Bilder des Mittelmeer-Raumes

Phasen und Themen der ethnologischen Forschung seit 1945

Author: Yamina Dir

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825869731

Category: Ethnology

Page: 119

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Posted in Ethnology

Religion and Custom in a Muslim Society

The Berti of Sudan

Author: Ladislav Holy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521024969

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Among the Berti of Northern Darfur (Sudan), as among many Muslim societies, the formal religious practices are predominantly the concern of men, while local, unorthodox customary rituals are performed mainly by women. It is usual to dismiss such local, popular practices as pre-Islamic survivals, but Professor Holy shows that the customary rituals constitute an integral part of the religious system of the Berti. Carefully analysing the symbolic statements made in Berti rituals, Professor Holy demonstrates that the distinction between the two classes of rituals is an expression of the gender relationships characteristic of the society. He also examines the social distribution of knowledge about Islam, and explains the role of the religious schools in sustaining religious ideas. The work is not only an ethnographic study of ritual, belief and gender in an African society. It also makes a significant contribution to current anthropological discussion of the interpretation and meaning of rituals and symbols.
Posted in Social Science

Quadripartite Structures

Categories, Relations and Homologies in Bush Mekeo Culture

Author: Mark S. Mosko

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521264525

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

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This book was the first detailed, comprehensive study of Bush Mekeo culture and society.
Posted in Social Science

Western Medicine As Contested Knowledge

Author: Andrew Cunningham,Bridie Andrews

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719046735

Category: Medical

Page: 294

View: 7230

Examines the range of non-Western responses to Western medicine across the spectrum of Western imperialist influence, from Japan in the East to the Navajo of North America in the West. The text aims to make a contribution to the debate about the relationship between knowledge and.
Posted in Medical

Kulturanthropologie

Author: Werner von der Ohe

Publisher: Duncker & Humblot

ISBN: 9783428461394

Category:

Page: 540

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Fifteen Generations of Bretons

Kinship and Society in Lower Brittany, 1720-1980

Author: Martine Segalen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 323

View: 4186

Posted in Social Science

Anthropology and Africa

Changing Perspectives on a Changing Scene

Author: Sally Falk Moore

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813915050

Category: History

Page: 165

View: 4921

No one working in Africa today or studying Africa in any discipline whatever can afford to ignore the anthropological literature. It has long been the foundational background for a variety of African studies. However, there has never been a succinct historical description of the way the Africanist field has evolved in anthropology, together with a broad bibliographical guide. This book supplies that basic information. But it does more It reviews the field as a controversial history of ideas. African studies in anthropology throw light on the way Anglo-Europeans and Americans have conceived of the rest of the world and the way academic disciplines have changed in this century.
Posted in History

BPR

Author: Bowker Staff,R R Bowker Publishing,Bowker

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: 9780835216166

Category: American literature

Page: 1245

View: 4211

Posted in American literature

Monographic Series

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Monographic series

Page: N.A

View: 8838

Posted in Monographic series

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 2595

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
Posted in History

Theory and Practice in Archaeology

Author: Ian Hodder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134797346

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 3645

In this latest collection of his articles, of which seven are written especially for this volume, Ian Hodder captures and continues the lively controversy of the 1980s over symbolic and structural approaches to archaeology. The book acts as an overview of the developments in the discipline over the last decade; yet Hodder's brief is far wider. His aim is to break down the division between the intellectual and the "dirt" archaeologist to demonstrate that in this discipline more than any other, theory must be related to practice to save effectively our rapidly diminishing heritage.
Posted in Social Science

Too Smart for Our Own Good

The Ecological Predicament of Humankind

Author: Craig Dilworth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052176436X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 530

View: 1831

A groundbreaking work explaining our ecological predicament in the context of the first scientific theory of humankind's development.
Posted in Business & Economics

Die Gabe

Form und Funktion des Austauschs in archaischen Gesellschaften

Author: Marcel Mauss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518283431

Category: Segmentierte Gesellschaft - Geschenk

Page: 208

View: 3937

Afrika/Europa - Siedlung - Handel/Verkehr - Wirtschaftsgeschichte.
Posted in Segmentierte Gesellschaft - Geschenk

Homo ludens

vom Ursprung der Kultur im Spiel

Author: Johan Huizinga

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499554353

Category: Civilization

Page: 251

View: 7001

Ein grundlegendes Element unserer Kultur ist das Spiel. Der Mensch ist ein Spieler - und ohne seine Lust und Fähigkeit zum Spielen hätten sich ganze Bereiche seiner Kultur nicht entwickelt: die Dichtung, das Recht, die Wissenschaft, die bildende Kunst, die Philosophie und viele andere. Johan Huizinga, der grosse holländische Historiker und Kulturphilosoph, hat in diesem Buch eine Theorie der Kultur entworfen, in der er dem Denker (homo sapiens) und dem Tätigen (homo faber) den Menschen als Spieler (homo ludens) an die Seite stellt. Ein klassischer Essay der Kulturgeschichte und Anthropologie.
Posted in Civilization