Download E-books The Last Word: Women, Death, and Divination in Inner Mani PDF

By C. Nadia Seremetakis

Based on years of fieldwork in either rural and concrete Greece, The final Word explores women's cultural resistance as they weave jointly assorted social practices: improvised antiphonic laments, divinatory dreaming, the care and tending of olive bushes and the lifeless, and the inscription of feelings and the senses on a panorama of folks, issues, and areas. those practices compose the empowering poetics of the cultural outer edge. C. Nadia Seremetakis liberates the research of gender from reductive binary types and pioneers the choice point of view of self-reflexive "native anthropology" in eu ethnography.

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Download E-books New Cosmopolitanisms: South Asians in the US (Asian America) PDF

This booklet bargains an in-depth examine the ways that know-how, trip, and globalization have altered conventional styles of immigration for South Asians who reside and paintings within the usa, and explains how their renowned cultural practices and aesthetic wants are fulfilled. they're offered because the twenty-first century’s “new cosmopolitans”: versatile sufficient to regulate to globalization’s financial, political, and cultural imperatives. they're therefore uniquely adaptable to the mainstream cultures of the USA, but in addition susceptible in a interval whilst nationalism and protection became instruments to keep up conventional energy kin in a altering world.

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Download E-books Anonymous Agencies, Backstreet Businesses, and Covert Collectives: Rethinking Organizations in the 21st Century PDF

Many of modern agencies "live in public"; they commit vast assets to branding, catching the general public eye, and capitalizing at the age of transparency. yet, even as, progressively more businesses and different collectives are flying below the radar, concealing their identities and activities.

This booklet bargains a framework for brooding about how enterprises and their participants converse id to suitable audiences. contemplating the measure to which agencies show themselves, the level to which contributors exhibit their id with the association, and no matter if the viewers is public or neighborhood, writer Craig R. Scott describes collectives as living in "regions" that variety from obvious to shaded, from shadowed to darkish. Taking a more in-depth examine teams like EarthFirst!, the Church of Scientology, Alcoholics nameless, the KKK, cranium and Bones, U.S. detailed project devices, men's bathhouses, and numerous terrorist enterprises, this ebook attracts consciousness to shaded, shadowed, and darkish collectives as vital organisations within the modern landscape.

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Download E-books Emerging Class in Papua New Guinea: The Telling of Difference PDF

By Deborah B. Gewertz

Category has turn into a function of existence in Papua New Guinea, obtrusive in either "traditional" and "modern" settings. This e-book examines the emergence of sophistication adjustments and its social and cultural ramifications in Wewak, capital of the East Sepik Province. It movingly conveys the wounds of sophistication inequalities, and divulges how classification has labored in related and alternative ways, and the way it has develop into attainable and believable for particularly prosperous "nationals," even these residing in modest city facilities, to give themselves as essentially more desirable to different Papua New Guineans.

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Download E-books Chinese Professionals and the Republican State: The Rise of Professional Associations in Shanghai, 1912-1937 (Cambridge Modern China Series) PDF

By Xiaoqun Xu

Xiaoqun Xu makes a compelling and unique contribution to the learn of China's modernization with this learn of the increase institutions in Republican China, of their birthplace of Shanghai, and in their political and socio-cultural milieus. Xu addresses a critical factor in China reviews, the connection among country and society, and proposes an alternative choice to the Western-derived idea of civil society. This booklet illuminates the multidimensional complexity of modernization and nationalism in twentieth-century China, and offers a concrete case for comparative reports of professionalization and sophistication formation throughout cultures.

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Download E-books The Yellow Wallpaper (Bedford Cultural Editions) by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1998-03-16) PDF

By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

In keeping with the 1892 New England journal textual content, this educating version of The Yellow Wallpaper contains a beneficiant number of old fabrics. The files are equipped into thematic devices and contours nineteenth-century recommendation manuals for younger ladies and moms; scientific texts discussing the character of women's sexuality; social reform literature bearing on women's rights, the operating periods, and immigration; and excerpts from periodicals, diaries, and writers' notebooks that provide scholars a feeling of the altering literary scene that Gilman entered. Editorial beneficial properties designed to assist scholars learn the unconventional in mild of the files comprise a common advent delivering old and cultural heritage, a chronology o Hawthorne's existence and instances, an advent to every thematic staff of files, headnotes, broad annotations, a beneficiant collection of illustrations, and a specific bibliography.

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Download E-books Auswärtige Kulturpolitik und "Auslandsdeutsche" in Lateinamerika 1949-1973 (German Edition) PDF

By Nikolaus Barbian

​In der auswärtigen Kulturpolitik hat es keine „Stunde Null“ gegeben. Gestützt auf umfangreiches Quellenmaterial arbeitet Nikolaus Barbian die langen Linien einer auf die „Auslandsdeutschen“ bezogenen Außenkulturpolitik heraus und weist nach, dass es in dieser Hinsicht deutliche Kontinuitäten in der jungen Bundesrepublik gegeben hat. Besonders in Lateinamerika stellten die deutschen Migrantengemeinschaften eine nicht zu unterschätzende Herausforderung für den kulturpolitischen Wiederaufbau dar. Die Geschichtsschreibung und das Selbstbild der auswärtigen Kulturpolitik in Deutschland müssten daher unvollständig bleiben, wenn sie die Entwicklung der problembeladenen Haupttradition dieser Politik nach 1945 unberücksichtigt ließen.

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