The Anthropologist as Writer

Genres and Contexts in the Twenty-First Century
Author: Helena Wulff
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1785330195
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
View: 3500
Writing is crucial to anthropology, but which genres are anthropologists expected to master in the 21st century? This book explores how anthropological writing shapes the intellectual content of the discipline and academic careers. First, chapters identify the different writing genres and contexts anthropologists actually engage with. Second, this book argues for the usefulness and necessity of taking seriously the idea of writing as a craft and of writing across and within genres in new ways. Although academic writing is an anthropologist’s primary genre, they also write in many others, from drafting administrative texts and filing reports to composing ethnographically inspired journalism and fiction.

Rhythms of Writing

An Anthropology of Irish Literature
Author: Helena Wulff
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474244149
Category: Social Science
Page: 184
View: 2273
This is the first anthropological study of writers, writing and contemporary literary culture. Drawing on the flourishing literary scene in Ireland as the basis for her research, Helena Wulff explores the social world of contemporary Irish writers, examining fiction, novels, short stories as well as journalism. Discussing writers such as John Banville, Roddy Doyle, Colm Tóibín, Frank McCourt, Anne Enright, Deirdre Madden, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Colum McCann, David Park, and Joseph O ́Connor, Wulff reveals how the making of a writer's career is built on the 'rhythms of writing': long hours of writing in solitude alternate with public events such as book readings and media appearances. Destined to launch a new field of enquiry, Rhythms of Writing is essential reading for students and scholars in anthropology, literary studies, creative writing, cultural studies, and Irish studies.

The Best Travel Writing 2010

True Stories from Around the World
Author: James O'Reilly,Larry Habegger,Sean O'Reilly
Publisher: Travelers' Tales
ISBN: 1932361898
Category: Travel
Page: 352
View: 5718
The Best Travel Writing 2010 is the seventh volume in the annual Travelers' Tales series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing — from Nobel Prize winners to emerging new writers. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity and misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisine. In The Best Travel Writing 2010 readers will explore the mysteries of superstition in Cameroon, discover the meaning of life with an Irish carpenter on a long flight, take adopted children to Korea on a Homeland Tour, delve deep into a sacred Japanese pilgrimage, travel solo in Panama's forbidding Darien jungle, comprehend the nuances of bargaining in Senegal...and much more.

Travel and Ethics

Theory and Practice
Author: Corinne Fowler,Charles Forsdick,Ludmilla Kostova
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135019339
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 268
View: 8139
Despite the recent increase in scholarly activity regarding travel writing and the accompanying proliferation of publications relating to the form, its ethical dimensions have yet to be theorized with sufficient rigour. Drawing from the disciplines of anthropology, linguistics, literary studies and modern languages, the contributors in this volume apply themselves to a number of key theoretical questions pertaining to travel writing and ethics, ranging from travel-as-commoditization to encounters with minority languages under threat. Taken collectively, the essays assess key critical legacies from parallel disciplines to the debate so far, such as anthropological theory and postcolonial criticism. Also considered, and of equal significance, are the ethical implications of the form’s parallel genres of writing, such as ethnography and journalism. As some of the contributors argue, innovations in these genres have important implications for the act of theorizing travel writing itself and the mode and spirit in which it continues to be conducted. In the light of such innovations, how might ethical theory maintain its critical edge?

Race, Color, Identity

Rethinking Discourses about 'Jews' in the Twenty-First Century
Author: Efraim Sicher
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 0857458930
Category: Social Science
Page: 398
View: 3633
Advances in genetics are renewing controversies over inherited characteristics, and the discourse around science and technological innovations has taken on racial overtones, such as attributing inherited physiological traits to certain ethnic groups or using DNA testing to determine biological links with ethnic ancestry. This book contributes to the discussion by opening up previously locked concepts of the relation between the terms color, race, and "Jews", and by engaging with globalism, multiculturalism, hybridity, and diaspora. The contributors-leading scholars in anthropology, sociology, history, literature, and cultural studies-discuss how it is not merely a question of whether Jews are acknowledged to be interracial, but how to address academic and social discourses that continue to place Jews and others in a race/color category.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge
Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135963150
Category: Reference
Page: 2050
View: 2573
For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

Purity and Contamination in Late Victorian Detective Fiction

Author: Dr Christopher Pittard
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409478823
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 272
View: 5292
Concentrating on works by authors such as Fergus Hume, Arthur Conan Doyle, Grant Allen, L.T. Meade, and Marie Belloc Lowndes, Christopher Pittard explores the complex relation between the emergence of detective fictions in the 1880s and 1890s and the concept of purity. The centrality of material and moral purity as a theme of the genre, Pittard argues, both reflected and satirised a contemporary discourse of degeneration in which criminality was equated with dirt and disease and where national boundaries were guarded against the threat of the criminal foreigner. Situating his discussion within the ideologies underpinning George Newnes's Strand Magazine as well as a wide range of nonfiction texts, Pittard demonstrates that the genre was a response to the seductive and impure delights associated with sensation and gothic novels. Further, Pittard suggests that criticism of detective fiction has in turn become obsessed with the idea of purity, thus illustrating how a genre concerned with policing the impure itself became subject to the same fear of contamination. Contributing to the richness of Pittard's project are his discussions of the convergence of medical discourse and detective fiction in the 1890s, including the way social protest movements like the antivivisectionist campaigns and medical explorations of criminality raised questions related to moral purity.

The Routledge Dictionary of Anthropologists

Author: Gerald Gaillard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134585799
Category: Social Science
Page: 408
View: 7332
This detailed and comprehensive guide provides biographical information on the most influential and significant figures in world anthropology, from the birth of the discipline in the nineteenth century to the present day. Each of the fifteen chapters focuses on a national tradition or school of thought, outlining its central features and placing the anthropologists within their intellectual contexts. Fully indexed and cross-referenced, The Routledge Dictionary of Anthropologists will prove indispensable for students of anthropology.

Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Author: Alan Barnard,Jonathan Spencer,Professor of the Anthropology of South Asia Jonathan Spencer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135236410
Category: Reference
Page: 896
View: 3932
Written by leading scholars in the field, this comprehensive and readable resource gives anthropology students a unique guide to the ideas, arguments and history of the discipline. The fully revised and expanded second edition reflects major changes in anthropology in the past decade.

Revivalism and Cultural Change

Christianity, Nation Building, and the Market in the Nineteenth-Century United States
Author: George M. Thomas
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226795867
Category: History
Page: 250
View: 5652
The history of Christianity in America has been marked by recurring periods of religious revivals or awakenings. In this book, George M. Thomas addresses the economic and political context of evangelical revivalism and its historical linkages with economic expansion and Republicanism in the nineteenth century. Thomas argues that large-scale change results in social movements that articulate new organizations and definitions of individual, society, authority, and cosmos. Drawing on religious newspapers, party policies and agendas, and quantitative analyses of voting patterns and census data, he claims that revivalism in this period framed the rules and identities of the expanding market economy and the national policy. "Subtle and complex. . . . Fascinating."—Randolph Roth, Pennsylvania History "[Revivalism and Cultural Change] should be read with interest by those interested in religious movements as well as the connections among religion, economics, and politics."—Charles L. Harper, Contemporary Sociology "Readers old and new stand to gain much from Thomas's sophisticated study of the macrosociology of religion in the United States during the nineteenth century. . . . He has given the sociology of religion its best quantitative study of revivalism since the close of the 1970s."—Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion

The Aztecs

New Perspectives
Author: Dirk R. Van Tuerenhout
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 157607921X
Category: History
Page: 339
View: 5257
Shows how the Aztecs lived by describing their government, social customs, religion, and history.

An Anthropology of Architecture

Author: Victor Buchli
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0857853015
Category: Architecture
Page: 224
View: 6609
Ever since anthropology has existed as a discipline, anthropologists have thought about architectural forms. This book provides the first overview of how anthropologists have studied architecture and the extraordinarily rich thought and data this has produced. With a focus on domestic space - that intimate context in which anthropologists traditionally work - the book explains how anthropologists think about public and private boundaries, gender, sex and the body, the materiality of architectural forms and materials, building technologies and architectural representations. Each chapter uses a broad range of case studies from around the world to examine from within anthropology what architecture 'does' - how it makes people and shapes, sustains and unravels social relations. An Anthropology of Architecture is key reading for students of anthropology, material culture, geography, sociology, architectural theory, design and city planning.

Fiction Written Under Oath?

Essays in Philosophy and Educational Research
Author: David Bridges
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402037627
Category: Education
Page: 215
View: 3299
The essays bring to contemporary debates about educational research both a first hand familiarity with the practices and arguments of the educational research community and a clear grasp of the ways in which philosophical sources and analysis can inform them. They are both measured and passionate - sparked by an intense personal curiosity, which takes Bridges into unexpected resources and territory (such as the insights of museology into debates on educational research as narrative fiction) as well as more familiar material relating to, for example, issues about the assessment of quality of educational research and the concern for its relevance. The book makes an articulate case, by its own example as well as in its argument, for the continuing contribution of philosophical thinking to the development and critique of educational research. It will be essential reading for researchers already engaged in this development and for masters and doctoral students who are coming to terms with educational research, and it offers a contribution to the literature in philosophy of education which is richly grounded in the wider field of educational research.

Abstracts of the Annual Meeting -- American Anthropological Association

Author: American Anthropological Association
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780979909412
Category: Anthropology
Page: 604
View: 7481

Frontiers and borderlands

anthropological perspectives
Author: Michael Rösler
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
Category: Political Science
Page: 239
View: 4217
Studies of frontiers and borderlands become crucial to understanding the predicament of humankind as we enter the 21st century. Borders do not only divide. They also connect and serve as interfaces of multicultural contact. They provide insights into our

Exploring Education Through Phenomenology

Diverse Approaches
Author: Gloria Dall'Alba
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444322834
Category: Education
Page: 104
View: 7540
This book explores the resurgence of interest in phenomenology as aphilosophy and research movement among scholars in education, thehumanities and social sciences. Brings together a series of essays by an international team ofphilosophers and educationalists Juxtaposes diverse approaches to phenomenological inquiry andaddresses questions of significance for education today Demonstrates why phenomenology is a contemporary movement thatis both dynamic and varied Highlights ways in which phenomenology can inform a broad rangeof aspects of educational theorising and practice, includinglearning through the body, writing online, being an authenticteacher, ambiguities in becoming professionals, and schooltransition

Abstracts of the Annual Meeting

Author: American Anthropological Association
Publisher: N.A
Category: Anthropology
Page: N.A
View: 6952

Die Commitments

Author: Roddy Doyle
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783596153015
Page: 154
View: 6144

Mother of My Heart, Daughter of My Dreams

Kali and Uma in the Devotional Poetry of Bengal
Author: Rachel Fell McDermott
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198030711
Category: Religion
Page: 464
View: 4194
This book chronicles the rise of goddess worship in the region of Bengal from the middle of the eighteenth century to the present. Focusing on the goddesses Kali and Uma, McDermott examines lyrical poems written by devotees from Ramprasad Sen (ca. 1718-1775) to Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899-1976).

Formationen des Politischen

Anthropologie politischer Felder
Author: Jens Adam,Asta Vonderau
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839422639
Category: Political Science
Page: 392
View: 518
»Alternativlos« ist zu einem Schlagwort in gegenwärtigen politischen Debatten geworden. Der Begriff steht für einen Politikstil, der neoliberale Regierungslogiken mit zunehmend autoritären Argumentationsfiguren verknüpft. Die in diesem Buch versammelten Beiträge bieten eine alternative Perspektive auf aktuelle politische Prozesse und Machtfelder - etwa durch den Fokus auf »Policies« als wirkmächtige Organisationsformen (spät-)moderner Gesellschaften, durch die ethnographische Verfolgung der lokalen, nationalen und transnationalen Effekte von politischen Entscheidungen oder durch das Aufspüren neuartiger (Macht-)Formationen aus Individuen, Institutionen, Ressourcen und Wissensbeständen.