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JRAI : Incorporating MAN

  • Author: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
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Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

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Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

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The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

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Doing Anthropology in Wartime and War Zones

Doing Anthropology in Wartime and War Zones

World War I and the Cultural Sciences in Europe

  • Author: Reinhard Johler,Christian Marchetti,Monique Scheer
  • Publisher: transcript Verlag
  • ISBN: 3839414229
  • Category: History
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World War I marks a well-known turning point in anthropology, and this volume is the first to examine the variety of forms it took in Europe. Distinct national traditions emerged and institutes were founded, partly due to collaborations with the military. Researchers in the cultural sciences used war zones to gain access to »informants«: prisoner-of-war and refugee camps, occupied territories, even the front lines. Anthropologists tailored their inquiries to aid the war effort, contributed to interpretations of the war as a »struggle« between »races«, and assessed the »warlike« nature of the Balkan region, whose crises were key to the outbreak of the Great War.

The Evil Eye

The Evil Eye

A Casebook

  • Author: Alan Dundes
  • Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • ISBN: 9780299133344
  • Category: Social Science
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The evil eye—the power to inflict illness, damage to property, or even death simply by gazing at or praising someone—is among the most pervasive and powerful folk beliefs in the Indo-European and Semitic world. It is also one of the oldest, judging from its appearance in the Bible and in Sumerian texts five thousand years old. Remnants of the superstition persist today when we drink toasts, tip waiters, and bless sneezers. To avert the evil eye, Muslim women wear veils, baseball players avoid mentioning a no-hitter in progress, and traditional Jews say their business or health is "not bad" (rather than "good"). Though by no means universal, the evil eye continues to be a major factor in the behavior of millions of people living in the Mediterranean and Arab countries, as well as among immigrants to the Americas. This widespread superstition has attracted the attention of many scholars, and the twenty-one essays gathered in this book represent research from diverse perspectives: anthropology, classics, folklore studies, ophthalmology, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, sociology, and religious studies. Some essays are fascinating reports of beliefs about the evil eye, from India and Iran to Scotland and Slovak-American communities; others analyze the origin, function, and cultural significance of this folk belief from ancient times to the present day. Editor Alan Dundes concludes the volume by proffering a comprehensive theoretical explanation of the evil eye. Anyone who has ever knocked on wood to ward off misfortune will enjoy this generous sampling of evil eye scholarship, and may never see the world through the same eyes again.

Routledge Handbook of Body Studies

Routledge Handbook of Body Studies

  • Author: Bryan S Turner
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136903313
  • Category: Social Science
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In the last three decades, the human body has gained increasing prominence in contemporary political debates, and it has become a central topic of modern social sciences and humanities. Modern technologies – such as organ transplants, stem-cell research, nanotechnology, cosmetic surgery and cryonics – have changed how we think about the body. In this collection of thirty original essays by leading figures in the field, these issues are explored across a number of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives, including pragmatism, feminism, queer theory, post-modernism, post-humanism, cultural sociology, philosophy and anthropology. A wide range of case studies, which include cosmetics, diet, organ transplants, racial bodies, masculinity and sexuality, eating disorders, religion and the sacred body, and disability, are used to appraise these different perspectives. In addition, this Handbook explores various epistemological approaches to the basic question: what is a body? It also offers a strongly themed range of chapters on empirical topics that are organized around religion, medicine, gender, technology and consumption. It also contributes to the debate over the globalization of the body: how have military technology, modern medicine, sport and consumption led to this contemporary obsession with matters corporeal? The Handbook’s clear, direct style will appeal to a wide undergraduate audience in the social sciences, particularly for those studying medical sociology, gender studies, sports studies, disability studies, social gerontology, or the sociology of religion. It will serve to consolidate the new field of body studies.

Bone, Tooth & Horn Tools of Palaeolithic Man

Bone, Tooth & Horn Tools of Palaeolithic Man

An Account of the Osteodontokeratic Discoveries in Pin Hole Cave, Derbyshire

  • Author: James William Kitching
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

  • Author: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
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