Rock Art

A Vision of a Vanishing Cultural Landscape

Author: Jonathan Bailey

Publisher: Johnson Books

ISBN: 9781555664763

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Page: 192

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Memories are the invisible threads connecting us with our past. From the moment a child is born to the reflections of deep history carved on canyon walls, memories describe the aspects of our lives that otherwise defy explanation--an intangible whisper of awareness written on the lips of time. The history of the American Southwest is vividly painted and pecked with memories, with stories, and with narratives of people and place, odysseys carved into tortuous landscapes of heartbreaking beauty and heat-pressed geometry. This history, in the form of rock art, allows us to see, feel, and experience these threads of memory, binding us ever closer to the past and our place in this landscape.
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Of the Past, for the Future

Integrating Archaeology and Conservation, Proceedings of the Conservation Theme at the 5th World Archaeological Congress, Washington, D.C., 22–26 June 2003

Author: Neville Agnew,Janet Bridgland

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892368268

Category: Art

Page: 336

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Conservation is a core value for most archaeological societies. It is highlighted in their codes of ethics, statements of mission, and governance. In recognition of this, the World Archaeological Congress, with the Getty Conservation Institute and a consortium of other conservation organizations, brought together scholars working throughout the globe to discuss vital issues that affect archaeological heritage today. This volume presents the proceedings of the Conservation Theme at the Congress, held in Washington, D.C., June 22–26, 2003. Among the topics discussed are: Innovative Approaches to Policy and Management of Archaeological Sites; Finding Common Ground: The Role of Stakeholders in Decision Making; Archaeology and Tourism: A Viable Partnership?; Preserving the Cultural Heritage of Iraq and Afghanistan; Archaeology and Conservation in China Today; and Managing Archaeological Sites and Rock Art Sites in Southern Africa. These proceedings should do much to promote and strengthen the relationship between the disciplines of conservation and archaeology.
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Cultural Anthropology: The Human Challenge

Author: William A. Haviland,Harald E. L. Prins,Bunny McBride,Dana Walrath

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111790426

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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Offering compelling photos, engaging examples, and select studies by anthropologists in a variety of locations around the globe, this streamlined, market-leading text presents cultural anthropology in vivid, accessible terms showing students how the field is relevant to understanding the complex world around them. The authors present the fundamental concepts from a holistic perspective using three unifying themes to frame the text: 1) the varied ways humans face the challenges of existence, 2) the connections between culture and biology in shaping human beliefs and behavior, and 3) the impact of globalization on peoples and cultures around the world. They also integrate coverage of race, class, gender, and ethnicity throughout the text, and in this edition, they have expanded the popular Globalscape feature to get students thinking about the consequences of globalization and (sometimes) their own behavior. Furthermore, the text's strong supplements program provides instructors and students with a wealth of resources designed to enhance the teaching and learning experience. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Anthropology: The Human Challenge

Author: William A. Haviland,Harald E. L. Prins,Walrath,Bunny McBride

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495810843

Category: Social Science

Page: 784

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The well-known team of Haviland, Prins, Walrath, and McBride continue to provide students with a vivid, thought-provoking edition of ANTHROPOLOGY that emphasizes the interconnections of the world's cultures and the relevance of the field of anthropology in their own lives. Known for its holistic, integrated approached to the four fields of anthropology, the book's rich visual program and cohesive framework enable students to more easily understand the impact of biology and culture in shaping behaviors and beliefs, and gain real insight into the usefulness of anthropology for living and working in the globalized world of the 21st century. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology

Author: Jaan Valsiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199366225

Category: Psychology

Page: 1136

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The goal of cultural psychology is to explain the ways in which human cultural constructions -- for example, rituals, stereotypes, and meanings -- organize and direct human acting, feeling, and thinking in different social contexts. A rapidly growing, international field of scholarship, cultural psychology is ready for an interdisciplinary, primary resource. Linking psychology, anthropology, sociology, archaeology, and history, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the quintessential volume that unites the variable perspectives from these disciplines. Comprised of over fifty contributed chapters, this book provides a necessary, comprehensive overview of contemporary cultural psychology. Bridging psychological, sociological, and anthropological perspectives, one will find in this handbook: - A concise history of psychology that includes valuable resources for innovation in psychology in general and cultural psychology in particular - Interdisciplinary chapters including insights into cultural anthropology, cross-cultural psychology, culture and conceptions of the self, and semiotics and cultural connections - Close, conceptual links with contemporary biological sciences, especially developmental biology, and with other social sciences - A section detailing potential methodological innovations for cultural psychology By comparing cultures and the (often differing) human psychological functions occuring within them, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the ideal resource for making sense of complex and varied human phenomena.
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Sahara

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Africa, North

Page: N.A

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The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 21: Art and Architecture

Author: Judith H. Bonner,Estill Curtis Pennington

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807869945

Category: Reference

Page: 544

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From the Potomac to the Gulf, artists were creating in the South even before it was recognized as a region. The South has contributed to America's cultural heritage with works as diverse as Benjamin Henry Latrobe's architectural plans for the nation's Capitol, the wares of the Newcomb Pottery, and Richard Clague's tonalist Louisiana bayou scenes. This comprehensive volume shows how, through the decades and centuries, the art of the South expanded from mimetic portraiture to sophisticated responses to national and international movements. The essays treat historic and current trends in the visual arts and architecture, major collections and institutions, and biographies of artists themselves. As leading experts on the region's artists and their work, editors Judith H. Bonner and Estill Curtis Pennington frame the volume's contributions with insightful overview essays on the visual arts and architecture in the American South.
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China, its history and culture

Author: William Scott Morton

Publisher: McGraw-Hill, 1982

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 276

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""A wonderful job! So lucid, beautfully written, with great range and insight. This will set a new standard for short general histories of China."" "--Michael Gasster, professor emeritus of history at Rutgers University" Newly updated and revised, China: Its History and Culture, Fourth Edition, incorporates the crucial social and economic changes that have taken place in China over the last decade. Through rich detail and engaging illustrations, the book traces China's history from Neolithic times to the present day.
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China: Its History and Culture

Author: W. Scott Morton,Charlton M. Lewis

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071412794

Category: History

Page: 368

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“A wonderful job! So lucid, beautfully written, with great range and insight. This will set a new standard for short general histories of China.” —Michael Gasster, professor emeritus of history at Rutgers University Newly updated and revised, China: Its History and Culture, Fourth Edition, incorporates the crucial social and economic changes that have taken place in China over the last decade. Through rich detail and engaging illustrations, the book traces China’s history from Neolithic times to the present day.
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Afrikanische Felsenbilder

Malereien und Gravuren auf Stein

Author: David Coulson,Alec Campbell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783817025480

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Page: 256

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China

Its History and Culture

Author: William Scott Morton

Publisher: Schaum's Outline Series

ISBN: N.A

Category: China

Page: 324

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A concise, illustrated survey of Chinese religion, philosophy, art, dynastic courts, militarism, and agriculture from ancient times to the present also considers those aspects of Chinese culture transformed by the Revolution of 1949.
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Artscanada

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Art

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Spirit & vision

aboriginal art ; 02.04. - 29.08.2004, Sammlung Essl, Kunst der Gegenwart

Author: Gabriele Bösch,Sini Zein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aboriginal Australians

Page: 267

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Sycamore Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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Aus der nahen Ferne

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455851169

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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"Manchmal ist der Schlüssel lange vor dem Schloss da. Manchmal fällt einem eine Geschichte in den Schoß. Einmal fielen fünfzig Kilo Aprikosen in meinen ..." Als ihre Mutter sich nicht länger um den Aprikosenbaum in ihrem Garten kümmern kann, fällt Rebecca Solnit die Ernte zu - und ein Jahr des Abschieds und des Neuanfangs beginnt: Ihre Mutter bekommt Alzheimer, sie selbst Brustkrebs, ihre Beziehung endet. Und während sie zurückblickt auf dieses Jahr der Aprikosen und der Notfälle, fasst Solnit die Erzählfäden ihres Lebens zusammen - denn es ist das Erzählen, das den Menschen ausmacht, ihn vor dem Vergessen schützt.
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New Art Examiner

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art, Modern

Page: N.A

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The independent voice of the visual arts.
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North Dakota History

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Indians of North America

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Time

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Publisher: N.A

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Über Fotografie

Author: Susan Sontag

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446202528

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Page: 185

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