Public Anthropology in a Borderless World

Author: Sam Beck,Carl A. Maida

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782387315

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

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Anthropologists have acted as experts and educators on the nature and ways of life of people worldwide, working to understand the human condition in broad comparative perspective. As a discipline, anthropology has often advocated — and even defended — the cultural integrity, authenticity, and autonomy of societies across the globe. Public anthropology today carries out the discipline’s original purpose, grounding theories in lived experience and placing empirical knowledge in deeper historical and comparative frameworks. This is a vitally important kind of anthropology that has the goal of improving the modern human condition by actively engaging with people to make changes through research, education, and political action.

Media, Anthropology and Public Engagement

Author: Sarah Pink,Simone Abram

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782388478

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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Contemporary anthropology is done in a world where social and digital media are playing an increasingly significant role, where anthropological and arts practices are often intertwined in museum and public intervention contexts, and where anthropologists are encouraged to engage with mass media. Because anthropologists are often expected and inspired to ensure their work engages with public issues, these opportunities to disseminate work in new ways and to new publics simultaneously create challenges as anthropologists move their practice into unfamiliar collaborative domains and expose their research to new forms of scrutiny. In this volume, contributors question whether a fresh public anthropology is emerging through these new practices.

Handbook of Methods in Cultural Anthropology

Author: H. Russell Bernard,Clarence C. Gravlee

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0759120722

Category: Social Science

Page: 822

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Draws on both science and humanism to explore the scope of contemporary anthropological fieldwork in practice. This thoroughly revised second edition also features new chapters addressing online ethnography; mixed methods and social survey research; and network and geospatial analysis.

Witches and Demons

A Comparative Perspective on Witchcraft and Satanism

Author: Jean La Fontaine

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785330861

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

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Devil worship, black magic, and witchcraft have long captivated anthropologists as well as the general public. In this volume, Jean La Fontaine explores the intersection of expert and lay understandings of evil and the cultural forms that evil assumes. The chapters touch on public scares about devil-worship, misconceptions about human sacrifice and the use of body parts in healing practices, and mistaken accusations of children practicing witchcraft. Together, these cases demonstrate that comparison is a powerful method of cultural understanding, but warns of the dangers and mistaken conclusions that untrained ideas about other ways of life can lead to.

Ethnography in Action

A Mixed Methods Approach

Author: Jean J. Schensul, Institute for Community Research,Margaret D. LeCompte, University of Colorado, Boulder

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0759122121

Category: Social Science

Page: 514

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In this capstone title to the Ethnographer’s Toolkit series, Jean J. Schensul and Margaret D. LeCompte explore how ethnographic research intersects with and enhances numerous areas of applied and practice-oriented social science.


Global Sustainability and Communities of Practice

Author: Carl A. Maida,Sam Beck

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781785338458

Category: Nature

Page: 236

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Collaboration between experts and the public is vital for effective community engagement aimed at improving the lives of the most vulnerable in society, whether at the local or global level. Using case-based and theoretical chapters that examine rural and urban communities of practice, this volume illustrates how participatory researchers and students, as well as policy and community leaders, find ways to engage with the broader public when it comes to global sustainability research and practice.



Public Relations Research

An International Perspective

Author: Danny Moss,Toby MacManus,Dejan Verčič

Publisher: Cengage Learning Emea

ISBN: 9780415109956

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 315

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The book contains comparative studies of public relations practice in different countries and explores issues such as the relationship between PR and journalism, the history of PR and the moral role of the public relations practitioner. Public relations research: an international perspective provides a fascinating insight into the state of public relations and will be of great interest to both academics and advanced students of public relations, communication science, marketing and management science.

Design Studies

A Reader

Author: Hazel Clark,David Brody

Publisher: Berg Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781847882363

Category: Art

Page: 658

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Design Studies: A Reader is the ideal entry point for any student who wants to understand the many complex roles of design--as process, product, function, symbol, and use. Reflecting the diverse range of perspectives on design, the reader brings together over 70 key texts. The essays are presented in themed sections covering history, methods, theory, visuality, identity, consumption, labor, industrialization, new technology, sustainability, and globalization. Each section is separately introduced and each concluded with a guide to further reading. Authors include: Theodor Adorno, Arjun Appadurai, Rayner Banham, Jean Baudrillard, Pierre Bourdieu, Cheryl Buckley, Michel de Certeau, Margaret Crawford, Michel Foucault, Buckminster Fuller, Paul du Gay, Erving Goffman, Donna Haraway, John Chris Jones, Guy Julier, Naomi Klein, Ezio Manzini, Victor Margolin, and many others. In addition, a final section of specially commissioned essays analyzes 10 seminal designs of the 20th Century, from Helvetica to the cell phone. Bringing together the best classic and contemporary writing, Design Studies: A Reader will be invaluable to all students of Design as well as to students of Architecture, Art, Material Culture and Sociology.



America transformed

globalization, inequality, and power

Author: Gary J. Hytrek,Kristine M. Zentgraf

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195173017

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

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Globalization--the interconnection of the world culturally, socially, politically, and economically--has generated intense theoretical and practical concerns. Is globalization inevitable? What are the effects of globalization on social structures and individual perceptions? What is the effect of globalization on societal level inequality? America Transformed: Globalization, Inequality, and Power examines these questions by analyzing the links among global processes and shifting patterns of stratification, inequality, and social mobility in the United States. While many texts separate discussions of macro- and micro-level processes when examining globalization, this book skillfully integrates general macro-level processes with specific reference to the micro-level effects of globalization in the U.S. Exploring the critical dimensions of inequality--class, gender, and immigration--America Transformed situates the U.S. experience within the broader global context, and fleshes out the mechanism through which global processes affect social stratification. By examining the social construction of globalization, the authors identify the key policy challenges of globalization, and some of the innovative community-based responses to social inequality. America Transformed provides powerful insights into the contested dialectical relationship between global and local forces: how globalization shapes stratification and inequality in the U.S., and how local communities attempt to mediate those changes.


Books in Print

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: American literature

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.


Politische geographie

oder, Die geographie der staaten, des verkehres und des krieges

Author: Friedrich Ratzel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geography

Page: 838

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