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viii, 319 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • The inciting incident
  • Deciding to act
  • Turning to conspiracy
  • Assembling the team
  • Finding the back door
  • Tear out your heart
  • Seizing the sword
  • Prepare for setbacks
  • Know thy enemy
  • The power of secrets
  • Sow confusion and disorder
  • The ties that bind
  • The testing of faith
  • Who wants it more?
  • The battle for hearts and minds
  • Managing the aftermath
  • The art of settling
  • There are always unintended consequences
  • Conclusion.
"In 2007, a short blog post on Valleywag, the Silicon Valley-vertical of Gawker Media, outed PayPal founder and billionaire investor Peter Thiel as gay. Thiel's sexuality had been known to close friends and family, but he didn't consider himself a public figure, and believed the information was private. For years, Thiel searched for a solution to what he'd come to call the 'Gawker Problem.' When an unmarked envelope delivered an illegally recorded sex tape of Hulk Hogan with his best friend's wife, Gawker had seen the chance for millions of page views and to say the things that others were afraid to say. Thiel saw their publication of the tape as the opportunity he was looking for. He would come to pit Hogan against Gawker in a multi-year proxy war through the Florida legal system, while Gawker remained confidently convinced they would prevail as they had over so many other lawsuits --until it was too late. The verdict would stun the world and so would Peter's ultimate unmasking as the man who had set it all in motion. Why had he done this? How had no one discovered it? What would this mean for the First Amendment? For privacy? For culture?"-- Publisher's website.
Law Library (Crown)
xxii, 369 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
  • Each age gets the thought it needs
  • Foragers
  • Farmers
  • Fossil fuels
  • The evolution of values : biology, culture, and the shape of things to come
  • On the ideology of imagining that "each age gets the thought it needs" / Richard Seaford
  • But what was it really like? The limitations of measuring historical values / Jonathan D. Spence
  • Eternal values, evolving values, and the value of the self / Christine M. Korsgaard
  • When the lights go out : human values after the collapse of civilization / Margaret Atwood
  • My correct views on everything / Ian Morris.
Most people in the world today think democracy and gender equality are good, and that violence and wealth inequality are bad. But most people who lived during the 10,000 years before the nineteenth century thought just the opposite. Drawing on archaeology, anthropology, biology, and history, Ian Morris explains why. Fundamental long-term changes in values, Morris argues, are driven by the most basic force of all: energy. Humans have found three main ways to get the energy they need--from foraging, farming, and fossil fuels. Each energy source sets strict limits on what kinds of societies can succeed, and each kind of society rewards specific values. But if our fossil-fuel world favors democratic, open societies, the ongoing revolution in energy capture means that our most cherished values are very likely to turn out not to be useful any more. Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels offers a compelling new argument about the evolution of human values, one that has far-reaching implications for how we understand the past--and for what might happen next. Originating as the Tanner Lectures delivered at Princeton University, the book includes challenging responses by classicist Richard Seaford, historian of China Jonathan Spence, philosopher Christine Korsgaard, and novelist Margaret Atwood.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691160399 20171211
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278 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Evolution, race, and history
  • Perversions of science
  • Origins of human social nature
  • The human experiment
  • The genetics of race
  • Societies and institutions
  • The recasting of human nature
  • Jewish adaptations
  • The rise of the West
  • Evolutionary perspectives on race.
Few ideas have been more harmful than one race or another being inherently superior to others. For this understandable reason, discussion of biological differences between races has been virtually banished from polite academic conversation. Human evolution, the consensus view insists, ended in prehistory. Inconveniently, this view cannot be right. Nicholas Wade, the esteemed science journalist who has long reported on new genetic advances for The New York Times, cites the mounting evidence that human evolution has continued to the present day. Because populations stayed in place for thousands of years, substantially isolated, evolution has proceeded independently on each continent, giving rise to the various races of humankind. Here, Wade explores the possibility that recent human evolution has included changes in social behavior and hence in the nature of human societies. Rejecting unequivocally the notion of racial superiority, he argues that the evolution of the human races holds information critical to the understanding of human societies and history, and that the public interest is best served by pursuing the scientific truth without fear.-- From publisher description.
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viii, 221 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Cultural capital defined
  • Why Jews, Confucians, and Protestants?
  • Jews
  • Confucians
  • Protestants
  • Other high achievers I : Basques and Sikhs
  • Other high achievers II : Mormons and Ismailis
  • Catholic Latin America
  • Latino immigration into the United States
  • African Americans
  • What to do.
Multiculturalism-the belief that no culture is better or worse than any other; it is merely different-has come to dominate Western intellectual thought and to serve as a guide to domestic and foreign policy and development aid. But what if multiculturalism itself is flawed? What if some cultures are more prone to progress than others and more successful at creating the cultural capital that encourages democratic governance, social justice for all, and the elimination of poverty? In Jews, Confucians, and Protestants: Cultural Capital and the End of Multiculturalism, Lawrence E. Harrison takes the politically incorrect stand that all cultures are not created equal. Analyzing the performance of 117 countries, grouped by predominant religion, Harrison argues for the superiority of those cultures that emphasize Jewish, Confucian, and Protestant values. A concluding chapter outlines ways in which cultural change may substantially transform societies within a generation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442219632 20160615
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xiv, 165 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Basic needs, peasants and the strategy for rural development (1976)
  • Cultural rights : a social science perspective (1998)
  • Exclusion and human rights (2000)
  • What kind of yarn? : from color line to multicolored hammock : reflections on racism and public policy (2001)
  • The United Nations special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples (2012)
  • A report on the human rights situation of indigenous peoples in Asia (2007)
  • Report on the impact of megaprojects on the rights of Indigenous peoples (2003)
  • Study regarding the best practices to implement the recommendations of the special rapporteur (2007).
This last volume in a trilogy published on the occasion of the 80th birthday of Rodolfo Stavenhagen, professor emeritus of El Colegio de Mexico, includes eight essays on Peasants, Culture and Indigenous Peoples: Critical Issues; Basic Needs, Peasants and the Strategy for Rural Development (1976); Cultural Rights: a Social Science Perspective (1998); The Structure of Injustice: Poverty, Marginality, Exclusion and Human Rights (2000); What Kind of Yarn? From Color Line to Multicolored Hammock: Reflections on Racism and Public Policy (2001); The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2012); A Report on the Human Rights Situation of Indigenous Peoples in Asia (2007); Report on the Impact of Megaprojects on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2003); and Study Regarding the Best Practices to Implement the Recommendations of the Special Rapporteur (2007). These texts address human rights issues, especially those that arose when Stavenhagen was servinged as United Nations special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783642341526 20160615
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viii, 338 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Sex and nation
  • "Pathologic archaeology" : an introduction
  • "Pathologic genealogy" : biological heredity and medieval kinship
  • Symbolic archaeology : sex in the colonies
  • Gilles and Joan, criminal and genius : medical fictions and the regeneration of the French race
  • "Pornographic archaeology" : an histoire des mœurs
  • Courtly love, courtly marriage, and Republican divorce
  • Epilogue: From pornography to archaeology : Priapus at the Cluny Museum.
In Pornographic Archaeology: Medicine, Medievalism, and the Invention of the French Nation, Zrinka Stahuljak explores the connections and fissures between the history of sexuality, nineteenth-century views of the Middle Ages, and the conceptualization of modern France. This cultural history uncovers the determinant role that the sexuality of the Middle Ages played in nineteenth-century French identity. Stahuljak's provocative study of sex, blood, race, and love in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century medical and historical literature demonstrates how French medicine's obsession with the medieval past helped to define European sexuality, race, public health policy, marriage, family, and the conceptualization of the Middle Ages. Stahuljak reveals the connections between the medieval military order of the Templars and the 1830 colonization of Algeria, between a fifteenth-century French marshal and the development of Richard von Krafft-Ebing's theory of sadism, between courtly love and the 1884 law on divorce. Although the developing discipline of medieval studies eventually rejected the influence of these medical philologists, the convergence of medievalism and medicine shaped modern capitalist French society and established a vision of the Middle Ages that survives today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812244472 20160609
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366 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Prologue
  • Among histories
  • Indigenous articulations
  • Varieties of indigenous experience
  • Ishi's story
  • Hau'ofa's hope
  • Looking several ways
  • Second life : the return of the masks
  • Epilogue.
"Returns" explores homecomings--the ways people recover and renew their roots. Engaging with indigenous histories of survival and transformation, James Clifford opens fundamental questions about where we are going, separately and together, in a globalizing, but not homogenizing, world. It was once widely assumed that native, or tribal, societies were destined to disappear. Sooner or later, irresistible economic and political forces would complete the work of destruction set in motion by culture contact and colonialism. But many aboriginal groups persist, a reality that complicates familiar narratives of modernization and progress. History, Clifford invites us to observe, is a multidirectional process, and the word "indigenous, " long associated with primitivism and localism, is taking on new, unexpected meanings. In these probing and evocative essays, native people in California, Alaska, and Oceania are understood to be participants in a still-unfolding process of transformation. This involves ambivalent struggle, acting within and against dominant forms of cultural identity and economic power. Returns to ancestral land, performances of heritage, and maintenance of diasporic ties are strategies for moving forward, ways to articulate what can paradoxically be called "traditional futures." With inventiveness and pragmatism, often against the odds, indigenous people today are forging original pathways in a tangled, open-ended modernity. The third in a series that includes "The Predicament of Culture "(1988) and "Routes" (1997), this volume continues Clifford's signature exploration of late-twentieth-century intercultural representations, travels, and now returns.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674724921 20160612
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258 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Individualism's paradox
  • From clan to club
  • National security and clan honor
  • Law without a state : the Nuer of Southern Sudan
  • A state without a king : medieval Iceland
  • Clannism and democratic reform : the Palestinian authority
  • Solidarity, group honor, and shame : modern India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan
  • Feud as an instrument of harmony : the Philippines
  • The king to king : state development in Anglo-Saxon England
  • "We have made you into nations and tribes" : the vision of early Islam
  • The romance of the clan
  • The clan's return.
Law Library (Crown)
xiii, 299 pages ; 24 cm
  • The big problem : elite-directed growth
  • Finding the right size : why small nations succeed
  • Small nation market capitalism : the Agoria Path
  • Ecodemia : small nation cooperative economies
  • Arcadia : environmentally friendly small nations
  • Small nation solutions for the Pacific Northwest, 2025
  • United small nations of America : why and how
  • United small nations of the world : confronting poverty and global warming.
In The Small Nation Solution, eminent anthropologist John H. Bodley argues that the contemporary global problems of poverty, conflict, and environmental degradation are problems of scale and power. Bodley's solution involves keeping nations small so as to limit the power of elite directors. It is a simple idea with profound implications. He spotlights successful small nations around the world as the best working models of sustainable sociocultural systems and shows how these diverse small nations can be the building blocks of a transformed global system that could save the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780759122208 20160619
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xvii, 406 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction / Gillette H. Hall and Harry Anthony Patrinos
  • Indigenous peoples and development goals : a global snapshot / Kevin Alan David Macdonald
  • Becoming indigenous : identity and heterogeneity in a global movement / Jerome M. Levi and Biorn Maybury-Lewis
  • Indigenous peoples in Central Africa : the case of the Pygmies / Quentin Wodon, Prospere Backiny-Yetna, and Arbi Ben-Achour
  • China : a case study in rapid poverty reduction / Emily Hannum and Meiyan Wang
  • India : the scheduled tribes / Maitreyi Bordia Das ... [et al.]
  • Laos : ethnolinguistic diversity and disadvantage / Elizabeth M. King and Dominique van de Walle
  • Vietnam : a widening poverty gap for ethnic minorities / Hai-Ahn Dang
  • Latin America / Gillette H. Hall and Harry Anthony Patrinos
  • Conclusion / Gillette H. Hall and Harry Anthony Patrinos.
This book documents poverty systematically for the world's indigenous peoples in developing regions in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The volume compiles results for roughly 85 percent of the world's indigenous peoples. It draws on nationally representative data to compare trends in countries' poverty rates and other social indicators with those for indigenous sub-populations and provides comparable data for a wide range of countries all over the world. It estimates global poverty numbers and analyzes other important development indicators, such as schooling, health and social protection. Provocatively, the results show a marked difference in results across regions, with rapid poverty reduction among indigenous (and non-indigenous) populations in Asia contrasting with relative stagnation - and in some cases falling back - in Latin America and Africa.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107020573 20160614
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xviii, 270 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Anthropology comes to life
  • Materials against materiality
  • Culture on the ground : the world perceived through the feet
  • Walking the plank : meditations on a proces of skill
  • Rethinking the animate, reanimating the thought
  • Point, line, counterpoint : from environment to fluid space
  • When ant meets spider : social theory for arthropods
  • The shape of the earth
  • Earth, sky, wind and weather
  • Landscape or weather-world?
  • Four objections to the concept of soundscape
  • Against space : place, movement, knowledge
  • Stories against classification : transport, wayfaring and the integration of knowledge
  • Naming as storytelling : speaking of animals among the Koyukon of Alaska
  • Seven variations on the letter A
  • Ways of mind-walking : reading, writing, painting
  • The textility of making
  • Drawing together : doing, observing, describing
  • Anthropology is not ethnography.
Anthropology is a disciplined inquiry into the conditions and potentials of human life. Generations of theorists, however, have expunged life from their accounts, treating it as the mere output of patterns, codes, structures or systems variously defined as genetic or cultural, natural or social. Building on his classic work The Perception of the Environment, Tim Ingold sets out to restore life to where it should belong, at the heart of anthropological concern. Being Alive ranges over such themes as the vitality of materials, what it means to make things, the perception and formation of the ground, the mingling of earth and sky in the weather-world, the experiences of light, sound and feeling, the role of storytelling in the integration of knowledge, and the potential of drawing to unite observation and description. Our humanity, Ingold argues, does not come ready-made but is continually fashioned in our movements along ways of life. Starting from the idea of life as a process of wayfaring, Ingold presents a radically new understanding of movement, knowledge and description as dimensions not just of being in the world, but of being alive to what is going on there.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415576840 20160605
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xvii, 253 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: The rights-based agenda in international forestry / Thomas Sikor and Johannes Stahl
  • The global forest tenure transitition : background, substance, and prospects / William D. Sunderlin
  • Indigenous peoples' rights and the jurisprudence of the inter-American human rights system / Fergus McKay
  • Human rights-based approaches to conservation : promise, progress-- and pitfalls? / Jessica Campese and Grazia Borrini-Feyerabend
  • Affirmative policy on an uneven playing field : implications for REDD / Jesse C. Ribot and Anne M. Larson
  • Advancing human rights through community forestry in Nepal / Shaunna Barnhart
  • Forest devolution and social differentiation in Vietnam / To Xuan Phuc
  • The challenges of developing a rights-based approach to conservation in Indonesia / Moira Moeliono and Godwin Limberg
  • Rights evolution and contemporary forest activism in the New Forest, England / Victoria M. Edwards
  • Advocating for traditional native American gathering rights on US Forest Service lands / Beth Rose Middleton
  • Who represents the collective? : authority and the recognition of forest rigths / Anne M. Larson and Peter Cronkleton
  • Tenure rights, environmental interests, and the politics of local government in Romania / Stefan Dorondel
  • Women's action and democratic spaces across scales in India / Neera M. Singh
  • Building coalitions across sectors and scales in Cambodia / Blake D. Ratner and Terry Parnell
  • Forest-based social movements in Latin America / Peter Cronkleton and Peter Leigh Taylor
  • A way forward : forest rights in times of REDD+ / Thomas Sikor and Johannes Stahl.
A human rights-based agenda has received significant attention in writings on general development policy, but less so in forestry. Forests and People presents a comprehensive analysis of the rights-based agenda in forestry, connecting it with existing work on tenure reform, governance rights and cultural rights. As the editors note in their introduction, the attention to rights in forestry differs from 'rights-based approaches' in international development and other natural resource fields in three critical ways. First, redistribution is a central demand of activists in forestry but not in other fields. Many forest rights activists call for not only the redirection of forest benefits but also the redistribution of forest tenure to redress historical inequalities. Second, the rights agenda in forestry emerges from numerous grassroots initiatives, setting forest-related human rights apart from approaches that derive legitimacy from transnational human rights norms and are driven by international and national organizations. Third, forest rights activists attend to individual as well as peoples' collective rights whereas approaches in other fields tend to emphasize one or the other set of rights. Forests and People is a timely response to the challenges that remain for advocates as new trends and initiatives, such as market-based governance, REDD, and a rush to biofuels, can sometimes seem at odds with the gains from what has been a two decade expansion of forest peoples' rights. It explores the implications of these forces, and generates new insights on forest governance for scholars and provides strategic guidance for activists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849712804 20160605
Law Library (Crown)
xv, 698 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction / D.I. Ray ... [et al.]
  • Chiefs as development agents : Ghanaian pilot study / Donald I. Ray and Gaelle Eizlini
  • Traditional rulers as partners in health and education delivery / Wilhelmina J. Donkoh
  • Building HIV/AIDS competence in Ghana : traditional leadership and shared legitimacy : a grassroots community intervention best practices model / Donald I. Ray and Sherri A. Brown
  • The developmental and HIV/AIDS fighting roles of traditional rulers : agency of festivals / Wilhelmina J. Donkoh
  • Building AIDS competence in Manya Krobo and the role of the Manya Krobo Queen Mothers Association / Sherri Brown
  • From Calgary to Krobo and back : how the IDRC encouraged grassroots links between Canada and Ghana / Kimberley Schoon
  • The predicament of the Akan "Queenmother" (Ohemmaa) / Christiane Owusu-Sarpong
  • Gender and traditional leadership in Botswana / Mogopodi H. Lekorwe
  • Governance policy and democracy : reconstituting traditional authorities in the eThekwini Municipality (Durban), 1994-2003 / Shahid Vawda
  • Gearing up for constructive engagement : traditional authorities and the predicament of the 2000 local government elections in the Durban region, South Africa / Sibongiseni Mkhize
  • Traditional authorities and the district assemblies system : a case study of the South Tongu district, Ghana / Morgan Nyendu
  • The Kgotla and traditional leadership in Botswana / Mogopodi Lekorwe
  • "Traditional authority" and governance in the Emjindini royal Swazi chiefdom, Barberton, Mpumalanga / Robert Thornton
  • Widening the democracy debate : Bogosi and ethnicity in Botswana / Mpho G. Molomo
  • The role of the House of Chiefs (Ntlo ya Digosi) in Botswana / Keshav C. Sharma
  • The National House of Chiefs : Ghana / Kusi Ankra
  • The role of traditional leaders in the administration of customary courts in Botswana / Keshav C. Sharma
  • The secular dynamics of traditional leadership in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa : the decade of active political transformation after Apartheid / Mpilo Pearl Sithole
  • Contesting the political meaning of chieftaincies in the new South Africa / Kereng Daniel Lebogang Kgotleng
  • Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary : contributions of Ghana's traditional leaders to partnership success with the Calgary Zoo, Canada / Brian Keating
  • Dikgosi and the politics of land in Botswana / Mpho G. Molomo
  • Conclusions / Donald I. Ray ... [et al.].
This collection of essays examines the relatively new, and frequently overlooked, political phenomenon in post-colonial Africa of chieftaincy "re-inventing" itself. The traditional authority of chiefs has been one of Africa's missing voices who are now bringing new resources to the challenges that AIDS, gender, governance, and development pose to the peoples of Africa. This publication presents new research in Ghana, Botswana, and South Africa, providing the broadest geographic African coverage on the topic of African chieftaincy. The nineteen authors, many of them emerging scholars from Africa, are all members of the Traditional Authority Applied Research Network (TAARN). Their essays give critical insight into the transformation processes of chieftaincy from the end of the colonial/apartheid periods to the present. They also examine the realities of male and female traditional leaders in reinventing their legitimacy and their political offices in the age of great social and political unrest, health issues and governance and development challenges.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781552384985 20160605
Law Library (Crown)
xiii, 666 p. : ill ; 26 cm.
  • Chapter 1. Anthropology and the Social Sciences Chapter 2. The Foundations of Social Research Chapter 3. Preparing for Research Chapter 4. Research Design: Experiments and Experimental Thinking Chapter 5. Sampling I: The Basics Chapter 6. Sampling II: Theory Chapter 7. Sampling III: Nonprobability Samples and Choosing Informants Chapter 8. Interviewing I: Unstructured and Semistructured Chapter 9. Interviewing II: Questionnaires Chapter 10. Interviewing III: Cultural Domains Chapter 11. Scales and Scaling Chapter 12. Participant Observation Chapter 13. Field Notes and Database Management Chapter 14. Direct and Indirect Observation Chapter 15. Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis Chapter 16. Cognitive Anthropology I: Analyzing Cultural Domains Chapter 17. Cognitive Anthropology II: Decision Modeling, Taxonomies, and Componential Analysis Chapter 18. Text Analysis I: Interpretive Analysis, Narrative Analysis, Performance Analysis, and Conversation Analysis Chapter 19. Text Analysis II: Schema Analysis, Grounded Theory, Content Analysis, and Analytic Induction Chapter 20. Univariate Analysis Chapter 21. Bivariate Analysis Chapter 22. Multivariate Analysis.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780759112421 20160607
Research Methods in Anthropology is the standard textbook for methods classes in anthropology. Written in Russ BernardOs unmistakable conversational style, his guide has launched tens of thousands of students into the fieldwork enterprise with a combination of rigorous methodology, wry humor, and commonsense advice. Whether you are coming from a scientific, interpretive, or applied anthropological tradition, you will learn field methods from the best guide in both qualitative and quantitative methods.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780759112421 20160607
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xx, 356 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction List of Tables and Figures List of Examples Chapter 1. What Is Ethnography? Chapter 2. When, Where, and By Whom Should Ethnography Be Used? Chapter 3. Paradigms for Framing the Research of Ethnographic Research Chapter 4. An Overview of Research Design Chapter 5. Choosing and Designing an Ethnographic Research Project Chapter 6. Collecting Ethnographic Data Chapter 7. Data Analysis: How Ethnographers Make Sense of their Data Chapter 8. Identifying and Building Research Items and Research Partnerships Chapter 9. Applying Ethnography Chapter 10. Protection of Risk to Human Subjects and the Ethics of Ethnographic Fieldwork References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780759118690 20160602
The Ethnographer's Toolkit series begins with this primer, which introduces novice and expert practitioners alike to the process of ethnographic research, including answers to questions such as who should and can do ethnography, when it is used most fruitfully, and how research projects are carried out from conceptualization to the uses of research results. Written in practical, straightforward language, this new edition defines the qualitative research enterprise, links research strategies to theoretical paradigms, and outlines the ways in which an ethnographic study can be designed. Use Designing and Conducting Ethnographic Research as a guide to the entire Toolkit or as a stand-alone introduction to ethnographic research.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780759118690 20160602
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143 p. : chiefly ill. ; 31 cm.
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xiv, 466 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Plato and the Sophists' money
  • The figure of the merchant in western tradition
  • The scandal of profit and the prohibition on appropriating time
  • The enigma of ceremonial gifts exchange
  • The age of sacrifice
  • The logic of debt
  • The paradoxes of grace
  • Ceremonial money and commercial money
  • Money : equivalence, justice, and liberty
  • Legitimate figures of commercial exchange.
Can exchange bring us together? Are there any physical or intangible goods that escape the logic of the marketplace? Is there a relationship between truth - the very purpose of philosophy - and money? Does truth have a price? Contrary to the Sophists, who demanded payment in return for their expertise, Socrates spoke for free. He had to do so, according to Aristotle, because knowledge cannot be measured - though he could accept gifts in return. Today, we expect artists and intellectuals to be compensated for their labors. But is giving merely a form of exchange that was replaced by commerce? Anthropological investigation shows that the issue lies elsewhere: to give is to recognize in order to be recognized. It is to seal an alliance, to give oneself in what is given. Gifting raises further questions regarding the nature of sacrifice and the extent to which this last involves debt or grace. In The Price of Truth, Henaff addresses these topics in turn, arguing that the relationship established by the gift lies at the core of the social bond. What emerges is a theory of culture and community formation that accounts for the structural patterns of traditional, political, and market-dominated societies. Crucial here is the idea that gifting and marketplace exchange are incommensurable. The latter, which involves money and contracts, has its own economic, political, and ethical necessity. The gift, though, always raises the ethical question of reciprocal recognition, a radical imperative to respect and be respected. Money has the power to threaten this requirement and break the bond that unites us. Why? To answer is to understand how the - priceless - price of truth is inseparable from that of dignity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804760829 20160604
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362 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
  • Constesting knowledge : museums and indigenous perspectives / Susan Sleeper-Smith
  • Ethnography and the cultural practices of museums. The legacy of ethnography / Ray Silverman
  • Elite ethnography and cultural eradication : confronting the cannibal in early nineteenth-century Brazil / Hal Langfur
  • Ethnographic showcases at sites of knowledge production and indigenous resistance / Zine Magubane
  • Reinventing George Heye : nationalizing the Museum of the American Indian and its collections / Ann McMullen
  • Ethnographic elaborations, indigenous contestations, and the cultural politics of imagining community : a view from the District Six Museum in South Africa / Ciraj Rassool
  • Curatorial practices : voices, values, languages, and traditions. Museums and indigenous perspectives on curatorial practice / Jacki Thompson Rand
  • A dialogic response to the problematized past : the National Museum of the American Indian / Miranda J. Brady
  • West side stories : the blending of voice and representation through a shared curatorial practice / Brenda Macdougall and M. Teresa Carlson
  • Huichol histories and territorial claims in two national anthropology museums / Paul Liffman
  • The construction of native voice at the National Museum of the American Indian / Jennifer Shannon
  • Tribal museums and heterogeneity of the nation-state. Creation of the tribal museum / Brenda J. Child
  • Tsi[dotless question makr]niyukwaliho[dotless question mark]t[upside down "v"], the Oneida Nation Museum : creating a space for Haudenosaunee kinship and identity / Kristina Ackley
  • Reimagining tribal sovereignty through tribal history : museums, libraries, and archives in the Klamath River region / Brian Isaac Daniels
  • Responsibilities toward knowledge : the Zuni Museum and the reconciling of different knowledge systems / Gwyneira Isaac
  • Museums as sites of decolonization : truth telling in national and tribal museums / Amy Lonetree.
This interdisciplinary and international collection of essays illuminates the importance and effects of indigenous perspectives for museums. The contributors challenge and complicate the traditionally close colonialist connections between museums and nation-states and urge more activist and energized roles for museums in the decades ahead. The essays in section 1 consider ethnography's influence on how Europeans represent colonized peoples. Section 2 analyzes curatorial practices, emphasizing how exhibitions must serve diverse masters rather than solely the curator's own creativity and judgment, a dramatic departure from past museum culture and practice. Section 3 considers tribal museums that focus on contesting and critiquing colonial views of American and Canadian history and serving the varied needs of the indigenous communities. The institutions examined in these pages range broadly from the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC; the Oneida Nation Museum in Oneida, Wisconsin; tribal museums in the Klamath River region in California; the tribal museum in Zuni, New Mexico; the Museum of the American Indian in New York City; and, the District Six Museum in Cape Town, South Africa.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803219489 20160528
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viii, 221 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Decolonising approaches to indigenous rights / Adolfo de Oliveira
  • Indigenous peoples and their territories / Andrew Gray
  • The reconstruction of Waimiri-Atroari territory / Stephen G. Baines
  • Legal process of abolition of collective property : the Mapuche case / Jorge Calbucura
  • Religion, belief and action : the case of Ngarrindjeri "Women's Business" on Hindmarsh Island, South Australia, 1994-1996 / James F. Weiner
  • American Indian sovereignty : now you see it, now you don't / Peter d'Errico
  • A possible indigenism : the limits of the constitutional amendment in Argentina / GELIND
  • Strategies for equities in indigenous education : a Canadian First Nations case study / Marlene R. Atleo
  • Notes on the role of the teacher in indigenous school education / Edmundo Antonio Peggion
  • Disease versus genocide : the debate over population / Paula Sherman
  • Indigenous peoples, civil society and the environment : the struggle for sustainability / Mario Blaser.
Covering a wide range of issues relating to the topic, this book examines the experiences and perceptions of indigenous peoples in the context of the national states and political systems that have been externally imposed and implemented upon them. Fascinating and incisive, the text discusses a range of areas such as: indigenous territories concepts of political autonomy and sovereignty that have been used to describe and constitute indigenous political projects Western notions of education in relation to indigenous societies' educational practice the broad Western historical understanding of the relationship with indigenous societies and the adequacy of the legal notion of "belief"to depict Aboriginal religiosity. Contributors to this volume include anthropologists, jurists, educators, indigenous activists, scholars and sociologists.
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Threatened with deportation, Mrs. Goundo must convince an immmigration judge that her two-year-old daughter is in danger: if returned to her family's native country of Mali, she will be forced to undergo female genital mutilation. Reveals how women are profoundly affected by immigration law and political asylum struggles, and travels between an FGM ceremony in a Malian village to Philadelphia, where Mrs. Goundo battles the American legal system for her child's future.
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