The Rashaayda Bedouin

Arab Pastoralists of Eastern Sudan
Author: William Charles Young
Publisher: Harcourt College Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 157
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A supplement to introductory anthropology and cultural anthropology courses, this is the only available book-length study of an Arab Bedouin society that supplements customary observations with data about gender and race. This case study integrates cultural meanings with the pastoral economy in clear, non-technical language. Drawing on the Bedouin notion of habitus, the author points out connections between the cultural organization of space, the sexual division of labor, and gender identity, giving students a strong model of the kind of analysis influential in contemporary anthropology. Extensive pedagogy includes glossaries of Arabic terms and anthropological vocabulary, a current bibliography, diagrams of social relationships, and maps and photographs.

The SAGE Handbook of Social Anthropology


Author: Richard Fardon,Oliva Harris,Trevor H J Marchand,Cris Shore,Veronica Strang,Richard Wilson,Mark Nuttall
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 144626601X
Category: Social Science
Page: 1184
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In two volumes, the SAGE Handbook of Social Anthropology provides the definitive overview of contemporary research in the discipline. It explains the what, where, and how of current and anticipated work in Social Anthropology. With 80 authors, contributing more than 60 chapters, this is the most comprehensive and up-to-date statement of research in Social Anthropology available and the essential point of departure for future projects. The Handbook is divided into four sections: -Part I: Interfaces examines Social Anthropology's disciplinary connections, from Art and Literature to Politics and Economics, from Linguistics to Biomedicine, from History to Media Studies. -Part II: Places examines place, region, culture, and history, from regional, area studies to a globalized world -Part III: Methods examines issues of method; from archives to war zones, from development projects to art objects, and from ethics to comparison -Part IV: Futures anticipates anthropologies to come: in the Brain Sciences; in post-Development; in the Body and Health; and in new Technologies and Materialities Edited by the leading figures in social anthropology, the Handbook includes a substantive introduction by Richard Fardon, a think piece by Jean and John Comaroff, and a concluding last word on futures by Marilyn Strathern. The authors - each at the leading edge of the discipline - contribute in-depth chapters on both the foundational ideas and the latest research. Comprehensive and detailed, this magisterial Handbook overviews the last 25 years of the social anthropological imagination. It will speak to scholars in Social Anthropology and its many related disciplines.

Who Knows Tomorrow?

Uncertainty in North-Eastern Sudan
Author: Sandra Calkins
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1785330160
Category: Social Science
Page: 282
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Although uncertainty is intertwined with all human activity, plans, and aspirations, it is experienced differently: at times it is obsessed over and at times it is ignored. This ethnography shows how Rashaida in north-eastern Sudan deal with unknowns from day-to-day unpredictability to life-threatening dangers. It argues that the amplification of uncertainty in some cases and its extenuation in others can be better understood by focusing on forms that can either hold the world together or invite doubt. Uncertainty, then, need not be seen solely as a debilitating problem, but also as an opportunity to create other futures.

By Noon Prayer

The Rhythm of Islam
Author: Fadwa El Guindi
Publisher: Berg
ISBN: 1847884547
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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A groundbreaking anthropological analysis of Islam as experienced by Muslims, By Noon Prayer builds a conceptual model of Islam as a whole, while travelling along a comparative path of biblical, Egyptological, ethnographic, poetic, scriptural and visual materials. Grounded in long-term observation of Arabo-Islamic culture and society, the study captures the rhythm of Islam weaving through the lives of Muslim women and men. Examples of the rhythmic nature of Islam can be seen in all aspects of Muslims' everyday lives. Muslims break their Ramadan fast upon the sun setting, and they receive Ramadan by sighting the new moon. Prayer for their dead is by noon and burial is before sunset. This is space and time in Islam - moon, sun, dawn and sunset are all part of a unique and unified rhythm, interweaving the sacred and the ordinary, nature and culture in a pattern that is characteristically Islamic.

Veil

Modesty, Privacy and Resistance
Author: Fadwa El Guindi
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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Shortlisted for the Katharine Briggs Folklore Award 2000. In the 1970s, often to the consternation of parents and siblings, certain progressive young Arab women voluntarily donned the veil. The movement, which rapidly expanded and continues to gather momentum, has sparked controversy within Islamic culture, as well as reactions ranging from perplexity to outrage from those outside it. Western feminist commentators have been particularly vociferous in decrying the veil, which they glibly interpret as a concrete manifestation of patriarchal oppression. However, most Western observers fail to realize that veiling, which has a long and complex history, has been embraced by many Arab women as both an affirmation of cultural identity and a strident feminist statement. Not only does the veil de-marginalize women in society, but it also represents an expression of liberation from colonial legacies. In short, contemporary veiling is more often than not about resistance. By voluntarily removing themselves from the male gaze, these women assert their allegiance to a rich and varied tradition, and at the same time preserve their sexual identity. Beyond this, however, the veil also communicates exclusivity of rank and nuances in social status and social relations that provide telling insights into how Arab culture is constituted. Further, as the author clearly demonstrates, veiling is intimately connected with notions of the self, the body and community, as well as with the cultural construction of identity, privacy and space. This provocative book draws on extensive original fieldwork, anthropology, history and original Islamic sources to challenge the simplistic assumption that veiling is largely about modesty and seclusion, honor and shame.

Sexualities


Author: Nivedita Menon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788188965304
Category: Feminism
Page: 333
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While sexual violence is an area that is well mapped by feminist scholarship, this volume focuses on transgresive and marginalised sexualities. It brings together writings on India that highlight the transgression of norms-of heterosexuality. Of geminist and mascline behaviour, of recognisably gendered bodies-that declare ungovermed desire to be illegitinate. Sexualities also includes a selection of campaign documents from diverse sexuality movements in the country.

Windows on the World

Case Studies in Anthropology
Author: Shirley Fedorak
Publisher: Thomson/Nelson
ISBN: 9780176406530
Category: Anthropology
Page: 244
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Global Issues

A Cross-Cultural Perspective
Author: Shirley A. Fedorak
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442605987
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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Global Issues is a pedagogically rich text that offers a unique way of looking at contemporary issues, such as food security and global conflict, from a cross-cultural and multidisciplinary perspective. By exploring each issue in depth, students gain an applied understanding of more abstract concepts like conflict, globalization, culture, imperialism, human rights, and gender, while the cross-cultural approach encourages students to view the world from outside the Western box. Designed for introductory-level students in global and international studies, human geography, anthropology, sociology, and development studies, this highly accessible text offers instructors and students a unique way of matching the concepts they learn in the classroom with important issues in the world in which they live and work.

Introduction to social research

quantitative and qualitative approaches
Author: Keith F. Punch
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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'Introduction to Social Research' presents the essential elements of both qualitative and quantitative approaches for conducting empirical research in the social sciences.

Books in Print 1997-98


Author: R R Bowker Publishing,[Anonymus AC01535147]
Publisher: R. R. Bowker
ISBN: 9780835239400
Category:
Page: N.A
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Doing the dirty work?

Migrantinnen und die Globalisierung der Hausarbeit
Author: Bridget Anderson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783935936361
Category:
Page: 272
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Die Deutschen

Vergangenheit und Gegenwart
Author: Wulf Köpke
Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston
ISBN: 9780030749896
Category: German language
Page: 661
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DIE DEUTSCHEN, a reader for second and third-year German civilization courses, looks at German culture, both historically and in the present day. The reader consists of three parts: the geography, the history, and the culture of Germany.

Allerlei Zum Besprechen


Author: Herman Teichert,Gabriele Hahn
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780669342000
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 256
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[This book] is a conversation textbook intended for intermediate level college students (fifth or sixth semester) or fourth-year high school students. Each of the nine chapters in this book focuses on a different theme: travel and vacation, acquaintances and friendships, festivals and holidays, superstitions and fairy tales, partnership and family, sport and fitness, school and university, prejudice and foreigners, and recent history. All of the dialogues, articles, and short stories were selected on the basis of current news value, interest, and readability and include authors from the Federal Republic of Germany, the former German Democratic Republic, and Austria. The articles ... are from original sources. The short stories are by established literary figures such as Ludwig Thoma, the Grimm brothers, and Gunther Wallraf, as well as newer authors of popular fiction and non-fiction. [This book] may be used for a conversation course of one semester or an entire year. Its main goal is to facilitate communication and improve grammatical accuracy through small group discussions, role-plays, conversations, and debates. [Cont. in TofC.]

OECD Insights Internationaler Handel Frei, fair und offen?

Frei, fair und offen?
Author: Love Patrick,Lattimore Ralph
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264060537
Category:
Page: 202
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Der internationale Handel hat Auswirkungen auf den Preis und die Verfügbarkeit von fast allem, was wir kaufen. Zudem hat er Einfluss auf eine Vielzahl anderer Bereiche wie Beschäftigung, Umwelt und Armutsbekämpfung.