennt, um mit wenig Geld um die ganze Welt zu reisen? Wie kommt ein Mensch, der niemals einen Hund hatte, auf die Idee, professionell Hunde auszubilden? Und woher nimmt guy den Mut, sich als Kunstschaffender selbständig zu machen, wenn guy drei kleine Kinder zuhause hat? Wie schafft guy es, als prominenter Politiker glücklich zu sein?

Die Antworten auf all diese Fragen sind manchmal simpel, manchmal verblüffend. So verschieden die einzelnen Menschen sind, so unterschiedlich auch ihre Wege zum Glück. Es gibt kein Patentrezept zum Glücklichwerden. Aber es scheint eine Frage der Entscheidung zu sein. Offenbar hat guy es tatsächlich selber in der Hand, sein Glück zu finden...

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