Critical Junctions

Anthropology and History Beyond the Cultural Turn

Author: Don Kalb,Herman Tak

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845450083

Category: History

Page: 185

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The 'cultural turn' has been a multifarious and pervasive phenomenon in Western universities and modes of social knowledge since the early 1980s. This work focuses on the conjunction of two disciplines where the analytic promises of humanist and social science approaches soon become obvious.

Beyond the Cultural Turn

New Directions in the Study of Society and Culture

Author: Victoria E. Bonnell,Lynn Avery Hunt,Richard Biernacki

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520216792

Category: Social Science

Page: 350

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A collection of engaging essays that look specifically at the effect of culturalism on history and sociology and propose new directions in the theory and practice of research.

Class, Contention, and a World in Motion

Author: Winnie Lem,Pauline Gardiner Barber

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845456863

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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"The authors challenge currently dominant approaches to migration, and offer important ways to move between the individual experience and the structure of the world system."---Alan Smart, University of Calgary --

Work and Livelihoods

History, Ethnography and Models in Times of Crisis

Author: Susana Narotzky,Victoria Goddard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317602439

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Winner of the Society for the Anthropology of Work book prize 2017 This volume presents a global range of ethnographic case studies to explore the ways in which - in the context of the restructuring of industrial work, the ongoing financial crisis, and the surge in unemployment and precarious employment - local and global actors engage with complex social processes and devise ideological, political, and economic responses to them. It shows how the reorganization and re-signification of work, notably shifts in the perception and valorization of work, affect domestic and community arrangements and shape the conditions of life of workers and their families.

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

Author: Bradley A. Levinson,Mica Pollock

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444396706

Category: Social Science

Page: 529

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A Companion to the Anthropology of Education presents a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the field, exploring the social and cultural dimension of educational processes in both formal and nonformal settings. Explores theoretical and applied approaches to cultural practice in a diverse range of educational settings around the world, in both formal and non-formal contexts Includes contributions by leading educational anthropologists Integrates work from and on many different national systems of scholarship, including China, the United States, Africa, the Middle East, Colombia, Mexico, India, the United Kingdom, and Denmark Examines the consequences of history, cultural diversity, language policies, governmental mandates, inequality, and literacy for everyday educational processes

Democracy at Large

NGOs, Political Foundations, Think Tanks and International Organizations

Author: B. Petric

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137032766

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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An analysis of the transnationalization of politics in several societies concerned by programs of democracy promotion, the contributors to this book seek to understand how these new global norms and programs create forms of appropriation and resistance at the local level.

Expanding Class

Power and Everyday Politics in Industrial Communities, The Netherlands, 1850-1950

Author: Don Kalb

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822320227

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 339

View: 7418


A unique study of economic change, class and social experience in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in the industrial Netherlands.