La Zandunga

Of Fieldwork and Friendship in Southern Mexico

Author: Beverly Newbold Chiñas

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478608358

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

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One of the best accounts of how to become an anthropologist doing fieldwork! Students will enjoy this insightful portrayal of the pleasures and pitfalls that anthropologist Beverly Chias experienced while studying womens roles in the culture of the Isthmus Zapotec. The story of her long-term research, told here with honesty and grace, allows the reader to make several trips to the field in different roles: as graduate student gathering dissertation material, as young professional pursuing more sharply defined goals, and as mature researcher directing the work of assistants. The reader encounters Zapotec culture and people through the eyes of the questioning anthropologist-narrator, discovers the methods and techniques of anthropological investigation, and, instructed by the authors commitment to her Zapotec friends, learns how friendships may transcend cultural barriers. Includes eight-page color insert.

Multi-Sited Ethnography

Problems and Possibilities in the Translocation of Research Methods

Author: Simon Coleman,Pauline von Hellermann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136680136

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

View: 8237

Since the concept of 'multi-sited' approaches in ethnography developed over fifteen years ago, it has attracted a growing number of researchers across the social sciences. This volume examines the evolution of the concept as well as the problems and possibilities multi-sited approaches have presented to researchers.

So Far from Allah, So Close to Mexico

Middle Eastern Immigrants in Modern Mexico

Author: Theresa Alfaro-Velcamp

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292784317

Category: History

Page: 286

View: 6174

Middle Eastern immigration to Mexico is one of the intriguing, untold stories in the history of both regions. In So Far from Allah, So Close to Mexico, Theresa Alfaro-Velcamp presents the fascinating findings of her extensive fieldwork in Mexico as well as in Lebanon and Syria, which included comprehensive data collection from more than 8,000 original immigration cards as well as studies of decades of legal publications and the collection of historiographies from descendents of Middle Eastern immigrants living in Mexico today. Adding an important chapter to studies of the Arab diaspora, Alfaro-Velcamp's study shows that political instability in both Mexico and the Middle East kept many from fulfilling their dreams of returning to their countries of origin after realizing wealth in Mexico, in a few cases drawing on an imagined Phoenician past to create a class of economically powerful Lebanese Mexicans. She also explores the repercussions of xenophobia in Mexico, the effect of religious differences, and the impact of key events such as the Mexican Revolution. Challenging the post-revolutionary definitions of mexicanidad and exposing new aspects of the often contradictory attitudes of Mexicans toward foreigners, So Far from Allah, So Close to Mexico should spark timely dialogues regarding race and ethnicity, and the essence of Mexican citizenship.

Strange Reciprocity

Mainstreaming Women's Work in Tepoztlán in the "decade of the New Economy"

Author: Sidney S. Perutz

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739116289

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 263

View: 7529

Women of Tepoztlan were among the first New Spain labor forces to have their continuum of paid and unpaid work processes globally feminized. Focusing on the transformational 1990 to 2000 period, this book moves across time, space, and organizational changes to make explicit multitasking women's experiences of turning to their advantage development policies and practices systematically loaded against them from the outside in and the inside out."

The Winds of Ixtepeji

World View and Society in a Zapotec Town

Author: Michael Kearney

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478609230

Category: Social Science

Page: 139

View: 4952

This work offers an exploration into the worldview and social organization in a Zapotec town called Ixtepeji where people believe the world is threatening and filled with dangerous beings! Within the realm of cognitive anthropology, the author continually asks, "How do the people perceive their situation?" Through interview data and case histories the main topic unfolds of how Ixtepejanos perceive reality and how such perceptions affect, and in turn are affected by, the conduct of village life.


Land and the Zapatista Rebellion in Chiapas

Author: George Allen Collier,Elizabeth Lowery Quaratiello

Publisher: Food First Books

ISBN: 9780935028973

Category: History

Page: 281

View: 9240


A House of My Own

Social Organization in the Squatter Settlements of Lima, Peru

Author: Susan Lobo

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816507610

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

View: 5692

"A fairly comprehensive monograph, highly suitable for classroom use, that offers a wide range of information fit into traditional anthropological categories. . . . an interesting study of cultural integrity and pattern in a setting of what appears to be complex sociopolitical chaos." —American Anthropologist "Whether or not one accepts Susan Lobo's optimistic analysis, her ability to translate the apparent chaos of shanty-town lives into such neat patterns and to help outsiders view life as the inhabitants do are important contributions." —Inter-American Review of Bibliography "An extremely competent ethnography, simple and straightforward." —Anthropos "A pleasure to read, a mine of information which will be useful in teaching students to formulate their own hypotheses." —International Journal of Urban & Regional Research "Very well written and provides a great wealth of the liveliest sort of ethnographic detail." —Latin American Research Review "Lobo's study of two squatter settlements in Lima provides a solid, well-written, detailed, traditional ethnography of poor families in a Third World urban setting." —Hispanic American Historical Review "This well-written account . . . has a lot of heart and feeling for the human face of the urban poor." —International Migration Review

Yalálag is No Longer Just Yalálag

Circulating Conflict and Contesting Community in a Zapotec Transnational Circuit

Author: Lourdes Gutiérrez Nájera

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Reading National Geographic

Author: Catherine Lutz,Jane Lou Collins

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226497242

Category: Social Science

Page: 309

View: 9921

Discusses the ways that the magazine and its authors and editors have both passively and actively shaped American opinions of other cultures and caused us to reflect on our own culture.


Author: John N. Deely,Semiotic Society of America. Meeting,Prewitt, Terry J. (Terry James)

Publisher: Legas

ISBN: 9781894508544

Category: Semiotics

Page: 1

View: 3868


The Isthmus Zapotecs

A Matrifocal Culture of Mexico

Author: Beverly Chiñas

Publisher: Harcourt College Pub


Category: Psychology

Page: 133

View: 868

This case study has long been valued for its unique gender role model and its focus on the only matrifocal indigenous culture in Latin America. The new edition updates historical data and explores new case material on Zapotec attitudes toward gender variations.

Dancing Female

Author: Sharon E. Friedler,Susan B. Glazer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134397976

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

View: 9243

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Other fifty percent

multicultural perspectives on gender relations

Author: Mari Womack,Judith Martí

Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc


Category: Social Science

Page: 381

View: 6722

includes references


Student Field Guide and Workbook

Author: Frances F. Berdan,Edward A. Stark,Carey Van Loon

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130973603

Category: Social Science

Page: 80

View: 5366

HOW TO USE THIS FIELD GUIDE AND WORKBOOK This field guide is intended to assist you in negotiating your way through the EthnoQuest simulations. We recommend that you read through it before entering the village of Amopan, as it should greatly enrich your ethnographic experience. We have divided this guide into several chapters. This is what they offer you: Chapter 1 Theme: Introduction to the game Content: Your project, budget, schedule of research Chapter 2 Theme: Ethnographic background Content: Information on the environment, people, and village Chapter 3 Theme: How to play the game Content: How to proceed and what to expect; about language use Chapter 4 Theme: Reminders and hints Content: The meanings of icons, colors, and the plaza, and how to deal with dialogue, quizzes, fieldnotes and other such matters Chapter 5 Theme: How to get along in the field Content: Tips for taking fieldnotes and for a successful fieldwork experience; some useful Nahuatl expressions and terms Chapter 6 Theme: Extra tips on playing each simulation Content: Each of the ten simulations' special requirements and expectations Chapter 7 Theme: Background on ethnographic fieldwork Content: How to prepare wisely, gain entry, establish your role, select informants, collect meaningful information, and, in general, what to expect and how to cope The Field Guide concludes with a Glossary and a Bibliography. The glossary offers you a quick reference to essential but somewhat specialized terms that appear in this Field Guide and on the CD-ROM. In the manual, these terms will bein boldface type the first time they appear. Following the Glossary is a list of "Some Useful References," should you wish to continue to pursue the fieldwork enterprise or research on Mexican cultures. The final section consists of a Workbook. The Workbook includes material for you to complete as you undertake your assignments in Amopan. It also provides you with guidance, models, and examples to help you along. Finally, the Workbook contains a Field Notebook which you may use as you take notes.

The Mayan Factor

Path Beyond Technology

Author: José Argüelles

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1591439027

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 2354

Visionary historian Arguelles unravels the harmonic code of the ancient Maya providing valuable keys to understanding the next twenty years of human evolution.

Appalachian Valley

Author: George Leon Hicks

Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc

ISBN: 9780881336399

Category: History

Page: 118

View: 5115

This ethnography details the people of Little Laurel Valley of western North Carolina & takes the reader beyond the stereotypes & into the Appalachian folk culture.

The Cultural Experience

Ethnography in Complex Society, Second Edition

Author: David W. McCurdy,James P. Spradley,Dianna J. Shandy

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478609605

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

View: 6559

The Cultural Experience has helped generations of undergraduates discover the excitement of ethnographic research through participation in relatively familiar cultures in North American society. Grounded in the interviewing-based ethnographic technique known as ethnosemantics, the latest edition continues to treat ethnography as a discovery process. Students are taught how to set up an ethnographic field study, choose a microculture, and find and approach an informant, as well as how to ask ethnographic questions, record data, and organize and analyze what they have learned. Detailed instruction on how to write an ethnography is also provided. The guidelines are followed by ten short but substantive, well-written student ethnographies on such microcultures as exotic dancing, firefighting, pest extermination, and the work of midwives and police detectives. The Second Edition of this popular classroom volume includes boxed inserts that offer suggestions to aid in the research process, material on how to use observation and narratives with the ethnosemantic approach, an emphasis on how to find cultural themes and adaptive challenges by analyzing ethnographic field data, and extensive strategies for writing the final ethnographic paper. It also presents a comprehensive treatment of ethical responsibilities as well as a discussion of the significance of ethnographic research and its applications in the workplace.