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Blood And Kinship

Author : Christopher H. Johnson
ISBN : 9780857457509
Genre : History
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The word "blood" awakens ancient ideas, but we know little about its historical representation in Western cultures. Anthropologists have customarily studied how societies think about the bodily substances that unite them, and the contributors to this volume develop those questions in new directions. Taking a radically historical perspective that complements traditional cultural analyses, they demonstrate how blood and kinship have constantly been reconfigured in European culture. This volume challenges the idea that blood can be understood as a stable entity, and shows how concepts of blood and kinship moved in both parallel and divergent directions over the course of European history.

The Comparable Body Analogy And Metaphor In Ancient Mesopotamian Egyptian And Greco Roman Medicine

Author : John Z Wee
ISBN : 9789004356771
Genre : Medical
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The Comparable Body explores how analogy and metaphor illuminate and shape conceptions about the human body and disease, through 11 case studies from ancient Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Greco-Roman medicine.

Blood Will Out

Author : Janet Carsten
ISBN : 9781118656266
Genre : Social Science
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Unique in focus and international in scope, this book bringstogether 10 essays about the material, metaphorical, and symbolicimportance of blood. An interdisciplinary study that unites the work of notedhistorians and anthropologists Incorporates insights from recent work in symbolism, kinshipstudies, medical anthropology, the anthropology of religion, thesociological study of finance, and textual analysis Covers topics such as Medieval European conceptions of blood;blood and the brain; blood and the cultural study of finance; andblood types, identity, and association in twentieth-centuryAmerica


Author : Christina von Braun
ISBN : 9783841213938
Genre : History
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»Ein intellektueller Genuss.« DeutschlandRadio Kultur Patchwork, Homo-Ehe, In-vitro-Fertilisation – was die einen als Untergang des Abendlandes bezeichnen, ist für andere eine Öffnung unserer Konzepte von Liebe, Beziehung und Familie. Christina von Braun, eine der renommiertesten Kulturwissenschaftlerinnen des Landes, blickt weit in die Geschichte zurück, um zu erklären, wie sich unsere Vorstellungen von Verwandtschaft entwickelten. Ihr neues Grundlagenwerk wird unseren Blick auf die Gegenwart verändern. „Blut ist ein ganz besonderer Saft“, sagt Mephisto zu Faust, den er den Pakt mit seinem Blut unterschreiben lässt. Für die Kultur des Westens sind „Blutsbande“ auch die Basis von Verwandtschaft. Das gilt nicht für alle Kulturen. Christina von Braun zeigt in ihrem neuen Standardwerk, auf welchen Vorstellungen die Idee der Blutsverwandtschaft beruht und wie sich diese Vorstellungen im Zeitalter von Genetik und Reproduktionsmedizin verändern. Einerseits verfestigt sich die Idee einer langen Kette von Blutsverwandten. Auf der anderen Seite treten aber auch soziale und kulturelle Definitionen von Verwandtschaft in den Vordergrund: Vertrauen in und Verantwortung für einander ersetzen die Blutsbande. Christina von Brauns Kulturgeschichte der Verwandtschaft ist so materialreich wie erhellend.

The Oxford Handbook Of Roman Law And Society

Author : Clifford Ando
ISBN : 9780191044427
Genre : History
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The Handbook is intended to survey the landscape of contemporary research and chart principal directions of future inquiry. Its aim is to bring to bear upon Roman legal study the full range of intellectual resources of contemporary legal history, from comparison to popular constitutionalism, from international private law to law and society. This unique contribution of the volumesets it apart from others in the field. Furthermore, the volume brings the study of Roman law into closer alignment, and thus into dialogue, with historical, sociological, and anthropological research in law in other periods. The volume is therefore directed not simply to ancient historians and legal historians already focused on the ancient world, but to historians of all periods interested in law and its complex and multifaceted relationship to society.

The Ethics Of Everyday Life

Author : Michael Banner
ISBN : 9780191030772
Genre : Religion
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The moments in Christ's human life noted in the creeds (his conception, birth, suffering, death, and burial) are events which would likely appear in a syllabus for a course in social anthropology, for they are of special interest and concern in human life, and also sites of contention and controversy, where what it is to be human is discovered, constructed, and contested. In other words, these are the occasions for profound and continuing questioning regarding the meaning of human life, as controversies to do with IVF, abortion, euthanasia, and the use of bodies or body parts post mortem plainly indicate. Thus the following questions arise, how do the instances in Christ's life represent human life, and how do these representations relate to present day cultural norms, expectations, and newly emerging modes of relationship, themselves shaping and framing human life? How does the Christian imagination of human life, which dwells on and draws from the life of Christ, not only articulate its own, but also come into conversation with and engage other moral imaginaries of the human? Michael Banner argues that consideration of these questions requires study of moral theology, therefore, he reconceives its nature and tasks, and in particular, its engagement with social anthropology. Drawing from social anthropology and Christian thought and practice from many periods, and influenced especially by his engagement in public policy matters including as a member of the UK's Human Tissue Authority, Banner aims to develop the outlines of an everyday ethics, stretching from before the cradle to after the grave.

Journal Of Anthropological Research

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ISBN : UCSD:31822041182502
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Erz Hltes Recht

Author : Simon Teuscher
ISBN : 3593384949
Genre : Customary law
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Blood In History And Blood Histories

Author : Mariacarla Gadebusch Bondio
ISBN : UOM:39015064717633
Genre : Philosophy
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Die Architektur Des Hellenismus

Author : Hans Lauter
ISBN : UOM:39015013932192
Genre : Architecture, Hellenistic
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