Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociology

A Volume in the Handbook of the Philosophy of Science Series

Author: N.A

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080466648

Category: Philosophy

Page: 900

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This volume concerns philosophical issues that arise from the practice of anthropology and sociology. The essays cover a wide range of issues, including traditional questions in the philosophy of social science as well as those specific to these disciplines. Authors attend to the historical development of the current debates and set the stage for future work. · Comprehensive survey of philosophical issues in anthropology and sociology · Historical discussion of important debates · Applications to current research in anthropology and sociology

Livelihood and Microfinance

Anthropological and Sociological Perspectives on Savings and Debt

Author: Hotze B. Lont,Otto Hospes

Publisher: Eburon Uitgeverij B.V.

ISBN: 9059720164

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 294

View: 7424

This volume offers a unique perspective on microfinance, an issue traditionally dominated by economists and policymakers. Drawing on the rich traditions of anthropology and sociology, Livelihood and Microfinance explores how livelihood approaches could lead to a better understanding of saving and credit behavior, and how such an understanding could help the design of finance for development. Contributors also propose new methods for better incorporating citizens into the larger economic system. Anticipating the United Nations’s Year of Microfinance in 2005, Livelihood and Microfinance is a long-awaited contribution to the international debate on the best approaches to development.

Sociology, Anthropology, and Development

An Annotated Bibliography of World Bank Publications, 1975-1993

Author: Michael M. Cernea,April L. Adams

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821327814

Category: Reference

Page: 301

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Environmentally Sustainable Development Studies and Monograph Series No. 3. A listing of works published by World Bank sociologists and anthropologists, this bibliography serves as a vehicle for exchanging experiences and promoting interdisciplinar

Inquiring about cultures

studies in anthropology and sociology

Author: Roger C. Owen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 340

View: 6659

The Meaning of Illness

Anthropology, History, and Sociology

Author: Marc Augé,Claudine Herzlich

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9783718652075

Category: Medical

Page: 231

View: 4552

This book is based on collective research carried out during the 1980s. This edition appears ten years after the original publication in French. Since then we have experienced many changes. In the late decade, disciplines have changed, as have the societies being researched. The outbreak of AIDS in Africa and the industrial world is not the least of these major and influential changes. The reader today will be sensitive to these changes and this research maintains its value as an intellectual endeavour and a useful model.

Vision and Society

Towards a Sociology and Anthropology from Art

Author: John Clammer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317935985

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

View: 9747

Vision and Society is an attempt to show that it is possible to go beyond a sociology of art to the more ambitious possibility of a sociology from art. This book develops a theory of the relationship of the visual and the social and illustrates these with comparative examples from around the world.

Anthropology and sociology of Nepal

cultures, societies, ecology, and development : proceedings of an international conference

Author: Sociological and Anthropological Society of Nepal

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 372

View: 8990

Social Sciences

Communication, Anthropology, and Sociology

Author: Yogendra Singh

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9788131718834

Category: Communication

Page: 549

View: 2125

Contributed articles.

The Interpretation of Cultures

Author: Clifford Geertz

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465093566

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 4428

In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

History and Geography

Anthropology and Sociology of the United States

Author: Alpha Omega Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781580951869


Page: 58

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Eyes across the water, II

essays on visual anthropology and sociology

Author: Douglas A. Harper

Publisher: N.A


Category: Visual anthropology

Page: 226

View: 2870

Anthropology in the East

founders of Indian sociology and anthropology

Author: Patricia Uberoi,Nandini Sundar,Satish Deshpande

Publisher: Seagull Books


Category: Social Science

Page: 552

View: 9886

Anthropology and sociology have long histories in India. Yet, with the exception of fieldwork experience, there is little research available on the institutional and material contexts of these disciplines or on the practices of pioneering anthropologists and sociologists. Filling this important gap, this book spans a century of life and work, from the late nineteenth to the late twentieth century, and focuses on scholars with varying research trajectories. The book shows how local influences and personalities played a major role in shaping the field and it examines their common concern with nation-building, social reform and the value of science.

The World of Ancient Israel

Sociological, Anthropological and Political Perspectives

Author: Ronald E. Clements

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521423922

Category: History

Page: 436

View: 6730

The World of Ancient Israel is especially concerned to explore in greater depth than comparable studies the areas and degrees of overlap between approaches to the subject of Old Testament research adopted by scholars and students of theology and the social sciences. Increasing numbers of scholars have recognized the valuable insights that can be gained from a cross-disciplinary approach, and it is becoming clear that the early Biblical traditions must be examined in the light of comparative anthropology if useful historical conclusions are to be drawn from them.

Anthropology and Epidemiology

Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Health and Disease

Author: C. Janes,R. Stall,S.M. Gifford

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789027722485

Category: Social Science

Page: 364

View: 854

Over the past two decades increasing interest has emerged in the contribu tions that the social sciences might make to the epidemiological study of patterns of health and disease. Several reasons can be cited for this increasing interest. Primary among these has been the rise of the chronic, non-infectious diseases as important causes of morbidity and mortality within Western populations during the 20th century. Generally speaking, the chronic, non infectious diseases are strongly influenced by lifestyle variables, which are themselves strongly influenced by social and cultural forces. The under standing of the effects of the behavioral factors in, say, hypertension, thus requires an understanding of the social and cultural factors which encourage obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, non-compliance with anti-hypertensive medica tions (or other prescribed regimens), and stress. Equally, there is a growing awareness that considerations of human behavior and its social and cultural determinants are important for understanding the distribution and control of infectious diseases. Related to this expansion of epidemiologic interest into the behavioral realm 'has been the development of etiological models which focus on the psychological, biological and socio-cultural characteristics of hosts, rather than exclusive concern with exposure to a particular agent or even behavioral risk. Also during this period advances in statistical and computing techniques have made accessible the ready testing of multivariate causal models, and so have encouraged the measurement of the effects of social and cultural factors on disease occurrence.

Anthropology and Development

Understanding Contemporary Social Change

Author: Jean-Pierre Oliver De-Sardan

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1848136137

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 7784

This book re-establishes the relevance of mainstream anthropological (and sociological) approaches to development processes and simultaneously recognizes that contemporary development ought to be anthropology‘s principal area of study. Professor de Sardan argues for a socio-anthropology of change and development that is a deeply empirical, multidimensional, diachronic study of social groups and their interactions. The Introduction provides a thought-provoking examination of the principal new approaches that have emerged in the discipline during the 1990s. Part I then makes clear the complexity of social change and development, and the ways in which socio-anthropology can measure up to the challenge of this complexity. Part II looks more closely at some of the leading variables involved in the development process, including relations of production; the logics of social action; the nature of knowledge; forms of mediation; and ‘political‘ strategies.