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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The rough guide

Brazil

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Publisher: N.A

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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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Land of the Lost

Exploring the Vanished Townships of the North-East of Scotland

Author: Robert Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780859764773

Category: Extinct cities

Page: 149

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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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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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Folk

dansk etnografisk tidsskrift

Author: Johannes Nicolaisen,Jens Yde

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ethnology

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Yumtzilob

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: America

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Beyond the Green Myth

Hunter-gatherers of Borneo in the Twenty-first Century

Author: Peter G. Sercombe,Bernard Sellato

Publisher: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 384

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This is the first comprehensive picture of the nomadic and formerly nomadic hunting-gathering groups of the Borneo tropical rain forest, totaling about 20,000 people.
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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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Sacred Mound, Holy Rings

Silbury Hill and the West Kennet Palisade Enclosures : a Later Neolithic Complex in North Wiltshire

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 176

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This report gives a full account of: the excavation of Silbury Hill in the late 1960s; environmental evidence from the tunnel and the ditch section; the cuttings on top of the mound; and the radiocarbon dates. Enclosures at nearby West Kennet, first seen from the air in 1950, have been the subject of research excavations since 1987. One is a nearly circular double enclosure that straddles the present Kennet, the other is a larger ellipitical enclosure. The character of the palisades, their construction, the finds and the radiocarbon dates are fully reported here. There is a discussion of the interpretation of the two monuments and of their relation to each other and to the other features of the neolithic landscape - the Sanctuary, the West Kennet Avenue and Avebury itself.
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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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Zygon

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion and science

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