Posts in category: Anthropology
By Arnold Gehlen
■ Vom Wesen der Erfahrung
■ Das Bild des Menschen im Lichte der modernen Anthropologie
■ Mensch und Institutionen
■ Über Kultur, Natur und Natürlichkeit
■ Die Technik in der Sichtweise der Anthropologie
■ Die gesellschaftliche scenario in unserer Zeit
■ Enzyklopädisches Stichwort: Philosophische Anthropologie
■ Personen- und Sachregister
By Alex Golub,Daniel Rosenblatt,John D. Kelly
This assortment brings jointly a number of the world’s so much individual anthropologists to discover and increase Sahlins’s legacy. the entire essays are in keeping with unique learn, such a lot facing cultural swap - an incredible subject of Sahlins’s study, in particular within the contexts of Fijian and Hawaiian societies. Like Sahlins’s perform of anthropology, those essays demonstrate a rigorous, humanistic research of cultural types, refusing to just accept convenience over accuracy, no longer shirking from the ethical implications in their analyses. members contain the past due Greg Dening, the most eminent historians of the Pacific, Martha Kaplan, Patrick Kirch, Webb Keane, Jonathan Friedman, and Joel Robbins, with a preface by means of the overdue Claude Levi-Strauss.
A designated quantity that would supplement the numerous books and articles via Sahlins himself, a tradition of Anthropology is a thrilling new addition to the background of anthropological study.
By Peter M. Beattie
Beattie appears to be like via sociological, anthropological, and historic lenses to investigate archival resources akin to court-martial instances, parliamentary debates, released reviews, and the memoirs and correspondence of infantrymen and officials. Combining those fabrics with a colourful array of much less conventional sources—such as music lyrics, slang, grammatical facts, and tattoo analysis—he unearths how the necessity to reform army recruitment with a conscription lottery turned more and more obvious within the wake of the Paraguayan struggle of 1865–1870 and back in the course of global conflict I. simply because this significant reform required greater than altering the army’s institutional roles and the stipulations of provider, The Tribute of Blood is finally the tale of the way entrenched conceptions of manhood, honor, race, citizenship, and state have been reworked all through Brazil.
Those drawn to social, army, and South American historical past, country development and nationwide id, and the sociology of the terrible might be enriched by means of this pathbreaking study.
By José Carlos Zanelli,Narbal Silva,Suzana da Rosa Tolfo
By Vered Amit
Fresh views on modern fieldwork are supplied via assorted case-studies from throughout North the USA and Europe. those contributions provide an intensive appraisal of what fieldwork is and may be, and an additional measurement is further via attention-grabbing bills of the non-public reviews of anthropologists within the field.
By Richard J. Gonzales
By Daniel Monterescu,Dan Rabinowitz
Modern city areas are, by way of definition, combined socio-spatial configurations. in lots of methods, their enduring luck and energy lie within the richness in their ethnic texture and ongoing trade of monetary items, cultural practices, political rules and social routine. this combination, even though, is never harmonious and has usually ended in violent clash over land and identification. targeting combined cities in Israel/Palestine, this insightful quantity theorizes the connection among modernity and nationalism and the social dynamics which engender and symbolize the expansion of city areas and the emergence therein of inter-communal relations.
For greater than a century, Arabs and Jews were interacting within the places of work, residential parts, advertisement organizations, cultural arenas and political theatres of combined cities. Defying winning Manichean oppositions, those cities either exemplify and face up to the forces of nationalist segregation. during this interdisciplinary quantity, a brand new iteration of Israeli and Palestinian students come jointly to discover ways that those cities were perceived as utopian or dystopian and whether or not they are most sensible conceptualized as divided, twin or colonial. picking out ethnically combined cities as a traditionally particular analytic type, this quantity demands extra examine, comparability and debate.
By A. Cicalo
By A. M. Hocart
Why a queen do not have been married ahead of; why a visitor is sacred; why individuals are believed to were become stone; how funds originated.
those matters are regarded as a part of a socio-religious complicated embraced in lots of components of the area, either East and West. (There are chapters at the united kingdom, India, Sri Lanka, Africa, Fiji, Egypt, and historic Greece).
By James W. VanStone
The nice expanse of Arctic and Sub-Arctic lands that extend around the northern fringe of the yankee continent is as tricky and critical to humans as any on this planet. The Athapaskan-speaking Indians who made it their domestic by no means captured the mind's eye of well known writers as did the Eskimo who lived on their northern borders and the Plains Indians who lived to the south. other than to anthropologists, the Athapaskans have remained in relative obscurity, identified in detail in basic terms to the missionaries, the investors and trappers, and the prospectors who invaded their forbidding territory.
VanStone has captured the weather of the elemental adaptive process in which those Indians mastered their intransigent surroundings and made it their domestic over many centuries, and in doing so, he has might be additionally came across the explanations why they've got no longer had as a lot influence on Western notion as different local americans. The Plains Indians, with the blood and thunder in their raidings, the person drama in their imaginative and prescient quests, appealed to that a part of our tradition that was once solid at the frontier the place either motion and isolation have been fundamental characteristics. The Eskimos, with their problematic know-how for extracting a livelihood from the Arctic ice appealed to Yankee ingenuity.
Athapaskan tradition was once of a special order--less dramatic, yet no much less adaptive. Northern lands aren't richly endowed with sustenance for human lifestyles. those diversifications haven't basically required skillability with instruments and methods for exploiting this hard habitat, but additionally the production of associations for collaboration in those endeavors. Hunters and Fishermen of the Arctic Forests illuminates this quite vague region of the realm and brings it, and the cultures it supported, into the context of contemporary anthropological research.