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Godless Intellectuals?: The Intellectual Pursuit Of The Sacred Reinvented - Alexander Tristan Riley

The Durkheimians have traditionally been understood as positivist, secular thinkers, fully within the Enlightenment project of limitless reason and progress. In a radical revision of this view, this book persuasively argues that the core members o......

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Flexible Firm: The Design Of Culture At Bang & Olufsen - Jakob Krause-jensen

Bang & Olufsen, the famous Danish producer of high-end home electronics, is well known as an early exponent of value-based management: the idea that there should be consistency in what the organisation does, a certain continuity between what the c......

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After The Cult: Perceptions Of Other And Self In West New Britain (papua New Guinea) - Holger Jebens

In many parts of the world the "white man" is perceived to be an instigator of globalization and an embodiment of modernity. However, so far anthropologists have paid little attention to the actual heterogeneity and complexity of "whiteness" in sp......

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Plants, Health And Healing: On The Interface Of Ethnobotany And Medical Anthropology

Plants have cultural histories, as their applications change over time and with place. Some plant species have affected human cultures in profound ways, such as the stimulants tea and coffee from the Old World, or coca and quinine from South Ameri......

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Deterritorialized Youth: Sahrawi And Afghan Refugees At The Margins Of The Middle East

The Sahrawi and Afghan refugee youth in the Middle East have been stereotyped regionally and internationally: some have been objectified as passive victims; others have become the beneficiaries of numerous humanitarian aid packages which presume t......

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Beyond writing Culture: Current Intersections Of Epistemologies And Representational Practices

Two decades after the publication of Clifford and Marcus' volume Writing Culture, this collection provides a fresh and diverse reassessment of the debates that this pioneering volume unleashed. At the same time, Beyond Writing Culture moves the de......

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'for Their Own Good': Civilian Evacuations In Germany And France, 1939-1945 - Julia S. Torrie

The early twentieth-century advent of aerial bombing made successful evacuations essential to any war effort, but ordinary people resented them deeply. Based on extensive archival research in Germany and France, this is the first broad, comparativ......

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Ethnobotany In The New Europe: People, Health And Wild Plant Resources

The study of European wild food plants and herbal medicines is an old discipline that has been invigorated by a new generation of researchers pursuing ethnobotanical studies in fresh contexts. Modern botanical and medical science itself was built ......

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Alsace To The Alsatians?: Visions And Divisions Of Alsatian Regionalism, 1870-1939 - Christopher J. Fischer

The region of Alsace, located between the hereditary enemies of France and Germany, served as a trophy of war four times between 1870-1945. With each shift, French and German officials sought to win the allegiance of the local populace. In respons......

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Comparative And Transnational History: Central European Approaches And New Perspectives

Since the 1970s West German historiography has been one of the main arenas of international comparative history. It has produced important empirical studies particularly in social history as well as methodological and theoretical reflections on co......

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The Land Is Dying: Contingency, Creativity And Conflict In Western Kenya - , Ruth Jane Prince

Based on several years of ethnographic fieldwork, the book explores life in and around a Luo-speaking village in western Kenya during a time of death. The epidemic of HIV/AIDS affects every aspect of sociality and pervades villagers' debates about......

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When Women Held The Dragon's Tongue: And Other Essays In Historical Anthropology - Hermann Rebel

"Peasants tell tales," one prominent cultural historian tells us (Robert Darnton). Scholars must then determine and analyze what it is they are saying and whether or not to incorporate such tellings into their histories and ethnographies. Challeng......

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Work In A Modern Society: The German Historical Experience In Comparative Perspective

Whereas the history of workers and labor movements has been widely researched, the history of work has been rather neglected by comparison. This volume offers original contributions that deal with cultural, social and theoretical aspects of the hi......

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Kristeva In Focus: From Theory To Film Analysis - Katherine J. Goodnow

Dealing with some of the major themes in film narratives, this book draws on the theories of French psychoanalyst Julia Kristeva. It looks at how narratives have changed over time, and considers the sources of our variable reactions to themes and ......

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