Social Sciences  /  Anthropology & Sociology
Some Friends Came to See Us' Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 90
ISBN: 9780861592067
Pub Date: 30 Sep 2016
Series: British Museum Research Publications
Illustrations: 100
Description:
Walter Edward Guinness (1880–1944), the first Lord Moyne, was an Anglo-Irish politician, businessman and explorer. Travelling across the globe in his private yacht in search for ethnographic material, Lord Moyne visited South Papua three times in 1929, 1935 and 1936. Unlike previous explorers of New Guinea, Lord Moyne and his group travelled along the rivers much further inland, and were able to make sustained contact with several groups of villages, engaging in performances and bartering for a range of objects that included shields and other carvings.
Sensitive Objects Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 285
ISBN: 9789187675669
Pub Date: 01 Aug 2016
Description:
Some objects stand out as personal and important to us. A packed suitcase, an inherited vase, the remains from a humanitarian aid package - things can induce affects. In this book the authors focus on material culture and on practice - on what affect does.
Madam Belle Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9780813168449
Pub Date: 13 Jul 2016
Series: Topics in Kentucky History
Illustrations: 39 b&w photos
Description:
Belle Brezing made a major career move when she stepped off the streets of Lexington, Kentucky, and into Jennie Hill's bawdy house -- an upscale brothel run out of a former residence of Mary Todd Lincoln. At nineteen, Brezing was already infamous as a youth steeped in death, sex, drugs, and scandal. But it was in Miss Hill's "respectable" establishment that she began to acquire the skills, manners, and business contacts that allowed her to ascend to power and influence as an internationally known madam.
Separate Humans Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 90
ISBN: 9788869770395
Pub Date: 01 Jun 2016
Description:
This book is a theoretical essay that lays a few foundations on which to build an anthropology directly focusing on human units. In the first chapter, the author will attempt to show that the evolutionary specificity of humans constitutes an argument in favour of this perspective. The consciousness of existing in time and nuanced modalities of presence call for a detailed observation of humans.
My Brother Slaves Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 238
ISBN: 9780813166940
Pub Date: 20 May 2016
Series: New Directions in Southern History
Illustrations: 15 b&w photos
Description:
Trapped in a world of brutal physical punishment and unremitting, back-breaking labor, Frederick Douglass mused that it was the friendships he shared with other enslaved men that carried him through his darkest days.In this pioneering study, Sergio A. Lussana offers the first in-depth investigation of the social dynamics between enslaved men and examines how individuals living under the conditions of bondage negotiated masculine identities.
Fighting Fibres Cover Fighting Fibres Cover
Format: 
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9789088905667
Pub Date: 26 Apr 2016
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Pacific Presences
Illustrations: 260fc / 25bw
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9789088905650
Pub Date: 30 Apr 2018
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Pacific Presences
Illustrations: 260fc / 25bw
Description:
This book brings together artists, curators, researchers and conservators to consider the significance of coconut fibre armour from the islands of Kiribati. Taking as its focus the armour found in museum collections, it investigates the historical context that led to these unique artefacts leaving the Pacific and entering the orbit of British collectors and institutions, as well the legacies of those practices in the present. As well as exploring the historical milieux surrounding its collection, the book includes essays from expert conservators that discuss the challenges of caring for coconut fibre armour.
The Archaeology of Darkness Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781785701917
Pub Date: 31 Mar 2016
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Description:
Through time people have lived with darkness. Archaeology shows us that over the whole human journey people have sought out dark places, for burials, for votive deposition and sometimes for retreat or religious ritual away from the wider community. Thirteen papers explore Palaeolithic use of deep caves in Europe and the orientation of mortuary monuments in the Neolithic and Bronze Age.
Indian Detours Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 230
ISBN: 9789088903366
Pub Date: 14 Mar 2016
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Mededelingen van het Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde
Illustrations: ca. 33bw / 28 fc
Description:
With tourism becoming the largest single sector of the global economy it cannot but impact traditional societies in many ways, both detrimental and beneficial. Nowhere is the history of the tourist encounter between Native peoples and Euro-Americans as long and as intensive as in North America. From the 1870s transcontinental railroads and shipping routes along the Pacific coast opened up the North American West for travelers, wishing to get to know the spectacular country and its Native peoples.
Reconsidering Religion, Law & Democracy Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9789188168238
Pub Date: 03 Feb 2016
Description:
How are Western, mostly secular, societies handling religion in its increasingly pluralistic and complex forms? Here, the authors study the interaction and negotiations between religious organizations and religious citizens on the one hand, and the state, the judicial system, the media, and secular citizens on the other. Religion has become more and more visible in contemporary society and is, more often than before, recognised as a public matter and not merely a private issue.
Malaita Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780861592012
Pub Date: 18 Jan 2016
Description:
Malaita traces the history and culture of a Pacific island from the 19th to 21st centuries through over 600 images drawn from the archives of the British Museum and public and private photographic collections around the world. This book explores Malaita as it was represented to the wider world through photographs, artefacts, maps and drawings over a period of 150 years. Malaitans have been portrayed as exotic natives and migrant workers, as Christian converts and colonial subjects, and as ordinary people leading a distinctive way of life in a rapidly changing society.
Being in the World Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780813166292
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2015
Description:
It is commonly agreed that we live in an age of globalization, but the profound consequences of this development are rarely understood. Usually, globalization is equated with the expansion of economic and financial markets and the proliferation of global networks of communication. In truth, much more is at stake: Traditional concepts of individual and national identity as well as perceived relationships between the self and others are undergoing profound change.
Integral Pluralism Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780813166339
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2015
Illustrations: None
Description:
In addition to war, terrorism, and unchecked military violence, modernity is also subject to less visible but no less venomous conflicts. Global in nature, these "culture wars" exacerbate the tensions between tradition and innovation, virtue and freedom. Internationally acclaimed scholar Fred Dallmayr charts a course beyond these persistent but curable dichotomies in Integral Pluralism: Beyond Culture Wars.
Social Transformations in Scandinavian Cities Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9789187675737
Pub Date: 13 Nov 2015
Description:
Scandinavian countries are generally associated with extensive public services and low levels of poverty. However, reality has changed dramatically over the last three decades, and Scandinavia's cities now share many of the problems and challenges familiar from other Western cities. How do the welfare states handle these global societal transformations?
A Very Seductive Body Politic Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 118
ISBN: 9788857526683
Pub Date: 31 Jul 2015
Series: Italian Frame
Description:
This volume maps the multilayered narratives created in cinema on and around Silvio Berlusconi as a means of exploring the age of Berlusconismo. The analysis crosses chronological and generic boundaries, stretching back to the comedy Italian style, which foreshadows the symbolic meanings incarnated by Berlusconi before he actually entered the public stage. The book delineates a comprehensive cinematic corpus and focuses on a selection of narrative and documentary films, from the proto-Berlusconi everyman of La più bella serata della mia vita (The Most Wonderful Evening of My Life, 1972) by Ettore Scola, to the Berlusconi pretext for political self-reflection of Arance e martello (Oranges and Hammer, 2014) by Diego Bianchi.
Children, Spaces and Identity Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781782979357
Pub Date: 31 Jul 2015
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Childhood in the Past Monograph
Illustrations: b/w illustrations
Description:
How do children construct, negotiate and organize space? The study of social space in any human group is fraught with limitations, and to these we must add the further limits involved in the study of childhood. Here specialists from archaeology, history, literature, architecture, didactics, museology and anthropology build a body of theoretical and methodological approaches about how space is articulated and organised around children and how this disposition affects the creation and maintenance of social identities.
The Archaeology of Cremation Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781782978480
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2015
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Studies in Funerary Archaeology
Illustrations: b/w and colour illustrations
Description:
Human societies have disposed of their dead in a variety of ways. However, while considerable attention has been paid to bodies that were buried, comparatively little work has been devoted to understanding the nature of cremated remains, despite their visibility through time. It has been argued that this is the result of decades of misunderstanding regarding the potential information that this material holds, combined with properties that make burned bone inherently difficult to analyse.