¿Adónde va la antropología?

Author: Ana Paula de Teresa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789703108817

Category: Anthropology

Page: 370

View: 1971

Historias de la antropología en Venezuela

Author: Emanuele Amodio

Publisher: Ediciones de La Direccion de Cultura Universidad del Zulia

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropology

Page: 371

View: 9559

Puerto escondido + Un lugar a donde ir + Donde fuimos invencibles (Pack)

Author: María Oruña

Publisher: Ediciones Destino

ISBN: 8423354326

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Este ebook incluye Puerto escondido, Un lugar a donde ir y Donde fuimos invencibles. Puerto escondido Oliver, un joven londinense con una peculiar situación familiar y una triste pérdida, hereda una casona colonial, Villa Marina, a pie de playa en el pueblecito costero de Suances, en Cantabria. En las obras de remodelación se descubre en el sótano el cadáver emparedado de un bebé, al que acompaña un objeto que resulta completamente anacrónico. Tras este descubrimiento comienzan a sucederse, de forma vertiginosa, diversos asesinatos en la zona (Suances, Santillana del Mar, Santander, Comillas), que, unidos a los insólitos resultados forenses de los cadáveres, ponen en jaque a la Sección de Investigación de la Guardia Civil y al propio Oliver, que inicia un denso viaje personal y una carrera a contrarreloj para descubrir al asesino. Un lugar a donde ir Han transcurrido varios meses desde que Suances, un pequeño pueblo de la costa cántabra, fuese testigo de varios asesinatos que sacudieron a sus habitantes. Sin embargo, cuando ya todo parecía haber vuelto a la normalidad, aparece el cadáver de una joven en La Mota de Trespalacios, un recóndito lugar donde se encuentran las ruinas de una inusual construcción medieval. Lo más sorprendente del asunto no es que la joven vaya ataviada como una exquisita princesa del medievo, sino el objeto que porta entre sus manos y el extraordinario resultado forense de la autopsia. Cuando hasta los más escépticos comienzan a plantearse un imposible viaje en el tiempo, comienzan a ocurrir más asesinatos en la zona que parecen estar indisolublemente unidos a la muerte de la misteriosa dama medieval. Mientras Valentina Redondo y su equipo investigan los hechos a contrarreloj, Oliver Gordon, ayudado por su viejo amigo de la infancia, el músico Michael Blake, buscará sin descanso el paradero de su hermano Guillermo, desaparecido desde hace ya dos años, y descubrirá que la verdad se dibuja con contornos punzantes e inesperados. Donde fuimos invencibles El verano está terminando y la teniente Valentina Redondo está contando los días para empezar sus vacaciones. Pero algo insólito sucede en el centro mismo del pueblo costero de Suances: el jardinero del antiguo Palacio del Amo ha aparecido muerto en el césped de esa enigmática propiedad. El palacio es una de las casonas con más historia de los alrededores, y después de permanecer mucho tiempo deshabitada, el escritor americano Carlos Green, heredero de la propiedad, ha decidido instalarse temporalmente en el lugar donde vivió sus mejores veranos de juventud. Pero la paz que buscaba se verá truncada por el terrible suceso, y aunque todo apunta a una muerte por causas naturales, parece que alguien ha tocado el cadáver, y Carlos confiesa que en los últimos días ha percibido presencias inexplicables a la razón. A pesar de que Valentina es absolutamente escéptica en torno a lo paranormal, tanto ella como su equipo, e incluso su pareja, Oliver, se verán envueltos en una sucesión de hechos insólitos que les llevarán a investigar lo sucedido de la forma más extravagante y anómala, descubriendo que algunos lugares guardan un sorprendente aliento atemporal y secreto y que todos los personajes tienen algo que contar y ocultar.

In Defence of Sociology

Essays, Interpretations and Rejoinders

Author: Anthony Giddens

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745666582

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 370

Is there a future for sociology? To many, sociology seems to have lost its way. Born of the ideas of Auguste Comte in the nineteenth century, sociology established itself as 'the science of modernity', linked to a progressive view of history. Yet today the idea of progress has more or less collapsed; with its demise, some say, sociological thought has moved to the margins of contemporary intellectual culture. In this book the author challenges such an interpretation, showing that sociology continues to hold a central position within the social sciences. Looking both to the past of sociology and the diversity of intellectual trends found in the present-day, Giddens explores many aspects of the sociological heritage. Comte, Durkheim, Parsons, Marshall, and Habermas are among the figures covered. Giddens also connects sociological work directly to current political issues and places the discipline of sociology in the context of broad questions of social and political theory. This book will be of interest to undergraduates and professionals in the fields of sociology, anthropology and political science.

Words of the True Peoples/Palabras de Los Seres Verdaderos: Anthology of Contemporary Mexican Indigenous-Language Writers/Antología de Escritores Actuales en Lenguas Indígenas de México

Volume One/Tomo Uno: Prose/Prosa

Author: Carlos Montemayor,Donald Frischmann

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292705807

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 271

View: 6944

This anthology gathers works by the leading generation of writers in thirteen Mexican indigenous languages: Nahuatl, Maya, Tzotzil, Tzeltal, Tojolabal, Tabasco Chontal, Purepecha, Sierra Zapoteco, Isthmus Zapoteco, Mazateco, Ñahñu, Totonaco, and Huichol. Volume 1 contains narratives and essays by Mexican indigenous writers. Their texts appear first in their native language, followed by English and Spanish translations.

The future of anthropology

its relevance to the contemporary world

Author: Akbar S. Ahmed,Cris Shore

Publisher: Athlone Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 291

View: 5661

Ritual del medio pelo

Author: Gladys Muñoz Guerrero

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 178

View: 6307

Anthropological Futures

Author: Michael M. J. Fischer

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822390795

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

View: 1773

In Anthropological Futures, Michael M. J. Fischer explores the uses of anthropology as a mode of philosophical inquiry, an evolving academic discipline, and a means for explicating the complex and shifting interweaving of human bonds and social interactions on a global level. Through linked essays, which are both speculative and experimental, Fischer seeks to break new ground for anthropology by illuminating the field’s broad analytical capacity and its attentiveness to emergent cultural systems. Fischer is particularly concerned with cultural anthropology’s interactions with science studies, and throughout the book he investigates how emerging knowledge formations in molecular biology, environmental studies, computer science, and bioengineering are transforming some of anthropology’s key concepts including nature, culture, personhood, and the body. In an essay on culture, he uses the science studies paradigm of “experimental systems” to consider how the social scientific notion of culture has evolved as an analytical tool since the nineteenth century. Charting anthropology’s role in understanding and analyzing the production of knowledge within the sciences since the 1990s, he highlights anthropology’s aptitude for tracing the transnational collaborations and multisited networks that constitute contemporary scientific practice. Fischer investigates changing ideas about cultural inscription on the human body in a world where genetic engineering, robotics, and cybernetics are constantly redefining our understanding of biology. In the final essay, Fischer turns to Kant’s philosophical anthropology to reassess the object of study for contemporary anthropology and to reassert the field’s primacy for answering the largest questions about human beings, societies, culture, and our interactions with the world around us. In Anthropological Futures, Fischer continues to advance what Clifford Geertz, in reviewing Fischer’s earlier book Emergent Forms of Life and the Anthropological Voice, called “a broad new agenda for cultural description and political critique.”

I, Rigoberta Menchu

An Indian Woman in Guatemala

Author: Rigoberta Menchu

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1844674711

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 5709

Now a global bestseller, the remarkable life of Rigoberta Menchú, a Guatemalan peasant woman, reflects on the experiences common to many Indian communities in Latin America. Menchú suffered gross injustice and hardship in her early life: her brother, father and mother were murdered by the Guatemalan military. She learned Spanish and turned to catechistic work as an expression of political revolt as well as religious commitment. Menchú vividly conveys the traditional beliefs of her community and her personal response to feminist and socialist ideas. Above all, these pages are illuminated by the enduring courage and passionate sense of justice of an extraordinary woman.

The Second Sex (Vintage Feminism Short Edition)

Author: Simone de Beauvoir

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473521912

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

View: 1785

Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NATALIE HAYNES When this book was first published in 1949 it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir’s belief that ‘One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman’ switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence. These pages contain the key passages of the book that changed perceptions of women forever. TRANSLATED BY CONSTANCE BORDE AND SHEILA MALOVANY-CHEVALLIER ANNOTATED AND INTRODUCED BY MARTINE REID

Tristes Tropiques

Author: Claude Levi-Strauss

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101575603

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 8490

"A magical masterpiece."—Robert Ardrey. A chronicle of the author's search for a civilization "reduced to its most basic expression."

De Rebeldes Fe

Identidad y Formación de la Conciencia Zapatista

Author: Victor Hugo Sánchez Reséndiz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 253

View: 4108

We Have Never Been Modern

Author: Bruno Latour

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674076753

Category: Science

Page: 157

View: 385

With the rise of science, we moderns believe, the world changed irrevocably, separating us forever from our primitive, premodern ancestors. But if we were to let go of this fond conviction, Bruno Latour asks, what would the world look like? His book, an anthropology of science, shows us how much of modernity is actually a matter of faith. What does it mean to be modern? What difference does the scientific method make? The difference, Latour explains, is in our careful distinctions between nature and society, between human and thing, distinctions that our benighted ancestors, in their world of alchemy, astrology, and phrenology, never made. But alongside this purifying practice that defines modernity, there exists another seemingly contrary one: the construction of systems that mix politics, science, technology, and nature. The ozone debate is such a hybrid, in Latour’s analysis, as are global warming, deforestation, even the idea of black holes. As these hybrids proliferate, the prospect of keeping nature and culture in their separate mental chambers becomes overwhelming—and rather than try, Latour suggests, we should rethink our distinctions, rethink the definition and constitution of modernity itself. His book offers a new explanation of science that finally recognizes the connections between nature and culture—and so, between our culture and others, past and present. Nothing short of a reworking of our mental landscape. We Have Never Been Modern blurs the boundaries among science, the humanities, and the social sciences to enhance understanding on all sides. A summation of the work of one of the most influential and provocative interpreters of science, it aims at saving what is good and valuable in modernity and replacing the rest with a broader, fairer, and finer sense of possibility.

Lo que está en mi corazón

Author: Marcela Serrano

Publisher: Alfaguara

ISBN: 9563475534

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 6639

Una novela donde la revolución mexicana sirve de paisaje de fondo para una conmovedora historia que invita a reflexionar, desde el punto de vista de lo femenino, sobre temas como la pérdida de los hijos, de la pasión y las pequeñas cobardías cotidianas.

Theory's Empire

An Anthology of Dissent

Author: Daphne Patai,Wilfrido Corral

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231508697

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 736

View: 7031

Not too long ago, literary theorists were writing about the death of the novel and the death of the author; today many are talking about the death of Theory. Theory, as the many theoretical ism's (among them postcolonialism, postmodernism, and New Historicism) are now known, once seemed so exciting but has become ossified and insular. This iconoclastic collection is an excellent companion to current anthologies of literary theory, which have embraced an uncritical stance toward Theory and its practitioners. Written by nearly fifty prominent scholars, the essays in Theory's Empire question the ideas, catchphrases, and excesses that have let Theory congeal into a predictable orthodoxy. More than just a critique, however, this collection provides readers with effective tools to redeem the study of literature, restore reason to our intellectual life, and redefine the role and place of Theory in the academy.

Encuentro

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Latin America

Page: N.A

View: 1947

The Conditions of Social Performance

An Exploratory Theory

Author: Cyril S. Belshaw

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415175012

Category: Social Science

Page: 115

View: 5710

This volume traces the modern critical and performance history of this play, one of Shakespeare's most-loved and most-performed comedies. The essay focus on such modern concerns as feminism, deconstruction, textual theory, and queer theory.

Patterns of Culture

Author: Ruth Benedict

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547523920

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 4302

An anthropologist compares three diverse societies in this groundbreaking, “unique and important” cultural study (The New York Times). A remarkable introduction to cultural studies, Patterns of Culture made history in exploring the role of culture in shaping our lives. In it, the renowned anthropologist Ruth Benedict offers an in-depth look at three societies—the Zuñi of the southwestern United States, the Kwakiutl of western Canada, and the Dobuans of Melanesia—and demonstrates the diversity of behaviors in them. Benedict’s groundbreaking study shows that a unique configuration of traits defines each human culture and she examines the relationship between culture and the individual. Featuring prefatory remarks by Franz Boas, Margaret Mead, and Louise Lamphere, who calls it “a foundational text in teaching us the value of diversity,” this provocative work ultimately explores what it means to be human. “That today the modern world is on such easy terms with the concept of culture . . . is in very great part due to this book.” —Margaret Mead

Conjunto

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cuban drama

Page: N.A

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