Going Abroad

Traveling Like an Anthropologist
Author: Rob Gordon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317258746
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
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Increasingly students from the affluent countries are going abroad as part of their "educational experience." Although students see these experiences as invaluable and believe that they have learned a lot, the anthropological literature suggests the opposite; that travel abroad has a greater impact on the hosts than on the visitors and that indeed travel abroad, far from leading to students becoming more open-minded or learning about the other, can reinforce their stereotypes. The standards in anthropology teach humility and the ability to learn from those in the host country. This short book can be read pre-departure and while abroad to provide the reader the practical and philosophical tools needed to create an enriched and mind-broadening experience.

Going Abroad

Traveling Like an Anthropologist
Author: Robert Gordon
Publisher: Paradigm Pub
ISBN: 9781594517709
Category: Education
Page: 219
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Increasingly students from the affluent countries are going abroad as part of their "educational experience." Although students see these experiences as invaluable and believe that they have learned a lot, the anthropological literature suggests the opposite; that travel abroad has a greater impact on the hosts than on the visitors and that indeed travel abroad, far from leading to students becoming more open-minded or learning about the other, can reinforce their stereotypes.The standards in anthropology teach humility and the ability to learn from those in the host country. This short book can be read pre-departure and while abroad to provide the reader the practical and philosophical tools needed to create an enriched and mind-broadening experience.

Tourism and Cultural Change in Costa Rica

Pitfalls and Possibilities
Author: Karen Stocker
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 073914023X
Category: Social Science
Page: 330
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Tourism and Cultural Change in Costa Rica: Pitfalls and Possibilities examines the consequences—positive, negative, and otherwise—of tourism in four different sites in Costa Rica.

The Globalisation of Higher Education

Developing Internationalised Education Research and Practice
Author: Timothy Hall,Tonia Gray,Greg Downey,Michael Singh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319745794
Category: Education
Page: 467
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This book argues that the neoliberal globalisation of higher education faces a need for recalibration. In light of increased concerns from universities in cultivating globalisation, this volume brings together a multi-ethnic and multilingual team of researchers who argue that the continued development of internationalized education now requires new research and practices. As university leaders seek to build the best programs to help students to go abroad, they can face a number of challenges – risk management, negotiating with diverse partners, designing rich experience-based learning and the hopes, fears and limitations of the students themselves. Consequently, the authors argue that changes are particularly important given the current US-centric and UK-centric structural readjustments to globalization policies across all fields of higher education and knowledge production. This multi-perspectival edited collection will appeal to students and scholars of global education, globalization and international education.

Fifty Key Anthropologists


Author: Robert J. Gordon,Harriet Lyons,Andrew Lyons
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136880119
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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Fifty Key Anthropologists surveys the life and work of some of the most influential figures in anthropology. The entries, written by an international range of expert contributors, represent the diversity of thought within the subject, incorporating both classic theorists and more recent anthropological thinkers. Names discussed include: Clifford Geertz Bronislaw Malinowski Zora Neale Hurston Sherry B. Ortner Claude Lévi-Strauss Rodney Needham Mary Douglas Marcel Mauss This accessible A-Z guide contains helpful cross-referencing, a timeline of key dates and schools of thought, and suggestions for further reading. It will be of interest to students of anthropology and related subjects wanting a succinct overview of the ideas and impact of key anthropologists who have helped to shape the discipline.

Recreating First Contact

Expeditions, Anthropology, and Popular Culture
Author: Joshua Alexander Bell,Alison Kay Brown,Robert J. Gordon
Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Scholarly Press
ISBN: 9781935623144
Category: History
Page: 261
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Recreating First Contact explores themes related to the proliferation of adventure travel which emerged during the early twentieth century and that were legitimized by their associations with popular views of anthropology. During this period, new transport and recording technologies, particularly the airplane and automobile and small, portable, still and motion-picture cameras, were utilized by a variety of expeditions to document the last untouched places of the globe and bring them home to eager audiences. These expeditions were frequently presented as first contact encounters and enchanted popular imagination. The various narratives encoded in the articles, books, films, exhibitions and lecture tours that these expeditions generated fed into pre-existing stereotypes about racial and technological difference, and helped to create them anew in popular culture. Through an unpacking of expeditions and their popular wakes, the essays (12 chapters, a preface, introduction and afterward) trace the complex but obscured relationships between anthropology, adventure travel and the cinematic imagination that the 1920s and 1930s engendered and how their myths have endured. The book further explores the effects - both positive and negative - of such expeditions on the discipline of anthropology itself. However, in doing so, this volume examines these impacts from a variety of national perspectives and thus through these different vantage points creates a more nuanced perspective on how expeditions were at once a global phenomenon but also culturally ordered.

Recreating First Contact

Expeditions, Anthropology, and Popular Culture
Author: Joshua A. Bell,Alison K. Brown,Robert J. Gordon
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 1935623249
Category: Social Science
Page: 275
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Recreating First Contact explores themes related to the proliferation of adventure travel which emerged during the early twentieth century and that were legitimized by their associations with popular views of anthropology. During this period, new transport and recording technologies, particularly the airplane and automobile and small, portable, still and motion-picture cameras, were utilized by a variety of expeditions to document the last untouched places of the globe and bring them home to eager audiences. These expeditions were frequently presented as first contact encounters and enchanted popular imagination. The various narratives encoded in the articles, books, films, exhibitions and lecture tours that these expeditions generated fed into pre-existing stereotypes about racial and technological difference, and helped to create them anew in popular culture. Through an unpacking of expeditions and their popular wakes, the essays (12 chapters, a preface, introduction and afterward) trace the complex but obscured relationships between anthropology, adventure travel and the cinematic imagination that the 1920s and 1930s engendered and how their myths have endured. The book further explores the effects - both positive and negative - of such expeditions on the discipline of anthropology itself. However, in doing so, this volume examines these impacts from a variety of national perspectives and thus through these different vantage points creates a more nuanced perspective on how expeditions were at once a global phenomenon but also culturally ordered.

Humping My Drum


Author: J. A. Barnes
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1409204006
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 484
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HUMPING MY DRUM by J.A.Barnes PUBLISHER'S DESCRIPTION: After a lifetime of not keeping a diary, John Barnes has reconstructed his past from a good memory and those few documents that do record his life and times. His story starts with his childhood in Reading, his schooldays and undergraduate career. Although six years of war interrupted his academic progress, they gave him experiences in the Fleet Air Arm that may have prepared him for the rigors of his first anthropological fieldwork in Northern Rhodesia. The life of an academic is seldom smooth and various universities in England and Australia augmented his scholastic duties with ample tests of his diplomatic and political skills. In pages crowded with the names of colleagues, friends, family and rivals, Barnes brings a social scientist's eye to bear on the disciplines of anthropology and sociology themselves.

An Anthropologist in Japan

Glimpses of Life in the Field
Author: Joy Hendry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134645228
Category: Social Science
Page: 184
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In this highly personal account Joy Hendry relates her experiences of fieldwork in a Japanese town and reveals a fascinating cross-section of Japanese life. She sets out on a study of politeness but a variety of unpredictable events including a volcanic eruption, a suicide and her son's involvement with the family of a poweful local gangster, begin to alter the direction of her research. The book demonstrates the role of chance in the acquisition of anthropological knowledge and demonstrates how moments of insight can be embedded in everyday activity. An Anthropologist in Japan illuminates the education system, religious beliefs, politics, the family and the neighbourhood in modern Japan.

ASEAN and Korea

Trends in Economic and Labour Relations
Author: Daljit Singh,Reza Y. Siregar
Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
ISBN: 9789813055940
Category: Political Science
Page: 219
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This volume looks at some of the issues arising from the growing interaction between Southeast Asia and Korea. Subjects examined include implications of expanding China-Korea economic relations and of Korea's economic and financial liberalization for Southeast Asia, labour-management problems in Korean firms in Southeast Asia, Southeast Asian workers in Korea, and the state of the Korean construction industry in Southeast Asia.

Saison in Mekka

Geschichte einer Pilgerfahrt
Author: Abdellah Hammoudi
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406557521
Category:
Page: 310
View: 1895
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Unrast


Author: Olga Tokarczuk
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783442741342
Category:
Page: 456
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Reif für die Insel

England für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene
Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641090571
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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Eine ebenso herzliche wie spöttische Liebeserklärung an England: unorthodox, scharfzüngig und hinreißend komisch Was ist das für ein Land, in dem so unaussprechliche Namen wie Llywyngwril auf den Ortsschildern stehen? Wo Kekse gereicht werden, die jedes Gebiss bedrohen? Von den Kalkfelsen Dovers bis ins raue schottische Thurso erkundet Bryson die eigentümliche Weit jenseits des Ärmelkanals und kommt zu dem Schluss: England muss man einfach lieben - ganz gleich, wie wunderlich es einem zuweilen erscheinen mag.

Anthropology News


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Anthropological linguistics
Page: N.A
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Bewildered Travel

The Sacred Quest for Confusion
Author: Frederick J. Ruf
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813934265
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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Why do we travel? Ostensibly an act of leisure, travel finds us thrusting ourselves into jets flying miles above the earth, only to endure dislocations of time and space, foods and languages foreign to our body and mind, and encounters with strangers on whom we must suddenly depend. Travel is not merely a break from routine; it is its antithesis, a voluntary trading in of the security one feels at home for unpredictability and confusion. In Bewildered Travel Frederick Ruf argues that this confusion, which we might think of simply as a necessary evil, is in fact the very thing we are seeking when we leave home. Ruf relates this quest for confusion to our religious behavior. Citing William James, who defined the religious as what enables us to "front life," Ruf contends that the search for bewilderment allows us to point our craft into the wind and sail headlong into the storm rather than flee from it. This view challenges the Eliadean tradition that stresses religious ritual as a shield against the world’s chaos. Ruf sees our departures from the familiar as a crucial component in a spiritual life, reminding us of the central role of pilgrimage in religion. In addition to his own revealing experiences as a traveler, Ruf presents the reader with the journeys of a large and diverse assortment of notable Americans, including Henry Miller, Paul Bowles, Mark Twain, Mary Oliver, and Walt Whitman. These accounts take us from the Middle East to the Philippines, India to Nicaragua, Mexico to Morocco--and, in one threatening instance, simply to the edge of the author’s own neighborhood. "What gives value to travel is fear," wrote Camus. This book illustrates the truth of that statement.

Das Ministerium für besondere Fälle

Roman
Author: Nathan Englander
Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag
ISBN: 3641187826
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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Buenos Aires um 1970: Kaddisch Poznan, Jude und Sohn einer Hure, hat es im Leben zu nichts Rechtem gebracht. Sein Sohn Pato verachtet ihn, und seine Frau Lillian verdient in einer Versicherungsagentur das Geld für die Familie. Eines Tages wird Kaddischs Sohn verhaftet, und binnen kürzester Zeit verliert sich Patos Spur in der anonymen Apparatur der argentinischen Militärdiktatur. Immer wieder werden Kaddisch und seine Frau im „Ministerium für besondere Fälle“ vorstellig, doch niemand fühlt sich zuständig, niemand will ihnen weiterhelfen ...

The Magi's Well


Author: Trisha O'Keefe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781635540734
Category: Fiction
Page: 324
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A thrilling story of romance and murder in the shifting sands of the Middle East

Mexiko


Author: John Noble
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 3829723539
Category:
Page: 1156
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American Cinematographer


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Das Glück kurz hinter Graceland

Roman
Author: Kim Wright
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 3843716064
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 2494
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Zwei Frauen, ein Weg, eine Antwort Cory Ainsworth schlägt sich nach dem Tod ihrer Mutter als Blues-Sängerin durch. Bis sie im alten Schuppen ihres Elternhauses ein Erinnerungsstück der Rock 'n' Roll-Geschichte entdeckt: den Blackhawk, das legendäre Auto von Elvis Presley. Für Cory ist das der langgesuchte Beweis: Elvis muss ihr biologischer Vater sein! Vor 37 Jahren war ihre Mutter Honey Backgroundsängerin beim King persönlich. Alles, was sie weiß, ist, dass Honey nach einem Jahr reumütig nach Hause zurückkehrte, um ihre Jugendliebe zu heiraten. Kurzerhand startet Cory das Auto und fährt dieselbe Route ab, die Honey damals genommen hat. Dabei erfährt sie nicht nur viel über ihre Mutter, sondern auch über Elvis, die 70er und ihren eigenen Platz in dieser Geschichte. Eine faszinierende Mutter-Tochter-Geschichte – bewegend und mitreißend wie ein Elvis-Song