Social Sciences  /  Anthropology & Sociology
Kentucky, Y'all Cover Kentucky, Y'all Cover
Format: 
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781985900721
Pub Date: 10 Sep 2024
Illustrations: 32 b&w illustrations
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781985900738
Pub Date: 10 Sep 2024
Illustrations: 32 b&w illustrations
Description:
When people think of Kentucky, three things usually come to mind: bourbon, Colonel Sanders's secret chicken recipe, and the glamorous Kentucky Derby. Add college basketball to that list, and you have yourself a superfecta. Looking beyond these time-honored traditions, however, visitors will find in Kentucky a diverse patchwork of faces and places, each as unique as the state's geography.
Wembley Speaks Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 406
ISBN: 9781915023223
Pub Date: 05 Sep 2024
Imprint: EnvelopeBooks
Description:
Wembley Speaks is a new type of grassroots sociology. Based entirely on postings on Nextdoor, the hyper-local community app, over the course of one calendar year, the book offers a twenty-first-century equivalent of Henry Mathew’s groundbreaking study, London Labour and the London Poor (1851). For the first time in print, the reader is able to gain a fascinating insight into what matters to people, what triggers their attitudes and emotions, how they engage with each other, how they support and challenge each other, how they use language, what they find funny and even how they think.
Conflict Resolution in the Nordic World Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 108
ISBN: 9788775970049
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Series: The Nordic World
Description:
This book examines the model developed in the Nordic countries for handling labor market relations between employers and employees - a model that has secured flexible and well-functioning labor market relations with comparatively high remuneration in case of sickness or unemployment. Consensual - and comparatively efficient - policies have likewise been pursued in agricultural and industrial policies, in environmental policies, and in many policies related to public services. The preconditions for these policies are strong civil societies, i.
Democratization in the Nordic World Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 114
ISBN: 9788775972098
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Series: The Nordic World
Description:
The Scandinavian countries (Denmark, Norway, and Sweden) enjoy some of the happiest populations and highest standards of living in the world, thanks in part to stable, democratic systems of government. Here, David Delfs Erbo Andersen presents a syncretic history of political and socioeconomic developments in the three Scandinavian countries since the early modern period, and contrasts their peaceful transitions with the more dramatic histories of otherwise similar European countries, like France and Germany. Unlike these and many other countries—the United States among them—Scandinavia’s transition to democracy from monarchy was not marked by major violent upheavals or extreme political antagonism.
Social Trust in the Nordic World Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9788772195926
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Series: The Nordic World
Illustrations: 15 Colour illustrations
Description:
Study after study has shown that Scandinavia is the most trusting region in the world. Danes in particular trust other people and organizations—including strangers, businesses, governments, law enforcement, and media—more than the citizens of any other country. And countries with deep pools of social trust are populated by individuals who cooperate with each other in ways that allow public and private institutions to function more efficiently and cheaply.
The Old Man Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 364
ISBN: 9788772191263
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Description:
Old men - and especially old men living alone - remain an understudied group in the gerontological literature. The old man does, however, constitute a large part of the considerable demographic development, and old men living alone make up a rapidly increasing proportion of the elderly. This book is an anthology of different perspectives on the old man: What is it like to become an old man?
Death and Display Cover Death and Display Cover
Format: 
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9789464262131
Pub Date: 30 Apr 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 170fc / 40bw
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9789464262124
Pub Date: 30 Apr 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 170fc / 40bw
Description:
During funerals of nobles in the Kuba kingdom (Democratic Republic of Congo), visitors used to theatrically offer so-called bongotols to the deceased and the mourning family. These highly appreciated valuables were either positioned under the corpse to support it or displayed on top of it.In addition to their religious meaning they displayed the status and wealth of both givers and takers.
Deviant Hollers Cover Deviant Hollers Cover
Format: 
Pages: 246
ISBN: 9780813199306
Pub Date: 20 Mar 2024
Series: Appalachian Futures: Black, Native, and Queer Voices
Illustrations: 1 b&w illustration
Pages: 246
ISBN: 9780813199337
Pub Date: 20 Mar 2024
Series: Appalachian Futures: Black, Native, and Queer Voices
Illustrations: 1 b&w illustration
Description:
Deviant Hollers: Queering Appalachian Ecologies for a Sustainable Future uses the lens of queer ecologies to explore environmental destruction in Appalachia while mapping out alternative futures that follow from critical queer perspectives on the United States' exploitation of the land. With essays by Lis Regula, Jessica Cory, Chet Pancake, Tijah Bumgarner, MJ Eckhouse, and other essential thinkers, this collection brings to light both emergent and long-standing marginalized perspectives that give renewed energy to the struggle for a sustainable future. A new and valuable contribution to the field of Appalachian studies, rural queer studies, Indigenous studies, and ethnographic studies of the United States, Deviant Hollers presents a much-needed objection to the status quo of academic work, as well as to the American exceptionalism and white supremacy pervading US politics and the broader geopolitical climate.
Power and Place Cover Power and Place Cover
Format: 
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780813197739
Pub Date: 20 Mar 2024
Series: Place Matters: New Directions in Appalachian Studies
Illustrations: 1 b&w illustration
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780813198224
Pub Date: 20 Mar 2024
Series: Place Matters: New Directions in Appalachian Studies
Illustrations: 1 b&w illustration
Description:
Rural life and culture hold a practical and symbolic importance in American society. A central tenet to the survival of our cherished values—and of ourselves as a species—is the stewardship of cultural diversity and the places that foster it, like rural America. These may be the places that teach us to use land to make a living and to make a life, to forge and carry on our identities, and to feel history.
Dervishes along the Silk Roads: Between Past and Present Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9788869774270
Pub Date: 29 Feb 2024
Series: Anthropology
Description:
This book highlights aspects of the spiritual culture within Islam that flourished along the 'Silk Roads' – the term coined by Ferdinand von Richthofen in 1877 to describe the web of caravan routes that connected China, South and Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe. The movement of goods and of people was accompanied by the circulation of ideas, bringing about a vivid exchange in the cultural sphere – sufism, or tasawwuf, was one such idea. Focusing on this theme, these conference proceedings draw attention to the multiple dimensions embraced by tasawwuf, both in its temporal (i.
Unorganized Women Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780822947554
Pub Date: 06 Feb 2024
Series: Composition, Literacy, and Culture
Description:
Across a range of industrial, domestic, and agricultural sites, Greer shows how repetitive discursive performances served as rhetorical tools as women workers sought to rescript power relations in their workplaces and to resist narratives about their laboring lives. The case studies reveal noteworthy patterns in how these women’s words helped to construct the complex web of class relations in which they were enmeshed. Rather than a teleological narrative of economic empowerment over the course of a century, Unorganized Women speaks to the enduring obstacles low- and no-wage women face, their creativity and resilience in the face of adversity, and the challenges that impede the creation of meaningful coalitions.
African Dolls Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9789492940162
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2024
Imprint: Blikvelduitgevers Publishers
Series: The Private Collection Series
Illustrations: full colour images
Description:
This private collection of African dolls, sometimes spontaneously decorated with beadwork, are witnesses of people's hopes and beliefs. The book is richly illustrated with overviews and detailed photographs of the objects and, apart from a description of their history, also gives the reader a personal account of collecting these dolls single-handedly over a period of 45 years.
Hemispheric Blackness Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9780822947226
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2024
Series: Pitt Latin American Series
Description:
Hemispheric Blackness and the Exigencies of Accountability examines the way Afrodescendant and Black communities use the land on which they live, the rule of law, and their bodies to assert their historical, ontological, and physical presence across South, Central, and North America. Their demand for the recognition of ancestral lands, responsive policies, and human rights sheds new light on their permanent yet tenuous presence throughout the region. The authors argue that by deploying a discourse of transcontinental historical continuity, Black communities assert their presence in local, national, and international political spheres.
Journal of the Himalayan Institute of Cultural Heritage Studies Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9789492940186
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2024
Imprint: Blikvelduitgevers Publishers
Series: Journal of the Himalayan Institute of Cultural and Heritage Studies
Illustrations: full colour images
Description:
The Journal of the Himalayan Institute of Cultural and Heritage Studies is an endeavor to include research oriented articles on the Himalayas from different sections of academia which includes and is not limited to archaeology, anthropology, history, art history, geology, sociology, art, music, theatre and law.
Making the Frontier Man Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780822947875
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2024
Description:
For western colonists in the early American backcountry, disputes often ended in bloodshed and death. Making the Frontier Man examines early life and the origins of lawless behavior in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio from 1750 to 1815. It provides a key to understanding why the trans-Appalachian West was prone to violent struggles, especially between white men.
Wearables 01 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9789492940179
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2024
Imprint: Blikvelduitgevers Publishers
Series: Wearables
Illustrations: full colour images
Description:
Wearables is an annual magazine edition, attractively illustrated, bringing together a variety of ethnographic topics on costume and jewellery traditions, placed in their cultural setting.