Anthropological and Psychological Interpretations

Author: Barbara Tedlock

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521340045

Category: Social Science

Page: 297

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The authors, Jungian analysts, write for psychoanalysts and therapists who wish to integrate dream interpretation into their clinical practice. In this book, first published (hardcover) in 1987, ten contributing anthropologists and psychologists explore the ways in which dreams are remembered, recounted, shared (or not shared), interpreted, and used by peoples around the world. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Explorations in Psychoanalytic Ethnography

Author: Jadran Mimica

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857456946

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Whereas most anthropological research is grounded in social, cultural and biological analysis of the human condition, this volume opens up a different approach: its concerns are the psychic depths of human cultural life-worlds as explored through psycho-analytic practice and/or the psychoanalytically framed ethnographic project. In fact, some contributors here argue that the anthropological interpretation of human existence is not sustainable without psychoanalysis; others take a less extreme radical stance but still maintain that the unconscious matrix of the human psyche and of the intersubjective (social) reality of any given cultural life-world is a vital domain of anthropological and sociological inquiry and understanding.

Unveiling Secrets of War in the Peruvian Andes

Author: Olga M. González

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226302717

Category: History

Page: 307

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The Maoist guerrilla group Shining Path launched its violent campaign against the government in Peru’s Ayacucho region in 1980. When the military and counterinsurgency police forces were dispatched to oppose the insurrection, the violence quickly escalated. The peasant community of Sarhua was at the epicenter of the conflict, and this small village is the focus of Unveiling Secrets of War in the Peruvian Andes. There, nearly a decade after the event, Olga M. González follows the tangled thread of a public secret: the disappearance of Narciso Huicho, the man blamed for plunging Sarhua into a conflict that would sunder the community for years. Drawing on extensive fieldwork and a novel use of a cycle of paintings, González examines the relationship between secrecy and memory. Her attention to the gaps and silences within both the Sarhuinos’ oral histories and the paintings reveals the pervasive reality of secrecy for people who have endured episodes of intense violence. González conveys how public secrets turn the process of unmasking into a complex mode of truth telling. Ultimately, public secrecy is an intricate way of “remembering to forget” that establishes a normative truth that makes life livable in the aftermath of a civil war.

Theorizing Self in Samoa

Emotions, Genders, and Sexualities

Author: Jeannette Marie Mageo

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472085187

Category: History

Page: 292

View: 845

Proposes a new method for discussing variations in the experience of self across cultures

Last hunters, first farmers

new perspectives on the prehistoric transition to agriculture

Author: Theron Douglas Price,Anne Birgitte Gebauer,School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.)

Publisher: School for Advanced Research on the

ISBN: 9780933452909

Category: History

Page: 354

View: 5698

Domestikation - Jäger und Sammler - Kulturpflanzenphylogenie allg.

Making alternative histories

the practice of archaeology and history in non-Western settings

Author: Peter Ridgway Schmidt,Thomas Carl Patterson

Publisher: School for Advanced Research on the


Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 8572

A'aisa's Gifts

A Study of Magic and the Self

Author: Michele Stephen

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520915275

Category: Social Science

Page: 404

View: 7644

Filled with insight, provocative in its conclusions, A'aisa's Gifts is a groundbreaking ethnography of the Mekeo of Papua New Guinea and a valuable contribution to anthropological theory. Based on twenty years' fieldwork, this richly detailed study of Mekeo esoteric knowledge, cosmology, and self-conceptualizations recasts accepted notions about magic and selfhood. Drawing on accounts by Mekeo ritual experts and laypersons, this is the first book to demonstrate magic's profound role in creating the self. It also argues convincingly that dream reporting provides a natural context for self-reflection. In presenting its data, the book develops the concept of "autonomous imagination" into a new theoretical framework for exploring subjective imagery processes across cultures.

Communing with the Gods

Consciousness, Culture and the Dreaming Brain

Author: Charles D. Laughlin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780980711165

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 588

View: 6890

Communing with the Gods presents the most comprehensive account of culture and dreaming available in the anthropology of dreaming, and is written by an anthropologist who is also trained in neuroscience, and who is himself a lucid dreamer and Tibetan Tantric dream yoga practitioner. The book examines the place of dreaming in the experience of peoples from diverse cultures and historical backgrounds. Communing with the Gods surveys anthropological theories of dreaming, what we know about how the brain produces dreams and why, and lucid dream research and how the notion of lucidity applies to dreaming of traditional societies. It explores the ways that societies encourage, evoke, experience and interpret dreams, as well as how people act in response to information obtained in the dream state.A comprehensive theory of brain, culture and dreaming is presented that explains the neurobiological functions of sleep and dreaming, the evolution of dreaming, the universality of, and cultural variation in dream elements, and the role of dreaming as a system of intra-psychic communication. This theory is then applied to an examination of dreaming in modern society. The book discusses how modern dream-work may ameliorate wide-spread alienation, spiritual exhaustion and despair in modern society.

The Woman in the Shaman's Body

Reclaiming the Feminine in Religion and Medicine

Author: Barbara Tedlock, Ph.D.

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307571637

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 5962

A distinguished anthropologist–who is also an initiated shaman–reveals the long-hidden female roots of the world’s oldest form of religion and medicine. Here is a fascinating expedition into this ancient tradition, from its prehistoric beginnings to the work of women shamans across the globe today. Shamanism was not only humankind’s first spiritual and healing practice, it was originally the domain of women. This is the claim of Barbara Tedlock’s provocative and myth-shattering book. Reinterpreting generations of scholarship, Tedlock–herself an expert in dreamwork, divination, and healing–explains how and why the role of women in shamanism was misinterpreted and suppressed, and offers a dazzling array of evidence, from prehistoric African rock art to modern Mongolian ceremonies, for women’s shamanic powers. Tedlock combines firsthand accounts of her own training among the Maya of Guatemala with the rich record of women warriors and hunters, spiritual guides, and prophets from many cultures and times. Probing the practices that distinguish female shamanism from the much better known male traditions, she reveals: • The key role of body wisdom and women’s eroticism in shamanic trance and ecstasy • The female forms of dream witnessing, vision questing, and use of hallucinogenic drugs • Shamanic midwifery and the spiritual powers released in childbirth and monthly female cycles • Shamanic symbolism in weaving and other feminine arts • Gender shifting and male-female partnership in shamanic practice Filled with illuminating stories and illustrations, The Woman in the Shaman’s Body restores women to their essential place in the history of spirituality and celebrates their continuing role in the worldwide resurgence of shamanism today. From the Hardcover edition.


Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Anthropology

Page: N.A

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Costly and Cute

Helpless Infants and Human Evolution

Author: Wenda R. Trevathan,Karen R. Rosenberg

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

ISBN: 0826357466

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 4649

The contributors to this volume propose that the “helpless infant” has played a role in human evolution equal in importance to those of “man the hunter” and “woman the gatherer.”

The Beautiful and the Dangerous

Encounters with the Zuni Indians

Author: Barbara Tedlock

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826323422

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 6958

Based on over twenty years' research at Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico, this honest and respectful book takes us into the heart of one Zuni family and allows us to witness the world through its members' eyes. We see the joys of love, marriage, and childbirth and the tragedies of illness, alcoholism, and death. We rediscover the Southwestern landscape, its plants and wildlife, in light of traditional Zuni teachings. The Beautiful and the Dangerous was originally published in 1992, and is now available only from UNM Press. "Literature as fine and sensitive as the storytelling of Matthiessen and Chatwin."--George E. Marcus, professor of anthropology, Rice University "Deftly weaves together a range of life-story narratives, legends, myths, and male and female voices. . . . The writing sparkles with the visual acuity of a painter's eye, and it has a bold honesty about the experience of being in the field, achieving an integration of image and text that is totally new to ethnography."--Ruth Behar, professor of anthropology, University of Michigan

National Library of Medicine Current Catalog

Cumulative listing

Author: National Library of Medicine (U.S.).

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medicine

Page: N.A

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Current Catalog

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medicine

Page: N.A

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First multi-year cumulation covers six years: 1965-70.

Annual Report

Author: School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.)

Publisher: N.A


Category: America

Page: N.A

View: 4573

The Third Reich of Dreams

Author: Charlotte Beradt

Publisher: Chicago : Quadrangle Books


Category: Dreams

Page: 177

View: 7993

A catalyst for ideas

anthropological archaeology and the legacy of Douglas Schwartz

Author: Vernon L. Scarborough

Publisher: School for Advanced Research on the


Category: History

Page: 424

View: 2101

In his thirty-four years as president of the School of American Research, Douglas W. Schwartz's far-reaching vision placed SAR on the intellectual edge of research about humans across the globe. Nowhere is this more evident than in his influence on the field of anthropological archaeology. The twelve essays in this volume celebrate his contributions by looking back at changes in the field and forward to vital questions, methods, and theories yet nascent. Ranging geographically from the North American Southwest-where Schwartz himself conducted extensive research-to Mesopotamia, central America, and the Indian subcontinent and chronologically from early hominid evolution through archaic hunter-gatherers to the classic and historical Maya, the distinguished contributors make the case for Schwartz's enduring legacy. Addressing major issues in relations of power, writing systems, and directions for future research, this volume is at once mature in its depth and exciting in its boldness.

The evolution of human life history

Author: Kristen Hawkes,Richard R. Paine

Publisher: James Currey

ISBN: 9780852551707

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 505

View: 2856

Human beings may share 98 percent of their genetic makeup with their nonhuman primate cousins, but they have distinctive life histories. When and why did these human patterns evolve?