Social Anthropology

A Concise Introduction for Students

Author: Alan Barnard

Publisher: Studymates Limited

ISBN: 9781842850008

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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Social anthropology is widely taught both as a subsidiary subject, and as a degree course. This guide aims to meet the needs of all students whether they are studying in the field within a sociology curriculum, or as a distinct subject.

Encyclopedia of Anthropology

Author: H. James Birx

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761930299

Category: Social Science

Page: 2373

View: 3532


Collects 1,000 entries on the subfields on anthropology, including physical anthropology, archaeology, paleontology, linguistics, and evolution.

Ethnographic Practice in the Present

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

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845456160

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

View: 9045


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.

Crisis and Disaster in Japan and New Zealand

Actors, Victims and Ramifications

Author: Susan Bouterey,Lawrence E. Marceau

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811302448

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

View: 5594


This collection examines a broad spectrum of natural and human-made disasters that have occurred in Japan and New Zealand, including WWII and the atomic bombing of Japan and two recent major earthquake events, the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Christchurch Earthquake, which occurred in 2011. Through these studies, the book provides important insights into the events themselves and their tragic effects, but most significantly a multidisciplinary take on the different cultural responses to disaster, changing memories of disasters over time, the impacts of disaster on different societies, and the challenges post-disaster in reviving communities and traditional cultural practices. Bringing in humanities and social science perspectives to disaster studies, this collection offers a significant contribution to disaster studies.