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People of the Sea

People of the Sea

Identity and Descent Among the Vezo of Madagascar

  • Author: Rita Astuti
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521433501
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 188
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The Vezo are fishing people of western Madagascar. The identity of the Vezo is not fixed by descent; rather, it is established by what they do. They are people of the sea, distinguished from the farmers around them by their economic specialism. Ethnicity is usually thought to be a consequence of inborn qualities acquired by descent, and Astuti explores the consequences of ascribing ethnic identity with reference to economic activity. Her analysis reveals that only in the cult of the dead does descent become critical, and her argument in this innovative analysis of Vezo kinship is that the people distinguish two models of the person: one determined by the past, and the other defined contextually, in the present.

Kindheit, Kultur und moralische Emotionen

Kindheit, Kultur und moralische Emotionen

Zur Sozialisation von Furcht und Wut im ländlichen Madagaskar

  • Author: Gabriel Scheidecker
  • Publisher: transcript Verlag
  • ISBN: 3839434289
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 438
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Wie erlernen Kinder Emotionen und welche Rolle spielt dabei ihre soziale und kulturelle Umwelt? Gabriel Scheidecker untersucht die - bisher primär in westlichen Kontexten erforschte - Sozialisation von Emotionen erstmals in Madagaskar. Auf der Basis einer 15-monatigen Feldforschung in einer ländlichen Region der Insel beschreibt er detailliert die emotionalen Erfahrungen von Kindern in Verbindung mit den Erziehungsidealen und -praktiken ihrer Bezugspersonen. Im Fokus steht die Ausbildung einer kulturspezifischen moralischen Furcht gegenüber den Eltern sowie die feine Ausdifferenzierung von Wut. Damit erweitert der Band die Forschung zur Emotionssozialisation um eine kulturanthropologische Perspektive.

A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion

A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion

  • Author: Janice Boddy,Michael Lambek
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119124999
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 584
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A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion presents a collection of original, ethnographically–informed essays that explore the variety of beliefs, practices, and religious experiences in the contemporary world and asks how to think about religion as a subject of anthropological inquiry. Presents a collection of original, ethnographically–informed essays exploring the wide variety of beliefs, practices, and religious experiences in the contemporary world Explores a broad range of topics including the perspectivism debate, the rise of religious nationalism, reflections on religion and new media, religion and politics, and ideas of self and gender in relation to religious belief Includes examples drawn from different religious traditions and from several regions of the world Features newly–commissioned articles reflecting the most up–to–date research and critical thinking in the field, written by an international team of leading scholars Adds immeasurably to our understanding of the complex relationships between religion, culture, society, and the individual in today s world

Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford

Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford

  • Author: Anthropological Society of Oxford
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Anthropology
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Cultures of Relatedness

Cultures of Relatedness

New Approaches to the Study of Kinship

  • Author: Janet Carsten
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521656276
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 215
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Our understanding of what makes a person a relative has been transformed by radical changes in marriage arrangements and gender relations, and by new reproductive technologies. We can no longer take it for granted that our most fundamental social relationships are grounded in "biology" or "nature." Examining the idioms of relatedness in other societies, and ways in which relationship is symbolized and interpreted in our own society, this book challenges established analytic categories of anthropology, and brings into question the received wisdom at the heart of the study of kinship.

Recollecting from the Past

Recollecting from the Past

Musical Practice and Spirit Possession on the East Coast of Madagascar

  • Author: Ron Emoff
  • Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
  • ISBN: 9780819565006
  • Category: History
  • Page: 241
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Studies interconnections between sound production, spirit possession, colonialism and ceremonial remembering in Madagascar.

JASO

JASO

Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Anthropology
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The Roads of Chinese Childhood

The Roads of Chinese Childhood

Learning and Identification in Angang

  • Author: Charles Stafford
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521026567
  • Category: History
  • Page: 236
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Children in the Taiwanese fishing community of Angang have their attention drawn, consciously and unconsciously, to various forms of identification through their participation in schooling, family life and popular religion. They read texts about 'virtuous mothers', share 'meaningful foods' with other villagers, visit the altars of 'divining children' and participate in 'dangerous' god-strengthening rituals. In particular they learn about the family-based cycle of reciprocity, and the tension between this and commitment to the nation. Charles Stafford's 1995 study of childhood in this community (with additional material from north-eastern mainland China) explores absorbing issues related to nurturance, education, family, kinship and society in its analysis of how children learn, or do not learn, to identify themselves as both familial and Chinese.

We Are Playing Football

We Are Playing Football

Sport and Postcolonial Subjectivity, Panapompom, Papua New Guinea

  • Author: Will Rollason
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443826170
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
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Sport is an important part of the lives of rural Papua New Guineans, and a significant connection to global imaginaries for economically marginal villagers. Such grassroots sport, however, is rarely studied and has never previously been the subject of an ethnographic monograph. This book represents a pioneering study of the history and effects of grassroots sport in Papua New Guinea. We Are Playing Football explores Panapompom people’s attempts to recreate the international game, and the social and subjective effects of this effort. From a raw ethnographic starting-point, the book moves through historical and interpretive materials, exploring the motives, methods and results of Panapompom people’s work to recreate global images of football, and to turn them to their own political ends. As the argument proceeds, we see how playing football implicates Panapompom people in circuits of domination, power and humiliation that tether them to colonial modes of control, and derogatory racialist identities, which they themselves reproduce in their communities. From its effects on the most intimate self-understanding, through the embodied experience of playing football, to the details of colonial history and the values and ideas underpinning community life, this book offers an original and challenging assessment of what it means to be “globalised.” It charts the new outlooks and imaginaries, the disruptions, failures and disappointments, and above all the vital synergies between different people that define the global situation of Panapompom people.

Relative Values

Relative Values

Reconfiguring Kinship Studies

  • Author: Sarah Franklin,Susan McKinnon
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822327967
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 519
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DIVA collection of essays that redefine and transform the field of kinship./div

Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East

Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Africa
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The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography

  • Author: Arthur James Wells
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English literature
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The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Anthropology
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New directions in anthropological kinship

New directions in anthropological kinship

  • Author: Linda Stone
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 358
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Following periods of intense debate and eventual demise, kinship studies is now seeing a revival in anthropology. New Directions in Anthropological Kinship captures these recent trends and explores new avenues of inquiry in this re-emerging subfield. The book comprises contributions from primatology, evolutionary anthropology, archaeology, and cultural anthropology. The authors review the history of kinship in anthropology and its theory, and recent research in relation to new directions of anthropological study. Moving beyond the contentious debates of the past, the book covers feminist anthropology on kinship, the expansion of kinship into the areas of new reproductive technologies, recent kinship constructions in EuroAmerican societies, and the role of kinship in state politics.

Asian Research Trends

Asian Research Trends

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Asia
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Life on the Amazon

Life on the Amazon

The Anthropology of a Brazilian Peasant Village

  • Author: Mark Harris
  • Publisher: British Academy and the Museums
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 236
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This is an innovative contribution to anthropology's interest in how identity is created and defined. Dr Harris uses two forms of ethnographic writing to explore the historical and social identity of a village of caboclo fisherpeople who live on the banks on the River Amazon. He intersperses his analytical chapters with narrative sections that describe more freely what the people do and how they do it. He thus moves beyond notions of identity that define themselves in collective, ethnic or class terms, by focusing on people's practical engagement with their environment. As the first full-length study of a modern Amazonian floodplain peasantry, this volume also contributes to debates in ecological and economic anthropology and to studies of the peasantry in Latin America.

Essays on cultural transmission

Essays on cultural transmission

  • Author: Maurice Bloch
  • Publisher: Berg Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781845202866
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 174
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This book brings together recent work by Maurice Bloch which explores the highly controversial territory between the cognitive and social sciences. The essays are of broad, theoretical interest and aim to combine naturalistic approaches to cognition with a recognition and respect for the cultural and historical specificity of ethnography. All the essays illustrate Bloch's characteristic approach to the relation between anthropology and cognitive science, where cognitive science is used to criticize anthropological assumptions concerning such key topics as religion, kinship, belief, ritual, symbolism and art.

Potent Landscapes

Potent Landscapes

Place and Mobility in Eastern Indonesia

  • Author: Catherine Allerton
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 221
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This is an ethnographic investigation of the power of the landscape in eastern Indonesia and its implications for human needs, behavior, and emotions. The book describes the intense, personal connections between Manggarai individuals and certain places a

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: American literature
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