The Taste of Ethnographic Things

The Senses in Anthropology

Author: Paul Stoller

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812203141

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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Anthropologists who have lost their senses write ethnographies that are often disconnected from the worlds they seek to portray. For most anthropologists, Stoller contends, tasteless theories are more important than the savory sauces of ethnographic life. That they have lost the smells, sounds, and tastes of the places they study is unfortunate for them, for their subjects, and for the discipline itself. The Taste of Ethnographic Things describes how, through long-term participation in the lives of the Songhay of Niger, Stoller eventually came to his senses. Taken together, the separate chapters speak to two important and integrated issues. The first is methodological—all the chapters demonstrate the rewards of long-term study of a culture. The second issue is how he became truer to the Songhay through increased sensual awareness.
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Writing the New Ethnography

Author: H. L. Goodall, Jr.

Publisher: AltaMira Press

ISBN: 075911725X

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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Writing the New Ethnography provides a foundational understanding of the writing processes associated with composing new forms of qualitative writing in the social sciences. Goodall's distinctive style will engage and energize students, offering them provocative advice and exercises for turning qualitative data and field notes into compelling representations of social life.
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Fieldwork on High Heels

Eine ethnographische Studie über Hostessen auf Automobilmessen

Author: Tanja Kubes

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839443490

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

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Glänzende Fahrzeugneuheiten und sexy Hostessen bilden auf Automobilmessen eine Ausstellungseinheit. Aber warum steht dort neben jedem Auto eine lächelnde Frau? Und wie wirkt sich diese stereotype Schönheitsinszenierung auf das Frauenbild unserer Gesellschaft und das leibliche Empfinden der Akteurinnen aus? Um einen direkten Zugang zur Messewelt zu bekommen, hat Tanja Kubes selbst als Hostess gearbeitet. Ihre Studie bietet somit eine faszinierende Innensicht auf die heteronormativen Schönheits-, Körper-, Macht- und Inszenierungspraxen während der Messe, indem sie multisensorische, autoethnographische Erfahrung mit leitfadengestützten Interviews und Techniken der Medienanalyse methodisch kombiniert.
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Liebe Freiheit!

Eine ethnographische Szenestudie zum Verhältnis von Nichtmonogamie und Neoliberalismus

Author: Karin Riedl

Publisher: Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag

ISBN: 3828870740

Category: Social Science

Page: 466

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Freiheit als Befehl – diesem Paradox widmet sich die vorliegende Studie. "Freie Liebe", wenn auch als Idee nicht ganz neu, steht heute in einem allumspannenden Zusammenhang, den es früher nicht gab: dem des Neoliberalismus. Wie verhält sich die Freiheit, die Menschen in nichtmonogamen erotischen Beziehungen suchen, zu der Freiheit, die der neoliberale Diskurs propagiert? Das "freie", ungebundene, stets verfügbare, flexible, dynamische, konsumfreudige Subjekt ist das systemdienliche Persönlichkeitsideal unserer Zeit. "Offen sein für Neues" gilt als Idealzustand. Ist es nicht so, als folge das Liebesleben so mancher Menschen genau diesem Prinzip, einem versteckten "Befehl zur Freiheit"? Sind sie also wirklich so frei, wie sie meinen? Die Studie sucht mithilfe diverser Theoreme nach Antworten auf diese Kernfragen, wobei sie auf Beziehungs- und Sexualpraxis, Emotionsskripte und Konzepte von Liebe und Freiheit sowie deren Genealogie eingeht. Wesentliche Grundlage ist empirisches Material aus einer ausgedehnten Feldforschung, die sich durch eine große soziale Nähe der Forscherin zu den Protagonisten, ein starkes autoethnographisches Moment und einen partizipatorischen Forschungsprozess auszeichnet. Ort der Forschung, den man in lebhafter Schilderung kennenlernt, ist die "alternative Szene" einer deutschen Großstadt, was der Fragestellung besondere Brisanz verleiht – denn in dieser Szene ist ein expliziter Wunsch nach Selbstabgrenzung vom neoliberalen Diskurs zu beobachten. Doch gelingt diese auch? Kann sie überhaupt gelingen, und wenn ja, wie?
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Science, Reason, and Anthropology

The Principles of Rational Inquiry

Author: James William Lett

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847685936

Category: Social Science

Page: 151

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For courses on anthropological theory, history, and methods... Science, Reason, and Anthropology explores the philosophical foundations of anthropology and identifies the fundamental principles of rational inquiry upon which all sound anthropological knowledge is based. As a field guide to critical thinking, with examples throughout, it is devoted to a thorough explication and analysis of the nature of reason and the practice of anthropological inquiry. Chapter one reviews the historical context of the contemporary debate between scientific and humanistic perspectives in anthropology, highlighting essential differences between the two approaches. Chapter two examines the nature of knowledge and explains the essential elements of epistemological analysis. Chapter three describes the basic features of the scientific method; it defines science as an objective, logical, and systematic approach to propositional knowledge, and explains each feature in detail. Chapter four applies the fundamental principles of critical thinking to an analysis of contemporary anthropological theory. Chapter five suggests a reconciliation between the scientific and humanistic approaches, arguing that the essential elements of sound reasoning are common to both perspectives. Science, Reason, and Anthropology argues forcefully for the preeminent value of the scientific approach in anthropology, but it does so while recognizing the inherent worth and innate appeal of the humanistic perspective. Even those who are not predisposed to share the author's conclusions will appreciate the clear and forthright manner with which he presents his arguments.
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Sensuous Scholarship

Author: Paul Stoller

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812203134

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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In Sensuous Scholarship Paul Stoller challenges contemporary social theorists and cultural critics who - using the notion of embodiment to critique both Eurocentric and phallocentric predispositions in scholarly thought - consider the body primarily as a text that can be read and analyzed. He argues that this attitude is in itself Eurocentric and is particularly inappropriate for anthropologists, who often work in societies in which the notion of text, and textual interpretation, is foreign. In many of these societies not only are reading and writing unimportant but vision is not the central perceptual mode. Instead, the "lower" senses are central to the metaphoric organization of experience. Throughout Sensuous Scholarship Stoller argues for the importance of understanding the "sensuous epistemologies" of many non-Western societies so that we can better understand the societies themselves and what their epistemologies have to teach us about human experience in general.
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JASO

Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropology

Page: N.A

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Traveling spirit masters

Moroccan Gnawa trance and music in the global marketplace

Author: Deborah Anne Kapchan

Publisher: Wesleyan Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780819568519

Category: History

Page: 325

View: 4750

The sacred and musical phenomenon of trance
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Ein Tagebuch im strikten Sinn des Wortes

Neuguinea 1914 - 1918

Author: Bronislaw Malinowski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783880742871

Category: Malinowski, Bronislaw

Page: 271

View: 5889

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Geschichte der Sinne

von der Antike bis zum Cyberspace

Author: Robert Jütte

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406467677

Category: Perception

Page: 416

View: 3935

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Intimate colonialism

head, heart, and body in West African development work

Author: Laurie L. Charlés

Publisher: Left Coast Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Laurie Charleacute;s finished her Ph.D., then took off to West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer. Asked to create programs to help adolescent girls stay in school, she found herself enmeshed in the politics and cultural barriers that prevent these girls from creating a better life. But that was not all that was enmeshed. Charleacute;s found love, sexual fulfillment, sexual harassment, and gender discrimination, all of which further complexified her stated mission. Her candid assessment of life and work in Africa, the intimate relationships that gave hope to the possibility of change, the emotional and physical highs and lows that affected her ability to function, all become factors affecting her success in improving the lives of African girls. This eloquent narrative should be of interest both to those doing development work and to those interested in autoethnographic exploration of the self.
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Occasions of faith

an anthropology of Irish Catholics

Author: Lawrence J. Taylor

Publisher: Univ of Pennsylvania Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 282

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Devotional "occasions" or experiences by Irish Catholics form the crux of this powerful, first book-length anthropological study of Irish Catholicism.Rich in ethnographical material, wide-ranging archival sources, insightful cultural observations, vivid accounts of individual experiences, and thoughtful scrutiny of religious questions and theories illuminate twenty years of ethnographic fieldwork. From these varied resources Lawrence Taylor creates a memorable account of the forces that shape local forms of Catholicism in southwest Donegal.
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Book Review Digest

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography

Page: N.A

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When They Read what We Write

The Politics of Ethnography

Author: Caroline Brettell

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

View: 9811

Stimulated by discussions of responsibility and ethics in anthropological fieldwork, this book explores what happens when people who are the subjects of research read what has been written about them.
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Fieldwork

Author: Christopher John Pole

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781412900300

Category: Social Science

Page: 431

View: 5395

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Enterprising women

television fandom and the creation of popular myth

Author: Camille Bacon-Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 338

View: 3687

A study of the worldwide community of fans of Star Trek and other genre television series who create and distribute fiction and art based on their favorite series. This community includes people from all walks of life--housewives, librarians, secretaries, and professors of medieval literature. Ninety percent of its members are women
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Family Therapy and the City

An Examination of the Community's Role in Healing 1981-1990

Author: James Arthur Nelson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 430

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American Anthropologist

Author: American Economic Association

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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