A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

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A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

  • Author: Bradley A. Levinson,Mica Pollock
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119111668
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 592
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A Companion to the Anthropology of Education presents a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the field, exploring the social and cultural dimension of educational processes in both formal and nonformal settings. Explores theoretical and applied approaches to cultural practice in a diverse range of educational settings around the world, in both formal and non-formal contexts Includes contributions by leading educational anthropologists Integrates work from and on many different national systems of scholarship, including China, the United States, Africa, the Middle East, Colombia, Mexico, India, the United Kingdom, and Denmark Examines the consequences of history, cultural diversity, language policies, governmental mandates, inequality, and literacy for everyday educational processes

A Companion to the Anthropology of Europe

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A Companion to the Anthropology of Europe

A Companion to the Anthropology of Europe

  • Author: Ullrich Kockel,Máiréad Nic Craith,Jonas Frykman
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 144436216X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 2600
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A Companion to the Anthropology of Europe offers a survey of contemporary Europeanist anthropology and European ethnology, and a guide to emerging trends in this geographical field of research. Providing a synthesis of the different traditions and contemporary approaches, the book is both thematic and fully cross-European in its approach. Provides an authoritative guide for researchers, instructors and students of anthropology and European studies Discusses important emerging trends in this broadening field of research Includes established names and rising stars who will shape the discipline in years to come

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment

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A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment

  • Author: Frances E. Mascia-Lees
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444340468
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 560
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A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment offers original essays that examine historical and contemporary approaches to conceptualizations of the body. In this ground-breaking work on the body and embodiment, the latest scholarship from anthropology and related social science fields is presented, providing new insights on body politics and the experience of the body Original chapters cover historical and contemporary approaches and highlight new research frameworks Reflects the increasing importance of embodiment and its ethnographic contexts within anthropology Highlights the increasing emphasis on examining the production of scientific, technological, and medical expertise in studying bodies and embodiment

A Companion to Border Studies

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A Companion to Border Studies

A Companion to Border Studies

  • Author: Thomas M. Wilson,Hastings Donnan
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118255259
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 576
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A Companion to Border Studies introduces an exciting and expanding field of interdisciplinary research, through the writing of an international array of scholars, from diverse perspectives that include anthropology, development studies, geography, history, political science and sociology. Explores how nations and cultural identities are being transformed by their dynamic, shifting borders where mobility is sometimes facilitated, other times impeded or prevented Offers an array of international views which together form an authoritative guide for students, instructors and researchers Reflects recent significant growth in the importance of understanding the distinctive characteristics of borders and frontiers, including cross-border cooperation, security and controls, migration and population displacements, hybridity, and transnationalism

A Companion to Moral Anthropology

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A Companion to Moral Anthropology

A Companion to Moral Anthropology

  • Author: Didier Fassin
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118959507
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 664
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A Companion to Moral Anthropology is the first collective consideration of the anthropological dimensions of morals, morality, and ethics. Original essays by international experts explore the various currents, approaches, and issues in this important new discipline, examining topics such as the ethnography of moralities, the study of moral subjectivities, and the exploration of moral economies. Investigates the central legacies of moral anthropology, the formation of moral facts and values, the context of local moralities, and the frontiers between moralities, politics, humanitarianism Features contributions from pioneers in the field of moral anthropology, as well as international experts in related fields such as moral philosophy, moral psychology, evolutionary biology and neuroethics

A Companion to Folklore

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A Companion to Folklore

A Companion to Folklore

  • Author: Regina F. Bendix,Galit Hasan-Rokem
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444354388
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 696
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A Companion to Folklore presents an original and comprehensive collection of essays from international experts in the field of folklore studies. Unprecedented in depth and scope, this state-of-the-art collection uniquely displays the vitality of folklore research across the globe. An unprecedented collection of original, state of the art essays on folklore authored by international experts Examines the practices and theoretical approaches developed to understand the phenomena of folklore Considers folklore in the context of multi-disciplinary topics that include poetics, performance, religious practice, myth, ritual and symbol, oral textuality, history, law, politics and power as well as the social base of folklore Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title

A Companion to the Anthropology of Politics

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A Companion to the Anthropology of Politics

A Companion to the Anthropology of Politics

  • Author: David Nugent,Joan Vincent
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470692936
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 528
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This Companion offers an unprecedented overview of anthropology’s unique contribution to the study of politics. Explores the key concepts and issues of our time - from AIDS, globalization, displacement, and militarization, to identity politics and beyond Each chapter reflects on concepts and issues that have shaped the anthropology of politics and concludes with thoughts on and challenges for the way ahead Anthropology’s distinctive genre, ethnography, lies at the heart of this volume

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

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A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

  • Author: Dennis Dirkmaat
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118255410
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 600
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A Companion to Forensic Anthropology presents the most comprehensive assessment of the philosophy, goals, and practice of forensic anthropology currently available, with chapters by renowned international scholars and experts. Highlights the latest advances in forensic anthropology research, as well as the most effective practices and techniques used by professional forensic anthropologists in the field Illustrates the development of skeletal biological profiles and offers important new evidence on statistical validation of these analytical methods. Evaluates the goals and methods of forensic archaeology, including the preservation of context at surface-scattered remains, buried bodies and fatal fire scenes, and recovery and identification issues related to large-scale mass disaster scenes and mass grave excavation.

A Companion to the Anthropology of American Indians

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A Companion to the Anthropology of American Indians

A Companion to the Anthropology of American Indians

  • Author: Thomas Biolsi
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1405156120
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 592
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This Companion is comprised of 27 original contributions by leading scholars in the field and summarizes the state of anthropological knowledge of Indian peoples, as well as the history that got us to this point. Surveys the full range of American Indian anthropology: from ecological and political-economic questions to topics concerning religion, language, and expressive culture Each chapter provides definitive coverage of its topic, as well as situating ethnographic and ethnohistorical data into larger frameworks Explores anthropology’s contribution to knowledge, its historic and ongoing complicities with colonialism, and its political and ethical obligations toward the people 'studied'

A Companion to Gender Prehistory

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A Companion to Gender Prehistory

A Companion to Gender Prehistory

  • Author: Diane Bolger
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118294262
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 672
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An authoritative guide on gender prehistory for researchers, instructors and students in anthropology, archaeology, and gender studies Provides the most up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of gender archaeology, with an exclusive focus on prehistory Offers critical overviews of developments in the archaeology of gender over the last 30 years, as well as assessments of current trends and prospects for future research Focuses on recent Third Wave approaches to the study of gender in early human societies, challenging heterosexist biases, and investigating the interfaces between gender and status, age, cognition, social memory, performativity, the body, and sexuality Features numerous regional and thematic topics authored by established specialists in the field, with incisive coverage of gender research in prehistoric and protohistoric cultures of Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas and the Pacific