Locating the Field

Space, Place and Context in Anthropology
Author: Simon Coleman,Peter Collins
Publisher: Berg Publishers
ISBN: 1845204026
Category: Social Science
Page: 204
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Are reports of the death of conventional fieldwork in anthropology greatly exaggerated? This book takes a critical look at the latest developments and key issues in fieldwork. The nature of "locality" itself is problematic for both research subjects and fieldworkers, on the grounds that it now must be maintained and represented in relation to widening (and fragmenting) social frames and networks. Such developments have raised questions concerning the nature of ethnographic presence and scales of comparison. From the social space of a cybercafé, to cities in India, the UK and South Africa among others, this book features a wide range of ethnographic studies that provide new ways of looking at the concepts of "locality" and "site".

Locating the Field

Space, Place and Context in Anthropology
Author: Peter Collins,Simon Coleman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 9781845204020
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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Are reports of the death of conventional fieldwork in anthropology greatly exaggerated? This book takes a critical look at the latest developments and key issues in fieldwork. The nature of "locality" itself is problematic for both research subjects and fieldworkers, on the grounds that it now must be maintained and represented in relation to widening (and fragmenting) social frames and networks. Such developments have raised questions concerning the nature of ethnographic presence and scales of comparison. From the social space of a cybercafé, to cities in India, the UK and South Africa among others, this book features a wide range of ethnographic studies that provide new ways of looking at the concepts of "locality" and "site".

The Interview

An Ethnographic Approach
Author: Jonathan Skinner
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1847889395
Category: Social Science
Page: 271
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The interview is a key ethnographic method. This volume presents an overview of the latest debates on the interview as used by anthropologists. This cutting-edge international collection explores theory, introduces new interview techniques and raises new questions about interview practice.

A Companion to the Anthropology of Europe


Author: Ullrich Kockel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119111625
Category: Social Science
Page: 632
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A Companion to the Anthropology of Europe offers a survey of contemporary Europeanist anthropology and European ethnology, and a guide to emerging trends in this geographical field of research. Providing a synthesis of the different traditions and contemporary approaches, the book is both thematic and fully cross–European in its approach. Provides an authoritative guide for researchers, instructors and students of anthropology and European studies Discusses important emerging trends in this broadening field of research Includes established names and rising stars who will shape the discipline in years to come

Anthropology and the New Cosmopolitanism

Rooted, Feminist and Vernacular Perspectives
Author: Pnina Werbner
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474248071
Category: Social Science
Page: 396
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Anthropology and the New Cosmopolitanism inaugurates a new, situated, cosmopolitan anthropology. It examines the rise of postcolonial movements responsive to global rights movements, which espouse a politics of dignity, cultural difference, democracy, dissent and tolerance. The book starts from the premise that cosmopolitanism is not, and never has been, a 'western', elitist ideal exclusively. The book's major innovation is to show the way cosmopolitans beyond the North - in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Malaysia, India, Africa, the Middle East and Mexico - juggle universalist commitments with roots in local cultural milieus and particular communities.Anthropology and the New Cosmopolitanism breaks new ground in theorizing the role of social anthropology as a discipline that engages with the moral, economic, legal and political transformations and dislocations of a globalizing world. It introduces the reader to key debates surrounding cosmopolitanism in the social sciences, and is written clearly and accessibly for undergraduates in anthropology and related subjects.

Arts and Aesthetics in a Globalizing World


Author: Raminder Kaur,Parul Dave-Mukherji
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0857855476
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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This is an investigation of arts and aesthetics in their widest senses and experiences, presenting a variety of perspectives which range from the metaphysical to the political. Moving beyond art as an expression of the inner mind and invention of the individual self, the volume bridges the gap between changing perceptions of contemporary art and aesthetics, and maps globalizing currents in a number of contexts and regions. The volume includes an impressive variety of case studies offered by established leaders in the field and original and emerging scholarly talent covering areas in India, Nepal, Indonesia, Iran, Russia, Rwanda, and Germany, as well as providing transnational or diasporic perspectives. From the contradictory demands made on successful artists from the south in the global art world such as Anish Kapoor, to images of war and puppetry created by female political prisoners, the volume compels creative and political interpretations of the ever-changing and globalizing terrain of arts and aesthetics.

Anthropology and Science

Epistemologies in Practice
Author: Jeanette Edwards,Penny Harvey,Peter Wade
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 9781845205003
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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What does it mean to know something - scientifically, anthropologically, socially? What is the relationship between different forms of knowledge and ways of knowing? How is knowledge mobilised in society and to what ends? Drawing on ethnographic examples from across the world, and from the virtual and global "places" created by new information technologies, Anthropology and Science presents examples of living and dynamic epistemologies and practices, and of how scientific ways of knowing operate in the world. Authors address the nature of both scientific and experiential knowledge, and look at competing and alternative ideas about what it means to be human. The essays analyze the politics and ethics of positioning "science", "culture" or "society" as authoritative. They explore how certain modes of knowing are made authoritative and command allegiance (or not), and look at scientific and other rationalities - whether these challenge or are compatible with science.

Arts


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
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Oceania

A Journal Devoted to the Study of the Native Peoples of Australia, New Guinea, and the Islands of the Pacific Ocean
Author: Alfred Reginald Radcliffe-Brown,Raymond William Firth,Adolphus Peter Elkin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Ethnology
Page: N.A
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Includes the sections "Reviews" and "Bibliographical notes."

The otherness of self

a genealogy of the self in contemporary China
Author: Xin Liu
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 222
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An exploration of the conflict between traditional Chinese ideology and modern Chinese business practice

Karchana

lifeworld-ethnography of an Indian village
Author: Øyvind Jaer
Publisher: A Scandinavian University Press Publication
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 211
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This book explores Karchana, a complex Hindu village community of 35 castes and 3900 members living close to the holy Ganges and celebrated centers of pilgrimage in the economically backward, but politically and culturally very fascinating and influential Eastern Uttar Pardesh region. Although classical in presenting a "holistic account" through field work and indology, this work offers a new approach to the problem of "writing culture" based on the concepts of arena, lifeworld, and intersubjective fact.

Choice


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Academic libraries
Page: N.A
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Sociological Abstracts


Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sociology
Page: N.A
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Choice

A Classified Cumulation : Volumes 1-10, March 1964--February 1974
Author: Richard K. Gardner,Phyllis Grumm
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Best books
Page: N.A
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Rural women


Author: C.A.B. International
Publisher: North Amer Cab Intl
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 271
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The Carnegie Maya

the Carnegie Institution of Washington Maya research program, 1913-1957
Author: John M. Weeks,Jane A. Hill,Carnegie Institution of Washington
Publisher: Univ Pr of Colorado
ISBN: 9780870818332
Category: History
Page: 803
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Book and CD-ROM. This complete set of reports from the Carnegie Institution's Maya program collects in one thematically and regionally organised volume hundreds of documents from a foundational New World archaeological project. The Carnegie Institution of Washington sponsored archaeological, ethnographic, linguistic, and historical investigations in the Maya region of southern Mexico and northern Central America between 1914 and 1957. Dispersed and out-of-print for fifty years, more than 350 reports from the Maya program are now available in this single volume and accompanying fully searchable CD-ROM. Reports from the institution's annual Year Books and other materials collected here tell the history of Maya research through firsthand accounts by participating scholars and reveal the progression of Mesoamerican archaeology from a vocational interest to scholarly pursuit. Thematic and regional organisation of the reports permits readers to monitor development of research concepts. Appendixes list all Carnegie Maya publications.