Cambridge Anthropology

Preliminary Notes

Author: Alan Macfarlane

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782389954

Category: Social Science

Page: 50

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There are very few inside accounts of academic departments, their history and ethnography. The Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge constitutes an appropriate case study to fill this gap. Having emerged from the work of figures such as Maine, Robertson Smith, Rivers and Haddon through to more recent international scholars such as Fortes, Leach, Goody, Gellner and Strathern, it is one of the oldest and most distinguished departments in the social sciences. It has trained many of the leading anthropologists working today, and many of its students are established in important positions around the world. It has added enormously to our understanding of the wider world through research in all continents and regions. Based on thirty-five years of participant-observation fieldwork in the Department from 1975-2009, as Lecturer, Reader and Professor, Alan Macfarlane gives a brief history and reflects on life in the department, including the physical space, clothing, conversation, meetings and micro-politics. He also describes some of the changes over fifty years of post-colonial adaptation. This small book is part of the celebration for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Faculty of Archaeology and Anthropology held in Cambridge in February 2015.
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NAPA Bulletin, Practicing Anthropology in a Postmodern World

Lessons And Insights From Federal Contract Research

Author: N.A

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444307142

Category: Social Science

Page: 92

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NAPA Bulletin is a peer reviewed occasional publication of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology, dedicated to the practical problem-solving and policy applications of anthropological knowledge and methods. peer reviewed publication of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology dedicated to the practical problem-solving and policy applications of anthropological knowledge and methods most editions available for course adoption
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Bewegliche Horizonte

Festschrift zum 60. Geburtstag von Bernhard Streck

Author: Katja Geisenhainer,Katharina Lange

Publisher: Leipziger Universitätsverlag

ISBN: 9783865830784

Category: Ethnology

Page: 609

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Wechselnde Blicke

Frauenforschung in internationaler Perspektive

Author: Ilse Lenz,Andrea Germer,Brigitte Hasenjürgen

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663118185

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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Marxist Analyses and Social Anthropology

Author: Maurice Bloch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136548726

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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Reflecting the first evaluation among British and American anthropologists of the relevance of Marxist theory for their discipline, the studies in this volume cover a wide geographical and social spectrum ranging from rural Indonesia, Imperial China, Highland Burma and the Abron kingdom of Gyaman. A critical survey assesses the value of some key ideas of Marx and Engels to social anthropology and places in historical perspective the changing attitudes of social anthropologists to the Marxist tradition. Originally published in 1975.
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Handbook of Psychological Anthropology

Author: Philip K. Bock

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313284335

Category: Psychology

Page: 404

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Overviews traditional approaches to psychological anthropology and summarizes current literature and research.
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Languages and the Military

Alliances, Occupation and Peace Building

Author: H. Footitt,M. Kelly

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137033088

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 249

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Through detailed case studies ranging from the 18th century until today,this book explores the role of foreign languages in military alliances, in occupation and in peace building. It brings together academic researchers and practitioners from the museum and interpreting worlds and the military.
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The Quest for the Origins of Vedic Culture

The Indo-Aryan Migration Debate

Author: Edwin Bryant

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199881332

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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Western scholars have argued that Indian civilization was the joint product of an invading Indo-European people--the "Indo-Aryans"--and indigenous non-Indo European peoples. Although Indian scholars reject this European reconstruction of their country's history, Western scholarship gives little heed to their argument. In this book, Edwin Bryant explores the nature and origins of this fascinating debate.
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Annual Review of Anthropology

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropology

Page: N.A

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Annual compilation of critical articles from all areas of the discipline of anthropology.
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Case Studies in Human Ecology

Author: Daniel G. Bates,Sarah H. Lees

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 147579584X

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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This volume was developed to meet a much noted need for accessible case study material for courses in human ecology, cultural ecology, cultural geography, and other subjects increasingly offered to fulfill renewed student and faculty interest in environmental issues. The case studies, all taken from the journal Human Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Jouma~ represent a broad cross-section of contemporary research. It is tempting but inaccurate to sug gest that these represent the "Best of Human Ecology." They were selected from among many outstanding possibilities because they worked well with the organization of the book which, in turn, reflects the way in which courses in human ecology are often organized. This book provides a useful sample of case studies in the application of the perspective of human ecology to a wide variety of problems in dif ferent regions of the world. University courses in human ecology typically begin with basic concepts pertaining to energy flow, feeding relations, ma terial cycles, population dynamics, and ecosystem properties, and then take up illustrative case studies of human-environmental interactions. These are usually discussed either along the lines of distinctive strategies of food pro curement (such as foraging or pastoralism) or as adaptations to specific habitat types or biomes (such as the circumpolar regions or arid lands).
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