Search results: Found 28

Listing 1 - 10 of 28 << page
of 3
>>
Sort by
Telling Pacific Lives: Prisms of Process

Authors: ---
ISBN: 9781921313820 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459738 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Anthropology --- Sociology
Added to DOAB on : 2012-06-14 11:46:24
License: ANU Press

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

How are Pacific lives imagined, written and read? How are they refracted through prisms of process? From legends about culture heroes to biographies of national leaders, from tales of ancestors to stories of contemporary men and women, from lives told of both the famous and the nameless, this collection of essays — by historians and anthropologists, Islanders and Island scholars — probes questions of personhood, identity, memory, and time across the sweep of the Pacific, as well as practical issues of research and writing.

Keywords

ethnology --- anthropology

Sharing the Earth, Dividing the Land

Author:
ISBN: 192094270X Year: Pages: 385 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459529 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Sociology
Added to DOAB on : 2012-06-14 11:46:24
License: ANU Press

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Ethnology; Southeast asia; Oceania

Keywords

oceania --- ethnology --- southeast asia

Arrangierte Liebe - Leitfaden zur Sonderausstellung in der Ethnologischen Sammlung der Universität Göttingen

Authors: ---
ISBN: 9783863950774 Year: Pages: 102 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Social Sciences --- History --- Arts in general
Added to DOAB on : 2013-04-12 20:08:20
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

„Arranged Love“ deals with cross-cultural differences in understanding romantic love. All over the world we can find ideas of romantic love expressed by arts, poetry or material objects. The present publication attempts to show the varieties of romantic love exemplified by artifacts of Ethnographical collection of the Göttingen University’s Institute for Cultural and Social Anthropology.

Keywords

Romantic Love --- Marriage --- Ethnology

Das Erbe der "Helden" - Grabkult der Konso und kulturverwandten Ethnien in Süd-Äthiopien

Author:
ISBN: 9783941875036 Year: Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Social Sciences --- History
Added to DOAB on : 2011-11-04 00:00:00
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

The publication focusses on the "waakaa", antropomorphic wooden sculptures of the Konso in Ethiopia. The study highlights the social functions and meanings of the sculptures. Besides a detailed description it also includes information on their production, the corresponding rituals and the way the statues are erected.

Transnational Ties: Australian Lives in the World

Authors: --- ---
ISBN: 9781921536212 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459758 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Sociology --- History
Added to DOAB on : 2012-06-14 11:46:24
License: ANU Press

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Australian lives are intricately enmeshed with the world, bound by ties of allegiance and affinity, intellect and imagination. In Transnational Ties: Australian Lives in the World, an eclectic mix of scholars—historians, literary critics, and museologists—trace the flow of people that helped shape Australia’s distinctive character and the flow of ideas that connected Australians to a global community of thought. It shows how biography, and the study of life stories, can contribute greatly to our understanding of such patterns of connection and explores how transnationalism can test biography’s limits as an intellectual, professional and commercial practice.

Sounds in translation

Authors: ---
ISBN: 9781921536557 Year: Pages: 184 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459542 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Sociology
Added to DOAB on : 2012-06-14 11:46:24
License: ANU Press

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Sounds in Translation: Intersections of music, technology and society joins a growing number of publications taking up R. Murray Schafer’s challenge to examine and to re-focus attention on the sound dimensions of our human environment. This book takes up his challenge to contemporary audiologists, musicologists and sound artists working within areas of music, cultural studies, media studies and social science to explore the idea of the ‘soundscape’ and to investigate the acoustic environment that we inhabit. It seeks to raise questions regarding the translative process of sound: 1) what happens to sound during the process of transfer and transformation; and 2) what transpires in the process of sound production/expression/performance. Sounds in Translation was conceived to take advantage of new technology and a development in book publishing, the electronic book. Much of what is written in the book is best illustrated by the sound itself, and in that sense, permits sound to ‘speak for itself’.

Keywords

music --- translation --- ethnology --- sounds --- society

Echoes of the Tambaran

Authors: ---
ISBN: 9781921862465 Year: Pages: 311 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459090 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Sociology
Added to DOAB on : 2012-06-14 11:46:25
License: ANU Press

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

In the Sepik Basin of Papua New Guinea, ritual culture was dominated by the Tambaran —a male tutelary spirit that acted as a social and intellectual guardian or patron to those under its aegis as they made their way through life. To Melanesian scholarship, the cultural and psychological anthropologist, Donald F. Tuzin, was something of a Tambaran, a figure whose brilliant and fine-grained ethnographic project in the Arapesh village of Ilahita was immensely influential within and beyond New Guinea anthropology. Tuzin died in 2007, at the age of 61. In his memory, the editors of this collection commissioned a set of original and thought provoking essays from eminent and accomplished anthropologists who knew and were influenced by his work. They are echoes of the Tambaran. The anthology begins with a biographical sketch of Tuzin’s life and scholarship. It is divided into four sections, each of which focuses loosely around one of his preoccupations. The first concerns warfare history, the male cult and changing masculinity, all in Melanesia. The second addresses the relationship between actor and structure. Here, the ethnographic focus momentarily shifts to the Caribbean before turning back to Papua New Guinea in essays that examine uncanny phenomena, narratives about childhood and messianic promises. The third part goes on to offer comparative and psychoanalytic perspectives on the subject in Fiji, Bali, the Amazon as well as Melanesia. Appropriately, the last section concludes with essays on Tuzin’s fieldwork style and his distinctive authorial voice.

Keywords

papua new guinea --- essays --- ethnology

Adat and Indigeneity in Indonesia - Culture and Entitlements between Heteronomy and Self-Ascription

Author:
Book Series: Göttingen Studies in Cultural Property ISBN: 9783863951320 Year: Pages: 240 Language: English
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Anthropology --- Sociology --- Social Sciences
Added to DOAB on : 2013-11-23 08:54:18
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

A number of UN conventions and declarations (on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and the World Heritage Conventions) can be understood as instruments of international governance to promote democracy and social justice worldwide. In Indonesia (as in many other countries), these international agreements have encouraged the self-assertion of communities that had been oppressed and deprived of their land, especially during the New Order regime (1966-1998). More than 2,000 communities in Indonesia who define themselves as masyarakat adat or “indigenous peoples” had already joined the Indigenous Peoples’ Alliance of the Archipelago” (AMAN) by 2013. In their efforts to gain recognition and selfdetermination, these communities are supported by international donors and international as well as national NGOs by means of development programmes. In the definition of masyarakat adat, “culture” or adat plays an important role in the communities’ self-definition. Based on particular characteristics of their adat, the asset of their culture, they try to distinguish themselves from others in order to substantiate their claims for the restitution of their traditional rights and property (namely land and other natural resources) from the state. The authors of this volume investigate how differently structured communities - socially, politically and religiously - and associations reposition themselves vis-à-vis others, especially the state, not only by drawing on adat for achieving particular goals, but also dignity and a better future.

Eisenbahn Spielen! - Populäre Aneignungen und Inszenierungen des Schienentransports in großen und kleinen Maßstäben

Author:
ISBN: 9783863952143 Year: Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Social Sciences
Added to DOAB on : 2016-06-21 11:02:38
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Gemessen an Transportleistungen und Motorisierungsgrad ist Deutschland eigentlich ein Autoland. Dass Deutschland aber auch ein Eisenbahnland ist, zeigt die Leidenschaft, mit der Lokomotivführer-Streiks und Pünktlichkeitsquoten von Zügen öffentlich diskutiert werden. Und vielen liegt die Bahn auch im wahren Wortsinn am Herzen – als nostalgisches Transportmittel von Geschichte und Geschichten, als Spielzeug, Freizeitbeschäftigung und Interessengebiet. Anhand ausgewählter Beispiele setzt sich »Eisenbahn Spielen« aus ethnografisch-kulturwissenschaftlicher Perspektive mit Aneignungen und Inszenierungen des Schienentransports in populären Kontexten auseinander. Gefragt wird nach dem kindlichen Eisenbahnspiel, nach der Präsentation der Eisenbahn im Museum, nach der Erinnerung an längst demontierte Gleise und nach männlicher Hegemonie im Eisenbahnverein. Vorgestellt werden ein interkulturelles Modellbahn-Bastelprojekt und ein Stück heile Männerwelt, das rund um eine Feldbahnanlage entstanden ist. Und es wird ganz grundsätzlich überlegt, in welchem Verhältnis die Eisenbahn zum schaffenden und spielenden Menschen steht und wie sich die populäre Begeisterung für Schienenverkehrsmittel erklären lässt.

Keywords

railway --- transport --- ethnology --- playing trains

Permissive Residents: West Papuan refugees living in Papua New Guinea

Author:
ISBN: 9781921536236 Year: Pages: 157 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459440 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Sociology
Added to DOAB on : 2012-06-14 11:46:24
License: ANU Press

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This book offers another frame through which to view the event of the outrigger landing of 43 West Papuans in Australia in 2006. West Papuans have crossed boundaries to seek asylum since 1962, usually eastward into Papua New Guinea (PNG), and occasionally southward to Australia. Between 1984–86, around 11,000 people crossed into PNG seeking asylum. After the Government of PNG acceded to the United Nations Convention and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, West Papuans were relocated from informal camps on the international border to a single inland location called East Awin. This volume provides an ethnography of that settlement based on the author’s fieldwork carried out in 1998–99.

Listing 1 - 10 of 28 << page
of 3
>>
Sort by