Callaloo Nation: Metaphors of Race and Religious Identity by Aisha Khan

By Aisha Khan

Mixing—whether often called mestizaje, callaloo, hybridity, creolization, or multiculturalism—is a foundational cultural trope in Caribbean and Latin American societies. traditionally entwined with colonial, anticolonial, and democratic ideologies, rules approximately blending are robust forces within the methods identities are interpreted and evaluated. As Aisha Khan exhibits during this ethnography, they show the stress that exists among id as a resource of equality and id as an software in which social and cultural hierarchies are strengthened. targeting the Indian diaspora within the Caribbean, Khan examines this paradox because it is expressed in key dimensions of Hindu and Muslim cultural historical past and social relationships in southern Trinidad. In bright element, she describes how disempowered groups create livable stipulations for themselves whereas partaking in a broader tradition that either celebrates and denies difference.

Khan combines ethnographic examine she carried out in Trinidad over the process a decade with large archival examine to discover how Hindu and Muslim Indo-Trinidadians interpret authority, generational tensions, and the changes of Indian tradition within the Caribbean via metaphors of combining. She demonstrates how ambivalence concerning the desirability of a callaloo nation—a multicultural society—is show up round practices and concerns, together with rituals, hard work, intermarriage, and sophistication mobility. Khan continues that metaphors of combining are pervasive and value taking note of: the assumptions and matters they impart are key to unraveling who Indo-Trinidadians think themselves to be and the way identities akin to race and faith form and are formed by way of the politics of multiculturalism.

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Kuru Sorcery: Disease and Danger in the New Guinea Highlands by Shirley Lindenbaum

By Shirley Lindenbaum

might be the best-documented epidemic within the historical past of medication, kuru has been studied for greater than fifty years through overseas investigators from drugs and the human sciences. This considerably revised variation of the landmark anthropological vintage Kuru Sorcery brings modern the anthropological contribution to realizing disorder, the scientific examine that led to clinical Nobel Prizes, and the perspectives of the Fore those that continued the epidemic and who nonetheless think that sorcerers, instead of cannibalism, triggered kuru. The kuru epidemic serves as a prism in which to determine how Fore notions of affliction causation carry into unmarried concentration their perspectives concerning the physique, the realm of social and religious relatives, and alterations in fiscal and political conditions-aspects of idea and behavior that Western medication retains separate.

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Health on Delivery: The Rollout of Antiretroviral Therapy in by Anat Rosenthal

By Anat Rosenthal

In 2004 Malawi started to provide antiretroviral treatment to a person who wanted it. This project might were formidable for any state, however it used to be unparalleled coming from one of many poorest international locations within the world.

Health on Delivery examines this advent of state-provided antiretroviral treatment from an ethnographic viewpoint. relocating from global health and wellbeing association boardrooms in Geneva to clinics held below bushes in rural Malawi, it experiences the sufferers, healthcare prone, and policy-makers concerned, contemplating how the rollout has impacted their lives and professions. In doing so, it examines either the demanding situations and successes of an bold try to offer common HIV therapy with constrained cash, infrastructure, and human assets. in addition to an immense case learn, the booklet additionally deals an analytic framework to deal with the approaches in which worldwide coverage is made and applied.

Engagingly written, Health on Delivery should be attention-grabbing studying for college kids and students of either anthropology and public well-being, in addition to comparable disciplines comparable to geography, overseas politics and global improvement. it is going to additionally attract the final reader attracted to international healthiness guidelines and global development.

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Flexible Citizenship: The Cultural Logics of by Aihwa Ong

By Aihwa Ong

Few fresh phenomena have proved as emblematic of our period, and as little understood, as globalization. Are geographical regions being remodeled through globalization right into a unmarried globalized financial system? Do worldwide cultural forces usher in a postnational millennium? Tying ethnography to structural research, Flexible Citizenship explores such questions with a spotlight at the hyperlinks among the cultural logics of human motion and on financial and political strategies in the Asia-Pacific, together with the effect of those forces on ladies and kin life.
Explaining how intensified go back and forth, communications, and mass media have created a transnational chinese language public, Aihwa Ong argues that prior reports have mistakenly considered transnationality as inevitably unsafe to the geographical region and feature missed person corporation within the large-scale stream of individuals, pictures, and cultural forces throughout borders. She describes how political upheavals and international markets have brought about Asian traders, particularly, to mix options of migration and of capital accumulation and the way those transnational topics have come to represent either the fluidity of capital and the strain among nationwide and private identities. Refuting claims in regards to the finish of the geographical region and approximately “the conflict of civilizations,” Ong provides a transparent account of the cultural logics of globalization and an incisive contribution to the anthropology of Asia-Pacific modernity and its hyperlinks to international social change.
This pioneering research of transnational cultural varieties will entice these in anthropology, globalization experiences, postcolonial experiences, historical past, Asian experiences, Marxist conception, and cultural studies.


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Urban Alternatives: Proceedings of the USERC Environment, by Edward A. Wolff

By Edward A. Wolff

city possible choices comprises the lawsuits of the USERC Environmental assets and concrete improvement Workshop held at NASA Goddard area Flight middle, Maryland in November 1975. The workshop goals to acquire details at the technical implications of assorted attainable city improvement judgements.
This booklet information the descriptions of the workshop and the method used to reach on the concepts. The workshops are geared up into subject matters of city improvement, power, communications, meteorology, water assets, public health and wellbeing, in-situ sensing, distant sensing, socio-economic difficulties, and technological know-how know-how and government.

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The Power of Place, the Problem of Time: Aboriginal Identity by Keith Thor Carlson

By Keith Thor Carlson

The Indigenous groups of the reduce Fraser River, British Columbia (a staff regularly known as the Stó:lõ), have historic thoughts and senses of id deriving from occasions, cultural practices, and kinship bonds that were always adapting lengthy ahead of a non-Native visited the realm without delay. In The strength of position, the matter of Time, Keith Thor Carlson re-thinks the background of Native-newcomer family from the original standpoint of a classically educated historian who has spent approximately twenty years residing, operating, and conversing with the Stó:lõ peoples.

Stó:lõ activities and reactions in the course of colonialism have been rooted of their pre-colonial studies and customs, which colored their responses to occasions resembling smallpox outbreaks or the gold rush. Profiling tensions of gender and sophistication in the neighborhood, Carlson emphasizes the pliancy of collective identification. A wealthy and intricate heritage, The energy of position, the matter of Time seems to either the inner and the exterior elements which formed a society in the course of a time of serious swap and its implications expand a ways past the examine region.

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Man and the Biosphere: Toward a Coevolutionary Political by Kenneth M. Stokes

By Kenneth M. Stokes

This four-part monograph strains the dialectical improvement of financial inspiration from the Physiocrats via Marx to the current. it's a extensive therapy of the background of highbrow suggestion that bridges fiscal and the social sciences at the one hand, with traditional technology and biology specifically at the different. the writer is anxious with structures idea and treats the economic system from the point of view of the biophysical thermodynamic dimensions of the commercial methods. He closes his research with a dialogue of organizational conception that pertains to the formation of associations and the problems of freedom in a technically ruled society. The ebook comes complete circle in analyzing the ethical and moral issues that first encouraged the Physiocrats and different founding fathers of monetary science.

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Nationalist Myths and Ethnic Identities: Indigenous by Natividad Gutierrez

By Natividad Gutierrez

This well timed learn examines the approaches in which sleek states are created inside of multiethnic societies. How are nationwide identities solid from international locations made from peoples with diverse and infrequently conflicting cultures, languages, and histories? How profitable is that this strategy? what's misplaced and won from the emergence of nationwide identities?
 
Natividad Gutiérrez examines the advance of the trendy Mexican country to deal with those tricky questions. She describes how Mexican nationwide id has been and is being created and evaluates the effectiveness of that means of state-building. Her research is unique by means of a severe attention of cross-cultural theories of nationalism and the illuminating use of a huge variety of knowledge from Mexican tradition and heritage, together with interviews with modern indigenous intellectuals and scholars, an research of public-school textbooks, and data amassed from indigenous organisations. Gutiérrez argues that the fashionable Mexican country is buttressed via pervasive nationalist myths of starting place, descent, and heroism. those myths—expressed and strengthened during the manipulation of symbols, public schooling, and political discourse—downplay separate ethnic identities and interact to articulate an overriding nationalist ideology.
 
The ideology girding the Mexican kingdom has now not been fullyyt profitable, even if. This examine unearths that indigenous intellectuals and scholars are stricken by way of the connection among their nationalist and ethnic identities and are more and more wondering professional rules of integration.

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Concert Life in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans: A by John H. Baron

By John H. Baron

During the 19th century, New Orleans thrived because the epicenter of classical song in the United States, outshining big apple, Boston, and San Francisco prior to the Civil conflict and rivaling them thereafter. whereas different towns provided few if any operatic productions, New Orleans won renown for its excellent opera seasons. Resident composers, performers, publishers, academics, device makers, and buyers fed the public's voracious cultural urge for food. travelers got here from around the usa to adventure the city's thriving musical scene. formerly, no research has provided an intensive background of this interesting and momentous period in American musical functionality heritage. John H. Baron's live performance existence in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans impressively fills that gap.

Baron's exhaustively researched paintings information all features of recent Orleans's nineteenth-century musical renditions, together with the advance of orchestras; the encircling social, political, and financial stipulations; and the people who jointly made the town a most excellent vacation spot for world-class musicians. Baron incorporates a wide-ranging chronological dialogue of approximately each documented live performance that came about within the Crescent urban within the 1800s, constructing live performance lifestyles in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans as an vital reference volume.

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Die Geschichte des Computers (German Edition) by Patrick Kräuter

By Patrick Kräuter

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2003 im Fachbereich Kulturwissenschaften - Empirische Kulturwissenschaften, notice: 2,0, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Deutsches Institut, Abteilung Kulturanthropologie/ Volkskunde), Veranstaltung: Vom Federkiel zum Laserdrucker, 7 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Kommunikation bedeutet Verständigung. In der modernen Kommunikationsgesellschaft wird everlasting kommuniziert. Moderne Kommunikationstechnologien haben maßgeblichen Anteil an der Globalisierung. Doch aller technischen Errungenschaften zum Trotz ist das geschriebene Wort nicht zu ersetzen. Die Übermittlungsform der Informationen ist vielfältig: Neben dem traditionellen short existieren e mail, Faxe und SMS. Die handgeschriebene Nachricht ist im formellen Informationsaustausch kaum noch existent.
Natürlich hat sie in shape von Notizen oder persönlichen Aufzeichnungen weiterhin große Bedeutung, doch wurde sie von den oben aufgeführten Formen in vielen Bereichen überholt.
Um Informationen „auf das Papier“ zu bringen, werden Schreibgeräte benötigt. Einige sind mit dem Medium untrennbar verbunden. Der Kugelschreiber, Federhalter oder Bleistift werden mit Papier assoziiert, ebenso wie das convenient mit der populären SMS.
Im machine sind Werkzeug und Medium in perfekter Weise kombiniert, die Möglichkeiten nahezu nicht limitiert. Ob Ausdruck auf Papier, als elektronische publish, die in Sekundenbruchteilen dem Empfänger unabhängig von dessen Standort international zugestellt wird, die Variationen sind vielfältig.
Der Leser magazine selbst entscheiden, welche seiner Lebensbereiche von Computern positiv oder negativ beeinflusst wurden und werden.
Die vielfältigen Einsatzmöglichkeiten der „Rechenmaschinen“, die einst als Hilfsmittel primitiver Mathematik erfunden wurden, sind unzählbar. Ein modernes Leben in einer zivilisierten Welt ist ohne sie nicht mehr möglich. Der Fortschritt, die immer kürzer werdenden Zeitabstände neuer, hochkomplizierter und vielschichtiger Erfindungen sind zwangsläufige Folgen des Einsatzes moderner Computertechnik. Wie diese Schöpfungen eingesetzt werden und von welchem Nutzen diese für die Menschheit ist, gibt ohne Frage Grund zu interessanten Diskussionen, die jedoch nicht an dieser Stelle ausgefochten werden sollen.
In der vorliegenden Arbeit soll vielmehr ein Einblick in die techniques- und Produktgeschichte der Erfindung „Computer“ und auf ihre Erfinder und Entwickler geworfen werden. Ein Einblick, der Anfänge, Entwicklung und Weiterentwicklung sowie einen Ausblick auf zukünftige Möglichkeiten aufzeigen soll.

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