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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.

People of the Sea

People of the Sea

Identity and Descent among the Vezo of Madagascar

  • Author: Rita Astuti
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521024730
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 204
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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.

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

Dialogues with the Dead

Dialogues with the Dead

The Discussion of Mortality Among the Sora of Eastern India

  • Author: Piers Vitebsky
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521384476
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 294
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Piers Vitebsky's study of religion and psychology in tribal India focuses upon a unique form of dialogue between the living and the dead which is conducted through the medium of a shaman in trance. The dead sometimes nurture their living descendants, yet at the same time they inflict upon them the very illnesses from which they themselves have died. Through intimate dialogue, the Sora use the occasion of death to explore their closest emotional attachments in all their ambivalence. Dr Vitebsky analyses the actors' words and relationships over several years and develops a typology of moods among the dead and kinds of memory among the living. In comparing Sora shamanism with the treatment of bereavement in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, he highlights a contrast in their assumptions which has far-reaching consequences for the social and professional scope of the two kinds of practice.

Kinship And Beyond

Kinship And Beyond

The Genealogical Model Reconsidered

  • Author: Sandra Bamford,James Leach
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 0857456407
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 300
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The genealogical model has a long-standing history in Western thought. The contributors to this volume consider the ways in which assumptions about the genealogical model—in particular, ideas concerning sequence, essence, and transmission—structure other modes of practice and knowledge-making in domains well beyond what is normally labeled “kinship.” The detailed ethnographic work and analysis included in this text explores how these assumptions have been built into our understandings of race, personhood, ethnicity, property relations, and the relationship between human beings and non-human species. The authors explore the influences of the genealogical model of kinship in wider social theory and examine anthropology’s ability to provide a unique framework capable of bridging the “social” and “natural” sciences. In doing so, this volume brings fresh new perspectives to bear on contemporary theories concerning biotechnology and its effect upon social life.

Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford

Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford

  • Author: Anthropological Society of Oxford
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Anthropology
  • Page: N.A
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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.

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.

JASO

JASO

Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Anthropology
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Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology

Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology

Health and Illness in the World's Cultures Topics - Volume 1; Cultures -

  • Author: Carol R. Ember,Melvin Ember
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 0306477548
  • Category: Diseases
  • Page: 1071
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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
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Africa
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Questions of Anthropology

Questions of Anthropology

  • Author: Rita Astuti,Jonathan Parry,Charles Stafford
  • Publisher: Berg
  • ISBN: 1847883729
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
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Anthropology today seems to shy away from the big, comparative questions that ordinary people in many societies find compelling. Questions of Anthropology brings these issues back to the centre of anthropological concerns.Individual essays explore birth, death and sexuality, puzzles about the relationship between science and religion, questions about the nature of ritual, work, political leadership and genocide, and our personal fears and desires, from the quest to control the future and to find one's 'true' identity to the fear of being alone. Each essay starts with a question posed by individual ethnographic experience and then goes on to frame this question in a broader, comparative context. Written in an engaging and accessible style, Questions of Anthropology presents an exciting introduction to the purpose and value of Anthropology today.

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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Constraints on Conceptual Development

Constraints on Conceptual Development

A Case Study of the Acquisition of Folkbiological and Folksociological Knowledge in Madagascar

  • Author: Rita Astuti,Gregg Eric Arn Solomon,Susan Carey
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 165
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Focuses on Malagasy children's and adults' conceptual representations of human and animal kind, as well as biological inheritance, innate potential, and family relations.

Hunters and Herders of Southern Africa

Hunters and Herders of Southern Africa

A Comparative Ethnography of the Khoisan Peoples

  • Author: Alan Barnard
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521428651
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 349
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The Khoisan are a cluster of southern African peoples, including the famous Bushmen or San "hunters," the Khoekhoe "herders" (in the past called "Hottentots"), and the Damara, also a herding people. Most Khoisan live in the Kalihari desert and surrounding areas of Botswana and Namibia. Despite differences in their ways of life, the various groups have much in common, and this book explores these similarities and the influence of environment on their culture and social organization. This is the first book on the Khoisan as a whole to be published since the 1930s.

The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Anthropology
  • Page: N.A
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