Cultural Anthropology

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Author by Conrad Phillip Kottak
Genre : Ethnology
Editor :
ISBN : 007229860X
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 572
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Culture Sketches

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Author by Holly Peters-Golden
Genre : History
Editor : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN : UOM:39015064809406
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 252
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Intended to supplement intorductory/cultural anthroplogy courses, this text includes coverage of 13 different cultures. The format for each is basically as follows: a map places the culture in geographical context; a creation myth introduces the culture; a general introduction and history of the people follows; a socio-political analysis and/or an economic analysis is dicussed; and their religious belief-systems are examined.


Sketches In The Theory Of Culture

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Author by Zygmunt Bauman
Genre : Social Science
Editor : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN : 9781509528318
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 300
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Sketches in the Theory of Culture is a remarkable work by all measures. Written by Zygmunt Bauman when he was still a professor in Poland, and originally intended for publication in 1968, it was suppressed by the Polish government in the wave of repression following the protests in March of that year. For decades, it was thought to be lost. Astonishingly, it survived in the form of an uncorrected set of proofs which was recently discovered, and is the basis of this edition. Now published in English for the first time, this book sheds new light on Bauman’s work prior to his emigration and illuminates the intellectual climate of Poland in the late 1960s. Bauman’s pursuit of a semiotic theory of culture includes a discussion of processes of individualization and the intensification of global ties, anticipating themes that became central to his later work. Though this book stands as a testament to a historical moment, it also transcends it. ‘[W]e live in an age that seems, for the first time in human history, to acknowledge cultural multiplicity as an innate and fixed feature of the world, one which gives rise to new forms of identity that are at ease with plurality, like a fish in water’, writes Bauman – a statement that is as true today as it was when he penned it in the 1960s. Sketches in the Theory of Culture is a strikingly prescient reflection on culture and society by one of the most influential social thinkers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. It will appeal to students and scholars across the social sciences and humanities and to the many readers of Bauman’s work.


40 Easy Sketches For Busy Churches

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Author by Linda Rose
Genre : Religion
Editor : Lulu.com
ISBN : 9781409221791
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 278
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Want to captivate your congregation? With this brilliant collection of tried-and-tested sketches, skits, raps, meditations and one-act plays, everything you need to add sparkle to any church, school, youth or community group event is right here. 40 Easy Sketches For Busy Churches contains comedy, drama, action and street-smart poetry: and all of it is royalty-free and ready to stage.


Robert Seymour And Nineteenth Century Print Culture

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Author by Brian Maidment
Genre : Literary Criticism
Editor : Routledge
ISBN : 1315606739
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 192
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"Robert Seymour and Nineteenth Century Print Culture is the first book length study of the original illustrator of Dickens's Pickwick Papers. Discussion of the range and importance of Seymour's work as a jobbing illustrator in the 1820s and 1830s is at the centre of the book. A bibliographical study of his prolific output of illustrations in many different print genres is combined with a wide-ranging account of his major publications. Seymour's extended work for The Comic Magazine, New Readings of Old Authors and Humorous Sketches, all described in detail, are of particular importance in locating the dialogue between image and text at the moment when the Victorian illustrated novel is coming into being"--


Robert Seymour And Nineteenth Century Print Culture

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Author by Brian Maidment
Genre : Literary Criticism
Editor : Routledge
ISBN : 9781317062134
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 192
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Robert Seymour and Nineteenth-Century Print Culture is the first book-length study of the original illustrator of Dickens’s Pickwick Papers. Discussion of the range and importance of Seymour’s work as a jobbing illustrator in the 1820s and 1830s is at the centre of the book. A bibliographical study of his prolific output of illustrations in many different print genres is combined with a wide-ranging account of his major publications. Seymour’s extended work for The Comic Magazine, New Readings of Old Authors and Humorous Sketches, all described in detail, are of particular importance in locating the dialogue between image and text at the moment when the Victorian illustrated novel was coming into being.


Between Two Millstones Book 1

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Author by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : University of Notre Dame Pess
ISBN : 9780268105044
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 480
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Russian Nobel prize–winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918–2008) is widely acknowledged as one of the most important figures—and perhaps the most important writer—of the last century. To celebrate the centenary of his birth, the first English translation of his memoir of the West, Between Two Millstones, Book 1, is being published. Fast-paced, absorbing, and as compelling as the earlier installments of his memoir The Oak and the Calf (1975), Between Two Millstones begins on February 13, 1974, when Solzhenitsyn found himself forcibly expelled to Frankfurt, West Germany, as a result of the publication in the West of The Gulag Archipelago. Solzhenitsyn moved to Zurich, Switzerland, for a time and was considered the most famous man in the world, hounded by journalists and reporters. During this period, he found himself untethered and unable to work while he tried to acclimate to his new surroundings. Between Two Millstones contains vivid descriptions of Solzhenitsyn's journeys to various European countries and North American locales, where he and his wife Natalia (“Alya”) searched for a location to settle their young family. There are fascinating descriptions of one-on-one meetings with prominent individuals, detailed accounts of public speeches such as the 1978 Harvard University commencement, comments on his television appearances, accounts of his struggles with unscrupulous publishers and agents who mishandled the Western editions of his books, and the KGB disinformation efforts to besmirch his name. There are also passages on Solzhenitsyn's family and their property in Cavendish, Vermont, whose forested hillsides and harsh winters evoked his Russian homeland, and where he could finally work undisturbed on his ten-volume dramatized history of the Russian Revolution, The Red Wheel. Stories include the efforts made to assure a proper education for the writer's three sons, their desire to return one day to their home in Russia, and descriptions of his extraordinary wife, editor, literary advisor, and director of the Russian Social Fund, Alya, who successfully arranged, at great peril to herself and to her family, to smuggle Solzhenitsyn's invaluable archive out of the Soviet Union. Between Two Millstones is a literary event of the first magnitude. The book dramatically reflects the pain of Solzhenitsyn's separation from his Russian homeland and the chasm of miscomprehension between him and Western society.


On Line And On Paper

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Author by Kathryn Henderson
Genre : Technology & Engineering
Editor : MIT Press
ISBN : 0262262991
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 258
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The role of representation in the production of technoscientific knowledge has become a subject of great interest in recent years. In this book, sociologist and art critic Kathryn Henderson offers a new perspective on this topic by exploring the impact of computer graphic systems on the visual culture of engineering design. Henderson shows how designers use drawings both to organize work and knowledge and to recruit and organize resources, political support, and power. Henderson's analysis of the collective nature of knowledge in technical design work is based on her participant observation of practices in two industrial settings. In one she follows the evolution of a turbine engine package from design to production, and in the other she examines the development of an innovative surgical tool. In both cases she describes the messy realities of design practice, including the mixed use of the worlds of paper and computer graphics. One of the goals of the book is to lay a practice-informed groundwork for the creation of more usable computer tools. Henderson also explores the relationship between the historical development of engineering as a profession and the standardization of engineering knowledge, and then addresses the question: Just what is high technology, and how does its affect the extent to which people will allow their working habits to be disrupted and restructured? Finally, to help explain why visual representations are so powerful, Henderson develops the concept of "metaindexicality"—the ability of a visual representation, used interactively, to combine many diverse levels of knowledge and thus to serve as a meeting ground (and sometimes battleground) for many types of workers.


Thinking Class

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Author by Joanna Kadi
Genre : Social Science
Editor : South End Press
ISBN : 0896085473
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 184
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Joanna Kadi's clear prose strikes out powerfully against the dominance of the upper class in all spheres of life. She offers a personal and analytical look at how oppression by class intersects with oppression by race, gender, and sexuality. Examining the elite's supposed hegemony over intellectual work, Thinking Class rejects the idea that the working class is the non-thinking class, and affirms the culture that springs up, beautiful and honest, from this society's true base.In language both lyrical and sardonic, this working-class scholar examines subjects ranging from country music to cultural appropriation, from working-class ideals to Disney icons, in a forthright and poetic rendering that is sure to appeal to all those interested in American culture, feminism, and ethnic studies.


Sketches Of Korea

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Author by Benjamin Joinau
Genre : Social Science
Editor : Seoul Selection
ISBN : 9781624120510
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 205
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How Much Do You Think You Know about Korea? Get a glimpse of the many faces of Korea in illustration form Kimchi, K-pop, taekwondo, Samsung—the images that most people get when they think of Korea don’t stray much beyond the usual ones. But there are so many more fascinating sides to Korea. A cultural anthropologist with over 20 years of personal experience in Korea, author Benjamin Joinau introduces readers to the various faces of Korea outside those that Koreans typically like to present, guided by Elodie Dornand de Rouville’s refreshingly original and detailed illustrations—Korean society through the eyes of two foreigners. Grab a copy and let's take a look at the real faces of Korea, past and present.