La Zandunga

Of Fieldwork and Friendship in Southern Mexico

Author: Beverly Newbold Chiñas

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478608358

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

View: 6165

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.

Der Anerkennungskonflikt bei den drei Geschlechtern der Binnizá

eine ethnopsychoanalytische Studie

Author: Stefanie Graul

Publisher: Herbert Utz Verlag

ISBN: 3831646309


Page: 388

View: 1311

Bei den Binnizá, den isthmischen Zapoteken, handelt es sich um ein indigenes Volk im Süden Mexikos mit drei sozialen Geschlechtern – Frauen, Muxe’ und Männern. Sie sind eine moderne, urbane Kultur, die ihre eigenen auffallenden Traditionen bewahrt hat, was eine Reihe mythisierender Vorurteile generiert. Die Autorin dekonstruiert daher zunächst Genese und Funktion des Matriarchatsmythos. Dann geht sie auf die lebensgeschichtliche Entwicklung der spannungsreichen Beziehungen dieser drei Geschlechter anhand psychoanalytischer Intersubjektivitätstheorie ein. Das spezifische frühkindliche und ödipale Setting sowie eine informelle Initiation in der Adoleszenz, wie der Rapto – die manuelle Defloration der Braut – oder die sexuelle Initiation der Jungen durch Muxe’, werden erläutert. Denn neben Frauen und Männern bestimmen die Muxe’, effeminierte Männer, den sozialen Alltag; durch ihre Allianz mit den Müttern und erotischen Beziehungen zu den Männern beruhigen und befeuern sie die konfliktiven heterosexuellen Beziehungen der Binnizá zugleich. Ihre traditionelle Rolle sowie die hybridisierenden, durch westliche Gay-Bewegungen und Massenmedien ausgelösten Veränderungen werden in Folge dargestellt. Weiter wird die legendäre Figur des Taganero, der kulturelle Topos der weiblichen Verräterin, das erwachsene Beziehungsgeschehen sowie die opulente Festkultur einschließlich der handbestickten Tracht der Binnizá behandelt.

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: 2907

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: 9028

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.

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

View: 3158



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

Publisher: Legas

ISBN: 9781894508544

Category: Semiotics

Page: 1

View: 2008



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: 340

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 Other fifty percent

multicultural perspectives on gender relations

Author: Mari Womack,Judith Martí

Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc


Category: Social Science

Page: 381

View: 8009

includes references

Weg der Sehnsucht


Author: Lori Lansens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548261195


Page: 462

View: 8100


Die Schwabenkinder

die Geschichte des Kaspanaze ; Roman

Author: Elmar Bereuter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492240666


Page: 399

View: 3900

Bitterarm sind die Menschen im Bregenzerwald. Die unverschuldet in Not geratene Bauernfamilie Meser beschliesst, ihren neunjährigen Sohn Kaspanaze auf den Kindermarkt nach Ravensburg zu schicken, wo er von einem grausamen Bauern ersteigert wird. Doch schon bald erträgt er dieses leben nicht mehr und läuft davon. Eine abenteuerliche Flucht beginnt.

Völkerwanderungszeitliche "Blechfibeln"

Typologie, Chronologie, Interpretation

Author: Florian Gauß

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110216574

Category: History

Page: 610

View: 8123

Because of their chronology and geographical distribution, double-plate fibulas – pins for closing clothing – have long been regarded as a clear archaeological indicator for the Gothic migrations known from written sources. The present study undertakes a critical appraisal of previous interpretations of this central category of find from the Great Migration Period and their methodological bases. The subsequent systematic new analysis leads to a far more sophisticated view.

Armbanduhren, Chronometer

mechanische Präzisionsuhren und ihre Prüfung

Author: Fritz von Osterhausen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783766712295


Page: 212

View: 5251


Der Heilige

Historische Novelle

Author: Conrad Ferdinand Meyer

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3954550296

Category: Fiction

Page: 116

View: 6352

Der später heiliggesprochene Thomas Becket, Erzbischof von Canterbury und Lordkanzler des englischen Königs Heinrich II., ist eine der zentralen Figuren des englischen Mittelalters. Conrad Ferdinand Meyer schildert in seiner historisch-biografischen Novelle den Aufstieg dieser »rätselhaften Figur«, die den König zunächst im Kampf gegen die Geistlichkeit bedingungslos unterstützt, sich dann jedoch von Heinrich abwendet und für die Kirche und die unterdrückten Sachsen Partei ergreift. Empört über den Vertrauensbruch befiehlt Heinrich, Becket in aller Öffentlichkeit auf den Altarstufen der Kathedrale von Canterbury zu ermorden.

Spiegelbild im goldnen Auge

Author: Carson McCullers

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257602138

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 8093

Ein Militärcamp in einem trostlosen, verlassenen Südstaatennest, zwei Paare, die in ihrer monotonen Existenz gefangen sind und deren zwischenmenschliche Verstrickungen unausgesprochen bleiben. Jeden Abend sitzen der Major und seine kränkliche Frau beim Kartenspiel mit Hauptmann Penderton und dessen Frau Leonora, heimlich beobachtet vom Gefreiten Williams, der von der flamboyanten Frau Penderton magisch angezogen ist.