Locating Bourdieu

Author: Deborah Reed-Danahay

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253217326

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Pierre Bourdieu (1930-2002) had an enormous influence on social and cultural thought in the second half of the 20th century, leaving a mark on fields as diverse as sociology, anthropology, critical theory, education, literary criticism, art history, and media studies. From his childhood in a rural French village, to his fieldwork in Algeria, to his ascension to the Chair of Sociology at the Collège de France, Bourdieu's life followed a trajectory both complex and contradictory. In this original and eloquent study, Deborah Reed-Danahay offers fresh insights on Bourdieu's work by drawing on the perspectives of ethnography and autobiography. Using Bourdieu's own reflections upon his life and career and considering the totality of his research and writing, this book locates Bourdieu within his French milieu and within the current state of discussion of Europe and its colonial legacy. Locating Bourdieu revisits major themes and concepts such as structure and practice, taste and distinction, habitus, social field, symbolic capital, and symbolic violence, adding new perspectives and discovering implications of Bourdieu's work for understanding emotion, social space, and personal narrative. The result is a work of impressive scholarship and intellectual creativity that will appeal to scholars, students, and non-specialists alike. New Anthropologies of Europe--Daphne Berdahl, Matti Bunzl, and Michael Herzfeld, editors
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Doing Anthropology in Consumer Research

Author: Patricia L Sunderland,Rita M Denny

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315430150

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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Doing Anthropology in Consumer Research is the essential guide to the theory and practice of conducting ethnographic research in consumer environments. Patricia Sunderland and Rita Denny argue that, while the recent explosion in the use of “ethnography” in the corporate world has provided unprecedented opportunities for anthropologists and other qualitative researchers, this popularization too often results in shallow understandings of culture, divorcing ethnography it from its foundations. In response, they reframe the field by re-attaching ethnography to theoretically robust and methodologically rigorous cultural analysis. The engrossing text draws on decades of the authors’ own eclectic research—from coffee in Bangkok and boredom in New Zealand to computing in the United States—using methodologies from focus groups and rapid appraisal to semiotics and visual ethnography. Five provocative forewords by leaders in consumer research further push the boundaries of the field and challenge the boundaries of academic and applied work. In addition to reorienting the field for academics and practitioners, this book is an ideal text for students, who are increasingly likely to both study and work in corporate environments.
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Identity, Diaspora and Return in American Literature

Author: Maria Antònia Oliver-Rotger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317818210

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

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This volume combines literary analysis and theoretical approaches to mobility, diasporic identities and the construction of space to explore the different ways in which the notion of return shapes contemporary ethnic writing such as fiction, ethnography, memoir, and film. Through a wide variety of ethnic experiences ranging from the Transatlantic, Asian American, Latino/a and Caribbean alongside their corresponding forms of displacement - political exile, war trauma, and economic migration - the essays in this collection connect the intimate experience of the returning subject to multiple locations, historical experiences, inter-subjective relations, and cultural interactions. They challenge the idea of the narrative of return as a journey back to the untouched roots and home that the ethnic subject left behind. Their diacritical approach combines, on the one hand, a sensitivity to the context and structural elements of modern diaspora; and on the other, an analysis of the individual psychological processes inherent to the experience of displacement and return such as nostalgia, memory and belonging. In the narratives of return analyzed in this volume, space and identity are never static or easily definable; rather, they are in-process and subject to change as they are always entangled in the historical and inter-subjective relations ensuing from displacement and mobility. This book will interest students and scholars who wish to further explore the role of American literature within current debates on globalization, migration, and ethnicity.
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French XX Bibliography

A Bibliography for the Study of French Literature and Culture Since 1885

Author: William J. Thompson

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 9781575911151

Category: History

Page: 356

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The annual French XX Bibliography provides the most complete listing available of books, articles, and book reviews concerned with French literature since 1885. Unique in its scope, thoroughness, and reliability of information, it has become an essential reference source in the study of modern French literature and culture. The bibliography is divided into three major divisions: general studies, author subjects (arranged alphabetically), and cinema. Number 58 in the series contains nearly 8,800 entries.
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Du nègre Bambara au Négropolitain

les littératures africaines en contexte transculturel

Author: Université de Metz. Centre de recherches "Écritures".

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 331

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Colonial memory and postcolonial Europe

Maltese settlers in Algeria and France

Author: Andrea L. Smith

Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780253347626

Category: History

Page: 269

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"[I]ntersects with very active areas of research in history and anthropology, and links these domains of inquiry spanning Europe and North Africa in a creative and innovative fashion." -- Douglas Holmes, Binghamton UniversityMaltese settlers in colonial Algeria had never lived in France, but as French citizens were abruptly "repatriated" there after Algerian independence in 1962. In France today, these pieds-noirs are often associated with "Mediterranean" qualities, the persisting tensions surrounding the French-Algerian War, and far-right, anti-immigrant politics. Through their social clubs, they have forged an identity in which Malta, not Algeria, is the unifying ancestral homeland. Andrea L. Smith uses history and ethnography to argue that scholars have failed to account for the effect of colonialism on Europe itself. She explores nostalgia and collective memory; the settlers' liminal position in the colony as subalterns and colonists; and selective forgetting, in which Malta replaces Algeria, the "true" homeland, which is now inaccessible, fraught with guilt and contradiction. The study provides insight into race, ethnicity, and nationalism in Europe as well as cultural context for understanding political trends in contemporary France.
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Women's Health in Post-Soviet Russia

The Politics of Intervention

Author: Michele R. Rivkin-Fish

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780253345806

Category: History

Page: 253

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"An unparalleled study of a transforming and privatizing Russian health care system, of the promises and perils of prescriptive programs for change, that points to the areas that need change in the change-makers themselves.... part of a larger story about the inherent dangers of current neoliberal economic transformations of fragile post-socialist social welfare arrangements.... "Rivkin-Fish takes the reader into a new understanding of the fragile and tense relations between state and market transitions, and into the deep and largely silent struggle for gender and health equity in Russia." --Adriana Petryna, author of Life Exposed: Biological Citizens after Chernobyl In the first decade after the collapse of the Soviet Union, deteriorating public health indicators such as below-replacement fertility and high rates of sexually transmitted diseases, abortions, birth traumas, and maternal mortality raised acute anxieties about Russia's future. This study documents the efforts of global and local experts, and ordinary Russian women in St. Petersburg, to explain Russia's maternal health problems and devise reforms to solve them. Examining both official health projects and informal daily practices, Michele Rivkin-Fish draws ethnographic and theoretical insights about the contested processes of interpreting and managing neo-liberal transitions in Russia and explores the challenges of bringing anthropological insights to public health interventions for women's empowerment.
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Physical Anthropology, Race and Eugenics in Greece (1880s–1970s)

Author: Sevasti Trubeta

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004257675

Category: History

Page: 354

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This study explores the emergence and development of physical anthropology in the modern Greek state from the viewpoint of the proclaimed intention of its representatives to influence societal developments. This study is the first to subject racial and eugenic discourses in Greece to research.
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Die feinen Unterschiede

Kritik der gesellschaftlichen Urteilskraft

Author: Pierre Bourdieu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518576250

Category: Aesthetics, French

Page: 877

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Die Analyse des kulturellen Konsums ist für alle von Interesse, die geneigt sind, ihre eigenen, meist als selbstverständlich aufgefassten kulturellen Vorlieben und Praktiken zu prüfen. Der Reiz und das Verdienst des Buches liegen darin, dass der Autor immer im Kontakt zum konkreten Alltag bleibt. Die Lektüre der Feinen Unterschiede wird ein spannender Selbsterfahrungsprozess.
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Kulturelle Dynamik der Globalisierung

Ost- und Westeuropäische Transformationsprozesse aus sozialanthropologischer Perspektive

Author: Johanna Riegler

Publisher: Austrian Academy of Sciences

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 305

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What is actually meant by cultural dynamics? How can one study cultural processes of globalization? This volume provides contributions discussing both theoretical aspects and current empirical research from a socio-cultural perspective. German text.
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Annual Review of Anthropology

Author: William H. Durham,Jean Comaroff,Jane H. Hill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780824319342

Category: Social Science

Page: 786

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This extra-length 34th volume of the Annual Review of Anthropology has been reformatted so as to be easier to read (a two-column layout) and to allow for glossary terms, acronym spell-outs, and sidebars in the margins. Also new in terms of format are annotated references designed to draw attention to key works in a longer list. The Review contains
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Frei Von Herrschaft

Fragmente Einer Anarchistischen Anthropologie

Author: David Graeber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783779502081

Category: Anarchie

Page: 254

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Griechische Archaik

interne Entwicklungen, externe Impulse

Author: Robert Rollinger,Christoph Ulf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783050036816

Category: Civilization, Homeric

Page: 520

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Food in Film

A Culinary Performance of Communication

Author: Jane Ferry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317793900

Category: History

Page: 128

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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Shattering Frames

Transgressions and Transformations in Anthropological Discourse and Practice

Author: Klaus-Peter Köpping

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783496024972

Category: Anthropology

Page: 294

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A Companion to Folklore

Author: Regina F. Bendix,Galit Hasan-Rokem

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444354388

Category: Social Science

Page: 696

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A Companion to Folklore presents an original and comprehensive collection of essays from international experts in the field of folklore studies. Unprecedented in depth and scope, this state-of-the-art collection uniquely displays the vitality of folklore research across the globe. An unprecedented collection of original, state of the art essays on folklore authored by international experts Examines the practices and theoretical approaches developed to understand the phenomena of folklore Considers folklore in the context of multi-disciplinary topics that include poetics, performance, religious practice, myth, ritual and symbol, oral textuality, history, law, politics and power as well as the social base of folklore Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title
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Environment and Planning

Society & space

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology, Urban

Page: N.A

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International interdisciplinary journal discussing the relations between Society and Space. Space is broadly conceived: from landscapes of the body to global geographies; from cyberspace to old growth forests; as metaphorical and material; as theoretical construct and empirical fact. Covers both practical politics and the abstractions of social theory.
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