Law, Anthropology, and the Constitution of the Social: Making Persons and Things, Edited by Alain Pottage
Автор: Monaghan Название: Social and Cultural Anthropology ISBN: 0192853465 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780192853462 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: от 624 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Combines an account of some of the disciplines guiding principles and methodology with examples and illustrations of anthropologists. This book discusses about the anthropology`s contributions to modern thought, and examines specific ways in which social and cultural anthropology have advanced our understanding of human society and culture.
Описание: This collection of interdisciplinary essays explores how persons and things - the central elements of the social - are fabricated by legal rituals and institutions. The contributors, legal and anthropological theorists alike, focus on a set of specific institutional and ethnographic contexts, and some unexpected and thought-provoking analogies emerge from this intellectual encounter between law and anthropology. For example, contemporary anxieties about the legal status of the biotechnological body seem to resonate with the questions addressed by ancient Roman law in its treatment of dead bodies. The analogy between copyright and the transmission of intangible designs in Melanesia suddenly makes western images of authorship seem quite unfamiliar. A comparison between law and laboratory science presents the production of legal artefacts in new light. These studies are of particular relevance at a time when law, faced with the inventiveness of biotechnology, finds it increasingly difficult to draw the line between persons and things.
Автор: Karin Barber Название: The Anthropology of Texts, Persons and Publics ISBN: 0521546877 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521546874 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2875 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: What can texts - both written and oral - tell us about the societies that produce them? How are texts constituted in different cultures, and how do they shape societies and individuals? How can we understand the people who compose them? Drawing on examples from Africa and other countries, this original study sets out to answer these questions, by exploring textuality from a variety of angles. Topics covered include the importance of genre, the ways in which oral genres transcend the here-and-now, and the complex relationship between texts and the material world. Barber considers the ways in which personhood is evoked, both in oral poetry and in written diaries and letters, discusses the audience’s role in creating the meaning of texts, and shows textual creativity to be a universal human capacity expressed in myriad forms. Engaging and thought-provoking, this book will be welcomed by anyone interested in anthropology, literature and cultural studies.
Описание: This text is a new concise guide to the complex and multi-faceted world of social anthropology a vital terminology to have at one`s disposal in today`s global village. The aim of this work is to introduce and relate terms, which may be unfamiliar, to newcomers to the subject and the intelligent general reader.
Автор: Ardener Edwin Название: Social Anthropology and Language ISBN: 0415489091 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415489096 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 4157 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Presenting a critical framework for the consideration of the relationship between modern social anthropology and linguistics, this book covers topics such as classification, symbolism and structuralism. It considers the works of Saussure, Levi-Strauss and Chomsky.
Описание: A study which examines pluralism in three settings, each of which vary economically, politically and in the space they allow difference. Identifying several kinds of pluralism the author points to a range of choices facing the world as it moves into the twenty-first century, trying to reconcile the competing demands of universalism and difference.
Описание: Solitudes of the Workplace focuses on experiences of marginalization, uncertainty and segregation created by the hierarchical structures of categories in universities and by gendered identities. Studying a wider range of women’s roles in universities than prior research, the experiences of support staff, senior administrators, researchers, non-academic administrators, and contract teachers are added to those of faculty and students. The essays show how attempts to introduce new knowledge are manoeuvered and the resistance this process can encounter, as well as the ways in which institutional policies can blur and change identities. Addressing longstanding issues such as the entanglement of gender and the assessment of merit, attention is also given to how new identities are claimed and successfully projected. Essays presenting workers' points of view reveal the confusion that occurs when official policy and everyday knowledge conflict, when processes like tenure and other status changes create troublesome realities, and when it becomes routine to experience status denigration. Within the social order of the university and its existing boundaries, gender issues of past decades sometimes surface, but all too often remain an unspoken presence. Solitudes of the Workplace is a revealing look at the isolating experiences and inequities inherent in these institutional environments.
Описание: Honouring anthropologist Richard J. Preston and his outstanding career with the Crees in northern Quebec, Together We Survive presents new research by Preston's colleagues, former students, and family members who - like him - have established long-term, respectful research partnerships and friendships with Aboriginal communities. Demonstrating the influential nature of Preston's collaborative approach on anthropologists in Canada and beyond, the essays in Together We Survive explore development and urbanization, material culture, and conflict. Scholars who conducted research in the 1960s with Crees farther to the south broaden the scope of Preston's Cree Narrative (2002). A Cree colleague and friend expands on his study of traditional Cree songs. Other essays widen the geographical, historical, and cultural foci of the book beyond the Quebec Crees, examining the significance of a beaded hood at Red River in 1844, scrutinizing symbols of Anishinaabe identity, and describing the struggle for indigenous human rights at the United Nations. Building on Preston's pioneering work in cultural anthropology, Together We Survive recounts the ways in which the eastern James Bay Cree and other aboriginal peoples, faced with massive incursions on their lands and lives, have collaborated and formed respectful partnerships as they seek to survive and thrive in peace. Contributors include Regna Darnell (Western), Harvey A. Feit (McMaster), John S. Long (Nipissing), Stan L. Louttit, Richard T. McCutcheon (Algoma), the late Cath Oberholtzer (Trent), Laura Peers (Oxford), Jennifer Preston, Susan Preston, Adrian Tanner (Memorial) and Cory Willmott (Southern Illinois).
Описание: First published in 1952, the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (anthropology, economics, political science and sociology) is well established as a major bibliographic reference for students, researchers & librarians.
Описание: In Anthropology in the Making, Laurent Vidal takes the reader into the world of research in the fields of health and development, providing a fresh and provocative perspective on the practice of anthropology. This volume investigates the ?science of otherness? across four multi-disciplinary research projects in Africa, examining the practices of health workers, the behaviors of patients, and the organization and management of health systems struggling with AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Balancing epistemological considerations with the practical concerns thrown up by real-life situations, Vidal explores the researcher?s choices - of method, objective, and terrain.
Автор: Pirie Fernanda Название: Anthropology of Law ISBN: 0199696853 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199696857 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 3853 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Questions about the nature of law, its relationship with custom, and the distinctive form of legal rules, categories, and claims, are placed at the centre of this introduction to the study of law and anthropology. It brings empirical scholarship within the scope of legal philosophy, while suggesting new avenues of inquiry for the anthropologist.
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