Beiträge zur Geschichte des Ostseeraumes

Vorträge der ersten und zweiten Konferenz der Ständigen Konferenz der Historiker des Ostseeraumes : Katzow 1996/Greifswald 1998
Author: Horst Wernicke
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Baltic Sea Region
Page: 389
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Africa


Author: Diedrich Westermann,Edwin William Smith,Cyril Daryll Forde
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Africa
Page: N.A
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Includes Proceedings of the Executive Council and List of members, also section "Reviews of books".

IQ and Mental Testing

An Unnatural Science and its Social History
Author: N.A
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349165778
Category:
Page: 228
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Relative Values

Reconfiguring Kinship Studies
Author: Sarah Franklin,Susan McKinnon
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822327967
Category: Social Science
Page: 519
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DIVA collection of essays that redefine and transform the field of kinship./div

Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology


Author: Alan Barnard,Jonathan Spencer,Professor of the Anthropology of South Asia Jonathan Spencer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135236410
Category: Reference
Page: 896
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Written by leading scholars in the field, this comprehensive and readable resource gives anthropology students a unique guide to the ideas, arguments and history of the discipline. The fully revised and expanded second edition reflects major changes in anthropology in the past decade.

Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology

An Encyclopedia
Author: R. Jon McGee,Richard L. Warms
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506307752
Category: Social Science
Page: 1056
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Social and cultural anthropology and archaeology are rich subjects with deep connections in the social and physical sciences. Over the past 150 years, the subject matter and different theoretical perspectives have expanded so greatly that no single individual can command all of it. Consequently, both advanced students and professionals may be confronted with theoretical positions and names of theorists with whom they are only partially familiar, if they have heard of them at all. Students, in particular, are likely to turn to the web to find quick background information on theorists and theories. However, most web-based information is inaccurate and/or lacks depth. Students and professionals need a source to provide a quick overview of a particular theory and theorist with just the basics—the "who, what, where, how, and why," if you will. In response, SAGE Reference plans to publish the two-volume Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology: An Encyclopedia. Features & Benefits: Two volumes containing approximately 335 signed entries provide users with the most authoritative and thorough reference resource available on anthropology theory, both in terms of breadth and depth of coverage. To ease navigation between and among related entries, a Reader's Guide groups entries thematically and each entry is followed by Cross-References. In the electronic version, the Reader's Guide combines with the Cross-References and a detailed Index to provide robust search-and-browse capabilities. An appendix with a Chronology of Anthropology Theory allows students to easily chart directions and trends in thought and theory from early times to the present. Suggestions for Further Reading at the end of each entry and a Master Bibliography at the end guide readers to sources for more detailed research and discussion.

Social Transformations in Archaeology

Global and Local Perspectives
Author: Kristian Kristiansen,Michael Rowlands
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134916973
Category: Social Science
Page: 448
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Social Transformations in Archaeology explores the relevance of archaeology to the study of long-term change and to the understanding of our contemporary world. The articles are divided into: * broader theoretical issues * post-colonial issues in a wide range of contexts * archaeological examination of colonialism with case studies from the Mediterranean in the first millenium BC and historical Africa.

Medical Anthropology and the World System


Author: Hans A. Baer,Merrill Singer,Ida Susser
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897898461
Category: Social Science
Page: 429
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Medical anthropology is one of the youngest and most dynamic of anthropology's various subdisciplines, examining health-related issues in precapitalist indigenous and state societies, capitalist societies, and postrevolutionary of socialist-oriented societies. While critical medical anthropology draws heavily on neo-Marxian, critical, and world systems theoretical perspectives, it attempts to incorporate the theoretical contributions of other systems in medical anthropology, including biocultural or medical ecology, ethnomedical approaches, cultural constructivism, poststructuralism, and postmodernism. This is the first textbook to incorporate this perspective.

IQ and Mental Testing

And Unnatural Science and Its Social History
Author: Brian Evans,Bernard Waites
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Intellect
Page: 228
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Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge
Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135963150
Category: Reference
Page: 2050
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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

Karl Marx's Social and Political Thought

Critical Assessments
Author: Bob Jessop,Charlie Malcolm-Brown,Russell Wheatley
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415193276
Category: Marxian school of sociology
Page: N.A
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Religion and Anthropology

A Critical Introduction
Author: Brian Morris
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521852418
Category: Religion
Page: 350
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"This important study provides a critical introduction to the social anthropology of religion, focusing on more recent classical ethnographies. Comprehensive, free of scholastic jargon, engaging, and comparative in approach, it covers all the major religious traditions that have been studied concretely by anthropologists: Shamanism, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Christianity and its relation to African and Melanesian religions, and contemporary Neo-Paganism"--P. [4] of cover.

Understanding Commodity Cultures

Explorations in Economic Anthropology with Case Studies from Mexico
Author: Scott Cook
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742534919
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 349
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This book explores how lived experience is informed by and shapes the diversifying funds of knowledge that enable people under economic stress to make culturally-informed choices in their material interest. By selectively reviewing the economic anthropological record and critically examining specific studies in several of Mexico's (and Guatemala's) key regions, as well as the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and the new trans-border space in the U.S. and Canada for Mexican migrant labor, the author encourages readers to critically rethink their views of economic otherness in Mexico (and, by extension, elsewhere in Latin America and the Third World), and presents a new framework for reconciling the continuing attraction of concepts like 'penny capitalism' with the realities of a world ever more subjected to continental and global market projects of 'Dollar Capitalism'. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Epistemology, Methodology, and the Social Sciences


Author: Robert S. Cohen,Marx W. Wartofsky
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401714584
Category: Science
Page: 270
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The last decades have seen major reformations in the philosophy and history of science. What has been called 'post-positivist' philosophy of science has introduced radically new concerns with historical, social, and valuative components of scientific thought in the natural sciences, and has raised up the demons of relativism, subjectivism and sociologism to haunt the once calm precincts of objectivity and realism. Though these disturbances intruded upon what had seemed to be the logically well-ordered domain of the philoso phy of the natural sciences, they were no news to the social sciences. There, the messy business of human action, volition, decision, the considerations of practical purposes and social values, the role of ideology and the problem of rationality, had long conspired to defeat logical-reconstructionist programs. The attempt to tarne the social sciences to the harness of a strict hypothetico deductive model of explanation failed. Within the social sciences, phenome nological, Marxist, hermeneuticist, action-theoretical approaches vied in attempting to capture the distinctiveness of human phenomena. In fact, the philosophy of the natural sciences, even in its 'hard' forms, has itself become infected with the increasing reflection upon the role of such social-scientific categories, in the attempt to understand the nature of the scientific enterprise.