Current Policies and Practices in European Social Anthropology Education

Author: Dorle Dracklé,Iain R. Edgar,Drackle Edgar

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571816924

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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As Europe becomes more integrated at the economic and political level, attempts are being made to harmonize education policies as well. This volume offers an important contribution in that the authors examine, for the first time,the politics and practices of social anthropology education across Europe. They look at a wide variety of current developments, including new teaching initiatives, the use of participatory teaching materials, film and video, fieldwork studies, applied anthropology, student perspectives, the educational role of museums, distance learning and the use of new technologies.
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Current Policies and Practices in European Social Anthropology Education

Author: Dorle Dracklé,Iain R. Edgar

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571815644

Category: Education

Page: 260

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As Europe becomes more integrated at the economic and political level, attempts are being made to harmonize education policies as well. This volume offers an important contribution in that the authors examine, for the first time, the politics and practices of social anthropology education across Europe. They look at a wide variety of current developments, including new teaching initiatives, the use of participatory teaching materials, film and video, fieldwork studies, applied anthropology, student perspectives, the educational role of museums, distance learning and the use of new technologies.
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Ethnographic Practice in the Present

Author: Marit Melhuus,Jon P. Mitchell,Helena Wulff

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845456160

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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In its assessment of the current "state of play" of ethnographic practice in social anthropology, this volume explores the challenges that changing social forms and changing understandings of "the field" pose to contemporary ethnographic methods. These challenges include the implications of the remarkable impact social anthropology is having on neighboring disciplines such as history, sociology, cultural studies, human geography and linguistics, as well as the potential 'costs' of this success for the discipline. Contributors also discuss how the ethnographic method is influenced by current institutional contexts and historical "traditions" across a range of settings. Here ethnography is featured less as a methodological "tool-box" or technique but rather as a subject on which to reflect.
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Encounters of Body and Soul in Contemporary Religious Practices

Anthropological Reflections

Author: Anna Fedele,Ruy Llera Blanes

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857452088

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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Social scientists and philosophers confronted with religious phenomena have always been challenged to find a proper way to describe the spiritual experiences of the social group they were studying. The influence of the Cartesian dualism of body and mind (or soul) led to a distinction between non-material, spiritual experiences (i.e., related to the soul) and physical, mechanical experiences (i.e., related to the body). However, recent developments in medical science on the one hand and challenges to universalist conceptions of belief and spirituality on the other have resulted in "body" and "soul" losing the reassuring solid contours they had in the past. Yet, in "Western culture," the body–soul duality is alive, not least in academic and media discourses. This volume pursues the ongoing debates and discusses the importance of the body and how it is perceived in contemporary religious faith: what happens when "body" and "soul" are un-separated entities? Is it possible, even for anthropologists and ethnographers, to escape from "natural dualism"? The contributors here present research in novel empirical contexts, the benefits and limits of the old dichotomy are discussed, and new theoretical strategies proposed.
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Folk

Author: Johannes Nicolaisen,Jens Yde

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ethnology

Page: N.A

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Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

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The Dream in Islam

From Qur'anic Tradition to Jihadist Inspiration

Author: Iain R. Edgar

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857452368

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

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The war in the Middle East is marked by a lack of cultural knowledge on the part of the western forces, and this book deals with another, widely ignored element of Islam—the role of dreams in everyday life. The practice of using night dreams to make important life decisions can be traced to Middle Eastern dream traditions and practices that preceded the emergence of Islam. In this study, the author explores some key aspects of Islamic dream theory and interpretation as well as the role and significance of night dreams for contemporary Muslims. In his analysis of the Islamic debates surrounding the role of “true” dreams in historical and contemporary Islamic prophecy, the author specifically addresses the significance of Al-Qaeda and Taliban dream practices and ideology. Dreams of “heaven,” for example, are often instrumental in determining Jihadist suicidal action, and “heavenly” dreams are also evidenced within other contemporary human conflicts such as Israel–Palestine and Kosovo–Serbia. By exploring patterns of dreams within this context, a cross-cultural, psychological, and experiential understanding of the role and significance of such contemporary critical political and personal imagery can be achieved.
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Graduate Studies 1986/87

The Guide to Postgraduate Study in the UK

Author: Careers Research and Advisory Centre (Cambridge, England)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780860218180

Category: Universities and colleges

Page: 971

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