Social Science

Stories of Culture and Place

Author: Michael G. Kenny

Publisher: University of Toronto Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 500

This unique introduction to cultural anthropology is structured as a narrative, rather than a compendium of facts about cultures and concepts. It describes anthropology as a series of stories that emerge from cultural encounters in particular times and places. These moments of encounter are illustrated with reference to both classic and contemporary ethnographic examples--from Coming of Age in Samoa to Coming of Age in Second Life--allowing readers to grasp anthropology's sometimes problematic past, while still capturing the excitement and potential of the discipline. The second edition has been updated throughout with fresh ethnographic examples. It features a new introduction and two new chapters: one on economic anthropology and exchange, and one on health and medicine. A glossary has also been added for quick reference.

Stories of Culture and Place

Author: Michael G. Kenny




Page: 321

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Stories of Culture and Place makes use of one of anthropology's most enduring elements-storytelling-to introduce students to the excitement of the discipline.
Social Science

Humanity: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Author: James Peoples

Publisher: Cengage Learning


Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 170

Using engaging stories and clear writing, HUMANITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Tenth Edition, introduces cultural anthropology within a solid framework centered on globalization and culture change. Peoples and Bailey focus on the social and cultural consequences of globalization, emphasizing culture change and world problems. The book's engaging narrative provides new ways of looking at many of the challenges facing the world in this century. As you explore contemporary issues including recent debates on gay marriage, cultural and economic globalization, population growth, hunger, and the survival of indigenous cultures, you will gain a better understanding of the cultural information you need to successfully navigate in today's global economy. The authors emphasize the diversity of humanity and reveal why an appreciation and tolerance of cultural differences is critical in the modern world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Social Science

An Introduction to the Anthropology of Melanesia

Author: Paul Sillitoe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 254

View: 431

An introductory text to the peoples and cultures of Melanesia for undergraduate studies in general anthropology.
Literary Criticism

Lydia Cabrera and the Construction of an Afro-Cuban Cultural Identity

Author: Edna M. Rodríguez-Plate

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 836

Lydia Cabrera (1900-1991), an upper-class white Cuban intellectual, spent many years traveling through Cuba collecting oral histories, stories, and music from Cubans of African descent. Her work is commonly viewed as an extension of the work of her famous brother-in-law, Cuban anthropologist Fernando Ortiz, who initiated the study of Afro-Cubans and the concept of transculturation. Here, Edna Rodriguez-Mangual challenges this perspective, proposing that Cabrera's work offers an alternative to the hegemonizing national myth of Cuba articulated by Ortiz and others. Rodriguez-Mangual examines Cabrera's ethnographic essays and short stories in context. By blurring fact and fiction, anthropology and literature, Cabrera defied the scientific discourse used by other anthropologists. She wrote of Afro-Cubans not as objects but as subjects, and in her writings, whiteness, instead of blackness, is gazed upon as the "other." As Rodriguez-Mangual demonstrates, Cabrera rewrote the history of Cuba and its culture through imaginative means, calling into question the empirical basis of anthropology and placing Afro-Cuban contributions at the center of the literature that describes the Cuban nation and its national identity.
Social Science

Class, Culture and the Agrarian Myth

Author: Tom Brass

Publisher: BRILL


Category: Social Science

Page: 460

View: 142

Using examples from different historical contexts, this book examines the relationship between class, nationalism, modernity and the agrarian myth.
Performing Arts

ÒWe Will Be CitizensÓ

Author: James Fisher

Publisher: McFarland


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

View: 628

A dozen essays by a range of established scholars and performing artists address issues in post–1969 American gay and lesbian theatre and drama, the period after the raid at the Stonewall Inn helped spawn a “gay revolution.” The collection covers playwrights, millennial dramatists, and actors while exploring the history of gay-themed theatre and drama, the breadth of stage roles, and the dramatic representation of homosexual characters from various perspectives. These include the impact of AIDS, contemporary American politics, images of homophobia, gay-themed plays aimed at Theatre for Youth audiences, and other topics.

Songs of Life

Author: Sam D. Gill

Publisher: BRILL


Category: Religion

Page: 31

View: 873

Language Arts & Disciplines

Linguistics and Literature / Sociolinguistics and Applied Linguistics

Author: Mohammad A. Jazayery

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

View: 694

TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS publishes monographs and outstanding dissertations as well as edited volumes, which provide the opportunity to address controversial topics from different empirical and theoretical viewpoints. High quality standards are ensured through anonymous reviewing.