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Inalienable Possessions

Author : Annette B. Weiner
ISBN : 0520911806
Genre : Social Science
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Inalienable Possessions tests anthropology's traditional assumptions about kinship, economics, power, and gender in an exciting challenge to accepted theories of reciprocity and marriage exchange. Focusing on Oceania societies from Polynesia to Papua New Guinea and including Australian Aborigine groups, Annette Weiner investigates the category of possessions that must not be given or, if they are circulated, must return finally to the giver. Reciprocity, she says, is only the superficial aspect of exchange, which overlays much more politically powerful strategies of "keeping-while-giving." The idea of keeping-while-giving places women at the heart of the political process, however much that process may vary in different societies, for women possess a wealth of their own that gives them power. Power is intimately involved in cultural reproduction, and Weiner describes the location of power in each society, showing how the degree of control over the production and distribution of cloth wealth coincides with women's rank and the development of hierarchy in the community. Other inalienable possessions, whether material objects, landed property, ancestral myths, or sacred knowledge, bestow social identity and rank as well. Calling attention to their presence in Western history, Weiner points out that her formulations are not limited to Oceania. The paradox of keeping-while-giving is a concept certain to influence future developments in ethnography and the theoretical study of gender and exchange.

Inalienable Possessions

Author : Annette B. Weiner
ISBN : 9780520076044
Genre : History
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"Weiner provides not only a new perspective on social and natural reproduction but also a framework through which to compare societies. This is an original point of view that will have real effects on the direction of future fieldwork and comparative analysis."—Ivan Karp, Smithsonian Institution

Inalienable Possessions

Author : Annette B. Weiner
ISBN : 0520076036
Genre : History
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"Weiner provides not only a new perspective on social and natural reproduction but also a framework through which to compare societies. This is an original point of view that will have real effects on the direction of future fieldwork and comparative analysis."--Ivan Karp, Smithsonian Institution "Weiner provides not only a new perspective on social and natural reproduction but also a framework through which to compare societies. This is an original point of view that will have real effects on the direction of future fieldwork and comparative analysis."--Ivan Karp, Smithsonian Institution

Entangled Objects

Author : Nicholas Thomas
ISBN : 0674044320
Genre : Business & Economics
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Cloth And Human Experience

Author : Annette B. Weiner
ISBN : 9781588343840
Genre : Design
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Cloth and Human Experience explores a wide variety of cultures and eras, discussing production and trade, economics, and symbolic and spiritual associations.

Women Of Value Men Of Renown

Author : Annette B. Weiner
ISBN : UOM:39015001881070
Genre : Social Science
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The Neolithic Of The Irish Sea

Author : Vicki Cummings
ISBN : 9781785700361
Genre : Social Science
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This collection of 24 papers aims to reconsider the nature and significance of the Irish Sea as an area of cultural interaction during the Neolithic period. The traditional character of work across this region has emphasised the existence of prehistoric contact, with sea routes criss-crossing between Ireland, the Isle of Man, Anglesey and the British mainland. A parallel course of investigation, however, has demonstrated that the British and Irish Neolithics were in many ways different, with distinct indigenous patterns of activity and social practices. The recent emphasis on regional studies has further produced evidence for parallel yet different processes of cultural change taking place throughout the British Isles as a whole. This volume brings together some of these regional perspectives and compares them across the Irish Sea area. The authors consider new ways to explain regional patterning in the use of material objects and relate them to past practices and social strategies. Were there practices that were shared across the Irish Sea area linking different styles of monuments and material culture, or were the media intrinsic to the message? The volume is based on papers presented at a conference held at the University of Manchester in 2002.

Social Media In Travel Tourism And Hospitality

Author : Evangelos Christou
ISBN : 9781317053804
Genre : Business & Economics
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Social media is fundamentally changing the way travellers and tourists search, find, read and trust, as well as collaboratively produce information about tourism suppliers and tourism destinations. Presenting cutting-edge theory, research and case studies investigating Web 2.0 applications and tools that transform the role and behaviour of the new generation of travellers, this book also examines the ways in which tourism organisations reengineer and implement their business models and operations, such as new service development, marketing, networking and knowledge management. Written by an international group of researchers widely known for their expertise in the field of the Internet and tourism, chapters include applications and case studies in various travel, tourism and leisure sectors.

Celebrating A Century Of The American Anthropological Association

Author : Regna Darnell
ISBN : 080321720X
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During the past century the American Anthropological Association (AAA) has borne witness to profound social, cultural, and technical changes, transformations that have affected anthropologists and the people they work with across the planet. In response to such global changes, anthropology continues to evolve into an increasingly complex and sophisticated discipline with a dynamic range of flourishing subfields. This volume contains the memorable stories of the seventy-seven men and women who have led the AAA during the past century. The list of the association's presidents reads like a roster of influential scholars from various specializations within anthropology. Their histories cumulatively reflect the trends in interpretive thought and fieldwork methodology that have emerged during the past ten decades. For each president the book provides a photograph and a biography replete with personal anecdotes, career highlights, and information about his or her contributions to the development of the discipline of anthropology. Important works by each president are listed separately in the back of the volume. An introduction by Regna Darnell and Frederic W. Gleach summarizes the first century of the AAA and contextualizes the individual stories.

Gifts And Commodities

Author : Chris A. Gregory
ISBN : 0990505014
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 1982, Christopher A. Gregory's Gifts and commodities is one of the undisputed classics of economic anthropology. The book spurred intense debates about gifts and gifting, value, exchange, and the place of political economy in anthropology. Gifts and commodities is, at once, a critique of neoclassical economics and development theory, a critical history of colonial Papua New Guinea, and a comparative ethnography of exchange in Melanesian societies. This new edition, with a foreword by anthropologist Marilyn Strathern, offers a new generation of scholars a fresh opportunity to revisit this classic in light of contemporary socio-economic issues: from the global proliferation of neoliberal economic reforms to the chorus of activism protesting the moral and ideological grounds of capitalism. 1st Edition Publication Data: Gregory, C. A. 1982. Gifts and commodities. [Studies in Political Economy Series, edited by John Eatwell.] London: Academic Press. ISBN: 0-12-301460-3. ISBN 0-12-301462-X Pbk.

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