Quest for Harmony: The Moso Traditions of Sexual Union and by Chuan-kang Shih

By Chuan-kang Shih

during this long-awaited ethnography, Chuan-kang Shih information the conventional social and cultural stipulations of the Moso, a matrilineal crew dwelling at the border of Yunnan and Sichuan Provinces in southwest China. one of the Moso, a majority of the grownup inhabitants perform a traveling process referred to as tisese rather than marriage because the basic sexual and reproductive establishment. until eventually lately, tisese was once noncontractual, nonobligatory, and nonexclusive. companions lived and labored in separate families. the single prerequisite for a tisese dating was once a mutual contract among the fellow and the girl to permit sexual entry to one another. In a finished account, Quest for Harmony explores this certain perform in particular, and gives thorough documentation, fine-grained research, and an attractive dialogue of the folk, heritage, and constitution of Moso society. Drawing at the author's broad fieldwork, carried out from 1987 to 2006, this can be the 1st ethnography of the Moso written in English.

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Domination and Cultural Resistance: Authority and Power by Roger Neil Rasnake

By Roger Neil Rasnake

Domination and Cultural Resistance examines the social lifetime of the Yura, a Quechua-speaking Andean ethnic workforce of crucial Bolivia, and focuses specially on their indigenous gurus, the kuraqkuna or elders. Combining ethnohistorical examine with modern fieldwork, Roger Neil Rasnake lines the evolution of management roles in the altering composition of the local Andean social groupings, the ayllus—from the consolidation of pre-Hispanic Aymara polities, during the pressures of the Spanish colonial regime and the expanding fragmentation of the republican period, to the present.

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Anthropology and Cryptozoology: Exploring Encounters with by Samantha Hurn

By Samantha Hurn

Cryptozoology is healthier understood because the examine of animals which, within the eyes of Western technology, are extinct, unclassified or unrecognised. consequently, and partially due to its selective equipment and absence of epistemological rigour, cryptozoology is usually brushed off as a pseudo-science. despite the fact that, there's a growing to be attractiveness that social technological know-how can make the most of attractive with it, for as as social scientists are rather well conscious, ’scientific’ categorisation and rationalization represents only one of a myriad of platforms utilized by people to permit them to categorise and make feel of the area round them. in lots of cultural contexts, delusion, people class and lived event problem the ’truth’ expounded through scientists. With a reflexive, anthropological procedure and drawing on wealthy empirical and ethnographic reviews from worldwide, this quantity engages with the theoretical and methodological matters raised by means of stated sightings of unrecognised animals. Bringing into sharp concentration the anthropological price and demanding situations for method posed through ideals approximately unclassified creatures, Anthropology and Cryptozoology: Exploring encounters with mysterious creatures may be of curiosity to anthropologists, sociologists and geographers operating within the fields of study tools, anthrozoology, mythology and folklore and human-animal interaction.

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Die temporäre Organisation: Grundlagen der Kooperation, by Elbe,Peters,Sibylle Peters

By Elbe,Peters,Sibylle Peters

Dieses kompakte Lehrbuch führt in die Grundlagen der Organisationswissenschaft ein. Die interdisziplinäre Betrachtung behandelt soziologische, volks- und betriebswirtschaftliche sowie psychologische und pädagogische Erkenntnisse zum Gegenstand der company. Einführend wird die Funktion von Organisationen in modernen Gesellschaften analysiert und die Entwicklung der Organisationsidee und -theorie dargestellt. Die zentralen Gestaltungsparameter wie Strukturen, Prozesse und Projekte werden im Hauptteil ausführlich behandelt. Eine Besonderheit ist die Betrachtung der Veränderungsperspektive durch swap brokers im Schlußteil des Lehrbuchs. Zahlreiche Übungen und Fallstudien vermitteln die Inhalte im Kontext und helfen das Erlernte auf Anwendungssituationen zu übertragen.

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Organizational Culture: Mapping the Terrain (Foundations for by Joanne Martin

By Joanne Martin

Expert writer Joanne Martin examines various conflicting how you can learn cultures in businesses, together with various theoretical orientations, political ideologies (managerial, serious, and it seems that neutral); equipment (qualitative, quantitative, and hybrid approaches), and sorts of writing approximately tradition (ranging from conventional to postmodern and experimental). additionally, she deals a consultant if you happen to will need to research tradition themselves, addressing such matters as: What qualitative, quantitative, and hybrid equipment can be utilized to review tradition? What criteria are used while reviewers evaluation those a number of sorts of study? What cutting edge methods of writing approximately tradition were brought? and eventually, what are crucial unanswered questions for destiny organizational tradition researchers?

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Studying Global Pentecostalism: Theories and Methods (The by Allan Anderson,Michael Bergunder,Andre F. Droogers,Cornelis

By Allan Anderson,Michael Bergunder,Andre F. Droogers,Cornelis van der Laan

With its awesome skill to evolve to many various cultures, Pentecostalism has turn into the world’s quickest growing to be non secular move. greater than million adherents around the world have reshaped Christianity itself. but a few primary questions within the research of worldwide Pentecostalism, or even in what we name "Pentecostalism," stay mostly unaddressed. Bringing jointly top students within the social sciences, historical past, and theology, this exact quantity explores those questions for this quickly starting to be, multidisciplinary box of analysis. A necessary source for a person learning new different types of Christianity, it deals insights and advice on either theoretical and methodological matters.

The first element of the publication examines such issues as definitions, essentialism, postcolonialism, gender, conversion, and globalization. the second one part positive factors contributions from these operating in psychology, anthropology, sociology, and heritage. The 3rd part lines the limits of theology from the views of pneumatology, ecumenical stories, inter-religious family members, and empirical theology.

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Taarab Music in Zanzibar in the Twentieth Century: A Story by Janet, Dr Topp Fargion

By Janet, Dr Topp Fargion

The musical style of taarab is performed for leisure at weddings and different festive events all alongside the Swahili Coast in East Africa. Taarab includes the entire gains of a customary 'Indian Ocean' tune, combining impacts from Egypt, the Arabian Peninsula, India and the West with neighborhood musical practices. In Taarab, tune in Zanzibar, Janet Topp Fargion lines the improvement of the style in Zanzibar, from the past due 19th century to the top of the 20 th. Of unique curiosity is the position of ladies. even though males play the most position within the composition and function of the style, Topp Fargion argues that the modernization of the style owes a debt to the participation of ladies - as audiences and first shoppers, but in addition as poets and innovators of musical thoughts. The booklet weaves jointly the ancient, social, financial, non secular and political dynamics focused on the advance of the style, and investigates how those are performed out within the functionality of taarab tune on Zanzibar.

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What Makes Life Worth Living?: How Japanese and Americans by Gordon Mathews

By Gordon Mathews

here's an unique and provocative anthropological method of the basic philosophical query of what makes lifestyles worthy dwelling. Gordon Mathews considers this perennial factor by way of studying 9 pairs of equally positioned participants within the usa and Japan. during exploring how humans from those cultures locate that means of their day-by-day lives, he illuminates an unlimited and interesting variety of principles approximately paintings and love, faith, creativity, and self-realization.

Mathews explores those themes by way of the japanese time period ikigai, "that which such a lot makes one's existence appear worthy living." American English has no an identical, yet ikigai applies not just to eastern lives yet to American lives to boot. Ikigai is what, daily and 12 months after yr, each one people such a lot basically lives for.

Through the existence tales of these he interviews, Mathews analyzes the methods jap and American lives were plagued by social roles and cultural vocabularies. As we method the tip of the century, the author's research into how the population of the world's greatest financial superpowers make feel in their lives brings an important new figuring out to our skeptical age.

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Social Inequality in Post-Growth Japan: Transformation by David Chiavacci,Carola Hommerich

By David Chiavacci,Carola Hommerich

In contemporary many years Japan has replaced from a strongly growing to be, economically winning kingdom considered as leading instance of social equality and inclusion, to a country with a stagnating economic system, a shrinking inhabitants and a truly excessive share of aged humans. inside of this, new different types of inequality are rising and deepening, and a brand new version of Japan as 'gap society' (kakusa shakai) has turn into common sense. those new different types of inequality are advanced, are brought on in several methods by way of quite a few elements, and require deep-seated reforms in an effort to therapy them. This ebook offers a finished evaluation of inequality in modern Japan. It examines inequality in labour and employment, in welfare and family members, in schooling and social mobility, within the urban-rural divide, and relating immigration, ethnic minorities and gender. The booklet additionally considers the common nervousness influence of the phobia of inequality; and discusses how a long way those advancements in Japan signify a brand new type of social challenge for the broader world.

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Earth Beings: Ecologies of Practice across Andean Worlds by Marisol de la Cadena,Robert J. Foster,Daniel R. Reichman

By Marisol de la Cadena,Robert J. Foster,Daniel R. Reichman

Earth Beings is the fruit of Marisol de los angeles Cadena's decade-long conversations with Mariano and Nazario Turpo, father and son, runakuna or Quechua humans. considering the mutual entanglements of indigenous and nonindigenous worlds, and the partial connections among them, de los angeles Cadena provides how the Turpos' indigenous methods of figuring out and being comprise and exceed smooth and nonmodern practices. Her dialogue of indigenous political strategies—a realm that needn't abide by means of binary logics—reconfigures easy methods to take into consideration and query glossy politics, whereas pushing her readers to imagine past "hybridity" and towards translation, verbal exchange that accepts incommensurability, and mutual distinction as stipulations for ethnography to work.

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