Anthropology

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Literacy for Citizenship

Describes the experiences of a group of adult Brazilian women in a literacy program with explicit emancipatory objectives.

Subcultural Mosaics and Intersubjective Realities

Examines the theory and methods by which social scientists study the human lived experienced.

Ashkenazi Jews in Mexico

An account of the life of the Ashkenazi Jews in Mexico in this century highlights the intersection of cultural and political international problems, shedding light on the contemporary condition of minorities the world over.

Making and Molding Identity in Schools

Delves into the lives and words of adolescents to examine how they assert their ethnic and racial identities within school settings.

The Success Ethic, Education, and the American Dream

Explores, interprets, and critically analyzes various success ethics that have shaped American culture and education. It also formulates new forms of the success ethic in order to uncover overlooked models and to overcome the shortcomings of previous genres.

Symbolic Interaction and Ethnographic Research

Examines a series of theoretical and methodological issues faced by social scientists in interpretive and ethnographic studies of human group life.

Myth From the Ice Age to Mickey Mouse

Brockway exposes Western mythic thought from Paleolithic times to the present. Myth and mythic thinking did not cease with the rise of science and philosophy during the Enlightenment, but continue to ...

Crafts in the World Market

The growing exchange of traditional craft objects in world markets has had a profound impact on the lives of the women and men who produce them. These essays describe how the flow of goods from the industrial ...

One Blood

One Blood offers a wealth of ethnographic material, skillfully using traditional Jamaican images and expressions to present a coherent and systematic depiction of the Jamaican body, of how it works and ...

Interpretation and Explanation in the Human Sciences

Henderson examines the foundations of an analytic social science approach to develop a well-integrated account of the human sciences, focusing on the pivotal notions of interpretation and explanation. ...

Parent-Child Play

This book provides the latest research and theory in the area of children's play with their parents. It includes discussions of the basic processes involved in parent-child play, parent-child play in ...

The Nature of Shamanism

Ripinsky-Naxon explores the core and essence of shamanism by looking at its ritual, mythology, symbolism, and the dynamics of its cultural process. In dealing with the basic elements of shamanism, the ...

The Functions of Dreaming

Many contemporary neuroscientists are skeptical about the belief that dreaming accomplishes anything in the context of human adaptation and this skepticism is widely accepted in the popular press. This ...

Virginal Sexuality and Textuality in Victorian Literature

This book examines the figure of the virgin, a symbol central to many aspects of society and sexuality in nineteenth-century England, and its effects on the Victorian literary imagination. Studying the ...

Blind People

Blind People approaches disability from a fresh perspective: people with an unusual body are conceived of relativistically as a variant of humanity, much the way anthropology approaches people of different ...

Anthropological Research

The authors of this book share a common assumption about anthropology—that replicable and systematic procedures of data collection and analysis are essential requirements for building useful cultural ...

Communal Webs

This book brings together insights derived from a detailed exploration of Israeli cultural patterns of communication, highlighting their role in the processes of culture formation, maintenance, and change. ...

Manaus

Manaus, an urban-industrial center in the Amazon, serves in this book as a microcosmic case of dependent capitalist development in Latin America. With the creation of a Free Trade Zone and a strong program ...

Cry Lonesome and Other Accounts of the Anthropologist's Project

Unlike the literary tradition of ethnographic fiction that attempts to bridge the gap between the world of the Western reader and the world of the exotic other of distant places, the fiction presented ...

From Menarche to Menopause

While menopause is a universal fact of life, the physiological and psychological effects for women are not the same in all cultures. In this comparative and cross-cultural ethnographic study, Beyene examines ...

Drinkers, Drummers, and Decent Folk

Drinkers is a multi-form text. Essays, poetry, and fiction present rural life in Trinidad. These texts are interspersed with analytic and exploratory sections on the ethnographic and fieldwork experience. ...

Refugees of a Hidden War

Political violence and military repression have displaced some two million people in Central America in the 1980s. While conflict elsewhere in Central America has received considerable attention, the ...