Download The American Experience with Alcohol: Contrasting Cultural by Linda A. Bennett, Genevieve M. Ames (auth.), Linda A. PDF

By Linda A. Bennett, Genevieve M. Ames (auth.), Linda A. Bennett, Genevieve M. Ames (eds.)

This quantity is a vital contribution to our realizing of tradition and alcohol within the usa. Its visual appeal is usually a milestone within the heritage of alcohol reports in American anthropology. during the last six years, the volume's editors, at the beginning besides Miriam Rodin, have served because the coorganizers of the Alcohol and Drug examine staff of the yankee Anthropological organization (AAA). during this potential, they've got prepared periods on the AAA and different conferences, drastically reinforced the study community with a typical and informative publication, and painstakingly promoted the booklet of anthropological paintings on al­ cohol and medication. showing simply because the accountability for the research team is handed directly to others, this publication is a becoming logo of the care and effort with which its editors have outfitted an institutional nexus for alcohol and drug anthropology in North the United States. The contents of this quantity provide a uniquely extensive sampling of the range of cultural styles that make up the yankee event with alcohol. The collective portrait the editors have assembled extends in numerous dimensions: via time and historical past, throughout such social fluctuate­ entiations as gender, age-grade, and social classification, and during such significant social associations because the church and the relatives. truly the dominant measurement of version within the fabric that follows, even though, is ethnicity. The e-book bargains us a sampler of extraordinary richness of different studies with alcohol of yankee ethnoreligious groups.

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Download The Cultural Wealth of Nations by Nina Bandelj, Frederick Wherry (eds.) PDF

By Nina Bandelj, Frederick Wherry (eds.)

Symbolic assets have an effect on social, cultural, and financial improvement. the worth of being "Made in the USA" or "Made in Italy," for instance, relies not just at the fabric benefits every one position bargains but additionally at the symbolic assets embedded in these areas of construction. Drawing on case reviews that variety from the vineyards of South Africa and the textiles of Thailand to the Mundo Maya in Latin the US and vacationer locations in Tuscany, this quantity examines a few of the varieties that cultural wealth takes, the tactics all in favour of its development, and the methods it really is deployed.

Leading students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds study how symbolic assets and cultural understandings aid enterprises and areas advance. via a considerate research of present- day instances, in addition to ancient advancements, The Cultural Wealth of Nations bargains a thrilling new substitute to plain financial motives concerning the wealth and poverty of nations.

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Download The Speech of the Negros Congos in Panama by John M. Lipski PDF

By John M. Lipski

The negros congos of Panama's Caribbean coast are a special cultural manifestation of Afro-Hispanic touch. in the course of Carnival season every year, this crew reenacts dramatic occasions which affected black slaves in colonial Panama, plays dances and pantomimes, and enforces a suite of formality legislation' and punishments'. A key element of congo video games is a distinct dialect, the hablar en congos, that's hired through a subset of the congos in each one payment. the current examine investigates the congo dialect from a linguistic standpoint alongside dimensions. the 1st comprises planned phonetic, syntactic, and semantic distortion as a part of the final spirit of of burlesque and mock that surrounds Panamanian Carnival. the second one is the retention of previous, partly creolized Afro-Hispanic language kinds that could nonetheless be extracted from modern congo speech. those Afro-Hispanic vestiges are of key value to monogenetic theories of Afro-Romance creolization as Panamanian congo speech offers examples of certain creolized Spanish.

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Download Comparing Modernities: Pluralism Versus Homogenity. Essays by Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Yitzak Sternberg PDF

By Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Yitzak Sternberg

The authors of this quantity discover the tensions and dilemmas that influence pluralism and homogeneity in sleek societies. this is often the 1st paintings during this box within which the body of dialogue is a comparative civilizational research. It makes a speciality of concerns which are on the middle of the modern human adventure and tradition. The members to this ebook, well known students from around the world, take on those matters through touching on varied temporal and spatial settings. This publication is in homage to Shmuel Noah Eisenstadt. We honor his ground-breaking paintings within the comparative examine of modernities and civilizations.

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Download Sanctuaries of the City: Lessons From Tokyo by Anni Greve PDF

By Anni Greve

This publication proposes that we will study from Tokyo in regards to the instrinsic value of in-between geographical regions to a global tradition: the sanctuaries. It argues that convinced city societies are extra powerful than others simply because they provide socio-spatial capacities that let the advance of abilities for dealing with sleek sorts of residing. It experiences areas that can open the best way to a world tradition, particularly industry locations, venues for acting arts and spiritual websites, which - with specific connection with the Durkheimian culture - are thought of the following of their caliber as sanctuaries. From its empirical research of such sanctuaries in Tokyo, this ebook develops a extra normal conception approximately mega-cities, city sociability and id.

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Download African Art and Agency in the Workshop by Sidney Littlefield Kasfir, Till Förster PDF

By Sidney Littlefield Kasfir, Till Förster

The position of the workshop within the construction of African artwork is the topic of this revelatory ebook. within the team atmosphere of the workshop, innovation and imitation collide, artists percentage rules and methods, and inventive expression prospers. African paintings and organization within the Workshop examines the diversity of workshops, from these that are politically pushed or vacationer orientated, to these according to ancient patronage or allied to present creative tendencies. Fifteen vigorous essays discover the impression of the workshop at the creation of artists equivalent to Zimbabwean stone sculptors, grasp potters from Cameroon, wooden carvers from Nigeria, and others from around the continent.

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Download Politics, Work, and Daily Life in the USSR: A Survey of by James R. Millar PDF

By James R. Millar

In accordance with the 1st complete research of lifestyles within the USSR because the Harvard undertaking a few 33 years in the past, Politics, paintings, and lifestyle within the USSR is designed to demonstrate how the Soviet social process relatively works and the way the Soviet humans focus on it. Taken as a complete, the publication describes the resources of help and alienation within the Soviet city inhabitants in the course of the past due Seventies, discussing such matters as Soviet political opinions, ethnic family, financial inequality, caliber of existence, and perceptions of social prestige. The essays contained examine the differences in attitudes and behaviour mirrored within the findings of the Soviet Interview undertaking, a 5-year, 7.5 million research of latest way of life within the USSR. between those findings, generational alterations and differential schooling attainment are stumbled on to be the main major underlying determinants of the reviews on, and techniques to, the several concerns; the younger, the proficient and the well-paid, that's, the "best and the brightest" of Soviet society, turn out to be the main serious and least chuffed with existence within the Soviet Union. This complete research concerned interviewing hundreds of thousands of contemporary emigrants from the USSR to the U.S. as a method of studying approximately their former daily residing. those contributors supplied for a wide quantity of first-hand studies. a few elements of this survey handled components the Soviets themselves had by no means investigated, so the information weren't, and nonetheless usually are not, on hand even in unpublished Soviet resources.

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Download Overlooking Nazareth: The Ethnography of Exclusion in by Dan Rabinowitz PDF

By Dan Rabinowitz

This is often an ethnographic account of the Palestinian electorate of Israel. Dr. Rabinowitz has written broadly at the present political scenario in Israel, and right here investigates events of friction, clash and cooperation within the new city of Natzerat Illit simply outdoors Nazareth. utilizing case stories and biographical bills, the writer offers a big contribution to our figuring out of disagreement during this region, deals a strong critique of reflexive anthropology, and unique insights into principles of ethnicity and id, nationalism and liberalism.

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