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1. Ethnography [2018]

1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).
Ethnography familiarizes readers with ethnographic research and writing traditions through detailed discussions of ethnography's history, exploratory design, representational conventions, and standards of evaluation. Responding to the proliferation of ethnography both within and outside of academia, in this book, Anthony Kwame Harrison grounds ethnographic practices within the anthropological principles of cultural awareness, thick description, and embodied understanding. At the same time, the book introduces new frameworks for grasping ethnography's simultaneous strategic and improvisational imperatives, as well as for appreciating its experimental conventions of social science and humanistic research reporting. Central to this process, Ethnography introduces the concept of ethnographic comportment-defined as an historically informed politics of position that impacts ethnographers' conduct and disposition-which serves as a standard for gauging and engaging ethnography throughout the text. Part research primer, writing guide, and assessment handbook, Ethnography provides readers with a comprehensive introduction to one of the richest and most expansive traditions of qualitative research.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199371785 20180730
1 online resource (256 pages)

3. For ethnography [2015]

221 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction The Perspectives of Ethnography Fieldwork Commitments Analytic Perspectives Interaction and the Ceremonial Order Accounts and Narratives Aesthetics, Artefacts and Techniques Structuring Forms Representations The Ethics of Ethnography Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849206075 20160618
Paul Atkindon aims to re-captures the spirit of Marcel Mauss in the light of decades of subsequent methodological and empirical writing in sociology, anthropology and the many other disciplines that now incorporate ethnographic research. A world respected authority on ethnography, he provides guidance on the appropriate objects of the ethnographic gaze, insisting on ethnographic work that is faithful to the intrinsic and complex organization of everyday life. Ethnographers need to maintain a focus on classic issues, he suggests, albeit with new approaches and perspectives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849206082 20160618
This major book from one of the world's foremost authorities recaptures the classic inspirations of ethnographic fieldwork in sociology and anthropology, reflecting on decades of methodological development and empirical research. It is part manifesto, part guidance on the appropriate focus of the ethnographic gaze. Throughout Atkinson insists that ethnographic research must be faithful to the intrinsic and complex organization of everyday life. An attempt to rescue ethnography from contemporary 'qualitative' research, the book is a corrective to the corrosive effects of postmodernism on the analysis of social organization and social action. Atkinson affirms the value of fieldwork, while incorporating contemporary perspectives on social analysis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849206075 20160618
Green Library
1 online resource (465 pages) : illustrations.
  • Series Preface Preface to the Fourth Edition 1. Anthropology: Comparison and Context 2. A Brief History of Anthropology 3. Fieldwork and Ethnography 4. The Social Person 5. Local Organisation 6. Person and Society 7. Kinship as Descent 8. Marriage and Relatedness 9. Gender and Age 10. Caste and Class 11. Politics and Power 12. Exchange and Consumption 13. Production, Nature and Technology 14. Religion and Ritual 15. Language and Cognition 16. Complexity and Change 17. Ethnicity 18. Nationalism and Minorities 19. Anthropology and the Paradoxes of Globalisation 20. Public Anthropology Epilogue: Making Anthropology Matter Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783715176 20180604
This introduction to social and cultural anthropology has become a modern classic, revealing the rich global variation in social life and culture across the world. Presenting a clear overview of anthropology, it focuses on central topics such as kinship, ethnicity, ritual and political systems, offering a wealth of examples that demonstrate the enormous scope of anthropology and the importance of a comparative perspective. Unlike other texts on the subject, Small Places, Large Issues incorporates the anthropology of complex modern societies. Using reviews of key works to illustrate his argument, Thomas Hylland Eriksen's lucid and accessible overview remains an established introductory text in anthropology. This fourth edition is updated throughout and increases the emphasis on the interdependence of human worlds. It incorporates recent debates and controversies, ranging from globalisation and migration research to problems of cultural translation, and discusses the challenges of interdisciplinarity in a lucid way.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783715176 20180604
1 online resource (302 pages) : illustrations
x, 252 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction: A Comparative Ethnography of Alternative Spaces-- J.Dahl, E.Fihl & B.S.Johansen The United Nations and the Indigenous Space-- J.Dahl The Legitimacy of South Indian Caste Councils-- E.Fihl "Gambling Is Gambling": Creating De-contextualized Space at an Indian Racecourse-- S. Puri Frontier Zones of Diaspora-Making: Circassian Organisations in Turkey-- L.F.Hansen A Politics of Place - the Scaling and Re-scaling of Events in Young Muslims' Internet Use-- D.H.Possing Voices and Exits in Oaxacalifornia:The Reconfigurations of Political Spaces in the US-Mexican Context-- L.O.Trans An Alternative National-Religious Space: The Danish Seamen's Church in Singapore-- M.Warburg A Space to Gaze from Hence to Thence - Chechens in Exile-- H.Krag States of Exception: Effects and Affects of Authoritarianism among Christian Arabs in Damascus-- A.Bandak Escalations. Spying and Totalitarianism in Western China and Beyond-- L.Hojer.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137299536 20160615
Many people seek, in various ways, to carve out a space for themselves independently of the existing social and political realities of which they continue to be a part. Through a range of ethnographical cases, the contributors in this book address the innovative and complex ways in which social groups position themselves between cultures, between states, between moralities, and between local communities and state authorities, thus creating new opportunities for agency in the modern world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137299536 20160615
Green Library
xiii, 198 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
This volume seeks to address continuities and innovations within the ethnographic canon. It uses Hammersley's (1991) book "What's Wrong with Ethnography" to open and situate the debate, but then moves to engage with contemporary debates and arguments on both sides of the Atlantic. Today, ethnography has matured to become the dominant research paradigm in some sub-disciplines, but it has also been forced to adapt in response to the theoretical challenge of post-structuralism. The book examines in detail the way some more innovative and problematic ways ethnographers have reacted. Throughout, the book seeks to present a critical, realised evaluation of the strength and limitations of ethnography for the future, by celebrating recent innovations, unusual applications or instances of ethnographic practice. Like Hammersley's book in 1991, it faces and challenges fundamental questions regarding ethnography's very contribution to knowledge. The chapters in this volume are designed to appeal to the novice and the experienced ethnographer; for those embarking on ethnographic work for the first time as well as those looking to move into new methodological directions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849509428 20160605
Green Library
xxvi, 374 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 23 cm.
  • 1. What is Anthropology and Why Should I Care? 2. Culture Counts. 3. Doing Cultural Anthropology. 4. Communication. 5. Making a Living. 6. Economics. 7. Marriage, Family, and Kinship. 8. Gender. 9. Political Organization. 10. Inequalities: Class and Caste. 11. Inequalities: Race and Ethnicity. 12. Religion. 13. Power, Conquest, and a World System. 14. Globalization and Change.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780495007876 20160528
Framed around the concept of culture, Nanda and Warms' brief book shows you how culture matters in driving and explaining human behavior, and that culture is a dynamic concept that interrelates various cultural systems in adaptive (or maladaptive) ways. The text focuses on how cultureua group of understandings, some explicit, some implicit, with recognizable norms and valuesuhelps direct and explain peoples' behavior, why this is important for understanding what is going on in the world today, and how we can solve problems and effect positive change. The authors will draw you into the book's concepts via engaging ethnographic storytelling and a conversational writing style that connects you to the topics. You'll focus on contemporary issues, issues of globalization, issues of gender, and issues of equalities and inequalitiesutopics that are important to both the study of anthropology and your understanding of the world around you.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780495007876 20160528
Green Library
vi, 532 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
vi, 398 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • In memoriam et ad futuram: the anthropology of Richard F. Salisbury (1926-1989) / Marilyn Silverman
  • Ethnography and social structure in New Guinea: the early years / Henry J. Rutz
  • Political anthropology: systems, transactions and regions / Marilyn Silverman
  • Anthropological economics / Henry J. Rutz
  • Applying knowledge: anthropological praxis and public policy / Harvey A. Feit, Colin H. Scott
  • Organizing for the common good: developing anthropology / Colin H. Scott
  • Richard F. Salisbury: a chronological bibliography / compiled by Richard T. McCutcheon.
Richard Salisbury (1926-1989) was a pioneer in development anthropology and one of the founders of McGill University's anthropology department. His work had immense influence in the areas of economic anthropology, ethnographic practice (New Guinea, northern Canada) and policy formation. This volume commemorates and explores his life and work. Ethnography and Development presents eighteen articles written by Salisbury between 1954 and 1988, framed by seven original essays that explore his basic ideas as well as the intellectual and personal contexts in which he worked. The articles and essays highlight many of the issues that informed those of his generation who worked in economic and political anthropology, the anthropology of development, public anthropology, advocacy and applied anthropology, and in developing the organisational vehicles on which the profession currently depends. Salisbury's broad socio-economic vision, conceptual ideas, and socio-cultural ethnographic theories continue to exert a powerful influence on the discipline.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780773529502 20160528
Green Library
1 online resource (338 pages)
1 online resource (255 pages) : illustrations.
  • 1. The Life-giving Myth2. Flying Through the Air3. Turning into Stone4. The Common Sense of Myth5. The Purpose of Ritual6. Ritual and Emotion7. The Origin of Monotheism8. The Divinity of the Guest9. Yakshas and Vaddas10. Money11. Modern Critique12. In the Grip of Tradition13. Snobbery14. Chastity15. Saviours16. The Age-Limit17. Childhood Ceremonies18. Baptism by Fire19. Initiation and Manhood20. Initiation and Healing21. Tattooing and Healing22. Kinship Systems23. Blood-Brotherhood24. Covenants25. The Uterine Nephew26. Why Study Saves?27. Are Savages Custom-Bound?28. From Ancient to Modern Egypt29. India and the Pacific30. Decadence in India.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415330718 20180530
Myths are the expression of a form of knowledge essential to life. Including mainly previously unpublished work by A.M. Hocart the book examines such issues as: Why a queen should not have been married before; why a guest is sacred; why people are believed to have been turned into stone; how money originated. These issues are considered as part of a socio-religious complex embraced in many parts of the world, both East and West. (There are chapters on the UK, India, Sri Lanka, Africa, Fiji, Egypt, and Ancient Greece).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415330718 20180530

14. Social anthropology [1951]

1 online resource (147 pages)
1 online resource (307 pages).
  • part I. Structure and function
  • part II. Rites and values
  • part III. The study of kinship systems.
xxiii, 406 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
304 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 31 cm.
Expert at documenting the peoples of the world, National Geographic has drawn together a notable international team of anthropologists to compile this first-of-its-kind, illustrated volume of the traditions and ways of life of ethnic groups around the globe. Now, as never before, cultures are faced with extinction as globalization overtakes them. But Peoples of the World offers compelling essays and stunning photographs that capture the astounding array of cultures still surviving on Earth and shows how the people in these cultures define themselves and their worlds through their customs, religions, livelihoods, even their food, clothes, and shelter. The book will feature chapters on eight world regions: North and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Oceania, and the Arctic. Each region will begin with an insightful general essay on the cultural mix of the region as a whole and will be followed by smaller essays on individual ethnic groups within the region. Several topical essays by well-known anthropologists will also cover ethnicity and its impact on history and people's lives; immigration and how it reinvents ethnic identities, and cultural survival of marginal ethnic groups now threatened with extinction. Extensive, specially commissioned maps will show the topography of small areas of the world and how the lay of the land has impacted cultures. A comprehensive list of the hundreds of ethnic groups in the world and where they are found will be part of the front matter.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780792264002 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
x, 342 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Social anthropology - comparison and context - the origins of social anthropology-- the course of inquiry - why we believe we know something - field work, interpretation and analysis, anthropology as politics-- the social person - the societal character of humans - social statuses and relationships, roles-- social organization - social control and socialization, the household, the village-- individual and society, social organization and systems, society and individuals, structures and processes-- why is kinship important, kinship as society, forms of kin-reckoning-- marriage and kinship - exchange of women, descent and alliance, some further reflections on kinship-- social differentiation 1 - gender and age-- differentiation 2 - caste and class-- politics without a state, what is politics, integration and conflict in kinship societies, political dynamics and change, politics and strategic action-- economy and society, reciprocity and gift economies, economics and morality - economic spheres, economic systems, economy and power-- nature and society, interrelationships between social and ecological factors, technology, ecology and social organization-- religion and ritual, the supernatural, ritual, religion in practice, some perspectives on morality-- mode of thought, the social construction of knowledge, classification-- social and cultural change, the spread of capitalism, encounters between cultures, anthropology on its way home-- ethnicity, relationships between groups, identity and organization-- nationalism and minorities, nationalism, minorities and the state-- the local and the global, towards a global culture, differences and similarities.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745317731 20160527
  • 1. Social Anthropology: Comparison and Context: The Origins of Social Anthropology 2. The Course of Inquiry: Why We Believe We Know Something-- Field Work-- Interpretation and Analysis-- Anthropology as Politics 3. The Social Person: The Societal Character of Humans-- Social Statuses and Relationships, Roles 4. Social Organisation: Social Control and Socialisation, The Household, The Village 5. Individual and Society, Social Organisation and Systems, Society and Individuals, Structures and Processes. 6. Why is Kinship Important, Kinship as Society, Forms of Kin-Reckoning 7. Marriage and Kinship: Exchange of Women, Descent and Alliance, some Further Reflections on Kinship 8. Social Differentiation, 1. Gender and Age. 9. Social Differentiation, 2. Caste and Class 10 Politics Without a State, What is Politics, Integration and Conflict in Kinship Societies, Political Dynamics and Change, Politics as Strategic Action. 11. Economy and Society, Reciprocity and Gift Economies, Economics and Morality: Economic Spheres, Economic Systems, Economy and Power. 12. Nature and Society, Interrelationships between Social and Ecological Factors, Technology, Ecology and Social Organisation. 13. Religion and Ritual, the Supernatural, Ritual, Religion in Practise, Some Perspectives on Morality 14. Modes of Thought, The Social Construction of Knowledge, Classification 15. Social and Cultural Change, The Spread of Capitalism, Encounters between Cultures, Anthropology on its Way Home 16. Ethnicity, Relationships Between Groups, Identity and Organisation 17. Nationalism and Minorities, Nationalism, Minorities and the State. 18. The Local and the Global, Towards a Global Culture, Differences and Similarities Bibliography Subject Index Name Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745317724 20160528
Ranging from the Pacific islands to the Arctic north and from small villages to modern nation states, this concise introduction to social and cultural anthropology reveals the rich global variation in social life and culture. The text also provides a clear overview of anthropology, focusing on central topics such as kinship, ethnicity, ritual and political systems, offering a wealth of examples that demonstrate the enormous scope of anthropology and the importance of a comparative perspective. Unlike previous texts on the subject, "Small Places, Large Issues" broadens the study to incorporate the anthropology of complex modern societies, thus providing a unique key text for all students of social and cultural anthropology. Using reviews of key monographs to illustrate his argument, Eriksen's text remains an established introductory text in anthropology. This new edition is updated throughout and includes a new chapter on the history of anthropology. It also shows clearly and comprehensively, through numerous new examples, why classic studies of small-scale societies are relevant for the study of complex phenomena such as nationalism, consumption and the Internet. In this way, the book bridges an often perceived gap between "classic" and "contemporary" anthropology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745317731 20160527
Green Library
viii, 180 p. ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xv, 392 p. : 1 ill. ; 24 cm.
In this follow-up to the highly successful "Ethnography Unbound", Michael Burawoy and nine colleagues break the bounds of conventional sociology, to explore the mutual shaping of local struggles and global forces. In contrast to the lofty debates between radical theorists, these nine studies excavate the dynamics and histories of globalization by extending out from the concrete, everyday world. The authors were participant observers in diverse struggles over extending citizenship, medicalizing breast cancer, dumping toxic waste, privatizing nursing homes, the degradation of work, the withdrawal of welfare rights, and the elaboration of body politics. From their insider vantage points, they show how groups negotiate, circumvent, challenge, and even re-create the complex global web that entangles them. Traversing continents and extending over three years, this collaborative research developed its own distinctive method of 'grounded globalization' to grasp the evaporation of traditional workplaces, the dissolution of enclaved communities, and the fluidity of identities. Forged between the local and global, these compelling essays make a powerful case for ethnography's insight into global dynamics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520222168 20160528
Green Library


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