Anthropology

New PDF release: Hans Staden’s True History: An Account of Cannibal Captivity

By Hans Staden,Neil L. Whitehead,Michael Harbsmeier

ISBN-10: 0822342138

ISBN-13: 9780822342137

ISBN-10: 0822342316

ISBN-13: 9780822342311

In 1550 the German adventurer Hans Staden was once serving as a gunner in a Portuguese fortress at the Brazilian coast. whereas out looking, he used to be captured by means of the Tupinambá, an indigenous those that had a name for carrying out ritual cannibalism and who, as allies of the French, have been opposed to the Portuguese. Staden’s True History, first released in Germany in 1557, tells the tale of his 9 months one of the Tupi Indians. it's a dramatic first-person account of his catch, captivity, and eventual escape.

Staden’s narrative is a foundational textual content within the heritage and ecu “discovery” of Brazil, the earliest eu account of the Tupi Indians, and a touchstone within the debates on cannibalism. but the final English-language version of Staden’s True History used to be released in 1929. This new serious variation contains a new translation from the sixteenth-century German in addition to annotations and an in depth advent. It restores to the textual content the fifty-six woodcut illustrations of Staden’s adventures and ultimate break out that seemed within the unique 1557 edition.

In the creation, Neil L. Whitehead discusses the conditions surrounding the construction of Staden’s narrative and its ethnological value, paying specific cognizance to modern debates approximately cannibalism. Whitehead illuminates the worth of Staden’s True History as an eyewitness account of Tupi society at the eve ahead of its cave in, of formality struggle and sacrifice between local peoples, and of colonial rivalries within the zone of Rio de Janeiro. He chronicles the historical past of some of the variations of Staden’s narrative and their reception from 1557 until eventually the current. Staden’s paintings maintains to interact a variety of readers, now not least inside of Brazil, the place it has lately been the topic of 2 motion pictures and a picture novel.

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Get Transnational Memory (Media and Cultural Memory / Medien und PDF

By Ann / De Cesari, Chiara Rigney

ISBN-10: 3110359022

ISBN-13: 9783110359022

ISBN-10: 3110486016

ISBN-13: 9783110486018

How do stories movement transnationally and to what impression? How will we comprehend the long-lasting position of nationwide thoughts and their simultaneous reconfiguration below globalization? This e-book charts the wealthy creation of reminiscence throughout and past nationwide borders, therefore giving new perception into the function of reminiscence within the modern world.

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Read e-book online Traveling Spirits: Migrants, Markets and Mobilities PDF

By Gertrud Hüwelmeier,Kristine Krause

ISBN-10: 0415808006

ISBN-13: 9780415808002

ISBN-10: 0415998786

ISBN-13: 9780415998789

Maintaining and forging non secular networks throughout borders have lengthy been a part of migrants' actions. even though, as a result of the large availability of conversation applied sciences and the diminished charges of transportation, transnational social practices, together with non secular actions, have witnessed a massive intensification within the previous couple of a long time round the world.


Traveling Spirits seeks to appreciate those strategies by means of investigating how faith is going worldwide. How do non secular brokers create and continue transborder connections? In what approach are spiritual practices being reworked, strengthened or newly invented while transported to assorted areas all over the world? How are energy relatives negotiated inside transnational non secular networks? How are procedures of coming and going associated with non secular practices and discourses?


The book’s members offer wealthy ethnographic case reports on cellular evangelists, relocating spirit mediums, and touring believers. They examine the connection among worldwide, nearby, nationwide, neighborhood and person non secular strategies by means of centering on monetary actions, media representations, or politics of emplacement.


Grounded firmly in cross-cultural comparability, this booklet contributes considerably to the literature on globalization, migration and transnational religion.

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Download PDF by Joachim Schliesinger: Tai Groups of Thailand 2 - Profile of the Existing Groups

By Joachim Schliesinger

ISBN-10: 9747534487

ISBN-13: 9789747534481

Tai teams of Thailand - Profile of the prevailing teams sketches all the 30 Tai-speaking teams dwelling in Thailand: the Thai humans of critical Thailand, the varied Lao Isan humans of northeastern Thailand, the well known Lao, Lue, Yuan and Tai Yai of northern Thailand; it additionally describes the lesser recognized and smaller teams (Kaleung, Khorat Tai, Lao Ga, Lao Krang, Lao Lorn or Tai Dan, Lao N gaew, Lao track, Lao Ti, Lao Wieng, Phuan, Phu Tai, Seak, Southern Thai, Tai Bueng, Tai Dam, Tai Gapong, Tai Khoen, Tai Mao, Tai Wang, Tai Ya, Tai Yong, Tai Yor, Tak Bai Thai, Yoy) that are disbursed during the size and breadth of Thailand.

The teams are provided with their household background, costumes and crafts, layout of homes and villages, actions in agriculture and economic climate, society and faith of every of the 30 person Tai teams, supported by way of a hundred and fifteen colour illustrations.

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Download e-book for kindle: The Making of Global and Local Modernities in Melanesia: by Holly Wardlow,Joel Robbins

By Holly Wardlow,Joel Robbins

ISBN-10: 0754643123

ISBN-13: 9780754643128

ISBN-10: 0815347456

ISBN-13: 9780815347453

Authored through well-established and revered students, this paintings examines the types of efforts which have been made to undertake Western modernity in Melanesia and explores the explanations for his or her assorted results. The individuals take the paintings of Professor Marshall Sahlins as a kick off point, assessing his theories of cultural switch and of the connection among cultural intensification and globalizing forces. They recognize the significance of Sahlins' rules, whereas refining, extending, enhancing and critiquing them in mild in their personal first hand wisdom of Pacific island societies. additionally offering one in every of Sahlins' much less greatly on hand unique essays for reference, this publication is an exhilarating contribution to critical anthropological engagement with Papua New Guinea.

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Download e-book for kindle: Selbstgesteuertes Lernen am Arbeitsplatz: Qualitative Studie by Julia Wetzel

By Julia Wetzel

ISBN-10: 3640559142

ISBN-13: 9783640559145

Diplomarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Soziologie - Wissen und info, notice: 1,7, Universität Koblenz-Landau (Zentrum für Human source Management), Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Die heutige Zeit ist geprägt von tief greifenden demografischen und gesellschaftlichen Veränderungen und einem rasanten Wandel in Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft und Technik. In der Arbeitswelt führen die fortlaufenden Wandlungsprozesse zu sich ändernden Rahmen-bedingungen für die Beschäftigten, die mit zunehmend komplexeren und sich ständig wandelnden Kompetenz- und Qualifikationsanforderungen im Berufsleben konfrontiert werden (Arnold, 1990; Arnold & Schüßler, 1998). Außerdem zeichnet sich seitens der Unternehmen ein development ab, der durch eine zunehmende Bedeutung fachübergreifender Kompetenzen gekennzeichnet ist (Arnold & Schüßler, 1998).
Vor diesem Hintergrund ist die Weiterbildung nicht mehr nur für den beruflichen Aufstieg Grundbedingung, sondern auch zur Erhaltung einer erreichten beruflichen place.
Diese Entwicklungen bleiben auch für die Erwachsenenbildung nicht ohne Folgen. Es wird eine lernende Gesellschaft angestrebt, in der der einzelne Akteur durch sein lebenslanges Lernen den sich ständig wandelnden Anforderungen im Alltags- und Berufsleben ge-wachsen bleibt (Dohmen, 1998). Infolgedessen rücken neue Lernformen und Lern-arrangements in den Mittelpunkt der Aus- und Weiterbildung, die dem Lernenden eine likelihood zur aktiven Partizipation einräumen.
Sowohl in Arbeitsmarkt- und Bildungspolitik als auch in Wirtschafts- und Sozialpolitik rückt das Konzept des selbstgesteuerten Lernens in den Mittelpunkt der Diskussionen. Gleichzeitig wird das Lernen im Rahmen der betrieblichen Weiterbildung an den Arbeitsplatz zurückverlagert. So nimmt das selbstgesteuerte Lernen gerade im Rahmen der betrieblichen Weiterbildung einen hohen Stellenwert ein (Arnold, 1990; Dybowski, 2001). Die Unternehmen stehen vor der Frage, wie ein selbstgesteuertes Lernen am Arbeitsplatz angewendet und gefördert werden kann. Diese Fragestellung bildet den Ausgangspunkt der vorliegenden Arbeit.
Das Forschungsziel der vorliegenden Arbeit ist es, Anwendungs- und Förderungsmöglichkeiten des selbstgesteuerten Lernens am Arbeitsplatz im Rahmen der betrieblichen Weiterbildung aufzuzeigen. Dabei gilt es zum einen herauszuarbeiten, welche Aspekte ausschlaggebend für die Anwendung des selbstgesteuerten Lernens als Lernmethode sind. Zum anderen soll verdeutlicht werden, wie ein selbstbestimmtes Lernen am Arbeitsplatz unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Lernumgebung im Kontext des Berufsalltages gefördert werden kann.

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Download e-book for kindle: Anthropology in the City: Methodology and Theory (Urban by Italo Pardo,Giuliana B. Prato

By Italo Pardo,Giuliana B. Prato

ISBN-10: 1138248967

ISBN-13: 9781138248960

ISBN-10: 1409408337

ISBN-13: 9781409408338

With 1/2 humanity already residing in cities and towns and that percentage anticipated to extend within the coming a long time, society - either Western and non-Western - is quick changing into city or even mega-urban. As such, learn in city settings is obviously well timed and of serious value. Anthropology within the urban brings jointly a number one staff of anthropologists to handle the complicated methodological and theoretical demanding situations posed by means of field-research in city settings, truly opting for the importance of the anthropological paradigm in city study and its centrality either to mainstream educational debates and to society extra widely. With essays from specialists on wide-ranging ethnographic learn from fields as varied as China, Europe, India, Latin and North the United States and South East Asia, this ebook demonstrates the contribution that empirically-based anthropological research could make to our figuring out of our more and more city world.

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Download e-book for iPad: Parenthood between Generations: Transforming Reproductive by Siân Pooley,Kaveri Qureshi

By Siân Pooley,Kaveri Qureshi

ISBN-10: 1785331507

ISBN-13: 9781785331503

Recent literature has pointed out smooth "parenting" as an expert-led practice-one which starts with pre-pregnancy judgements, includes particular sorts of intimate relationships, areas excessive burdens on moms and more and more on fathers too. Exploring inside of assorted old and international contexts how women and men make-and break-relations among generations whilst turning into mom and dad, this quantity brings jointly cutting edge qualitative learn via anthropologists, historians, and sociologists. The chapters concentration tightly on inter-generational transmission and reveal its value for realizing how humans turn into mom and dad and rear children.

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The Local Scenes and Global Culture of Psytrance (Routledge by Graham St John PDF

By Graham St John

ISBN-10: 0415876966

ISBN-13: 9780415876964

ISBN-10: 0415898161

ISBN-13: 9780415898164

This vigorous textual symposium deals a set of formative examine at the tradition of world psytrance (psychedelic trance). because the first publication to deal with the various transnationalism of this modern digital dance song phenomenon, the gathering hosts interdisciplinary study addressing psytrance as a fabricated from intersecting neighborhood and international trajectories. Contributing to theories of globalization, postmodernism, counterculture, formative years subcultures, neotribes, the carnivalesque, track scenes and applied sciences, dance ritual and spirituality, chapters introduce psytrance in Goa, the united kingdom, Israel, Japan, the USA, Italy, Czech Republic, Portugal and Australia. As a world incidence indebted to Sixties psychedelia, sharing song creation applied sciences and DJ innovations with digital dance tune scenes, and harnessing the verbal exchange features of the web, psytrance and its cultural implications are completely mentioned during this first scholarly quantity of its kind.

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New PDF release: Civil Society

By Michael Edwards

ISBN-10: 0745679358

ISBN-13: 9780745679358

ISBN-10: 0745679366

ISBN-13: 9780745679365

Civil Society has develop into a typical paintings of reference when you search to appreciate the function of voluntary citizen motion. contemporary worldwide unrest has proven the significance of social activities and highway protests in international politics. notwithstanding, as this lucid publication indicates, the facility that folks need to form their societies is mostly channeled via daily participation in voluntary institutions and groups: expressions of “normal” civic lifestyles past the headlines. this can be the underlying tale of civil society. This re-creation explores matters that experience constructed swiftly in recent times, together with the overlaps among civil society and the industry within the type of social companies and “venture philanthropy,” and the expanding function of social media and knowledge and communique applied sciences in civic interplay. diversified sorts of civil society within the heart East, Africa and in different places are investigated in additional aspect, and case reviews, facts, and references were up to date all through. faculties, foundations and NGOs, policy-makers, newshounds and commissions of inquiry Ð all have used Edwards’s booklet to appreciate and improve the important function that civil society can play in deepening democracy, re-building neighborhood, and addressing inequality and injustice. This re-creation can be required analyzing for a person who's attracted to making a larger international via voluntary citizen action.

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