The Savage Mind


Author: Claude Lvi-strauss
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226474847
Category: Philosophy
Page: 290
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Discusses the significance of totemism among primitive peoples and its interpretation by anthropologists and philosophies

Representing Organization

Knowledge, Management, and the Information Age
Author: Simon Lilley,Geoffrey Lightfoot,Paulo Amaral M. N.
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191037125
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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This textbook provides an accessible theoretical analysis of the organizational impact of information technologies. It seeks to examine and comment upon the myriad ways in which actors, organizations, and environments are represented through these technologies. Contemporary threats to organizational form and stability are considered alongside the potential that information technologies offer to both exacerbate and overcome them. It examines, amongst others, issues surrounding the material and symbolic aspects of information systems; risk and prediction; systems implementation and systems success; knowledge management practices; accountability and other management practices; computerized modelling; and the virtual organization. To this end it deploys a number of different theoretical lenses including: · systems theory · social constructivism · labour process theory · post-structuralism · actor network theory These offer complementary and contrasting insights into the computerization of managerial work. In order to ensure that the book is both relevant and approachable to students from a range of backgrounds these theories are applied to real examples of the development and implementation of information systems. This combination fosters practical knowledge that is theoretically informed. The book thus aims to bridge the gap between the abstractions of current theories of organization and the grounded material that forms the bulk of Information Systems literature. It thus offers a novel way into the ongoing debates surrounding technological change and the perennial problems of managerial control. It has been designed to support theoretically informed Information and Technology courses at the advanced undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and will also be of interest to academics in the fields of Management, Information Technology, Sociological, and Cultural studies.

The Domestication of the Savage Mind


Author: Jack Goody
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521292429
Category: Social Science
Page: 179
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Professor Goody's research in West Africa resulted in finding an alternative way of thinking about 'traditional' societies.

The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies


Author: Eduardo Navas,Owen Gallagher,xtine burrough
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134748817
Category: Social Science
Page: 532
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The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies comprises contemporary texts by key authors and artists who are active in the emerging field of remix studies. As an organic international movement, remix culture originated in the popular music culture of the 1970s, and has since grown into a rich cultural activity encompassing numerous forms of media. The act of recombining pre-existing material brings up pressing questions of authenticity, reception, authorship, copyright, and the techno-politics of media activism. This book approaches remix studies from various angles, including sections on history, aesthetics, ethics, politics, and practice, and presents theoretical chapters alongside case studies of remix projects. The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies is a valuable resource for both researchers and remix practitioners, as well as a teaching tool for instructors using remix practices in the classroom.

Human being and being human

man's philosophies of man
Author: Edmund F. Byrne,Edward A. Maziarz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 427
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Ibonia

Epic of Madagascar
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 169
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"Ibonia: Epic of Madagascar is a discovery: the first English translation of the major work of Malagasy oral literature, recorded in 1877 from an anonymous bard by a Norwegian missionary and translated by Lee Haring, who was called "the pre-eminent American scholar of Malagasy verbal art" by Research in African Literatures. Ibonia is the epic tale of the birth and exploits of a royal hero. His mother, a queen of heroic caliber, is barren until she consults a diviner, who brings about the hero's conception. An unusual birth and precocious strength prepare the hero to go in quest of his betrothed, who has been abducted. Such tests of worth as combat with a crocodile, supernatural aid, and a victorious struggle with her abductor prove him a true epic hero worthy of ruling his people. Haring's translation makes this Malagasy epic at last available to the general reader as well as to the scholar, also providing extensive notes and translating six shorter variants of the story." "In his introduction Haring situates the epic in the history of Madagascar, emphasizing the colonial encounter. Looming large behind the epic is the historical figure of Andrianampoinimerina, the sovereign who made Imerina a conquest state. The introduction also places Ibonia in the context of other forms of Malagasy folklore, showing the bard's reliance on Merina oratorical style. Haring asserts that the brilliance and eloquence of the epic derive from a unique set of circumstances of performance."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Savage Mind


Author: Claude Lévi-Strauss
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 9780297995234
Category: Anthropology
Page: 290
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This is a classic work by one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century. It is an original and brilliant examination of the structure of the thought of primitive' peoples, and has contributed significantly to our understanding of the way the human mind works. The English translation was originally published in 1966 and is now available from Oxford University Press.

States of Mind


Author: Jonathan Miller
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 9780394727141
Category: Psychology
Page: 316
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Conversations with fifteen experts on the form and function of the mind provide the basis for an informative survey of current knowledge about, and theories concerning, the human mind

Ritual Communication


Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147424811X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 400
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Ritual Communication examines how people create and express meaning through verbal and non-verbal ritual. Ritual communication extends beyond collective religious expression. It is an intrinsic part of everyday interactions, ceremonies, theatrical performances, shamanic chants, political demonstrations and rites of passage. Despite being largely formulaic and repetitive, ritual communication is a highly participative and self-oriented process. The ritual is shaped by time, space and the individual body as well as by language ideologies, local aesthetics, contexts of use, and relations among participants. Ritual Communication draws on a wide range of contemporary cultures - from Africa, America, Asia, and the Pacific - to present a rich and diverse study for students and scholars of anthropology, sociology and sociolinguistics.

Ritual Communication


Author: Gunter Senft,Ellen B. Basso
Publisher: Berg
ISBN: 1847882951
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 385
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"This volume presents a new approach to "ritual communication" by an international group of scholars from a multidisciplinary and cross-cultural perspective, rich with empirical data and path breaking for future theorizing on the topic. The chapters showhow ritual communication involves witnessing a future through the making of cultural knowledge. They show ritual communication to be a highly "self-oriented" multimodal process in which the human body, temporalization, and spatialized settings play crucial roles. Ritual communication encompasses both verbal and sensory attributes. It is in part dependent upon prior formulaic and repeated action, and is thus anticipated within particular contexts of social interaction. It is performed and therefore subject to evaluation by its participants according to standards defined by language ideologies, local aesthetics, contexts of use, and interpersonal relations. The authors here emphasize the variety of participatory and experiential aspects of ritual communication in contemporary African, Native American, Asian, and Pacific cultures. Among the forms covered are ritual constraints on everyday interaction, gossip, private and public encounters, political meetings and public demonstrations, rites of passage, theatrical performances, magical formulae, shamanic chants, affinal civilities, and leaders' ceremonial discourse. The book is ideal for students and scholars in anthropology and linguistic anthropology in particular"--Provided by publisher.

A Companion to Moral Anthropology


Author: Didier Fassin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118290585
Category: Social Science
Page: 664
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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

Pantologia

A New Cabinet Cyclopaedia, Comprehending a Complete Series of Essays, Treatises, and Systems, Alphabetically Arranged...
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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