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The Rationality of Rural Life Economic and Cultural Change in Tuscany

The Rationality of Rural Life: Economic and Cultural Change in Tuscany

1st Edition

By Jeff Pratt
June 03, 2016

This monograph analyzes the developments in rural life in detail and at the same time places them in a wider context, exploring the strengths and weaknesses of theoretical writings on modern agriculture. What is revealed is a profound transformation in the rationality of farming, one which touches ...

Androgynous Objects String Bags and Gender in Central New Guinea

Androgynous Objects: String Bags and Gender in Central New Guinea

1st Edition

By Maureen A. MacKenzie
May 15, 1998

Androgynous Objects explores the way meaning is encoded in material culture by focusing on the androgynous symbolism of the looped string bag, or bilum, of the Telefol people of Central New Guinea. The web of meanings 'woven' into the bag is shown to extend beyond women's lives and bodies. It is ...

The Textual Life of Savants Ethnography, Iceland, and the Linguistic Turn

The Textual Life of Savants: Ethnography, Iceland, and the Linguistic Turn

1st Edition

By Gisli Pálsson
September 26, 1995

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Time and the Work of Anthropology Critical Essays 1971-1981

Time and the Work of Anthropology: Critical Essays 1971-1981

1st Edition

By Johanne Fabian
January 30, 1992

The development of the dialogical approach, the autobiographical perspective and the central role of text-interpretation are all seen as characteristics of post-modern ethnography, arising from the daily chores of field research. The breakthrough into time and history, away from the timeless ...

Nationalism and Ethnicity in a Hindu Kingdom The Politics and Culture of Contemporary Nepal

Nationalism and Ethnicity in a Hindu Kingdom: The Politics and Culture of Contemporary Nepal

1st Edition

Edited By D. Gellner, J. Pfaff-Czarnecka, J. Whelpton
November 25, 2016

With its systematic coverage of different groups, this book demonstrates how similar trends of ethnic formation are affecting all parts of Nepal. Yet, within the boundaries of a single culturally diverse state, very different forms of ethnicity have emerged. " This is a truly thematic collection ...

The Return of Ainu Cultural mobilization and the practice of ethnicity in Japan

The Return of Ainu: Cultural mobilization and the practice of ethnicity in Japan

1st Edition

By Katarina Sjoberg
August 04, 2016

First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Catastrophe and Creation The transformation of an African culture

Catastrophe and Creation: The transformation of an African culture

1st Edition

By K. Elkholm Friedmann
July 28, 2016

First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

A History of Curiosity The Theory of Travel 1550-1800

A History of Curiosity: The Theory of Travel 1550-1800

1st Edition

By Justin Stagl
January 31, 2002

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Resplendent Sites, Discordant Voices Sri Lankans and International Tourism

Resplendent Sites, Discordant Voices: Sri Lankans and International Tourism

1st Edition

By Malcolm Crick
June 20, 2016

First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Before Social Anthropology Essays on the History of British Anthropology

Before Social Anthropology: Essays on the History of British Anthropology

1st Edition

By James Urry
February 28, 2016

First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Colonial Space Spatiality in the Discourse of German South West Africa 1884-1915

Colonial Space: Spatiality in the Discourse of German South West Africa 1884-1915

1st Edition

By J.K. Noyes
February 28, 2016

First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Dresden Paradoxes of Memory in History

Dresden: Paradoxes of Memory in History

1st Edition

By Elizabeth A. Ten Dyke
August 15, 2014

The collapse of the German Democratic Republic prompted the East Germans to confront their personal, cultural and international past. This study of the 'Wende' - the turn of events in 1989 - is based on ethnographic and anthropological research conducted in the early 1990s. Liz Ten Dyke has ...

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