The Bedouin of Cyrenaica

Studies in Personal and Corporate Power

Author: Emrys L. Peters,Jack Goody,Emanuel Marx

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521385619

Category: History

Page: 310

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This collection brings together Emrys Peters' major writings on the Bedouin of Libya.

Social and Cultural Anthropology: The Key Concepts

Author: Nigel Rapport

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131766082X

Category: Social Science

Page: 548

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Social and Cultural Anthropology: the Key Concepts is an easy to use A-Z guide to the central concepts that students are likely to encounter in this field. Now fully updated, this third edition includes entries on: Material Culture Environment Human Rights Hybridity Alterity Cosmopolitanism Ethnography Applied Anthropology Gender Cybernetics With full cross-referencing and revised further reading to point students towards the latest writings in Social and Cultural Anthropology, this is a superb reference resource for anyone studying or teaching in this area.

Religion and Custom in a Muslim Society

The Berti of Sudan

Author: Ladislav Holy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521024969

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Among the Berti of Northern Darfur (Sudan), as among many Muslim societies, the formal religious practices are predominantly the concern of men, while local, unorthodox customary rituals are performed mainly by women. It is usual to dismiss such local, popular practices as pre-Islamic survivals, but Professor Holy shows that the customary rituals constitute an integral part of the religious system of the Berti. Carefully analysing the symbolic statements made in Berti rituals, Professor Holy demonstrates that the distinction between the two classes of rituals is an expression of the gender relationships characteristic of the society. He also examines the social distribution of knowledge about Islam, and explains the role of the religious schools in sustaining religious ideas. The work is not only an ethnographic study of ritual, belief and gender in an African society. It also makes a significant contribution to current anthropological discussion of the interpretation and meaning of rituals and symbols.

The Economies of Hellenistic Societies, Third to First Centuries BC

Author: Zosia Archibald,John K. Davies,Vincent Gabrielsen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199587922

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 460

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A collection of essays investigating the economic transformations that took place in the states and kingdoms around the eastern Mediterranean following the conquests of Alexander the Great - changes which have had an enduring effect on global cultural patterns.

Serendipity in Anthropological Research

The Nomadic Turn

Author: Haim Hazan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317057074

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Challenging the idea that fieldwork is the only way to gather data, and that standard methods are the sole route to fruitful analysis, Serendipity in Anthropological Research explores the role of fortune and happenstance in anthropology. It conceives of anthropological research as a lifelong nomadic journey of discovery in which the world yields an infinite number of unexplored issues and innumerable ways of studying them, each study producing its own questions and demanding its own methodologies. Drawing together the latest research from a team of senior scholars from around the world to reflect on the experience of research, Serendipity in Anthropological Research presents rich new case studies from Europe and the Middle East to examine both new and old questions in novel and enriching ways. An engaging examination of methodology and anthropological fieldwork, this book will appeal to all those concerned with writing ethnography.

Perplexities of Identification

Anthropological Studies in Cultural Differentiation and the Use of Resources

Author: Henk Driessen,Ton Otto

Publisher: Aarhus Universitetsforlag


Category: Social Science

Page: 265

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This text explores how identities emerge, persist and change and which power resources are tapped in the course of this process.

Culture Through Objects

Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Honour of P.R.S. Moorey

Author: Timothy Potts,Michael Roaf,Diana L. Stein

Publisher: Griffith Inst


Category: History

Page: 421

View: 6515

Published in honour of P. R. S. Moorey, one of the foremost Near Eastern scholars of his generation, this book brings together nineteen studies by leading international specialists on the archaeology of the ancient Near East. The volume focuses on three main themes that have been central to Moorey's extensive contributions to the field: tracking cultural transfers, understanding images, and the study of ancient materials and manufacture. Ranging widely in time and space from Egypt to Central Asia and from the Neolithic to the Sasanian period, the studies are linked by their shared methodology, namely a commitment to the crucial role played by objects in the reconstruction of past cultures and the recognition of the importance of contextual analysis in evaluating the material evidence. The papers present the results of current research on a variety of topics including the origins of pharaonic iconography, the spread of writing, stone vessels, prehistoric figurines, the iconography of seals, early metallurgy,,ancient cuisine and the use of works of art in ancient societies.

Eine Sache der Ehre

über die Grundlagen sozialer Prozesse bei den Pashtunen Pakistans und Afghanistans anhand ihrer Heiratsformen

Author: Jeanne Berrenberg

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated


Category: Social Science

Page: 134

View: 8265

Heirat ordnet in pashtunischen Gesellschaften die soziale Welt, doch ihre Formen lassen sich mit den Methoden der Verwandtschaftsethnologie allein nicht analysieren. Ausgehend von diesen Schwierigkeiten werden die zentralen Werte untersucht, die im vielschichtigen Konzept der Ehre zusammengefasst sind und jeden Lebensaspekt bestimmen. Alttestamentarische Grundlagen, historisch-politische Erfahrung, die Konzepte von Person und <I>gender, offentliche Interaktionsformen und einige Kernbegriffe islamisch-mittelostlicher Gesellschaftsvorstellungen kommen zur Sprache. Der Text arbeitet grundlegende Kategorien des Denkens heraus, eine -Weltsicht-, die verstandlich macht, wie und auf welchen Annahmen basierend soziale Prozesse aller Art in ihrer spezifischen Form ablaufen."

Fifteen Generations of Bretons

Kinship and Society in Lower Brittany, 1720-1980

Author: Martine Segalen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 323

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Tuareg in Libyen

Identitäten zwischen Grenzen

Author: Ines Kohl

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ethnology

Page: 244

View: 1924

Culture and Conflict in the Middle East

Author: Philip Carl Salzman

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 9781591025870

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 6158

Based on his own field research and the ethnographic reports of other scholars, anthropologist Salzman presents an analysis of Middle Eastern culture that goes a long way toward explaining the gulf between Western and Middle Eastern cultural perspectives

British Book News

Author: N.A

Publisher: London


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 9428

Human Adaptability Past, Present, and Future

The First Parkes Foundation Workshop, Oxford, January 1994

Author: Parkes Foundation. Workshop

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Adaptation (Biology)

Page: 325

View: 1481

Adaptation and adaptability are central issues in human population biology and biological anthropology. They are the processes by which relationships between humans and their environments are established and maintained. This volume charts developments in the study of human adaptation and adaptability at the population level in both theoretical and methodological terms. It represents a unique evaluation by the leading researchers in the field, offers a unique review of adaptability studies, and it identifies future directions for the study of human population biology in a changing world.

World Christian Encyclopedia

A Comparative Survey of Churches and Religions in the Modern World

Author: David B. Barrett,George Thomas Kurian,Todd M. Johnson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Religion

Page: 1730

View: 4515

Provides an overview of contemporary Christianity, including its history, ecclesiastical branches, subdivisions, and denominations, and examines Christianity in relation to other faiths and the secular realm.