Social Sciences  /  Anthropology & Sociology
Society and the City Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9788869772580
Pub Date: 29 Feb 2020
Series: Sociology
Description:
Is there a connection between the increasingly widespread concept of Social Innovation (SI) and the success of today’s model of capitalist regulation? According to most studies focusing on SI, the existing relation is restorative in nature: SI intervenes to fix some negative effects brought about by the neoliberal regime. This volume is based on a different assumption, namely that SI is a dispositif inscribed in neoliberal govern mentality, functional in supporting the new production forms of cognitive capitalism.
Ecology of a Tool Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781789253863
Pub Date: 25 Feb 2020
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Archéo Logiques
Illustrations: b/w and colour
Description:
New Guinea, and especially Papua New Guinea, is the last country in the world where ethnologists were able to closely observe, film and photograph the whole manufacturing chaînes opératoires of polished stone felling tools, from quarry extraction to finished tool use. Research on the polished blades of PNG has evolved over the years, following changing philosophies and research agendas. While it is clear that an exceptional sum of information has been gathered, it remains centered on that small part of the Highlands where conditions for field research were more pleasant than elsewhere.
Autodidactic Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781585714254
Pub Date: 18 Feb 2020
Illustrations: 2 b&w photos
Description:
The idea that America is a literate country is a misconception. There are more than thirty million adults in the United States today who cannot read, and spectator mentality and an obsession with instant gratification prevent many from retaining a true commitment to literacy. The issue persists despite a wealth of dedicated teachers across the country.
3.11 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9788869772207
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2020
Series: Hasekura League Intercultural Studies Editions
Description:
The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of March 11, 2011 was a complex event. It was a disaster of multiple dimensions, unleashing the linked forces of seismic shock, tsunami, and nuclear radiation. This confluence left a varied array of damage in its wake.
Heart of Violence Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9781925984057
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2020
Imprint: Australian Scholarly Publishing
Description:
Violence is the plague of our civilization. It threatens us daily through its many tentacles: domestic violence, criminal violence, sexual abuse, terrorism, state violence, revolution, war, and genocide. The recently evolved discipline of traumatology has amply described commonalities in the consequences of violence.
Voices of African Immigrants in Kentucky Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9780813178608
Pub Date: 20 Jan 2020
Series: Kentucky Remembered: An Oral History Series
Illustrations: 19 b&w photos, 1 map
Description:
Following historical and theoretical overview of African immigration, the heart of this book is based on oral history interviews with forty-seven of the more than twenty-two thousand Africa-born immigrants in Kentucky. From a former ambassador from Gambia, a pharmacist from South Africa, a restaurant owner from Guinea, to a certified nursing assistant from the Democratic Republic of Congo -- every immigrant has a unique and complex story of their life experiences and the decisions that led them to emigrate to the United States. The compelling narratives reveal why and how the immigrants came to the Bluegrass state -- whether it was coming voluntarily as a student or forced because of war -- and how they connect with and contribute to their home countries as well as to the US.
The Native Greenlander Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780996748087
Pub Date: 15 Jan 2020
Imprint: International Polar Institute
Illustrations: 11
Description:
This volume of folk tales collected by Heinrich Rink, by native Greenlanders, is the translation of the first book printed in Greenland. Rink began his career as an administrator based at the Moravian mission at Godthaab, on the southwest coast of Greenland. He used the press to produce both official notices and literary works.
Megalithic Monuments and Social Structures Cover Megalithic Monuments and Social Structures Cover
Format: 
Pages: 450
ISBN: 9789088907876
Pub Date: 07 Nov 2019
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Scales of Transformation
Illustrations: 246fc/114bw
Pages: 450
ISBN: 9789088907869
Pub Date: 07 Nov 2019
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Scales of Transformation
Illustrations: 246fc/114bw
Description:
Megalith building constitutes not only a past, but also a recent phenomenon, which is still practised today. The documentation and interpretation of recent megalith building traditions is offering potential aid in the interpretation of prehistoric monuments. Fieldwork in Sumba and Nagaland set up a frame to answer questions such as: Who is buried in the megalithic tombs and what kind of commemoration is connected to megalithic monuments?
Solidarity Bodies Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9788869772290
Pub Date: 31 Oct 2019
Series: Sociology
Description:
This book aims to investigate the phenomenon of volunteering as a workfare event, as a synchronous rewriting of territorial policy and advocacy, according to the principles of risk and border. The two terms, as a solid sociological category, shed light on the material and semantic shift of European welfare. Beyond its contents, this book represents an important research experience of a complex European-wide survey network on the phenomenon of volunteering and a best practice of collaboration and cultural exchange between university researchers and men and women that work in the fi eld of social policies concretely and every day.
This is not a Grass Skirt Cover This is not a Grass Skirt Cover
Format: 
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9789088908132
Pub Date: 24 Oct 2019
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 68fc/24bw
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9789088908125
Pub Date: 24 Oct 2019
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 68fc/24bw
Description:
The Pacific ‘grass skirt’ has provoked debates about the demeaning and sexualised depiction of Pacific bodies. While these stereotypical portrayals associated with ‘nakedness’ are challenged in this book, the complex uses and meanings of the garments themselves are examined, including their link to other body adornments and modifications. In nineteenth-century Fiji, beautiful fibre skirts (liku) in a great variety of shapes and colours were lifetime companions for women.
Matters of Belonging Cover Matters of Belonging Cover
Format: 
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9789088907784
Pub Date: 10 Oct 2019
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 25fc/16bw
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9789088907777
Pub Date: 10 Oct 2019
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 25fc/16bw
Description:
Matters of Belonging foregrounds critical practices within ethnographic museums in relation to their diverse stakeholders, with a special focus on collaboration with artists and differently constituted, self-identified communities. The book emerges from the EU-funded project SWICH (Sharing a World of Inclusion, Creativity and Heritage) that places ethnographic museums at the centre of ongoing debates about Europe’s shifting polity and questions around heritage, citizenship and belonging. Addressing diverse political climates and citizenship regimes, legal frameworks and colonial/migratory histories, the articles seek to question the role of ethnographic and world cultures museums within contemporary negotiations of how to define Europe, Europeans, and European heritage, especially mindful of the region’s colonial and migratory pasts.
Paint it, Black Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 356
ISBN: 9789492940070
Pub Date: 18 Sep 2019
Imprint: Blikvelduitgevers Publishers
Illustrations: full colour images
Description:
Paint it, Black covers the remarkable history of kohl containers from the Early Bronze Age to the present day, including ancient Egypt, ancient Persia, the culture of the Early Islamic Period and the present-day cultures of North Africa and West Asia. For thousands of years, people from all over the world have used body paint and kohl, a black powdery substance, has been universally used by both men and women throughout history. The book also incorporates a catalogue of a unique collection of kohl containers kept in the Wearable Heritage collection.
Caporalato Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9788869772191
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2019
Series: Sociology
Description:
The essay investigates the effects produced by criminal networks involved in the production and harvest of agricultural products. Focused on the analysis of caporalato , it explores the enslavement of immigrant agricultural labourers and territorial segregation practices. Moreover, it deals with the topic of the agromafi as’ role and discusses matters related to the deregulation of the agricultural market, as well as the general crisis of the agroindustries.
The Mediterranean as a Source of Cultural Criticism Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 100
ISBN: 9788869771361
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2019
Series: Anthropology
Illustrations: 3
Description:
The essays contained in this volume explore the historical trajectories along which the Mediterranean has been conceptualized as a cultural, religious and economical resource and how these various aspects are intertwined. While staying clear of a merely “imagological” or “representational” point of view, the authors consider the interplay between culturally shaped attributions (for example the longstanding desire for a Mediterranean “Otherness” as expressed in German literature), their testing in empirical encounters, and the effect these encounters produce on both sides. Although focused particularly on 19th and 20th century culture, this volume offers a timely contribution to conceptualising the challenges of the 21st century.
Legacy Cities Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780822945635
Pub Date: 28 May 2019
Illustrations: 22 line art
Description:
Legacy cities, also commonly referred to as shrinking, or post-industrial cities, are places that have experienced sustained population loss and economic contraction. In the United States, legacy cities are those that are largely within the Rust Belt that thrived during the first half of the 20th century. In the second half of the century, these cities declined in economic power and population leaving a legacy of housing stock, warehouse districts, and infrastructure that is ripe for revitalization.
Open Invitation, The Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780822965749
Pub Date: 28 May 2019
Series: Illuminations
Illustrations: 28 b&w interspersed
Description:
The Open Invitation explores the relationship between prefigurative politics and activist video. Schiwy analyzes activist videos from the 2006 uprising in Oaxaca, the Zapatista’s Other Campaign, as well as collaborative and community video from the Yucatán. Schiwy argues that transnational activist videos and community videos in indigenous languages reveal collaborations and that their political impact cannot be grasped through the concept of the public sphere.