Modernity of Tradition: Uzbek Textile Culture Today

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Hermione had never imagined that entering a whole new magical world also entailed confronting a whole new kind of prejudice. The structuralists, by contrast, sought to identify a system or structure underlying the broad spectrum of social phenomena in particular cultures, a system of which the members of a society maintain only a dim awareness through the use of myths and symbols. For example, analyses of witchcraft accusations have indicated symbolic correspondences with structural tensions in a given society.

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Afrocentric Thought and Praxis: An Intellectual History

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When reaching womanhood she is considered to be more of an adult than a child. Definitions and conceptual information may be taken from your Miller and Wood “Anthropology: A Preliminary Edition” You must select and answer in essay-format Oneof the Threeassigned questions. MyAnthroLab also features a unique assessment program including pre- and post- tests, along with an Individualized Study Plan that helps students achieve success.

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In Search of a Lost Avant-Garde: An Anthropologist

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There have been many studies of value systems, which give a culture what has been called its “configuration,” or of the personality types prized or rejected by each culture, or of the “national characteristics” of certain modern societies. But the cultural anthropologist is less likely than are other social scientists to begin with a model or a set of abstract propositions and direct his field work to the testing of the model or the propositions. The bottling plant drew international attention for polluting groundwater, draining local wells, and damaging crops in the region.

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The Dreaming & Other Essays

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A. programs in individualized study encourage students to develop an integrated, multidisciplinary program of study that combines courses taken in the various schools of NYU with independent studies, internships, and Gallatin's own interdisciplinary seminars, writing courses and arts workshops. The successful candidate will be expected to participate actively in Brown’s Population Studies and Training Center, including pursuing an active research agenda and teaching and supervising graduate students in the department’s anthropology and population track.

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Intercultural Competence: Interpersonal Communication Across

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Although statistical and other quantitative methods are used, much of Cultural Anthropology is qualitative-descriptive. ... Nativism A type of revitalization movement aimed at perpetuating, restoring, or reviving “traditional” cultural practices or characteristics, which are thought to be the source of the group’s strength and to be threatened or lost. Video/C 1883 The JVC Video Anthology of World Music and Dance: Vietnam, Cambodia (Video/C 3519); Thailand, Burma (Video/C 3520); Malaysia, Philippines (Video/C 3521); Indonesia (Video/C 3522-3523) (for complete listing of contents, consult GLADIS under series title: f se JVC Video Anthology of World Music and Dance). 49 min. ea.

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The Social Organization of the Western Apache

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In any classroom situation that includes discussion and critical thinking, there are bound to be many differing viewpoints. This graduate seminar examines the archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean world from the Neolithic through Ottoman times. Written and directed by Jana Sevcikova. 2001. 46 min. The field of cultural anthropology, initially referred to as social anthropology in Britain, deals with the study of culture with respect to social structure, religion, politics and many other factors.

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Custom and Conflict in Africa

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A similar situation is also found in the Nevada-based Shoshoni Native Americans[ 16 ]. The article concerns that the following aspects should be understanding of the cross-cultural human... They also examine how culture is imprinted in the human body—years of working at a computer can actually leave a physical mark! His list tends to focus on women’s and gender studies, race and ethnic studies, science and technology, environment, social theory, and research methods, but is not limited to these subjects.

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Bodies Without Borders

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She oversaw the design work and made sure everything moved along according to the tight schedule. Examines conflict between the ancient religion and traditions of the Hmong and Christian practice and belief. Maybe I’m referring for its capacity as anthropology — the science of human possibility — to provide the sort of critique of the contemporary that is not operationalisable in a narrow sense, but which instead provides truly alternative visions of ways to be human.

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Quilting: The Fabric of Everyday Life (Dress, Body, Culture)

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Art preservation is a huge part of culture today. Here and in his work on the Moroccan suq (Geertz, Geertz and Rosen 1979), Geertz pointed out the irony of an economics that takes the bazaar as its model for studying the decisions of individuals in competitive markets, while treating as anomalous the monopolies preferred by capitalist firms and state bureaucracy. The differences reflect the distinct differences that are present in sociology and anthropology.

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The Lugbara of Uganda

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Critical thinking about one's own cultural categories is developed through this box which asks students to undertake a research project. _ Lessons Applied Lessons applied boxes highlight the value of anthropological knowledge in addressing social problems. If “Caucasoids” and “Mongoloids” really evolved in isolation, what factors were enforcing that isolation between them? This has yielded much numerical information. Britain produced the only systematic critique of contemporary civilization by an anthropologist so far in Edmund Leach’s brilliant BBC lectures, A Runaway World? (Leach 1968).

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