Shinto, Nature and Ideology in Contemporary Japan: Making by Aike P. Rots

By Aike P. Rots

Shinto, Nature and beliefs in modern Japan is the 1st systematic research of Shinto's environmental flip. The ebook lines the improvement in fresh many years of the belief of Shinto as an 'ancient nature religion,' and a source for overcoming environmental difficulties. the amount exhibits how those principles progressively completed recognition between scientists, monks, Shinto-related new non secular routine and, finally, the conservative shrine institution.

Aike P. Rots argues that vital to this improvement is the concept of chinju no mori: the sacred groves surrounding many Shinto shrines. even though first and foremost used to consult ultimate parts of fundamental or secondary woodland, this present day the time period has emerge as prolonged to any type of shrine land, signifying not just old and ecological continuity but additionally summary values reminiscent of group spirit, patriotism and conventional culture.

The publication indicates how Shinto's environmental flip has additionally supplied legitimacy across the world: stimulated by way of the worldwide discourse on faith and ecology, lately the Shinto institution has actively engaged with foreign businesses dedicated to the conservation of sacred websites. Shinto sacred forests hence hold value in the neighborhood in addition to nationally and the world over, and determine prominently in makes an attempt to reposition Shinto within the centre of public space.

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Universities and Indian Country: Case Studies in by Dennis K. Norman,Joseph P. Kalt

By Dennis K. Norman,Joseph P. Kalt

The booklet describes the “nation-building” technique wherein increasingly more local groups have set approximately reclaiming powers of self-determination, strengthening their cultures, and constructing their economies. a bit of this flow has been the institution of latest types for tribally-driven and asked kinfolk among universities and American Indian/Alaskan local groups and organizations.

Building at the Harvard undertaking on American Indian financial Development’s event with greater than a hundred and twenty nation-building initiatives over twenty years, Universities and Indian Country posits that the tenets of country construction grants a technique for increasing and diversifying universities’ views of information in a multicultural international, whereas additionally generating effects which are asked through and invaluable to local communities.

This groundbreaking quantity extends the discussion all started via the Harvard venture, delivering one other venue for the sharing of data and knowledge. The initiatives provided handle quite a lot of themes, together with the legislation of genetic learn, human source improvement, tribal fund-raising, improvement of tribal museums, and freedom of the click in Indian Country.

Universities and Indian Country’s specialise in the worries and questions of local groups themselves, presents perception not just into how tasks got here jointly, but in addition into what importance they need to the tribal companions. This compilation is a important source for any pupil, expert, or neighborhood member excited about problems with kingdom development and self-determination.

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Cultural Bodies: Ethnography and Theory by Helen Thomas,Jamilah Ahmed

By Helen Thomas,Jamilah Ahmed

Cultural our bodies: Ethnography and Theory is a different assortment that integrates more and more key parts of social and cultural examine: the physique and ethnography.

  • Breaks new floor in a space of research that remains a vital topic of dialogue and examine around the humanities and social sciences
  • Draws on ethnography as an invaluable technique of exploring our daily social and cultural environments
  • Constitutes a huge step in constructing key parts of research, the physique and ethnography, and the connection among them
  • Brings jointly a world and multi-disciplinary group of scholars

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Touring Poverty (Routledge Advances in Sociology) by Bianca Freire-Medeiros

By Bianca Freire-Medeiros

Touring Poverty addresses a hugely arguable perform: the transformation of impoverished neighbourhoods into valued sights for overseas travelers. within the megacities of the worldwide South, chosen and idealized features of poverty are being become a vacationer commodity for consumption.


The booklet takes the reader on a trip via Rocinha, a neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro that is marketed as "the greatest favela in Latin America". Bianca Freire-Medeiros offers interviews with travel operators, courses, travelers and dwellers to discover the important questions raised by means of this type of tourism. How and why do various social actors and associations orchestrate, practice and devour touristic poverty? within the context of globalization and neoliberalism, what are the politics of marketing and purchasing the social event of towns, cultures and peoples?


With a whole and delicate exploration of the moral debates surrounding the ‘sale of feelings’ elicited by means of the first-hand contemplation of poverty, Touring Poverty is an cutting edge publication that provokes the reader to contemplate the position performed by means of tourism – and our position as travelers – inside of a context of growing to be poverty. it will likely be of curiosity to scholars of sociology, anthropology, ethnography and method, city experiences, tourism reports, mobility stories, improvement experiences, politics and overseas relations.

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Occupied Ruptures in Space: Cultural recovery of the by Günter Marks

By Günter Marks

With the reunification of Germany in 1990, the 2 aspects of the previous internal German border zone came upon itself not as distant areas at the margins of 2 separated political and social hemispheres, yet within the middle of a reunited Europe. With concentrate on the Schaalsee lake in northern Germany, as soon as divided by means of the border into approximately equivalent elements, Günter Marks adresses how the types of the 2 opposing socio-political platforms locate their expression during this particular panorama and the way its previously ruptured areas coalesce – or stay separate – in the course of the activities of the local community. Günter Marks embeds those questions within the debate of Ecological and visible Anthropology in addition to Sensory Ethnography. With the aid of the medium movie he techniques assorted ideas of dwelling of the folks who inhabit the zone and accompanies their person and collective approaches of existence. Thereby, Günter Marks illuminates the country of reunification 25 years after the autumn of the Wall.

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Bambini Brasiliani: A infância das crianças italianas e by Eliane Mimesse Prado

By Eliane Mimesse Prado

O livro Bambini Brasiliani: A Infância das Crianças Italianas e Ítalo-Brasileiras analisa diversos relatos de imigrantes italianos e seus descendentes. Assim, os diversos autores organizados pela estudiosa Eliane Mimesse tratam, em seus respectivos capítulos, de aspectos cotidianos referentes aos trabalhos familiares nas lavouras, afazeres domésticos, obrigações escolares, ritos religiosos e às brincadeiras. Nesse sentido, busca-se reconstruir as memórias desses imigrantes radicados em diversas colônias brasileiras.

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Die Bedeutung der Besucherorientierung für den by Maria Neidhold

By Maria Neidhold

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich Kulturwissenschaften - Sonstiges, notice: 2,00, Internationale Hochschule für exekutives administration Berlin, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Die öffentlichen Gelder für Kulturbetriebe werden von Jahr zu Jahr weniger. Während 1999 der Anteil der Kulturausgaben gemessen am Bruttoinlandsprodukt 0,4% beträgt, sind es laut dem Kulturfinanzbericht 2008 im Jahr 2007 nur noch 0,34% . Schon längst sind die Zeiten einer a hundred% gesicherten staatlichen Kulturfinanzierung vorbei. Heutzutage wird von den Häusern unternehmerisches Denken und Handeln gefordert, um entstandene Finanzlücken selber zu schließen. Daher wird der Ausbau bestehender Geldquellen immer existenzieller. Eine, noch in vielen Kulturbetrieben ausbaufähige Einnahmequelle, sind die Erlöse durch Besucher. Damit sind nicht nur die Eintrittsgelder gemeint, sondern auch der Erlös aus dem Verkauf von promoting Produkten bis hin zu Spenden. Doch der Gast investiert nur, wenn der Besuch des Kulturbetriebes für ihn ein ganz besonderes Erlebnis ist. Erst dann strebt der Besucher auch einen eventuellen Wiederbesuch an und empfiehlt nebenbei noch die Kultureinrichtung in seinem Bekanntenkreis weiter. Dieser Kreislauf funktioniert allerdings meist nur durch eine konsequente Orientierung an der Besucherschaft. Aus der Notwendigkeit heraus möchte ich im Folgenden die those „Der Gast, König im Kulturbetrieb!“ näher untersuchen. Hierfür erkläre ich zuerst den Begriff Besucherorientierung und erläutere danach die Bedeutung der Besucherorientierung innerhalb des Marketing-Managementprozesses. Anschließend werde ich am Beispiel des Jüdischen Museums in Berlin die Wichtigkeit der Besucherorientierung innerhalb des Kulturmanagement auf zeigen.
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Supplement to the Handbook of Middle American Indians, by Victoria R. Bricker,John D. Monaghan,Barbara W. Edmonson

By Victoria R. Bricker,John D. Monaghan,Barbara W. Edmonson

In 1981, UT Press started to factor supplemental volumes to the vintage sixteen-volume paintings, Handbook of heart American Indians. those supplementations are meant to replace scholarship in a number of components and to hide issues of present curiosity. supplementations dedicated to Archaeology, Linguistics, Literatures, Ethnohistory, and Epigraphy have seemed to date.

In this Ethnology complement, anthropologists who've conducted long term fieldwork between indigenous humans evaluate the ethnographic literature within the a variety of areas of heart the United States and talk about the theoretical and methodological orientations that experience framed the paintings of areal students during the last a number of many years. They research how examine agendas have constructed in courting to broader pursuits within the box and the ways that the anthropology of the area has answered to the sociopolitical and financial rules of Mexico and Guatemala. most significantly, they specialize in the altering stipulations of lifetime of the indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica. This quantity hence bargains a accomplished photo of either the indigenous populations and advancements within the anthropology of the area during the last thirty years.

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Syndemic Suffering: Social Distress, Depression, and by Emily Mendenhall

By Emily Mendenhall

In an important contribution to the research of diabetes, this e-book is the 1st to investigate the disorder via a syndemic framework. An leading edge, mixed-methods examine, Emily Mendenhall exhibits how adversarial social stipulations, equivalent to poverty and oppressive relationships, disproportionately rigidity definite populations and divulge them to disorder clusters. She is going past epidemiological learn that has associated diabetes and melancholy, revealing how huge structural inequalities play out within the lifestyles histories of people, households, and groups, and result in larger charges of mortality and morbidity. This intimate portrait of syndemic anguish is a version research of continual affliction disparity one of the negative in excessive source of revenue international locations and may be greatly learn in public well-being, clinical anthropology, and similar fields.

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The Great Haiti Humanitarian Aid Swindle by Timothy Schwartz

By Timothy Schwartz

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The nice Haiti Humanitarian reduction Swindle is the interior tale of ways the various world’s most useful humanitarian reduction firms have deceived and manipulated the out of the country public relating to what's relatively occurring in Haiti. occasionally they’ve performed it knowingly, occasionally via self-delusion, yet consistently with the objective of accumulating cash from sympathetic donors and constantly through ignoring or burying information that might contradict their impressive claims. Their maximum best friend has been the mainstream press. Thirsting for sensational tales approximately starvation, ache, and violence, the world’s so much prestigious information agencies—the linked Press (AP), Agence France-Presse (AFP), Reuters, CNN, CBS, The Guardian—have for many years uncritically repeated something NGOs, UN organizations, or pseudo-researchers declare approximately Haiti. No vetting of information. No severe assessment. within the wake of January 2010 Haiti earthquake those exaggerations and lies erupted on a scale more than ever earlier than: apocalyptic catastrophe, machete wielding gangs with faces hidden at the back of bandannas scuffling with within the streets for loot, airborne dirt and dust lined earthquake survivors resurrected from concrete tombs, million orphans and misplaced young children, sexual predators and slave investors prowling the rubble-strewn slums of Port-au-Prince looking the youngsters down, marauding bands of armed males beating and raping ladies and kids at will, and sprawling refugee camps infested with all types of human ailment. The avalanche of exaggerations and outright lies caused a tsunami of sympathy and donations, the latter of which regularly disappeared into the coffers of reduction enterprises, wallet of specialists, flimflam specialists, and the Haitian elite.

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