Monster Anthropology

Monster Anthropology

Monsters are culturally meaningful across the world. Starting from this key premise, this book tackles monsters in the context of social change.

Author: Yasmine Musharbash

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000185539

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Monsters are culturally meaningful across the world. Starting from this key premise, this book tackles monsters in the context of social change. Writing in a time of violent upheaval, when technological innovation brings forth new monsters while others perish as part of the widespread extinctions that signify the Anthropocene, contributors argue that putting monsters at the center of social analysis opens up new perspectives on change and social transformation. Through a series of ethnographically grounded analyses they capture monsters that herald, drive, experience, enjoy, and suffer the transformations of the worlds they beleaguer. Topics examined include the evil skulking new roads in Ancient Greece, terror in post-socialist Laos’s territorial cults, a horrific flying head that augurs catastrophe in the rain forest of Borneo, benign spirits that accompany people through the mist in Iceland, flesh-eating giants marching through neo-colonial central Australia, and ghosts lingering in Pacific villages in the aftermath of environmental disasters. By taking the proposition that monsters and the humans they haunt are intricately and intimately entangled seriously, this book offers unique, cross-cultural perspectives on how people perceive the world and their place within it. It also shows how these experiences of belonging are mediated by our relationships with the other-than-human.
Categories: Social Science

Monster Anthropology

Monster Anthropology

Author: Geir Henning Presterudstuen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350096271

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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Monsters are culturally meaningful across the world. Starting from this key premise, this book tackles monsters in the context of social change. Writing in a time of violent upheaval, when technological innovation brings forth new monsters while others perish as part of the widespread extinctions that signify the Anthropocene, contributors argue that putting monsters at the center of social analysis opens up new perspectives on change and social transformation. Through a series of ethnographically grounded analyses they capture monsters that herald, drive, experience, enjoy, and suffer the transformations of the worlds they beleaguer. Topics examined include the evil skulking new roads in Ancient Greece, terror in post-socialist Laos's territorial cults, a horrific flying head that augurs catastrophe in the rain forest of Borneo, benign spirits that accompany people through the mist in Iceland, flesh-eating giants marching through neo-colonial central Australia, and ghosts lingering in Pacific villages in the aftermath of environmental disasters. By taking the proposition that monsters and the humans they haunt are intricately and intimately entangled seriously, this book offers unique, cross-cultural perspectives on how people perceive the world and their place within it. It also shows how these experiences of belonging are mediated by our relationships with the other-than-human.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Monster Anthropology in Australasia and Beyond

Monster Anthropology in Australasia and Beyond

Monstersare bloodcurdlinglypotent ofmeaning andanthropology has engaged
with them since its inception.1Yet, and curiously, anthropology has
notsubstantially joined in with the burgeoning interdisciplinaryfield of monster
studies.

Author: Y. Musharbash

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137448651

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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Offering a dialogue between anthropology and literature, culture, and media, this book presents fine-grained ethnographic vignettes of monsters dwelling in the contemporary world. These monsters hail from Aboriginal Australia, the Pacific, Asia, and Europe, and their presence is inextricably intertwined with the lives of those they haunt.
Categories: Social Science

Monsters Monstrosities and the Monstrous in Culture and Society

Monsters  Monstrosities  and the Monstrous in Culture and Society

Keywords: Monsters; anthropology; technology; machines; cyborgs; robots;
techno-anthropology; negative anthropology; posthumanism; alterity; cyborgs
16.1 Introduction At first sight, monsters have little to do with technology. They are
 ...

Author: Diego Compagna

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781622738939

Category: Social Science

Page: 426

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Existing research on monsters acknowledges the deep impact monsters have especially on Politics, Gender, Life Sciences, Aesthetics and Philosophy. From Sigmund Freud’s essay ‘The Uncanny’ to Scott Poole’s ‘Monsters in America’, previous studies offer detailed insights about uncanny and immoral monsters. However, our anthology wants to overcome these restrictions by bringing together multidisciplinary authors with very different approaches to monsters and setting up variety and increasing diversification of thought as ‘guiding patterns’. Existing research hints that monsters are embedded in social and scientific exclusionary relationships but very seldom copes with them in detail. Erving Goffman’s doesn’t explicitly talk about monsters in his book ‘Stigma’, but his study is an exceptional case which shows that monsters are stigmatized by society because of their deviations from norms, but they can form groups with fellow monsters and develop techniques for handling their stigma. Our book is to be understood as a complement and a ‘further development’ of previous studies: The essays of our anthology pay attention to mechanisms of inequality and exclusion concerning specific historical and present monsters, based on their research materials within their specific frameworks, in order to ‘create’ engaging, constructive, critical and diverse approaches to monsters, even utopian visions of a future of societies shared by monsters. Our book proposes the usual view, that humans look in a horrified way at monsters, but adds that monsters can look in a critical and even likewise frightened way at the very societies which stigmatize them.
Categories: Social Science

The Palgrave Handbook to Horror Literature

The Palgrave Handbook to Horror Literature

The influx of global horror projected onto Indigenous mythological creatures is a
central focus of the critical text Monster Anthropology, which creates monster
theory out of Aboriginal horror figures. Thus, its editors, Yasmine Musharbash
and ...

Author: Kevin Corstorphine

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319974064

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 534

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This handbook examines the use of horror in storytelling, from oral traditions through folklore and fairy tales to contemporary horror fiction. Divided into sections that explore the origins and evolution of horror fiction, the recurrent themes that can be seen in horror, and ways of understanding horror through literary and cultural theory, the text analyses why horror is so compelling, and how we should interpret its presence in literature. Chapters explore historical horror aspects including ancient mythology, medieval writing, drama, chapbooks, the Gothic novel, and literary Modernism and trace themes such as vampires, children and animals in horror, deep dark forests, labyrinths, disability, and imperialism. Considering horror via postmodern theory, evolutionary psychology, postcolonial theory, and New Materialism, this handbook investigates issues of gender and sexuality, race, censorship and morality, environmental studies, and literary versus popular fiction.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Monster in the Mirror

The Monster in the Mirror

Author: Theodora Goss

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:820950659

Category: Gothic fiction (Literary genre)

Page: 820

View: 809

Categories: Gothic fiction (Literary genre)

Reclaiming a Scientific Anthropology

Reclaiming a Scientific Anthropology

More fundamentally, he calls for a more subjective and anarchistic science to
remedy the inhuman monster called modern science. However, what guarantee
does he offer that his anarchism will not also create monsters? I would argue that
a ...

Author: Lawrence A. Kuznar

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 076199114X

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

View: 476

The Royal Theatre has seen better days. But then so have the ghosts who live there. Newly arrived in her favourite seaside town and its beautiful theatre, Gracie is quickly making friends. But the old theatre is under threat. Will Gracie and her friends be able to save their home, or is the curtain set to fall on their very last performance?
Categories: Social Science

University of Washington Publications in Anthropology

University of Washington Publications in Anthropology

The monster soon awakened , and asked where the brothers were . The dog
barked in the direction pointed out . Then Batks drew everything from the
direction indicated until he drew in the arrow and found that Sisoʻbcıd had not
gone that ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015009137749

Category: Anthropology

Page:

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Categories: Anthropology

A Companion to Moral Anthropology

A Companion to Moral Anthropology

Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra If a monster is wandering in the
world, we need to catch him, imprison him, cage him ... There are, however,
different ways – none certain – of catching the monster. Antonio Negri, “The
Political ...

Author: Didier Fassin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118959503

Category: Social Science

Page: 664

View: 298

A Companion to Moral Anthropology is the first collective consideration of the anthropological dimensions of morals, morality, and ethics. Original essays by international experts explore the various currents, approaches, and issues in this important new discipline, examining topics such as the ethnography of moralities, the study of moral subjectivities, and the exploration of moral economies. Investigates the central legacies of moral anthropology, the formation of moral facts and values, the context of local moralities, and the frontiers between moralities, politics, humanitarianism Features contributions from pioneers in the field of moral anthropology, as well as international experts in related fields such as moral philosophy, moral psychology, evolutionary biology and neuroethics
Categories: Social Science

Yale University Publications in Anthropology

Yale University Publications in Anthropology

Although the ice was two feet thick , pieces from a hole as big as a house were
pushed up on top of the surrounding area . The father said the monster came up
back first . Other people have seen them and say they apparently have horns .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4883168

Category: Anthropology

Page:

View: 663

Categories: Anthropology

Yale University Publications in Anthropology

Yale University Publications in Anthropology

Department of Anthropology. and went with his ... The father said the monster
came up back first . ... There was formerly a place of monsters just above the
point at which the Anvik River made a new cut to join the Yukon in the middle
1930 ' s .

Author: Yale University. Department of Anthropology

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015008823455

Category: Anthropology

Page:

View: 551

Categories: Anthropology

Contributions to American Anthropology and History

Contributions to American Anthropology and History

This monster , furthermore , has hieroglyphs scattered over his body , a feature
not inconsistent with his identification as Itzamna , the inventor of hieroglyphic
writing . " Snakes with glyphs in place of planetary symbols on their bodies occur
at ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015008396304

Category: America

Page:

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Categories: America

Anthropology and Archaeology

Anthropology and Archaeology

This is an essential problem for anthropology and to a lesser extent for
archaeology. ... (Unknown Japanese chronicler of seventeenth century, quoted in
Toby 1994: 326–7) This monster turned out not to be a much-feared Buddhist
demon, but ...

Author: Chris Gosden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134716210

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 886

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.
Categories: Social Science

Mr Monster His Books of Forbidden Knowledge Volume Zero

Mr  Monster  His Books of Forbidden Knowledge Volume Zero

WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT I , CBUQUE LIPGLOSZ ( WHO CAME TO
THIS MYSTERIOUS AND UNCHARTED ISLAND WITH MU FEUOW
ANTHROPOLOGIST AND FIANCE , SWAVELY VAN WURTHABUNDLE ) WHILE
 ...

Author: Michael T. Gilbert

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN: 1893905071

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 136

View: 900

Michael T. Gilbert's Mr. Monster is back in a new book collection featuring twelve twisted tales of Forbidden Knowledge, collecting all the hard-to-find Mr. Monster stories from A-1, Crack-A-Boom!, and Dark Horse Presents in mysterious black and white! Volume Zero also includes over 30 pages of all-new Mr. Monster art and stories. Can your sanity survive the Lee/Kirby monster spoof by Michael T. Gilbert and Mark Martin? Or how about the long-lost 1933 Mr. Monster newspaper strip? Then there's the extra-special 8-page full-color insert featuring a terrifying Trencher/Mr. Monster slug-fest, drawn by Keith Giffen and Michael T. Gilbert! Can you stand the horror as titans (and art-styles) clash? Talk about Forbidden Knowledge! All this and more will be revealed in Mr. Monster: His Book Of Forbidden Knowledge. Read it at your own risk!
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

The Anthropology of Learning in Childhood

The Anthropology of Learning in Childhood

... “Ugly monster, ugly monster, shame on you (chou ba guai; xiuxiu lian).” She
slides her index finger on her cheek [a shaming gesture mostly applying to
children], urges their mother to enforce more public reprimand in front of the
researcher), ...

Author: David F. Lancy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780759113220

Category: Social Science

Page: 483

View: 619

This first major anthropological reference book on childhood learning considers the cultural aspects of learning in childhood from the points of view of psychologists, sociologists, educators, and anthropologists.
Categories: Social Science

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

The monster that haunts the system, the monster that makes people look sharp or
clumsy, eloquent or inarticulate, able or unable, can be found in situations that
set people against each other; such situations, and schools are loaded with them,
 ...

Author: Bradley A. Levinson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444396706

Category: Social Science

Page: 529

View: 211

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
Categories: Social Science

Monster

Monster

and secretive pioneer—poster child, Cap had often thought derisively—of
molecular anthropology. In Cap's early years at the university, and at the very
strong suggestion of Merrill, Baumgartner, and other department colleagues, Cap
had ...

Author: Frank E. Peretti

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418509279

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 829

Some monsters are real. Miles away from the hectic city, Reed and Rebecca hike into the beautiful Northwester woods. They are surrounded by gorgeous mountains, waterfalls, and hundreds of acres of unspoiled wilderness. During their first night camping, an unearthly wail pierces the calm of the forest. Then something emerges from the dense woods. Everything that follows is a blur to Reed—except the unforgettable image of a huge creature carrying his wife into the darkness. Enter into deep wilderness where the rules of civilization no longer apply. A world where strange shadows lurk. Where creatures long attributed to overactive imaginations and nightmares are the hunters . . . and people are the hunted.
Categories: Fiction

Monsters and the Monstrous

Monsters and the Monstrous

Monster. in. Fin-de-Siècle. Europe. Elun. Gabriel. Abstract In an 1894 pamphlet
titled Anarchism and Its Cure, the pseudonymous author ... In the words of
Cesare Lombroso, the pioneer of criminal anthropology, "the most active
advocates ...

Author: Niall Scott

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042022539

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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Emerging from depths comes a series of papers dealing with one of the most significant creations that reflects on and critiques human existence. Both a warning and a demonstration, the monster as myth and metaphor provides an articulation of human imagination that toys with the permissible and impermissible. Monsters from zombies to cuddly cartoon characters, emerging from sewers, from pages of literature, propaganda posters, movies and heavy metal, all are covered in this challenging, scholarly collection. This volume the third in the series presents a marvellous collection of studies on the metaphor of the monster in literature, cinema, music, culture, philosophy, history and politics. Both historical reflection and concerns of our time are addressed with clarity and written in an accessible manner providing appeal for the scholar and lay reader alike. This eclectic collection will be of interest to academics and students working in a range of disciplines, such as cultural studies, film studies, political theory, philosophy and literature studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Abominable Science

Abominable Science

Monsters have always stirred in the shadows of the imagination, as have sincere
efforts to understand them. ... There may be some basic culture-based need for
these fantastical tales, said Todd Disotell, professor of anthropology at New York
 ...

Author: Daniel Loxton

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231526814

Category: Science

Page: 434

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“A sharp analysis of the quest for unreal critters―cryptids, as they are called―and the people who pursue them . . . entertaining and thoroughly documented.” —The Wall Street Journal Throughout our history, humans have been captivated by mythic beasts and legendary creatures. Tales of Bigfoot, the Yeti, and the Loch Ness monster are part of our collective experience. Now comes a book from two dedicated investigators that explores and elucidates the fascinating world of cryptozoology. Daniel Loxton and Donald R. Prothero have written an entertaining, educational, and definitive text on cryptids, presenting the arguments both for and against their existence and systematically challenging the pseudoscience that perpetuates their myths. After examining the nature of science and pseudoscience and their relation to cryptozoology, Loxton and Prothero take on Bigfoot; the Yeti, or Abominable Snowman, and its cross-cultural incarnations; the Loch Ness monster and its highly publicized sightings; the evolution of the Great Sea Serpent; and Mokele Mbembe, or the Congo dinosaur. They conclude with an analysis of the psychology behind the persistent belief in paranormal phenomena, identifying the major players in cryptozoology, discussing the character of its subculture, and considering the challenge it poses to clear and critical thinking in our increasingly complex world. “As valuable for its analysis of the hunted as it is for the light it shines on the still-hopeful hunters.” —Publishers Weekly “Highly recommended for readers looking for scientific but accessible evaluations of the existence of five notable cryptids that have captured our imaginations.” —Library Journal (starred review)
Categories: Science