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Genre: Ethnology
Author: Holly Peters-Golden
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Release: 2012
File: 306 Pages
ISBN-13: 1283393484

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Ideal for any Cultural Anthropology course, this brief and inexpensive collection of ethnographic case studies introduces students to fifteen cultures and exposes them to ethnography without overwhelming them with excessive reading material. Each sketch, or chapter, was selected for its relevance to students and for its ability to reflect the basic concepts found in introductory courses. Each sketch concludes with critical thinking questions that enable students to test their understanding of how and why this mini-ethnography illuminates the anthropological theory presented in their textbook. All sketches follow a logical, consistent organization as they introduce students to major themes such as geography, myth creation, history, sociopolitical systems, and belief systems..

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Holly Peters-Golden
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Release: 2006
File: 290 Pages
ISBN-13: 0072876085

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Ideal for any Cultural Anthropology course, this brief and inexpensive collection of ethnographic case studies exposes students to fifteen different cultures. Culture Sketches introduces students to ethnography without overwhelming them with excessive reading material. Each sketch, or chapter, was selected for its relevance to students and for its ability to reflect the basic concepts found in introductory courses. All sketches follow a logical, consistent organization that makes it easy for students to understand major themes such as geography, myth creation, history, sociopolitical systems, and belief systems. The new edition offers a new chapter, "The Roma: Romanipe, Rights, and the Road Ahead", adding geographic breadth to the text.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Holly Peters-Golden
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Release: 2008-06-13
File: 312 Pages
ISBN-13: 0073405302

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Ideal for any Cultural Anthropology course, this brief and inexpensive collection of ethnographic case studies offers a concise introduction to thirteen cultures and exposes students to ethnography without overwhelming them with excessive reading material. Each sketch was selected for its interest to students and for its ability to reflect the basic concepts found in introductory courses. Each sketch and features a critical thinking question at its close which enables students to test their understanding of how and why the mini-ethnography illuminates the anthropological theory presented in their textbook. All sketches follow a logical, consistent internal organization as they introduce students to major themes such as geography, creation myth, history, socio-political systems, and belief systems.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Holly Peters-Golden
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Release: 2002
File: 264 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015058251045

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Sketches in the Theory of Culture is a remarkable work by all measures. Written by Zygmunt Bauman when he was still a professor in Poland, and originally intended for publication in 1968, it was suppressed by the Polish government in the wave of repression following the protests in March of that year. For decades, it was thought to be lost. Astonishingly, it survived in the form of an uncorrected set of proofs which was recently discovered, and is the basis of this edition. Now published in English for the first time, this book sheds new light on Bauman’s work prior to his emigration and illuminates the intellectual climate of Poland in the late 1960s. Bauman’s pursuit of a semiotic theory of culture includes a discussion of processes of individualization and the intensification of global ties, anticipating themes that became central to his later work. Though this book stands as a testament to a historical moment, it also transcends it. ‘[W]e live in an age that seems, for the first time in human history, to acknowledge cultural multiplicity as an innate and fixed feature of the world, one which gives rise to new forms of identity that are at ease with plurality, like a fish in water’, writes Bauman – a statement that is as true today as it was when he penned it in the 1960s. Sketches in the Theory of Culture is a strikingly prescient reflection on culture and society by one of the most influential social thinkers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. It will appeal to students and scholars across the social sciences and humanities and to the many readers of Bauman’s work.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Zygmunt Bauman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2018-12-13
File: 300 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781509528318

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Want to captivate your congregation? With this brilliant collection of tried-and-tested sketches, skits, raps, meditations and one-act plays, everything you need to add sparkle to any church, school, youth or community group event is right here. 40 Easy Sketches For Busy Churches contains comedy, drama, action and street-smart poetry: and all of it is royalty-free and ready to stage.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Linda Rose
Publisher: Lulu.com
Release: 2008-10
File: 276 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781409221791

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Examining the elite's supposed hegemony over intellectual work, Thinking Class rejects the idea that working class people are not thinkers, and affirms the culture that springs up, beautiful and honest, from this society's true base."Thinking Class deserves wide readership and serious engagement by intellectuals, activists, and academics who are trying to develop theory and practice.' Women's Review of Books

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Joanna Kadi
Publisher: South End Press
Release: 1996
File: 169 Pages
ISBN-13: 0896085473

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The role of representation in the production of technoscientific knowledge has become a subject of great interest in recent years. In this book, sociologist and art critic Kathryn Henderson offers a new perspective on this topic by exploring the impact of computer graphic systems on the visual culture of engineering design. Henderson shows how designers use drawings both to organize work and knowledge and to recruit and organize resources, political support, and power. Henderson's analysis of the collective nature of knowledge in technical design work is based on her participant observation of practices in two industrial settings. In one she follows the evolution of a turbine engine package from design to production, and in the other she examines the development of an innovative surgical tool. In both cases she describes the messy realities of design practice, including the mixed use of the worlds of paper and computer graphics. One of the goals of the book is to lay a practice-informed groundwork for the creation of more usable computer tools. Henderson also explores the relationship between the historical development of engineering as a profession and the standardization of engineering knowledge, and then addresses the question: Just what is high technology, and how does its affect the extent to which people will allow their working habits to be disrupted and restructured? Finally, to help explain why visual representations are so powerful, Henderson develops the concept of "metaindexicality"—the ability of a visual representation, used interactively, to combine many diverse levels of knowledge and thus to serve as a meeting ground (and sometimes battleground) for many types of workers.

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: Kathryn Henderson
Publisher: MIT Press
Release: 1998-12-01
File: 250 Pages
ISBN-13: 0262262991

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An examination of the current political crisis in Burma, and in particular its Buddhist and socio-psychological aspects.

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Genre: Buddhism
Author: Gustaaf Houtman
Publisher: ILCAA
Release: 1999-01-01
File: 392 Pages
ISBN-13: 9784872977486

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A study of the politicisation of 'ordinary people' in western Germany in the 1850s.

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Genre: History
Author: James M. Brophy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2007-08-09
File: 365 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780521847698

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