• Social Science

Anthropological Perspectives Perspectivas antropologicas

Tools for the Analysis of European Societies Herramientas para el analisis de las sociedades europeas
Author: Klaus Schriewer,Salvador Cayuela Sánchez
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 3830981201
Category: Social Science
Page: 398
View: 705
El doble carácter teórico y empírico del trabajo antropológico exige un debate permanente tanto sobre los análisis de los estudios de caso particulares, como sobre las herramientas teóricas utilizadas en la investigatión. Desde este convencimiento, el libro que aquí se presenta pretende aportar al debate antropológico tanto herramientas conceptuales capaces de ofrecer aproximaciones útiles a las complejas problemáticas actuales, como ejemplos bien delimitados -cargados de teoría- que ilustren el quehacer del antropólogos sociales de Europa, preocupados precisamente por los retos más acuciantes de nuestras sociedades. Being theoretical and empirical at the same, the twofold character of anthropological work requires a permanent debate both on the analysis of case studies and on the conceptual tools used for research. Therefore, the book presented here aims to contribute to the anthropological debate useful theoretical tools to approach today's urgent issues on the conceptual level, as well as empirical examples which - loaded with theory - illustrate the work of contemporary social anthropology. The current volume focuses on the works of some of the most renowned European social anthropologists, precisely concerned about the most pressing challenges of our societies.

    • Social Science

Work and Livelihoods

History, Ethnography and Models in Times of Crisis
Author: Susana Narotzky,Victoria Goddard
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317602447
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
View: 801
Winner of the Society for the Anthropology of Work book prize 2017 This volume presents a global range of ethnographic case studies to explore the ways in which - in the context of the restructuring of industrial work, the ongoing financial crisis, and the surge in unemployment and precarious employment - local and global actors engage with complex social processes and devise ideological, political, and economic responses to them. It shows how the reorganization and re-signification of work, notably shifts in the perception and valorization of work, affect domestic and community arrangements and shape the conditions of life of workers and their families.

    • Literary Criticism

Homo Narrans

The Poetics and Anthropology of Oral Literature
Author: John D. Niles
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812202953
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 296
View: 4791
It would be difficult to imagine what human life would be like without stories—from myths recited by Pueblo Indian healers in the kiva, ballads sung in Slovenian market squares, folktales and legends told by the fireside in Italy, to jokes told at a dinner table in Des Moines—for it is chiefly through storytelling that people possess a past. In Homo Narrans John D. Niles explores how human beings shape their world through the stories they tell. The book vividly weaves together the study of Anglo-Saxon literature and culture with the author's own engagements in the field with some of the greatest twentieth-century singers and storytellers in the Scottish tradition. Niles ponders the nature of the storytelling impulse, the social function of narrative, and the role of individual talent in oral tradition. His investigation of the poetics of oral narrative encompasses literary works, such as the epic poems and hymns of early Greece and the Anglo-Saxon Beowulf, texts that we know only through written versions but that are grounded in oral technique. That all forms of narrative, even the most sophisticated genres of contemporary fiction, have their ultimate origin in storytelling is a point that scarcely needs to be argued. Niles's claims here are more ambitious: that oral narrative is and has long been the chief basis of culture itself, that the need to tell stories is what distinguishes humans from all other living creatures.

    • Social Science

Folktales and Society

Story-telling in a Hungarian Peasant Community : Expanded Edition with a New Afterword
Author: Linda Dégh
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253316790
Category: Social Science
Page: 453
View: 2005
A study of the Szeklers and their folktales.

    • Mathematics

Mathematics and Archaeology


Author: Juan A. Barcelo,Igor Bogdanovic
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482226820
Category: Mathematics
Page: 528
View: 7410
Although many archaeologists have a good understanding of the basics in computer science, statistics, geostatistics, modeling, and data mining, more literature is needed about the advanced analysis in these areas. This book aids archaeologists in learning more advanced tools and methods while also helping mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists with no previous knowledge of the field realize the potential of the methods in archaeological experiments.

    • History

Disability in the Caribbean

A Study of Four Countries : a Socio-demographic Analysis of the Disabled
Author: Samuel Vézina,Louise Ebbeson
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211216752
Category: History
Page: 71
View: 3838
The paper presents an overview of definitions and concepts applied by the United Nations and further describes different concepts and methodologies that are available to quantify and measure disability. It presents findings of an empirical four country (Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago) study using recent census data. The study also looks into the accessibility of assistive devices, living arrangements and social activities of those affected by these ailments.

    • Business & Economics

The Moment of Clarity

Using the Human Sciences to Solve Your Toughest Business Problems
Author: Christian Madsbjerg,Mikkel Rasmussen
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1422191907
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
View: 3046
Businesses need a new type of problem solving. Why? Because they are getting people wrong. Traditional problem-solving methods taught in business schools serve us well for some of the everyday challenges of business, but they tend to be ineffective with problems involving a high degree of uncertainty. Why? Because, more often than not, these tools are based on a flawed model of human behavior. And that flawed model is the invisible scaffolding that supports our surveys, our focus groups, our R&D, and much of our long-term strategic planning. In The Moment of Clarity, Christian Madsbjerg and Mikkel Rasmussen examine the business world’s assumptions about human behavior and show how these assumptions can lead businesses off track. But the authors chart a way forward. Using theories and tools from the human sciences—anthropology, sociology, philosophy, and psychology—The Moment of Clarity introduces a practical framework called sensemaking. Sensemaking’s nonlinear problem-solving approach gives executives a better way to understand business challenges involving shifts in human behavior. This new methodology, a fundamentally different way to think about strategy, is already taking off in Fortune 100 companies around the world. Through compelling case studies and their direct experience with LEGO, Samsung, Adidas, Coloplast, and Intel, Madsbjerg and Rasmussen will show you how to solve problems as diverse as setting company direction, driving growth, improving sales models, understanding the real culture of your organization, and finding your way in new markets. Over and over again, executives say the same thing after engaging in a process of sensemaking: “Now I see it . . .” This experience—the moment of clarity—has the potential to drive the entire strategic future of your company. Isn’t it time you and your firm started getting people right? Learn more about the innovation and strategy work of ReD Associates at: redassociates.com

    • Social Science

Man the Hunter


Author: Richard Borshay Lee
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351507451
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
View: 4145
Man the Hunter is a collection of papers presented at a symposium on research done among the hunting and gathering peoples of the world. Ethnographic studies increasingly contribute substantial amounts of new data on hunter-gatherers and are rapidly changing our concept of Man the Hunter. Social anthropologists generally have been reappraising the basic concepts of descent, fi liation, residence, and group structure. This book presents new data on hunters and clarifi es a series of conceptual issues among social anthropologists as a necessary background to broader discussions with archaeologists, biologists, and students of human evolution.

    • Science

Science Anxiety

Fear of Science and How to Overcome It
Author: Jeffry V. Mallow
Publisher: H & H Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780943202181
Category: Science
Page: 175
View: 312

    • Social Science

The Vulnerable Observer

Anthropology That Breaks Your Heart
Author: Ruth Behar
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807046485
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
View: 2059
Eloquently interweaving ethnography and memoir, award-winning anthropologist Ruth Behar offers a new theory and practice for humanistic anthropology. She proposes an anthropology that is lived and written in a personal voice. She does so in the hope that it will lead us toward greater depth of understanding and feeling, not only in contemporary anthropology, but in all acts of witnessing. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Political Science

Readings in Globalization

Key Concepts and Major Debates
Author: George Ritzer,Zeynep Atalay
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405132736
Category: Political Science
Page: 477
View: 9978
This engaging anthology introduces students to the major concepts of globalization within the context of the key debates and disputes. 'Readings in Globalization' illustrates that major debates in the field are not only useful to examine for their own merit but can extend our knowledge of globalization.

    • Social Science

Archaeological Human Remains

Global Perspectives
Author: Barra O’Donnabhain,María Cecilia Lozada
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319063707
Category: Social Science
Page: 252
View: 3848
This volume addresses the directions that studies of archaeological human remains have taken in a number of different countries, where attitudes range from widespread support to prohibition. Overlooked in many previous publications, this diversity in attitudes is examined through a variety of lenses, including academic origins, national identities, supporting institutions, archaeological context and globalization. The volume situates this diversity of attitudes by examining past and current tendencies in studies of archaeologically-retrieved human remains across a range of geopolitical settings. In a context where methodological approaches have been increasingly standardized in recent decades, the volume poses the question if this standardization has led to a convergence in approaches to archaeological human remains or if significant differences remain between practitioners in different countries. The volume also explores the future trajectories of the study of skeletal remains in the different jurisdictions under scrutiny.

    • Political Science

The Blackwell Companion to Globalization


Author: George Ritzer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111953853X
Category: Political Science
Page: 384
View: 9538
This companion features original essays on the complexity of globalization and its diverse and sometimes conflicting effects. Written by top scholars in the field, it offers a nuanced and detailed examination of globalization that includes both positive and critical evaluations. Introduces the major players, theories, and methodologies Explores the major areas of impact, including the environment, cities, outsourcing, consumerism, global media, politics, religion, and public health Addresses the foremost concerns of global inequality, corruption, international terrorism, war, and the future of globalization Wide-ranging and comprehensive, an excellent text for undergraduate and graduate students in a range of disciplines

    • Social Science

Heritage and Rights of Indigenous Peoples


Author: Manuel May Castillo
Publisher: Archaeological Studies Leiden
ISBN: 9789087282998
Category: Social Science
Page: 350
View: 8580
The heritage of Indigenous Peoples has long been researched and commented upon from the outside. This book adopts an innovative approach by engaging with the heritage of Indigenous Peoples from the 'inside'.0On 13th September 2007, member states of the United Nations adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), a momentous occasion marking wide political recognition of Indigenous Peoples' rights. Ten years on, this book explores the areas -both substantive and geographic- dealing with the heritage and rights of Indigenous Peoples globally. Written jointly by indigenous and non-indigenous scholars, the chapters offer an insight into the issues faced by Indigenous Peoples under the umbrella themes of land, spirituality and self-determination. The case studies - which span four continents - not only highlight the various resilient and imaginative ways in which Indigenous Peoples are managing to sustain, develop and transform their heritage, but also offer an insight into the areas where the implementation of UNDRIP is most needed.0On the 10th anniversary of UNDRIP, this book therefore serves as a clarion call to states, transnational enterprises and policymakers to act in accordance with the tenets of the UN Declaration and take indigenous perspectives, ontologies and worldviews seriously.

    • Computers

Computational Intelligence in Archaeology


Author: Barcelo, Juan A.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1599044919
Category: Computers
Page: 436
View: 2702
Provides analytical theories offered by innovative artificial intelligence computing methods in the archaeological domain.

    • Medical

Transcultural nursing

concepts, theories, research and practice
Author: Madeleine M. Leininger,Marilyn R. McFarland
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071353977
Category: Medical
Page: 621
View: 374
The most comprehensive guide to transcultural nursing in global settings, covering pain management, mental health therapies, child-rearing practices, certification, and much more. Features comparisons of western and non-western cultures, and information on multiple cultures of urban USA.

    • Social Science

Transforming Modernity

Popular Culture in Mexico
Author: Néstor García Canclini
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292789076
Category: Social Science
Page: 144
View: 2382
Is popular culture merely a process of creating, marketing, and consuming a final product, or is it an expression of the artist's surroundings and an attempt to alter them? Noted Argentine/Mexican anthropologist Néstor García Canclini addresses these questions and more in Transforming Modernity, a translation of Las culturas populares en el capitalismo. Based on fieldwork among the Purépecha of Michoacán, Mexico, some of the most talented artisans of the New World, the book is not so much a work of ethnography as of philosophy—a cultural critique of modernism. García Canclini delineates three interpretations of popular culture: spontaneous creation, which posits that artistic expression is the realization of beauty and knowledge; "memory for sale," which holds that original products are created for sale in the imposed capitalist system; and the tourist outlook, whereby collectibles are created to justify development and to provide insight into what capitalism has achieved. Transforming Modernity argues strongly for popular culture as an instrument of understanding, reproducing, and transforming the social system in order to elaborate and construct class hegemony and to reflect the unequal appropriation and distribution of cultural capital. With its wide scope, this book should appeal to readers within and well beyond anthropology—those interested in cultural theory, social thought, and Mesoamerican culture.

    • Social Science

The Postclassic Mesoamerican World


Author: Michael Ernest Smith,Frances Berdan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 382
View: 4866
Thirty-eight chapters by twelve contributors provide a social and cultural analysis of life in ancient Mexico and Central America.

    • Social Science

The new mass media

challenge to a free society
Author: Gilbert Seldes,American Association of University Women
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 100
View: 2864