the modern anthropology of india ethnography themes and theory

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The Modern Anthropology Of India

Author : Peter Berger
ISBN : 9781134061112
Genre : Social Science
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The Modern Anthropology of India is an accessible textbook providing a critical overview of the ethnographic work done in India since 1947. It assesses the history of research in each region and serves as a practical and comprehensive guide to the main themes dealt with by ethnographers. It highlights key analytical concepts and paradigms that came to be of relevance in particular regions in the recent history of research in India, and which possibly gained a pan-Indian or even trans-Indian significance. Structured according to the states of the Indian union, contributors raise several key questions, including: What themes were ethnographers interested in? What are the significant ethnographic contributions? How are peoples, communities and cultural areas represented? How has the ethnographic research in the area developed? Filling a significant gap in the literature, the book is an invaluable resource to students and researchers in the field of Indian anthropology/ethnography, regional anthropology and postcolonial studies. It is also of interest to students of South Asian studies in general as it provides an extensive and critical overview of regionally based ethnographic activity undertaken in India.

Soziale Sthetik Atmosph Re Medialit T

Author : Philipp Zehmisch
ISBN : 9783643139115
Genre : Ethnology
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Der Band ehrt die Forschung und Lehre des Ethnologen Frank Heidemann mit Aufsatzen in deutscher und englischer Sprache. DIe Beitrage seiner SchulerInnen, FreundInnen und WegbegleiterInnen reprasentieren sowohl Frank Heidemanns regionalen Schwerpunkt in Sudasien als auch sein breites Forschungsinteresse an Politik- und Medienethnologie, Poststrukturalismus, Postkolonialen Studien, ethnographischem Film und an der Anthropologie der Sinne. DIe Essays zur sozialen Asthetik und Atmosphare vereinen internationale Expertise zu einem hochaktuellen Forschungsfeld, das von Frank Heidemann in der deutschen Ethnologie vertreten wird.

Ultimate Ambiguities

Author : Peter Berger
ISBN : 9781782386100
Genre : Social Science
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Periods of transition are often symbolically associated with death, making the latter the paradigm of liminality. Yet, many volumes on death in the social sciences and humanities do not specifically address liminality. This book investigates these "ultimate ambiguities," assuming they can pose a threat to social relationships because of the disintegrating forces of death, but they are also crucial periods of creativity, change, and emergent aspects of social and religious life. Contributors explore death and liminality from an interdisciplinary perspective and present a global range of historical and contemporary case studies outlining emotional, cognitive, artistic, social, and political implications.

Mini India

Author : Philipp Zehmisch
ISBN : 9780199091294
Genre : Political Science
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Often called ‘Mini-India’, the Andaman Islands have been a crucial site of encounter between different regimes, subjects, castes, creeds, languages, and ethnicities. Since 1858, subaltern convicts, refugees, repatriates, and labourers from South and Southeast Asia have moved to the islands, condemned to, or in search of a new life. While some migrants have achieved social mobility, others have remained disenfranchised and marginalized. This ethnographic study of the Andaman settler society analyses various shades of inequality that arise from migrant communities’ material and representational access to the state. The author employs the concept of subalternity to investigate political negotiations of island history, collective identity, ecological sustainability, and resource access. Interpreting characteristic views, practices, and voices of subaltern interlocutors, the author untangles their collective agency and consciousness in migration, settlement, and place-making processes. Further, the book highlights particular subaltern strategies in order to achieve autonomy and peaceful cohabitation through movement, cultural and social appropriation, and multi-layered methods of resistance.

The Modern Anthropology Of South East Asia

Author : Victor T. King
ISBN : 0415297516
Genre : History
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This is a comprehensive introduction to the social and cultural anthropology of South-East Asia. It provides an overview of the major theoretical issues and themes which have emerged from the engagement of anthropologists with South-East Asian communities; a succinct historical survey and analysis of the peoples and cultures of the region. Most importantly the volume reveals the vitally important role which the study of the area has occupied in the development of the concepts and methods of anthropology: from the perspectives of Edmund Leach to Clifford Geertz, Maurice Freedman to Claude Levi-Strauss; Lauriston Sharp to Melford Spiro.

Encyclopedia Of Social And Cultural Anthropology

Author : Alan Barnard
ISBN : 041509996X
Genre : Reference
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This is the only encyclopedia of social and cultural anthropology to cover fully the many important areas of overlap between anthropology and related disciplines. This work also covers key terms, ideas and people, thus eliminating the need to refer to other books for specific definitions or biographies. Special features include: * over 230 substantial entries on every major idea, individual and sub-discipline of social and cultural anthropology * over 100 international contributors * a glossary of more than 600 key terms and ideas.

State Healthcare And Yanomami Transformations

Author : JosŽ Antonio Kelly
ISBN : 9780816529209
Genre : Social Science
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Amazonian indigenous peoples have preserved many aspects of their culture and cosmology while also developing complex relationships with dominant non-indigenous society. Until now, anthropological writing on Amazonian peoples has been divided between ÒtraditionalÓ topics like kinship, cosmology, ritual, and myth, on the one hand, and the analysis of their struggles with the nation-state on the other. What has been lacking is work that bridges these two approaches and takes into consideration the meaning of relationships with the state from an indigenous perspective. That long-standing dichotomy is challenged in this new ethnography by anthropologist JosŽ Kelly. Kelly places the study of culture and cosmology squarely within the context of the modern nation-state and its institutions. He explores Indian-white relations as seen through the operation of a state-run health system among the indigenous Yanomami of southern Venezuela. With theoretical foundations in the fields of medical and Amazonian anthropology, Kelly sheds light on how Amerindian cosmology shapes concepts of the state at the community level. The result is a symmetrical anthropology that treats white and Amerindian perceptions of each other within a single theoretical framework, thus expanding our understanding of each group and its influences on the other. This book will be valuable to those studying Amazonian peoples, medical anthropology, development studies, and Latin America. Its new takes on theory and methodology make it ideal for classroom use.

F Ttern Speisen Und Verschlingen

Author : Peter Berger
ISBN : 3825897893
Genre : Ethnology
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Journal Of The Indian Anthropological Society

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ISBN : UOM:39015073111521
Genre : Anthropology
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Handbuch Der Ethnographie

Author : Marcel Mauss
ISBN : 3770540131
Genre : Ethnology
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