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xix, 283 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Green Library
xi, 94 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction 1. Against Transmission 2. For Attention 3. Study in the Minor Key 4. Response Ability Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415786546 20171106
  • Preface and acknowledgements 1. Against transmission 2. For attention 3. Education in the minor key 4. Anthropology, art and the university Coda.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415786553 20171106
There is more to education than teaching and learning, and more to anthropology than making studies of other people's lives. Here Tim Ingold argues that both anthropology and education are ways of studying, and of leading life, with others. In this provocative book, he goes beyond an exploration of the interface between the disciplines of anthropology and education to claim their fundamental equivalence. Taking inspiration from the writings of John Dewey, Ingold presents his argument in four close-knit chapters. Education, he contends, is not the transmission of authorised knowledge from one generation to the next but a way of attending to things, opening up paths of growth and discovery. What does this mean for the ways we think about study and the school, teaching and learning, and the freedoms they exemplify? And how does it bear on the practices of participation and observation, on ways of study in the field and in the school, on art and science, research and teaching, and the university? Written in an engaging and accessible style, this book is intended as much for educationalists as for anthropologists. It will appeal to all who are seeking alternatives to mainstream agendas in social and educational policy, including educators and students in philosophy, the social sciences, educational psychology, environmentalism and arts practice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415786553 20171106
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xiv, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • List of Figures and Tables Forward: How/Shall We Consider the Fetus? Rayna Rapp PART I: THE FETUS IN BIOSOCIAL PERSPECTIVE Chapter 1. Conceiving the Anthropology of the Fetus: An Introduction Sallie Han, Tracy K. Betsinger, and Amy B. Scott Chapter 2. The Borderless Fetus: Temporal Complexity of the Lived Fetal Experience Julienne Rutherford Chapter 3. The Biology of the Fetal Period: Interpreting Life from Fetal Remains Kathleen Ann Satterlee Blake Chapter 4. Pregnant with Ideas: Concepts of the Fetus in the 21st Century United States Sallie Han PART II: FINDING FETUSES IN THE PAST: ARCHAEOLOGY AND BIOARCHAEOLOGY Chapter 5. The Bioarchaeology of Fetuses Sian E. Halcrow, Nancy Tayles, and Gail E. Elliott Chapter 6. Fetal Paleopathology: An Impossible Discipline? Mary E. Lewis Chapter 7. The Neolithic Infant Cemetery at Gebel Ramlah in Egypt's Western Desert Jacek Kabacinski, Agnieszka Czekaj-Zastawny, and Joel D. Irish Chapter 8. Excavating Identity: Burial Context and Fetal Identity in Post-Medieval Poland Amy B. Scott and Tracy K. Betsinger PART III: THE ONCE AND FUTURE FETUS: SOCIOCULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY Chapter 9. Waiting: The Redemption of Frozen Embryos through Embryo Adoption and Stem Cell Research in the United States Risa D. Cromer Chapter 10. Deploying the Fetus: Constructing Pregnancy and Abortion in Morocco Jessica Marie Newman Chapter 11. Beyond Life Itself: The Embedded Fetuses of Russian Orthodox Anti-Abortion Activism Sonja Luehrmann Chapter 12. The "Sound" of Life: Or How Should We Hear a Fetal "Voice"? Rebecca Howes-Mischel Conclusion Tracy K. Betsinger, Amy B. Scott, and Sallie Han Glossary Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785336911 20171218
As a biological, cultural, and social entity, the human fetus is a multifaceted subject which calls for equally diverse perspectives to fully understand. Anthropology of the Fetus seeks to achieve this by bringing together specialists in biological anthropology, archaeology, and cultural anthropology. Contributors draw on research in prehistoric, historic, and contemporary sites in Europe, Asia, North Africa, and North America to explore the biological and cultural phenomenon of the fetus, raising methodological and theoretical concerns with the ultimate goal of developing a holistic anthropology of the fetus.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785336911 20171218
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xxxiv, 221 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Anthropological Holism and the Paradoxical Tradition of Philosophical Anthropology Chapter 1: Anthropology And Epistemology: "The Science of the Whole, Concrete Man" Chapter 2: Anthropology and Subjectivity: Self and World, from Herder to Gehlen Chapter 3: Anthropology and Phenomenology: The Turn to the Life-World Chapter 4: Anthropology and Historicism: Man, History, Nature Chapter 5: Anthropology and Ontology: Herder, Heidegger, and the Sea of Being Chapter 6: Anthropology and Aesthetics: Holism, Literature, and Expressivism Chapter 7: Anthropology and Modernity: "Indirect" or "Engaged"-Hans Blumenberg and Charles Taylor Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498558006 20180226
Anthropology's Interrogation of Philosophy from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century presents and discusses key aspects of the German tradition of philosophical anthropology from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, centering on the concept of anthropology as a study of the 'whole, concrete man' (Heinrich Weber, 1810). Philosophical anthropology appears during the last decades of the eighteenth century in the often practically-oriented writings of men such as Ernst Platner, Karl Wezel, and Johann Herder, and is then taken up in the twentieth century by thinkers including Max Scheler, Helmut Plessner, Arnold Gehlen, and Hans Blumenberg. In presenting this tradition, the book serves two primary purposes. Firstly, it introduces English readers in a coherent manner to key aspects of a two-hundred year tradition in German thought. Secondly, the book analyzes in an unprecedented manner, even in German scholarship, the connections between the philosophical debates associated with anthropology at the end of the eighteenth century and ongoing philosophical issues in the twentieth century. Specifically, author Jerome Carroll argues that late eighteenth century anthropology diverges pointedly from traditional, "foundational" approaches to philosophy, for instance rejecting philosophy's quest for absolute foundations for knowledge or a priori categories and turning to a more descriptive account of man's "being in the world." Notably, by drawing on the epistemological, ontological, and methodological aspects and implications of anthropological holism, this book reads the philosophical significance of classical twentieth century anthropology through the lens of eighteenth century writings on anthropology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498558006 20180226
Green Library
xxx, 253 pages ; 21 cm
  • Introduction: an analytic approach to ethnography / Colin Jerolmack and Shamus Khan
  • Microsociology: beneath the surface / Jooyoung Lee
  • Capturing organizations as actors / Katherine Chen
  • Macro analysis: power in the field / Leslie Salzinger and Teresa Gowan
  • People and places / Douglas Harper
  • Mechanisms / Iddo Tavory and Stefan and Timmermans
  • Embodiment: a dispositional approach to racial and cultural analysis / Black Hawk Hancock
  • Situations / Monica McDermott
  • Reflexivity: introspection, positionality, and the self as research instrument: toward a model of abductive reflexivity / Forrest Stuart.
Approaches to Ethnography illustrates the various modes of representation and analysis that typify participant observation research. In contrast to the multitude of ethnographic textbooks, handbooks, and readers on the market, this book is neither a "how-to" guide nor a catalogue of substantive themes such as race, community, or space; it also avoids re-hashing epistemological debates, such as grounded theory versus the extended case method. Instead, this volume concisely lays out the predominant analytic lenses that ethnographers use to explain social action-for instance, whether they privilege micro-interaction or social structure, people and places or social processes, internal dispositions or situational contingencies. Each chapter features a prominent ethnographer delineating a distinct approach to the study of everyday life and reflecting on how their approach shapes the way they analyze and represent the field. Taken together, the collection is a practical guide that spells out how different styles of ethnography illuminate different dimensions of everyday social life. As such, Approaches to Ethnography complements and augments-but not duplicate-existing ethnographic methods and logic of inquiry texts for undergraduate and graduate courses on qualitative research methods.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190236052 20180129
Green Library
1 online resource (798 pages)
  • ""Front Cover""; ""An Atlas of Skeletal Trauma in Medico-Legal Contexts""; ""An Atlas of Skeletal Trauma in Medico-Legal Contexts""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""Introduction""; ""1. POSTMORTEM COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY AND THE ANALYSIS OF SKELETAL TRAUMA""; ""2. DEVELOPMENT OF THIS ATLAS""; ""3. GENERAL REMARKS""; ""4. CONCLUSION""; ""ACKNOWLEDGMENTS""; ""REFERENCES""; ""1
  • High- and Low-Velocity Projectile Trauma: Ballistic Injuries (BI)""; ""1.1 HOMICIDE: CRANIAL INJURIES""; ""1.2 HOMICIDE: POST-CRANIAL INJURIES""; ""1.3 SUICIDE: CRANIAL INJURIES""; ""1.4 SUICIDE: POST-CRANIAL INJURIES""
  • Blunt-Force Trauma (BFT)""; ""2.1 HOMICIDES""; ""2.2 ACCIDENTS""; ""2.3 HOMICIDES: NECK COMPRESSION""; ""2.4 SUICIDES""; ""REFERENCES""; ""3
  • Blunt-Force Trauma: Fatal Falls (FT)""; ""3.1 NON-ACCIDENTAL CASES""; ""3.2 ACCIDENTAL CASES""; ""REFERENCES""; ""4
  • High-Energy, Blunt-Force Trauma: Motor Vehicle (MV) Incidents""; ""4.1 MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS: DRIVER""; ""4.2 MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS: FRONT-SEAT PASSENGER""
  • High-Energy, Blunt-Force Trauma: Aviation (AV) Incidents""; ""5.1 UNPOWERED AIRCRAFT""; ""5.2 ROTARY WING""; ""5.3 FIXED WING""; ""REFERENCES""; ""6
  • Accidental and Non-Accidental Injuries in Children (CI)""; ""6.1 ACCIDENTAL INJURIES""; ""6.2 HOMICIDAL (NON-ACCIDENTAL) INJURIES""; ""REFERENCES""
  • ""7
  • Medical Intervention (MI)""; ""8.1 HEAD (CRANIUM)""; ""8.2 HEAD (NOSE)""; ""8.3 HEAD AND NECK (MANDIBLE AND CLAVICLE)""; ""8.4 NECK (VERTEBRAE)""; ""8.5 ARM (WRIST)""; ""8.6 CHEST (BREAST, STERNUM, AND RIBS)""; ""8.7 PELVIS (SACRUM)""
  • Taphonomic Changes (TC)""; ""9.1 FIRE: ACCIDENTAL""; ""9.2 FIRE: NON-ACCIDENTAL""; ""9.3 WATER""; ""9.4 SCAVENGING""; ""9.5 USE OF â#x80; #x9C; LIMEâ#x80; #x9D; ""; ""REFERENCES""; ""10
  • Skeletal Variation (SV): Morphology, Anomalies, Tissue Calcification, and Pathology""; ""10.1 SKELETAL VARIATION AND ANOMALIES""; ""10.2 TISSUE CALCIFICATIONS""; ""10.3 PATHOLOGICAL CHANGES""; ""10.4 OTHER""; ""REFERENCES""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""
Post-mortem computed tomography (PMCT) is increasingly used in forensic pathology practice in many jurisdictions. Such imaging has expanded the capacity to evaluate skeletal trauma improving the visualisation, documentation and presentation of forensic findings. Typically when deceased persons are located and exhibit evidence of trauma, forensic pathologist, anthropologists and radiologists base their interpretations of the mechanism of trauma on their experience and understanding of the biomechanics of fractures as well as recognisable patterns of injury. In order to augment this process, An Atlas of Forensic Skeletal Trauma presents a range of de-identified adult and child skeletal trauma cases that occur in medico-legal contexts where the cause of death and mechanism of trauma are recorded. An Atlas of Forensic Skeletal Trauma includes comprehensive photographs and PMCT images as well as descriptive text.Presents a valuable guide to the interpretation of skeletal trauma for practitioners and students of forensic anthropology, pathology and radiologyProvides coverage of skeletal trauma cases resulting from high and low velocity projectiles, low energy blunt force (e.g., assaults involving various implements, hangings, strangulations, falls), high energy blunt force (e.g., motor vehicle and aviation incidents), and moreIncludes case studies with written and visual descriptions, discussions and up-to-date literature review
xiii, 240 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Born from the sea, coming across the sea
  • Sailing in the "sunrise" and "sunset" islands
  • Exodus from a stronghold of navigation
  • Navigating the cultural revival of voyaging
  • Maps, models and simulations
  • "Breaking the shell"
  • Rise of the apprentice.
Green Library
xxi, 633 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color), plans (some color) ; 29 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xi, 203 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: On the Genealogy of Writing Anthropology Morten Nielsen and Nigel Rapport1. The Life of Concepts and How They Speak to Experience Veena Das2. Ten Preludes to a Preface Kirin Narayan3. Writing against conclusion Nina Holm Vohnsen4. Composing texts and the composition of uprisings: Notes on writing the postcolonial political Bjorn Enge Bertelsen5. Public Ritual in Mauritius Thomas Hylland Eriksen6. Writing Whalsay: Reflections on how, why, and for who anthropologists write Anthony Cohen7. Writing a Cosmopolitan Anthropology in Recognition of Anyone Nigel Rapport 8. Diversifying from Within: Diaspora writings in Sweden Helena Wulff 9. Dialogic Aesthetics: Notes and nodes in analogical software coding Morten Nielsen10. Composing American stiob Dominic Boyer11. In the Workshop: Anthropology in a Collaborative Zone of Inquiry Anthony Stavrianakis, Paul Rabinow and Trine Mygind Korsby Epilogue: Writing the Human: Anthropological accounts as generic fragments Nigel Rapport and Morten Nielsen.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138208124 20180226
How do anthropologists write their texts? What is the nature of creativity in the discipline of anthropology? This book follows anthropologists into spaces where words, ideas and arguments take shape and explores the steps in a creative process. In a unique examination of how texts come to be composed, the editors bring together a distinguished group of anthropologists who offer valuable insight into their writing habits. These reflexive glimpses into personal creativity reveal not only the processes by which theory and ethnography come, in particular cases, to be represented on the page but also supply examples that students may follow or adapt.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138208124 20180226
Green Library
344 pages ; 25 cm
  • Defining cræft
  • Making hay
  • Sticks and stones
  • Grenjaðarstaður
  • The skep-making beekeeper
  • Taming the wilds
  • Weft and warp
  • Under thatch
  • The shoe and the harness
  • Seed and sward
  • The oxna mere
  • Fire and earth
  • The craft of digging
  • Baskets and boats.
In the midst of a seemingly endless supply of mass-manufactured products, we find ourselves nostalgic for products bearing the mark of authenticity-hand-made furniture, artisan breads, craft beers, and other goods produced by human hands. What often goes unnoticed is the transformation of our understanding of craft-or rather, craft-in the wake of industrialization. In Craft, archaeologist and medieval historian Alexander Langlands argues that our modern understanding of craft only skims the surface. His journeys from his home in Wales have taken him along the Atlantic seaboard of Europe, from Spain through France and England to Scotland and Iceland in search of the lost meaning of craft. Reaching as far back as the Neolithic period, he combines deep history with scientific analyses and personal anecdotes. We follow the author as he herds sheep, keeps bees, tans hides, spins wool, and thatches roofs. We learn that scythes work much better on tall grass than the latest model of weed trimmers, that you can spin wool using a large wooden spoon, and that it was once considered criminal to work on animal hides before a requisite twelve-month soak. When it first appeared in Old English, the word craft signified an indefinable sense of knowledge, wisdom, and resourcefulness. Rediscovering craft will connect us with our human past, our sense of place, and our remarkable capacity to survive in the harshest of landscapes. Craft helps us more fully appreciate human ingenuity and the passing on of traditions from generation to generation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393635904 20180213
Green Library
xiii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • PART I: Researching and Writing Creative Selves/Creative Cultures.- Chapter 1. Creative Selves/Creative Cultures: Critical Autoethnography, Performance and Pedagogy-- Stacy Holman Jones.- Chapter 2. Troubling Autoethnography: Critical, Creative, and Deconstructive: Approaches to Writing-- Susanne Gannon.- Chapter 3. Performing Teaching, Citizenship and Criticality-- Marc Pruyn, Lisa Cary & Luis Huerta-Charles.- PART II: Mapping and Remembering Creative Selves/Creative Cultures.- Chapter 4. Six Sirens and a Broken Oud: Mapping the Self Within the Political Landscape-- Stefan Schut.- Chapter 5. Writing Sensation: Critical Autoethnography in Posthumanism-- Summer Dickenson.- Chapter 6. Mind and Matter: (Re)membering, Performing, and Being-- Juliana Kirschner.- PART III: Embodying Creative Selves/Creative Cultures.- Chapter 7. Mother-Poems: Using the Confessional as Critique in Autoethnographic Poetry-- Sandra L. Faulkner.- Chapter 8. I Am a Monument-- Anne Harris & Stacy Holman Jones.- Chapter 9. The Last Days of Education? An Attempt to Reclaim Teaching Through Socratic Dialogue-- Craig Wood.- PART IV: Rehearsing and Transforming Creative Selves/Creative Cultures.- Chapter 10. Inside our Islands: Confronting the Colonized Muse in the Decolonizing Performance Space-- Linden Wilkenson.- Chapter 11. Shrug off the Old Lies: Writing Critical Autoethnography as Decolonality with Helene Cixous-- Elizabeth Mackinlay.- Chapter 12. Transformer: More Than Meets the I/Eye-- Fetaui Iosefo.- PART V: Tracing, Playing , and Improvising Creative Selves/Creative Cultures.- Chapter 13. Got Lost: Embodied Vocal Performance at the Junction of Autoethnography and Practice-Based Research-- Jessica Aszodi.- Chapter 14. Creating Memories: A Cartography of Musical Learning-- Phoebe Green.- Chapter 15. Critical Autoethnography Musical Improvisation: Reflections, Conjuctions, and 21st Century Dimensions-- Leon de Bruin.- Chapter 16. Creative Selves, Creative Cultures, Creative Futures-- Stacy Holman Jones.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319475264 20180226
This book addresses and demonstrates the importance of critical approaches to autoethnography, particularly the commitment that such approaches make to theorizing the personal and to creating work that embodies a social justice ethos. Arts-based and practice-led approaches to this work allow the explanatory power of critical theory to be linked with creative, aesthetically engaging, and personal examples of the ideas at work. By making use of personal stories, critical autoethnography also allows for commenting on, critiquing, and transforming damaging and unjust cultural beliefs and practices by questioning and problematizing the relationships of power that are bound up in these selves, cultures and practices. The essays in this volume provide readers with work that demonstrates how critical autoethnography offers researchers and scholars across multiple disciplines a method for creatively putting critical theory into action. The book will be vital reading for students, researchers and scholars working in the fields of education, communication studies, sociology and cultural anthropology, and the performing arts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319475264 20180226
Green Library
ix, 222 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Green Library
viii, 309 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Chapter 1: I Hope When She Grows Up, She Will Have a Job with a Pen: Drip Irrigation and Hope in Cambodia, Emilie Hitch Chapter 2: A New Playing Field: Technology Disruption in Higher Education in the U.S., Marijke Rijsberman Chapter 3: Changing Culture through Technology Adoption: Promoting Tablet Use at a Public University, Henry D. Delcore Chapter 4: Enchanted Objects, Social Robots, and the Internet of Things: Exploring the Role of Design in Innovation and Cultural Change, Christine Miller Chapter 5: The Changing Nature of Everyday Practice: Smart Devices as Disruptive Agents of Cultural Change, Jennifer Watts-Englert, Margaret H. Szymanski and Patricia Wall Chapter 6: Technology Metaphors and Impediments to Technology Use at the Base of the Pyramid in India, Arundhati Bhattacharyya and Russell W. Belk Chapter 7: The Enigma of Innovation: Changing Practices of Non-Alcoholic Beverage Consumption in China, Dominique Desjeux and Ma Jingjing Chapter 8: Relationship Building: Nigerian Entrepreneurs, Business Networks, and Chinese Counterparts, U. Ejiro O. Onomake Chapter 9: Designing Disruption: The Neoliberal Nonprofit Industry Makes Room for Holistic Approaches, Kevin M. Newton Chapter 10: Organizational Change from the Inside: Negotiating the Dual Identity of Employee and Ethnographer, Shane Pahl, Angela Ramer and Jo Aiken.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498544511 20180226
This book offers keen insight and useful lessons underscoring the value of practice to theory. Conceived by two anthropologists who lead consulting practices, McCabe and Briody selected contributors to explore how cultural change happens in a variety of consumer and organizational contexts. The 12 case studies illustrate the explanatory potential and the problem-solving strengths of assemblage theory, and the role of human agency in provoking cultural change. The case studies are compelling due to connections between the case narratives and graphics, and researcher engagement in the pragmatics of implementation--both of which shape and encourage learning. This volume will be markedly useful to practitioners engaged in research and implementation. It will also appeal to students and faculty in a variety of fields including anthropology, business management, marketing, sociology, cultural studies, and industrial design.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498544511 20180226
Green Library
xiii, 198 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Preface 1. Introduction 2. Culture and the Individual in Anthropological Theory 3. Solutions to Five Recurring Problems in Culture Theory 4. Cultural Models and Cultural Consensus 5. Cultural Consonance 6. Measuring Cultural Consonance 7. The Relationships of Cultural Consonance and Health Outcomes 8. Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781629585192 20171227
How culture is incorporated into individuals' lives is a problem that has plagued the social sciences for centuries. This book examines the insights offered by approaching the question using a cognitive theory of culture. Culture and the Individual pulls together over twenty-five years of research on cultural consonance, defined as the degree to which individuals incorporate into their own beliefs and behaviors the prototypes for belief and behavior encoded in shared cultural models. Starting with a critical overview of the treatment of culture and the individual in anthropology, Dressler goes on to make the case for adopting a cognitive theory of culture in researching the relationship, introducing the concept of cultural consonance as a solution. Placing the concept in its theoretical context, he examines both how cultural consonance can be measured and what it can reveal, focusing in particular on the field of health. Written in an accessible style by an experienced medical anthropologist who has spent his career researching and teaching on the subject of cultural consonance, Culture and the Individual offers an essential overview of the topic for students of all levels, as well as academics in neighboring fields.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781629585192 20171227
Green Library
viii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Acknowledgments viiIntroductionStephen Macedo 11 Not by Brains Alone: The Vital Role of Culture in Human Adaptation 92 Beyond Kith and Kin: Culture and the Scale of Human Cooperation 63COMMENTS3 Imitation, Hayek, and the Significance of Cultural Learning 125H. Allen Orr4 Adaptation without Insight? 135Kim Sterelny5 Inference and Hypothesis Testing in Cultural Evolution 152Ruth Mace6 Adaptable, Cooperative, Manipulative, and Rivalrous 160Paul SeabrightRESPONSE7 Culture, Beliefs, and Decisions 173Notes 197References 207Contributors 223Index 225.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691177731 20171127
How our ability to learn from each other has been the essential ingredient to our remarkable success as a species Human beings are a very different kind of animal. We have evolved to become the most dominant species on Earth. We have a larger geographical range and process more energy than any other creature alive. This astonishing transformation is usually explained in terms of cognitive ability--people are just smarter than all the rest. But in this compelling book, Robert Boyd argues that culture--our ability to learn from each other--has been the essential ingredient of our remarkable success. A Different Kind of Animal demonstrates that while people are smart, we are not nearly smart enough to have solved the vast array of problems that confronted our species as it spread across the globe. Over the past two million years, culture has evolved to enable human populations to accumulate superb local adaptations that no individual could ever have invented on their own. It has also made possible the evolution of social norms that allow humans to make common cause with large groups of unrelated individuals, a kind of society not seen anywhere else in nature. This unique combination of cultural adaptation and large-scale cooperation has transformed our species and assured our survival--making us the different kind of animal we are today. Based on the Tanner Lectures delivered at Princeton University, A Different Kind of Animal features challenging responses by biologist Allen Orr, philosopher Kim Sterelny, economist Paul Seabright, and evolutionary anthropologist Ruth Mace, as well as an introduction by Stephen Macedo.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691177731 20171127
Green Library
ix, 315 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Chapter 1. Introduction-- Tom Vine, Jessica Clark, Sarah Richards & David Weir.- Chapter 2. Home-grown Exoticism? Identity Tales from a New Age Intentional Community-- Tom Vine.- Chapter 3. Wrestling with Online Avatars: Technology and Sexual Transformation-- Paul Driscoll-Evans.- Chapter 4. Chong er fei: Cultural Performances of Belonging in Intercountry Adoptive Families-- Sarah Richards.- Chapter 5. Ethnographic Practices of Listening-- Allison Boggis.- Chapter 6. Discussion and Collaboration in Diagnostic Radiography-- Ruth Strudwick.- Chapter 7. Living with Uncertainty: The Ethnographer's Burden-- Steve Barnes.- Chapter 8. Managing Dissonance in Identity Construction-- Derek Shaw.- Chapter 9. What Makes the Autoethnographic Analysis Authentic?-- David Weir & Daniel Clarke.- Chapter 10. Inside the Sausage Factory: An Autoethnography of Working in a For-Profit University-- Katie Best.- Chapter 11. An Auto-Ethnographic account of Gender and Workflow processes in a Commercial Laundry-- David Weir.- Chapter 12. The Salience of Emotions in (Auto)Ethnography: Towards an Analytical Framework-- Ilaria Boncori.- Chapter 13. It's More than Deciding What to Wank Into: Negotiating an Unconventional Fatherhood-- John Hadlow.- Chapter 14. Hate the Results? Blame the Methods: An Autoethnography of Contract Research-- Will Thomas & Mirjam Southwell.- Chapter 15. Collaborative Autoethnography: Enhancing Reflexive Communication Processes-- Ngaire Bissett, Sharon Saunders & Carolina Bouten Pinto.- Chapter 16. Methodology: From Paradigms to Paradox-- Tom Vine.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137585547 20180129
This book reflects on the contemporary use of ethnography across both social and natural sciences, focusing in particular on organizational ethnography, autoethnography, and the role of storytelling. The chapters interrogate and reframe longstanding ethnographic discussions, including those concerning reflexivity and positionality, while exploring evolving themes such as the experiential use of technologies. The open and honest accounts presented in the volume explore the perennial anxieties, doubts and uncertainties of ethnography. Rather than seek ways to mitigate these `inconvenient' but inevitable aspects of academic research, the book instead finds significant value to these experiences. Taking the position that collections of ethnographic work are better presented as transdisciplinary bricolage rather than as discipline-specific series, each chapter in the collection begins with a reflection on the existing impact and character of ethnographic research within the author's native discipline. The book will appeal to all academic researchers with an interest in qualitative methods, as well as to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137585547 20180129
Green Library
xx, 119 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Foreword by Timothy De Waal Malefyt Preface Introduction: A Starting Place: Design Thinking and Ethnographic Thinking 1. Cultivating Curiosity 2. Expanding Awareness 3. Deferring Judgement 4. Adapting Thoughtfully 5. Immersing Fully 6. Facilitating Tactically 7. Documenting Diligently 8. Analyzing Holistically 9. Situating Intentionally 10. Storytelling Empathically Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781629581187 20180129
This book argues that `ethnographic thinking'-the thought processes and patterns ethnographers develop through their practice-offers companies and organizations the cultural insights they need to develop fully-informed strategies. Using real world examples, Hasbrouck demonstrates how shifting the value of ethnography from simply identifying consumer needs to driving a more holistic understanding of a company or organization can help it benefit from a deeper understanding of the dynamic and interactive cultural contexts of its offerings. In doing so, he argues that such an approach can also enhance the strategic value of their work by helping them increase appreciation for openness and exploration, hone interpretive skills, and cultivate holistic thinking, in order to broaden perspectives, challenge assumptions, and cross-pollinate ideas between differing viewpoints.Ethnographic Thinking is key reading for managers and strategists specifically wishing to tap-into the potential that ethnography offers, as well as those searching more broadly for new ways to innovate practice. It is essential reading for students of applied ethnography, and recommended for scholars too.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781629581187 20180129
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiii, 255 pages ; 24 cm.
This interdisciplinary essay collection investigates the various interactions of people, feelings, and things throughout premodern Europe. It focuses on the period before mass production, when limited literacy often prioritised material methods of communication. The subject of materiality has been of increasing significance in recent historical inquiry, alongside growing emphasis on the relationships between objects, emotions, and affect in archaeological and sociological research. The historical intersections between materiality and emotions, however, have remained under-theorised, particularly with respect to artefacts that have continuing resonance over extended periods of time or across cultural and geographical space. Feeling Things addresses the need to develop an appropriate cross-disciplinary theoretical framework for the analysis of objects and emotions in European history, with special attention to the need to track the shifting emotional valencies of objects from the past to the present, and from one place and cultural context to another. The collection draws together an international group of historians, art historians, curators, and literary scholars working on a variety of cultural, literary, visual, and material sources. Objects considered include books, letters, prosthetics, religious relics, shoes, stone, and textiles. Many of these have been preserved in international galleries, museums, and archives, while others have remained in their original locations, even as their contexts have changed over time. The chapters consider the ways in which emotions such as despair, fear, grief, hope, love, and wonder become inscribed in and ascribed to these items, producing 'emotional objects' of significance and agency. Such objects can be harnessed to create, affirm, or express individual relationships, as, for example, in religious devotion and practice, or in the construction of cultural, communal, and national identities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198802648 20180312
Green Library
165 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction-- Chapter 1 De Brosses: Universal Fetishism-- Chapter 2 Comte: Neo-Fetishism-- Chapter 3 The Heidegerrian Thing-- Chapter 4 The Signature of the Transcendental Imagination-- Chapter 5 "Every Historical Object..."-- Chapter 6 Ordinary Iridescence-- References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138556416 20180226
Fetishism, Psychoanalysis, and Philosophy explores how and why Freud's late work on fetishism led to the beginnings of a re-formulation of the theory and practice of psychoanalysis. Freud himself, however, was unaware of the long history of the concept of fetishism, a history crucial to understanding the concept. This book contains three main thrusts. One is historical, tracing the development of the concept of fetishism from the 16th century onwards. The focus here is on two important thinkers: Charles de Brosses from the 18th century, and Auguste Comte from the 19th. The second thrust is philosophical. Fetishism is always about the relation between the mind and things. Martin Heidegger, Jaques Derrida, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty have made essential contributions in this area, contributions which have important scientific relevance. The third thrust integrate the historical, philosophical, and psychoanalytic investigations of fetishism. It also looks at Wallace Stevens' poetic meditation on mind and thing, which helps to illuminate everything that precedes. This comprehensive book features careful integration of the historical, philosophical, and psychoanalytic investigations of fetishism. It will contribute to opening new ways of thinking about the mind and how it is structured, so that fetishism is possible. Fetishism, Psychoanalysis, and Philosophy will appeal to psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists as well as philosophy scholars.
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  • Foreword: On culture and biology.Kevin Laland. Preface: Why culture and biology?Jose M. Causadias. Part 1: General issues in culture and biology interplay Chapter 1: Introduction to culture and biology interplay.Jose M. Causadias, Eva H. Telzer, and Nancy A. Gonzales. Chapter 2: Integrating culture and biology in psychological research: Conceptual clarifications and recommendations.Moin Syed and Ummul-Kiram Kathawalla. Chapter 3: Understanding religion from cultural and biological perspectives.Stefanie Northover and Adam B. Cohen. Part 2: Animal Culture Chapter 4: Introduction to animal culture: Is culture uniquely human?Charles Snowdon. Chapter 5. Comparing and contrasting primate and cetacean culture.Jennifer Botting, Erica van de Waal, and Luke Rendell. Chapter 6. Cultural phenomena in cooperatively breeding primates.Charles Snowdon. Part 3: Cultural genomics Chapter 7: How are genes related to culture? An introduction to the field of cultural genomics.Jose M. Causadias and Kevin Korous. Chapter 8: Dual inheritance, cultural transmission, and niche construction.Michael J. O Brien and R. Alexander Bentley. Chapter 9: How the study of religion and culture informs genetics and vice versa.Ronda F. Lo and Joni Y. Sasaki. Part 4: Cultural Neurobiology Chapter 10: Introduction to cultural neurobiology: Evidence from physiological systems.Leah D. Doane, Michael R. Sladek, and Emma K. Adam. Chapter 11: The relationship among culture, poverty, stress, and allostatic load.Stacey N. Doan and Gary W. Evans. Chapter 12: Biological consequences of unfair treatment: A theoretical and empirical review.Anthony Ong, Saarang Deshpande, and David Williams. Chapter 13: Cultural experiences, social ties, and stress: Focusing on the HPA axis.Shu-wen Wang and Belinda Campos. Chapter 14: Cultural influences on parasympathetic activity.LaBarron Hill and Lori S. Hoggard. Chapter 15: Neurobiology of stress and drug use vulnerability in culturally diverse communities.Ezemenari M. Obasi, Kristin A. Wilborn, Lucia Cavanagh, Sandra Yan, & Ewune Ewane Part 5: Cultural Neuroscience Chapter 16: An introduction to cultural neuroscience.Lynda Lin and Eva H. Telzer. Chapter 17: Neurobiological causes and consequences of cultural differences in social cognition.Meghan L. Meyer Chapter 18: Culture and self-other overlap in neural circuits.Michael E. W. Varnum and Ryan S. Hampton. Chapter 19: Developmental cultural neuroscience: Progress and prospect.Yang Qu and Eva H. Telzer.
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A comprehensive guide to empirical and theoretical research advances in culture and biology interplay Culture and biology are considered as two domains of equal importance and constant coevolution, although they have traditionally been studied in isolation. The Handbook of Culture and Biology is a comprehensive resource that focuses on theory and research in culture and biology interplay. This emerging field centers on how these two processes have evolved together, how culture, biology, and environment influence each other, and how they shape behavior, cognition, and development among humans and animals across multiple levels, types, timeframes, and domains of analysis. The text provides an overview of current empirical and theoretical advances in culture and biology interplay research through the work of some of the most influential scholars in the field. Harnessing insights from a range of disciplines (e.g., biology, neuroscience, primatology, psychology) and research methods (experiments, genetic epidemiology, naturalistic observations, neuroimaging), it explores diverse topics including animal culture, cultural genomics, and neurobiology of cultural experiences. The authors also advance the field by discussing key challenges and limitations in current research. The Handbook of Culture and Biology is an important resource that: Gathers related research areas into the single, cohesive field of culture and biology interplayOffers a unique and comprehensive collection from leading and influential scholarsContains information from a wide range of disciplines and research methodsIntroduces well-validated and coherently articulated conceptual frameworks Written for scholars in the field, this handbook brings together related areas of research and theory that have traditionally been disjointed into the single, cohesive field of culture and biology interplay.
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