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Bee Larvae and Onion Soup: Culture

in Social and Cultural Anthropology

February 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology; Sociology. 5902 words.

‘Bee Larvae and Onion Soup’ considers ‘culture’ — the human characteristic to conceptualize the world and to communicate those conceptions symbolically. Varying definitions of culture are...

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A Brief Encounter: Society

in Social and Cultural Anthropology

February 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology; Sociology. 5741 words.

‘A Brief Encounter’ considers ‘society’. The organized nature of social life became the principal focus of British social anthropologists between the 1920s and 1950s. Employing the concept...

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A Dispute in Donggo: Fieldwork and Ethnography

in Social and Cultural Anthropology

February 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology; Sociology. 6526 words.

What do anthropologists do? ‘A Dispute in Donggo’ considers this by describing ethnography, where in order to understand what people are up to, it is considered best to observe them by...

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A Drought in Bima: People and Their Gods

in Social and Cultural Anthropology

February 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology; Sociology. 3027 words.

‘Drought in Bima’ uses the differing responses of the Dou Donggo and Bimanese to the drought crisis on Sumbawa in 1982 to illustrate the complex interplay between religion and society....

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A Feast in Nuyoo: People and Their Things

in Social and Cultural Anthropology

February 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology; Sociology. 3859 words.

Anthropologists have long taken the flows of goods and services among people in exchange networks as a starting point for examining social cohesion and competition, power and prestige,...

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Fernando Seeks a Wife: Sex and Blood

in Social and Cultural Anthropology

February 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology; Sociology. 4716 words.

‘Fernando Seeks a Wife’ examines the ways in which human beings form social ties through ties of blood and marriage. Using examples from the Mixtec and Dou Donggo, the importance of...

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La Bose Becomes Bakar: Caste, Class, Tribe, Nation

in Social and Cultural Anthropology

February 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology; Sociology. 5461 words.

‘La Bose Becomes Bakar’ considers the concepts of caste, ethnicity, race, and nationalism seen in larger, more complex societies. Ethnicity is seen as an identity based on shared blood,...

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Life, Death, and Resurrections

Jessi Streib, SaunJuhi Verma, Whitney Welsh and Linda M. Burton.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty

May 2016; p ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Economic Sociology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 10959 words.

This article examines the culture of poverty thesis, focusing on its many lives, deaths, and reincarnations. It first considers the intellectual history of the culture of poverty thesis...

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Ñañuu María Gets Hit by Lightning: People and Their Selves

in Social and Cultural Anthropology

February 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology; Sociology. 4069 words.

‘Ñañuu María Gets Hit by Lightning’ discusses the concepts of personhood and self. Ideas about the world and the people in it that seem obvious and ordinary to the members of a culture are...

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Social and Cultural Anthropology

John Monaghan and Peter Just.

February 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology; Sociology. 176 pages.

What is unique about human beings? How are groups of people formed and what holds them together? What is the nature of belief, economic exchange, the self? Social and Cultural Anthropology:...

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