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THE ANTHROPOLOGY of RUTH FINNEGAN By Ruth Finnegah
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Part memoir, part reference, this pioneering book gives a frank and inspiring account of the writings, life and vision of the distinguished British= -Irish cultural anthropologist and historian, Ruth... More > Finnegan. Illustrated. A unique offering .< Less
VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL DIARY By THUY VO
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This diary is a visual anthropological study, presenting various anthropological observations of English culture through a visual medium. All those typical aspects of daily life in England seem... More > normal to local people, but from a Vietnamese perspective they are really interesting and often quite strange. “Visual Anthropology Diary” includes a series of artworks, with each artwork accompanied by annotations.< Less
Paranthropology: Anthropological Approaches to the Paranormal By Edited by Jack Hunter
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We are living in a complicated period in relation to our understanding of 'extraordinary' phenomena. Naive materialist approaches are more assertive than ever, in anthropology and in the world more... More > generally. At the same time, the taboos against admitting to the reality of the paranormal are weakening. There is a growing body of writing which takes the paranormal and extraordinary seriously, while bringing to it the same academic standards that any other subject matter would require. This is a valuable and important development, and it helps open the way to new modes of understanding in the sciences and social sciences that will not reject scientific rationality, but expand that rationality so as to include more of the world of human experience. The articles in this Paranthropology reader provide important clues and suggestions, along with rigorous argument, to help us in exploring what is likely to be a major area of anthropological engagement in coming years. Dr.Geoffrey Samuel, Cardiff University< Less
China Environmental Anthropology By Wang Tianjin
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As an interdisciplinary subject between natural and social science, environmental anthropology utilizes typical anthropological methods for research purpose. This book elaborates ... More > modern environmental anthropology concerning ever-changing relationship between man and nature. It probes a sustainable life style by investigating specific environmental problems in perspectives of cultural interpretation in China.< Less
The Anthropology of Florida Points And Blades By Lloyd E. Schroder
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The Anthropology of Florida Points and Blades by Lloyd Schroder is a well-written book that any professional or avocational archaeologist will want to add to his library. The book not only covers... More > the different point types and blades found in the state, but also gives a very complete and accurate history of the different cultures of early man in Florida. Many maps showing important prehistoric sites, Spanish missions, mounds, and forts are also included. --Rodney M. Peck, Central States Archaeological Journal-- So- Congrats on a fine product. I predict it will become a standard reference for stone points in Florida for decades. I resisted putting it on my shelf and added it to our collections reference library - I had to, our cataloger would not let go of it once I showed it to her. --Dr. David Dickel, Florida State Archives--< Less
The Spectre of the Other Face: An Anthropological Study of the Mask and Its Cultural Pareidolia From a Logosophistic Perspective By Daniel Deleanu
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A logosophistic study of the anthropological dimension of masks.
On Religion: Speeches to its Cultured Despisers; A Defence of Nature of Faith; its History; Anthropology and Cultivation in Man (Hardcover) By John Oman & Friedrich Schleiermacher
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Friedrich Schleiermacher reveals his philosophical attitudes to religion, and mounts a defense and justification for faith as an expression of human nature. At the time Schleiermacher authored this... More > passionate and detailed account of faith, he was all too aware of the changes in the scholarly atmosphere of late 18th century Germany. The traditional, theological schools of thought were being rapidly supplanted by philosophy and the natural sciences, as discoveries multiplied and the earliest incarnation of modernity commenced to assume shape. The growing animosity among academics is reflected in the subtitle; indeed, this rise of such sophisticated anti-religious discourse worried the author. This work is divided into five speeches. The first is concerned with defending religion against common detraction. As a learned man who had also struggled with aspects of his Protestant faith, Schleiermacher is in a good position to counter the arguments levied against religious belief.< Less
On Religion: Speeches to its Cultured Despisers; A Defence of Nature of Faith; its History; Anthropology and Cultivation in Man By John Oman & Friedrich Schleiermacher
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Friedrich Schleiermacher reveals his philosophical attitudes to religion, and mounts a defense and justification for faith as an expression of human nature. At the time Schleiermacher authored this... More > passionate and detailed account of faith, he was all too aware of the changes in the scholarly atmosphere of late 18th century Germany. The traditional, theological schools of thought were being rapidly supplanted by philosophy and the natural sciences, as discoveries multiplied and the earliest incarnation of modernity commenced to assume shape. The growing animosity among academics is reflected in the subtitle; indeed, this rise of such sophisticated anti-religious discourse worried the author. This work is divided into five speeches. The first is concerned with defending religion against common detraction. As a learned man who had also struggled with aspects of his Protestant faith, Schleiermacher is in a good position to counter the arguments levied against religious belief.< Less
Liminal Contact: A Cognitive and Anthropological Response to the ‘Death’ of Painting By Bruce Rimell
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The alleged ‘death’ of painting has shaped the recent course of art, but the model of the human mind upon which it rests is no longer considered accurate. Cognitive science has shown that... More > the mind is not a blank slate but content-rich, and as such humans bear an array of innate expectations of reality and non-reality, which apply to painting as well as other human behaviours such as religion or music. This creative thesis takes in a series of case studies tracing the prehistory of painting in light of these cognitive propensities, from the beginnings of human culture, to Bushman rock art and the experiences of painters today, to uncover a perennial function for painting which cannot die: the ubiquitous sensation of an ‘otherworld’ beyond the canvas or rock face. This approach to painting demands its rehabilitation as a humanising self-expression in a world increasingly estranged from art, abandoning artistic ideology in favour of an image-based communion with human nature.< Less
King Arthur's Tribe: A New Anthropology of the Veneti By Piero Favero
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Why has the character of King Arthur been so successful over the centuries? The answer can be found in the aura of mystery surrounding his figure. Indeed, there are no certainties about him. We do... More > not know when he was born and where his kindgom was. In order to solve the mystery, it would thus be of great help to identify “the tribe that created his myth”. Could it have been the Veneti? The Veneti were a very ancient and fascinating people, scattered in various areas of Europe, and this volume thus sets out to offer an innovative study on the Veneti of the Atlantic and Baltic areas through a comprehensive analysis of historical, archaeological and mythological aspects. Authoritative international sources have been incorporated to guide the reader toward an intriguing reinterpretation of the ancient Veneti which reveals unsuspected aspects of a far-gone world, which was so different from ours. What emerges is a forgotten heritage that culturally links distant areas of Europe.< Less