Going Abroad

Traveling Like an Anthropologist

Author: Rob Gordon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317258746

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Increasingly students from the affluent countries are going abroad as part of their "educational experience." Although students see these experiences as invaluable and believe that they have learned a lot, the anthropological literature suggests the opposite; that travel abroad has a greater impact on the hosts than on the visitors and that indeed travel abroad, far from leading to students becoming more open-minded or learning about the other, can reinforce their stereotypes. The standards in anthropology teach humility and the ability to learn from those in the host country. This short book can be read pre-departure and while abroad to provide the reader the practical and philosophical tools needed to create an enriched and mind-broadening experience.

Tourism and Cultural Change in Costa Rica

Pitfalls and Possibilities

Author: Karen Stocker

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 073914023X

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

View: 9303

Tourism and Cultural Change in Costa Rica: Pitfalls and Possibilities examines the consequences—positive, negative, and otherwise—of tourism in four different sites in Costa Rica.

The Globalisation of Higher Education

Developing Internationalised Education Research and Practice

Author: Timothy Hall,Tonia Gray,Greg Downey,Michael Singh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319745794

Category: Education

Page: 467

View: 3288

This book argues that the neoliberal globalisation of higher education faces a need for recalibration. In light of increased concerns from universities in cultivating globalisation, this volume brings together a multi-ethnic and multilingual team of researchers who argue that the continued development of internationalized education now requires new research and practices. As university leaders seek to build the best programs to help students to go abroad, they can face a number of challenges – risk management, negotiating with diverse partners, designing rich experience-based learning and the hopes, fears and limitations of the students themselves. Consequently, the authors argue that changes are particularly important given the current US-centric and UK-centric structural readjustments to globalization policies across all fields of higher education and knowledge production. This multi-perspectival edited collection will appeal to students and scholars of global education, globalization and international education.

Fifty Key Anthropologists

Author: Robert J. Gordon,Harriet Lyons,Andrew Lyons

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136880119

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 960

Fifty Key Anthropologists surveys the life and work of some of the most influential figures in anthropology. The entries, written by an international range of expert contributors, represent the diversity of thought within the subject, incorporating both classic theorists and more recent anthropological thinkers. Names discussed include: Clifford Geertz Bronislaw Malinowski Zora Neale Hurston Sherry B. Ortner Claude Lévi-Strauss Rodney Needham Mary Douglas Marcel Mauss This accessible A-Z guide contains helpful cross-referencing, a timeline of key dates and schools of thought, and suggestions for further reading. It will be of interest to students of anthropology and related subjects wanting a succinct overview of the ideas and impact of key anthropologists who have helped to shape the discipline.

Recreating First Contact

Expeditions, Anthropology, and Popular Culture

Author: Joshua Alexander Bell,Alison Kay Brown,Robert J. Gordon

Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Scholarly Press

ISBN: 9781935623144

Category: History

Page: 261

View: 4118

Recreating First Contact explores themes related to the proliferation of adventure travel which emerged during the early twentieth century and that were legitimized by their associations with popular views of anthropology. During this period, new transport and recording technologies, particularly the airplane and automobile and small, portable, still and motion-picture cameras, were utilized by a variety of expeditions to document the last untouched places of the globe and bring them home to eager audiences. These expeditions were frequently presented as first contact encounters and enchanted popular imagination. The various narratives encoded in the articles, books, films, exhibitions and lecture tours that these expeditions generated fed into pre-existing stereotypes about racial and technological difference, and helped to create them anew in popular culture. Through an unpacking of expeditions and their popular wakes, the essays (12 chapters, a preface, introduction and afterward) trace the complex but obscured relationships between anthropology, adventure travel and the cinematic imagination that the 1920s and 1930s engendered and how their myths have endured. The book further explores the effects - both positive and negative - of such expeditions on the discipline of anthropology itself. However, in doing so, this volume examines these impacts from a variety of national perspectives and thus through these different vantage points creates a more nuanced perspective on how expeditions were at once a global phenomenon but also culturally ordered.

Recreating First Contact

Expeditions, Anthropology, and Popular Culture

Author: Joshua A. Bell,Alison K. Brown,Robert J. Gordon

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 1935623249

Category: Social Science

Page: 275

View: 5591

Recreating First Contact explores themes related to the proliferation of adventure travel which emerged during the early twentieth century and that were legitimized by their associations with popular views of anthropology. During this period, new transport and recording technologies, particularly the airplane and automobile and small, portable, still and motion-picture cameras, were utilized by a variety of expeditions to document the last untouched places of the globe and bring them home to eager audiences. These expeditions were frequently presented as first contact encounters and enchanted popular imagination. The various narratives encoded in the articles, books, films, exhibitions and lecture tours that these expeditions generated fed into pre-existing stereotypes about racial and technological difference, and helped to create them anew in popular culture. Through an unpacking of expeditions and their popular wakes, the essays (12 chapters, a preface, introduction and afterward) trace the complex but obscured relationships between anthropology, adventure travel and the cinematic imagination that the 1920s and 1930s engendered and how their myths have endured. The book further explores the effects - both positive and negative - of such expeditions on the discipline of anthropology itself. However, in doing so, this volume examines these impacts from a variety of national perspectives and thus through these different vantage points creates a more nuanced perspective on how expeditions were at once a global phenomenon but also culturally ordered.

Humping My Drum

Author: J. A. Barnes

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1409204006

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 484

View: 7763

HUMPING MY DRUM by J.A.Barnes PUBLISHER'S DESCRIPTION: After a lifetime of not keeping a diary, John Barnes has reconstructed his past from a good memory and those few documents that do record his life and times. His story starts with his childhood in Reading, his schooldays and undergraduate career. Although six years of war interrupted his academic progress, they gave him experiences in the Fleet Air Arm that may have prepared him for the rigors of his first anthropological fieldwork in Northern Rhodesia. The life of an academic is seldom smooth and various universities in England and Australia augmented his scholastic duties with ample tests of his diplomatic and political skills. In pages crowded with the names of colleagues, friends, family and rivals, Barnes brings a social scientist's eye to bear on the disciplines of anthropology and sociology themselves.

An Anthropologist in Japan

Glimpses of Life in the Field

Author: Joy Hendry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134645228

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 5044

In this highly personal account Joy Hendry relates her experiences of fieldwork in a Japanese town and reveals a fascinating cross-section of Japanese life. She sets out on a study of politeness but a variety of unpredictable events including a volcanic eruption, a suicide and her son's involvement with the family of a poweful local gangster, begin to alter the direction of her research. The book demonstrates the role of chance in the acquisition of anthropological knowledge and demonstrates how moments of insight can be embedded in everyday activity. An Anthropologist in Japan illuminates the education system, religious beliefs, politics, the family and the neighbourhood in modern Japan.

Nicht-Orte

Author: Marc Augé

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406605680

Category:

Page: 137

View: 7725

Saison in Mekka

Geschichte einer Pilgerfahrt

Author: Abdellah Hammoudi

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406557521

Category:

Page: 310

View: 4449

ASEAN and Korea

Trends in Economic and Labour Relations

Author: Daljit Singh,Reza Y. Siregar

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9789813055940

Category: Political Science

Page: 219

View: 9768

This volume looks at some of the issues arising from the growing interaction between Southeast Asia and Korea. Subjects examined include implications of expanding China-Korea economic relations and of Korea's economic and financial liberalization for Southeast Asia, labour-management problems in Korean firms in Southeast Asia, Southeast Asian workers in Korea, and the state of the Korean construction industry in Southeast Asia.

Reif für die Insel

England für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641090571

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 4383

Eine ebenso herzliche wie spöttische Liebeserklärung an England: unorthodox, scharfzüngig und hinreißend komisch Was ist das für ein Land, in dem so unaussprechliche Namen wie Llywyngwril auf den Ortsschildern stehen? Wo Kekse gereicht werden, die jedes Gebiss bedrohen? Von den Kalkfelsen Dovers bis ins raue schottische Thurso erkundet Bryson die eigentümliche Weit jenseits des Ärmelkanals und kommt zu dem Schluss: England muss man einfach lieben - ganz gleich, wie wunderlich es einem zuweilen erscheinen mag.

Über Tyrannei

Zwanzig Lektionen für den Widerstand

Author: Timothy Snyder

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406711472

Category: Political Science

Page: 127

View: 4966

Wir sind nicht klüger als die Menschen, die erlebt haben, wie überall in Europa die Demokratie unterging und Faschismus, Nationalsozialismus und Kommunismus kamen. Aber einen Vorteil haben wir. Wir können aus ihren Erfahrungen lernen. „Leiste keinen vorauseilenden Gehorsam.“ So lautet die erste von 20 Lektionen für den Widerstand, mit denen Timothy Snyder die Bürger der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika vorbereitet auf das, was gestern noch unvorstellbar zu sein schien: einen Präsidenten, der das Gesicht der Demokratie verstümmelt und eine rechtsradikale Tyrannei errichtet. Doch nicht nur in den USA sind Populismus und autoritäres Führertum auf dem Vormarsch. Auch in Europa rückt die Gefahr von rechts immer näher – als ob es das 20. Jahrhundert und seine blutigen Lehren niemals gegeben hätte. Snyders historische Lektionen, die international Aufsehen erregt haben, sind ein Leitfaden für alle, die jetzt handeln wollen - und nicht erst, wenn es zu spät ist. Lektion 8: „Setze ein Zeichen.“ Dieses Buch tut es. Tun Sie es auch.

Unrast

Author: Olga Tokarczuk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442741342

Category:

Page: 456

View: 6687

Rosaleens Fest

Roman

Author: Anne Enright

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641173531

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8816

Rosaleen ist eine Frau, die nichts tut und von den anderen alles erwartet. Sie ist Mitte siebzig, die vier Kinder sind schon lange aus dem Haus. Die Brüder Dan und Emmett sind vor der Enge der irischen Heimat in die Ferne geflohen; das Nesthäkchen Hanna wollte auf den Theaterbühnen der Welt reüssieren, spricht aber nun dem Alkohol zu, und Constance, die Älteste, hat sich selbst verloren. Doch abgenabelt hat sich keines der Kinder. Noch immer versucht jedes auf seine Weise, es dieser besten aller Mütter recht zu machen. Und scheitert. Da kommt die Einladung zu einem letzten Weihnachtsfest in Ardeevin. Rosaleen möchte das Haus, in dem die Kinder groß geworden sind, das voller Erinnerungen an glückliche Momente und Verletzungen steckt, verkaufen. Die Geschwister reisen mit diffuser Hoffnung auf Versöhnung an – und doch endet es, wie noch jedes Weihnachten geendet hat. Booker-Preisträgerin Anne Enright wagt sich auf den dunklen Grund unserer Gefühle, studiert menschliches Verhalten dort, wo es am störanfälligsten ist, wo Liebe und Hass nahe beieinander liegen und es kein oder zumindest kein einfaches Entrinnen gibt: in der Familie.

Anthropology News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropological linguistics

Page: N.A

View: 969

Bewildered Travel

The Sacred Quest for Confusion

Author: Frederick J. Ruf

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813934265

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 317

Why do we travel? Ostensibly an act of leisure, travel finds us thrusting ourselves into jets flying miles above the earth, only to endure dislocations of time and space, foods and languages foreign to our body and mind, and encounters with strangers on whom we must suddenly depend. Travel is not merely a break from routine; it is its antithesis, a voluntary trading in of the security one feels at home for unpredictability and confusion. In Bewildered Travel Frederick Ruf argues that this confusion, which we might think of simply as a necessary evil, is in fact the very thing we are seeking when we leave home. Ruf relates this quest for confusion to our religious behavior. Citing William James, who defined the religious as what enables us to "front life," Ruf contends that the search for bewilderment allows us to point our craft into the wind and sail headlong into the storm rather than flee from it. This view challenges the Eliadean tradition that stresses religious ritual as a shield against the world’s chaos. Ruf sees our departures from the familiar as a crucial component in a spiritual life, reminding us of the central role of pilgrimage in religion. In addition to his own revealing experiences as a traveler, Ruf presents the reader with the journeys of a large and diverse assortment of notable Americans, including Henry Miller, Paul Bowles, Mark Twain, Mary Oliver, and Walt Whitman. These accounts take us from the Middle East to the Philippines, India to Nicaragua, Mexico to Morocco--and, in one threatening instance, simply to the edge of the author’s own neighborhood. "What gives value to travel is fear," wrote Camus. This book illustrates the truth of that statement.

Jarhead

Erinnerungen eines US-Marines

Author: Anthony Swofford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596161829

Category:

Page: 301

View: 5089