Markt, Kultur und Gesellschaft

zur Aktualität von 25 Jahren Entwicklungsforschung ; Festschrift zum 65. Geburtstag von Hans-Dieter Evers

Author: Heiko Schrader,Markus Kaiser,Rüdiger Korff

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825852917

Category: Economic development

Page: 251

View: 9089


Colonialism and Change

Essays presented to Lucy Mair

Author: Maxwell Owusu

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110812630

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 791


Anthropology in Use

A Bibliographic Chronology of the Development of Applied Anthropology

Author: John Van Willigen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780913178669

Category: Reference

Page: 150

View: 5929

First Published in 1980. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Applied Anthropology in Australasia

Author: Sandy Toussaint,Jim Taylor

Publisher: Uwa Pub

ISBN: 9781876268282

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 821

Intended for students of anthropology, consultants, academics and applied anthropologists, this text examines issues such as the importance of cultural analysis, representation, ethics, advocacy, reflexivity, the limitations and advantages of short-term and long-term research, and the relationship between pure and applied anthropology.

Leadership and Change in the Western Pacific

Essays Presented to Sir Raymond Firth on the Occasion of His Ninetieth Birthday

Author: Raymond Firth,Richard Feinberg,Karen Ann Watson-Gegeo

Publisher: Berg Publishers


Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 2397

An ethnographic exploration of the rise of new forms of leadership at community and national levels with islanders are synthesising traditional and Western models.

Crisis in anthropology

view from Spring Hill, 1980

Author: Edward Adamson Hoebel,Richard L. Currier,Susan Kaiser

Publisher: Scholarly Title


Category: Social Science

Page: 546

View: 2625


Community in the Balance

Morality and Social Change in an Indonesian Society

Author: James Hagen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317262190

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 5507

Community in the Balance presents a fresh perspective on some classic social science issues. It examines the conflicts and tensions that permeate day-to-day interactions of a people in a remote region of the eastern Indonesian province of Maluku. The Maneo openly tout the pleasures of living alone in the forests of Seram away from the demands of kith and kin and the scrutiny that comes from life in villages in close proximity. The option is real. Yet while the incessant social demands and low-level enmities they attribute to village life are also felt, most acutely in the peril of sorcery, the accounts of strife are exaggerated to help establish the mutuality of the terms on which people do associate-as a collective sacrifice and virtue. Drawing on Aristotelian ideas of morality and exploring the modalities of recognition, desire, and displacement, the book focuses on the strategies of negotiation and obfuscation Maneo employ to foster community life. As volition is central to moral practice, the book's analysis of the subsequent religious conflagration that swept the province between 1999 and 2002 illuminates how fears and rumors of attack narrowed options that might otherwise have enabled enough people to opt out, condemn the violence, and perhaps contain it.

Living with Separation in China

Anthropological Accounts

Author: Charles Stafford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134404018

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 7537

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Tikopia Ritual and Belief (Routledge Revivals)

Author: Raymond Firth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136505431

Category: Social Science

Page: 372

View: 6257

First published in 1967, this book gives some of the fruits of the author's study of Tikopia ways of thought as the result of three field expeditions. Most Polynesians became Christians more than a century ago but Tikopia had a substantial pagan population until quite recent years. This book of essays describes rites and beliefs of a people who still maintained their traditional institutions remote from civilization. Studies of totemism, of magic and of beliefs in the fate of the soul in the afterworld, not only throw new light on Polynesian attitudes but also contribute some novel ideas to the interpretation of standard theoretical problems in social anthropology. Studies of rumour, suicide, and a new essay on spirit mediumship, also provide links between social anthropology and psychology. A general review based on the author's visit in 1966 describes the modern position after the adoption of Christianity.

Anthropology and Archaeology

A Changing Relationship

Author: Chris Gosden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134716206

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Anthropolgy and Archaeology provides a valuable and much-needed introduction to the theories and methods of these two inter-related subjects. This volume covers the historical relationship and contemporary interests of archaeology and anthropology. It takes a broad historical approach, setting the early history of the disciplines with the colonial period during which the Europeans encountered and attempted to make sense of many other peoples. It shows how the subjects are linked through their interest in kinship, economics and symbolism, and discusses what each contribute to debates about gender, material culture and globalism in the post-colonial world.

Government and Rural Development in East Africa

Essays on Political Penetration

Author: L. Cliffe,J.S. Coleman,M.R. Doornbos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401010307

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

View: 1551

The gestation period of this collection has been lengthy even by academic stan dards. Some of our long-suffering contributors prepared their original drafts for a workshop held in Nairobi in 1967, and although they have all up-dated their contributions they are still essentially reporting on research conducted in the late 1960s. However, we feel that their various findings and analyses of the issues they respectively treat have a continuing validity in our comprehension of the problem of rural development. Other contributions reporting on more recent work have been incorporated at different times since, most of them not commissioned especially for this symposium but all adding something to our understanding of the problem. The slow accumulation of material which makes up this fmal collection parallels an evolution in our own collective thinking, if indeed not that of most students of 'development' over the past decade. The progression has not been towards fmal clarification of the complex and changing East African realities, nor towards formulation of an accepted model for their analysis; rather, it has been marked by the questioning of the initial, somewhat simplistic assumptions with which some of us started out and a continuing debate and widening polar ization of views about the significance of that process of government 'pene tration' of the rural areas which is our focus, about the positive or negative value of 'development' policies in East Africa and, indeed, about the appropri ate theoretical approaches to the study of 'development' in general.

Essays on Social Organization and Values

Author: Raymond Firth,London School of Economics and Political Science

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 9780485196283

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

View: 8671

In this volume Professor Firth has brought together and commented upon a number of his papers on anthropological subjects published over the last thirty years. All these essays relate in different ways to his continuing interest in the study of social process, especially in the significance within a social context of individual choice and decision. Although some specialist studies are included, e.g. the group of papers dealing with the Polynesian island of Tikopia, the main themes of the book are broad ones and there are important general essays on such topics as social change; social structure and organization; modern society in relation to scientific and technological progress; and the study of values, mysticism, and religion by anthropologists. There is also a hitherto unpublished chapter on anthropology as a developing science.