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: 6481

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: 564

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: 8658

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."

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: 8814

"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


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: 7665


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: 7121

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.

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: 4180


Memories of Revolt

The 1936–1939 Rebellion and the Palestinian National Past

Author: Ted Swedenburg

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 1557287635

Category: History

Page: 266

View: 9052

Memories of Revolt treats a subject that resonates with anyone who studies the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and particularly Palestinian nationalism.

Reading National Geographic

Author: Catherine Lutz,Jane Lou Collins

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226497242

Category: Social Science

Page: 309

View: 1152

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: 1478


The Isthmus Zapotecs

A Matrifocal Culture of Mexico

Author: Beverly Chiñas

Publisher: Harcourt College Pub


Category: Psychology

Page: 133

View: 4561

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.

Politics of Latin America

The Power Game

Author: Harry E. Vanden,Gary Prevost

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199340255

Category: Political Science

Page: 636

View: 7317

Now in its fifth edition, Politics of Latin America explores both the evolution and the current state of politics in Latin America. Distinguishing itself from more traditional works on the subject, this unique text demonstrates a nuanced sensitivity to the use and abuse of power and the importance of social conditions, gender, race, globalization, class, and political economy throughout Latin America. The first part of the text features thematic chapters that outline the region's geographic setting, history, economics, society, gender, race, and religion, setting the stage for a more detailed analysis of the politics, democratization, political culture, political movements, and revolution in Latin America, along with U.S.-Latin American relations. The second part of the book consists of carefully constructed case studies of ten representative Latin American nations: Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Cuba, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. Each case study traces the historical and political development of key actors and institutions, analyzing contemporary power configurations.

The Other fifty percent

multicultural perspectives on gender relations

Author: Mari Womack,Judith Martí

Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc


Category: Social Science

Page: 381

View: 5485

includes references

Endangered languages

Author: Robert Henry Robins,E. M. Uhlenbeck

Publisher: Berg Pub Ltd


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 273

View: 2959



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: 3110

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.

Appalachian Valley

Author: George Leon Hicks

Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc

ISBN: 9780881336399

Category: History

Page: 118

View: 4786

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