Category Archives: Anthropology

Sexo y temperamento: En tres sociedades primitivas (Surcos)

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Margaret Mead examina el problema de las relaciones entre personalidad y cultura a través del estudio de los angeles psicología de los sexos en distintas sociedades. Y llega a una conclusión sorprendente: los distintos rasgos psicológicos que en nuestra sociedad atribuimos al temperamento femenino y al masculino no constituyen el pr oducto de un determinismo biológico, sino que derivan de una specific estructura cultural, de modo que en otras culturas stories diferencias pueden no existir o darse de manera muy diferente o incluso opuesta.Este descubrimiento arrojó en su día nueva luz sobre los angeles main issue de l. a. personalidad del hombre y los angeles mujer contemporáneos, que los angeles autora examina basándose en los resultados de sus investigaciones.

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Time and the Other: How Anthropology Makes Its Object

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By Johannes Fabian

Fabian's learn is a vintage within the box that modified the best way anthropologists relate to their topics and is of great worth not just to anthropologists yet to all these desirous about the examine of guy. a brand new foreward through Matti Bunzl brings the effect of Fabian's research as much as the current. Time and the Other is a critique of the notions that anthropologists are "here and now," their gadgets of research are "there and then," and that the "other" exists in a time now not modern with our own.

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Impure Acts: The Practical Politics of Cultural Studies

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By Henry A. Giroux

Henry A. Giroux demanding situations the modern politics of cynicism by way of addressing a few matters together with many of the assaults on cultural politics, the multicultural discourses of academia, the company assault on larger schooling, and the cultural politics of the Disney empire.

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Understanding Class

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Leading sociologist examines how diverse readings of sophistication increase our realizing of capitalism

Few rules are extra contested at the present time than “class.” a few have declared its demise, whereas others insist on its centrality to modern capitalism. it truly is acknowledged its relevance is restricted to explaining participants’ fiscal stipulations and possibilities, whereas while argued that it's a structural characteristic of macro-power family. In Understanding Class, top left sociologist Erik Olin Wright interrogates the divergent meanings of this primary idea that allows you to increase a extra built-in framework of sophistication research. starting with the therapy of sophistication in Marx and Weber, continuing throughout the writings of Charles Tilly, Thomas Piketty, man status, and others, and eventually reading how classification fight and sophistication compromise play out in modern society, Understanding Class presents a compelling view of ways to contemplate the complexity of sophistication on the earth this present day.

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The Arts and the Definition of the Human: Toward a Philosophical Anthropology

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By Joseph Margolis

The Arts and the Definition of the Human introduces a singular concept that our selves—our ideas, perceptions, creativity, and different characteristics that make us human—are decided by way of our position in background, and extra really through our tradition and language. Margolis rejects the concept that any ideas or truths stay fastened and aim during the stream of historical past and divulges that this idea of the individual (or "philosophical anthropology") as culturally decided and altering is important to make feel of artwork. He exhibits portray, sculpture, or poem can't have a unmarried right interpretation simply because our production and notion of paintings will regularly be mitigated via our historic and cultural contexts. Calling upon philosophers starting from Parmenides and Plato to Kant, Hegel, and Wittgenstein, paintings historians from Damisch to Elkins, artists from Van Eyck to Michelangelo to Wordsworth to Duchamp, Margolis creates a philosophy of artwork interwoven along with his philosophical anthropology which pointedly demanding situations triumphing perspectives of the fantastic arts and the character of personhood.

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Truth in Motion: The Recursive Anthropology of Cuban Divination

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By Martin Holbraad

Embarking on an ethnographic trip to the interior barrios of Havana between practitioners of Ifá, a prestigious Afro-Cuban culture of divination, Truth in Motion reevaluates Western principles approximately fact in mild of the practices and concepts of a wildly diverse, and hugely revered, version. Acutely concentrating on Ifá, Martin Holbraad takes the reader within consultations, initiations, and energetic public debates to teach how Ifá practitioners see fact as anything to be now not quite a bit represented, as reworked. Bringing his findings to undergo at the self-discipline of anthropology itself, he recasts the very concept of fact as a question not just of epistemological divergence but additionally of ontological difference—the query of fact, he argues, isn't really easily approximately how issues could appear differently to humans, but additionally in regards to the alternative ways of imagining what these issues are. by means of delving so deeply into Ifá practices, Truth in Motion bargains cogent new methods of brooding about otherness and the way anthropology can navigate it.  

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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Hunters and Gatherers

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Searching and collecting peoples, together with Kalahari Bushmen, Australian aborigines, Eskimos, and Pygmies, are the topic of unending charm. This illustrated reference quantity is the 1st committed completely to searching and collecting peoples that's either obtainable to the nonspecialist and written via major students. it's a state of the art precis of data at the topic, masking a unprecedented diversity of fabrics: case reviews of over fifty of the world's hunter-gatherers, the archaeological historical past, faith and international view, track and artwork, questions of gender, overall healthiness and nutrients, and modern rights.

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The First Humans: Origin and Early Evolution of the Genus Homo (Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology)

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There are a few concerns in human paleontology that appear to be undying. so much take care of the foundation and early evolution of our personal genus – anything approximately which we must always care. a few of these matters pertain to taxonomy and systematics. what percentage species of Homo have been there within the Pliocene and Pleistocene? How can we determine the earliest participants the genus Homo? If there's a couple of Plio-Pleistocene species, how do they relate to each other, and the place and while did they evolve? different matters relate to questions on physique dimension, proportions and the useful variations of the locomotor skeleton. while did the human postcranial “Bauplan” evolve, and for what purposes? What behaviors (and what behavioral barriers) could be inferred from the postcranial bones which were attributed to Homo habilis and Homo erectus? nonetheless different matters relate to development, improvement and existence background options, and the organic and archeological proof for nutrition and behaviour in early Homo. it's always argued that nutritional switch performed a tremendous function within the beginning and early evolution of our genus, with stone instruments starting up scavenging and looking possibilities that will have extra meat protein to the vitamin of Homo. nonetheless different matters relate to the environmental and climatic context during which this genus advanced.

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The Gift: Forms and Functions of Exchange in Archaic Societies

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2011 Reprint of 1954 American variation. complete facsimile of the unique version, no longer reproduced with Optical attractiveness software program. this is often might be the 1st systematic learn of the customized, frequent in primitive societies from old Rome to present-day Melanesia, of replacing presents. The present is conceived as a transaction forming a part of all human, own relationships among contributors and teams. those present exchanges are even as ethical, fiscal, juridical, aesthetic, non secular, mythological and social phenomena. A vintage paintings.

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Defining Memory: Local Museums and the Construction of History in America's Changing Communities (American Association for State and Local History)

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Defining Memory makes use of case reviews of indicates from round the kingdom to envision how neighborhood museums, outlined as museums whose collections are neighborhood in scope or whose audiences are essentially neighborhood, have either formed and been formed through evolving group values and feel of historical past. Levin and her members argue that those small associations play a key position in defining America's self-identity and will be studied as heavily as extra nationwide associations just like the Smithsonian and the Metropolitan Museum of artwork.

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