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And Horns on the Toads

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ISBN: 9780870740138 Year:
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
Subject: Anthropology
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The Anglo-Scottish Ballad and its Imaginary Contexts

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ISBN: 9781783740284/9781783740291 Year: Pages: 227 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0041 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Anthropology
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This is the first book to combine contemporary debates in ballad studies with the insights of modern textual scholarship. Just like canonical literature and music, the ballad should not be seen as a uniquely authentic item inextricably tied to a documented source, but rather as an unstable structure subject to the vagaries of production, reception, and editing. Among the matters addressed are topics central to the subject, including ballad origins, oral and printed transmission, sound and writing, agency and editing, and textual and melodic indeterminacy and instability. While drawing on the time-honoured materials of ballad studies, the book offers a theoretical framework for the discipline to complement the largely ethnographic approach that has dominated in recent decades. Primarily directed at the community of ballad and folk song scholars, the book will be of interest to researchers in several adjacent fields, including folklore, oral literature, ethnomusicology, and textual scholarship.

Anthropologie naïve, anthropologie savante

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ISBN: 9782271051592 9782271078551 Year: Language: French
Publisher: CNRS Éditions
Subject: Anthropology
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License: OpenEdition licence for Books

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Il y a deux siècles, les naturalistes s'emparèrent de la question de l'origine de l'homme, à laquelle seuls les mythes fournissaient jusqu'alors des réponses. Mais la science, après avoir rejeté les traditionnels récits mythiques, a-t-elle véritablement réussi à se libérer de leur influence ? A travers une analyse des principales conceptions de l'anthropogenèse proposées entre le début du xixe siècle et nos jours, Wiktor Stoczkowski montre que les travaux scientifiques, au même titre que les ...

Anthropology of Color

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ISBN: 9789027232434 9789027291707 Year: DOI: 10.1075/z.137 Language: English
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101357
Subject: Anthropology
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The field of color categorization has always been intrinsically multi- and inter-disciplinary, since its beginnings in the nineteenth century. The main contribution of this book is to foster a new level of integration among different approaches to the anthropological study of color. The editors have put great effort into bringing together research from anthropology, linguistics, psychology, semiotics, and a variety of other fields, by promoting the exploration of the different but interacting and complementary ways in which these various perspectives model the domain of color experience. By so doing, they significantly promote the emergence of a coherent field of the anthropology of color.

An Anthropology of Landscape

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ISBN: 9781911307433 Year: Pages: 346 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781911307433 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: Anthropology --- Sociology --- Archaeology
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An Anthropology of Landscape tells the fascinating story of a heathland landscape in south-west England and the way different individuals and groups engage with it. Based on a long-term anthropological study, the book emphasises four individual themes: embodied identities, the landscape as a sensuous material form that is acted upon and in turn acts on people, the landscape as contested, and its relation to emotion. The landscape is discussed in relation to these themes as both ‘taskscape’ and ‘leisurescape’, and from the perspective of different user groups. First, those who manage the landscape and use it for work: conservationists, environmentalists, archaeologists, the Royal Marines, and quarrying interests. Second, those who use it in their leisure time: cyclists and horse riders, model aircraft flyers, walkers, people who fish there, and artists who are inspired by it. The book makes an innovative contribution to landscape studies and will appeal to all those interested in nature conservation, historic preservation, the politics of nature, the politics of identity, and an anthropology of Britain.

Anthropology of Tobacco

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Book Series: Routledge Studies in Public Health ISBN: 9781138485143 9781351050197 Year: Pages: 380 Language: English
Publisher: Routledge
Subject: Anthropology
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Tobacco has become one of the most widely used and traded commodities on the planet. Reflecting contemporary anthropological interest in material culture studies, Anthropology of Tobacco makes the plant the centre of its own contentious, global story in which, instead of a passive commodity, tobacco becomes a powerful player in a global adventure involving people, corporations and public health. Bringing together a range of perspectives from the social and natural sciences as well as the arts and humanities, Anthropology of Tobacco weaves stories together from a range of historical, cross-cultural and literary sources and empirical research. These combine with contemporary anthropological theories of agency and cross-species relationships to offer fresh perspectives on how an apparently humble plant has progressed to world domination, and the consequences of it having done so. It also considers what needs to happen if, as some public health advocates would have it, we are seriously to imagine ‘a world without tobacco’. This book presents students, scholars and practitioners in anthropology, public health and social policy with unique and multiple perspectives on tobacco-human relations.

Anthropology's World

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Book Series: Anthropology, Culture and Society ISBN: 9780745330488 9781849645652 Year: Pages: 216 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_625233 Language: English
Publisher: Pluto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100047
Subject: Anthropology
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A work that reassesses the issues that have always affected anthropology: what is anthropology for; how do anthropologists want their work to be understood; for whom do they write, and in what language? In his panoramic new book, Ulf Hannerz cements his reputation as one of anthropology's finest writers. He describes how anthropology came to be a major intellectual discipline, why it is vital that it remains so, and the problems it might face in the immediate future. Turning the anthropologist’s toolkit upon the discipline itself, and asking searching questions of the purpose, ethics and future of the subject, Anthropology's World should be required reading for all students and practitioners of anthropology.

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Anthropology --- Anthropology

Antropologia da saúde: traçando identidade e explorando fronteiras

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ISBN: 9788575414040 Year: Pages: 248 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7476/9788575414040 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: SciELO Books - Editora FIOCRUZ
Subject: Anthropology
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Tem como objetivos definir, problematizar e explorar o potencial da abordagem antropológica às questões relativas a saúde e doença. Ainda que todos os artigos tentem esclarecer e delimitar o campo de atuação da antropologia médica, não apresentam a mesma visão ao tratar das características internas e das fronteiras deste saber. Em alguns, a busca é por desconstruir dicotomias correntes, rumo aos fundamentos metateóricos; em outros, nota-se uma visão complexa do campo a partir da discussão de trabalhos empíricos, etnográficos.

An Archaeology of Art and Writing

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ISBN: 9783946198390 9783946198369 9783946198376 9783941698383 Year: Pages: 362 DOI: 10.16994/bak Language: English
Publisher: Modern Academic Publishing
Subject: Anthropology --- Archaeology --- Social Sciences --- History of arts --- History
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"An Archaeology of Art and Writing offers an in-depth treatment of the image as material culture. Centring on early Egyptian bone, ivory, and wooden labels—one of the earliest inscribed and decorated object groups from burials in the lower Nile Valley—the research is anchored in the image as the site of material action. A key aim of this book is to outline a contextual and reflexive approach to early art and writing as a complement to the traditional focus on iconographic and linguistic meanings. Archaeological and anthropological approaches are integrated with social theories of practice and agency to develop a more holistic perspective that situates early Egyptian imagery in relation to its manufacture, use and final deposition in the funerary context. The dialectical relationships between past embodied practitioners and materials, production techniques, and compositional principles are examined for the insight they provide into changes and continuities in early Egyptian graphical expression across time and space. The electronic version of this book is accompanied by an online database of the inscribed labels, enabling the reader to explore via hyperlinks the fascinating body of evidence that underpins this innovative study. Kathryn Piquette lectures on the archaeology of ancient Egypt and the Near East at the University of Reading. She also lectures in digital humanities at University College London, where she serves as a senior research consultant in advanced digital imaging techniques for cultural heritage. Recent publications include the co-edited Writing as Material Practice: Substance, surface and medium."

Arcticness

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ISBN: 9781787350137 Year: Pages: 204 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press Grant: European Research Council (ERC) - 2011-AdG-295486
Subject: Geography --- Anthropology --- Sociology --- Social Sciences
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Climate change and globalisation are opening up the Arctic for exploitation by the world – or so we are told. But what about the views, interests and needs of the peoples who live in the region? This volume explores the opportunities and limitations in engaging with the Arctic under change, and the Arctic peoples experiencing the changes, socially and physically. With essays by both academics and Arctic peoples, integrating multiple perspectives and multiple disciplines, the book covers social, legal, political, geographical, scientific and creative questions related to Arcticness, to address the challenges faced by the Arctic as a region and specifically by local communities. As well as academic essays, the contributions to the book include personal reflections, a graphic essay, and poetry, to ensure wide and varied coverage of the Arctic experience – what the contributions all have in common is the fundamental human perspective. Topics covered in the essays include indigenous identity and livelihoods such as reindeer herding, and adapting to modern identities; a graphic essay on the experience of Arctic indigenous peoples in residential schools; the effects of climate change; energy in the Arctic; and extractive industries and their impacts on local communities. The book includes reflections on the future of Arcticness, engaging with communities to ensure meaningful representation and as a counterpoint to the primacy of environmental, national and global issues.

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energy --- arctic --- sustainability --- polar

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