Making History

Pukapukan and Anthropological Constructions of Knowledge

Author: Robert Borofsky

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521396486

Category: Social Science

Page: 201

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The unravelling of an anthropological puzzle concerning a Polynesian island's social organization clarifies the strength and limitations of the anthropological approach to constructing knowledge.

Anthropological Conversations

Talking Culture across Disciplines

Author: Caroline B. Brettell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0759123837

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 4733


Brettell explores the cross-disciplinary exchanges, both past and present, which have engaged cultural anthropologists—and invites readers to continue the conversations.

Ways of Knowing

New Approaches in the Anthropology of Knowledge and Learning

Author: Mark Harris

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1789204151

Category: Social Science

Page: 354

View: 4559


That there are multiple ways of knowing the world has become a truism. What meaning is left in the sheer familiarity of the phrase? The essays here consider how humans come to know themselves and their worlds. Should anthropologists should seek complexity or simplicity in their analyses of other societies? By going beyond the notion that a way of knowing is a perspective on the world, this book explores paths to understanding, as people travel along them, craft their knowledge and shape experience. The topics examined here range from illness to ignorance, teaching undergraduates in Scotland to learning a Brazilian martial arts dance, Hegels concept of the dialectic to the poetry of a Swahili philosopher. A central concern is how anthropologists can know and write about the silent, theconcealed and theembodied.

Traditional Ecological Knowledge

Concepts and Cases

Author: Julian Inglis,International Program on Traditional Ecological Knowledge,International Development Research Centre (Canada)

Publisher: IDRC

ISBN: 0889366837

Category: Science

Page: 142

View: 9536


Traditional Ecological Knowledge: Concepts and cases

The Name of War

King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity

Author: Jill Lepore

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307488572

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 2991


Winner of the Bancroft Prize King Philip's War, the excruciating racial war—colonists against Indians—that erupted in New England in 1675, was, in proportion to population, the bloodiest in American history. Some even argued that the massacres and outrages on both sides were too horrific to "deserve the name of a war." The war's brutality compelled the colonists to defend themselves against accusations that they had become savages. But Jill Lepore makes clear that it was after the war—and because of it—that the boundaries between cultures, hitherto blurred, turned into rigid ones. King Philip's War became one of the most written-about wars in our history, and Lepore argues that the words strengthened and hardened feelings that, in turn, strengthened and hardened the enmity between Indians and Anglos. Telling the story of what may have been the bitterest of American conflicts, and its reverberations over the centuries, Lepore has enabled us to see how the ways in which we remember past events are as important in their effect on our history as were the events themselves. Winner of the the 1998 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award of the Phi Beta Kappa Society

Voice of the Past

Oral History

Author: Paul Thompson

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0192893173

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 9223


The author offers advice on designing an oral history project and discusses the reliability of oral evidence. This third edition considers the use of new technologies, including video, in the recording of historical information.

Anthropology and Archaeology

A Changing Relationship

Author: Chris Gosden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134716206

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 4540


Anthropolgy and Archaeology provides a valuable and much-needed introduction to the theories and methods of these two inter-related subjects. This volume covers the historical relationship and contemporary interests of archaeology and anthropology. It takes a broad historical approach, setting the early history of the disciplines with the colonial period during which the Europeans encountered and attempted to make sense of many other peoples. It shows how the subjects are linked through their interest in kinship, economics and symbolism, and discusses what each contribute to debates about gender, material culture and globalism in the post-colonial world.

Kwaio Religion

The Living and the Dead in a Solomon Island Society

Author: Roger M. Keesing

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231053419

Category: History

Page: 257

View: 9947


Keesing studies how the Kwaio have held on to their traditional ways despite 125 years of European colonialism and a militantly Christian national culture.