Managing Animals in New Guinea

Preying the Game in the Highlands

Author: Paul Sillitoe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113446231X

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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Managing Animals in New Guinea analyzes the place of animals in the lives of New Guinea Highlanders. Looking at issues of zoological classification, hunting of wild animals and management of domesticated ones, notably pigs, it asks how natural parameters affect people's livelihood strategies and their relations with animals and the wider environment.

Social Change in Melanesia

Development and History

Author: Paul Sillitoe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521778060

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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This book offers a clear and absorbing account of social change in Melanesia since the arrival of Europeans, covering the colonial period and the history of the new post-colonial states. It discusses economic and technological change, urbanisation, the development of the modern state, and the often violent reactions to these dramatic transformations, and considers the dilemmas of development that threaten the environment. A companion to An Introduction to the Anthropology of Melanesia (1998), it is addressed to students with little or no background in the region's history and development.

Home in the Islands

Housing and Social Change in the Pacific

Author: Jan Rensel,Margaret Rodman

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824819347

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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Home in the Islands addresses changes in housing in the Pacific, considers how these changes came about, and explores their consequences. Architecture intersects with critical anthropology and geography as contributors examine how social, political, religious, economic, demographic, and environmental influences coverage in the nexus of housing. Building on recent interdisciplinary literature, the essays explore the meanings that are spatially negotiated as Pacific Islanders build and dwell in places that have always been home, are homes away from home, and are homelands without homes. Although detailed written and photographic documentation is not available for most case studies of housing in the Pacific, the stories are there for those who learn to read the evidence. They draw attention to colonial and missionary agendas, local and global economies, environmental disasters, cultural identities, social connections, and family continuity, as well as personal choices. And, as the chapter on homeless Hawaiians shows, even those without houses have stories to tell. Anthropologists, architects, environmental designers, geographers, and historians will welcome this diverse volume on a neglected yet important aspect of change in the lives of Pacific Islanders.

The Anthropology of Morality in Melanesia and Beyond

Author: Mr John Barker

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409491099

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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The Anthropology of Morality in Melanesia and Beyond examines how Melanesians experience and deal with moral dilemmas and challenges. Taking Kenelm Burridge’s seminal work as their starting point, the contributors focus upon public situations and types of people that exemplify key ethical contradictions for members of moral communities. While returning to some classical concerns, such as the roles of big men and sorcerers, the book opens new territory with richly textured ethnographic studies and theoretical reviews that explore the interface between the values associated with indigenous village life and the ethical orientations associated with Christianity, the state, the marketplace, and other facets of ‘modernity'. A major contribution to the emerging field of the anthropology of morality, the volume includes some of the most prominent scholars working in the discipline today, including Bruce Knauft, Joel Robbins, F.G. Bailey,Deborah Gewertz and Frederick Errington.

"Mahnen, Prahlen, Drohen- "

Rhetorik und politische Organisation amerikanischer Indianer

Author: Christian Meyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Indians

Page: 356

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In historischen und ethnographischen Darstellungen über amerikanische Indianer wird immer wieder betont, welch große rhetorische Fähigkeiten sie besitzen und welch immense gesellschaftliche Bedeutung der Redekunst zukommt. Dennoch wurde die Rhetorik als Kunst der Beeinflussung kaum in Forschungen zur inneren politischen Organisation der Indianer einbezogen. "Mahnen, Prahlen, Drohen ..." fasst erstmals die historischen und rezenten Informationen zusammen, die wir über die Rhetorik bei amerikanischen Indianern besitzen, und untersucht mit Hilfe eines theoretisch fundierten Begriffes der Rhetorik den Zusammenhang zwischen rhetorischem Handeln und politischer Organisation.

The Present Past

An Introduction to Anthropology for Archeologists

Author: Ian Hodder

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473819547

Category: History

Page: 240

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This updated edition of Professor Ian Hodder’s original and classic work on the role which anthropology must play in the interpretation of the archaeological record. There has long been a need for archaeologists and anthropologists to correlate their ideas and methods for interpreting the material culture of past civilisations. Archaeological interpretation of the past is inevitably based on the ideas and experiences of the present and the use of such ethnographic analogy has been widely adapted – and criticised, not least in Britain. In this challenging study, Ian Hodder questions the assumptions, values and methods which have been too readily accepted. At the same time, he shows how anthropology can be applied to archaeology. He examines the criteria for the proper use of analogy and, in particular, emphasises the need to consider the meaning and interpretation of material cultures within the total social and cultural contexts. He discusses anthropological models of refuse deposits, technology and production, subsistence, settlement, burial, trade exchange, art form and ritual; he then considers their application to comparable archaeological data. Throughout, Professor Hodder emphasises the need for a truly scientific approach and a critical self-awareness by archaeologists, who should be prepared to study their own social and cultural context, not least their own attitudes to the present-day material world.

Choice

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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Visions of Culture

An Introduction to Anthropological Theories and Theorists

Author: Jerry D. Moore

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780585189963

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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An accessible, balanced undergraduate textbook on anthropological theory. Jerry D. Moore's Visions of Culture presents students with a brief, readable treatment of theoretical developments in the field from the days of Tylor and Morgan through contemporary postmodernists and cultural materialists. An ideal book for classes on the theory or the history of anthropology.

Introducing Anthropology of Religion

Culture to the Ultimate

Author: Jack David Eller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317579135

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

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This clear and engaging guide introduces students to key areas of the field and shows how to apply an anthropological approach to the study of religion in the contemporary world. Written by an experienced teacher, it covers major traditional topics including definitions, theories and beliefs as well as symbols, myth and ritual. The book also explores important but often overlooked issues such as morality, violence, fundamentalism, secularization, and new religious movements. The chapters all contain lively case studies of religions practiced around the world. The second edition of Introducing Anthropology of Religion contains updated theoretical discussion plus fresh ethnographic examples throughout. In addition to a brand new chapter on vernacular religion, Eller provides a significantly revised chapter on the emerging anthropologies of Christianity and Islam. The book features more material on contemporary societies as well as new coverage of topics such as pilgrimage and paganism. Images, a glossary and questions for discussion are now included and additional resources are provided via a companion website.

Arguing with Anthropology

An Introduction to Critical Theories of the Gift

Author: Karen Sykes,Karen Margaret Sykes

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415254434

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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A guide to key elements in anthropology, this work teaches the ability to think, write and argue critically. Its hypothetical approach takes gift-theory - the science of obligation and reciprocity - as the theme of a virtual enquiry, which explores how the discipline has evolved, how it is applied in practice and how it can be argued.

The Anthropology of Christianity

Author: Fenella Cannell

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822336464

Category: Religion

Page: 373

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Ethnographies exploring the vastly different ways that Christianity is experienced and understood by different groups around the world.

Toward the Twenty-first Century in Christian Mission

Essays in Honor of Gerald H. Anderson, Director, Overseas Ministries Study Center, New Haven, Connecticut, Editor, International Bulletin of Missionary Research

Author: James M. Phillips

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802806383

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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This unique volume offers a comprehensive survey of the prospects and critical isssues for the Christian world mission. The essays--written by various mission experts--cover such topics as the biblical and theological basis of the mission, women in mission, urban mission, dialogues with other faiths, the anthropology of "popular" religions, and more.

Social Reproduction and History in Melanesia

Mortuary Ritual, Gift Exchange, and Custom in the Tanga Islands

Author: Robert John Foster

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521483322

Category: History

Page: 288

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This study describes and interprets the ritual activity that follows upon death in the Tanga Islands, Papua New Guinea. Robert J. Foster shows how the performance of large-scale feasts and ceremonial exchanges both commemorate the dead and regenerate the social relations of the living. He places the rites in an historical context by demonstrating how the effects of participation in an expanding cash economy has allowed Tangans to conceive of the rites as "customary" in opposition to the new and foreign practices of "business."

Globalization and Culture Change in the Pacific Islands

Author: Victoria S. Lockwood

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130421739

Category: Social Science

Page: 493

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Offering insight into the major changes that are taking place in the context of increasing globalization in Pacific Island societies, the authors seek to “ground” globalization in concrete real life cases of communities that are dealing with specific processes of globalization and formulating their own responses in their own cultural terms.The case studies presented reflect the many different cultural contexts of island societies as they deal with: global politics, nation states, and ethnic conflict; global economic integration and transnationalism; evolving identities and cultural representations; changes in patterns of social and community relations; and increasing integration into global religions.For anyone interested in the effects of globalization on the peoples and cultures of the Pacific.

Religion and Anthropology

A Critical Introduction

Author: Brian Morris

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521852418

Category: Religion

Page: 350

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"This important study provides a critical introduction to the social anthropology of religion, focusing on more recent classical ethnographies. Comprehensive, free of scholastic jargon, engaging, and comparative in approach, it covers all the major religious traditions that have been studied concretely by anthropologists: Shamanism, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Christianity and its relation to African and Melanesian religions, and contemporary Neo-Paganism"--P. [4] of cover.