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Cultural Anthropology


Cultural anthropologists study cultural variation among humans, collecting data about the impact of global economic and political processes on local cultural realities. Anthropologists use a variety of methods, including participant observation, interviews and surveys. Their research is often called fieldwork because it involves the anthropologist spending an extended period of time at the research location, called a field site. These stays usually last one year during graduate studies, but can be as short as a few weeks, or as long as a lifetime.

 
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Praxis Ist Mehr Als Praktiken – Warum Moderne Ärzte Und Spirituell...

By: K. Geiselhart

Description: Institut für Geographie, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Wetterkreuz 15, 91052 Erlangen, Germany. The pragmatist concept of praxis involves more than conventionalised practices. It also regards performative dynamics which derive from the fact that practices actually never are enacted in an exemplary manner. Each and every execution of a practice always bears the chance of success but also the risk of failure. Furthermore, the execution...

Bridge, G.: City senses: On the radical possibilities of pragmatism in geography, Geoforum, 39, 1570–1584, 2008.; Alcano, M. C.: Living and working in spite of antiretroviral therapies: strenght in chronicity, Anthropology & Medicine, 16, 119–130, 2009.; Allen, J.: Pragmatism and power, or the power to make a difference in a radically contingent world, Geoforum, 39, 1613–1624, 2008.; Andrae-Marobela, K., Ngwenya, B. N., Monyatsi, K. N., Okatch, H. und Muzila, M.: Documen...

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A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with One Small Step – Human A...

By: T. Zhu; J. T. Murphy; L. E. Purdue; M. W. Ertsen

Description: Delft University of Technology, Water Resources Department, Delft, the Netherlands. When simulating social action in modeling efforts, as in socio-hydrology, an issue of obvious importance is how to ensure that social action by human agents is well-represented in the analysis and the model. Generally, human decision-making is either modeled on a yearly basis or lumped together as collective social structures. Both responses are problematic, as human dec...

Murphy, J. T.: Exploring complexity with the Hohokam Water Management Simulation: A middle way for archaeological modeling, Ecol. Modell., 241, 15–29, 2012.; Altaweel, M.: Investigating agricultural sustainability and strategy in Northern Mesopotamia: Results produced using a socio-ecological modeling approach, J. Archaeol. Sci., 35, 821–835, 2008.; Bayman, J.: The Hohokam of Southwest North America, J. World Prehist., 15, 257–311, 2001.; Berger, G. W., Henderson, T. K.,...

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Benefitting from Differences in Knowledge, Practice and Belief: Mā...

By: D. N. King; J. R. Goff

Description: Māori Environmental Research Centre (Te Kuwaha o Taihoro Nukurangi) – National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research, P.O. Box 109695, Auckland, New Zealand. This paper builds upon earlier work that argued the information and experience contained within the knowledge-practice-belief complex of Mātauranga Māori [Māori knowledge] is a valuable and neglected area of information and understanding about past catastrophic events in Aotearoa/New Zeal...

Beattie, J. H.: Our Southernmost M\={a}oris, Cadsonbury Press, Christchurch, 1994a.; Anderson, A. J., Allingham, B., and Smith, I. (Eds.): Shag River Mouth: The Archaeology Of An Early Southern M\={a}ori Village, ANH Publications, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 1996.; Ballara, A.: Taua: Musket Wars, Land Wars or tikanga? Warfare in Maori society in the early nineteenth century, Penguin, Auckland, 2003; Barlow, C.: Tikanga whakaaro: key concepts in M...

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A Press Database on Natural Risks and Its Application in the Study...

By: L. López; M. Llasat-botija; M. C. Llasat

Description: Department of Astronomy and Meteorology, University of Barcelona, 08028 Barcelona, Spain. The aim of this work is to introduce a systematic press database on natural hazards and climate change in Catalonia (NE of Spain) and to analyze its potential application to social-impact studies. For this reason, a review of the concepts of risk, hazard, vulnerability and social perception is also included. This database has been built for the period 1982–2007 and ...

Allan, S., Adam, B., and Carter, C. (Eds.): Environmental Risks and the Media, London and New York: Routledge, xiv, 278~pp., 2000.; Altava-Ortiz, V., Barrera, A., Llasat, M. C., Prat, M. A., Gibergans-Báguena, J., and Barnolas, M.: Application of the MM5 and the analogous method to heavy rainfall event, the case of 16–18 October 2003 in Catalonia (NE Spain), Adv. Geosci., 7, 313–319, 2006.; Beck, U.: Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity, Published in association with Th...

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Validation of a Social Vulnerability Index in Context to River-flo...

By: A. Fekete

Description: United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), UN Campus, Hermann-Ehlers-Str. 10, 53113 Bonn, Germany. Social vulnerability indices are a means for generating information about people potentially affected by disasters that are e.g. triggered by river-floods. The purpose behind such an index is in this study the development and the validation of a social vulnerability map of population characteristics towards river-floo...

% vor jede Referenz Birkmann, J.: Measuring vulnerability to promote disaster-resilient societies: Conceptual frameworks and definitions, in: Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazards: towards disaster resilient societies, edited by: Birkmann, J., United Nations University Press, Tokyo, 9–54, 2006.; % vor jede Referenz Birkmann, J., Krings, S., and Renaud, F.: Assessment of Vulnerability to Floods at Local Level With a Special Focus on Human-Environmental Systems and Cr...

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Intercultural Interaction and Situational Places: a Perspective fo...

By: I. Helbrecht; P. Dirksmeier

Description: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Geographisches Institut, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany. With the performative turn in social sciences and the humanities the concept of performance has arrived in human geography. Performance denotes an understanding of social actions and practices as constitutive for non-representational realities. This paper looks at the relationship between places and performance especially in urban geography and develops th...

Burton, J. W.: World society, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1972.; Carlson, M. A.: Performance. A critical introduction, New York, Routledge, 2004.; Amin, A.: Ethnicity and the multicultural city: living with diversity, Environ. Plann. A, 34, 959–980, 2002.; Augé, M.: Non-places: introduction to an anthropology of supermodernity, London, New York, Verso, 1995.; Bateson, G.: Culture contact and schismogenesis, Man, 35, 178–183, 1935.; Bateson, G.: Naven. A survey...

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Intercultural Interaction and Situational Places: a Perspective fo...

By: P. Dirksmeier; I. Helbrecht

Description: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Geographisches Institut, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany. With the performative turn in social sciences and the humanities the concept of performance has arrived in human geography. Performance denotes an understanding of social actions and practices as constitutive for non-representational realities. This paper looks at the relationship between places and performance especially in urban geography and develops th...

Amin, A.: Ethnicity and the multicultural city: living with diversity, Environ. Plann. A, 34, 959–980, 2002.; Augé, M.: Non-places: introduction to an anthropology of supermodernity, Verso, London, New York, 1995.; Bateson, G.: Culture contact and schismogenesis, Man, 35, 178–183, 1935.; Bateson, G.: Naven. A survey of the problems suggested by a composite picture of the culture of a New Guinea tribe drawn from three points of view, Stanford University Press, Stanford, 1...

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Soil Properties and Pre-columbian Settlement Patterns in the Monum...

By: H. Veit; U. Lombardo; S. Denier

Description: Universität Bern, Geographisches Institut, Hallerstrasse 12, 3012 Bern, Switzerland. In the present paper we explore to what degree soil properties might have influenced pre-Columbian settlement patterns in the Monumental Mounds Region (MMR) of the Llanos de Moxos (LM), Bolivian Amazon. Monumental mounds are pre-Hispanic earth buildings and were preferentially built on mid- to late Holocene palaeolevees of the Grande River (here denominated PR1), while ...

Abrol, I., Yadav, J. S. P., and Massoud, F.: Salt-affected soils and their management, FAO Soils Bulletin, FAO, Rome, 1988.; Arroyo-Kalin, M.: Slash-burn-and-churn: Landscape history and crop cultivation in pre-Columbian Amazonia, Quaternary Int., 249, 4–18, doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2011.08.004, 2012.; Balèe, W.: The culture of Amazonian Forests, in: Advances in Economic Botany, edited by: Posey, D. and Balèe, W., Ne...

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The North American Review : Volume 0080, Issue 166 January 1855: N...

By: University of Northern Iowa

Description:The North American Review is a is a journal of literature and culture, published starting in the 19th century.

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Algunos Aportes de Mario Crocco a La Neurobiología y Psicofísica -...

By: Norberto César Contreras

La Escuela Neurobiológica Argentino-Germana formó más de 4500 profesionales de la medicina, ciencias naturales y filosofía. Muchos de ellos tienen o tuvieron fuerte militancia sociocultural, de esfuerzos muchas veces antitéticos en lo partidario; efectuaron aportes originales en un tema -la conexión entre psiquismo y cerebro- crítico para las ciencias físiconaturales, la filosofía, la biomedicina y hasta la ética y la política; y desarrollaron conceptos independientes de...

"We shared a chapter explaining work done at the Center for Research Borda Hospital. Except for the specialists, the general public does not know. Based on the investigations of the neurobiological tradition Argentina, so go ahead with investigations of teachers predecessors (including Christofredo Jakob, José T. Borda, Braulio Moyano, Jose Arce, Luis Garabelli Solomon Chichilnisky, Diego Luis Outes, Ramon Santiago and Arturo Carrillo). Historically, national-School ne...

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The Renaissance of Science : The Story of the Cell and Biology

By: Dr. Albert Martini

The concept of science and the sciences. Fundamental and historical development in the sciences. Great ideas that revolutionize our scientific world. The story of the cell and Biology. The birth of modern Biology. The rise of the modern University and experimental stations. The cell as the basic building block of life. The origin of life. The development of microbiology and microscopy. The germ theory of diseases, vaccines, and antibiotics. The vector insects a...

THE GREATEST FUNDAMENTAL INVENTIONS CREATED BY MOTHER NATURE THE ATOM AND ITS CAPACITY TO STORE AND RELEASE UNIVERSAL ENERGY BY MEANS OF PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROCESSES THE CELL AND ITS CAPACITY TO SUSTAIN INDEPENDENT LIFE BY MEANS OF UNIQUE BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES THE PROCESS OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND ITS CAPACITY TO TRANSFORM SOLAR (LIGHT) ENERGY INTO CHEMICAL AND FOOD ENERGY BY MEANS OF BIOCHEMICAL PROCESSES LIGHT AND ITS CAPACITY TO TRANSPORT ENERGY AND CHANGE ...

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World Health Organization : World Health Forum, 1989 ; Volume 10 N...

By: World Health Organization

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Round Table Older populations, aging individuals and health for all A. Michael Davies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299 Discussion: Ryoichi Sasakawa; Nana Apt; M. Thangavelu; Hans Peter Rhomberg; Jose Manuel Borgofio; Sven Thiberg; Gary R. Andrews, Sally Greengross; Juan C. Rocabruno; Edit Beregi; Peter C. Plett; Julia Tavares de Alvarez . . . . . . . . 306 Safe Motherhood Decentralization of maternity care J. C. Berardi, A...

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World Health Organization : Organisation Mondiale de la Sante ; Se...

By: J. C. Carothers, D. P. M.

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PREFACE The production of this monograph arose out of an appreciation that much work had been done in recent years, in several diverse scientific fields and in several countries, which was all relevant to psychology and psychiatry in Africans and which needed to be brought together

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1960; Volume 23, Numbe...

By: Ladislav Sula

Medical Reference Publication

1. Introduction Several meetings have in the past few years suggested various types of norms for the description and assessment of obesity (1-4). However, it has been suggested that it would be useful to have a set of simple recommendations and norms for the classification of obesity emanating from WHO, so as to be able to describe populations anthropometrically with greater precision than has been done to date. In particular, it would be useful to have recommendations f...

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