Download E-books Cultural Economy: Cultural Analysis and Commercial Life (Culture, Representation and Identity series) PDF

Phrases corresponding to "corporate culture," "market tradition" and the "knowledge economy," have now get to grips clarion calls on this planet of labor. they're calls that experience echoed via firms and markets. in actual fact whatever is occurring to the methods markets and corporations are being represented and intervened in and this indications a necessity to think again their very structure. particularly, the as soon as fresh divide that put the financial system, handled in general via economists, on one facet, and tradition, addressed mainly via these in anthropology, sociology and the opposite "cultural sciences," at the different, can now not carry.

This quantity provides the paintings of a global crew of lecturers from a number of disciplines together with sociology, media and cultural experiences, social anthropology and geography, all of whom are concerned not just in considering "culture" into the financial system yet pondering tradition and financial system together.  

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Download E-books The Idea of a Town: The Anthropology of Urban Form in Rome, Italy and the Ancient World (Faber Finds) PDF

Roman cities and their heritage are regularly considered as being the look after of the archaeologist or the industrial historian. during this recognized, strange and radical publication which touches on such disparate issues as psychology and concrete structure, Joseph Rykwert has thought of them as artistic endeavors. His start line is the legendary, historic and formality texts during which their starting place is stated instead of the excavated is still, such texts having parallels now not simply in old Greece but in addition extra afield Mesopotamia, India and China. to accomplish his studying of the Roman city, he has invoked the comparative approach to the anthropologists, and he examines to start with the 'Etruscan rite', a bunch of ceremonies through which all, or essentially all, Roman cities have been based. the elemental associations of town, its partitions and gates, its critical shrines and its discussion board are them all a part of a trend to which the rituals and the myths that observed them offer clues. Like in different 'closed' societies, those rituals and myths served to create a safe domestic for the citizen of Rome and to make him suppose a part of his urban and position it firmly in a knowable universe. 'It is clean to examine commonplace issues of the historical past of city layout from a nonrational perspective, to work out surveyors as quasi monks and orthogonal making plans as a worldly procedure touched by means of divine secret .... Rykwert's lasting worthy may be to wrench us clear of rationalist simplicities, and to make us face the elemental disquietof the human spirit in its declare to an enduring position at the land.' Spiro Kostoff, magazine of the Society Architectural Historians

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Download E-books Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery PDF

By Siddharth Kara

Every 12 months, millions of ladies and kids are kidnapped, deceived, seduced, or bought into pressured prostitution, coerced to carrier 1000's if no longer millions of fellows prior to being discarded. those trafficked intercourse slaves shape the spine of 1 of the world's so much ecocnomic illicit firms and generate large earnings for his or her exploiters, for not like narcotics, which needs to be grown, harvested, subtle, and packaged, intercourse slaves require no such "processing," and will be many times "consumed."

Kara first encountered the horrors of slavery in a Bosnian refugee camp in 1995. hence, within the first trip of its type, he traveled throughout 4 continents to enquire those crimes and take inventory in their devastating human toll. Kara made a number of journeys to India, Nepal, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, the uk, Italy, the Netherlands, Denmark, Albania, Moldova, Mexico, and the USA. He witnessed firsthand the sale of people into slavery, interviewed over 400 slaves, and faced a few of those that trafficked and exploited them.

In this booklet, Kara offers a riveting account of his trip into this unconscionable undefined, sharing the relocating tales of its sufferers and revealing the surprising stipulations in their exploitation. He attracts on his heritage in finance, economics, and legislation to supply the 1st ever enterprise research of latest slavery all over the world, concentrating on its so much ecocnomic and barbaric shape: intercourse trafficking. Kara describes the neighborhood elements and international fiscal forces that gave upward thrust to this and different kinds of recent slavery during the last 20 years and quantifies, for the 1st time, the dimensions, progress, and profitability of every undefined. ultimately, he identifies the sectors of the intercourse trafficking that may be toughest hit by means of particularly designed interventions and recommends the categorical criminal, tactical, and coverage measures that may goal those susceptible sectors and aid to abolish this kind of slavery, as soon as and for all.

The writer will donate a component to the proceeds of this e-book to the anti-slavery association, unfastened the Slaves.

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Download E-books Much Depends on Dinner: The Extraordinary History and Mythology, Allure and Obsessions, Perils and Taboos of an Ordinary Meal (2nd Edition) PDF

By Margaret Visser

Profitable unanimous compliment on its ebook and now to be had in paperback from Grove Press, a lot will depend on Dinner is a pleasant and clever historical past of the nutrition we consume. provided as a meal, every one bankruptcy represents a unique direction or garnish. Borrowing from Byron's vintage poem "Don Juan" for her name ("Since Eve ate apples, a lot is determined by dinner"), author Margaret Visser seems to be to the main usual American dinner for her topic - corn at the cob with butter and salt, roast chook with rice, salad wearing lemon juice and olive oil, and ice cream - submerging herself within the tale at the back of every one foodstuff. during this indulgent and perceptive consultant we listen the historical past of Corn Flakes, why canned California olives are so unsatisfactory (they're picked eco-friendly, chemically blackened, then sterilized), and the truth that in Africa, citrus fruit is eaten rind and all. For meals fanatics of all types, this without notice humorous and severe publication is a treasure of data, laying off gentle on certainly one of our such a lot favourite hobbies.

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Download E-books L'Anthropologie face aux problèmes du monde moderne PDF

By Claude Lévi-Strauss

Si les lecteurs de Claude Lévi-Strauss retrouvent ici les questions qui sous-tendent ses travaux, les nouvelles générations pourront y découvrir une imaginative and prescient d’avenir proposée par le célèbre anthropologue.Dans ces trois conférences, Claude Lévi-Strauss livre ses inquiétudes kinfolk aux problèmes cruciaux d’un monde sur le element d’entrer dans le XXIe siècle, sur les affinités entre les diverses formes d’« explosions idéologiques » et le devenir des intégrismes. Professeur au Collège de France, Claude Lévi-Strauss est né à Bruxelles le 28 novembre 1908 et mort à Paris le 30 octobre 2009.

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Download E-books Locating the Field: Space, Place and Context in Anthropology (ASA Monographs) PDF

By Peter Collins

Are studies of the loss of life of traditional fieldwork in anthropology drastically exaggerated? This publication takes a serious examine the newest advancements and key matters in fieldwork. the character of 'locality' itself is complex for either learn matters and fieldworkers, due to the fact it needs to now be maintained and represented in terms of widening (and fragmenting) social frames and networks.

Such advancements have raised questions about the nature of ethnographic presence and scales of comparability. From the social area of a cybercafe to towns in India, the united kingdom and South Africa between others, this publication includes a wide selection of ethnographic reviews that offer new methods of taking a look at the options of 'locality' and 'site'. It exhibits that instead of taking key fieldwork strategies resembling globalization and mobility with no consideration, anthropologists are well-placed to check and critique the totalizing assumptions at the back of those notions.

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Download E-books Witches of America PDF

By Alex Mar

Witches are gathering

When most folks pay attention the notice “witches,” they suspect of horror motion pictures and Halloween, yet to the approximately a million american citizens who perform Paganism this day, witchcraft is a nature-worshipping, polytheistic, and intensely genuine faith. So Alex Mar discovers while she units out to movie a documentary and reveals herself drawn deep into the realm of present-day magic.

Witches of the US follows Mar on her immersive five-year journey into the occult, charting glossy Paganism from its roots in Nineteen Fifties England to its present American mecca within the San Francisco Bay sector; from a meeting of greater than one thousand witches within the Illinois woods to the hot Orleans department of 1 of the world’s so much influential magical societies. alongside the best way she takes half in dozens of rituals and turns into concerned with a wild array of characters. This sprawling group compels Mar to confront what she believes is possible--or hopes may be.

With prepared intelligence and wit, Mar illuminates the realm of witchcraft whereas grappling in clean and unforeseen methods with the query underlying each religion: Why will we decide to think in something in any respect? no matter if evangelical Christian, Pagan priestess, or atheist, each one folks craves a process of aspiring to provide constitution to our lives. occasionally we simply locate it in unforeseen places.

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes (Facts on File Library of American History) PDF

By Carl Waldman

Encyclopedia of local American Tribes, 3rd variation is a completely up to date reference discussing greater than two hundred American Indian tribes of North the United States, in addition to prehistoric peoples and civilizations. prepared alphabetically by way of tribe or workforce, this finished paintings deals 60 new entries on tribes no longer lined intensive within the past versions. The informative, obtainable textual content summarizes the old list - destinations, migrations, contacts with non-Indians, wars, and extra - and comprises present-day tribal affairs and matters. The ebook additionally covers conventional Indian lifeways, together with nutrition, housing, transportation, instruments, garments, artwork, and rituals, in addition to language households. Encyclopedia of local American Tribes, 3rd version comprises no less than one consultant tribe from every one language kin or language isolate for every of the tradition components.

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Download E-books Environmentalism: The View from Anthropology (ASA Monographs) PDF

Positioned in a large spectrum of present study and perform, from analyses of eco-friendly ideology and imagery, enviromental legislations and coverage, and native enviromental activism within the West to ethnographic stories of relationships among people and their enviroments in hunter/gatherer societies, Enviromentalism: The View from Anthropology bargains an unique standpoint on what's most likely the best-known factor of the past due 20th century.
It could be really important to all social scientists drawn to environmentalism and human ecology, to environmental policy-makers and to undergraduates, teachers and researchers in social anthropology, improvement stories and sociology.

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