The Human Portrait: Introduction To Cultural Anthropology (3rd Edition)

By Michael B. Whiteford, John Friedl

An exploration of anthropology for the nonanthropoligist, this quantity examines the numerous kinship, non secular, and political practices of either Western and Non-Western societies, targeting their different styles and interrelationships.

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"The Human Portrait: Introduction To Cultural Anthropology (3rd Edition)"

Significant Others: Interpersonal and Professional Commitments in Anthropology (History of Anthropology)

Anthropology is via definition approximately "others," yet during this quantity the word refers to not contributors of saw cultures, yet to "significant others"—spouses, fans, and others with whom anthropologists have deep relationships which are either own undefined. The essays during this quantity examine the jobs of those spouses and companions of anthropologists over the past due 19th and early 20th centuries, specifically their paintings as they observed the anthropologists within the box. different relationships mentioned comprise these among anthropologists and informants, mentors and scholars, cohorts and companions, and fogeys and kids. The publication closes with a glance at gender roles within the box, validated via the "marriage" within the overdue 19th century of the male Anthropological Society of Washington to the Women’s Anthropological Society of the USA. Revealing relationships that have been at the same time deeply own and professionally vital, those essays carry a brand new intensity of perception to the historical past of anthropology as a social technological know-how and human pastime.

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Making Japanese Heritage (Japan Anthropology Workshop)

This e-book examines the making of historical past in modern Japan, investigating the ways that specific gadgets, practices and associations are ascribed public acceptance and political value. via specified ethnographic and old case reports, it analyses the social, monetary, or even international political dimensions of cultural background. It indicates how claims to background prestige in Japan rigidity assorted fabric features of gadgets, locations and other people - established upon their a long time, originality and utilization. Following on an creation that completely assesses the sector, the ethnographic and historiographic case reviews diversity from geisha; noh mask; and the tea rite; city structure; automata; a utopian commune and the websites of Mitsubishi corporation heritage. They research how their history worth is made and re-made, and appraise the development of historical past in circumstances the place the historical past price is living within the very substance of the object’s fabric composition - for instance, in structure, landscapes and designs - and express how the history provides values to current resources: similar to sacredness, city attraction or architectural and ethnic strong point. The e-book questions the translation of fabric background as a permanent expression of social family, aesthetic values and authenticity which, as soon as conferred, undergoes no next swap, and conventional dismissals of history as purely a device for enshrining the kingdom; helping the robust; fostering nostalgic escapism; or advancing capitalist exploitation. eventually, it considers the position of individuals as brokers of history creation, and analyses the complexity of the relationships among humans and objects.  This booklet is a rigorous evaluate of ways conceptions of eastern history were cast, and gives a wealth of proof that questions demonstrated assumptions at the nature and social roles of historical past.

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Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a Global Age

By Kenneth J. Guest

Inspires scholars to imagine like anthropologists in a multicultural and worldwide age.

masking the basic innovations that force cultural anthropology this day, Ken Guest’s Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a world Age indicates scholars that now, greater than ever, worldwide forces impact neighborhood tradition and that the instruments of cultural anthropology are necessary to residing in a world society. A “toolkit” strategy encourages scholars to be aware of massive questions raised by means of anthropologists, bargains learn instruments to remind readers what strategies are vital, and indicates them why all of it concerns within the genuine international.

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Empires of Vision: A Reader (Objects/Histories)

Empires of Vision brings jointly items via probably the most influential students operating on the intersection of visible tradition reports and the heritage of ecu imperialism. The essays and excerpts specialize in the work, maps, geographical surveys, postcards, photos, and different media that include the visible milieu of colonization, struggles for decolonization, and the lingering results of empire. Taken jointly, they reveal that an appreciation of the function of visible adventure is critical for figuring out the functioning of hegemonic imperial strength and the ways in which the colonized topics spoke, and appeared, again at their imperial rulers. Empires of Vision additionally makes an important aspect in regards to the complexity of photo tradition within the smooth international: We needs to understand how regimes of visuality emerged globally, not just within the metropole but additionally in terms of the putative margins of an international that more and more got here to question the very contrast among middle and periphery.

Contributors

. Jordanna Bailkin, Roger Benjamin, Daniela Bleichmar, Zeynep Çelik, David Ciarlo, Natasha Eaton, Simon Gikandi, Serge Gruzinski, James L. Hevia, Martin Jay, Brian Larkin, Olu Oguibe, Ricardo Padrón, Christopher Pinney, Sumathi Ramaswamy, Benjamin Schmidt, Terry Smith, Robert Stam, Eric A. Stein, Nicholas Thomas, Krista A. Thompson

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Made to Be Seen: Perspectives on the History of Visual Anthropology

Made to be Seen brings jointly major students of visible anthropology to check the old improvement of this multifaceted and becoming box. increasing the definition of visible anthropology past extra restricted notions, the individuals to Made to be Seen examine the function of the visible in all components of lifestyles. various essays seriously learn a number themes: artwork, costume and physique adornment, images, the outfitted setting, electronic types of visible anthropology, indigenous media, the physique as a cultural phenomenon, the connection among experimental and ethnographic movie, and more.

The first try to current a complete assessment of the various points of an anthropological method of the examine of visible and pictorial tradition, Made to be Seen could be the ordinary reference at the topic for years yet to come. scholars and students in anthropology, sociology, visible stories, and cultural reports will enormously make the most of this pioneering examine the way in which the visible is inextricably threaded via so much, if now not all, parts of human activity.

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Homo Sapiens, A Problematic Species: An Essay in Philosophical Anthropology

Homo Sapiens, A problematical Species examines how Western tradition has understood and keeps to appreciate what it's to be human. This publication beneficial properties reflections on legendary thought and its common sense and contrasts it to the Western perception of guy as expressed in philosophy from antiquity to the 20th century, its major resources being Christianity and the idealistic guideline in old Greek philosophy. the writer stresses the need to become independent from from a spiritual and metaphysical conception of guy that's necessarily anthropocentric in an effort to build a extra scientifically established anthropology applicable to take on the threats our species poses to the gigantic ecological process on the earth.

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The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World

Each tradition is a distinct resolution to a primary query: What does it suggest to be human and alive? In The Wayfinders, popular anthropologist, winner of the distinguished Samuel Johnson Prize, and National Geographic Explorer - in - place of dwelling Wade Davis leads us on an exciting trip to rejoice the knowledge of the world's indigenous cultures. In Polynesia we set sail with navigators whose ancestors settled the Pacific ten centuries sooner than Christ. within the Amazon we meet the descendants of a real misplaced civilization, the Peoples of the Anaconda. within the Andes we find that the earth quite is alive, whereas in Australia we adventure Dreamtime, the all - embracing philosophy of the 1st people to stroll out of Africa. We then commute to Nepal, the place we come across a knowledge hero, a Bodhisattva, who emerges from 40 - 5 years of Buddhist retreat and solitude. and at last we settle in Borneo, the place the final rainforest nomads fight to outlive. figuring out the teachings of this trip may be our venture for the subsequent century. For in danger is the human legacy - an enormous archive of information and services, a listing of the mind's eye. Rediscovering a brand new appreciation for the variety of the human spirit, as expressed through tradition, is without doubt one of the primary demanding situations of our time.

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Ethnicity and Ethnic Conflict in the Post-Communist World

Ethnic and nationwide conflicts were an unforeseen and significant resource of difficulties in lots of elements of the realm lately. Nowhere extra so than within the previously communist international locations. This booklet offers a readable advent to, and short analytical assurance of, all of the ethnic disputes of the Nineteen Nineties. complete justice is completed either to advanced present-day occasions and the deeper roots of ethnic clash. this can be by way of a evaluation and review of the most on hand causes. The e-book is needed examining for someone who desires to comprehend why the autumn of communism didn't introduce an period of goodwill among the international locations.

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