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Knowledge And Passion

Author : Michelle Zimbalist Rosaldo
ISBN : 0521295629
Genre : Social Science
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Michelle Rosaldo presents an ethnographic interpretation of the life of the Ilongots, a group of some 3,500 hunters and horticulturists in Northern Luzon, Philippines. Her study focuces on headhunting, a practice that remained active among the Ilongots until at least 1972. Indigenous notions of 'knowledge' and 'passion' are crucial to the Ilongots' perceptions of their own social practices of headhunting, oratory, marriage, and the organization of subsistence labour. In explaining the significance of these key ideas, Professor Rosaldo examines what she considers to be the most important dimensions of Ilongot social relationships: the contrasts between men and women and between accomplished married men and bachelor youths. By defining 'knowledge' and 'passion' in the context of their social and affective significance, the author demonstrates the place of headhunting in historical and political processes, and shows the relation between headhunting and indigenous concepts of curing, reproduction, and health. Theoretically oriented toward interpretive of symbolic ethnography, this book clarifies some of the ways in which the study of a language - both vocabulary and patterns of usage - is a study of a culture; the process of translation is presented as a method of cultural interpretation. Professor Rosaldo argues that an appreciation of the Ilongots' specific notions of 'the self' and the emotional concepts associated with headhunting can illuminate central aspects of the group's social life.

Gender And Jewelry

Author : Rebecca Ross Russell
ISBN : 9781452882536
Genre : Social Science
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Jewelry responds to our most primitive urges, for control, honor, and sex. It is at once the most ancient and most immediate of art forms, one that is defined by its connection and interaction with the body. In this sense it is inescapably political, its meaning bound to the possibilities of the body it lies on. Indeed, the fate of the body is often bound to the jewelry. This study looks at gender and jewelry in order to gain some understanding into how jewelry is constructed by and constructs not just a single society, but human societies. It will explore how societal traditions that have sprung up around jewelry and ornamentation have affected the possibilities available to women across a broad spectrum of social and ethnic circumstances, determining which have served women well and which are constrictive and destructive. It also examines the possibilities for the intentional creation of feminist jewelry, including an overview of the author's own work.

Cross Cultural Approaches To Literacy

Author : Brian V. Street
ISBN : 0521409640
Genre : Education
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Brian Street's volume investigates the meanings and uses of literacy in different cultures and societies. These largely ethnographic essays bring together anthropological and linguistic work written over the past ten years by anthropologists and sociolinguists. Accounts of literacy practices vary from one context to another, and challenge the view that literacy is a single, uniform skill, essential to functioning in a modern society. The conclusions reached will be crucial for future researchers, and of interest to educators, developers and practitioners in the field.

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Genre : Linguistics
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ISBN : UIUC:30112063620311
Genre : Ethnology
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Knowledge And Passion

Author : Herminio Martins
ISBN : 1850433232
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This is a collection of essays in honour of John Rex who is Professor of Sociology at Warwick University. The essays aim to reflect and honour the moral and social commitment manifested in Rex's work, especially in the field of race relations. Among the contributors in the collection are Martin Albrow, Margaret Archer, Richard Brown, Robin Cohen, Peter Lassman, Robert Moore, Roland Robertson and Leslie Sklair.

Ethnomusicology Research

Author : Ann Briegleb Schuursma
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Author : Library of Congress
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