The Rope of Moka

Big-men and Ceremonial Exchange in Mount Hagen New Guinea

Author: Andrew Strathern

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521079877

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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In the Mount Hagen area of central New Guinea, warfare has been replaced since the arrival of the Europeans by a vigorous development of moka, a competitive ceremonial exchange of wealth objects. The exchanges of pigs, shells and other valuables are interpreted as acting as a bond between groups, and as a means whereby individuals, notably the big-men, can maximize their status. Professor Strathern analyses the ways in which competition between big-men actually takes place, and the effects of this competition on the overall political system.

Form, Macht, Differenz

Motive und Felder ethnologischen Forschens

Author: Elfriede Hermann,Karin Klenke,Michael Dickhardt

Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen

ISBN: 394034480X

Category: Ethnology

Page: 406

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Social and Cultural Anthropology in Perspective

Their Relevance in the Modern World

Author: Ioan Lewis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135149063X

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

View: 402

Social anthropology is, in the classic definition, dedicated to the study of distant civilizations in their traditional and contemporary forms. But there is a larger aspiration: the comparative study of all human societies in the light of those challengingly unfamiliar beliefs and customs that expose our own ethnocentric limitations and put us in our place within the wider gamut of the world's civilizations. Thematically guided by social setting and cultural expression of identity, Social and Cultural Anthropology in Perspective is a dynamic and highly acclaimed introduction to the field of social anthropology, which also examines its links with cultural anthropology. A challenging new introduction critically surveys the latest trends, pointing to weaknesses as well as strengths.Presented in a clear, lively, and entertaining fashion, this volume offers a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to social anthropology for use by teachers and students. Skillfully weaving together theory and ethnographic data, author Ioan M. Lewis advocates an eclectic approach to anthropology. He combines the strengths of British structural-functionalism with the leading ideas of Marx, Freud, and Levi-Strauss while utilizing the methods of historians, political scientists, and psychologists. One of Lewis' particular concerns is to reveal how insights from ""traditional"" cultures illuminate what we take for granted in contemporary industrial and post-industrial society. He also shows how, in the pluralist world in which we live, those who study ""other"" cultures ultimately learn about themselves. Social anthropology is thus shown to be as relevant today as it has been in the past.

Inequality in New Guinea Highlands Societies

Author: Andrew Strathern

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521107846

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

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Strathern's illuminating study of the inequalities amongst the Highland societies of Papua New Guinea is now reissued with a new preface. The five papers in this volume seek to set these inequalities into a context of long-term and recent social changes that aim to develop schemes of analysis which will permit discussion of the societies over extended periods of time.

Das Rätsel der Gabe

Geld, Geschenke, heilige Objekte

Author: Maurice Godelier

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406452673

Category:

Page: 308

View: 2742

Harvests, Feasts, and Graves

Postcultural Consciousness in Contemporary Papua New Guinea

Author: Ryan Schram

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501711016

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 6696

Ryan Schram explores the experiences of living in intercultural and historical conjunctures among Auhelawa people of Papua New Guinea in Harvests, Feasts, and Graves. In this ethnographic investigation, Schram ponders how Auhelawa question the meaning of social forms and through this questioning seek paths to establish a new sense of their collective self. Harvests, Feasts, and Graves describes the ways in which Auhelawa people, and by extension many others, produce knowledge of themselves as historical subjects in the aftermath of diverse and incomplete encounters with Christianity, capitalism, and Western values. Using the contemporary setting of Papua New Guinea, Schram presents a new take on essential topics and foundational questions of social and cultural anthropology. If, as Marx writes, "the tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living," Harvests, Feasts, and Graves asks: Which history weighs the most? And how does the weight of history become salient as a ground for subjective consciousness? Taking cues from postcolonial theory and indigenous studies, Schram rethinks the "ontological turn" in anthropology and develops a new way to think about the nature of historical consciousness. Rather than seeing the present as either tragedy or farce, Schram argues that contemporary historical consciousness is produced through reflexive sociality. Like all societies, Auhelawa is located in an intercultural conjuncture, yet their contemporary life is not a story of worlds colliding, but a shattered mirror in which multiple Auhelawa subjectivities are possible.

Jahrbuch

Author: Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ethnology

Page: N.A

View: 3505

Anthropos

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Linguistics

Page: N.A

View: 4822

Ethnology

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropology

Page: N.A

View: 5155

The Journal of the Polynesian Society

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Polynesian languages

Page: N.A

View: 9388

Vols. for 1892-1941 contain the transactions and proceedings of the society.

Theory of Mind

Neurobiologie und Psychologie sozialen Verhaltens

Author: Hans Förstl

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540272403

Category: Medical

Page: 380

View: 969

Theory of Mind oder "In welchem geistigen Zustand sind Sie eigentlich?" Für den Begriff Theory of Mind gibt es immer noch keine gelungene deutsche Übersetzung. Die Notwendigkeit, den Begriff und das Konzept Theory of Mind umfassend zu erläutern, liegt also auf der Hand. Im vorliegenden Buch geht eine Vielzahl renommierter Autoren der Theory of Mind auf den Grund. Von Evolution zur Soziobiologie, von Kommunikation bis Selbstbewusstsein, von Willensfreiheit bis Ideologie - hier wird erläutert, diskutiert, in neuen Zusammenhängen betrachtet und über den Tellerrand geblickt. Ein Lesegenuss für alle, die mehr wollen als nur eine Begriffsdefinition.

Cultural Anthropology

Author: Barbara D. Miller

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205401390

Category: Social Science

Page: 459

View: 2956

----STUDENT EDITION---- The first mainstream book to truly integrate coverage of race, class, gender, ethnicity, and age continues to win high praise. One user writes, "" Miller's text offers clarity and an attention to diversity and inequality in human experience that the students really appreciate." " Emphasizing social inequality, this contemporary introductory textbook explains how inequalities affect economy, kinship, politics, religion, and language while still covering the core concepts of cultural anthropology. Special Features: Integrates coverage of contemporary issues suCh. as health systems, migration, and development throughout the text to highlight the practical applications and relevance of cultural anthropological studies. More focus on theory in cultural anthropology with a new section on the history of theory (Ch. 1) and more explicit links to theory in the Critical Thinking boxes in every chapter. Development Anthropology includes new discussions and the latest researCh. on the relationship between development on indigenous peoples, social inequality, and new examples of human resistance in the face of large-scale exogenous development (Ch. 16). Back by popular demand, Miller's migration chapter, " People on the Move" -- unique in this market-- returns as Chapter 15. New layout, larger pages, and attractive design combine to make this Third Edition even more accessible to students! Boxed Features show the interconnection of Anthropology to other disciplines and to career opportunities: Lessons Applied illustrates how anthropological knowledge impacts the" real world" through vital contributions to social projects and policy. Unity and Diversity boxed features present cultural examples from the perspectives of both difference and similarity. While most writings of cultural anthropologists document variation and diversity, it is important to remember that humans everywhere share certain features of life in common. Critical Thinking boxes present a topic, often from two different angles, and then ask questions that provide critical thinking reviews and possible assignments for students. ----EXAM COPY EDITION---- The first mainstream book to truly integrate coverage of race, class, gender, ethnicity, and age continues to win high praise. One user writes, "" Miller's text offers clarity and an attention to diversity and inequality in human experience that the students really appreciate." " Emphasizing social inequality, this contemporary introductory textbook explains how inequalities affect economy, kinship, politics, religion, and language while still covering the core concepts of cultural anthropology. Special Features: Integrates coverage of contemporary issues suCh. as health systems, migration, and development throughout the text to highlight the practical applications and relevance of cultural anthropological studies. More focus on theory in cultural anthropology with a new section on the history of theory (Ch. 1) and more explicit links to theory in the Critical Thinking boxes in every chapter. Development Anthropology includes new discussions and the latest researCh. on the relationship between development on indigenous peoples, social inequality, and new examples of human resistance in the face of large-scale exogenous development (Ch. 16). Back by popular demand, Miller's migration chapter, " People on the Move" -- unique in this market-- returns as Chapter 15. New layout, larger pages, and attractive design combine to make this Third Edition even more accessible to students! Boxed Features show the interconnection of Anthropology to other disciplines and to career opportunities: Lessons Applied illustrates how anthropological knowledge impacts the " real world" through vital contributions to social projects and policy. Unity and Diversity boxed features present cultural examples from the perspectives of both difference and similarity. While most writings of cultural anthropologists document variation and diversity, it is important to remember that humans everywhere share certain features of life in common. Critical Thinking boxes present a topic, often from two different angles, and then ask questions that provide critical thinking reviews and possible assignments for students.