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The Anthropology Of China

Author : Charlotte Bruckermann
ISBN : 9781783269853
Genre : History
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Putting China into the context of general anthropology offers novel insights into its history, culture and society. Studies in the anthropology of China need to look outwards, to other anthropological areas, while at the same time, anthropologists specialised elsewhere cannot afford to ignore contributions from China. This book introduces a number of key themes and in each case describes how the anthropology and ethnography of China relates to the surrounding theories and issues. The themes chosen include the anthropology of intimacy, of morality, of food and of feasting, as well as the anthropology of civilisation, modernity and the state. The Anthropology of China covers both long historical perspectives and ethnographies of the twenty-first century. For the first time, ethnographic perspectives on China are contextualised in comparison with general anthropological debates. Readers are invited to engage in and rethink China's place within the wider world, making it perfect for professional researchers and teachers of anthropology and Chinese history and society, and for advanced undergraduate and graduate study.

The Anthropology Of China

Author : Stephan Feuchtwang
ISBN : 1783269839
Genre : Anthropology
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Introduction -- Anthropology of China : history, regionalism and comparison -- Kinship as ideology and as corporation -- Relatedness and gender -- Love, emotion and sentiment -- The exchange of money, gifts and favours -- The localization and globalization of food -- Nature, environment and activism -- Ritual and belief -- Hospitality -- The stranger king and the outside of an imperial civilisation -- The anthropology of the modern state in China -- Conclusion

Neo Socialist Property Rights

Author : Cheuk-Yuet Ho
ISBN : 9781498506847
Genre : Social Science
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Neo-Socialist Property Rights studies urban dwellers’ desire for housing ownership and how their acquiring and defending of property rights reshape the state-property-family relationality in neo-socialist China. This book links property rights practice to the broader human rights discourse as both a working hypothesis and a historical question.

Ordnungen Im Wandel

Author : Friedrich Arndt
ISBN : 9783839407837
Genre : Political Science
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Ordnung muss sein! So lässt sich das zentrale Strukturprinzip der Moderne zusammenfassen. Heutige soziale, politische, wirtschaftliche und rechtliche Ordnungen erscheinen dagegen immer weniger eindeutig. Ziel dieses Bandes ist es, den Blick transdisziplinär für alternative Konzeptionen von Wirklichkeit zu öffnen. Dabei wird gefragt: Welche Ordnungen institutionalisieren sich jenseits von Demokratie, Nation und Staat? Inwiefern bestehen Ordnungen nebeneinander fort und überlagern sich in Zeit und Raum? Die Beiträge eröffnen eine Debatte, die moderne Paradigmen hinterfragt und die Eindimensionalität und Statik traditioneller sozialwissenschaftlicher Konzepte herausfordert.

A Companion To The Anthropology Of Education

Author : Bradley A. Levinson
ISBN : 9781119111665
Genre : Social Science
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A Companion to the Anthropology of Education presents a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the field, exploring the social and cultural dimension of educational processes in both formal and nonformal settings. Explores theoretical and applied approaches to cultural practice in a diverse range of educational settings around the world, in both formal and non-formal contexts Includes contributions by leading educational anthropologists Integrates work from and on many different national systems of scholarship, including China, the United States, Africa, the Middle East, Colombia, Mexico, India, the United Kingdom, and Denmark Examines the consequences of history, cultural diversity, language policies, governmental mandates, inequality, and literacy for everyday educational processes

Consumers And Individuals In China

Author : Michael B. Griffiths
ISBN : 9780415535724
Genre : Business & Economics
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Breaking new ground in the study of Chinese urban society, this book applies critical discourse analysis to ethnographic data gathered in Anshan, a third-tier city and market in northeast China. The book confronts the – still widespread – notion that Chinese consumers are not "real" individuals, and in doing so represents an ambitious attempt to give a new twist to the structure versus agency debates in social theory. To this end, Michael B. Griffiths shows how claims to virtues such as authenticity, knowledge, civility, sociable character, moral proprietary and self-cultivation emerge from and give shape to social interaction. Data material for this path-breaking analysis is drawn from informants as diverse as consumerist youths, dissident intellectuals, enterprising farmers, retired Party cadres, the rural migrant staff of an inner-city restaurant, the urban families dependent on a machine-repair workshop, and a range of white-collar professionals. Consumers and Individuals in China: Standing out, fitting in, will appeal to sociologists, anthropologists, and cultural studies scholars, China Studies generalists, and professionals working at the intersection of culture and business in China. The vivid descriptions of living and doing fieldwork in China also mean that those travelling there will find the book stimulating and useful

Handbuch Der Ethnographie

Author : Marcel Mauss
ISBN : 3770540131
Genre : Ethnology
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Care Sorge

Author : Tatjana Thelen
ISBN : 9783839425626
Genre : Social Science
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»Care« ist in den letzten Jahren zunehmend in den Mittelpunkt öffentlicher Diskussionen gerückt. Vor dem Hintergrund der deutschen Wiedervereinigung führt Tatjana Thelen dieses zentrale Thema mit der Konstruktion, Reproduktion und Auflösung bedeutsamer Bindungen zusammen - einem Schlüsselproblem sozialwissenschaftlicher Theoriebildung. Das legt den Grundstein für eine innovative Theorie von Care/Sorge und eröffnet neue Blicke auf Prozesse der Gemeinschaftsbildung. Die Studie verbindet Perspektiven der Sozialanthropologie, Europäischen Ethnologie und Soziologie, bietet jedoch auch wichtige Einsichten für die Praxis in Pflege und Betreuung.

Flexible Staatsb Rgerschaften

Author : Aihwa Ong
ISBN : 3518416790
Genre : Chinese
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The Rise Of Anthropological Theory

Author : Marvin Harris
ISBN : 0759101337
Genre : Social Science
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The best known, most often cited history of anthropological theory is finally available in paperback! First published in 1968, Harris's book has been cited in over 1,000 works and is one of the key documents explaining cultural materialism, the theory associated with Harris's work. This updated edition included the complete 1968 text plus a new introduction by Maxine Margolis, which discusses the impact of the book and highlights some of the major trends in anthropological theory since its original publication. RAT, as it is affectionately known to three decades of graduate students, comprehensively traces the history of anthropology and anthropological theory, culminating in a strong argument for the use of a scientific, behaviorally-based, etic approach to the understanding of human culture known as cultural materialism. Despite its popularity and influence on anthropological thinking, RAT has never been available in paperback_until now. It is an essential volume for the library of all anthropologists, their graduate students, and other theorists in the social sciences.

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