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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The Anthropological Circle

Symbol, Function, History

Author: Marc Augé

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521232364

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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Anthropology is both outside of history and within it. Histories of anthropology tend to summarise particular authors' intellectual differences; but, as Marc Augé argues in this book, first published in English in 1982, these differences may in fact be intrinsically derived from intellectual divisions within anthropology as obvious as they are irreconcilable. Augé identifies, in contemporary debates in French anthropology, the paths that perhaps allow us to transcend these oppositions. On doing so, he explores and clarifies the relationship that anthropology enjoys with history, on the intellectual plane, and with politics, on the historical plane. His argument is stimulating and challenging, and will interest all social anthropologists and sociologists concerned with the theoretical foundations of their disciplines, as well as demonstrating to historians and political scientists what anthropology has to offer them.

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.

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.

Western Medicine As Contested Knowledge

Author: Andrew Cunningham,Bridie Andrews

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719046735

Category: Medical

Page: 294

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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.

Anthropology and Africa

Changing Perspectives on a Changing Scene

Author: Sally Falk Moore

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813915050

Category: History

Page: 165

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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.

Monographic Series

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Monographic series

Page: N.A

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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

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

Die Formen des Vergessens

Author: Marc Augé

Publisher: Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3882214139

Category: Philosophy

Page: 105

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Vergessen und Erinnern bedingen einander. Augé unterscheidet im Verlauf der Geschichte und im Leben des Individuums drei Formen des Vergessens. Davon ausgehend zeigt er, welche Möglichkeiten der Gegenwärtigkeit im Vergessen liegen, und weist Wege zu einem glücklichen Leben im Hier und Jetzt. Von Marc Augé sind bei Matthes & Seitz Berlin bisher folgende Bücher erschienen: "Das Pariser Bistro", "Die illusorische Gemeinschaft".