Getting to Know Waiwai

An Amazonian Ethnography

Author: Alan Campbell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134801041

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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Living with the Wayapi, and their charismatic leader Waiwai, is a serious adventure. It is demanding, and can turn dangerous in a moment. The environment is a difficult one, but beautiful and baffling in its richness. And the job of learning about the people is like a journey without end. Alan Campbell tells the story of these people, and of the time he spent with them, in an imaginative, beautifully written account which looks back from a century into the future to relate a way of life that is being destroyed. In doing so, he addresses important and complex issues in current anthroplogical theory in a way which makes them accessible without sacrificing any of their subtlety.
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Scoping the Amazon

Image, Icon, and Ethnography

Author: Stephen Nugent

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315420406

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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The Amazon Indian is an icon that straddles the world between the professional anthropologist and the popular media. Presented alternately as the noble primitive, the savior of the environment, and as a savage, dissolute, cannibalistic half-human, it is an image well worth examining. Stephen Nugent does just that, critiquing the claims of authoritativeness inherent in visual images presented by anthropologists of Amazon life in the early 20th century and comparing them with the images found in popular books, movies, and posters. The book depicts the field of anthropology as its own form of culture industry and contrasts it to other similar industries, past and present. For visual anthropologists, ethnographers, Amazon specialists, and popular culture researchers, Nugent's book will be enlightening, entertaining reading.
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Ethnography in Education

Author: David Mills,Missy Morton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446291804

Category: Education

Page: 200

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'Written in a clear, accessible style, this inspirational book is both a practical guide and a survey of the different ways of doing ethnography. Drawing on wide-ranging examples and using classic and contemporary ethnographies, the authors demonstrate the importance of developing an ethnographic sensibility. A most valuable resource' - Cris Shore, University of Auckland Ethnography in Education is an accessible guidebook to the different approaches taken by ethnographers studying education. Drawing on their own experience of teaching and using these methods, the authors help you cultivate an 'ethnographic imagination' in your own research and writing. With extended examples of ethnographic analysis, the book will introduce you to: - ethnographic 'classics' - the best existing textbooks - debates about new approaches and innovations. This book is ideal for postgraduate students in Education and related disciplines seeking to use an ethnographic approach in their Masters and Doctoral theses. David Mills is a University Lecturer in Education, University of Oxford. Missy Morton is Associate Professor and Head of School of Educational Studies and Leadership, College of Education, University of Canterbury Research Methods in Education series: Each book in this series maps the territory of a key research approach or topic in order to help readers progress from beginner to advanced researcher. Each book aims to provide a definitive, market-leading overview and to present a blend of theory and practice with a critical edge. All titles in the series are written for Master's-level students anywhere and are intended to be useful to the many diverse constituencies interested in research on education and related areas. Other books in the series: - Using Case Study in Education Research, Hamilton and Corbett-Whittier - Qualitative Research in Education, Atkins and Wallace - Action Research in Education, McAteer For more about the series and additional resources visit the BERA/SAGE series page here.
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A Handbook of Economic Anthropology

Author: James G. Carrier

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 584

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'This excellent overview would serve as an excellent text for advanced undergraduate and graduate-level classroom use. . . Because of the clarity, conciseness, and accessibility of the writing, the chapters in this volume likely will be often cited and recommended to those who want the alternative and frequently culturally comparative perspective on economic topics that anthropology provides. Highly recommended. All academic levels/libraries.' - K.F. Rambo, Choice for more than a century, anthropologists have studied the economic lives and institutions of people around the world. the results of their research and reflection on economy have generally stayed within the discipline and have not been available in an accessible form to a broader readership. This major reference book is intended to correct this.
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The Rough Guide to Brazil

Author: David Cleary

Publisher: Rough Guides Limited

ISBN: 9781843536598

Category: Travel

Page: 887

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Totally redesigned to mark their twentieth anniversary, these acclaimed travel guides feature a dramatic full-color section at the front, new design elements to make them easier to use, up-to-date information on restaurants and accommodations, meticulously detailed maps, transportation tips, and discussions on geography, natural wonders, landmarks, itineraries, cultural facts, and other valuable tips for travelers.
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The rough guide

Brazil

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

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Qualitative Researching with Text, Image and Sound

A Practical Handbook for Social Research

Author: Martin W Bauer,George Gaskell

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 9780761964803

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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`This excellent text will introduce advanced students - and remind senior researchers - of the availability of a broad range of techniques available for the systematic analysis of social data that is not numeric. It makes the key point that neither quantitative nor qualitative methods are interpretive and at the same time demonstrates once and for all that neither a constructivist perspective nor a qualitative approach needs to imply abandonment of rigor. That the chapters are written by different authors makes possible a depth of expertise within each that is unusually strong' - Susanna Hornig Priest, Texas A&M University; Author of `Doing Media Research' Qualitative Researching with Text, Image and Sound off
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The human potential for peace

an anthropological challenge to assumptions about war and violence

Author: Douglas P. Fry

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195181777

Category: History

Page: 366

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In The Human Potential for Peace: An Anthropological Challenge to Assumptions about War and Violence, renowned anthropologist Douglas P. Fry shows how anthropology--with its expansive time frame and comparative orientation--can provide unique insights into the nature of war and the potential for peace. Challenging the traditional view that humans are by nature primarily violent and warlike, Professor Fry argues that along with the capacity for aggression humans also possess a strong ability to prevent, limit, and resolve conflicts without violence. Raising philosophy of science issues, the author shows that cultural beliefs asserting the inevitability of violence and war can bias our interpretations, affect our views of ourselves, and may even blind us to the possibility of achieving security without war. Fry draws on data from cultural anthropology, archaeology, and sociology as well as from behavioral ecology and evolutionary biology to construct a biosocial argument that challenges a host of commonly held assumptions. The Human Potential for Peace includes ethnographic examples from around the globe, findings from Fry's research among the Zapotec of Mexico, and results of cross-cultural studies on warfare. In showing that conflict resolution exists across cultures and by documenting the existence of numerous peaceful societies, it demonstrates that dealing with conflict without violence is not merely a utopian dream. The book also explores several highly publicized and interesting controversies, including Freeman's critique of Margaret Mead's writings on Samoan warfare; Napoleon Chagnon's claims about the YanomamA; and ongoing evolutionary debates about whether "hunter-gatherers" are peaceful or warlike. The Human Potential for Peace is ideal for undergraduate courses in political and legal anthropology, the anthropology of peace and conflict, peace studies, political sociology, and the sociology of war and violence. Written in an informal style with numerous entertaining examples, the book is also readily accessible to general readers.
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Folk

dansk etnografisk tidsskrift

Author: Johannes Nicolaisen,Jens Yde

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ethnology

Page: N.A

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Analyzing Social Space

Interpreting Spatial Patterning at Archaeological Sites Using Ethnoarchaeological Data

Author: Marjorie A. W. Heyman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Dwellings, Prehistoric

Page: 472

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At the Risk of Being Heard

Identity, Indigenous Rights, and Postcolonial States

Author: Bartholomew Dean

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 355

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An analysis of indigenous rights and the challenges confronting indigenous peoples in the twenty-first century
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The Pickering Manuscript

Author: William Blake

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9781419177361

Category: Poetry

Page: 48

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Her Fairy skipp'd out and her Fairy skipp'd in; He laugh'd at the Devil, saying Love is a sin.' The Devil he raged, and the Devil he was wroth, And the Devil enter'd into the young man's broth.
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Identity and ritual in a Japanese diving village

the making and becoming of person and place

Author: Dolores P. Martinez

Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr

ISBN: 9780824826703

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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Through her detailed description of a particular place (Kuzaki-cho) at a particular moment in time (the 1980s), D.P. Martinez addresses a variety of issues currently at the fore in the anthropology of Japan: the construction of identity, both for a place and its people; the importance of ritual in a country that describes itself as nonreligious; and the relationship between men and women in a society where gender divisions are still very much in place. Kuzaki is, for the anthropologist, both a microcosm of modernity and an attempt to bring the past into the present. But it must also be understood as a place all of its own. In the 1980s it was one of the few villages where female divers (ama) still collected abalone and other shellfish and where some of its inhabitants continued to make a living as fishermen. Kuzaki was also a kambe, or sacred guild, of Ise Shrine, the most important Shinto shrine in modern Japan--home to Amaterasu, the sun goddess. Kuzaki's rituals affirmed a national identity inan era when attitudes to modernity and Japaneseness were being challenged by globalization. Martinez enhances her fascinating ethnographic description of a single diving village with a critique of the way in which the anthropology of Japan has developed. The result is a sophisticated investigation by a senior scholar of Japanese studies that, while firmly grounded in empirical data, calls on anthropological theory to construct another means of understanding Japan--both as a society in which the collective is important and as a place where individual ambitions and desires can be expressed.
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Yumtzilob

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: America

Page: N.A

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